Sunday, December 27, 2009

Partnership with CaptainU: College Coaches and Player Profiles

We are excited to announce a partnership with CaptainU which will help each and everyone of the Showcase participants a better opportunity to get recruited.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


All coaches have been emailed a draft of the schedule - PLEASE DO NOT DISTRIBUTE. The final draft will be published online, at the latest, by Monday, Dec. 14th. Rosters must be submitted by then as well - please submit online ASAP.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Showcase Brackets Announced

The 2010 Red Bull Nolan Showcase Presented by JATO brackets are announced. These brackets are subject to change. Schedule will be released on Monday, November 30th.

Who's #1 according to ESPNRise? The 2 top high school girls showcases in the country are right around the corner. The Tri-Valley Classic in December in Daneville, CA and the Nolan Showcase in January in Fort Worth, TX will help determine the the nations #1 team. Los Lomas, San Ramon, and Monte Vista host the California Showcase and Nolan Catholic and Southlake Carroll host the Texas Showcase. Tri-Valley is in its 8th year while the Nolan Showcase enters its 9th year.

The Tri-Valley Classic includes 9 of the Top 50 teams in the country, including Nolan Catholic at #15, whereas the Nolan Showcase includes 8 but 2 Top 5 teams, 3 Top 10 teams, 4 Top 20 teams, and 6 Top 30 teams. Both events have an impressive field of teams.

Look for key match-ups in the Nolan Showcase...
UIL 5A Champion and the Nations #1 team, Coppell vs UIL 4A Champion sitting at #32, JJ Pearce....#15 Nolan Catholic vs #30Clear Lake...#5 McKinney Boyd vs #7 Ursuline...Southlake Carroll vs Murrieta Valley... More to come when schedule is released on Monday, November 30th.

2010 Showcase Brackets *Subject to Change
National and State Rankings included - ESPNRise
**Each team will play all teams in there bracket plus a 4th game out of bracket.

#15 Nolan Catholic (Fort Worth, TX) - State #5
Southlake Carroll (Southlake, TX)
#30 Clear Lake (Houston, TX) - State #8
Amarillo High School (Amarillo, TX)

#1 Coppell (Coppell, TX) - State #1
Tyler Lee (Tyler, TX)
Murrieta Valley High School (Murrieta, CA)
#32 JJ Pearce (Richardson, TX) State #10

#42 Marcus (Flower Mound, TX) - State #11
Midland (Midland, TX)
Lake Highlands (Dallas, TX)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Grapevine (Grapevine, TX)
St. Stephen's (Austin, TX)
#5 McKinney Boyd (McKinney, TX) State #2
#7 Ursuline (Dallas, TX) State #3

#22 Martin (Arlington, TX) - State #6
Plano West (Plano, TX)
Keller (Keller, TX)
Hockaday (Dallas, TX)

Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX)
Flower Mound (Flower Mound, TX)
Plano East High School (Plano, TX)
William Taft High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Keller Central (Keller, TX)
Klein Oak (Klein, TX)
Plano Senior High (Plano, TX)
San Angelo Central High School (San Angelo, TX)

Antonion College Prep (San Antonio, TX)
Colony High School (Colony, TX)
Bishop Lynch High School (Dallas, TX)
Odessa High School (Odessa, TX)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


We are now ready to get everyone registered for our event – we have just accepted a couple more teams and now we will be asking you to log in and officially register and fill out all the information from rosters to team information. This is important because we need it all inputted for the college coaches. The college coaches will be able to log in to our system and view all the players once they are inputted. Payment information is also included – pay by credit card or mail in check by Dec. 1st.

Log in to the following link to start registration…

The showcase will be sanctioned by the NFHS – for those that need documentation of the sanctioning visit


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


We have about 42 teams committed to come to the event this year. We are working on final travel plans for out-of-state teams and schedule requests from them as well based on there travel itinerary. Here is a tentative timeline for the 2010 event...

