Leverage Lacrosse played host over the weekend to the inaugural Leverage Christmas Classic, a jamboree-style event at St. John Bosco that featured professional lacrosse rules like a 60-second shot clock and a 2-point shot arc.
“The high school boys had a blast,” Leverage and Bosco coach Chris Jewett said. “The 60-second shot clock made the game extremely fast. The 2-point arc was challenging, but we had a few made for JV and Varsity.”
Defender Will Bryan of Leverage scored what the video caption said was the tournament’s first 2-point goal, drawing a flag in transition then ripping a shot from straight on with the free-play opportunity.
In addition to Leverage, varsity squads from Ronin (formerly Rogue Lacrosse) LA Cobras and Santa Monica participated, along with JV squads from Ronin, Thousand Oaks, Cobras and Glendale. Ronin and Leverage also played a middle-school game.
“It was a fun, experimental tournament,” Jewett said. “Next year we will have more fields and teams.”