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Girls Philly Showcase 2018 Player Preview: 2019 & 2020s

In its ninth year, the Girls Summer Showcase returns on November 3rd at United Sports in Downingtown, PA. Vetted, reviewed and scouted to participate, over 160 athletes will hit the field to play.

In its ninth year, the Girls Philly Showcase returns on November 3rd at United Sports in Downingtown, PA.  After being vetted, reviewed, and scouted to participate, over 160 of the country’s top players will be in attendance.

Players are expected to be traveling from 14 states, from California to Maine, bringing elite talent to set the stage for their final week of the recruiting month. These hand-selected players also represent 42 different club teams, bringing the best talent to the east coast for this one-day event.

College coaches from DI, DII, and DIII will be on-site to coach players throughout the day as well as get early access to see the college-bound players in action. Below are the coaches committed to being at the Showcase:

  • Syracuse
  • Loyola
  • Hofstra
  • Rutgers
  • Louisville 
  • Cincinnati
  • Temple
  • Delaware
  • UMBC
  • Virginia Tech
  • Cal
  • Monmouth
  • F&M
  • Tampa
  • Widener
  • La Salle
  • Old Dominion 
  • William & Mary

The Philly Showcase pairs with one of the largest high school recruiting events on  Sunday, the Girls Philly Invitational. The Showcase and Invitational will feature athletes from 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduation years. Highlighted below are 5 of the top 2019 and 2020 lacrosse players Danielle Kirk suggests you keep an eye on this Saturday.

2018 GIRLS PHILLY SHOWCASE: PLAYER PREVIEWS, 2019 & 2020s

ABBY SEASOCK | 2019 | Attack
Sun Valley • Aston, PA

Abby, Abby, Abby….Should we keep going?  Get ready to watch Abby score multiple goals on your team. Abby finished her 2018 high school season with over 40 goals. We might as well start calling her ‘Abby Airborne’ as she is is a powerful attacker soaring through the air towards the cage. Defense, don’t fall asleep on ‘Double-A’ - She is unstoppable.

Maxine Simons

MAXINE SIMONS | 2019 | Midfield
FLG • Long Island, NY

Where do we even begin?  Maxine starts the game with a draw to herself on the 50-yard line. If that isn’t difficult enough she will take you behind the cage and crease roll your defense like a walk in the park. As a defender, you might think you have the front door locked until Maxine takes you back door with a huge cut into the 8 meter and follows up with a top left goal. Maxine is a true midfielder being a threat all over the field. Watch out defense, don’t turn your head - Maxine will be gone.

EMMA GAMBARDELLA | 2020 | Attack
Nor’Easter • North Haven, CT

Emma is exactly what you are looking for in a player to be on your team at the next level. She is a well-rounded athlete who doesn’t have much of an offseason being a three-sport athlete. It makes total sense to us that she was chosen to represent Connecticut on the USA Lacrosse National tournament - It will also make more sense to you after you watch her work this November.

Meghan Nasman 2018 Lacrosse Highlights

MEGHAN NASMAN | 2020 | Midfield
Ohio Premier • Bay Village, OH

Some of you may forget that Ohio is our neighbor. With that said, Megan is no stranger to the game of lacrosse. Have you heard of something called "the player of the game?" Megan receives this award almost every week during her high school season. You only get such praise if you are an absolute ANIMAL all over the field. Between the lines she is unstoppable and on either end of the field well-rounded, she will lead her teammates to victory.

NICKNAME: Naz
MOST UNUSUAL TALENT: I can cross one eye
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: People chewing obnoxiously loud
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” - Bernard M. Baruch
PREGAME RITUAL:  Have a little dance party and shake out all of my nerves and just taking slow deep breaths to calm down.​​​​​​​
SUPERPOWER:  To be invisible.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
ANIMAL: A dolphin because they always seem to be having the best time.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
HASHTAG:  #kindofabigdeal

carolineheffernan

CAROLINE HEFFERNAN | 2020 | Defense
NXT • Drexel Hill, PA

When I think of Heffernan I think of a player who is extremely technically sound. She is a very strong, very physical player who is a complete shutdown 1v1 defender. She works well within a system. where most players will use brute strength, Caroline is extremely cerebral and will hold down a defensive unit with her man down communication. We look forward to seeing her on the NCAA fields very soon.

NICKNAME: Heff/Chef​​​​​​​
MOST UNUSUAL TALENT: Juggling​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: Slow walkers​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Sunflowers still grows at night​​​​​​​"
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listening to music​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
SUPERPOWER:  Flight​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
ANIMAL: Octopus because they're sick ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
HASHTAG:  #treatyoself