Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/14/13
The 2013 Philly Showcase, taking place this weekend, November 15-17, is destined to be the biggest recruiting weekend of the year. In a testament to the talent on display at the Boys Philly Showcase, last year 176 college programs attended Showcase weekend, including over 90% of NCAA Division I programs. This year close to 150 coaches have pre-registered and NXT expects to set another college coach attendance record.
NXTsports, directors of the Philly Showcase, are also thrilled to welcome Nike Lacrosse on board as presenting sponsor. Said Andy Hayes, President of NXTsports, “we are very excited to welcome the lacrosse community to Philadelphia for the fifth consecutive year. The Philly Showcase has grown annually and this year is no exception. We can’t wait to host the Philly Charity Showdown at Citizens Bank Park, and we welcome Nike Lacrosse to Showcase weekend as a partner and presenting sponsor.”
The three-part Philly Showcase weekend begins Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, and continues Saturday and Sunday at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA.
Philly Charity Showdown – Friday, November 15
The weekend begins with the Fourth-Annual Philly Charity Showdown on Friday, November 15 at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philly Charity Showdown will feature a great lineup of elite high school and club teams in action for the college coaches arriving in town on Friday night. The difference is that this year the Charity Showdown has moved to Citizens Bank Park, and will mark the first time lacrosse has even been played at the legendary home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The game lineup for Friday night at Citizens Bank Park is:
5:00pm • Episcopal Academy (PA) vs. Team Harley* (PA) (*comprised mostly of players from Radnor, Conestoga & Springfield High Schools)
5:55pm • St. Augustine Prep (NJ) vs. LB3 Atlanta (GA)
6:50pm • HEADstrong (PA) vs. Long Island Express (NY)
7:45pm • NXT L.C. (PA) vs. Top Gun Fighting Clams (MA)
8:40pm • Titanium Elite (Midwest All-Stars) vs. 3D New England (MA)
This year the NXTsports Philly Charity Showdown is extremely proud to be working with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as our charitable partner. All net proceeds from the event go to support CHOP’s Minds Matter initiative, which is dedicated to improving pediatric concussion care through improved research, outreach and awareness.
The Philly Charity Showdown at Citizens Bank Park is open to the public, and tickets will be available at the gate at CBP. Gates open at 4pm, and general admission tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for kids age 12 and under. There are also limited VIP tickets still available, which also can also be purchased tomorrow night at the Club & Suite West Entrance. All guests at the VIP reception will enjoy fully catered suites and will have a full view of the action on the field from an outdoor deck and a heated indoor area. Email Kara Geiman (Kara@iamnxt.com) with any questions about remaining VIP tickets.
Philly Showcase for 2015 & 2016 Players – Saturday, November 16
The Philly Showcase continues on Saturday, November 16 with 480 elite sophomores and juniors from 25 states and the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in competition at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA. The players have been divided into 24 teams each coached by a prominent high school or club coach.
The rosters for the 2013 Philly Boys Showcase have been released and are now available. Said Brett Manney, director of Showcase Lacrosse, “the release of rosters for the 2013 Boys Philly Showcase culminates a full year’s effort to identify top talent from all corners of North America. We believe the 2013 Boys Philly Showcase features one of the most gifted group of high school players ever assembled for one event.”
Each team will play three morning games in front of the college coaches between 8:30am and 1:50pm. The event will culminate in the afternoon with a King of the X face-off competition, and two Fab Forty All-Star Games, the first for class of 2016 players and the second for class of 2015 players.
Philly Invitational Team Tournament – Sunday, November 17
On Sunday, November 17, also at Episcopal Academy, NXTsports will host the elite 48-team Philly Invitational for top club and high school programs. The team lineup for the 2013 Philly Invitational consists of:
• 3d Colorado
• CNY Roadhawks
• CT Chargers
• Top Gun Fighting Clams
• Greene Turtle
• LB3 Atlanta
• Leading Edge
• Long Island Express
• Long Island Outlaws
• Mad Lax
• New England Storm
• NH Tomahawks
• NXT Lacrosse Club
• Seattle Starz
• Team 91
• Team Carolina
• Titanium Elite
High School Programs
• Bullis (MD)
• Downingtown East
• Episcopal Academy
• Episcopal School of Dallas (TX)
• Georgetown Prep (MD)
• Gonzaga (DC)
• Haverford School
• Malvern Prep
• St. Joe’s Prep
• St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA)
• St. Augustine Prep (NJ)
NXTsports would like to thank Nike Lacrosse, presenting sponsor of Philly Showcase weekend, for its help in making the Philly Showcase the best recruiting weekend of the year.
If you have questions about Philly Showcase weekend, please contact Brett Manney, Director of Showcase Lacrosse, at Brett@iamnxt.com