Girls Mid-Atlantic Spring League Returns for Third Season
The NXT Girls Mid-Atlantic Spring League is back for its third season, serving as an elite league for the top Mid-Atlantic clubs. Consisting of three pool-play dates and one playoff date, teams will be guaranteed to play eight games throughout the season with the chance to compete for the Spring League title.
While dozens of recreational programs compete locally in the spring, NXT’s Executive Vice President of Girls Lacrosse, Kate Henwood, believes what the girls lacrosse landscape was missing was an elite level option for youth players to compete in the spring to prepare for summer tournaments. “Our league is meant to compliment township lacrosse. We offer four dates to give clubs an opportunity to compete while encouraging players to participate in their township program as well.”
The Spring League is offered to the 2023-2028 graduation years. All games are played on a regulation-sized turf/grass fields with the exception of the 2027/2028 divisions who will play in a 7v7 format in accordance with USL youth guidelines. Two local sites, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur and Germantown Academy, will host the game. NXT’s Director of Events, Danielle Kirk says, “one thing that makes our league unique is that we play to a championship. Trophies and bragging rights are awarded to the champions in each age group.”
A featured Play Day will take place on April 7th and is open to any club within or outside the league. Teams can opt-in to qualify for the NGLL Championships being held near Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend in conjunction to the NCAA National Championships.
The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Spring League begins on Sunday, April 14th. With an expected 40 teams participating in 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Spring League has been the only successful spring league in the country outside of the NGLL. Registration is open with limited spots available. Click here to register and secure your place!
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