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.”
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.
Come Play. Do Good.
It’s been seven 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 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.
This year we decided that it was time for us 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 in 2017 alone. The goal for 2018? Triple donations!
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.org or email
T3 Futures is an early introduction to elite level lacrosse for 3rd/4th grade girls and introduces young players to what it takes to compete at the elite level while having fun, building self confidence and teamwork skills. Players can join us for winter training, choose to participate on the summer team or can do both. Sign up today at http://www.t3lacrosse.com/custom/10/t3static?gender=girl&id=408