Elkridge, Md. (January 24, 2023) — Today Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced plans to host a lacrosse event in 2023 – the first-ever FCA Lacrosse Invitational presented by Kelly Benefits. The event will be played on Tierney Field at the USA Lacrosse facility in Sparks, Maryland. The event presents both high school and college lacrosse in the unique setting of the sport’s national headquarters.
The FCA Lacrosse Invitational begins on Friday, March 17 with two high school boys’ games that feature strong regional opponents challenging traditional powers from the MIAA A Conference. The first game has the Lawrenceville School (N.J.) playing Calvert Hall (Md.) at 5:00 pm. The second game has the Academy of the New Church (Pa.) facing off against St. Paul’s (Md.) at 7:00 pm.
2023 FCA INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
LOCATION: USA Lacrosse Head Quarters – Tierney Field – 2 Loveton Circle Sparks Gelcoe, MD 21152
- FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023:
- 5PM – Lawrenceville Prep (NJ) vs. Calvert Hall (MD)
- 7PM – St. Pauls (MD) vs. Academy of the New Church (PA)
- SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023:
- 12PM – Women’s Lacrosse – Salisbury vs. William Smith
- 3PM – Men’s Lacrosse – Providence vs. Hobart
PROVIDENCE vs HOBART: Hobart head coach Greg Raymond commented that, “This is such an awesome opportunity. We have great alumni and recruiting pockets in Maryland. We appreciate the work of Corrigan Sports to put together this event at USA Lacrosse. This will be an exceptional day for our program.” Raymond will be entering his tenth year as head coach of the Statesmen.
Providence is lead by first-year head coach Bobby Benson, who took over leadership of the Friars after winning a national championship a year ago as an Assistant Coach at Maryland. “We are extremely excited to play Hobart this Spring,” said Coach Benson. “Coach Raymond has done great things with the Hobart program. Playing against them at a site as meaningful as the USA Lacrosse headquarters will make for a great experience.”
SALISBURY vs WILLIAM SMITH: “I am very excited to play Salisbury on March 18 at the USA Lacrosse facility in Sparks,” said Anne Phillips who has led the William Smith women’s lacrosse program to six NCAA tournament appearances as head coach. “I am looking forward to having our players visit the Hall of Fame. It will be a great opportunity to see all of the players and coaches who have been instrumental in shaping the great game of lacrosse. The facility is awesome. We could not be more excited to travel to Maryland and compete against Salisbury University, one of the perennial powers in Division III!”
Jim Nestor has led Salisbury to four national championships during his 21 seasons coaching the Sea Gulls. Coach Nestor commented that, “We always have a great support when we play at the USA Lacrosse headquarters. The chance to play a strong William Smith team should bring out the Sea Gull Nation with family, friends and alumni.”
Ticket sales are available online or upon walking up to the gate. Ticket prices are as follows:
- HS Games: $12 (General Admission) Friday, March 17th
- Lawrenceville Prep (NJ) vs. Calvert Hall (MD) &
- St. Pauls (MD) vs. Academy of the New Church (PA)
- College Games: $12 (General Admission) Saturday, March 18
- Salisbury vs. William Smith
- Providence vs. Hobart
Tickets will be sold for both the Friday and Saturday sessions. General admission tickets will be available for purchase in January. The high school and college games will also be streamed online for fans who cannot attend the live action at USA Lacrosse. For more information, visit the event page on http://www.CSELax.com.
About Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. Corrigan Sports Enterprises has earned its national reputation by creating and operating some of the finest events in the Lacrosse and Endurance space. Founded in 2001, CSE owns and/or operates marquee events such as the Baltimore Running Festival, Frederick Running Festival, Baltimore 10-Miler, Oakland Running Festival, The Bay Bridge Run and the All-America Lacrosse Classic and the New Balance National Cup. For more information, please visit http://www.CorriganSports.com.