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About High School Lacrosse

The Highland Park Boys Lacrosse Division I Varsity Blue team has a proud tradition of producing state champions and collegiate players.  Highland Park DI Varsity Blue team has won the THSLL State Championship eight times (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2023). Our program has given many of boys the opportunity to play lacrosse in Baltimore, California, Virginia, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey to name a few. Many of the boys playing on those teams were recruited to play college lacrosse at the NCAA DI and DIII levels. Many more have gone on to play with Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association teams. All high school boys have the opportunity to make the DI Varsity team. However, it is our coaching staff’s belief that underclassmen are often better served and developed playing at the DII Varsity Gold or JV levels because it is on those teams that they will get adequate playing time to maximize their potential.

In the spring of 2007, our coaches and board agreed to have our JV A team play at the Division II level, thus becoming a DII team. Traditionally our JV A team has been very competitive and suffered from a lack of competition at the JV level.  The DII Varsity Gold team has won four state championships (2008, 2012, 2015 and 2018) and was the state champion runner up in 2007, its first season competing at the Division II level. Our DII Varsity Gold team is open to underclassmen and juniors. We do not permit seniors to play at the DII level.

The HP Junior Varsity team is a competitive yet developmental team.  By league rules a JV team is open to freshman, sophomores and juniors.  The JV team balances competitiveness with frequent line rotations.

Our eligibility policy states that a boy must live in the Highland Park Independent School District to try out for and join one of our teams.

Many former HP lacrosse players have played in NCAA DI and DIII and MCLA college programs including Duke, Denver, Navy, North Carolina, Hofstra, Rutgers, Harvard, Virginia, Delaware, Ohio State, Dartmouth, Quinnipiac, Villanova, Denison, Whittier, St. Joseph, Washington & Lee, Hampden-Sydney, Lynchburg, Swarthmore, Texas, SMU, Arkansas and TCU.