212 Lacrosse Brings Home the Title At Legends National Cup in Arizona for the Second Consecutive Year
Mesa, Arizona, December 12-13, 2020
Players from 212 Lacrosse left the snow-capped mountains of Utah for the Desert of Arizona to compete at Legends National Cup in Del Mar on Dec. 12–13, 2020 and brought home the hardware to win their 34th tournament championship.
Coached by 212 Lacrosse Founder Mike Acee (University of North Carolina), and Christian Pompoco (Westminster), the 2022 players battled it out in the 2021 Elite Division.
“212 dedicates tournament play to my former UNC teammate Graham Harden. Graham is battling ALS. I’m very proud of all the 2022 boys for their gritty performance in Arizona.
I’d also like to thank the 212 parents, their support over the years has been tremendous. Big thanks to Christian Pompoco for his tireless work and Legends Lacrosse for a quality event.” said Acee.
Boys 2021 Elite
|Saturday, December 12, 2020|
|P7||2:00 PM||Eagles Sports Complex – Field 1||Wasatch LC 2021||4||7||212 2022|
|P10||3:00 PM||Eagles Sports Complex – Field 2||212 2022||9||2||True MN Select 2021|
|P12||5:00 PM||Eagles Sports Complex – Field 2||212 2022||12||7||SoCal Rogue 21/22|
|Sunday, December 13, 2020|
|B2||8:00 AM||Semi-Finals|| 212 2022||9||2|| Flying Pigs 21/22|
|B3||9:40 AM||Championship Game|| So Cal Bulls 21||1||9|| 212 2022|
About 212 Lacrosse
212 Lacrosse, based in Park City, Utah, was founded by by Mike Acee, who has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching lacrosse. Acee was raised in Deer Park, N.Y., where he was an All-American and Gold Medalist at the New York Empire State Games. Acee continued his career at the University of North Carolina starting on attack for teams that won 4 ACC Championships and 1 NCAA National Championship.
The staff focus is for players to experience personal growth, make new friends, enjoy the outdoors, and become a better lacrosse player. 212 tournament teams play in honor of Mike Acee’s University of North Carolina teammates whose families have endured hardship.
Contact: Mike Acee
- Mobile: (435) 640-9626
Please find all relevant information regarding the Legends National Cup below. Call or write anytime if you need me. We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Mike 435 640 9626
- Game time arrival: Dressed and ready to go 1 hour before first game and 40 minutes before subsequent games when possible.
- Bring nuts, granola, powerbars etc. for in between games (something easily digestible). YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN WATER DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS.
- Bring two lacrosse sticks in case one breaks.
- Bring positive, next play attitude.
THE LEGENDS TOURNAMENT IS DEDICATED TO GRAHAM HARDEN. GAME ON.
Graham is fighting ALS. Click below to learn more.
As always we would love to see everyone, but with Covid restrictions in place, this could prove to be difficult. If we find a solution regarding a restaurant hosting our group, I will let everyone know.
*Please download the Tourney Machine app. It will be live 12/10.
- Saturday: Eagles Sports Complex (828 E Broadway Mesa, AZ 85204)
- Sunday: Quail Run Soccer Complex (4155 E Virginia Mesa, AZ 85215)
- Please bring your “212 Lacrosse” uniforms. Colors are Carolina Blue and White. New players will receive uniforms on site before first game.
· Players must understand the team is above the individual, we succeed together:
“Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” -Michael Jordan
· Players & Parents – No talking to officials.
· At each game players must line up bags in an orderly fashion. All belongings must remain in bags unless being used. Players, not Parents, are responsible for carrying their bags and are responsible for ensuring they have all their necessary equipment. Before you leave for games, be sure you have everything. Parents are not responsible for their player’s equipment.
· Be respectful and courteous to others. Those who put on a 212 jersey represent our culture and must uphold a strong code of conduct. All players are to be good sportsmen and sportswomen and understand that it’s a privilege to be in their position.
· Maintain a positive atmosphere in all circumstances. Encourage teammates and other 212 players and coaches. Players will always be positive to each other, congratulate each other when we succeed as a team and never place blame for team losses or mistakes. Be happy for your teammate when they do something well. Tell them they had a great game. NEVER belittle another player on this team or any other team. No matter the outcome, we win with class and we lose with class.
· At the end of each game we will always “get” our goalies, give the opposing team a cheer and look opposing players in the eyes and shake hands respectfully (helmets stay on, gloves off, line up goalie first). Players failure to conduct themselves in a respectful way on or off the field will have consequences.
· Following games, players are to clean up their belongings and any trash that may have accumulated throughout the game.
· During game play, every player must be focused and encouraging their teammates. All players must be in a line organized and ready to sub into the game. There is no sitting on the sideline or taking a knee, unless injured. Our bench is just at important as our players on the field.
· Do everything 100%. As coaches, we put our teams in the best possible position to have success. We fully expect each individual to submit themselves, regardless of the circumstance, to the best of their abilities.
· Play fast, share the ball, HAVE FUN and RESPECT THE GAME.
· Be a good teammate – we are here for each other and we expect your full commitment EVERYDAY. Thank you.
“It’s important to express my gratitude to the staff, parents and players who have supported 212 over the years. These results wouldn’t be possible without their commitments.”
Mike, Christian, Carson, JJ, Connor and Quinn
2020 Summer Fall Recap
212 Lacrosse, based out of Park City, participated in the Ski Town Shootout, the Adrenaline Showdown and the Wasatch Invitational during August and October. 212 fielded boys’ teams with players spanning grades 6-11. The weekends proved to be strong showings for the club led by Mike Acee (UNC), Carson Dutkanych (Albany), JJ Pickard (Utah), Connor Hollison (Utah), Quinn Buczek (Utah) and Christian Pompoco (Westminster).
The 2023, 2022, and 2025 teams posted a combined 18 win 5 loss record including 212’s 32nd and 33rd championships.
212 has a cumulative 9 season record of 317 wins 79 losses and 33 tournament championships with 72 players committing to play college lacrosse.
212 tournament teams play in honor of Graham Harden, a former teammate at the University of North Carolina of 212 founder, Mike Acee. Graham is battling ALS. 212 Lacrosse endeavors to support those in need such as Graham through donations.
8 More 212 Players Commit to Play College Lacrosse in 2020
We’d like to congratulate 212 players Jon King (St. Joseph’s), Mason Quick (Utah), Chris Caldwell (Denver), Coleman Kraske (Ohio State), Blaze DeGracie (Air Force), Sarah Child (Bard), Regan Schunk (Pomona) and Trae Ika (St. Joseph’s) on their commitments to play college lacrosse! Well deserved!
Next stop is the Legends National Cup where 212 will look to defend their title in the Elite Boys’ Division!