Oct. 13th - Sponsorship Meeting
Oct. 19th - List All Accepted Teams
Nov. 1st - Schedule Posted
Dec. 1st - Rosters and Fee Deadline
Jan. 6th - Out of State Teams Arrive
Jan. 7th - Showcase Begins
Jan. 8th - Doubel Days for Teams in Showcase
Jan. 9th - Final Day of Showcase

Friday, April 24, 2009

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - Southlake Carroll

In with the 17s for World Cup qualifying, then with the 20s, and now with the full team - Southlake Carroll's Monica Alvarado is looking for her first cap with the Mexican National Team. The 17s advanced to the 2008 CONCACAF U17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago. Alvarado continues to move up the National Team ranks and will use this opportunity not only to secure a spot on the full team for the upcoming FIFA World Cup but also to prepare herself for her freshman year at Mississippi State in the Fall of 2009.

Alvarado is an extremely dynamic central midfielder that has the ability to take over a game adding that extra dimension that is indicative to the success of her team. She helped her Lady Dragons to a 2008 UIL Class 5A State Championship while also guiding her FC Dallas 91 club team to a Southern Regionals championship match before losing out 1-0 to eventual National Champion, Dallas Texans 91 Red. Alvarado is a four-time 5-5A First Team All-District selection and the 2008 Midfielder of the Year for Southlake Carroll High School's Head Coach, Matt Colvin.

Alvarado is one of several players that have participated in the Red Bull Nolan Showcase that has National Team experience.

The Dragons co-host the Red Bull Nolan Showcase with Nolan Catholic High School.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


January 7th-9th, 2010 teams will be coming from all over the country to showcase themselves in front of college coaches and to prove they are some of the most competitive teams in the Nation. Red Bull, NIKE, and ESPN Rise will all be involved once again.

The 2010 RED BULL NOLAN SHOWCASE will bring together the top girls high school teams from around the country. Teams from Texas, California, Florida, Arizona, and Louisiana will be represented. It is a true college showcase for high school soccer. The Nolan Showcase is touted as the top event for high school soccer in Texas if not in the country. Each year the event features several of the TOP 10 teams in the country. Last year, 8 of the 20 teams in the Invitational Division were ranked nationally in the TOP 30. The Nolan Showcase always helps in producing the Nation’s #1 team. The top players in the country have participated in the event over the past 7 years: Gatordae Player of the Year, US National Team Player, Olympic Gold Medalist, and WPS #1 Draft Pick, Amy Rodriguez (Santa Margarita) and US U-21 National Team Player and UNC’s Jessica Maxwell (Colleyville Heritage). UNC’s Courtney Jones (Monte Vista), the University of Florida’s Jazmyne Avant (Coppell), BYU’s Lauren Anderson (Monte Vista), TCU’s Alex Mechalske (Nolan), Texas’ Kendall Frizzell (Tyler Lee) and University of Kentucky’s Laura Burton (Amador Valley) participated in 08, as well as Notre Dame recruit Jazmine Hall (Marcus). US under-16 National Pool Player, Whitney Jaynes (Plano West) and Lexi Harris (Plano West) were also in attendance. Jaynes and Harris were both headed to New Zealand with the National Team following the event. Youth National Team past participants include Chioma Ubogagu (Coppell) - U17 US National Team Pool, Taylor Schneider (Carroll) - U16 US National Team Pool, Alina Garziamendez (Ursuline) - U17 Mexiacn National Team, and Monica Alvarado (Carroll) - U20 Mexican National Team. Other notable showcase participants were University of Texas standouts Caitlin Kennedy (Colleyville Heritage) and Kendall Campisi (Ursuline), as well as LSU’s Michelle Makasini (Colleyville Heritage), Texas A&M’s Becky Olson (Nolan) University of Virginia’s Caitlin Miskel (St. Thomas Aquinas), Stanford standout Kiki Bosio (Santa Margarita), USC National Champion JJ Johnson (Santa Margarita), and TCU’s Jackie Torda (Nolan).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


The Red Bull Nolan Showcase Presented by JATO has announced the 2010 dates. The 2010 Showcase will be held on January 7th-9th. This is an INVITATIONAL EVENT. Invitations will be sent out shortly. We added a Platinum Division in 2009 and it was a success and will continue to add teams to that division. If you are interested in our event please email Jay Fitzgerald or call the JATO at 817.460.JATO (5286).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

All-Tournament Team - Invitational Division (35)

