TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/8/17
From Press Release
Summit Elite, a fast-growing elite girls’ national team from Denver Summit, is hosting a Lacrosse Prospect Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Chicago that will feature instruction from numerous Division I and Division III coaches.
Coaches and staff from Central Michigan University, Iona College, Wofford College, Marquette University, Denison University, Illinois Tech, American University and Elmhurst College will be providing small group instruction and positional stations including goalie instruction from Philadelphia Force pro goalie, Bridget Bianco. With a small coach to player ratio, players will receive personalized instruction and also have the opportunity to participate in a recruiting Q&A.
The clinic will also serve as an optional evaluation for new candidates on the Summit Elite national team that features elite college bound athletes from Illinois and Colorado.
The clinic will be held at Lil Kickers Indoor at 1911 W. Lake St., Chicago, Il., 60612. It will be held from 2:30-6 p.m. and is open to all girls’ players in the classes of 2018-2021. Clinic is open to any and all registrants and restricted only by age and number.
The cost is $75 and players can register here or at denversummitlax.com.
Summit Elite is a new national team focused on providing the highest competitive experience for college bound athletes through their senior year in high school. The inaugural team combined the talents of two highly competitive and successful girls’ lacrosse programs, Wildcat Elite 2017 and Denver Summit 2017.
Benefiting from the resources of the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team, Summit Elite incorporates Division 1 training concepts from current college coaches and players in order to help its players physically and mentally prepare for the rigors of NCAA collegiate lacrosse.
Zoë Smith, Owner and Director of Summit Lacrosse and Director of Statistical Analysis for the University of Denver Women’s lacrosse team, also was pleased to announce that owner and director of ALL IN Lacrosse Mark Bundra has been named Summit’s Illinois Director. ALL IN Lacrosse trains elite boys and girls lacrosse players in Illinois.
“Mark Bundra is one of the most talented coaches I’ve worked with.” Smith said.
“We share the same vision for Summit Lacrosse and I have no doubt he will help develop Summit into a national presence. Mark’s eye for identifying and developing talent, positive energy on the field, and focused training will help develop each player to be competitive at the collegiate level. I’m excited to continue coaching our Elite teams with Mark and expand our presence in Illinois.”
“Summit Elite is unique” said Bundra. “It was built on necessity, and demand and a need. It is the wild west. There are clubs popping up everywhere and they all think they are doing it better. But Zoë (and her team) do an amazing job, just from the recruiting standpoint. They know what they are doing. They have relationships (with college coaches). And they are honest and real about it.”
Summit Elite will be adding players in the 2018-2021 graduation years for the Summit Elite High School team (2018-2020) and Summit Elite 2021 national teams. Summit seeks to help develop committed and uncommitted college bound athletes with Division I level skills to compete at the elite regional, national and international tournaments.
“Mark and I are excited to not only coach Summit Elite at the IWLCA national recruiting tournaments, but we are thrilled to take our high school team to the FIL World Cup Youth Lacrosse Festival in England this summer,” said Smith.
The Summit program features instruction designed to provide superior training to elite athletes as well as unparalleled recruiting support to appropriately match players athletically and academically to be successful collegiate student athletes. There will be rolling openings for the summer and fall teams based on the clinic/evaluation. The current Summit Elite high school team has 23 NCAA commits, including 18 Division I commits. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.