This weekend was the 2015 IMG Nationals Indoor Championship. The tournament consisted of teams and players from Long Island, Upstate New York, Seneca Nation, North & South New Jersey, Eatern and Western Pennsylvania, Atlanta and Canada.
One team, the Ottawa Rebels Express, swept three division championships in the PeeWee A & B, and Midget. Team 91 Crush took home the cup in the Bantam division, along with La Salle Blue winning by one goal in the Intermediate division.
The action and experience were all incredible and exciting for players, coaches and fans. One goal games at all divisions kept everyone on the edge of their seat, coming down to the final round of pool play and spearheading into the playoffs.
"You organized and managed an excellent tournament. The Express boys were thrilled to play the game of box," said Charles Balsamo, Long Island Express father.
With the IMG Nationals coming to a close, AILA looks forward to their next tournament, the AILA Heritage Cup, on January 17 at Feasterville ATM Sportsplex.
Thank you to all of the teams, programs, parents, players and coaches for making the trip and participating in the tournament. It would not have been as great and successful as it was without you.
You can see videos and photos from the tournament on our Facebook and Instagram (ailacrosse) pages.
Photography Credit: Ken Foulk, Brendan Staudt