Seatown Classic

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  • Address: 14800 Starfire Way, Tukwila, WA 98188

Event Info

NCAA Division I collegiate lacrosse is coming to the City of Tukwila for the first time this fall as top-ranked University of Maryland and the University of Denver will square-off in the first Seatown Classic, Saturday, October 13 at the Starfire Sports Campus. Presented by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse, the Seatown Classic exhibition matchup between the currently ranked #9 Terps and #15 Pioneers is the first NCAA Division I collegiate lacrosse game to be played in Washington State. Tickets to the game will be available later this summer through Maryland, a two-time NCAA National Champion, was the runner-up in the 2011 NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament. Since 1971, the Terps have made 35 trips to the NCAA Tournament advancing to the national title game 10 times. 2012 is their 10thconsecutive trip to the NCAAs. Maryland has two local high school products on its roster; junior midfielder Landon Carr, who played prep lacrosse at Curtis High School in University Place and senior Drew Snider, a graduate of Seattle’s O’Dea High School, who played prep lacrosse at Garfield. The Terps are coached by John Tillman, who in his second year is just the ninth coach in the 86-year history of the Maryland program. Tillman came to College Park after three years returning Harvard lacrosse to national prominence and twelve seasons as the top assistant at Navy, during which the Midshipmen experienced some of the best years in their storied history. Denver is one of the most successful NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse programs in the west advancing to the NCAA tournament five of the last seven years. In 2011, the Pioneers finished 6-0 in conference play and 15-3 overall, falling to Virginia in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I tournament before 45,039 spectators at in Baltimore. Denver has one local product on its roster, sophomore midfielder Cole Nordstom, who prepped at Bellevue High School. The Pioneers are led by one of collegiate lacrosse's legendary coaches, Bill Tierney. Tierney took over the reins of the University of Denver men's lacrosse program in July 2009 after serving as the head coach at Princeton since the 1988 season. After 22 seasons leading the Tigers, Tierney has amassed a resume that includes six NCAA Championships, eight NCAA championship final appearances, 10 NCAA Final Four appearances, 16 quarterfinal appearances including one in 2009 and 14 Ivy League Championships. Both Maryland and Denver have advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I Lacrosse Tournament.