Richmond Lacrosse juniors Julia Schmuckler and Megan Gianforte started their collegiate season strong with a 15-8 win over Campbell on Saturday February 16th. Both girls have a history playing for T3 Lacrosse but being from opposite sides of the state, they often played against each other. Now, it’s a different story as they both are looking forward to another season together as teammates.
In the season opener, Megan stood out in goal with ten saves for the day, stopping four out of seven free position shots. Julia Schmuckler tallied four draw controls, a caused turnover and two ground balls overall. Megan and Julia were both happy to contribute to the win and look forward to what the season has in store for them!
The pair was asked what T3 Lacrosse tournament was their favorite respectively. For Megan, it was her senior year at the Best of the Beach. “In this tournament we beat T3 North and my current teammate Julia Schmuckler for the trophy. It was my last hurrah for the squad on my T3 team before we dispersed into our college careers.” Julia remembers the Fall Face Off. “Having the opportunity to play games with and against your T3 friends is an awesome opportunity and great memories are always made.” She also remembers it being in “a great location” with “cool vendors” but doesn’t quite remember losing to Megan 😉.
Regardless, T3 Lacrosse will be following the girls as they set to compete Thursday February 21st against 12th ranked Virginia! Good Luck!
Being a two sport athlete is not an easy feat, but T3 Lacrosse alumna Kathleen Jaeger takes it in stride. Senior Jaeger has become a star performer at TCNJ in both track and field and lacrosse. In her junior year she won the 800 meter in the NJAC Championship, was named All-NJAC First Team, and placed 7th at the NCAA DIII National Championships in the 800m. These incredible accomplishments led to being named NJAC Indoor Track & Field G. Larry James Most Outstanding Athlete and for the second year earned All-American Honors. Jaeger transitioned to lacrosse in the spring not missing a single step. She was second on the team and third in the NJAC in goals (55). This year she is looking to break into the TCNJ history books Top 25 for career goals. Her strong junior season led to being named First-Team All-NJAC, NJAC Midfielder of the year, First-Team All-Boardwalk Region and Second-Team All-American.
Jaeger looks back at her recruiting process and appreciates T3 Lacrosse’s helping hand throughout. “Believe me when I say that was not an easy thing to do, but it really helped me visualize my future. I really appreciated that both my coaches and other staff members were just a call, text, or email away.” Going into her senior year she still has “T3 staff checking in or congratulating me (her), meaning they’re still a large part of my (her) college experience!”
Jaeger is set to start her lacrosse season on February 23rd at Neumann University. T3 is proud to have placed over 500 athletes across all divisions. Check out the T3 College Commitments page to see where T3 is in the NCAA.
T3 Lacrosse, a LEGACY Global Sports company is excited to welcome T3 Shore Alumni Blaire Nathanson to the marketing team as our new Digital Marketing Coordinator. With the help and support of T3 Lacrosse, Blaire was recruited to play DI lacrosse by Iona College. During her senior season at Iona Blaire received MAAC and ECAC defensive player of the week. She was a also an Iona College Merit Scholar Athlete, 3 time All MAAC Academic Team member, and 2 time IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll member.
“T3 Lacrosse provided the building blocks that started my lacrosse career and later my professional career. Without T3 I would never have gotten to where I am today and I’m very excited to take my experiences and utilize them to better the club that helped me become so successful.” -Blaire Nathanson
After a successful 4 years and completion of her MBA from the Iona College Hagan School of Business, Blaire worked as the Women’s Program Director for the Israel Lacrosse Association. In the summer of 2017, she competed in the 2017 Rathbone’s FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup with Team Israel and finished in 6th place, which moves Israel to the Blue Division for the next World Cup. She later became the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships Festival Director for the World Championships that was held last summer in Netanya, Israel. Relocated back in New Jersey, Blaire will be spearheading the marketing efforts for T3 Elite,T3 Events,T3 Training and T3 Leagues.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced that Summit Lacrosse Ventures has joined the US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program as a pilot and that T3 Lacrosse has upgraded from pilot to full status.
The moves effect 16 youth lacrosse tournaments as part of the national governing body’s initiative to raise the quality of the event experience and publicize those that meet operational criteria developed by US Lacrosse and industry experts.
“We are excited to welcome Summit Lacrosse Ventures and to elevate T3 Lacrosse in our sanctioning program,” JP Fischer, sanctioning manager at US Lacrosse, said. “The more tournaments that participate, the more high-quality options will be available for youth teams and families.”
Summit Lacrosse Ventures operates 11 youth tournaments, each of which will be a pilot for 2019.
