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2017 Centennial Summer Sizzle Tournament - Blaine, MN

Dear Diary,

This post is written from the heart of one proud mother right now.

But truly, my son and his teammates deserve all of the glory.

I know I have posted quite a bit about lacrosse, but that's because it has such a large hold on our summer calendar. Especially on tournament weekends - we can expect to log a lot of time on the sidelines. This past weekend was no exception.

The team wrapped tournament play undefeated, and entered the championship bracket as the No. 1 Seed for U10. They managed to deliver first losses to two undefeated teams, including their rematch against a very strong team from Stillwater. 

 Tigers on 3 ...

They won their semifinal with a score 8-1 which sent them to the championship game. It was the furtherest Landen has advanced in a tournament, so we were all equal parts excited and nervous. As of September 1, Landen will move into the next age group so I couldn't think of a more fitting way to close his experiences here.

I wanted this so badly for him, for his teammates - many of whom he's played with for the past 4 years. Knowing how far they've progressed and improved with their fundamentals, the Farmington sideline cheered for each player and encouraged them.

They won 11-6, and the celebrations began as soon as the buzzer sounded.

Gloves were tossed, and Landen tackled his goalie.

The excitement was felt by all, and we laughed at the air time some of these kids achieved.

The head coach got soaked ...

And Landen posed with his gold medal and First Place team trophy. It'll likely hold a place of honor at the district's indoor arena. He has been excelling at the Center D position, and scored two goals in the tournament including one during the championship game.

Of course, a picture with his coaches. You did it, bud!

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