LaxPower National Online Lacrosse Tournament: Round 1

The first round of LaxPower's National Online Lacrosse Tournament features 32 games against teams from coast to coast. The winners from this round move on, and the second round of the NOLT will be unveiled soon. Check back to see how your favorite team does in high school lacrosse's best virtual national tournament!

View the original bracket here. That link also describes the NOLT process in more detail and identifies the people making who are making the picks.

Determining the Winners

Winners are determined based on votes from LaxPower's panel and by using the LaxPower computer Power Ratings (PR) as the fifth vote. The computer ratings were employed in creating a probability function such that the larger Team A's PR differential vs. Team B, the greater the odds that they would win when a small group of random numbers was generated. This means that the computer may pick an underdog and that upsets are possible.

Tournament Schedule

Results of the NOLT will be posted according to the following schedule:

Round 1: Monday, July 26
Round 2: Wednesday, July 28
Round 3: Monday, August 2
Quarterfinals: Wednesday, August 4
Semifinals: Monday, August 9
Championship: Wednesday, August 11

Philadelphia Bracket

(1) West Islip (NY) 99.92 vs. (16) Creighton Prep (NE) 83.95
  • BM: West Islip wins this one by the first quarter. Pick: West Islip

  • RR: West Islip scores early and often. Pick: West Islip

  • GB: Pick: West Islip

  • MX: Too much talent on the Lions to lose this one. Pick: West Islip

  • Computer: Pick: West Islip

  • Winner: West Islip

(2) Summit (NJ) 99.66 vs. (15) Hilton Head (SC) 92.21
  • BM: The most underrated program in the country right now cruises against Hilton Head. Pick: Summit

  • RR: The New Jersey champs cruise in the opener. Pick: Summit

  • GB: Pick: Summit

  • MX: Can't overlook Hilton Head, but Summit wins going away. Pick: Summit

  • Computer: Pick: Summit

  • Winner: Summit

(3) St. Anthony's (NY) 99.63 vs. (14) Essex Junction (VT) 93.46
  • BM: St. Anthony's is a feeder for Princeton these days, and their top-notch recruits guide them to a lopsided first round win. Pick: St. Anthony's

  • RR: St. Anthony's proves to be too strong, and the Friars win big. Pick: St. Anthony's

  • GB: Pick: St. Anthony's

  • MX: It's Friar time! Pick: St. Anthony's

  • Computer: Pick: St. Anthony's

  • Winner: St. Anthony's

(4) Ithaca (NY) 99.22 vs. (13) Yarmouth (ME) 96.27
  • BM: Ithaca surprised many people this year but will not sneak up on Yarmouth, which I think will be a five-goal win for the Little Red. Pick: Ithaca

  • RR: Ithaca shuts down the Yarmouth offense and moves on into round two. Pick: Ithaca

  • GB: Pick: Ithaca

  • MX: I think this one is closer than most think, but Ithaca pulls away in the 4th. Pick: Ithaca

  • Computer: Pick: Ithaca

  • Winner: Ithaca

(5) Chaminade (NY) 99.15 vs. (12) Brighton (UT) 96.38
  • BM: Brighton made great strides this year for Utah lacrosse, but Chaminade soars in this one by at least six goals. Pick: Chaminade

  • RR: Chaminade has too much talent for Brighton to hang with. Pick: Chaminade

  • GB: Pick: Chaminade

  • MX: Pick: Chaminade

  • Computer: Pick: Chaminade

  • Winner: Chaminade

(6) Brother Rice (MI) 98.92 vs. (11) Bishop Guertin (NH) 98.38
  • BM: The matchup is a must-see in this bracket, and I'm picking Bishop Guertin to pull off the upset, 11-10. Pick: Bishop Guertin

  • RR: The two powerhouses in their respective states. Bishop Guertin wins by one on the back of some crucial defensive plays. Pick: Bishop Guertin

  • GB: Pick: Bishop Guertin

  • MX: Love the next bunch of matchups. Close games and this is no different. Pick: Brother Rice

  • Computer: Pick: Bishop Guertin

  • Winner: Bishop Guertin

(7) Shenendehowa (NY) 98.90 vs. (10) Cherry Creek (CO) 98.45
  • BM: Any fan who loves defense would be ecstatic with this game, and I think the Bruins from Colorado pull off the upset, 8-6. Pick: Cherry Creek

  • RR: Shenendehowa had a banner year, but Cherry Creek athletes help them advance in a close game. Pick: Cherry Creek

  • GB: Pick: Cherry Creek

  • MX: It was a pickem, and I pick Cherry Creek. Easily could go either way. Pick: Cherry Creek

  • Computer: Pick: Cherry Creek

  • Winner: Cherry Creek

(8) Boys' Latin (MD) 98.66 vs. (9) St. Stephan's & St Agnes (VA) 98.65
  • BM: The Saints' stud player David Solomon cannot help them revenge an early season loss to the deep roster of the Lakers. Pick: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes

  • RR: St. Stephen's & St. Agness made the country take notice early in the year with a win over BL. The Saints ride David Solomon and pull out another stunner in overtime. Pick: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes

  • GB: Pick: Boys' Latin

  • MX: Very few teams know how to win consistently. BL gets revenge in this one. Pick: Boys' Latin

  • Computer: Pick: Boys' Latin

  • Winner: Boys' Latin

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