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 one of the biggest club tournaments in the west, with 250 teams participating this year. 212 fielded teams in the Boys 2019, 2017 divisions and the girls 2021 division.
The teams were led by Mike Acee (UNC), Christian Pompoco and Thomas Sarjeant (Westminster), Lauren Schmidt (Stanford/Team USA) and Lauren Vanthof (Adrian College).
The 2019 boys team finished the weekend with a 2-2-1 record. The team recorded wins over RC 11-1 and 3D San Diego 8-2. They lost a tough battle to True Chicago 2-5 and lost to a very good Alcatraz team out of San Francisco 2-9 while tying ADVNC SF 7-7.
The 2021 Girls’ team finished the weekend with a 4-1 record with wins over MS 13-4, LaxNW 8-5, Glendale 16-4 and OC United 11-5. Their lone loss came to Bay Area Wave 7-11. The girls capped off a great first year with a 15-2 record and 2 tournament championships.
The 212 2017 team (84-11 overall) finished the weekend in the Elite division with a perfect 7-0 record, culminating the weekend with 212’s 21st tournament championship. The team notched wins over LA Cobras 8-7 in the semi-finals and RC Elite 7-6 in the championship game.
The teams posted a 13-3-1 record, scoring 155 goals and allowing 80 at Sandstorm 2017.
212 has a cumulative record of 202 wins 51 losses and 21 tournament championships with 37 players committing to play college lacrosse.
“This event was played in honor of my former teammate Graham Harden who is battling ALS,” said Program Director Mike Acee. “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/UNC), Laurel Vanthof (Adrian College), Christian Pompoco and Thomas Sarjeant (Westminster) for an excellent weekend of coaching and the Sandstorm staff for organizing another fun event for the kids.”