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
Future Elite Red
Liberty Lax Red
South Jersey Devils Red
Yellow Jackets Jones
380 Lacrosse Black
Ravens Lacrosse Club
Steps Elite Philly
T3 Lacrosse North Blue
Yellow Jackets Murray
Maryland United West
South Jersey Select Black
Steps Elite White
Sky Walkers White
South Jersey Devils Black
T3 North Black
T3 Shore Black
Yellow Jackets Chris
Revolution Lacrosse Black
Steps Elite Blue
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
2012 LAX-RAISING CHAMPIONS
Top Team: STEPS 2018 Blue
Top Player: Gianna Guttilla
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