LA US Lacrosse Announces Playoff Schedule, Format

The US Lacrosse Greater Los Angeles chapter announced the schedule and format for the 2018 postseason tournaments Friday. Once again the chapter will sponsor a 16-team championship tournament and an eight-team invitational tournament.

Selections and seedings for both will be decided on Sunday, April 29, with first-round games in the championship tournament scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, and first-round games in the invitational to be played Wednesday, May 2.

Second-round games for the championship bracket will be played Thursday, May 2, and for the invitational on Tuesday, May 8. All first- and second-round games in both tournaments will be played at the home field of the higher seed.

Semifinals in the championship bracket are scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at Culver City HS, with girls semis at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and boys semis at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The LA championship bracket title games will be played at Glendale HS on Wednesday, May 9, with the girls starting at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. The invitational tournament title game also will be played at Glendale HS on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

The Southern Section championship game, featuring the winners of the LA and Orange County championship tournaments, is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Newport Harbor HS. The girls title game will be played a 11 a.m., with the boys following at 1 p.m.