Liberty National Elite Classic 2021

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Important Information

SAVE THE DATE  |  June 26-27, 2021
LOCATIONS
  • DE Turf Sports Complex (Frederica, DE)
PRICING
  • Call For Pricing
DIVISIONS
      • 2022 AA/A, 2023 AA/A, 2024 AA/A
      • Limited spots available. Call/email TODAY!
  • *Teams will be assigned to AA and A based on results from last year’s event, merit, other tournament results and their desire to move up/down.
  • *Youth grad years are encouraged to check out our Liberty Rising, the same weekend in North East, MD. It’s a great alternative for 2024 teams and younger!
TIMELINE
      • Deposit Due: During Sign-Up
      • Balances Due: March 1, 2021
      • Player Waivers Complete: May 15, 2021 (See directions below to upload your roster for waivers & college coaches, as well as provide your players with free SportsRecruits profiles!)
      • Teams purchasing flights: The latest games on Sunday will likely end at 5:15 PM. Please plan your travel accordingly. All teams are expected to play all scheduled games, including any pool, consolation, playoff, and championship games. Please allow for travel between the fields, car rental, and airport in advance of your flight.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR


Bob Dignazio
Liberty National Elite, Director
w (484) 321-6183

 

Elite Experience

We pride ourselves on hosting elite events at elite venues and delivering the total lacrosse experience. In 2017, the Victory Event Series partnered with Duke’s Lacrosse Founder Ebe Helm to deliver the inaugural Liberty National Elite Classic, a new national elite summer event to the top club teams in the country.

In 2019, the Liberty National Elite Classic featured 93 elite teams over two days, showcasing talent in front of 120 college coaches. One of the highlights is the format, which ensures 16 teams in each division advancing to bracket play on Sunday. In 2020, top clubs such as West Coast Starz, Team Minnesota, Big 4 HHH, and Duke’s Elite highlighted a star-studded list of teams that will only continue to get better in 2021!

Our partnership is the perfect pairing of event experience and club leadership, which makes us poised to deliver the TOP tournament and recruiting experience of the summer. Coupled with the unbelievable DE TURF Complex, which features 12 brand new artificial turf fields, this is the can’t miss event of 2021.

This tournament will feature three grad years (2022 – 2024) with both AA and A divisions. We expect to grow upon 120 college coaches, ensuring the best recruiting opportunity for your athletes. This event is filling quickly and we look forward to hosting your team in July 2020!

 

Rules/Format

Event Format
  • Pool Play Saturday followed by 16 teams in each division advancing to the Championship Bracket Sunday. This guarantees all teams 4 games.
  • 44 minute game, 22-minute running halves and 2 minute halftime
Rules of Play / Guidelines / Refund Policy

 

Friday Showcase

On the Friday before the Liberty National Elite Classic, top players from around the country will head to Cedar Lane Regional Park to compete in front of 100+ college coaches in one of the most elite recruiting showcases in the nation! Each player will be coached by NCAA coaches in skills sessions and three showcase games. All players will battle to prove they belong on the Liberty All-Star Showcase Team. Do not miss this opportunity to amplify your recruiting exposure before the weekend’s tournament games.

Nominate Players | Register Now

 

 

Player Waiver

Directions for Coaches to Invite Players to Complete the Waiver and Join their Roster – PDF Download

*High School players MUST submit waivers to be placed on the roster for college coaches and to access their FREE SportsRecruits profile.*

  1. Login to your Coach Account: Login Button
  2. From your dashboard, click “invite players” under the teams you are managing.
  3. Copy & Paste (from Excel or email distribution list) the email addresses of your players’ parents in the ‘To:’ box.
  4. Edit the emails subject line or add a custom message to your parents and players.
  5. Click the ‘Invite’ button to send.
  6. You can track the emails you’ve sent in the ‘Pending Invites’ tab as well as see who has completed their waiver by viewing your roster.
  7. Coaches: Click Here for these directions with screenshots.

