Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/17/19
From Press Release
Greente Turtle Girls’ Lacrosse Club of Delaware and MapleZoneSports Institute are excited to announce the merger of the GT girls’ lacrosse teams into the MSI portfolio of sports offerings.
The merger is expected to provide a platform for both organizations to work together to offer enhanced player training and development. GT has an impressive group of coaches and trainers and that will now work with the MSI management team which brings expertise in managing successful travel sports teams.
“We are excited about the new partnership with MSI because it provides us the opportunity to tailor our program offerings to meet the constantly changing requirements of our talented travel team players,” stated Mark Monahan, co-owner of GT. “The integration of our two organizations is ideal for our plans to continue to offer the best experience to our players.
“The administrative expertise of MSI enables us to improve our customer service and communication to our players, their families and our coaches.”
The GT team and player development programs will continue under the exceptional guidance of Co-Club Directors Feffie Barnhill and Laurie DeLuca. The desire by Coach Barnhill and Coach DeLuca to offer players the opportunity to pursue the highest level of lacrosse with an emphasis on teaching players to play the game the right way represents the cornerstone of the GT program’s success.
“The greatest benefit of the merger is now being able to focus our attention, along with the other Club instructors, on building and executing the teaching curriculum we have developed,” said Barnhill and DeLuca. “This will allow our great teaching staff to grow the game in the region by training players to achieve their maximum potential.”
General Manager of MSI, Vinnie Bonaddio, stated, “Having a recognized girls’ lacrosse club like GT become a part of the MSI portfolio is an outstanding opportunity for MSI to continue to offer unparalleled training programs and facilities for playing lacrosse.
“We are confident that the GT teams will continue to have the best directors, coaches and instructors, now combined with exceptional team experience support, to continue to attract the best talent in Delaware, Southeastern PA, northeastern MD and the surrounding regions.”
With 35 acres of turfed fields and indoor sports facilities, the MSI sports complexes separate themselves as the premier sports training centers on the east coast. State of the art facilities, including goalkeeper training, sporting fields and the most experienced sports trainers around to provide the best opportunity to help those looking to develop as an athlete. Beyond the sports camps and performance training, the sports center is the ideal location for softball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse tournaments.