via MLL press release
Inaugural Lacrosse Event, Hosted by the Charlotte Hounds and Southern Select Lacrosse Showcase, Will Bring High-Level Lacrosse to the Region
Boston (January 14, 2019) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced a partnership with The Crown Lacrosse Classic, an inaugural lacrosse event hosted by the Charlotte Hounds and Southern Select Lacrosse Showcase that will be held on March 8 and 10.
“Chris Schiller spent 12 years in Major League Lacrosse,” said Alexander Brown, MLL Commissioner. “And we are thrilled to support him as he brings the Crown Lacrosse Classic to Charlotte, where some of the best our collegiate game has to offer will be on display.”
The Crown Lacrosse Classic is the first independent college lacrosse tournament to be held in Charlotte and will feature four of the nation’s premier programs – Cornell, Jacksonville, Penn State and Towson. The Classic will host three lacrosse teams that are preseason Top 25 selections. Fans will have an opportunity to see top MLL prospects, such as Zach Goodrich (Towson), Jack McCulloch (Cornell), and Chris Sabia (Penn State) competing in this round-robin event.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with an organization that I spent 12 years playing and coaching in,” said Chris Schiller owner and founder of Southern Select Lacrosse Showcase. “By partnering with the Hounds and MLL, the Crown Lacrosse Classic is bringing the ultimate experience to Charlotte lacrosse fans. For me personally, it’s exciting to partner with the league that has played such a significant role in my career.”
In addition to bringing high-level lacrosse to Charlotte, a portion of the proceeds and in-game fundraising events will benefit the first responders of the Carolinas.
Fans can get more info about the Crown Lacrosse Classic or tickets to the game at www.thecrownlacrosse.com/.
- 5:30 p.m. – Jacksonville vs. Towson
- 8 p.m. – Penn State vs. Cornell
- 1 p.m. – Cornell vs. Towson
- 3:30 p.m. – Penn State vs. Jacksonville
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. In the spring of 2018, MLL entered into new leadership for the first time in 17 years when it selected Alexander Brown as the Commissioner. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, and Ohio Machine.
About the Charlotte Hounds
Charlotte Hounds, the Major League Lacrosse professional lacrosse team based out of Charlotte, NC, currently plays home games at Memorial Stadium. For details on the upcoming schedule, season memberships and single-game tickets visit charlottehounds.com or call 704-206-1515
About Southern Select Lacrosse
The Southern Select Lacrosse Showcase is the South’s premier recruiting showcase. Founded by current team USA Indoor Assistant Coach and former USA indoor/outdoor player member Chris Schiller along with head coach for Cornell, Peter Milliman, Southern Select Lacrosse Showcase brings in the top programs from all Divisions of the College lacrosse world. The 2019 Southern Select Showcase will be held at Clemson University from June 18th-20th. To register, please visit southernselectlacrosse.com