NEW YORK/ NJ/ PA — July 29, 2014 — Goal Guardian National LLC is proud to announce the winners of their inaugural event, the Guardian National Championship. Daniel MacDonald (2017) and Kady Glynn (2015) are the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Guardian National Champions, scoring the highest number of points in the Championship.
The “best of the best” High School lacrosse goalies competed against each other for the chance to be crowned the Guardian of their age group. Complete list of 2014 Guardian Championship Winners.
The Guardian National Championship took place on July 22 – 24, 2014 at Spooky Nook Sports Center in Manheim, PA and was the first ever “championship style” goalie combine ever offered.
The unique Championship Competition is based on a patented “Guardian Method” points system, focusing on measuring the skills and competencies specific to the lacrosse goaltender. The Championship testing included reactionary, offensive, virtual and athletic components resulting in weighted points according to categories. This new index, or Guardian Classification, not only gives NCAA coaches the ability to identify overall competency or skill level but also gives them the ability to match specific strengths and weaknesses of a goaltender to the particular system/defense the coach runs in their collegiate program.
“The two goals of the 2014 Guardian National Championship were to first create an objective measurement of the lacrosse goaltender, and second, create a “home” for the best lacrosse goaltenders in the country to compete, be educated, and be celebrated. We are proud to have accomplished both these goals.” ~ Guardian National Founder, Ginny Capicchioni
The 2014 Guardian National Championship hosted over 100 Goalies, representing both United States and the Iroquois Nation, and registered over 50 Collegiate Coaches, making it the largest Goalie showcase in history. The Guardian National Championship was housed in the largest indoor sports facility in the world, and used the highest level of technology available in amateur sports.
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