South Carolina Captures Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Title park
The University of South Carolina defeated LSU, 12-9, in the championship match of the fifth annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Series on Sunday afternoon at Pan American Stadium in City Park. The Sugar Bowl welcomed eight club varsity college lacrosse teams to New Orleans for the event.
Russell Coulter, an attackman from the Gamecocks, was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Coulter tallied 11 goals and eight assists in the three games, including three goals and three assists in the championship match against LSU.
South Carolina def. LSU, 12-9
South Carolina def. UL-Lafayette, 14-4
LSU def. Alabama, 13-10
South Carolina def. Houston, 19-6
LSU def. Miami, 15-7
UL-Lafayette def. Missouri, 9-6
Alabama def. North Texas, 14-5
Consolation Matches (3/8)
Miami def. North Texas, 13-10
Houston def. Missouri, 9-5
Consolation Matches (3/7)
North Texas def. Houston, 8-7
Miami def. Missouri, 11-6
Lacrosse is recognized as one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States; the sport has seen youth participation grow over 500 percent since 1999 to nearly 250,000. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Series shows that growth as well. The inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl high school lacrosse event in 2007 had eight teams participating. Since that time, the event has grown to a capacity slate of nearly 60 teams, while adding a second weekend which highlights collegiate club programs. The collegiate event began with two teams in 2011 and now features a full weekend slate of games.