Wednesday, January 19, 2011


ESPN's SportsCenter will air highlights of the 2011 Nolan Showcase by JATO. The 9th Annual event was another success and as it gears up for its 10th Anniversary in 2012, ESPN will do a wrap-up of the event on Thursday, January 20th.

Thanks for all the participants and Good Luck the remainder of the season.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ESPNRISE STATE RANKINGS - Top 3 teams in Texas all lost at the Nolan Showcase. Plano West moves to #1 in Texas

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

St. Thomas Aquinas stays Unbeaten; 17-0

Senior, Julie Schumacher's lone goal, her third of the showcase, stands as the game winner over McKinney Boyd, the nation's #1 team. Up next for the Lady Raiders is Nolan Catholic at TCU tonight at 8:00pm. The Bronco's face Clear Lake at 6pm at Gateway Park.

Texas vs Florida Underway @ Nolan Showcase

The nation's #1 team, McKinney Boyd, is down 1-0 to Florida's, St. Thomas Aquinas at half on a Julie Schumacher goal - her third of the event. Both teams coming off opening day victories. Although we are 10 degrees warmer than opening day, it is still a bit chilly with a cool south breeze.

Aquinas is unbeaten at 16-0 on the season while Boyd is also unbeaten at 1-0 as the Texas schools started games on Thursday.

ESPNRISE: Ice-Cold Weather, Red-Hot Wins

DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS - Most of the favored teams won opening-day matches in freezing weather.



POWERSERGE - With 8 of the TOP 25 teams in the nation - the Nolan Showcase could drastically change the national title race.

Nolan Showcase Scoreboard
High school girls' soccer teams from Florida and California have come together in Texas for the Nolan Showcase and DAY 1 is in the books.

More from DAY 1 on the way...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nolan Showcase showcases the best of winter soccer; POWERADE FAB 50 No. 1 could be settled on the field


While the Tri-Valley Classic and Excalibur high school girls’ soccer events put order to California winter state rankings, it’s the Nolan Showcase in Texas that ties together the country.

This year’s event, being held at six venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, features eight of the current Top 25 teams in the POWERADE FAB 50. In addition to No. 1 Boyd (McKinney, Texas), No. 2 Coppell (Coppell, Texas) and No. 3 Ursuline Academy (Dallas, Texas), No. 24 San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.) and No. 16 St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) are part of the mix.

The following is a quick overview of this year’s event, which starts Thursday in Fort Worth:

WHAT’S AT STAKE: The POWERADE FAB 50 No. 1 ranking may be settled on the field this week.

KICKOFF CLASSIC: One of the event’s marquee matches will be held on the opening night, under the lights at Texas Christian University as No. 1 Boyd opens its season against No. 3 Ursuline. Ursuline has the benefit of entering the contest having already played 12 regular-season matches.

MAJOR PLAYERS: In addition to the five teams listed above, No. 5 Plano West (Plano, Texas), No. 10 Clear Lake (Houston, Texas), No. 11 Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas), No. 26 Martin (Arlington, Texas), Allen (Allen, Texas), Plano East (Plano, Texas) and St. Stephen’s (Austin, Texas) figure to be contenders for bracket titles.

WHAT TO WATCH: Florida’s reputation will be on the line in the form of St. Thomas Aquinas. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) traveled to California for the Tri-Valley Classic and promptly returned home after an 0-4 showing. If Aquinas does not show well in Texas, it might prove that the balance of power in high school girls’ soccer is west of the Mississippi River – either in Texas or California.

RANKINGS SHAKE-UP: Several Texas teams that start play Thursday have climbed artificially high in the FAB 50 simply because they are undefeated – while Florida and California programs have already played their way into a ranking order. Currently, seven Texas teams hold Top 10 spots. That will certainly change after this week’s Nolan Showcase as the Texas teams will start to play their way into order.

PLAYERS OF NOTE: Coppell senior midfielder Chioma Ubogagu (Stanford), McKinney Boyd senior forward Kelley Monoque and senior defender Meghan Streight (both to Texas A&M), Southlake Carroll defender Taylor Schneider (Notre Dame), St. Thomas Aquinas senior midfielder Ashley Oswald (Vanderbilt), Nolan Catholic senior Alexis Rios (Mexico’s under-17 national team) and San Clemente senior midfielder Frannie Coxe (Yale).

CLOSING CONTEST: Perhaps the most important Nolan Showcase match takes place Saturday at Nolan Catholic when St. Thomas Aquinas takes on San Clemente.

