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Kirk Krushers Selections for 2019 Nike Girls Philly Showcase

Featured are players that stood out to Danielle Kirk during the 2019 Nike Girls Philly Showcase.

The 10th annual Nike Girls Philly Showcase took place last weekend at United Sports in Downingtown, PA. The Showcase featured 129 players from all over the United States and Canada. The talent drew over 85 coaches to the sidelines including 24 DI coaches. Below are players that stood out to Danielle Kirk during the event!

Danielle Kirk is the Director of Girls Events at NXTsports and former National Champion at the University of Maryland. At Maryland, Kirk was part of the 2010 National Champion Terrapins. After graduation, Kirk immediately began a career in coaching, starting at Florida powerhouse Vero Beach High School and now most recently at Owen J Roberts High School in PA. Kirk is also a rated High School and College official.

KIRK KRUSHERS
Nike Girls Philly Showcase 2019

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JANE AUSTENFELD
Midfield, NY,  Ride

New nickname, the one-armed bandit. I had traveled long and far to Field 2 from Field 1 and witnessed Jane on the draw dominating the one arm snags in the air with a seamless transition down to the attack. I’m not sure if there is anything better than ensuring the ball is yours each and every time.

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AMARIA WHITBY
Attack, MI,  Triumph

Traveling all the way from Michigan and absolutely leaving her mark, Amaria is the perfect player for a post up attack(wo)men. Stick skills and little hands are in check - just get her the ball for a solid finish into the cage.

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GRACE DECAROLIS

Goalie, PA, Philly Blast

TEAM GREEN!! That is what I remember best about Grace from the Showcase. Grace entered the field and had multiple game-changing stops against the other team when they were getting pelted earlier in the half. Grace is an absolute beast in the cage. Do NOT underestimate her size because she will stuff you high all day long.

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CHLOE HERGHELEGIU

Goalie, PA, NXT

QUEEN OF THE CREASE - enough said! Kidding. Chloe is that kid who is absolutely relentless. Watching her compete in Queen of the Crease she had so much poise and level of maturity in her focus game that was a breath of fresh air. Excited to see what’s NXT for her ;)

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2023
ANNABELLA SHAFER

Defender, PA, NXT

I have always been a fan of Annabella and her level of play with her defensive stance. Obviously her 8-meter defense is very strong but I was most impressed with her 1v1 defense outside of the arc closer to the restraining line. Her stick was high and her arms were wide. Her overall demeanor was shouting, "I dare you."

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ABBY MORAN

Midfield, TX, Iron Horse 

A running back on the lacrosse field? So crafty in the 8-meter with her footwork and stick skills. She was extremely confident in tight spaces. We love that Abby was showing everyone in the Northeast what Texas is all about because it is not a sleeper state.

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MEGAN CORRIGAN

Midfield, PA, Ultimate

The complete package. Megan had a strong day over all. She was a threat on all sides of the ball. Her fundamentals were the sole reason for her mature decisions on the field. An absolute workhorse. Between the lines is this players home.

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