National Prep Championship 2020

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Culver Wins 2019 National Prep Championship

Congratulations to Culver Military Academy for winning Victory Event Series’ second National Prep Championship, the first and only true high school national invitational championship featuring the top private school lacrosse programs from across North America. Culver defeated Hill Academy (Ontario), which won the inaugural tournament in 2018. The full 2019 field included:

  • Academy of the New Church Schools | Bryn Athyn, PA
  • Culver Academies | Culver, IN
  • Hill Academy | Vaughan, ON, Canada 
  • Hill School | Pottstown, PA
  • The Hun School | Princeton, NJ
  • IMG Academy | Bradenton, FL
  • Lawrenceville School | Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Shipley School | Bryn Mawr, PA

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The National Prep Championship is pleased to partner with the LAX SPORTS NETWORK, which aired the semifinals and finals online.

The Lax Sports Network is the premiere multi-platform, digital OTT sports network devoted to the sport of lacrosse, available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox and desktop. Live and On Demand lacrosse games, programming, news, highlights and analysis.

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 13, 2020QuarterfinalsThe Hill SchoolGames at 4:30PM and 7:00PM
Friday, May 15, 2020SemifinalsWidener UniversityGames at 5:00PM and 7:00PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020FinalWidener UniversityFinal at 12:30PM

2019 Bracketology

Recruiting - College Coaches Attended in 2019

Air Force
Cleveland State
High Point
Johns Hopkins
North Carolina
Sacred Heart
St. Joe's
St. John's
Chestnut Hill
Franklin & Marshall
US Merchant Marine Academy
Washington College
D1 D2 D3
Villanova Palm Beach Atlantic Eastern
Catawba Swarthmore
Newberry Stevenson
Georgian Court Oberlin

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
  • Access to post-event game film

Participating Institutions

Academy of the New Church

Location: 2815 Benade Circle, PO Box 707, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Head Coach: Rob Forster
Website: School | Lacrosse

The character of the ANC Boys Lacrosse Team was marked by brotherhood and resiliency. Beginning with off-season workouts and continuing throughout the season, athletes grew into teammates, honed technical skills, and learned to put the team before self. The seniors and captains held their teammates responsible for bringing an intense, disciplined approach everyday to improve as lacrosse players and young men while parents and the ANC Boys Lacrosse faithful never failed to show their support.

Culver Academies

Location: 1300 Academy Road, Culver, IN 46511
Head Coach: Jon Posner
Website: School | Lacrosse

Established in 1982, Culver’s boys lacrosse program has set a standard for excellence that few high school programs can match. A perennial national power, the Culver prep lacrosse team was named the No. 1 team in the country in 2017 by USA Today. The Eagles’ capped off its season with its second Inter-Ac Invitational championship and the inaugural Midwest Lacrosse Classic title. Click here to continue reading.

Hill Academy

Location: 2600 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan, ON, Canada L4K 5R1
Head Coach: Brodie Merrill
Website: School | Lacrosse

The Hill Academy lacrosse program are committed and dedicated to achieving both academically and athletically. The ultimate goal of The Hill Pride lacrosse program is to have athletes attend university and play lacrosse while attending university. Currently The Hill Academy has alumni attending and playing lacrosse at Canadian universities as well as American NCAA schools at the Division I, II, and III levels. From the success of Hill graduates at the next level, The Hill Academy is quickly becoming known as the premiere development program for lacrosse athletes in the world.

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The Hill School

Location: 860 Beech St., Pottstown, PA 19464
Co-Head Coaches: Ned Ide & Chris Chirieleison
Website: School | Lacrosse

The Hill School Boys Lacrosse program seeks to provide student-athletes with support in every facet of the sport of lacrosse. Developing young talent at the junior varsity level through helping assist impact varsity players with the college recruiting process are all part of the Hill Lacrosse experience. Virtually all of our varsity lacrosse players find themselves on another varsity team during the fall and winter, proving the multi-sport athlete is alive and well at The Hill School.

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The Hun School School

Location: 176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Head Coach: M.V. Whitlow
Website: School | Lacrosse

Led by Head Coach M.V. Whitlow and Assistant Coach Jeffrey Snow, the Hun School is coming off a few years of recent success. The Hun School won their MAPL League Championship in both 2015 and 2016 and additionally won the 2015 NJISAA Prep “A” State Championship.

IMG Academy

Location: 5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210
Head Coach: Matt Kerwick
Website: School | Lacrosse

IMG Academy’s boys lacrosse rivals the nation’s best with its training methodology, the rigor of a nationally-acclaimed schedule, its college placement and planning process, and the accolades within and arising from the program. Our student-athletes graduate with the technical skills, game-level IQ, and the strategic awareness that is so essential to succeeding at the next level. With academics to match the highest level of competition, we ensure ample time both in the classroom and on the field. By training like a collegiate program, IMG Academy’s graduates enter their next arena with qualifications and a foundation built unlike anywhere else.

IMG Lacrosse Academy has earned a top-10 national ranking each of the last three years. They have 15 current D-1 commits and 14 All-Americans since 2012 and 38 D-1 Commits since 2013.

Lawrenceville School

Location: 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Head Coach: J. Allen Fitzpatrick
Website: School | Lacrosse

The athletic experience is integral to a Lawrenceville education. Through interscholastic and intramural competition, lifetime sports and activities, and a comprehensive fitness program, the school seeks to build character, to instill team values, and to advocate a life-long commitment to positive physical and emotional habits. On the playing field, as in the classroom, Lawrenceville promotes citizenship and leadership, teaches sportsmanship and fair play, and aims to inspire a passionate pursuit of excellence.

The Shipley School

Location: 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Head Coach: Mark Duncan
Website: School | Lacrosse

The 2019 Shipley School squad looks to continue the success the program has enjoyed over the past several seasons. The team has advanced to the Friends School League championship game in 10 of the last 11 seasons, and has won 6 of the last 13 league championships.



The Hill School
860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School is a coeducational independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for grades 9-12, and post-graduates located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

SEMIFINALS & FINALS | MAY 15 & 17, 2020

Widener University

Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Widener University is a private university located 20 miles from Philadelphia. Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, its current student body consists of 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students. Widener consistently ranks in the top 25% of National Liberal Arts Colleges by the Wall Street Journal. The Widener Pride men’s lacrosse team competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference.



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