The 2013 National Elite Prep Showcase Highlight Video is available for viewing.
Thanks to everyone for making this event a success and competing to the best of your ability. Our goal was to present a dramatic highlight video of the 2013 National Elite Prep Showcase. Our crew tried to include as many teams as possible. Some teams made the cut and some teams hit the cutting room floor. We wanted to make sure the video was able to show the intensity of women's soccer at the high school level, the dynamic nature of the game, and the high level of competition at the event.
The 2013 NEPS Highlight Video is presented by JATO Media.
Enjoy the video!! Look forward to seeing everyone next year and best of luck the rest of the season. SAVE THE DATE for January 9-11, 2014.
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National Elite Prep Showcase Pairings
Jan. 8 ESR Top 50
Every year, like clockwork, late-starting Texas teams inch higher and higher in the Top 50 as the California and Florida powers take their losses and get relegated in the rankings. Now it’s time for the Texas powers to put up – or move down.
Thirty-three teams, with 31 from Texas – including nine of the 11 appearing in the recent ESR Top 50 – will be participating in the 2013 National Elite Prep Showcase (formerly Nolan Showcase) this weekend in the Greater Fort Worth, Texas, area.
The showcase teams are ESR Top 50 No. 1 Plano West, No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), No. 3 Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas), No. 4 Carroll (Southlake, Texas), No. 5 Coppell (Coppell, Texas), No. 9 Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas) and No. 13 Kingwood (Humble, Texas).
Aquinas is at the end of its regular season, while all of the Texas public schools have yet to play.
The key match this weekend is Friday’s 4 p.m. contest between No. 1 Plano West and No. 2 Aquinas, which will be both teams’ third match in 24 hours.
Most of the participants will play four matches during the Thursday-Friday-Saturday event.
While no overall team is crowned champion of the event, the pairings were established pitting a number of nationally ranked teams in head-to-head matches.
What is likely to come out of the weekend is a number of Texas teams with losses, bumping those squads lower – or even out – of next week’s ESR Top 50.
Starting Thursday, ESR will post final scores and match updates on the key contests, the ones that could influence future national rankings.
The following is a list of top Texas players to watch who are competing in this week’s NEPS.
Name, High School, Club, College Commitment (if applicable)
Sophie Groff, Southlake Carroll, Texans, South Carolina
Juila Dyche, Southlake Carroll, Texans, Texas
Claire Wheatly, Plano West, Solar, Illinois
Brooke Ramsier, Plano West, Solar, Auburn
Victoria Bowman, Grapevine, Sting, Oklahoma
Alexis Urch, Round Rock, Lonestar, LSU
Alya Shams, Southlake Carroll, D’Feeters
Whitney Brown, Plano West, Texans
Gwennie Puente, Nolan Catholic, Sting, Texas Tech
Reilly Ott, Grapevine, D’Feeters
Paige Harm, The Colony, D’Feeters, Texas-El Paso
Taylor Cobb, McKinney Boyd, Sting, Air Force
Mimi Asom, Hockaday, Sting
Ravyn Hoelscher, The Colony, FC Dallas
Chelsea Washington, Hebron, Texans
Paige Jacobs, Coppell, Oklahoma
Kayla Peterson, Coppell, Sting, Arkansas
Taylor Braun, Grapevine, Texans, Kentucky
Bridgett Hamway, Grapevine, Texans, Baylor
Ariel Leach, Flower Mound, Sting
Emma Heckendorn, Flower Mound, Sting
Sarah Shaw, Keller, Sting, Texas A&M
Danielle Rice, Keller, Sting, Creighton
Rachel Riggs, Northwest, Solar, Arkansas
Courtney Forte, Marcus, Texans, Oklahoma
Katelyn Mountjoy, Marcus, Texans, North Carolina-Greensboro
Taylor Barg, Plano West, Texans, SMU
Taylor Jackson, Plano West, Texans, SMU
Hailey Hunt, McKinney Boyd, Solar, Stephen F. Austin
Kate Hajdu, Ursuline, Sting
Kelsey Gorney, Hebron, Texans, SMU