The 15th annual Lax by the Lake drew the usual enthusiastic crowd of lacrosse athletes and supporters to Keuka College’s Jephson Athletic Complex when 59 teams of young lacrosse players come to the area May 19 and 20.

During the tournament, six to seven games with various age groups are played at the same time, with teams from Penn Yan, several teams from the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Rochester and Syracuse areas competing.

Boys teams, grades K-2, 3/4 and 5/6, competed Saturday, playing two or three games each. Girls teams in the same grade levels competed Sunday, also playing two or three games each.

The festival accompanying the tournament includes vendors and food.

Lax by the Lake is organized by Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse. Youngsters who participate in the lacrosse league travel to area communities to play lacrosse through the spring. For more information about the lacrosse league, visit