Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/29/12
The pairings for the 13th annual Katie Samson Festival has been released.
The event – which has raised more than $1 million for spinal cord research and development, will be held at Radnor High on April 27, 2013. It will feature 14 girls’ games, 13 boys’ games and the first college game ever held in the tourney.
The college game will feature Penn and Bellarmine. The contest is the final regular season game for Penn and will be played at 5:30 p.m.
Some of the more noteworthy boys’ pairings include: La Salle (state runner-up in 2012) vs. Haverford School (2011 national champion), Conestoga (three-time defending state champion) vs. Downingtown East (Ches-Mont runner-up in 2012), Radnor (state semifinalist in 2012) vs. Downingtown West (district semifinalist in 2012), Episcopal Academy (Inter-Ac Invitational champion in 2012) vs. Lawrenceville (Inter-Ac semifinalist in 2012), and Garnet Valley (District 1 runner-up in 2012) vs. St. Augustine Prep (NJ Group A semifinalist).
Top girls’ matchups include: Strath Haven (state runner-up in 2012) vs. Episcopal Academy (eight-time defending Inter-Ac champion), Radnor (District 1 champion in 2012) vs. Notre Dame Academy (Inter-Ac co-champion in 2012), Conestoga (District 1 runner-up in 2012) vs. Archbishop Carroll (12-time Catholic League defending champion, Garnet Valley (two-time defending state champion) vs. Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy and Harriton (state quarterfinalist in 2012) vs. Great Valley (undefeated regular season in 2012).
KATIE SAMSON FESTIVAL – APRIL 27, 2013
Radnor HS v. Downingtown West HS
Conestoga HS v. Downingtown East HS
Emmaus HS v. Lower Merion HS
Episcopal Academy v. Lawrenceville School, NJ
Garnet Valley HS v. St. Augustine Prep, NJ
Germantown Academy v. Hill School
Harriton HS v. Archbishop Wood HS
Hatboro-Horsham HS v. Springfield HS
Haverford HS v. Archbishop Carroll HS
Haverford School v. La Salle College HS
Cardinal O’Hara HS v. Shipley School
Penn Charter School v. Brunswick School, CT
Spring-Ford HS v. Chatham HS, NJ
Radnor HS v. Notre Dame Academy
Abington HS v. Agnes Irwin School
Conestoga HS v. Archbishop Carroll HS
Baldwin School v. Hill School
Boyertown HS v. Germantown Academy
Garnet Valley HS v. Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy
Harriton HS v. Great Valley HS
Haverford HS v. Penn Charter School
Methacton HS v. Shipley School
Penncrest HS v. Springside School
Strath Haven HS v. Episcopal Academy
Upper Dublin HS v. Merion Mercy Academy
Unionville HS v. Villa Maria Academy
WC Henderson HS v. Friends Central Academy
University of Pennsylvania v. Bellarmine University, 5:30