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Lax for the Cure (N.J.) this weekend at New Egypt (NJ) features over 200 teams; has raised over $2.5 million

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/21/18

More than 200 teams are competing compete Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the LAX For The Cure Summer Tournament at New Egypt High in New Egypt, NJ.

The event has two purposes: to provide a highly competitive tournament that brings many college coaches, 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. Heading into the event over $2.5 million has been raised.

More than 150 college coaches have committed to attend the event.

Teams in the age classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026 will compete with elite programs from New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania as well as from New England and beyond. All Divisions have championship-style formats.

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

The tournament was the initial concept of Jessica Shoulberg, CFO of STEPS Lacrosse LLC, Former State Champion and Coach of the Year at Mendham High School and member of the inaugural Women’s Lacrosse team at Notre Dame.

During the summer of 2007 The STEPS Lacrosse club had three mothers fighting breast cancer. Shoulberg’s wanted to help in the fight against the disease and use the growth of girls’ lacrosse and the summer tournament circuit to start a tournament that would meet the ideals of players, parents, clubs, and college coaches. The goal was to ultimately find a way to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Jessica’s husband, Charlie Shoulberg, founder and CEO of STEPS Lacrosse, and former Asst. GM of the US Men’s National Team contacted The Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation. Komen embraced the idea that one of the fastest growing demographics of well educated, motivated, and pro-active young women are playing lacrosse.

Charlie Shoulberg also approached K.C. and Deanna Knobloch of Moorestown High School and South Jersey Select Lacrosse Club to help organize the event, which has grown into one of the largest and most recruited girls’ tournaments in the country.

An Individual Showcase will be held Thursday.
The full schedule can be found here (tourney machine).

See coverage of last year’s event.

2019 Pool Standings

Carnation

Team W L T
Capital:2019 Orange 0 0 0
Long Island Top Guns:19 Purple 0 0 0
Phantastix:White 0 0 0
South Jersey Devils:2019 Red 0 0 0
STEPS Elite:2019 White 0 0 0
YELLOW JACKETS:2019 Lonigro 0 0 0

Fuchsia
Team W L T
CT GRIZZLIES:navy 0 0 0
M&D:19 Red 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philly Blast Lacrosse:2019 0 0 0
South Jersey Devils:2019 Black 0 0 0
South Jersey Select:2019 Black 0 0 0
YELLOW JACKETS:2019 Fernandes 0 0 0

Magenta
Team W L T
CT GRIZZLIES:white 0 0 0
Quaker City Lacrosse:2019 0 0 0
Sky Walkers:2019 White 0 0 0
STEPS Elite Philly:2019 0 0 0
TeamONE Lacrosse Club:2019 0 0 0
YELLOW JACKETS:2019 Mitchell 0 0 0

Pink
Team W L T
Capital:2019 Blue 0 0 0
CCLax:2019 0 0 0
DEWLAX:HS BLUE 0 0 0
PA EXPRESS:orange 2019 0 0 0
Sky Walkers:2019 Blue 0 0 0
T3 Elite:North 2019 Black 0 0 0

Rose
Team W L T
M&D:19 Black 0 0 0
NEMS :NEMS 2019 0 0 0
Phantastix:Purple 0 0 0
South Jersey Select:2019 Pink 0 0 0
T3 Elite:Shore 2019 Black 0 0 0
YELLOW JACKETS:2019 CARRO 0 0 0

Salmon
Team W L T
Cardinals:2019 0 0 0
Carolina Fever:2019 0 0 0
Long Island Top Guns:19 Black 0 0 0
Salt City Snipers:19 0 0 0 0
SoundCrosse:2019 0 0 0
STEPS Elite:2019 Blue 0 0 0


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