Thanks to all the coaches, players, parents, sponsors, fans, staff and vendors who participated in 2014 Liberty Lacrosse Shootout. The Tournament featured 100 teams, representing Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, New Jersey, New York and Maryland. As expected, the competition was strong and consistent with our Honor the Game standard.
We were blessed with great weather this year and we trust everyone was comfortable and enjoyed the set-up.
We have posted the team records by bracket as well as the results (including sportsmanship scores) of all pool play and playoff games. We were pleased to see so many closely contested games and a good number of matches that ended in “Bravehearts.” Close and well played games are always exciting and fun to watch.
We have also posted pictures of the Champions and Finalists in each of the brackets. Congratulations in particular to the Vipers from New York for winning the featured U15A Kip Taviano Division. Click here to see the pictures!
As always, thank you to Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association for permitting us to use their wonderful field complex for the event. Special thanks to Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital for allowing us to use a portion of their front expanse for parking, to the Natural Lands Trust for permitting foot traffic from BMRH through the Willistown Preserve, and to Phelps School for letting us use 2 fields on their beautiful campus, which helped lighten the logistical load on the Line Road Facility this year and enable us to include the additional teams that wanted to compete in the event. We are grateful to Main Line Health for its sponsorship this year and, among other things, for the blood pressure screenings it provided by Field 5 on Sunday.
We invite and encourage you to give us your feedback. We have used the testimonials and constructive input in the past to improve the event, and we would expect to continue to do so. If you enjoyed the experience, please also tell other coaches and teams in your programs and leagues about the Shootout. We think we have developed something special over the last eleven years and want to continue staging a robust and worthwhile tradition.
On behalf of the Tournament organizers, we appreciate your participation and sportsmanship and hope you had a fun and festive time. We look forward to seeing you again at the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout next year – June 6th and 7th. Registration for 2014 Shootout will open in the fall.
In the meantime, wear those Tournament T-Shirts proudly and keep “Cradlin’ in the Cradle” and playing for the joy of the Creator! And remember, as our Native American forbears knew — “The Ball is the Medicine.”