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Congrats to the 2014 Sand Storm Champions!
Elite - Kings Lax Gold
HS - 3d SoCal 16
9th/10th - Doco Dogs 9/10
7th/8th - Oregon Pride U15
5th/6th - 3d NorCal 20

Youth - Bradys Bunch U11 Youth

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Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 250 Teams

Record Setting 7th Annual Tournament attracts 16,000+ to Valley   


Annapolis, MD (January 9, 2014)Organizers with Synapse Sports and Lax West have announced the seventh annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival, being held Jan. 18-19, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal., has been expanded to include competition on 40 fields. A record 250 boys’ and girls’ teams - comprised of middle and high school players - are slated to compete in the 2014 event co-sponsored by Under Armour and Gatorade.  “We knew when we started Sand Storm in 2008 that it had tremendous potential.  A warm weather location, state-of-the-art facility, top-notch competition and detailed organization are the ingredients for success,” said Cathy Samaras, found and CEO of Synapse Sports.  “Sand Storm lived up to its potential and exceeded expectations since the beginning.  Now it has become a destination event for club teams throughout the country as the premier winter tournament on the West Coast.”

Sand Storm began as a girls’ club tournament geared primarily towards clubs from Western States. It has since expanded its reach and now includes a significant number of teams from the Midwest, East Coast and even Canada.  The number of Division I, II and III collegiate coaches scouting talent at Sand Storm has also increased significantly in recent years as the talent pool expanded.  Sand Storm added a boys’ component in 2011 and it has grown exponentially under the guidance of Michael Watson of Lax West.  In just four years, the boys’ tournament has grown from 14 to 112 teams.  “It’s a testament to the overall quality of the event.  Every team that participated the past two years had a great experience and it has spread by word of mouth that Sand Storm is a top-notch tournament in terms of a spectacular venue, precise management and strong competition,” Watson said.  “A weekend in Palm Springs is very appealing to the out-of-town teams.  I couldn’t be more thrilled with how quickly this thing has taken off.”

Sand Storm enjoys tremendous local support from the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau and local business community.  Host hotels to the event include resort properties La Quinta Resort and Club, Renaissance Esmeralda, JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Desert Princess Golf Resort, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, as well as Embassy Suites - La Quinta & Palm Desert, Homewood Suites Palm Desert, Palm Desert’s Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn & Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Mirage and Indio’s Clarion, Royal Plaza Inn and Super 8 & Suites.  Local sponsors of the event include host hotels Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indio Super 8 & Suites and La Quinta Resort & Club as well as restaurants including the Kaiser Restaurant Group’s Jackalope Ranch & Hog’s Breath Inn, Las Casuealas La Quinta, The La Quinta Beer Hunter Pub & Grill, Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill and the Tack Room Tavern.   

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Rave Reviews: 6th Annual Sand Storm Festival

Team 180 takes three titles on girls’ side

3D Select wins two on boys’ side

Annapolis, MD (February 8, 2013) – There will always be a special connection between the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival  . . . Press Release

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Synapse Sports is the premier provider of lacrosse playing opportunities and recruiting events in the U.S.  Founder and CEO Cathy Samaras has been a trailblazer in the sport of lacrosse, working tirelessly for over 20 years to promote the growth and development of the game – from grassroots to global.  To learn more about the exciting events organized by the company visit <> or call 410-573-1414.  

Founded by former UVA 4-time All American Michael Watson, Lax West is committed to helping its participants reach their full potential as competitive lacrosse players and coaches through a variety of platforms including instructional and competitive camps, clinics and events, as well as coaching clinics and seminars, invitational exhibitions, games and tournaments. Visit <> for more information.

Online Check-In

Online Check-in is now available for this event.

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Sand Storm 2014 Men's College Coaches

Adams State

Arizona State U

Babson College

Bates College

Chapman Colllege

Conneticut College



Sonoma State

Swathmore College


Washington & Lee

Wesleyen College

Whittier College

Sand Storm Info


Palm Springs
Visitor Information



Under Armour

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Official Tournament Gear

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Tack Room Tavern

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Kaiser Family Restaurants

Hogs Breath Inn • Jackalope Ranch


Indio Super 8

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Call 760-342-0264 – book under “albatross” block code.

Reservations subject to availability.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

Resort & Spa

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