By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/6/11
Notre Dame Academy’s Nora McCallion said she is attending the inaugural Philly Showcase Camp in July to improve her skills as much as to gain exposure from college coaches.
“Surrounding myself with the best players and coaches will enable me to learn and challenge myself over the summer,” said the sophomore attack/midfielder. “Top players from all over will be in attendance so I expect to leave the camp a better player.
“I also know that the camp will fine tune my skills, and teach me how to incorporate better fundamentals into my game so that I can be the best player I can be after attending the Showcase.”
The Philly Showcase Camp is a three-day, two-night overnight showcase and instructional camp with a limited capacity for 216 high school girls’ lacrosse players in the classes of 2013 and 2014. The Camp will be held at Albright College in Reading from July 19-21.
Under the direction of Penn coach Karin Brower Corbett, who has guided the Quakers to three national semifinals in the past five seasons, the Philly Showcase includes three days of games and instruction, as well as all meals and lodging in the Albright College dining halls and dorms.
McCallion, who helped the Irish finish second in the Inter-Ac League this year and played on Team Philly at the Under Armour Underclassmen Games last year, is also hoping to learn more about the recruiting process.
“I hope to gain some insight into what coaches expect from the high school athlete to a future college bound athlete,” she said. “I hope to learn a few tricks of the trade as well as I know the camp will demand a lot from me and I want to see if I meet the challenges.”
Brower Corbett said the camp is designed to stress instruction.
“I am excited to be directing the Philly Showcase Camp this summer,” said Brower Corbett. “We are lining up a great coaching staff so we can really be a premier coaching camp as well as recruiting camp.
“Many camps today are all about playing and being recruited and we want this camp to really stress teaching and for the student-athlete to get better. Obviously college coaches will be teaching so there will also be plenty of opportunities to be recruited as well.”
On the field, the girls will be divided into rosters, with each roster overseen by a prominent college coach. The teams will play a series of games interspersed between detailed instructional sessions.
Additionally, all games at the Showcase Camp will be professionally filmed, catalogued and indexed by Showcase video partner Krossover Intelligence.
The lead instructors feature a varied group, some from Philly (Delaware coach Kateri Linville, La Salle coach Candace Taglianetti and Cabrini coach Jackie Neary) as well as coaches from North Carolina, Vanderbilt, St. Bonaventure, and Marquette (see list below).
The registration fee is $495.
The Philly Showcase Camp is for high school players in the years of 2013 and 2014 serious about improving their games and working closely with some of the best college lacrosse coaches in the nation. Players and their families can find out more information about the event and register online at ShowcaseLacrosse.com.
The Philly Showcase Camp lead instructors include:
1: Blue Hens – Directed by Kateri Linville, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, University of Delaware
2: Bonnies – Directed by Christy Wilson, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, St. Bonaventure University
3: Cavaliers – Directed by Jackie Neary, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Cabrini College
4: Commodores White – Directed by Susan Ellis, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Vanderbilt University
5: Commodores Gold – Directed by Amber Falcone, Assistant Coach, Vanderbilt University
6: Explorers – Directed by Candice Taglianetti, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, La Salle University
7: Golden Eagles – Directed by Meredith Simon, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Marquette University
8: Hornets – Directed by Emily Lotkowicz, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Lynchburg
9: Lions – Directed by Alison Bruno, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Albright College
10: Quakers – Directed by Melissa Lehmann, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania
11: Tar Heels – Directed by Jenn Cook, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, University of North Carolina
12: Tigers – Directed by Jacqueline McDevitt, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Occidental College