3d Lacrosse's The Riptide Tournament Draws 85 Teams, Crowns 10 Champions in Southern California
IRVINE, Calif. — The Riptide, 3d Lacrosse’s summertime Pacific Coast team tournament, brought 85 teams to SoCal the weekend of June 30 and July 1 in just the fourth year of the event.
Ten teams celebrated divisional championships just minutes from the beach on Sunday afternoon.
Held at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., The Riptide is 3d Lacrosse’s summer Pacific Coast tournament and represents 3d’s ability to build large-scale events sustainably. Started in 2015, The Riptide saw attending teams competing across six boys divisions and four girls divisions.
Teams at The Riptide came from up and down the West Coast, including Canada, and this year’s event drew about 35 college coaches from around the country.
“We want to offer tournaments at different times of the year and in different spots to give players all over the continent the chance to compete and be seen by college coaches,” said Mike Bartlett, 3d Lacrosse’s Director of Events.
Bartlett said the goal with The Riptide is to build a full weekend of lacrosse to make it a great experience for teams and players alike. Located
“With The Riptide, we are growing the talent pool at the event and drawing more coaches each year and we know it’s turning into a premiere summer destination event. We’re adding new features each year to create a better experience each year.”
The Riptide vendor village featured 3d Lacrosse’s official gear partner, STX Lacrosse, as well as 3d’s official retail partner, Lax.com. Stylax was on site as the official apparel vendor, while 3d video partner NextPro provided video services to the attending teams.
Here’s a look at the champions across each division at this year’s The Riptide.
Visit 3dLacrosse.com/tournaments for 3d Lacrosse’s complete lineup of national and regional events, including The Riptide 2019.
Boys 2019-2020 Division: 3d San Diego 2019
Girls High School Elite Division: Fire Lacrosse 2019/2020
Boys 2021 Division: 3d San Diego 2021
Boys 2022 Division: Arizona Outlaws
Girls High School Rising Division: Fire Lacrosse 2021/2022
Girls 2022 Division: SoCal Express 2022
Boys 2023 Division: Seattle Starz 2023
Boys 2024 Division: Seattle Starz 2024
Girls 2023-2024 Division: LA Aces 2023/2024
Boys 2025 Division: Seattle Starz 2025 Elite
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, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Westfield, N.J. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com.
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