Seatown Classic - Notre Dame vs. Team USA
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The Seatown Comeback

Unless you’ve purposely stayed away from lacrosse land this fall, you’re likely aware of the exhibition game between Team USA and Notre Dame that took place last Saturday near Seattle. The 3rd Annual Seatown Classic drew over 3,600 lacrosse fans to Tukwila, Washington for an unforgettable day.

What you’ll find below is an up-close look at the Seatown Classic through the lenses of LaxAllStars.com, including video highlights from the game. We hope you enjoy!

The Venue: Starfire Sports Stadium

Seating a maximum of 4,000 patrons and positioned up against a forest of Washington evergreens in Tukwila, Washington, Starfire Sports Stadium presented the perfect venue for a fall lacrosse game. These photos show the early-afternoon conditions prior to the game.

As if the energy of the fans entering the stadium caused some sort of swell, the drizzly pregame rain was halted immediately when the game began. The clouds quickly broke open and sunshine washed over the field as the National Anthem came to an end.

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The Match-Up: United States National Team vs. Notre Dame

Team USA 17, Notre Dame 14

Each squad carried brand-new rosters into Saturday’s game. Notre Dame with a handful of freshmen and new upperclassmen learning how to lead. And Team USA with a lineup full of young guns and fresh legs.

While the Fighting Irish came out swinging, the game seemed to be treated as more of a marathon by the pros wearing red, white, and blue. Under the leadership of head coach Jeff Tambroni, assistant Kevin Cassese, Paul Rabil, and Kyle Harrison in the coaches’ box, the United States Men’s National Team chipped away at Notre Dame one-by-one and served up an exciting come-from-behind victory.

Full coverage: Seatown Classic Previews Bright Future for Notre Dame and Team USA

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The Crowd: 3,600+ Lacrosse Fans

Between Notre Dame’s recent NCAA Division I successes and Team USA’s performance at the World Games last July, lacrosse fans swarmed into Starfire Sports Stadium expecting to see a show.

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The Post-Game Autograph Session

Give a Team USA player a Sharpie and he’s bound to return twenty minutes later without any ink. As soon as the game was over, players from both teams scattered the North sideline and signed autographs for fans.

Some players stayed for nearly an hour after the game, cameras still clicking and smiles still beaming ear-to-ear.

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The LaxAllStar Sightings

We happened to notice a common trend amongst event goers in Seattle and thought we would share! :)

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Special thanks to the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse, the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse program, the U.S. Men’s National Team, and Nick Welton for supporting LaxAllStars.com’s editorial efforts throughout our trip. For more information on the event, please visit SeatownClassic.org.