TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/27/14
From Press Release
The showcase features two games pairing four of the top 20 nationally ranked boys’ high school lacrosse teams from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
The first game faces off at 5:30 pm between Baltimore’s St. Paul’s School (4-2) and The Haverford School (3-2) from Philadelphia. The second game pits Baltimore’s McDonogh School (6-0) against Gonzaga College High School (4-3) from Washington, D.C. at 7:30 pm.
McDonogh is ranked No. 3 in the Warrior/TopLaxRecruits North America Rankings while Haverford School is No. 14. Both St. Paul’s and Gonzaga have been ranked for at least one week this year. Both teams are listed as Under Consideration this week.
“This is a great event its going to be a great experience for the schools and players involved.” said St. Paul’s coach Rick Brocato. “I wish when I was a young player to play at a great facility like Loyola University. This will be a really exciting event.”
“Just being at Loyola (University) and having our guys play at that venue it’s going to be exciting.” added Haverford School coach John Nostrant. “Playing against St. Paul’s is a measuring stick for us, so how you do against a Rick Brocato coached team will tell you how you’re going to do.”
Said Gonzaga coach Casey O’Neill: “I think at the end of the day, we all do this as coaches, for the kids. I think the experience these kids are going to get, playing in the college stadium and having this media attention, is outstanding.”
Said McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner: “It’s going to be a great event. It’s going to be a great experience for the whole Baltimore lacrosse community.”
Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc., the sports marketing and event management firm that operates other high-profile events in the Baltimore area such as the Baltimore Running Festival and Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, will host the PNC Invitational.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.pncinvitational.com. Tickets are $8 each for adults and students and provide access to both games. All seats are general admission.
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.
ABOUT CORRIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES
The PNC Invitational is a Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) event. CSE was established in 1991 with the goal of creating, managing and implementing sports and event marketing opportunities for the corporate community. In that time, CSE grew into one of the strongest marketing organizations in the Baltimore/Washington area. In 2010 the addition of the Oakland (Ca.) Running Festival and the partnership with the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) enabled CSE to expand nationally. Other CSE properties include the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, Baltimore Running Festival, the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Frederick Running Festival, Pro Beach East Volleyball series, the Baltimore 10 Miler, and the Baltimore Bike Jam, to name a few.