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Girls Philly Showcase 2018 Player Preview: 2021 & 2022s

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 8 of the top 2021 and 2022 lacrosse players Danielle Kirk suggests you keep an eye on this Saturday.

2018 GIRLS PHILLY SHOWCASE: PLAYER PREVIEWS, 2021 & 2022s

KATHERINE CUBILLAN | 2021 | Attack
Storm Select • Winter Garden, FL

Hailing from the Sunshine state, Katherine is ready to take her game to the next level. She might only be a sophomore but Katherine has high expectations and wants to play in college. With her outrageous burst of speed and her strong focus to get to the cage, there is no doubt in my mind that she will. She is extremely steady under pressure and will eat up any ball that makes it to the ground. The south is making an entrance this Showcase season - Katerine is ready to crush it.

ALLIE CONNALLY | 2021 | Midfield
ADK • Burnt Hills, NY

The presence of a lion between the lines as she is moving down the field but she makes her way to the other end of the field, Allie finishes her shots with such poise and finesse of a seasoned attacker. Hat tricks? Always. She is completely unstoppable and is a player that we are excited to watch play at the next level. Her potential is exponential.

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KATIE CHISHOLM | 2021 | Defense
NXT •  West Chester, PA

Should we go ahead and give her the crown for the ground ball Queen? Probably. Katie has grown to be one of the top defenders in the 2021 grad year with her lightning fast speed between the lines and her ability to cause turnovers on every inch of the field. Speaking of speed, her ability to create fast breaks for your attack is something every DI college coach is looking for. Coaches, keep your eye out - Chisholm is the real deal.

NICKNAME:  Birdie
MOST UNUSUAL TALENT: I can sew and make my own clothes
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: People who chew loudly, it's so gross
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Effort = Results."
PREGAME RITUAL: Getting pumped with my pregame playlist
SUPERPOWER: To be invisible
ANIMAL:  Elephant- elephants never forget anything and I could use some help with that
HASHTAG: #defense4life

MYRANDA BEEBE | 2022 | Attack
Saltwater Dolphins • Ocean City MD

Ocean City, where the beaches are packed, the fries are hot, and the home of hot bed eastern shore lacrosse. Myranda is an offensive powerhouse. She is quick to cut in the 8 meter and finishes with a precise shot. Between her fakes and her feeds, there is nothing that this attacker cannot do. She might come from the land of beach vibes but this kid is an incredible player.

JANE AUSTENFELD | 2022 | Midfield
RIDE • NY

From Defense to now a true Midfielder, Jane is the complete package for an Ivy League competitor. Off the field, she is dedicated academically to pursue a medical career in her future. She is extremely physical for her age and can run with the best of them. She might be young but don’t let that fool you. She is scrappy, fast and an all-around offensive generating machine. Keep your eye out on the draw - that is where it will all begin.

PARIS MASARACCHIA | 2022 | Defense
York Invaders • Enola, PA

What doesn’t this kid do? When she is off the field she is running 2-3 additional miles and when she is on the field we have to tell her to slow down! This kid is big & strong for only being a Freshman and is not stopping any time soon. She is hungry and is ready to compete up and down the field. She is a dead stop defender and has an insane shot on cage. Paris is an absolute workhorse and we are excited to watch her compete.

NICKNAME:  PMazi
MOST UNUSUAL TALENT: I can roll my belly
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: People not working hard
FAVORITE QUOTE: "There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do ." -  Derek Jeter: 
PREGAME RITUAL: Music, music, music
SUPERPOWER: To be able to fly
ANIMAL:  Bear: they are fierce, fast, and powerful
HASHTAG: #nevergiveup

HAYLEY KOWALCZYK | 2021 | Goalie
South Jersey Select • Medford, NJ

First of all, Haylie is a LEFTY - so to all of you attackers who want to rip top right on her, good luck. Oh, did we also mention that she will come completely out of the cage and stuff you 1v1. This girl is an absolute animal, we aren’t even sure we should call her a goalie but more of a defensive wall. The best part about Haylie is the fact that she won’t let a single pass through the 8 meter or over her cage - it will be an immediate turnover.

Kaylyn Cater 2021 Goalie Summer 2018 Highlights

KAYLYN CATER | 2021 | Goalie
MINN Elite • Chanhassen, 
MN

Kaylyn is a well-rounded Goalie who will not be fooled by any pump fake. She is extremely strong on her off stick side with a quick first step towards the ball. She is athletic and quick on the out of bounds ball. Just when you think you have an open player in the 8 meter, Kaylyn is out of the cage with an interception and heading straight down the field. With a quick save and ever faster clear she is an absolute threat to any player on the field.

NICKNAME: KK
MOST UNUSUAL TALENT: When someone drops something, I am often able to catch it before it hits the ground.
BIGGEST PET PEEVE:  People stopping in the middle of a crowded hallway.
FAVORITE QUOTE:  “Not every day is a good day, but there is good in every day”. -anonymous
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listening to hype music to get into my game mental state.
SUPERPOWER: The ability to control the elements because the possibilities would be endless.
ANIMAL: Cheetah because they are super fast and are at the top of the food chain.​​​​​​​
HASHTAG: #livelovelax