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tournament_image_13Its summer time and you know that can only mean one thing. Lacrosse Tournament season! If you’re a lacrosse enthusiast this time of year is great. There’s no slowing down of the offense, the defenders come out and chase and it’s all run and gun.

This weekend is the Maryland State of Lacrosse Games which is being hosted in Howard County, MD. This tournament was formerly the Charm City Classic (played in Baltimore City’s Patterson Park) a few years back but was moved for convenience reasons and they definitely made a great choice by doing so.

The new venues are amazing. Howard County Parks offer brand new state of the art turf fields plenty of parking and offers a great atmosphere for the games. The tournament will be held over 3 different sites, but even if that takes away from the allure of the bigger tournaments, it offers a break from all the hectic running around in between games. Most teams will be stationed at one spot all weekend which encourages sticking around in between games and watching the competition.

This year’s tournament consists of 32 teams in 5 divisions (Grand Masters, Masters, Elite 1, Elite 2 and a Women’s bracket).

The Men’s Elite division has continuously offered the chance to see top Division 1 players, All-American’s and some of the best post-collegiate teams around. If you live in the Howard County area or are only a short drive away, you should definitely pack up the family, sunscreen and shades and come check out the games this weekend.

For schedules, directions and more information go to www.laxclassic.com.

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