By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/18/10
More than 100 men’s college lacrosse coaches are expected when 16 of the top club teams from the Mid-Atlantic Region and Canada compete in the 2nd Quaker Fall LaxFest on Sunday, November 7 at Radnor High.
The event also will feature seven of the top Philly teams: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, HEADstrong Elite, LB3, Mesa Fresh 2012, Mesa Fresh Select, Rebel Elite and Twist 2012. The field also has three top Long Island teams (Long Island Express, Long Island Select, Long Island Sting), two from the Baltimore region (MadLax and Maryland RoughRiders), two from Ontario (Edge Srs. and Edge Jrs.), one from New Jersey (Leading Edge 2012) and one from upstate New York (CNY Roadhawks).
Each team will play three 60-minute games, with action on four fields (two turf). Times are 9 a.m., 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 2 and 3:15. The schedules will be released soon. Check the Quaker LaxFestwebsite for updates and more information.
Last year coaches from 80 colleges attended. Tourney co-director John Begier (Radnor head coach) said the event was created for Philadelphia players to have a chance at a fall recruiting tournament that was nearby.
“There are a lot of good high school players and talented club teams in the Philadelphia area,” said Begier, whose co-director is Penn coach Mike Murphy. “Instead of our players having to drive 2 or 3 hours to play in Maryland or New York, they can drive 20 minutes and come to Radnor and get great exposure while playing against the best club teams in Philly and a national level.
“It’s a nice venue and it’s easy to watch the games on nice fields. The feedback I’ve received from the college coaches has been great.”
Begier said as many as 50 volunteers will help run the event. Radnor High serves as the host for the annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, an event that raises money for spinal cord injury research and development and featured 54 teams playing on six fields last spring.
This year’s teams for Qauker Fall LaxFest:
* CNY RoadHawks
* Duke’s Lacrosse Club
* Edge Jrs. (Canada)
* Edge Srs. (Canada)
* For Love of the Game/Long Island Select
* HeadStrong Elite
* Leading Edge (NJ) 2012
* Long Island Express
* Long Island Sting
* Maryland RoughRiders
* Mesa Fresh 2012
* Mesa Fresh Select
* Rebel Elite
* Twist 2012