“This event was played in honor of my former teammate Graham Harden who is battling ALS. I’m extremely proud of all the 212 kids. As always, a big thank you to the entire 212 Lacrosse community. The support the parents show myself and our staff is tremendous. I’d also like to personally thank Christian Pompoco (Westminster), Carson Dutkanych (Albany), Jon Fox (UNC), John Webster (UNC), Billy Ralph (Maryland), Andy Towers (Brown), Chip Mayer (UNC), Denny Bruce, Todd Reese, JB Taylor and Gavin Harris for an excellent weekend of coaching and the Sandstorm staff for organizing another fun event for the kids.” Thank you, Mike
212 Lacrosse, based out of Park City, participated in the Sandstorm tournament this past weekend under the beautiful setting of Empire Polo Grounds in Palm Springs, California. Sandstorm is the the biggest club tournament in the west, with 400 teams participating this year. 212 fielded teams in the Boys’ 2019, 2024 divisions and the Girls’ 2020 division.
The teams were led by Mike Acee (UNC), Christian Pompoco (Westminster), Carson Dutkanych (Albany), Jon Fox (UNC), John Webster (UNC), Billy Ralph (Maryland), Andy Towers (Brown) and Chip Mayer (UNC).
The 2024 boys’ team finished the weekend with a 3-1-1 record. The team recorded wins over SC Sharks 6-3, All West 7-2 and DOCO Devils 10-1. They tied Maddog 6-6 and lost a tough one to the number one team in the division Sentry 2-6.
The combined 2021/20 Girls’ team finished the weekend undefeated with a perfect 7-0 record and 212’s 28th Title. The girls recorded wins over 3D Virginia 7-0, Pinnacle 15-0, Timberline Idaho 29-1, Tenacity Elite Bay Area Green 11-7, Norcal Rize 17-0, Tenacity Elite Bay Area Blue 3-2 in the semi-final and 6-5 over Team BC from Canada in the championship game.
The 2019 boys’ team finished the weekend in the Elite division with a perfect 7-0 record, culminating the weekend with 212’s 29th tournament championship. The team notched wins over Brady’s Bunch 15-1, Legends 8-6, LA Mavs 10-5, Maddog National Team 7-5, Fog City St. Ignatius 8-4, Santa Monica Dragons 12-1 in the semi-finals and RC Elite Torrey Pines 11-2 in the championship game.
212 teams posted a 17-1-1 record, scoring 198 goals and allowing 59 at Sandstorm 2019.
212 has a cumulative record of 274 wins 67 losses and 29 tournament championships with 52 players committing to play college lacrosse.