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).

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