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Best of the Midwest Challenge

Photos from the 2012 Best of the Midwest


Augustana College hosted the Best of the Midwest Challenge Sept. 29-30, 2012, at its campus in Rock Island, Ill.

Two divisions:

  • Blue Division/U19 — 2013/2014 graduates only. Only one team per club in this division.
  • Gold Division/U17 — 2014/2015/2016 graduates. All players must still be in high school.
  • 2013/2014 players can register for the House Team


Viking bracket champion — Cool Sticks National

Viking bracket runner-up — Cool Sticks Illinois

Augie bracket champion — Aviators

Augie bracket runner-up — Lakeshore


Saturday pool play

Sunday brackets


Team registration and payment, Sept. 15.

Team roster submission, Sept. 24.

Liability waiver must be turned in upon arrival Sept. 29

Team registration fee is $800. Individual registration is $65.


Every registered player will receive an official tournament T-shirt.

Every team will enter a single elimination tournament. All games will be refereed by certified officials. Guaranteed three pool play games.

Each team will have the opportunity to take advantage of a practice session with Augustana coaches and players on Friday, Sept. 28.

Players and families may tour Augustana's campus and meet with admissions staff between games.

Lacrosse vendors and concessions will be available on site.


Cost of the Augustana College Best of the Midwest Challenge is $800 per team with a roster limit of 25 players. Players may register by mail or online, but Augustana College must receive a signed liability waiver from every participant.

House team registration

If you do not have a full roster to enter into the Best of the Midwest Challenge, there still is an option for you to play. We will create a house team made up of individual entrants that will compete with the rest of the field.

If registering by mail, send a completed registration form, liability waiver and check written to Sara Tisdale to:

Sara Tisdale, Augustana College Department of Athletics
639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201

If registering online, submit your registration and then print the liability waiver and mail it to Coach Tisdale at the above address.


Augustana College is a selective, private liberal arts college located on the shores of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad Cities. Our 2,500 students have more than 70 majors and related academic programs from which to choose, and they enjoy an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. (more information)

The Vikings field varsity teams in 23 sports — including men's and women's lacrosse starting in the fall of 2011 — that compete at the NCAA Division III level. (more information)

Directions to campus


Two local hotels are offering special rates for the tournament:

Stony Creek Inn, Moline, Ill.
Room block: Best of the Midwest Women's Lacrosse
(800) 659-2220
$87 a night

Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, Iowa
Room block: Augie Best of the Midwest Challege
(563) 322-2200
$99 a night