The second annual GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals tournament field has been selected, and it includes teams from Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland Massachusetts, Ontario, Canada, Texas and Virginia.
Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium in Washington, D.C. will again host this unique event, which allows elite high school lacrosse teams from the United States and Canada to face one another in a post-season tournament.
All games will be available through the ESPN App, accessible on smartphones, tablets and connected devices as well as ESPN.com on computers to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The 2018 GEICO HIGH School Lacrosse Nationals schedule on ESPN Networks:
Sun, May 27
1 p.m.: Quarterfinal #1 – St. Sebastian's (Mass.) vs. The Hill (Ontario)
3 p.m.: Quarterfinal #2 – Georgetown Prep (Md.) vs. Culver (Ind.)
5 p.m.: Quarterfinal #3 – St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) vs. Salisbury (Conn.)
7 p.m.: Quarterfinal #4 – Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) vs. Bullis (Md.)
Mon, May 28
7 p.m.: Semifinal 1
9 p.m.: Semifinal 2
Tue, May 29
7 p.m.: Championship
The 2018 GEICO HIGH School Lacrosse Nationals participating field includes:
Culver Military Academy (Culver, Ind.)
Head Coach: Jon Posner
Players to Watch: No. 22 A/M Alex Simmons (Denver), No. 42 M Jake Stevens (Princeton), No. 47 A Austin Madronic (Harvard)
Culver continues its dominant run, having won 38 straight games over the last two seasons against many of the top teams in the country. The current No. 1 team in the country holds wins over ranked opponents: No. 6 McDonogh (MD), No. 9 Haverford School (PA), No. 10 Gonzaga (DC) and a triple-overtime thriller over fellow GEICO LAX Nationals team #16 Hill Academy (Ont.).
Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.)
Head Coach: Bobby Wynne
Players to Watch: No. 27 A/M John John Lombardi (Cornell), No. 43 F/O Joe Neuman (Yale), No. 62 A Teioshontathe McComber (Albany)
The Salisbury School is currently undefeated, with a record of 12–0 and looks to finish the year with a Founders’ League Title. Currently ranked No. 3, Salisbury owns victories over No. 2 Brunswick School (CT) and No.15 IMG Academy (FL). The team is led by seniors John John Lombardi (Cornell commit) on offense and Jacob Walthour (Syracuse commit) on defense.
Bullis (Potomac, Md.)
Head Coach: Jeff Bellistri
Players to Watch: ’19 No. 1 A Connor Shellenberger (Virginia), ’19 No.8 M Bryson Shaw (Maryland), ’19 No. 16 LSM/D Blake Rodgers (Johns Hopkins)
Bullis School enters the tournament with a 15–3 record, after winning the IAC Championship over Landon (MD) 9–8. The Bulldogs, a short drive away from Catholic University, bring an extremely talented squad, led by juniors Connor Shellenberger (Virginia commit) and Bryson Shaw (Ohio St football commit).
The Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada)
Head Coach: Brodie Merrill
Players to Watch: ’19 No. 9 A/M Dyson Williams (Duke), ’19 No. 18 LSM/D Zach Young (North Carolina)
The defending GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals Champion enters this year’s field at 7–5 while playing one of the toughest schedules in the country. The Pride enters the tournament ranked No. 16 nationally, and hold victories over No. 12 Calvert Hall, #21 Loyola Blakefield (MD) and fellow tournament participant No. 20 Bullis (MD).
St. Sebastian’s School (Needham, Mass.)
Head Coach: Adam White
Players to Watch: ’19 No. 3 LSM/D Will Frisoli ’19 No. 25 M Michael Swirbalus (Duke)
Another team making its second appearance in the GEICO LAX Nationals, the Arrows will look to get all the way to the championship this year. Standing at 14–2 on the season, St. Sebastian’s holds a season-opening win over No.15 IMG Academy (FL) 8–7. The team returns the bulk of their lineup from last year and rely heavily on defense to keep it in games.
The Episcopal School of Dallas (Dallas, Texas)
Head Coach: Pat Kennedy
Players to Watch: ’19 No. 6 D Scott Bower (Virginia)
ESD comes into this year’s field as the second representative from Texas, after The Woodlands played in the tournament in 2017. Episcopal is coming off a semifinal appearance in the Texas Division 1 state tournament. The Eagles hold an impressive 18–3 record this season, holding wins over Texas state powers Highland Park, Dallas Jesuit and St. Mark’s.
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.)
Head Coach: Tim Dodds
Players to Watch: ’19 No. 40 F/O Andrew Tyeryar (North Carolina)
The D.C. area squad had a strong year that saw them bow out in the conference semifinals to Landon 13–11. The Saints come into this year’s event at 13–7 with quality wins over fellow tournament participant The Hill Academy and WCAC power DeMatha. Strength of schedule and sound fundamentals have the Saints in position to compete at GEICO LAX Nationals.
Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.)
Head Coach: Scott Urick
Players to Watch: No. 71 A/M Kaleb Fernandez (Penn), ’19 No. 20 LSM/D Clay Lanham (North Carolina), ’19 No. 27 D Jake Giulieri (Notre Dame)
The 2017 GEICO LAX Nationals Runner-Up returns this year with the hope of making some noise and getting back to the championship. The Hoyas lost seven games in the regular season by a total of eight goals. The team is stout defensively and holds wins over No. 10 Gonzaga (DC) as well as the tournament’s No. 7 seed, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (VA).
*All team rankings are according to insidelacrosse.com
**All player rankings are according to recruitingrundown.com
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