TAMPA, FL – The 2014 Jesuit Lacrosse Classic (JLC) is returning to Tampa Bay for the second consecutive year. With festivities beginning on Thursday, March 20 at Jesuit High School, the Classic is now recognized as the nation’s largest all-Jesuit high school athletic event. Entering its 18th year of play, the Classic is spearheaded by new Jesuit Lacrosse Head Coach, Brian Lemon, and is scheduled to run through the weekend (3/20-3/23).
Started by two brothers with a passion for lacrosse, and a strong calling for helping others, the Classic began in 1997 as a competition between two Jesuit high schools, Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga. That competition forged the very first Jesuit Lacrosse Classic.
Over the last ten years, sixteen different Jesuit high schools from nine states have participated in the JLC, and now Tampa Jesuit is honored to host this wonderful event.
Chaired by Stephanie Mastro for the second consecutive year, the Classic provides the opportunity for teams to fellowship with one another, share in the love for the game of Lacrosse and represent Jesuit Schools who embody the same beliefs system.
Teams competing in 2014 include many nationally-recognized programs: Gonzaga, St. Ignatius of Chicago, Desmet, St. Louis University, Belen Jesuit (Miami), Strake Jesuit, Canisius and Fordham Prep.
Admission is free, and Friday night’s games will be televised live via Brighthouse Sports Networks.