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The Girls NXT Lacrosse Academy 2018 concluded this February. Read about the NLA experience, highlights and winter Workhorse winners.
In it's third season in the winter of 2018, the NXT Lacrosse Academy was a roaring success. Over the course of 8 weekends in January and February, hundreds of middle and high school aged boys and girls filed into Main Line Sports Center to take part in the area's most intense winter training program.
On the girls side, two sold-out sessions boasted 228 total players from 64 different schools, 20 clubs and 4 states. "It is amazing that we are able to train and impact so many of the area's top players, no matter who they play club for, or where they go to school. We had players driving over 5 hours because they knew our training would prep them for their spring seasons", stated Kate Henwood, Director of NXT Girls Lacrosse. "The coaches kept the vibe extremely competitive and everyone had so much fun at every session. Even though these players will be rivals wearing different colors in a few weeks, they respected each other and knew the only way for them to improve was to play with the best in fast-paced, college style drills", added Henwood. The high energy NXT coaching staff was joined by 10 DI college coaches from 9 different institutions. College coaches infused current concepts into the the NLA curriculum, making sure every session brought a new challenge. Each week, we identified "Workhorses of the week" to give recognition to the players who demonstrated resilience, grit and coachability. The February Workhorses are listed below.
VIEW NLA PHOTOS FROM THIS WINTER
Livi Lawton, 2019 M
Catherine Belveal, 2018 A/M
Maya Ross, 2023 D
Gabrielle Koury, 2023 M
Ashley Pyon, 2018 D
Sydney Pyon, 2021 M
Sarah Gowman, 2023 D
Lainey Straub, 2023 M
Sophie Proctor, 2020 D
Lilly Kull, 2018 D
Emma Talago, 2022 A
Alexis Hobson, 2022 D
Kate Henning, 2021 A/M
Kiley Mottice, 2022 A/M
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