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Brian Houshower Tournament

Since 2004, the Brian Houshower Memorial Lacrosse Tournament is hosted every fall by Downingtown West Boys Lacrosse in honor of Brian Houshower, a budding young lacrosse player who tragically died in an automobile accident during his sophomore year in 2003.  The tournament has three goals: 

1) Honor the life and memory of Brian Houshower
2) Support the Downingtown West Boys Lacrosse program and
3) Provide a college scholarship to deserving players in Brian's memory.


"These fine young men, year after year, never cease to amaze me. Not by wins and losses, but by their character, humility, and love for each other.  Go West Lax!"
      - Joan Houshower-Ferree







15th Annual Brian Houshower Tournament 2018

The 15th annual edition of the Brian Houshower Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Downingtown Middle School fields.   

Please come out and support a worthy cause and enjoy a great day of lacrosse!  Food, beverages, and commemorative t-shirts will be available for sale!

Thank you to our participating teams:


             Varsity DivisionJV Division
              Downingtown WestDowningtown West
             Downingtown EastDowningtown East
               Owen J. RobertsOwen J. Roberts
              Radnor BethLax
               Avon GrovePerkiomen Valley
              West Chester HendersonCBW Lacrosse


Photos from the 2018 Brian Houshower Tournament

View more great photos on our Facebook page!


14th Annual Brian Houshower Tournament 2017

The 2017 edition of the Brian Houshower Memorial Tournament was a great success. Thank you to our sponsors, all the volunteers and especially to Mrs. Joan Feree, Brian's mother, for her and her family's continued support. 

My players got a lot out of the tournament last year, and many still talk about the speech given by Brian's mother.
Coach Tony Fabrizio, BethLax (Freedom HS)

Thank you to our participating Teams:

              Downingtown West VarsityDowningtown West JV
             Downingtown East VarsityDowningtown East JV
                RadnorStrath Haven
                CoatesvilleFreedom HS (BethLax)


13th Annual Brian Houshower Tournament 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Champions, Strath Haven! Strath Haven edged out Conestoga in an overtime thriller to take the title for the day.


Mrs. Joan Ferree (Brian Houshower's mother) spoke to the players and families of all teams in attendance. Her words about actions and decisions were especially meaningful on this day to many in attendance. We all thank Mrs. Ferree for speaking to such a large group. Her message is an important one that all should hear.

Thank you to our participating teams:

              Downingtown West VarsityDowningtown West JV
             Downingtown East VarsityDowningtown East JV
             ConestogaGarnet Valley JV
             PennsburyBethLax JV
            RadnorSun Valley JV
             Strath Haven 
             Owen J. Roberts 
             Marple Newtown