“On behalf of Summit Lacrosse Ventures, we are proud to partner with US Lacrosse to sanction our scholastic events in 2019, and to combine our 30 years of operating history with the objectives of our sport’s national governing body, which align closely with our mission to provide participants with high quality, safe, reliable, and valuable lacrosse experiences,” Ashley Gersuk Murphy, CEO of Summit Lacrosse Ventures, said.
“We believe that US Lacrosse will bolster our efforts to grow the game within SLV’s principles of competition, camaraderie, and respect. Ultimately, together, we strive to inspire the next generation of student-athlete leaders.”
Five T3 Lacrosse tournaments, pilot events in 2018, move to full status next year.
“We are so pleased to be a part of the US Lacrosse efforts to sanction tournaments,” Jan Madura, marketing strategist at T3 Lacrosse, said. “The mission to provide a safe and consistent competitive environment for all players aligns nicely with the T3 mission of providing an exceptional overall experience for all participating teams and their families.”
Sanctioned tournaments have been deemed by the sport’s national governing body to meet best-practice standards in five categories: venue, game format, risk management, tournament administration, and certified US Lacrosse officials. The pilot phase represents a one-year transition period to full tournament sanctioning by US Lacrosse.
This is a motto that we take seriously. It’s not enough for our players to just occasionally compete for a good cause. We also strive to empower girls of all ages to reach their full potential both on and off of the field. Our mission includes providing platforms for “giving back”. Caring for others is an important part of the self confidence and teamwork that is instilled while participating in T3 Lacrosse programs. In addition, we have proudly created the T3 Lacrosse Foundation that offers scholarships to players who might not otherwise be able to participate.
In 2018 we were so pleased to continue with our commitment to 28 Days as we know it’s important for us and our players to have a dedicated cause reinforcing that there are more ways to give back then just financially. T3 wanted to align with a cause that girls can not only relate to, but also can personally identify with. The result, we partnered with 28 Days, a 501(c) (3) organization founded on the premise that women of all ages need access to affordable feminine products.
By providing exposure to 28 Days and what it stands for, T3 players and other lacrosse teams that attended T3 Events proudly donated more than 16,842 products.
28 Days will be collecting at various T3 Events in 2019 so keep an eye out for more details and start gathering your donation items now!
Look for the 28 Days collection bins! It’s an easy thing to do, and by donating even just a few hygiene products you will be helping many girls in need!
Kelsey Klein, a T3 Elite team player, had been doing volunteer work for 28 Days and she was instrumental in bringing the idea to T3. Kelsey and her mother Mary Klein, worked with T3 owner Lori Brown to create the “We Stick Together” campaign. They set up a collection booth at each T3 Lacrosse Tournament and attending teams were notified in advance to bring products to donate. As a part of the outreach, players are given an “empowerment” button proclaiming – Yes, I Play Like a Girl. Need a Lesson? They are also provided with resources to help women in their community.
Connecting with other young women through sports, clubs or academics is empowering for girls of all ages. If a girl feels a lack of confidence when managing her period in the classroom or on the sports field, her chances to explore options in her life decrease. T3 is proud to support this important initiative because through a team effort, young girls can gain confidence and access to solutions to female related problems. This cause empowers the teams and the young women in need who receive the support.
About 28 Days
28 Days is a 501(c)(3) organization founded on the premise that women need access to affordable feminine products – every 28 days – and that no woman needs to feel financial or emotional burdens by simply being female. Our mission is to provide feminine products to women in need – to create a less stressful and more confident period. For more information about 28 Days or to donate, visit www.28daysproject.orgor email
Come Play. Do Good.
It’s been eight years since T3 Events teamed up with the Play for Pay Foundation, an organization that raises money to provide iPads, iPods, and other gifts to sick children who are confined to a hospital with life threatening illnesses and helps to make their stay more bearable. Chris Raichle, T3 Shore Co-Director, originally approached the club about hosting a Play to Win lacrosse tournament to help his own daughter Payton, who was spending extensive time in the ICU unit of the hospital battling epilepsy. This year we are on track to raise $5,000 before year end! If you would like to make a donation directly to the Play for Pay Foundation visit their online donation page.
In 2017 over 40 teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York attended Play to Win. It not only furnished them with a competitive day of lacrosse, but gave them an opportunity to give back. Proceeds from the tournament were dedicated to help T3 player Katie King, a fourth grader who was diagnosed with cancer last summer. Players from all of the participating teams created more than 250 get well cards that were sent to Katie.
