06/15/2015 10:15 AM
Team 91 competed in the first ever National Lacrosse Federation Super Series event this past weekend winning four out of four brackets. The Super Series event was made up of the top club teams in the country ranging from graduation year 2023-2020.
The NLF was founded by the Baltimore Crabs (MD), Big 4/HHH (PA), Express (NY), Laxachusetts (MA), Leading Edge (NJ) and Team 91 (NY) to produce high quality events that focuses on drawing the top competition in the nation. The innaugural event, held at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA took place on six beautiful fields and included four guest clubs to round out the brackets. Those invitations were extended to BBL (NJ), Eclipse (CT), Primetime (NY) and West Coast Starz (CA).
The first championship of the day (and in the history of the NLF) went to the 2023 Bandits. These fourth graders wowed the crowd and consistantly had a few hundred people watching their games to see the awesome display of stickwork and offensive ability. The Bandits defeated Primetime (20-0), BBL (22-1), Uprising (17-3), Laxachusetts (12-2) and Express (9-2) on their way to the championship.
The second championship of the day was awarded to the 2022 Smash. The fifth grade Smash team continued the trend of possessing stick skills beyond their years and went 4-1 en route to their championship. The Smash started 4-0 defeating Primetime (11-3), Eclipse (13-3), Laxachusetts (13-3) and Express (16-5) before losing to a tough Manhasset 32 team (6-4). The Smash boys rebounded in the championship defeating Primetime once again.
The third championship of the day went to the 2021 Orange team coaching by Brian Spallina and Chris Rogler. This team was awesome all weekend and showed its depth and grit by going 6-0 on the day. The boys defeated Express Westchester (8-3), Eclipse (10-4), Primetime (9-6) in pool play before turning it up in playoffs defeating Eclipse and Laxachusetss before meeting the Express in the championship and defeating them 13-2.
The final championship of the day was won by the 2020 Crush. These boys came to play! The boys went 4-0 in pool play defeating West Coast Starz Blue 14-6, Express Westchester (18-2), Primetime (15-1) and West Coast Starz (22-4). They went on to the championship game playing another 4-0 team the Express. The Crush boys used their dominant offense and stifling defense to end up winning the game by a handy margin.
It was a great weekend by all of the boys and proved to be a great display of all of the hard work that the boys put in over the winter and spring. The Super Series event was a great springboard into the tough summer season. The boys will continue their season this upcoming weekend at the LI Laxfest.