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Schedule for next month’s Philly Boys Showcase weekend; event features Pre-Showcase benefit and 36-team tourney on final day

Thursday, 20th October 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, High School, Recruiting, Tournaments, Posted 10/20/11
From Press Releases

NXT Sports has announced the weekend schedule for the Third Annual Philly Boys Showcase – and it figures to be an event that will satisfy any boys’ lacrosse fan.

The 2011 Philly Boys Showcase will be held the weekend of November 18-20 and will feature many of the top high school lacrosse talent from the Philadelphia region and beyond the US and into Canada. The event features two days of the individual showcase and two days of tournaments involving top club and high school teams from the Philly region and beyond.

The 2011 Philly Showcase received over 1,800 player applications for spots in the event, known as one of the nation’s biggest and most attended Fall showcase. In the end, approximately 500 players from 27 States and Provinces will compete over the course of the weekend.

Said Andy Hayes, President of NXT Sports, “We are very excited for the 2011 Philly Boys Showcase. For the last six months our team has worked tirelessly to put together this group of players, which we believe represents one of the best collections of high school lacrosse talent ever assembled. Virtually every Division I program in the nation has committed to attend, and we expect well over 100 college programs overall to be there.”

The schedule of events for the 2011 Philly Boys Showcase follows.


On Friday, November 18 the Philly Showcase will present a pair of games at St. Joseph’s Finnesey Field featuring some of the top boys’ club lacrosse squads and players in the region. The Friday night schedule is:

HEADstrong v Mesa at 7 p.m.
Dukes v Leading Edge (NJ) at 8 p.m.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the NTAF fund in honor of Logan Schweiter to assist with some of his many uninsured injury-related expenses. Logan nearly drowned when trapped before being rescued from floodwaters near his Wayne, PA home in July. Twelve-year-old Logan attends St. Katherine’s of Siena School in Wayne as and is an enthusiastic rising lacrosse player in the Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (CYLAX) program.

The Friday night event is open to all college coaches and to the public. The admission fee, which goes in full towards the Logan Schweiter fund, is $5. Further details about the Friday night schedule will be forthcoming. Showcase Lacrosse wishes to thank St. Joseph’s University, St. Joseph’s Men’s Lacrosse Coach Taylor Wray, and St. Joseph’s Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach Dan Keating for working tirelessly to make this event possible.


On Saturday, November 19 the Philly Showcase continues with over 400 elite sophomores and juniors in competition at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA. The players will be divided into rosters each coached by a prominent high school or club coach. The list of coaches is being finalized, but currently includes:

• Justin Becker, Head Coach, James Bowie H.S. (TX)
• John Begier, Head Coach, Radnor H.S. (PA)
• Todd Cliggett, Head Coach, Downingtown East H.S. (PA)
• Byron Collins, Head Coach, Detroit Country Day School (MI)
• Justin Fitzgerald, Head Coach, Bishop O’Connell H.S. (VA)
• Tim Foote, Head Coach, McCallie School (TN)
• Darren Geraci, Assistant Coach, S. Brunswick H.S. (NJ)
• Will Gibbs, Assistant Coach, Episcopal Academy (PA)
• John Hanlon, Head Coach, Neshaminy H.S. (PA)
• Tom Harris, Head Coach, Low Country L.C. (SC)
• Jamie Huber, Head Coach, Pennsbury H.S. (PA)
• Matt Rowley, Head Coach, NESLL (MA)
• Brian Samson, Head Coach, Conestoga H.S. (PA)
• David Waldman, Head Coach, Strath Haven H.S. (PA)

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 Gait Lacrosse Fab Forty 2013 and 2014 all-star games. The all-star games will begin around 1:30pm and conclude around 4pm.


On Sunday, November 20, also at Episcopal Academy, the Philly Showcase will hold a special competition strictly for uncommitted seniors. At the request of college coaches, who have a strong interest in taking a last look at uncommitted seniors, approximately 90 players from the class of 2012 will be divided into four teams and player a series of three games each in front of the attending college coaches.

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.

Additionally, also on Sunday, November 20th, Episcopal Academy will host a small 36-team club tournament, The Philly Invitational, which will start later in the morning and will feature some elite club and high school programs. The event is an extension of a 12-team invitational tournament first created by Haverford School’s John Nostrant and Georgetown Prep’s Kevin Giblin to showcase players in a team setting. Teams registered for the Philly Invitational include:

Club Teams:

• Dukes
• Edge Canada
• Edge USA
• Greene Turtle
• Laxachusetts
• MadLax
• NOVA Generals
• Top Gun Fighting Clams
• 2Knights

High School Programs

• Chestnut Hill Academy
• Christian Brothers (NY)
• Downingtown East
• Downingtown West
• Episcopal Academy
• Haverford School
• Malvern Prep
• St. Joe’s Prep
• Wissahickon

NXT Sports would like to thank Gait Lacrosse, exclusive sponsor of Philly Showcase weekend, for their tireless efforts to make the Showcase the best event possible.

About Showcase Lacrosse and the Philly Showcase
Showcase Lacrosse provides exposure for top high school lacrosse players, allowing them to showcase their talents in front of college coaches at professional, highly competitive, yet reasonably priced events.
Showcase Lacrosse is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NXT Sports, LLC.


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