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The Story Of The Summit

Action at the fields - photo courtesy of Inside Lacrosse

Back in 1990, tournament founder George Leveille mentioned to Mike DeRossi that he'd like to combine two of his favorite things: lacrosse and Lake Placid, NY. The way to do it, set the stage for a weekend of lacrosse games up in Lake Placid. The idea was born and with limited resources, 8 teams traveled to LP in the summer of '90 to compete in the first ever Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. 

Over the next couple of years, the word slowly spread across the Northeast and down into the mid-Atlantic and each year a few new teams would join the line-up. Eventually, the best players in the country, from HS to post collegiate, found themselves competing at the Summit. Some early notables were Casey and Ryan Powell, Gary Gait, Billy Daye, Charlie Lockwood, Brooks Sweet and Gerry Byrne. And once you played in Placid once, chances were you were coming back the next year. 

Now, heading into 2011, we're expecting over 150+ teams to compete at the event over seven days. It's truly become a unique mix of competition, socialization, vacation, and reunion all wrapped into one. We pride ourselves on offering the potential for old friends to get together, families to vacation together, and for the largest and best group of talent in the lacrosse world to compete all together in one beautiful location.