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.@phillysteps announces Fritz as Executive Director and Orcutt as DEVO Director

Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/1/17
From Press Release

STEPS Lacrosse CEO & Founder Charlie Shoulberg is proud to announce that Brooke Fritz has been promoted to the role of Executive Director of STEPS Philadelphia.

STEPS Philly directors Amy Orcutt (left) and Brooke Fritz

“I would like to personally thank Lisa Guyer for her tireless efforts and providing our organization with such a solid foundation,” said Shoulberg. “I couldn’t be happier that Brooke will be taking on an expanded leadership role and will guide the STEPS Philly club and training programs. I am confident with Brooke’s passion and dedication to coaching and mentoring student athletes, we are well positioned to be a premier program in the region.”

STEPS Philly is also pleased to announce the addition of Amy Orcutt to the STEPS family. Orcutt guided Conestoga to the PIAA championship in 2016 and was the Phillylacrosse.com Coach of the Year. Orcutt and Fritz have been coaching rivals for 15 years in the Inter-Ac and now the Central League, but in that time they have become good friends mostly because they share similar values on and off the field.

Coach Orcutt will be heading up the new STEPS DEVO “development” program this spring. DEVO is designed to foster a passion for the great game of lacrosse while introducing players and parents to the club team and tournament environment. It’s a short program for 3rd and 4th graders to get a glimpse of what STEPS Philly is all about. The goal is to have young players fall in love with the game and to aspire to play for one of our STEPS Elite teams.

STEPS Lacrosse, LLC is a nationally renowned club, event management, and lacrosse education company. As a subsidiary, STEPS Philadelphia has automatic entry into many of the best tournaments and showcases in the country, which provides its athletes with unprecedented exposure to the nation’s best colleges and universities. STEPS Properties include: Lax by the Sea, Lax for the Cure, The Nike G8, The Nike Elite 120. STEPS Lacrosse is an official Nike Lacrosse Partner.
Click here for the STEPS Philly website for registration and more information

Brooke Fritz, Head Coach Radnor High School
STEPS Elite Executive Director

• Assistant Coach of 2009, 2010 PIAA Champions
• Coach of 2016 PIAA runner-up, District 1 champions; Honorable Mention Phillylacrosse.com Coach of the Year
• Former Head Coach at Springside School
• Radnor Youth Lacrosse Board Member
• PASLA School Girls Board Member
• National Tournament Selector
• All – American Committee
• PLA At Large Executive Committee Member
• First Team All-American at Bates College
• 2 Sport Collegiate Athlete – Soccer & Lacrosse
• 3 Sport Athlete & Captain of all – Soccer – Basketball – Lacrosse
• Former US Lacrosse, Coaches Counsel Chair on the Women’s Division Board

Amy Orcutt, Head Coach Conestoga HS
STEPS DEVO Director

• Head Coach, Conestoga High School – 2016 PIAA State Championship
• 2016 Phillylacrosse.com Coach of the Year
• Former Head Coach, The Agnes Irwin School, 2006 Inter-AC Champions
• 2001 University of North Carolina Graduate
• ACC All-Tournament Team
• 2x ACC Player of the week
• ACC Academic Honor
• Nike Player of the Week
• NCAA Final Four Participant
• North / South Senior All-Star Game
• National Tournament Team
• Inducted into the T/E Conestoga Athletic Hall of Fame for her lacrosse accomplishments
• 2012 and 2015 Local Media Coach of the Year
• 2014 Assistant coach to the Philly Under Armour team.
• Graduate of Conestoga HS in 1997
• 3 Sport Athlete & Captain of all – Soccer – swimming – Lacrosse


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