Amanda Kammes is NXT Lacrosse's Director of Girls Events. She played Division I basketball for four years at the University of Pennsylvania and coached at her alma mater and American University. Kammes was the defensive coordinator for Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse 2011 and 2012 state champion teams, was the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for three years at Division I University of California, Davis and is now the head varsity coach at Abington and the NXT Lacrosse Girls Club 2020 team head coach. Here are her picks for the best players at the Girls Philly Summer Showcase.
GIRLS PHILLY SUMMER SHOWCASE 2017
Madelyn Murphy | 2019, Watchung Regional High School (N.J.), BBL
While Maddie Murphy broke her stick in the first hour of the event she quickly rebounded to be one of the best attackers overall at the event. This player is a true sleeper as I found her stick skills, dodging, speed, and athleticism to be unmatched. With the new recruiting rules, September 1st should be a good day for this very talented 2019.
• Carey Stell, 2020, West Linn (Ore.), Tenacity
• Margaret Carden, 2021, Villa Maria (Pa.), NXT
• Avery Conklin, 2020, Livingston High School (N.J.), BBL
Kaley Ehnow | 2019, Abington High School (Pa.), STEPS PA
Kaley Ehnow is a tall, fast, athletic middie that gazelles around the field. She dominated the draw and commanded attention in between the 30s.
• Mackenzie Biel, 2021, Manhasset (N.Y.), Liberty
• Hannah Delahaye, 2020, Owen J Roberts (Pa.), NXT
• Sam Simon, 2019, Abington (Pa.), Quaker City
• Kaylee Dyer, 2021, Penn Charter (Pa.), STEPs Elite
Hazel Gardner | 2021, Downingtown east High School (Pa.), NXT
Hazel may as well have fire coming out of her heels. She is a dynamic, fast defender that is no non-sense, gritty, and can move the ball through the midfield like a true middie. She has just begun to hit her stride as a serious soccer player with a new found love for lacrosse. Keep your eye on this one as she continues to grow!
• Mia Sheldon, 2020, Pope John Paul (Pa.), NXT
• Mary Kate Conniff, 2020, Oak Knoll (N.J.), BBL
• Belle McHugh, 2019, Acad of Notre Dame (Pa.), HHH
• Christina Burnam, 2019, Fayetteville Manilus (N.Y.), Orange Crush
Riley Drullinge | 2019, LaSalle Catholic Prep (Ore.), NW Rippers Elite
Riley is a tall, athletic goalie with quick hands and a voice that leads the defensive third of any field that she steps on. I was most impressed with her presence, quick hands, and speedy clears. Pair that with a lax-head mentality from a non-traditional lacrosse area. This player is a hidden gem, flying under the radar and will be a solid find for any lacrosse program nationally.
Tamer Luzi, 2020, Chatham High School (N.J.), BBL
Kate Laico, 2021, East Meadow (N.Y.), Team 91
- Amanda Kammes | Director of Girls Events, NXT Lacrosse