2002 Men's Elite

 ·by Keith Maynard
 ·Thursday, 7/4
 ·Friday, 7/5
 ·Saturday, 7/6
 ·Sunday, 7/7
Rules of Play

 ·LaxWorld Ohio
 ·MAB Paints
 ·NW Jammin'
 ·QC Lax
 ·RMILL All-Stars
 ·Rocky Mountain
 ·Smith Optics
 ·Southeast All-Stars
 ·The Tap Room /
 ·The Club
 ·Under Armour

Vail Lacrosse Shootout
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2002 Champions: MAB Paints
The top scoring team throughout the tournament and they continued in the finals, defeating NW Jammin' Salmon 14-6.
2002 Awards

Tournament MVPs: Billy Hunter of MAB and Andy Wasik of NW Jammin' Salmon
High Scorer: Bugsy Combs of MAB

All-Star Team
Position Name # Team
Goaltender Eric Miller 21 NW Jammin' Salmon
Defense Jed Raymond 34 Team Gutman
Kurt Lunkenheimer 20 MAB Paints
Marc Schaffer 28 MAB Paints
Long Stick Dave DiPaola 6 MAB Paints
Midfield Andy Wasik 15 NW Jammin' Salmon
Bobby Hersey 8 MAB Paints
Jim Bruder 21 MAB Paints
Mike Maier 30 Under Armour
Face-Off Karl Bauer 33 MAB Paints
Attack Bugsy Combs 3 MAB Paints
Joe Hope 9 NW Jammin' Salmon
Jason Lavey 15 MAB Paints

When the MLL Pro outdoor lacrosse league came along 2 summers ago, and many of the players with "big names" could no longer come to The Shootout, it signified a new and uncertain era for the Elite tournament. That new era quickly shaped itself when many of the current best college players from all over the country started jumping on the stage headed to Vail. The Elite event has quickly become a piece of modern "art". The mountain landscape will be highlighted by one of the finest collections of young gun lacrosse talent that you will find anywhere. Stars can be seen everywhere you look, but team play has become chic again, and this athletic, fast paced style will be the main fireworks on display in Vail this July 4 holiday, as the fireworks shows have been cancelled for this year with so many fires burning out of control around the state.

Dates of Play
Thursday - July 4, 2002: Opening Round Games
Friday - July 5, 2002: Second Round Games
Saturday - July 6, 2002: Semi-Final Games
Sunday - July 7, 2002: Championship and Consolation Games
Men's Elite Brackets

Games on each day are held at Ford Field and Eagle/Vail Field with the winning games primarily held at Ford Field, just east of downtown Vail, and the consolation games primarily held at Eagle/Vail Field. Sunday's championship games are held at Ford Field.

Rules of Play
In the Elite Division of the Vail Shootout the rules are modified from the 2001 NCAA Lacrosse Men's Rules. View Rules

All Players must be members of US Lacrosse. Players may contact US Lacrosse before the tournament to make this as easy as possible. US Lax representatives will be on-hand to check in teams to ensure that all are current members. You may renew or join at: US Lacrosse

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