Flower Mound
Jessica Disabella
Hannah Higgins

Karlee Summey
Brooke Kviz
Karissa Olson

Natasha Anasi
Kelsey Hamann

Laramie Holifield

Lauren Martin
Shayna Kindsvater

Southlake Carroll
Leslie Shurtleff
Taylor Schneider

Tyler Lee
Johna Germany

Janeth Arroyo

Haley Williams
Hanna Fobare
Liz Cowle

Lake Highlands
Carlie Davis
Avery Atkins
Avery Voigt

McKinney Boyd
Kelley Monogue
Meghan Streight

Klein Oak
Kirby Dumas

Plano West
Ashley Jackson
Kate Anderson

St. Stephen’s
Nicole Martin
Shelby Redman

Alyssa Diggs
Alli Guderian
Chioma Ubogagu

Nolan Catholic
Morgan Ulliman
Kaytee O’Brien

Alina Garciamendez
Sophie Campise
Julian Jeffery

All-Tournament Team - Platinum Division (11)

San Angelo Central
Megan Freeman
Hanna Horeis
Madison Bible

Amarillo High
Sam Cameron
Julie Coppedge
Karli Maxey

Bishop Lynch
Lauren Shaw

Mansfield Summit
Brandi Hart

The Colony
Kelly Heiman
Gracie Williams
Mis Romo

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

PLATINUM CHAMPION - San Angelo Central

San Angelo Central 4-0-0 (36 pts / +10)
Amarillo 3-0-1 (33 pts / +10)
The Colony 3-0-1 (32 pts / +10)
Lewisville 1-2-1 (14 pts / -1)
Antonian 1-2-1 (9 pts / -11)
Mansfield Summit 0-3-1 (6 pts / -12)
Bishop Lynch 0-4-0 (2 pts / -8)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

No Rank, No Problem
At the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase, which featured eight ranked teams, it was the underdogs that stole the spotlight. Sheldon Shealer wraps up the action.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Close Call
Coppell's (Texas) 2-0 victory over McKinney Boyd pushed the team to first in its group at the Nolan Showcase on Day 2, writes Sheldon Shealer.

Coppell makes statement with win over McKinney Boyd
By Sheldon
Updated: January 10, 2009, 12:27 PM ET

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The scoreboard read: Coppell 2, McKinney Boyd 0.

Coppell topped McKinney Boyd at the Nolan Showcase on Friday afternoon.
But the truth is, the clash of the ESPN RISE FAB 50-ranked girls' soccer teams Friday at the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase was anything but a one-sided affair.

Coppell (Texas) scored in the first half with the wind at its back and held on for dear life in the second half before scoring a second goal in stoppage time to seal the victory. The result pushed FAB 50 No. 10 Coppell to first in Group E, followed by No. 35 Boyd (McKinney, Texas), with No. 50 Heritage (Colleyville, Texas) a close third. Any of those three teams could snag the group title in Saturday's final round of action.

In other key matches Friday evening, Lake Highlands (Dallas) surged to the top of Group A with a 2-1 win over Nolan Catholic (Fort Worth, Texas), Hockaday School (Dallas) moved ahead of Martin (Arlington, Texas) in Group B, Ursuline Academy (Dallas) clinched the Group C title with a 1-0 victory over Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) and Keller (Texas) took over the top spot in Group D with a 2-1 victory over Plano West (Plano, Texas).

Keller and Lake Highlands are the surprise teams of the event so far, each carrying a 2-0-1 record into the final day. Keller has a chance to lay claim to the top overall showing if it defeats Ursuline Academy, the third -- and only other -- undefeated team in the event.
The Nolan Showcase has 27 participants, with 20 competing in the invitational event. The showcase format does not offer a championship match but has a points system in place to award the highest finisher in each group.

Of the eight FAB 50 teams competing in the showcase, three are in Group E, and Coppell now controls its destiny going into Saturday's finale against Mayfair (Lakewood, Calif.).
"We knew going with the wind would be a factor, so we were pressing to get a goal," Coppell coach Chris Stricker said of Friday's game. Although the temperature was in the high 70s, a strong wind hampered play throughout the day at Texas Christian University, one of the four sites of the showcase.

