After going 11-1 and possessing the highest scoring differential in the nation in its inaugural year as a team, the IMG Academy lacrosse program is quickly establishing itself as a developmental leader. With its elite academics, world-class training facility, and dedicated coaching resources, this rapidly growing program located in Bradenton, Fla., has the opportunity to revolutionize the game of lacrosse.
Cheng-Tsung Pan has had an impressive career in golf at only 21 years of age. This year, Pan qualified for the prestigious U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. At the event, he reached as high as third on the leaderboard before finishing T-45, playing alongside some of the game’s greats like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Ernie Els. All this came after beginning 2013 as the top-ranked collegiate golfer in the nation as a member of the University of Washington men’s golf program.
On Monday, it was announced that the IMG Academy lacrosse program's own Jonathan Thelen was selected to participate in the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic, held July 1-July 3 at the Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Center in Germantown, Md. Thelen was a standout on offense, leading the teams in goals scored with 94 goals over 14 games (regular season and exhibition), and helping lead the team to an 11-1 regular season, and leading the entire nation in goals scored for virtually the entire season.
MLL player Chris Mattes headlines the IMG Academy Face-off Camp as a guest coach.
IMG Academy celebrated graduation of 146 seniors representing 42 nations on June 6, 2013.
After a highly successful inaugural season that saw the IMG Academy lacrosse team finish with an 11-1 overall record, with three exhibition wins over nationally ranked opponents and leading the entire nation in scoring for much of the year, the team, coaches, parents and program supporters came together at the first-ever year-end lacrosse awards banquet.