LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/22/13
From Press Release
NXTsports is thrilled to announce the full schedule for 2013 Philly Showcase Weekend. The Philly Showcase, now in its fifth year, has become the biggest lacrosse recruiting weekend of the year, and is attended by virtually every NCAA program in the nation.
This year’s Philly Showcase Weekend will take place November 15-17, and will consist of three events:
• The Philly Charity Showdown, taking place Friday, November 15 at Citizens Bank Park, with all net proceeds to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Mind Matters initiative, dedicated to improving pediatric concussion care, treatment and awareness;
• The Philly Showcase, taking place on Saturday, November 16 at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA, featuring over 400 elite boys high school players in the classes of 2015 and 2016 hailing from all over North America; and
• The Philly Fall Invitational team event, taking place on Sunday, November 17 at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA, and featuring 48 of the best high school and club programs in the nation.
Friday, November 15: The Philly Charity Showdown
The 2013 Philly Showcase weekend will begin with the Fourth-Annual Philly Charity Showdown on Friday, November 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The Philly Charity Showdown will mark the first time that lacrosse has ever been played at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. This year the NXTsports Philly Charity Showdown is also proud to announce a new charitable partner, as the event will raise money to support the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Minds Matter initiative, dedicated to Improving Pediatric Concussion Care, Treatment and Awareness.
NXT is thrilled to announce a terrific lineup of talented clubs participating in the Philly Charity Showdown. The doors at Citizens Bank Park will open at 4pm, and the game schedule for the evening is:
Philly Charity Showdown Game Lineup
5:00pm • Episcopal Academy (PA) vs. Radnor High School (PA)
5:55pm • St. Augustine Prep (NJ) vs. LB3 South (GA)
6:50pm • HEADstrong (PA) vs. Long Island Express (NY)
7:45pm • Top Gun Fighting Clams (MA) vs. NXT L.C. (PA)
8:40pm • Titanium Elite (Midwest) vs. 3d New England (MA)
The Philly Charity Showdown at Citizens Bank Park is open to the public. All net ticket proceeds will go to CHOP. Full information on ticket options is available at the Showcase Lacrosse website.
Saturday, November 16: The Philly Boys Showcase for 2015s & 2016s
On Saturday, November 16 the Philly Showcase continues with over 400 elite sophomores and juniors in competition at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA. The players will be divided into rosters each coached by a prominent high school coach. The Philly Showcase preliminary player list will be released next week. There are currently players from 30 states, and in the end will the 2013 Philly Showcase player pool will represent one of the best collections of high school talent ever assembled.
Each team will play three morning games in front of the college coaches between 8:30am and 1pm. After a lunch break the Philly Showcase will then announce the rosters for the afternoon Fab Forty 2015 and 2016 all-star games. The all-star games will begin around 1:30pm and conclude around 4pm.
Last year’s Philly Showcase was attended by 176 college coaches.
Sunday, November 17: Philly Invitational Team Tournament
On Sunday, November 17th, Episcopal Academy will host the Philly Fall Invitational, an elite 48-team high school and club exposure tournament. Teams participating in the 2013 Philly Invitational include:
• 3d Colorado
• CNY Roadhawks
• CT Chargers
• Top Gun Fighting Clams
• Greene Turtle
• LB3 Atlanta
• Leading Edge
• Long Island Express
• Long Island Outlaws
• Mad Lax
• New England Storm
• NH Tomahawks
• NXT Lacrosse Club
• Seattle Starz
• Team 91
• Team Carolina
• Titanium Elite
High School Programs
• Bullis (MD)
• Downingtown East
• Episcopal Academy
• Episcopal School of Dallas (TX)
• Georgetown Prep (MD)
• Gonzaga (DC)
• Haverford School
• Malvern Prep
• St. Joe’s Prep
• St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA)
• St. Augustine Prep (NJ)