The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) will partner with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission (PBCSC) and Jupiter Community High School to hold the Florida High School Lacrosse State Championships at Velocity Community Credit Union Stadium on the campus of Jupiter High School on April 28-29, 2017. This event represents the inaugural FHSAA State Championship to take place in the Palm Beaches.
Each spring, approximately 175 senior high schools across Florida compete in the FHSAA Boys and Girls Lacrosse Series (Districts, State Play-ins, and State Championships) for the right to be proclaimed FHSAA State Champions. Four (4) boy’s teams and four (4) girl’s teams will qualify for the state championships by making it through Districts, and then three (3) additional rounds of “play-in games.”
In 2017, the FHSAA Lacrosse State Championships will consist of four (4) semi-final games on Friday, April 28 which include 2 games in the girls’ division and 2 games in the boys’ division. On Saturday, April 29, this event will feature its championship games for both genders.
Palm Beach County will attract the best of Florida’s high school lacrosse teams and athletes in addition to thousands of lacrosse enthusiasts.
Each year the FHSAA sponsors over 3,600 post-season championship contests through which 141 teams and 294 individuals are determined and crowned state champions in 32 qualifying sports (16 boys and 16 girls). Over 2,000 student athletes annually gain the experience of winning a state championship. Through participation in these athletic programs, nearly 800,000 students annually are extended opportunities to receive lessons in the Association’s core values: leadership, sportsmanship, and citizenship.