World Series of Youth Lacrosse/Inside Lacrosse 13U World Rankings

The inaugural Nissan World Series of Youth Lacrosse/Inside Lacrosse 13U World Rankings are based on participation in the 2017 World Series of Youth Lacrosse competition. All teams have met the 13U age requirement and all WSYL team and player eligibility rules. This World Ranking will be updated again after the completion of the WSYL Championship Series on July 4, 2017.

For future WSYL/IL World Rankings, we will include regional expert opinions in conjunction with WSYL’s existing roster verification process. To find out if your team is eligible to be considered for the WSYL/IL World Ranking and to participate in next year’s World Series of Youth Lacrosse competition, please email us at

1. Igloo (N.Y.) 
After finishing second in last year’s World Series Championship, Igloo came storming back with a vengeance in the WSYL Northern Qualifier this spring. They swept the competition, beating Team 91 in the finals and earning the No. 1 seed out of the Northern Qualifier for the Championship Series in Denver this summer.

2. SoCal Express (Calif.) 
After missing the cut at last year’s WSYL Qualifying round, SoCal Express was impressive in a very talented field of teams spanning from California to Colorado. Like Igloo, SoCal also went undefeated in the Western Qualifier after edging out Team Colorado Outlaws in a narrow victory in the finals.

3. API Diamondbacks (Md.) 
In addition to going undefeated in the Eastern Qualifier and clinching the No. 1 seed out of the region, API Diamondbacks lead the entire field in both goals scored and fewest goals allowed. If they can dominate both sides of the ball like they did in the Regional Qualifier, they will be a force to be reckoned with at the Championship Series this summer.

4. Team 91 (N.Y.) 
A perennial WSYL powerhouse, Team 91 lost in the Northern Regional championship game to the No. 1 ranked Igloo team in a very close contest.

5. LI Express (N.Y.) 
Despite losing in the Northern Qualifier semifinal to Team 91, LI Express put forth a very impressive performance throughout the weekend, outscoring opponents 56-19 over six games and finishing third overall.

6. Team Colorado Outlaws (Colo.) 
Sponsored by the reigning MLL Champion Denver Outlaws and coached by its players, Team Colorado has so far lived up to the hype. Despite narrowly losing in Western Qualifiers to No. 2 SoCal Express, Team Colorado dominated the competition, scoring 47 goals and only giving up 10 through five games.

7. Brotherly Love (Pa.) 
Coached by all-time lacrosse great Frank Urso, the Philadelphia-based Brotherly Love program had a strong showing in their first World Series event, losing to the eventual champs and No. 3-ranked API Diamondbacks squad.

8. Legacy (N.Y.) 
The 2016 World Series Champions followed up last year’s dominating performance with another impressive showing in a very competitive and crowded Northern Regional Qualifier. Although finishing fourth in the Qualifier, the team could be poised to make a big splash at the Championship Series given the program’s history and experience.

9. Mad Dog West (Calif.) 
The biggest surprise of the 2016 World Series, last year’s semifinalist Mad Dog West turned out a solid performance in this year’s Qualifying Round, finishing third in the Western Qualifier.

10. Tri-State (N.J.) 
One of the oldest and most established club programs in the country, Tri-State clinched its second consecutive berth to the Championship Series after strong play in the Eastern Qualifier, earning the No. 3 seed from the region.

11. ADVNC (Calif.) 
Despite being a newcomer on the WSYL circuit and the first team from Northern California to participate, ADVNC was very competitive in the Western Qualifier and finished fourth on its way to securing an invitation to Denver.

12. BBL Elite (N.J.) 
A first-time participant in the Eastern Qualifier, BBL finished with a 4-2 record against top competition in the Eastern Qualifier, finishing fourth overall.

Watch List: Eclipse (Conn.), Edge (Canada), Evolve Elite (Canada), Iroquois National, PrimeTime (N.Y.), South Jersey Black Storm (N.J.).