*High School players MUST submit waivers to be placed on the roster for college coaches and to access their FREE SportsRecruits profile.*

 

Directions for Players to Access their FREE SportsRecruits Profile

Victory is teaming up with SportsRecruits to generate roster books for college coaches at our event. This will provide each high school player with a free SportsRecruits profile and put student-athletes in control of what information is in the coaches books (especially detailed academic and athletic information)! They will also be able to keep their info up to date in the college coaches’ digital roster leading up to, during, and after the event.

After parents submit the liability waiver (see directions above), high school players will receive an email from SportsRecruits. Players will then be able to access and update their free SportsRecruits profile, which will be shared with college coaches before, during, and after the Victory tournament! In addition, players can utilize the school search to research every college program in the country, build and organize a list of favorite schools, and effortlessly email any coach in the country!

College coaches will be in front of their computer a lot in the coming weeks! Club coaches should invite their players ASAP to provide players with access to Victory’s liability waiver, a spot in the college coaches’ roster booklet, and their free online recruiting profile from SportsRecruits!

 

All-National Team

A 2020 All-National Team was not named, because the tournament was held at two venues due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (in Maryland and Pennsylvania). We look forward to naming a 2021 All-National Team, as selected by college coaches in attendance.

2019 Liberty All-National Team
Name Club Team High School Position
Jake Bennett Tri-State 2020 (AA) Princeton Day School Attack
Thomas Bourque NJ Riot 2020 Chaos (AA) Ridgewood HS Attack
Tyler Hopkins HOCO 2020 (AA) River Hill HS Attack
Tristan Plotts Patriot Elite 2021 (AA) Mountain Lakes HS Attack
Josh Yago CO Outlaws 2020 Orange (AA) Wheat Ridge HS Attack
Thomas Jepson Patriot Elite 2020 (AA) Delbarton School Attack
Ronnie Gunter Team MN 2020 (AA) Shakopee HS Midfield
Justin Lawler NJ Riot 2020 Chaos (AA) Randolph HS Midfield
Brendan Easter Tri-State 2020 (AA) Glen Ridge HS Midfield
Connor Bross Blak Widow Select 2020 (A) Conrad Weiser HS Midfield
Randall Brown Dukes Elite 2020 (AA) Shipley School Midfield
Samuel Tourangeau Harvest 2021 (AA) Brighton HS Midfield
Drew Downing HOCO 2020 (AA) South Carroll HS Faceoff Midfield
Johnny Richiusa Harvest 2021 (AA) Penfield HS Faceoff Midfield
Justin Berg Evolve Canada 2002/2020 (A) Hill Academy LSM
Travis Alderton Patriot Elite 2020 (AA) St. Joseph Regional LSM
Liam Wells HEADStrong Lehigh Valley 2020 (A) Easton HS Defense
Tommy Shaughnessy Tri-State 2020 (AA) Manasquan Defense
Anthony Masters Patriot Elite 2020 (AA) North Hunterdon HS Defense
Brayden Steere SouthShore 2020 (AA) St. Augustine Prep Defense
Daniel Albany PA Roughriders 2020 (AA) Springfield-Delco HS Defense
Joey Urlacher Harvest Lacrosse 2020 (AA) Canandiagua HS Defense
Westin Schmidt Looney’s 2021 (AA) St. Mary’s HS Goalie
Liam Gray Patriot Elite 2020 (AA) Delbarton Goalie

 

Schedule

The 2021 Liberty National Elite Class schedule will be posted one week prior to the event.

See Results Here: 2020 Results | 2019 Results | 2018 Results

 

MAP / ADDRESS

DE Turf Sports Complex
4000 Bay Road
Frederica, DE 19946

Game Film

Recruiting

If you’re a college coach interested in recruiting, click here to complete the pre-registration. Coaches who register to recruit using the above link will receive:

  • Both Digital & Hard Copy Coaches Packets
  • VIP Parking
  • Catered Lunch
  • Access to post-event game film
  • Coach Stipends; first come, first serve.