LEGACY Global Sports Adds T3 Lacrosse to the Family
Portsmouth, NH – October 8, 2018 –LEGACY Global Sports (“LEGACY”) announces the addition of T3 Lacrosse (“T3”), an elite girls lacrosse organization headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.
The merger expands LEGACY’s current event based lacrosse portfolio, bringing a series of both individual and team based tournaments, as well as adding a series of camps, highly competitive elite teams, and player development clinics for all levels of youth and high school girls lacrosse players.
The addition of T3 Lacrosse enhances LEGACY’s lacrosse portfolio by increasing its presence in the sport to include over thirty lacrosse events globally and more than sixty elite level teams.
“We are excited to announce this partnership with T3 Lacrosse. Lori Brown and her entire team bring years of experience and credibility in the women’s lacrosse industry to LEGACY and we look forward to supporting their continued growth and positive impact within the lacrosse community,” said John St. Pierre, President/CEO of LEGACY Global Sports. “T3 Lacrosse has built a culture that aligns nicely with ours at LEGACY. We both pride ourselves in growing youth sports participation, impacting lives, and developing leaders through our world class experiences.”
T3 Lacrosse founder Lori Brown, commented, “Everyone at T3 Lacrosse is excited to join the LEGACY family. This new partnership helps us to enhance the personal experience we provide to each athlete and their families through our elite teams, training programs and events, while also giving us the ability to execute our strategic growth plan. LEGACY and T3’s commitment to providing world class services to our athletes will undoubtedly elevate every experience T3 Lacrosse currently delivers to the girls lacrosse community. LEGACY provides T3 Lacrosse with the corporate structure and support to accelerate our growth of female lacrosse offerings into new markets.”
T3 Lacrosse will continue to operate under the current T3 Lacrosse brand, the leadership of Lori Brown and the entire current T3 Lacrosse management team, as the company continues to drive further expansion into new and emerging markets.
About T3 Lacrosse
T3 Lacrosse’s mission is to inspire girls to reach their full potential on and off the lacrosse field. The company was established in 2005 and now operates four divisions under its brand: T3 Elite, T3 Events, T3 Training and T3 Leagues. Each division exists to complement T3’s focus on the complete player, teaching the skills and strategies necessary to be successful. T3 Lacrosse’s coaches and employees strive to make a lasting positive impact within the lacrosse community.
About LEGACY Global Sports
LEGACY Global Sports impacts over 1,000,000 youth athletes and their families each year at over 500 elite youth sports events, tournaments and tours across North America and Europe.
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It’s been eight years since T3 Events teamed up with the Play for Pay Foundation, an organization that raises money to provide iPads, iPods, and other gifts to sick children who are confined to a hospital with life threatening illnesses and helps to make their stay more bearable. Chris Raichle, T3 Shore Co-Director, originally approached the club about hosting a Play to Win lacrosse tournament to help his own daughter Payton, who was spending extensive time in the ICU unit of the hospital battling epilepsy.
This year we have teams from New Jersey and New York attending Play to Win. It’s not only a competitive day of lacrosse, but also provides an opportunity for players to give back. Proceeds from the tournament will be given directly to the Play for Pay Foundation.
T3 North Alumni /High Point University Senior Erica Perrotta has been added to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, the Tewaaraton Foundation announced Thursday (April 12). Perrotta was one of six women in the second round of additions to the Watch List.
Perrotta is the first HPU player to be honored on the Women’s Watch List. The list includes the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the contenders for this year’s Tewaaraton Award.
The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to the most outstanding American college lacrosse player. The 18th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held May 31, 2018 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
Perrotta is a three-year All-Big South First-Team member and the 2018 Big South Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. She is second on the Panthers with 33 goals, 21 assists, 54 points and tied for second with 34 draw controls, while she leads the team with 27 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers. She ranks 15th in the nation in caused turnovers, 21st in free-position goals, 27th in points and 40th in assists.
On Monday (April 9) against Duke, Perrotta broke the school career record for goals. In 70 games in the Purple & White, she has 131 goals, 80 assists, 211 points, 130 ground balls, 118 caused turnovers and 128 draw controls.
“T3 Lacrosse is thrilled to be a part of the tournament sanctioning process with US Lacrosse,” Lori Brown, president of T3 Lacrosse, said. “Their commitment to raise the quality of the youth tournament experience aligns with our goals to provide premier opportunities for lacrosse players. Our emphasis is to develop team skills while fostering a love of the game in a safe and fun environment. T3’s long-running tournaments have always followed the high operational standards that we established for our first event. We look forward to working with US Lacrosse as we strive to provide the best possible experience for players and their families.”