Editor’s Note: LaxAllStars is proud to announce a brand new Summer Lacrosse Tournament that will be taking place in New York City this June! The Salt Shakerz Lacrosse Club is hosting a 16 team tourney in the City that never sleeps and it’s going to be a blowout event! LAS is excited to cover the event (and Connor Wilson is excited to play!). The question is, are you sending a team to the Big City, or what? And Connor has been to the fields, and can vouch for their legit-ness.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
The Salt Shakerz Lacrosse Club is proud to announce the First Annual Salt Shakerz Invitational Lacrosse Tournament, to be held in New York City on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th!
The Shakerz are excited for their opportunity to bring teams from across the lax-nation to kick off the summer tournament season, with a unique lacrosse experience in their hometown; the city that never sleeps. The tournament will be played on the southern tip of Randall’s (not Riker’s) Island, which will provide one of the coolest backdrops for lacrosse anywhere: the NYC skyline.
This year, the tournament is open to Men’s elite club teams and will also feature boys Under-13 exhibition games on Saturday.
The Men’s tournament will have 16 teams. Each team is guaranteed to play three games on Saturday, with the playoffs being held on Sunday. The tournament teams will be split up into 4 “boroughs” for round-robin play, with the 4 winners of each group advancing to the semi-finals on Sunday. The games will be traditional tournament style with 25 minute running time halves, and a 5 minute half time-which should provide for plenty of lax.
The tournament will also have a vendor village in order to showcase the Shakerz’ loyal lacrosse equipment and apparel partners and give them a proper stage to display their amazing wares. Some truly spectacular lax swag will be available for purchase.
If the promise of great lacrosse action and lax swag does not provide you with enough motivation, the tournament will also be hosting a massive, post tourney, happy-hour on Saturday evening in the City with amazing food and drink specials to help you start your evening the right way! Stay tuned because interesting developments are in play that could make the party legend—dary. (No, seriously)
Early registration for the First Annual Salt Shakerz Invitational Lacrosse Tournament opens on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Shakerz website, laxoften.com. If you register your team before May 1, 2011, the cost is only $750!!
The tournament has blocked off a group of discounted hotel rooms at the Courtyard Marriott on 92nd street in order make the tournament even more available to out-of-town teams.
About the Salt Shakerz: The Salt Shakerz Lacrosse club is a post-collegiate traveling team originating out of the New York City metro area. The Shakerz came together in the fall of 2008 when CJ Greene (Villanova University 00′) and Co. began talking about putting a competitive team together of “good guys” both on and off the field in the New York area.
The name ‘Salt Shakerz” is derived from the expression; ‘Pass the Salt’—or in Lax vernacular ‘keep it hot,’ ‘Spin it,’ or ‘one more’. You’ve gotta pass the salt in order to season to taste. The moniker pays homage to what the club likes to embody: unselfish and tasty play.
It goes without saying that people like to lax with guys they get along with, and that has been the goal of the team since day one. Obviously everyone wants to win, but for this group, no one player has been bigger than the team. That being said, the club still puts together a talented squad. The Salt Shakerz are composed of almost 300 players, including current and former MLL, NLL, and LXM Pro Players-all the way to college club and MCLA guys. The Shakerz rotate playing in the various tournaments based on the event and geography.