 

Coaches Attending in 2020 (the list is growing!)
Albright Lynchburg
Allegheny Marymount
Amherst College Messiah
Arcadia Methodist
Aurora Muhlenberg
Babson Nazareth
Bard Newberry
Benedictine Nichols
Bridgewater Oberlin
Cabrini Ohio Wesleyan
Centenary Pace
Clarkson Palm Beach Atlantic
Coker Point university
Connecticut College Roanoke
Cortland Rockhurst
Dallas Roger Williams
Davenport Russell Sage College
Davis and Elkins Salisbury
Dickinson Scranton
Drew Shenandoah
Eastern St Lawrence
Eastern Ct St Mary’s MD
Elizabethtown St. Ambrose
Felician Stevens Tech
Ferrum Stockton
Florida Southern Susquehanna
Hartwick Thiel
Haverford Trinity
Illinois Tech University of the Cumberlands
Immaculata W. New England
Johnson and Wales Walsh
King’s Wesley
Lasell Wesleyan
Lees-McRae Westminster (PA)
Lewis University Williams
Lycoming

2019 Colleges List (Final)

Coaches from 112 NCAA programs attended the 2019 Liberty National Elite Classic and Showcase. See the complete list below!

Binghamton Seton Hill Lynchburg
Bucknell St Leo Mary Washington
Colgate Tampa McDaniel
Dartmouth Wingate Methodist
Delaware Allegheny Misericordia
Georgetown Arcadia Montclair St
Hofstra Assumption Moravian
Holy Cross Bridgewater Mount St Mary (NY)
Jacksonville Cabrini Mount St. Joe’s
Lafayette Catholic Muhlenberg
Lehigh Clark Muskingum
Manhattan Clarkson Nazareth
Maryland Conn College Nichols College
Monmouth Cortland Oberlin
NJIT Dean College Ohio Northern
Penn Delaware Valley Ohio Wesleyan
Penn St DeSales Otterbein
Princeton Drew Roanoke
Richmond Eastern Connecticut Rosemont
Sacred Heart Eastern RPI
St. Joseph’s Elizabethtown Salisbury
St. John’s Fairleigh Dickinson Scranton
UMBC Ferrum Shenandoah
Villanova Franklin & Marshall Springfield
Wagner Frostburg St John Fisher
Hartford Gettysburg Stevens Tech
Belmont Abby Goucher Swarthmore
Catawba Guilford Thiel
Chestnut Hill Gwynned Mercy Union
Davis and Elkins Hampden-Sydney Ursinus
Florida Southern Hartwick Vassar
Georgian Court Haverford Virginia Wesleyan
Lenoir-Rhyne Hendrix Washington College
Limestone Hood Wesley
Lynn Kean Wesleyan
Mercyhurst Kenyon Western New England
Montevallo King’s Widener
Alderson Broaddus Stevenson York
Trinity College (CT)

 

 

Hotels

The 2020 Liberty National Elite Classic is a Stay and Play event. This means that to compete in the tournament, each team must book 14 total room nights in the official room block set up by Team Travel Source. All reservations must be made through the official housing booking link or through a custom team/club booking link provided by Team Travel Source to your housing contact.

HOUSING CONTACTS: Please make sure that your parents know that they should NOT call the hotels directly or book with a direct hotel website. These reservations as well as third party bookings (Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc.,) will not be compliant with the Stay and Play policy and these rooms will NOT count toward your team’s compliancy. All questions, adjustments, requests or cancellations regarding your reservations must go through Team Travel Source as well.

Team Travel Source guarantees the lowest group rates available (exclusions include but are not limited to unconfirmed room types, non-cancellable rates, employee rates, government rates, advanced purchase rates, AAA and AARP rates). Team Travel Source will work with any club or team that may have a special situation.

Exemptions include the following:
· Using points for a free room
· Club is within 100 miles of the venue
· Military or Government Discount
· Staying with a family member within 100 miles of venue

Please use the following link to apply for an exemption: Exemption Form

Please use the following link to guarantee the LOWEST RATES for this event. Click Here to Book Team Blocks and Individual Rooms Now!

Team Travel Source will be back in touch within 24 hours. Once your block has been selected and secured, you will receive a personalized reservation link and access code for your team. Your parents will be able to book their rooms individually through this link. It’s simple!

Toll Free: (866) 567-7075 | Fax: (502) 354-9093 | www.TeamTravelSource.com