By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/14/10
The recruiting scene in Philadelphia lacrosse has never been hotter than it is right now.
As seniors are signing National Letters of Intent during the early period (Nov. 10-17), the wave of highly-rated recruiting tournaments in and around the Philly area continues.
Today is the second day of the inaugural F4 Showbine, a combination showcase and combine being held at the Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J. The event will attract 26 top club and high school teams from the Mid-Atlantic region, including a strong group from Philly,.
That event, directed by newly-hired Richmond men’s coach and former Ursinus mentor Glen Carter, will draw as many as 100 college coaches.
This weekend the much-anticipated Philly Showcase begins with three days of action. The pre-showcase event starts Friday at 7 p.m. when round-robin games will be played between the Inter-Ac League All-Stars and two Philly club teams, top-rated Duke’s L.C. and Rebel Elite. The event also benefits Philly lacrosse supporter Dan in his fight against brain cancer
Friday night is just the kickoff for an entire weekend of highlights. On Saturday at Episcopal Academy more than 300 of the top boys’ players from Philadelphia and beyond will compete in the Philly Boys’ Lacrosse Showcase, being held for the second year.
That event could draw more than 100 college coaches. The capper in the afternoon includes three Fab 40 all-star games between the top sophomores/freshmen, juniors and seniors in the event.
The next day at EA, the first Philly Girls’ Lacrosse Showcase will be held. More than 200 girls will compete and a large group of coaches is expected.
Also on Sunday, Haverford School hosts the 2nd Mid-Atlantic Fall Showcase. Sixteen teams, many from Philly, will compete in this recruiting tourney. The tourney includes teams from Philly powers Haverford School (two squads), Conestoga, St. Joseph’s Prep, Malvern Prep and Episcopal Academy. Also, there are top teams from Washington D.C. (Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga) as well as a top club team from Long Island (Express).