Friday, December 21, 2012

Elite Soccer Report; NEPS has the Nations Top Teams

According to the Elite Soccer Report, this year’s preseason Top 5 might be the strongest in years. In fact, it’s possible many of them could spend time at No. 1 this season. The sheer volume of NCAA Division I talent combined with a highly competitive schedule allows Santa Margarita to start in the top spot.

Santa Margarita, a former NEPS team, sits at #1 in the pre-season national rankings, while Plano West and St. Thomas Aquinas both are in the Top 5 at #2 and #5 respectively.

Other teams in the National Elite Prep Showcase field this year that have gained respect in the National Rankings are #7 Marcus, #8 Ursuline, #10 Coppell, #21 Flower Mound, #28 Kingwood, #49 Nolan Catholic, and #50 McKinney Boyd.

Over the past couple weeks some NEPS teams have made a jump, where 4 of the Top 5 teams in the nation are competing in the national showcase hosted by Nolan Catholic and Southlake Carroll beginning on January 10th, 2013.  

Plano West is the new #1 team in the country with St. Thomas Aquinas right behind them at #2 and Marcus and Carroll are #4 and #5.  

The field this year is one of the strongest yet and always figures in to determining the nations #1 team at the end of the winter season.

Additional movement in the Top 25 saw #6 Coppell, #13 Flower Mound, and #22 Kingwood change positions.  Ursuline moved to #26 while McKinney Boyd moved up to #45 and Grapevine was slotted into the #46 spot.

Facilities used throughout the metroplex are Doskocil Stadium at Nolan Catholic High School, the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium on the campus of TCU, Gateway Park Turf Fields in Fort Worth, and Southlake Carroll's, Dragon Stadium

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Schedules have been sent out to all the teams and we look forward to the New Year and the Showcase getting underway in January.

CLICK HERE for Schedule or see Schedule page to the right.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


We are very excited about our host hotel for the National Elite Prep Showcase. The Sheraton Hotel and Spa in downtown Fort Worth is just as excited to have us as we are to have them. They will make your stay very enjoyable – making sure you have everything you need.  The rate for the showcase teams is $89.00/night.

We have spent a lot of time researching all hotels to provide all teams with not only the best possible rate but also the best accommodations. The Sheraton Hotel and Spa Fort Worth is unbeatable by far - indoor pool - spa – fitness center and many other amenities. Most important all rooms are inside and provide 24 hour security. We will have a meeting room for the teams to sign-up for team meetings and the coaches will have a hospitality lounge for their enjoyment.

We do need ALL participating teams to stay here as it is the best rate and best location to all the facilities, plus we want to make it one of the best experiences for the teams and special for all the girls. We are thrilled to be able to offer these accommodations. See website for photos of the Sheraton at

All teams must make their reservations on an individual team basis by contacting the Sheraton Hotel and Spa Reservations Department a 888-627-8556 and identify yourself as a member of the JATO Nolan Elite Soccer Showcase to receive your heavily discounted rate of $89.00.

A personalized Web site for the National Elite Prep Showcase has been created for our out of town teams.  You can access the site to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from December 3, 2012 to January 14, 2013.

Below you will find the appropriate link(s) for your participants to access the site...

CLICK HERE for Access

If you have any questions please contact Helen Gray – 817.460.5286 or Kristina Dias – 817.504-1738