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The 10th annual Nike Girls Philly Showcase takes place this Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at United Sports in Downingtown, PA

The 2019 Nike Girls Philly Showcase takes place this Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at United Sports in Downingtown, PA.

The Nike Girls Philly Showcase's exciting and unique format allows each girl the opportunity to play with new players from all over the country and to be coached by NCAA Coaches. The event is open to any and all girls who are in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 grad years. 

Players compete throughout the day for their chance to secure a spot on the elite All-Star team where they'll be awarded a Nike prize pack covered by the cost of attendance and the opportunity to go head-to-head against the nation's top competition.

Featured below are a few players that Girls Events Director, Danielle Kirk. says to keep an eye on throughout this one-day event.

Paige Knight

PAIGE KNIGHT |MIDFIELD | 2022
Lockport Township High School - Team One
 

Nickname: Paige.
Favorite TV show: Jane the Virgin.
Hidden talent: I play the ukelele.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Best advice I've heard is that most 23-year-olds don't have their life figured out and they get stuck because they spend money on stupid things to impress people, and if you stay focused in life and wise with money you should do just fine.
Pregame Ritual: I listen to a lot of music and make sure I have a solid warmup.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: Adam Sandler.
What is one thing on your bucket list: Learn how to surf.
Postgame meal: A mix of carbs, protein & fruit. And later chocolate milk (because chocolate milk with any food is just gross).
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be:  Women's hockey.

Ellie McCoy Film 2021

ELLIE MCCOY |DEFENSE | 2021
East Lyme High School  - 3d Virginia

Nickname: My nicknames go through a rotation of Bumper or Airbender, depending on the severity of my goggle tan. 
Favorite TV show: I can binge watch Fixer Upper for hours. Chip and Joanna are hilarious. 
Hidden talent: I can draw a pretty good SpongeBob Squarepants. 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Smile, breathe, and go slowly. It relates to every situation.
Pregame Ritual: Scream the lyrics of “If I Were A Boy” by Beyoncé with my best friend. 
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: Definitely Thomas Rhett and his family. They seem so loving and I think it’d be a lot of fun to hang out with them. 
What is one thing on your bucket list: I want to visit all 50 states at least once in my life. 
Postgame meal: Pasta and meatballs after a tough game is always a great dinner. 
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be:  I would probably play hockey. The sport seems fast-paced and really high energy.

Bethany Clemson

AVA CLEMSON | MIDFIELD | 2023
Owen J Roberts - 380 Lacrosse

Nickname: Clemson.
Favorite TV show: Friends.
Hidden Talent: Memorizing song lyrics.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.
Pregame Ritual: Listen to hype music.
Spend a day with any celebrity: Tom Holland.
One thing on my bucket list: Sky diving.
Postgame meal: Wawa hoagie.
The Olympic sport would I compete in: Track & Field.

Summer Boone Highlight Video 5

SUMMER BOONE | MIDFIELD  | 2023
Heritage High School - 3d Virginia

Nickname: Sums.
Favorite TV show: The Office.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: No matter how hard the job, always do the very best you can.
Pregame Ritual: Listen to my special pre-game playlist.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: Walt Disney.
What is one thing on your bucket list: Go visit all of the Disney parks in the world.
Postgame meal: Anything with carbs :)
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be: Lacrosse.

GRACE DECAROLIS | GOALIE | 2023
Ridley - Philly Blast

Nickname: Grace, G-Dawg, G-Bear, Gracie.
Favorite TV show: Chicago Med/ Fire/PD, Law and Order SVU.
Hidden talent: I'm funny.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: "It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."
Pregame Ritual: Warm-up (shots), lots of stretching & clears.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: Carter Hart.
What is one thing on your bucket list: To go to Hawaii.
Postgame meal: Anything available after.
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be: If lacrosse was currently an Olympic sport, I would play that. Since it's not, basketball.

Follow along this weekend to see these players and 200 other athletes compete in the Nike Girls Philly Showcase:

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