Both Wesleyan and Tufts sent alumni teams to the 2013 CityLax Southampton Shootout, and as luck and good scheduling would have it, the two squads faced off in the last game of the day. Although there is no champion for this one day charity tournament, teams still play to win, and Tufts entered the game at 2-0, with two solid wins, and Wesleyan entered at 1-1 with a win over UVA/Hopkins/Harvard, and a tight loss (in another great game) to UnCommon Fit.
Tufts ended up winning the game 5-3, or 8-4, or by some other score… To be honest, all I really know (and I was there!) is that Tufts won, and it was a great game. There were some moments of pushing and shoving (that’s normal for a Wes-Tufts game), but everyone walked away smiling, and we even took a “team photo” together. That was awkward, but also good for some laughs.
Game photos can be found on the LAS Facebook page.
There were current and former MLL players for both teams out on the field, and plenty of All-American and All-NESCAC selections, with players ranging from recent 2012 and 2013 graduates to older players, like myself, from the early 2000s, and before.
This is Tufts second or third year at the Shootout, and Wesleyan’s first as a team, although many alums have played in the event in past years. Emails are already flying for next year, so to all the other NESCAC teams (and DIII squads in general), it’s time to suit up the old men, and get involved in the CityLax Shootout. It’s a truly wonderful event, and you might even get to relive some collegiate glory days!
The clip below is Glenn Adams (Wesleyan) playing with the CityLax team, and putting on a show. It might be a one day charity tournament, but that doesn’t mean you don’t bring your A-game!