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.@phantastixlax announces expansion to Central PA counties

Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's  

Phillylacrosse.con, Posted 6/20/18
From Press Release

Phantastix Lacrosse is expanding as it launches Phantastix West, a set of additional teams and programming convenient to Lancaster, Berks, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Cumberland, and other surrounding counties. For its inaugural season, Phantastix West will create new teams of players graduating in 2022, 2023 and 2024 that will participate in a number of Fall 2018 and Summer 2019 tournaments.

Phantastix West head coach Claudia Ovchinnikoff (left) is joined by Phantastix directors Jess Brophy Lake, JoAnn Yusko  and Lorraine Beers

Phantastix West will be led by Claudia Ovchinnikoff, with close support from Phantastix Directors Lorraine Beers, Jessica Lake and JoAnn Yusko. Ovchinnikoff is the current Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach at Lampeter-Strasburg High School in Lancaster County and began her coaching career as the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She was a standout lacrosse player at Temple University where she was named NCAA Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year. She was a four-year starter and three-time First Team All American, as well as a former member of the United States Women’s Elite Lacrosse Team.

“While the Philadelphia area has had a robust club lacrosse presence for years, we’ve seen increased demand for club programming further west of the city,” said Beers. “That regional excitement is further evidence of what a great sport lacrosse is for girls of all ages, everywhere. We’re looking forward to working closely with Claudia as we launch Phantastix West over the coming months.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to partner with Phantastix and extend the club’s reach to the Lancaster area,” added Ovchinnikoff. “Phantastix is known for offering its players and their parents top quality coaching coupled with unparalleled college recruiting support – this powerful combination has differentiated the club in the Philadelphia area and will be a game changer in the west.”

Information Session
Phantastix will host an information session for interested families on July 17th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Spooky Nook Sports.

Upcoming Tryouts
Players who will graduate between 2022 and 2024 are invited to participate in one of the following tryouts, all of which will be held at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, Pennsylvania:

· Thursday, July 26th: 5:00 – 6:30pm
· Tuesday, July 31st: 5:00 – 6:30pm

· Tuesday, July 24th: 6:30 – 8:00pm
· Wednesday, August 1st: 6:30 – 8:00pm

· Tuesday, July 24th: 5:00 – 6:30pm
· Wednesday, August 1st: 5:00 – 6:30pm

Tryouts will cost $25 per player. For more information about Phantastix and to register for tryouts, please visit For questions please email


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