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Philly girls’ club teams head to LAX for the Cure; event raises money for breast cancer

Thursday, 27th June 2013

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's, Summer tournaments  

TopLaxRecruits.conm, Posted 6/27/13

More than 200 teams and 4,000 players will compete in the the LAX For The Cure Summer Tournament Friday through Sunday at New Egpyt High School, NJ.

The event has two purposes: to provide a highly competitive tournament that brings many college coaches (at least 150 are expected); but more importantly to raise both awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer. Funds raised go to the North, Central and South Jersey Affiliates of Susan G. Komen.

Last year $238,000 was raised by teams and partners, breaking the previous year’s fundraising record. The tournament also drew a record 164 coaches and recruiters. In the tourney’s six-year existence, over $1 million has been raised for Susan G. Komen’s New Jersey Affiliates.

Much of the funds go to programs that offer breast health, breast cancer screening, education, treatment support and outreach. Other funds go to to national breast cancer research programs in search of a cure.

According to the Lax For The Cure website, the tournament was the initial concept of Jessica Shoulberg, Mendham High School Coach, Director of STEPS Lacrosse and Director of the Lax By The Sea tournament. During the summer of 2007 the STEPS Lacrosse club had three mothers fighting breast cancer.

Shoulberg believed that the growth of girls’ lacrosse and the summer tournament circuit would meet the ideals of players, parents, clubs, and college coaches in raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer in a highly competitive field.

Age groups include 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019-20.

Class of 2014 (Rising Seniors) Brackets

Carnation Division
Future Elite Red
Li Express
Liberty Lax Red
South Jersey Devils Red
Yellow Jackets Jones

Coral Division
380 Lacrosse Black
Ravens Lacrosse Club
Revolution Lacrosse
Steps Elite Philly
T3 Lacrosse North Blue
Yellow Jackets Murray

Fuchsia Division
Maryland United West
Phantastix White
Quaker City
South Jersey Select Black
Steps Elite White

T3 Shore

Magenta Division
Revolution Blue
Sky Walkers White
South Jersey Devils Black

T3 North Black
T3 Shore Black
Yellow Jackets Chris

Pink Division

Cardinal Red
Nems Lacrosse
Revolution Lacrosse Black
Splax Club
Steps Elite Blue

Rose Division
Hero’s Tournament
Maryland United
Phantastix Purple
Sky Walkers Blue
South Jersey Select
Yellow Jackets Thorn


2013: 1st: YJ Blue, 2nd: Metro
2014: 1st: YJ Blue, 2nd: Greene Turtle
2015: 1st: Capital Blue, 2nd: Skywalkers
2016: 1st: YJ Blue, 2nd: STEPS 16 White
2017: 1st: YJ Blue, 2nd STEPS 17 White
2018/19/20: 1st: YJ 2018, 2nd: T3 North

Top Team: STEPS 2018 Blue
Top Player: Gianna Guttilla

Team: Capital
1st: Hannah Thomas, 2nd: Carley Sane
Team: YJ 2014 Blue Jones
1st: Kayla Murphy, 2nd: Vala Molamusa
Team: STEPS Blue
1st: Kristen Maiorano, 2nd: Charley Orner
Team: STEPS White
1st: Kate Matz, 2nd: Lindsay Haas
Team: STEPS Blue
1st: Anna DiSibio, 2nd: Elizabeth Navin
Team: STEPS 18 Blue
1st: Gianna Guttilla, 2nd: Anna Parks
Friday: SJS Pink 2017
Saturday: Central Mass Green


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