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IWLCA Summer Tournament Series Starts Strong with Southeast and Midwest Cups

By IWLCA Admin, 06/13/24, 9:15AM EDT


Photo by Jonathan Carney.

IWLCA Summer Tournament Series Starts Strong with Southeast and Midwest Cups


The 2024 IWLCA Summer Tournament Series commenced with a bang as nearly 1700 prospects and 120-plus coaches flocked to the Southeast Cup and Midwest Cup. In Raleigh, North Carolina, WRAL Park played host to the Southeast Cup from June 8-9, while the action unfolded at the Lou Fusz Athletic Complex in St. Louis, Missouri for the Midwest Cup. Here's a recap of these events, by the numbers:

Southeast Cup, By The Numbers
70 IWLCA Member Coaches
75 Teams
176 Games Played/Officiated
1,130 Prospective Student-Athletes
18 States Represented
12 Fields (WRAL Soccer Park, Raleigh, NC) 
33 total officials

Midwest Cup, By The Numbers
50 IWLCA Member Coaches
35 Teams
67 Games Played/Officiated
555 Prospective Student-Athletes
10 States Represented
6 Fields (Lou Fusz Athletic Complex, St. Louis, MO) 
20 total officials

Caitlin Schmelz, Elite Tournaments Vice President of Lacrosse, encapsulated the excitement of the opening weekend: “It was an exciting and memorable opening weekend for the IWLCA Summer Tournament Series at the IWLCA Southeast Cup and IWLCA Midwest Cup. We were thrilled to have many teams join us at these events in different regions of the US to continue the mission of the IWLCA to grow the game.”

With an impressive turnout of teams, coaches, officials, and prospective student-athletes, these tournaments laid the foundation for a thrilling summer of lacrosse. For tournament information, visit