3d Lacrosse Crowns Nine Champions at First Ever Desert Hustle Presented by New Balance Outside of Phoenix
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—3d Lacrosse, the nation’s premiere lacrosse training and events company, kicked off the New Year by crowing nine champions at the first ever Desert Hustle Presented by New Balance held Jan. 9 and 10 just outside of Phoenix.
Featuring six boys brackets and three girls divisions, the Desert Hustle drew more than 50 teams in total to Arizona for a first-year event featuring more than 30 boys teams competing at the Scottsdale Sports Complex and more than 20 girls teams at the Quail Run Sports Complex.
“It was great to start off the year by providing the opportunity for these teams and athletes to get out on the field and compete for the weekend,” said Mike Bartlett, 3d Lacrosse’s Director of Events.
“We were pleased to see such a high level of play and there’s a real sense that the athletes cherish any chance they have to play together. Our 3d events team takes pride in hosting world-class lacrosse tournaments and this event really set a high bar in the first year.”
At each facility, social distancing and safety measures were in place as teams competed on a limited number of fields and in designated time blocks, limiting the number of athletes, coaches and spectators at the facilities at any one time.
Championship squads were presented commemorative Desert Hustle neck gaiters featuring the event logo.
“It’s been a challenging time, but we’re grateful to work with professional facility operators and local leaders to be able to offer lacrosse opportunities in compliance with all the necessary safety requirements,” Bartlett said.
Below, have a look at the winners of the first ever Desert Hustle Presented by New Balance. Visit the 3d Lacrosse Facebook page for a look at photos from the Desert Hustle:
For more information on 3d Lacrosse’s lineup of national and regional tournaments, visit 3dlacrosse.com/tournaments.
High School Boys Elite: No Excuse 2021/2022
Girls 2021/2022: Chicago Select
High School Boys Rising: 3d Colorado 2024AA
Girls 2023/2024: Mad Dog SD 2023
Boys 2025: 3d Colorado 2025AA
Girls 2025/2026: 3d Colorado 2025AA
Boys 2026: 3d Texas 2026
Boys 2027: Sixers 2027
Boys 2028/2029: 3d Dallas 2028
About 3d Lacrosse 3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Portland, Rochester, Tampa and Westfield, N.J. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com.
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