The MICDS Boys Lacrosse Team is among the elite programs chosen from Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to participate in the Midwestern Lacrosse Challenge, an 8-team, seeded playoff on May 5-7, 2017, at New Trier High in Winnetka, IL.
“We are very fortunate to have this group of programs and this group of coaches come together to create the Midwest Lacrosse Challenge,” said Mike Cappelletti, head coach at Detroit Country Day School, and co-president of the league. “Within our region, you will be hard pressed to find a better assembly of programs with rich tradition, up-and-coming talent, and sustained success. These are eight premier squads, run by great coaches who are even better men. It’s an absolute slam dunk for our kids and families.”
- Other participating schools are:
- Brother Rice High School (Birmingham, MI)
- Carmel High School (Carmel, IN)
- Culver Academy (Culver, IN)
- De Smet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, MO)
- Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hills, MI)
- Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL)
- New Trier High School (Winnetka, IL).
The MICDS lacrosse program has been dominant in Missouri, as the Rams have won the past three state championships under head coach Andy Kay. The Rams also ended last year as one of the best teams in the Midwest, defeating Ohio state champion Upper Arlington along the way to a 19-1 overall record.
Coach Kay is enthusiastic about this new chapter for his program. “I’m excited because this league should elevate the status of Midwestern lacrosse nationally,” Kay said. “Being invited into this league also really affirms that what our program and these kids have been doing is paying off. This truly validates the direction of our program.”