212 Lacrosse, based out of Park City, participated in the Sandstorm tournament this past weekend under the beautiful setting of Empire Polo Grounds in Palm Springs, California. Sandstorm is the biggest club tournament in the west, with 250 teams participating this year.
The teams were led by Mike Acee (UNC), Christian Pompoco (Westminster) and Lauren Schmidt (Stanford/Team USA).
The 212 2018 team (105-12 overall) finished the weekend in the Elite division with a 5-1 record, losing in the championship game to RC Elite 6-5 in overtime.
The 2021 Girls’ team finished the weekend with a perfect 7-0 record notching wins over WEST COAST STARZ 15-0, TENACITY Sacramento 15-2, TENACITY Houston 15-6, FUZION 14-4, 3D Oregon 11-4, 3D Colorado 8-1, and WEST COAST STARZ 7-3, winning 212’s 27th championship.
The 2021 girls scored 85 goals and allowed 20 at Sandstorm 2018 improving their overall record to 33-7 with 5 tournament championships. 212 has a cumulative record of 235 wins 60 losses and 27 tournament championships with 46 players committing to play college lacrosse.
“This event was played in honor of my former teammate Graham Harden who is battling ALS. I’m extremely proud of all the 212 kids. As always, a big thank you to the entire 212 Lacrosse community. The support the parents show myself and our staff is tremendous. I’d also like to thank Lauren Schmidt (Stanford/Team USA), Christian Pompoco and our support staff for an excellent weekend of coaching and the Sandstorm directors for organizing another fun event for the kids.”