Formed in 2001, the DC Lacrosse Club was created to give local collegiate and post-collegiate players the opportunity to continue playing lacrosse in the Washington, DC Metro area. Since then, the Club has expanded to allow players to play “Year-Round” lacrosse. Since its inception, more than 1,000 players have participated on one of the DCLC’s numerous teams. The Club currently consists of approximately 150 active players, and additional 30-40 “inactive” or “summer-only” players. The Club continues to expand having nine men’s summer teams and adding a women’s post-collegiate team to the ranks in 2014, and adding another spring team in 2015.

The Players

Over the past 15 years, the DC Patriots/DC Lacrosse Club has put more than 1,000 players from 25 states, the District of Columbia and multiple countries, including: Canada, Germany, England, Japan and New Zealand. Much like the teams, the players themselves vary greats and range from D-I varsity players to high-caliber high school players. Our players primarily live in the DC Metro Area (DC, MD, VA), with a few players coming from West Virginia and Baltimore.


Tryouts for the 2017 season will be held on Saturday, February 11th at Wakefield High School (Arlington,VA) from 11:30 – 3PM (Men’s) and 3-4PM Women’s. If you are a new player and are unable to make it, please fill out one of the prospective player forms under Contact Us. Further details are below:

STP: Scrimmage / Tryouts / Practice – Open to All

Weather: 58-degrees and cloudy
Date: Sat, 11 Feb
Time: 12-3 pm (Men’s) | 3-4 pm (Women’s)
Rookies: Show by 11:30 am
Current players: Check in with team captains – NLT Noon
Field surface: New Turf
Location: Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA
Format: 25-minute games (certified officials included)
Gear: Bring all gear, reversible (dark / white) pinnie
Social: Immediately following – 3:30 pm at Cap City Brewery in Shirlington, VA (First round on the DCLC for those 21+)

The Competition

The DC Lacrosse Club competes against local post-collegiate, masters, grand masters and college club teams along the East Coast, primarily in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. The Club has also sent teams to compete in numerous tournaments in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Nevada.


Over the past 15 years, DCLC teams have participated in numerous tournaments, including:

  • Quantico Clash – Marine Tournament (VA)
  • Harrisburg Tournament (PA)
  • Charm City Classic / Maryland State of Lacrosse (MD)
  • Warrior Tournament / McKims (MD)
  • War At The Shore (NJ)
  • Ocean City Classic (MD)
  • Three Rivers Tournament (PA)
  • ECU Lacrosse Invitational Tournament (NC)
  • Myrtle Beach Shootout (SC)
  • LaxtoberFest (MD)
  • LaxVegas (NV)
  • Bump & Grind (FL)
  • Free Mason Invitational (MD)
  • Virginia Beach Bash (VA)
  • Save the Tatas Tournament (MD).


All players are required to sign a liability waiver, which exempts the DC Lacrosse Club, competitors, field sponsors, the players, referees, Mark Oswell and any sponsor from liability for any injury or fault attained/sustained before, during or after a lacrosse game. For liability purposes, all players are also encouraged to register with U.S. Lacrosse.