The annual PNC Invitational showcase features two games pairing four of the top nationally ranked high school lacrosse teams from the Mid-Atlantic.
The 2017 matchups are set for April 8 at Loyola University Maryland’s Ridley Athletic Complex and include a girls game for the first time in the invitational’s history. The McDonogh girls will look to extend their national-record 155 game win streak as they compete against Good Counsel. Laxpower.com ranked McDonogh No. 1 in the country at the end of the season, while Good Counsel was ranked fifth in the country.
The boys game pits Baltimore’s Loyola Blakefield against Bullis, the 2016 IAC champions from DC. Bullis ended the season ranked fifth in the country in the laxpower.com rankings and defeated Boys’ Latin convincingly, 16-10, in last year’s PNC Invitational.
“Lacrosse is a proud Maryland tradition and its popularity is spreading rapidly throughout the country,” said Laura Gamble, PNC regional president for Greater Maryland. “PNC is committed to supporting Maryland’s lacrosse legacy by bringing together regional powerhouses for a heightened level of competition among the schools and to bolster the sport throughout the region.”
Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. (CSE), the sports marketing and event management firm that operates other high-profile events in the Baltimore area such as the Baltimore Running Festival and Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, will host the PNC Invitational.
Lee Corrigan, president of CSE, “It’s been a privilege to provide a Division I game day experience for the area’s premier student-athletes via this invitational. PNC’s support has helped grow the sport tremendously, and many players have developed into collegiate stars at their respective universities.”
For more information about the PNC Invitational visit www.pncinvitational.com.
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ABOUT CORRIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES: The PNC Invitational is a Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) event. CSE was established in 1991 with the goal of creating, managing and implementing sports and event marketing opportunities for the corporate community. In that time, CSE grew into one of the strongest marketing organizations in the Baltimore/Washington area. In 2010 the addition of the Oakland (Ca.) Running Festival and the partnership with the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) enabled CSE to expand nationally. Other CSE properties include the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, Baltimore Running Festival, the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Frederick Running Festival, Pro Beach East Volleyball series, the Baltimore 10 Miler, and the Baltimore Bike Jam, to name a few.