For the second year, the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals returns to Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium in Washington, D.C. This unique event allows the best high school lacrosse teams across the United States and Canada to face one another in a post-season tournament, which will be televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3.
Eight participating teams will play in a single-elimination tournament, with a total of seven games. The quarterfinals will be played on Sunday, May 27, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Semifinals will take place Monday, May 28, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on ESPNU, with the winners advancing to play in the championship game on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m., also on ESPNU. All times are EST.
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.
|Sun, May 27||1 p.m.||Quarterfinal #1||ESPN3|
|3 p.m.||Quarterfinal #2||ESPN3|
|5 p.m.||Quarterfinal #3||ESPN3|
|7 p.m.||Quarterfinal #4||ESPN3|
|Mon, May 28||7 p.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPNU|
|9 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPNU|
|Tue, May 29||7 p.m.||Championship||ESPNU|
“As the popularity of lacrosse continues to grow nationwide, we are excited to continue this prestigious post-season event in the tradition of the GEICO High School Basketball Nationals and the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series (football),” said Rashid Ghazi, Partner at Paragon Marketing Group. “The beauty of this tournament is that it provides players, coaches and fans the opportunity to end their season against top-ranked teams from across the country on a nationally televised stage.”
“The GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals, created by Paragon Marketing Group, is another opportunity for ESPN to showcase the next generation of athletes and further enhances our overall commitment to the sport of lacrosse,” said Dan Margulis, senior director of college sports programming. “This event along with the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships will give fans the chance to watch the sport at the high school and college levels during Memorial Day weekend.”
The Hill Academy (ON) defeated Georgetown Preparatory School (MD) 12-6 in the Inaugural GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals Final.
The 2018 GEICO Lacrosse Nationals field will be announced mid-May.
Tickets and additional information is available at www.geicolax.com
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About Paragon Marketing Group
Paragon Marketing Group is a corporate consulting agency specializing in sports, entertainment and cause related sponsorships. Paragon owns and operates the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals and has collaborated with ESPN over the past 15 years to deliver over 550 live high school football, basketball, and lacrosse telecasts featuring many of the top teams and players in the nation. Paragon collaborates with ESPN on the following live properties:
- GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff & Showcase
- GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase
- GEICO State Champions Bowl Series
- GEICO High School Basketball Nationals
- GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of more than 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of eight U.S. 24-hour television networks and five HD simulcast services. Other businesses include ESPN Events, ESPN International (24 networks, syndication, radio, digital), ESPN Radio, ESPN Digital, ESPN The Magazine, consumer products and espnW. Based in Bristol, Conn., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Hearst holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.
ESPN media contact:
Kimberly Elchlepp at [email protected] or 860-424-2923; @kimelchlepp
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