Coppell sophomore sensation Chioma Ubogagu started -- and finished -- the Cowgirls' first goal. After collecting the ball at midfield lat in the first half, she passed it to Laura Sadler, who in turn sent it to Alyssa Diggs. Diggs faked to her left, creating enough space to get off a shot that was not cleanly handled by the Boyd keeper. Ubogagu, rushing the goal on the play, gathered the loose ball and easily scored.

McKinney Boyd took control in the second half as it played with the wind at its back. Boyd had a pair of shots hit the post, and plenty of dangerous scoring chances created by Oklahoma commit Emily Reid ended up in the arms of Coppell keeper Kailey Hicks.
"It was unfortunate we didn't put one in," Boyd coach Jimmie Lankford said. "You do everything right and sometimes you can't score. … It's like there was cellophane around the goal."
In the final minute, and having just dodged a Boyd scoring chance, Coppell earned a corner kick. Sadler sent the kick to the middle of the penalty box, where Kristen Hart was ready to finish the play -- and the match.

News and Notes
Player of the Day: Alison McCabe, Keller. On a day with several multigoal scorers, McCabe's two goals stood above the rest. Her first score helped secure Keller's 3-0 win over St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.). Her second goal proved to be the game-winner in Keller's 2-1 victory over FAB 50 No. 3 Plano West. Keller enters the final day as one of only three undefeated teams in the showcase. Freshman of the Day: Maggie Fobare, Hockaday School. Fobare scored a goal and assisted on the other three goals as Hockaday defeated Midland 4-0 to move into first place in its group. Hockaday won its second match Friday, further securing its top spot heading into Saturday's finale against Plano West. In the Stands: University of Texas coach Chris Petruccelli was in attendance, not only to watch the top prospects but also to root for his daughter, Garielle. Garielle is a freshman playing on the St. Stephen's Episcopal team.

The following are Friday's results from the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase:

Ursuline Academy 3, Grapevine 0 -- U: Sophie Campise, Jordan Snyder (2).
Marcus 4, Mayfair 0 -- M: Sara Singleton, Tamsin Stirling, Dani Presley (2).
Coppell 5, Tyler Lee 2 -- C: Lauren Johnson, Alyssa Diggs, Kristen Hart, Chioma Ubogagu, Haley Powers. TL: Not available.
Plano West 3, Flower Mound 1 -- PW: Victoria Rellas, Sam Wolf, Brooke Herrick. FM: Alyssa Quinones.
Keller 3, St. Thomas More 0 -- K: Karlee Summey, Alison McCabe, own goal.
McKinney Boyd 1, Colleyville Heritage 0 -- MB: Caity Heap.
Lake Highlands 0, Southlake Carroll 0 --None.
Nolan Catholic 2, Klein Oak 0 -- NC: Presley Smith (2).
Hockaday 4, Midland 0 -- H: Mallory French (Hannah Fobare), Fobare, Taylor Freeman (Fobare), Kathleen French (Fobare).
Ursuline 1, Marcus 0 -- U: Natalie Huggins.
Mayfair 2, Grapevine 0 -- M: Amy Highwart, Allie Sandoval.
Lake Highlands 2, Nolan Catholic 1 -- LH: Brinkley Field, Avery Atkins; NC: Morgan Ulliman.
Keller 2, Plano West 1 -- K: Brooke Kviz, Alison McCabe; PW: Not available.
Southlake Carroll 2, Klein Oak 1 -- SLC: Leslie Shurtleff (2); KO: Kristina Norton.
Martin 2, St. Stephen's 1 -- M: Not available; SS: Shelby Redman.
Colleyville Heritage 1, Tyler Lee 0 -- CH: Kat Ludlow (Samantha Howell).
Coppell 2, McKinney Boyd 0 -- C: Chioma Ubogagu, Kristen Hart.
Flower Mound 3, St. Thomas More 0 -- FM: Mallory Herron, Hannah Higgins, Jessica Disabella.
Hockaday 3, St. Stephens 1 -- H: Haley Williams (2), Taylor Freeman; SS: Kaylin Balley.
Midland 2, Martin 0 -- M: Jade Babcock, Shelby Morrow.

Teams listed with win-loss-tie record, followed by points earned (based on a six-point win, three-point tie, one point for each goal up to three and one point for a shutout).

