The 2019 Texas Draw Lacrosse Tournament hosted 100 teams across 13 divisions at Russell Creek Park in Plano, Texas. More than 2,000 players from 2029/30 through 2020/21 AA and Girls Middle School divisions descended on 14 fields for highly competitive tournament play on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend included Positional Clinics run by NCAA Division I coaches and the TXD Elite 150 Showcase. 30 college coaches were in attendance recruiting the high school divisions throughout the weekend.
At 1:15 PM on Sunday afternoon, a lightning storm hit Plano and postponed games. Significant rainfall followed, making the fields unplayable. All divisional pool play had already concluded; the storm cut short championship bracket play.
The Victory Event Series staff has named the following teams 2019 Texas Draw Tournament champions. Championship selection criteria consisted of a team’s overall body of work, giving preference to undefeated teams. This resulted in all undefeated teams being named Champions. In instances of two undefeated teams remaining, co-champions were named.
All champions and co-champions will receive Victory Event Series championship hats.
Victory Event Series congratulates all teams on a great tournament, and looks forward to seeing them again at Russell Creek Park for Cowboy Cup on November 9-10!
Division Champions When the storm hit Russell Creek… Why they were selected as 2019 Texas Draw Tournament Champions… 2029/30 3d Dallas 2029 3d Dallas 2029 was preparing for its championship game vs. F5 Oklahoma. 3d had already beat F5 in pool play by a decisive 12-0 score. 3d Dallas was the only undefeated team standing in either pool and had already defeated the team they would have played in the championship (F5 Oklahoma). 2027/28 BLUE 3d Dallas 2028 3d Dallas 2028 was preparing for its championship game vs. Norsemen, who they had already beaten 6-2 in pool play. Not only was 3d Dallas the only undefeated team in the pool, but they were also the only team with a winning record. 2027/28 RED 3d Dallas 2027 and Texas Knights 2027 (Co-Champs) 3d Dallas 2027 and Texas Knights 2027 were ten minutes into their championship game. Each team finished pool play undefeated (4-0) and won its semifinal game by at least three goals. Unfortunately they didn’t have a full half (or game) to crown a champion, making this decision too close to call. 2026 Arrowheads and Texas United (Co-Champs) Arrowheads and Texas United were preparing for their semifinal games. Arrowheads and Texas United were the only teams to finish pool play undefeated. 2025 A OK United 25/26 and Texas Mustangs 2025 (Co-Champs) OK United and Texas Mustangs (who had won their pools with 3-0 records) were ten minutes through the first halves of their semifinal games. Separate champions were named for each pool, because both teams finished with undefeated records and had posted 7-goal wins against the #2 teams in their pools. 2025 B Iron Horse Dallas 2025 The top four teams in this pool were preparing for semifinals. Iron Horse was the only undefeated team in the division and the #1 seed in the playoffs. They had defeated #2 Soutside (OK) 4-2 in pool play, Southside beat the #3 seed Team 91 Rush, 7-3. 2024 Cap City Javelinas and Iron Horse ATX 2024 Chrome (Co-Champs) The top four teams in this pool were preparing for semifinals. Cap City and Iron Horse beat every team in their respective divisions and finished with 4-0 records. Shoutout to #2-Blue Iron Horse Dallas for nearly tieing Cap City in the Blue division. They finished with a 3-1 record, narrowly losing to Cap City, 5-4. 2023 B F5 Oklahoma and OK United (Co-Champs) F5 Oklahoma and OK United both finished with undefeated 4-0 records and were beginning bracket play. Both teams were undefeated and actually had identical goal differentials (+28). No other team in the division had a winning record. It would have been great to see these two sooner state squads lock horns in the final, but we’ll have to wait for another Cowboy Cup or Texas Draw to see that matchup! 2023 A 3d Texas 2023 3d Texas and Texas United were preparing for their championship game. 3d Texas had won their pool play game, 8-3. 3d Texas completed round robin pool play with an undefeated 3-0 record, beating opponents by decisive margins (at least 5 goals each game). High School B Texas Venom 2022 and Stratford HS (Co-Champs) The top two teams from each pool were playing their semifinal games. Texas Venom 2022 and Stratford High School both completed round robin pool play with undefeated 4-0 records. Because they weren’t able to settle this division crown on the field, they are named champions of their respective pools. 2020/21 A Fellowship 2020/21 Blue Pool teams Fellowship and Texas Legacy had just won their semifinal games against Red pool teams OK United and Hill Country Jammers, and were preparing for their divisional championship. The 30 NCAA coaches in attendance would not see the rematch, though. Fellowship was the last undefeated team standing in the 2020/21 A division, and had already defeated the team they would have played in the championship (Texas Legacy) by a decisive 13-4 score. 2020/21 AA Eagles #1 seed Eagles and #3 seed Dallas Select 2020 were preparing for their divisional championship. This is the closest call that results in a divisional champion. Dallas Select 2020 posted an impressive 9-3 win against #2 seed 3d Texas in its semifinal game, avenging its 7-6 loss to open the tournament. The Eagles lone tie was to 3d Texas. This championship game would have undoubtedly been a showcase of two top teams with loaded rosters in front of 30 college coaches. Unfortunately they would not get the opportunity to meet on the field. At the end of the day, Dallas Select’s 3-2 overall record could not compare with the Eagles’ undefeated 4-0-1 record and entire body of work. Select’s 6-2 loss against #4 Brady’s Bunch (combined with the Eagles’ decisive 7-3 and 8-2 wins against BB) ultimately tipped the scale in the Eagles’ favor. Decision: Eagles. (Note: all five completed games of each team were against common opponents.) Girls Middle School One Star Bandidtas and Iron Horse 2024 Undefeated One Star Banditas and Iron Horse 2024 were preparing for their championship game. Both teams were so anxious to settle the championship on the field, that (despite having already played five games in less than 30 hours) they agreed to shorten their rest period and move the game earlier in hopes of beating the storm. One Star Banditas’ impressive undefeated resume includes a #1 seed and 66-11 combined scoring margin over five games. Iron Horse was the only other undefeated team in the division. They battled against a tough schedule and fought off #3 seed Rowdy Rebels each day of the tournament, winning those games by 3 goals. It would have been entertaining to watch these Austin teams face off for the Texas Draw Championship, but we hope to see them at Cowboy Cup this fall!