Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/25/11
Nearly 200 of the top girls’ lacrosse players from the Philadelphia area and the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions will compete on Nov. 5 in the 2nd Philly Girls Showcase at Westtown School in West Chester, PA.
The event will feature girls from 11 states.
“The fact that in two short years the Philly Girls Showcase has firmly established itself as a marquee event during the crowded November recruiting period speaks volumes about the level of high school lacrosse talent in Greater Philadelphia, and to the fact that college coaches want to see girls in this area play,” said
Andy Hayes, President of NXT Sports, which is directing the event.
The Event director is Jenny Duckenfield, head coach at Mount St. Joseph.
Karin Brower Corbett, head women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Pennsylvania, serves as the college coach event coordinator, and will be in attendance along with members of her staff. Overall the Philly Girls Showcase has received attendance commitments from over 30 college programs, including Penn, Columbia, UNC, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Hofstra, La Salle, Delaware, UMass, Haverford College and many others.
All the Philly Showcase games will be professionally filmed, and each participant will receive, completely free, an indexed set of their video clips from the Philly Showcase. These video clips can be turned into a highlight reel and shared via an online platform. This video service is provided courtesy of Philly Showcase partner Krossover Technology.
There is still some space for additional players in the Philly Girls Showcase. Any high school lacrosse player with a serious interest in playing college lacrosse can register up until noon on November 2 at ShowcaseLacrosse.com.
Click here for current player list.
The schedule of events for the 2011 Philly Girls Showcase follows.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5– PHILLY GIRLS SHOWCASE
Player registration will take place between 7-8am. The players will be divided into rosters for warmup and coaching sessions and then for the morning games, each roster will be coached by a prominent local high school coach. The list of coaches is being finalized, but currently includes:
• Jenny Duckenfield, Head Coach, Mt. St. Joseph Academy
• Phyllis Kilgour, Former Head Coach, Radnor H.S.
• Kim Jackson, Head Coach, Henderson H.S. (PA)
• Lorraine Beers, Head Coach, Archbishop Carroll H.S.
• Jami Wilus, Head Coach, North Penn H.S.
• Erika Baylis, Head Coach, Lower Merion H.S
• Mark Pinkerton, Head Coach, Manheim Township, H.S.
Each team will play three morning games in front of the college coaches between 8:30am and 1pm. After a lunch break the Philly Showcase will then announce the rosters for the afternoon deBeer Lacrosse Fab Forty all-star games. The all-star games will begin around 1:30pm and conclude around 4pm.
NXT Sports would like to thank deBeer Lacrosse, exclusive sponsor of the Philly Girls Showcase weekend, for their tireless efforts to make the Showcase the best event possible.