Group A
Lake Highlands 2-0-1, 21; Nolan Catholic 2-1, 18; Southlake Carroll 1-1-1, 12; Klein Oak 0-3, 1.
Group B
Hockaday School 2-1, 20; Martin 2-1, 17; St. Stephen's 1-2, 12; Midland 1-2, 9.
Group C
Ursuline Academy-x 3-0, 27; Marcus 1-2, 11; Mayfair 1-2, 10; Grapevine 1-2, 8.
Group D
Keller 2-0-1, 23; Flower Mound 1-1-1, 16; Plano West 1-1-1, 14; St. Thomas More 0-2-1, 4.
Group E
Coppell 2-1, 19; McKinney Boyd 2-1, 17; Colleyville Heritage 2-1, 16; Tyler Lee 0-3, 3.

x-clinched group title.

For More go to the following link:

Colony vs Antonian (3-0)
Lewisville vs Mansfield Summit (2-2)
San Angelo Central vs Antonian (4-1)
Colony vs Mansfield Summit (6-1)
Amarillo vs Lewisville (2-0)
San Angelo Central vs Bishop Lynch (2-0)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Grapevine pulls a stunner
January 8, 2009 10:13 PM
By Sheldon Shealer

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Grapevine girls' soccer team reinforced its reputation as giant-killers Thursday in the opening-day action at the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase.
Grapevine knocked off FAB 50 No. 2 Marcus 2-1 on a late goal by senior Courtney Heimlich at Nolan Catholic High School.

In other key first-round matches, the grass at Texas Christian University's Garvey-Rosenthal slowed Coppell's attack as No. 50 Colleyville Heritage edged No. 10 Coppell 2-1. At Nolan Catholic, No. 35 McKinney Boyd jumped out to a 4-0 lead before finishing a 4-1 victory over Tyler Lee; No. 26 Ursuline Academy scored four unanswered goals for a 5-1 win over Mayfair (Calif.); and No. 7 Nolan Catholic used a second-half strike by Morgan Ullman to edge No. 15 Southlake Carroll 1-0.

Last year Grapevine opened the showcase with a 3-2 win over then No. 1 Coppell. The Mustangs used that victory to vault into a FAB 50 ranking and ultimately a 20-5-0 season that ended with a playoff loss to eventual state champion Southlake Carroll. "We come in expecting this,” second-year coach Ryan Davis said. "We believe we can play with anybody.”

The following are Thursday results from the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase girls soccer tournament in Fort Worth, Texas:

Martin 4, Hockaday 1 – M: Natasha Anasi (Mandy Burgardt), Anasi (Courtney Sarrett), Burgardt (Anasi), Anasi (Katy Reamer); H: Hannah Lucus (Hannah Fobare).

Grapevine 2, Marcus 1 – G: Shayna Kindsvater (Kelsey Shimmick), Courtney Heimlich (Jade Dapaah); M: Dani Pressley.

McKinney Boyd 4, Tyler Lee 1 – MB: Meghan Streight, Emily Reid, Kelly Monogue, Lindsey Jones; TL: Traci Lee.

Ursuline 5, Mayfair 1 – U: Sophie Campise, Emily Hoffend, Juliann Jeffrey, Campise, Erin Ahmed; M: Cassidy Vandermolen.

Colleyville Heritage 2, Coppell 1 -- CH: Laura Kelly, Brittney Thomas. C: Allison Guderian (Chioma Ubogagu).

Flower Mound 2, Keller 2 -- FM: Jessica Disabella, own goal; K: Karlee Summey, Karissa Olson.

St. Stephen's 3, Midland 0 -- SS: Avery Blasi, Rebecca Hinds, own goal.

Lake Highlands 2, Klein Oak 0 -- LH: Madison Vessell, Glory Williams.

Nolan Catholic 1, Southlake Carroll 0 -- NC: Morgan Ullman (Chelsea Heimann).

Plano West 0, St. Thomas More 0.


The Colony (4) vs Bishop Lynch (1)
Mansfield Summit (0) vs Amarillo (3)
Lewisville (0) vs San Angelo Central (1)
Antonian (2) vs Bishop Lynch (1)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lone State Stars
The Nolan Showcase began as a Texas event. As the tournament expanded, so did its magnitude. While this year's version might not include as many out-of-state teams, it's still heavy on talent. MORE