New to 2019, Level Nine brings together 32 of the nation's top ninth-grade teams to this all-turf, one-day tournament at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, PA. Raising their game to the next level as high schoolers, this unique experience challenges freshmen with intense gameplay among the best of the best as they get ready to be in the recruiting spotlight. At the end of the day, the champion will raise a sweet trophy and carry it on with bragging rights.
Executive VP of Girls Lacrosse at NXT, Kate Henwood, weighed in on the matchups this weekend to provide you with games that are sure to turn heads.
8:00 AM | FIELD 2| AA DIVISION
Ultimate CC 2023 v STEPS Elite 2023 Blue
This is a face-off between one of Philly’s top 2023 teams and North Jersey’s perennial powerhouse. Expect Ultimate CC to be chock full of talent, and expect STEPS Elite to be poised and consistent through multiple line changes.
8:00 AM | FIELD 4 | A DIVISION
NXT 2023 Volt v 3d Virginia 2023
This match-up pits the speedy gritty NXT 2023 Volt team against a DC area squad who will be well-coached and systematic.
8:50 AM | FIELD 3 | AA DIVISION
Skywalkers Blue 2023 v CT Grizzlies 2023
The key to this game will be possession. Both teams have powerful scoring threats and stingy defenses. Skywalkers is one of the most storied club programs in girls lacrosse history and CT Grizzlies are the pride of New England. Who will take bragging rights home with them?
8:50 AM | FIELD 5 | A DIVISION
Aim 2023 v Akwesasne Ride 2023
Aim is one of the most exciting emerging clubs NJ has to offer. This should be an interesting match up v Akwesasne Ride, who’s home-grown upstate NY style will throw most opponents for a loop.
9:40 AM | FIELD 2 | AA DIVISION
STEPS Elite Blue 2023 v Monster 2023 Purple
Watch out! This could be one of the best games of the day. The absolute best of North Jersey vs the lacrosse aristocracy of Upstate NY. Need we say more?
9:40 AM | FIELD 3 | A DIVISION
Monster 2023 White v M&D 23 Red
These two teams have developed quite the rivalry. When they meet, it usually comes down to the wire. Don’t let the A division fool you… all of these players will be DI bound in a few years.
10:30 AM | FIELD 2 | AA DIVISION
Capital Blue 2023 v Salt City 23
Let’s put it this way - Salt City spends most of its winter in the box. Capital is known for killing you with traditionalism and height. This matchup epitomizes the stylistic juxtaposition of old and new school that lax junkies crave.
10:30 AM | FIELD 6 | A DIVISION
Capital Orange v STEPS Elite White 2023
Another battle between storied clubs whose legacy is always on the line when they meet on the battlefield.
11:20 AM | FIELD 2 | AA DIVISION
CT Grizzlies 2023 v NXT Black 2023
This game features some of the most talked-about players in this grad year. Let’s see how these stars lead their troops in the battle royale of the day.
11:20 AM | FIELD 5 | A DIVISION
3d New England v Liberty Lax 2023
Long Island is part of New England, right? This contest will decide the answer.
12:10 PM | FIELD 3 | AA DIVISION
Capital Blue 2023 v Mass Elite 2023 Red
Two of the strongest clubs in the nation pit their 9th graders against one another, placing their region’s honor in jeopardy.
1:00 PM | FIELD 1 | AA DIVISION
M&D 23 Black v CT Grizzlies 2023
This game, the final contest of the day, will certainly set the tone for playoffs. This game could be mistaken for a high school state championship... Except national bragging rights between MD and New England are on the line.
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