NEW YORK — July 30, 2015 – The 2nd Annual Guardian National Championships presented by Guardian Sports today crowned winners for its high school girl’s lacrosse competition. Taking home the top honors as the 2015 Women Guardian National Championship was Megan Gianforte, from Manasquan High School in NJ and T3 Shore Black Travel Team. Megan is committed to the University of Richmond.
Guardian National Champion Megan Gianforte (left) with event founder
Ginny Capicchioni — (Photos by Elizabeth Dominguez)
In its second year, The Guardian National Championship (GNC) is the largest lacrosse goalie specific showcase bringing together the top high school girls lacrosse goalies from across the country to compete and showcase their talents for Division I, II and III college coaches. The goalies are evaluated in 15 position-specific tests in four key component areas; REACTIONARY, OFFENSIVE, ATHLETIC and VIRTUAL.
Results for the 2nd Annual Guardian National Championships – Women’s Division
1. Maddy Manahan, Steps Elite Lacrosse
2. Kara Rahaim, Ridgewood HS, Steps Elite Lacrosse
3. Emily Schmitt, Ridge HS, T3 Elite North Black
1. Taylor Suplee, Bullis School, Maryland United * Committed to Penn State
2. Eleanor Kast, Westhampton Beach, Yellow Jackets
3. Haley Argenziano, Mount St. Mary Academy, Steps Elite Lacrosse
1. Riley Hertford, Lake Oswego HS, Oregon Elite *Committed to USC
2. Sutton Todd, Randolph High School, T3 Lacrosse
3. Allyn Lilien, Westwood Regional High School, Tri-State Lacrosse
1. Megan Gianforte, Manasquan HS, T3 Shore Black *Committed to University of Richmond
2. Erin Davis, Ursuline Academy, Victory
3. Casey Cole, Ridgewood High School, Tri-State Lacrosse
“The level of competition this year really was amazing,” said Ginny Capicchioni, Guardian Sports, Founder/CEO. “My staff and I are always looking for the next great goalie to catch our eye. We were blown away by how close the competition was this year and how some of our returning competitors took last years evaluations and stepped up their game. It is amazing to see how quickly our event has grown in popularity and level of competition in just one year. It is our goal to bring together the best high school goalies in the country and give them an event where they are the focus of attention. We are very proud to lend a hand in helping these talented goalies get recruited and make their dreams of playing at the college level become a reality.”
For more information on the 2nd Annual Guardian National Championships visit www.GuardianSports.net . Also, be sure to follow Guardian Sports on Twitter – @goalguardian and like Guardian Sports on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/www.guardiansports.net
About Guardian Sports
Guardian Sports was created to institute a national lacrosse goaltending program. Guardian’s mission is simple – WE. CREATE. GUARDIANS. Guardian Sports provides the necessary resources and training for Goaltending development, training and recruitment at every level. This includes skill training, improving physical and mental competency, game day consistency and leadership education.