UPDATES: ESPN RISE will deliver daily scores and stories from the Nolan Showcase, and updates throughout the day. Matches start Thursday at 2 p.m. locally and run through 9:30 p.m. Games start at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


We are very excited as the showcase quickly approaches - less than a week away. The weather will be cold for Day 1 but will warm-up as the event moves along. The forecast is mostly sunny each day with temps starting at 46 Day ! and moving up to 55 and 60 Friday and Saturday.

The event kicks off at 2pm on Thursday at TCU, Nolan, Gateway, and Mustang-Panther.

DAY 1 SCHEDULE - Thursday, January 13th

SCHEDULE DAY 1 - Thursday, January 13th
**Home Team Listed First and will wear WHITE and provide 3 Game Balls.

2pm - Lake Highlands/Plano West
4pm - Marcus/Grapevine
6pm - Coppell/Clear Lake
8pm - Ursuline/McKinney Boyd

2pm - St. Thomas Aquinas/Allen
4pm - Nolan/Keller
6pm - Amarillo/Plano East
8pm - Tyler Lee/Seven Lakes

@Gateway #1
2pm - Bishop Lynch/San Angelo Central
4pm - Keller Central/Flower Mound

@Gateway #2
2pm - Midland/St. Stephen's
4pm - Antonian/Byron Nelson

@Dragon Stadium
4pm - Carroll/Hockaday
8pm - The Colony/Klein Oak

DAY 2 SCHEDULE - Friday, January 14th

SCHEDULE DAY 2 - Friday, January 14th
**Home Team listed first and will wear WHITE and provide 3 Game Balls

10am - Marcus/Seven Lakes
12pm - Clear Lake/Plano West
2pm - St. Stephen's/Plano East
4pm - Keller/Allen
6pm - Carroll/San Clemente
8pm - Nolan/St. Thomas Aquinas

8am - Plano East/Lake Highlands
10am - Midland/Nolan
12pm - St. Thomas Aquinas/McKinney Boyd
2pm - Seven Lake/Ursuline
6pm - Plano West/Grapevine
8pm - Ursuline/Coppell

@Gateway #1
10am - Grapevine/Flower Mound
4pm - Bishop Lynch/Byron Nelson
6pm - McKinney Boyd/Clear Lake
8pm - Flower Mound/St. Stephen's

@Gateway #2
10am - Allen/Keller Central
12pm - Klein Oak/Hockaday
2pm - San Angelo Central/Antonian
6pm - Keller Central/Lake Highlands
8pm - Klein Oak/San Angelo Central

@Gateway #3
10am - Antonian/The Colony
6pm - Hockaday/Martin

2pm - Colleyville Heritage/Amarillo
6pm - The Colony/Tyler Lee
8pm - Colleyville Heritage/Marcus

DAY 3 SCHEDULE - Saturday, January 15th

SCHEDULE DAY 3 - Saturday, January 15th
**Home Team listed first and will wear WHITE and provide 3 Game Balls.

10am - Tyler Lee/Amarillo
12pm - Marcus/Lake Highlands
2pm - Plano East/McKinney Boyd
4pm - San Clemente/Ursuline

10am - San Clemente/St. Thomas Aquinas
12pm - Clear Lake/Nolan
2pm - Seven Lakes/San Angelo Central
4pm - Amarillo/St. Stephen's

@Gateway #1
10am - Byron Nelson/Midland
2pm - Plano West/Keller Central
4pm - Keller/Grapevine

@Gateway #2
10am - Bishop Lynch/Antonian
2pm - The Colony/Bishop Lynch
4pm - Hockaday/Byron Nelson

@Gateway #3
10am - Martin/Keller
4pm - Allen/Martin

2pm - Colleyville Heritage/Flower Mound
4pm - Coppell/Midland

@Dragon Stadium
10am - Carroll/Klein Oak
4pm - Tyler Lee/Carroll

College Coaches

2011 College Coaches List. Please keep in mind that several college coaches don't register for the event so please have the players send schedule to the coaches they are interested in and invite them to the event.

University of Texas
Lamar University
St. Edward's University
Baylor University
Oklahoma State University
Dallas Baptist University
Texas Wesleyan University
UT-San Antonio
Tyler Junior College
Northwood University
Florida Southern College
Hardin-Simmons University
Stephen F Austin University
Texas Women's University
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
Austin College
Texas A&M Commerce
Truman University
University of Arkansas
Texas A&M International
Midwestern State University
Louisiana Tech University
Southern Utah University
Abilene Christian University
Texas State University
Houston Baptist University
Rice University
University of Houston
Angelo State University
Balcone College


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