By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/16/11
Sophomore midfielder Ruth Barry said she is coming east from St. Louis, Mo., to participate in the inaugural Philly Showcase Camp to gain exposure in a major lacrosse hotbed and to compete at a camp with nationally-known coaches.
Barry plays for John Burroughs High, a perennial Missouri state power. But the Barry said the chance to play at a camp led by Penn coach Karin Brower Corbett and many other top college coaches was a major draw.
“There aren’t as many (top) programs in the Midwest, so coming out east is the way to go to get good opportunities,” said Barry, who is in her second year as a starter. “For recruiting or playing lacrosse at the highest level, this is where I need to go.”
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 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.
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 Penn coach is known to be amazing,” said Barry, who has been to camps at UMass and Northwestern and also will compete at a camp this summer in Maryland. “It will be really great to get some experience with her.
“I also like the fact there are only 12 teams and each is coached by a college coach. This is a smaller field than other camps.”
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