The National Cup to Feature Partnership with By The Pros

via press release

Top Professional Women’s Lacrosse Players to Serve as Clinicians and Play in an Exhibition

Baltimore, Md. (October 11, 2022) — Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today that the National Cup Presented by New Balance will feature a unique partnership with the By The Pros lacrosse series. The second annual National Cup championship weekend will take place December 2-4 in Tampa, Florida. By The Pros is an innovative lacrosse series that intends to create exposure opportunities for the sport’s growing number of professional women’s players.

The decorated roster of By The Pros players includes college first-team All-Americans, Team USA performers and current college coaches who will be on-site at the National Cup. Among the standout professionals scheduled to appear at the National Cup are Team USA’s Sam Swart (Syracuse), 4x ACC Champion Olivia Ferrucci Emslie (North Carolina), as well as Emily Harwyschuk the all-time leading scorer at Syracuse. To see the full roster of players set to be part of the National Cup championship weekend visit: https://www.nationalcuplacrosse.com/peak-prospects-clinicians/.

The founder of By The Pros Angie Benson, and former goalie at Virginia Tech, commented that, “By the Pros is excited to partner with Corrigan Sports Enterprises. We represent a hand selected group of the best professional lacrosse players in the world. CSE is recognized for hosting the best events in youth lacrosse. By the Pros inaugural lacrosse game will be showcased at this year’s National Cup. We are looking forward to collaborating our efforts in cultivating the next pipeline of professional talent. Thank you to everyone at Corrigan Sports Enterprises who believes in our mission in providing more professional playing opportunities and providing the ultimate fan engagement experience.”

Activities for the National Cup gets underway on Friday, December 2 with the Peak Prospects Clinic headlined by high-profile college coaches Cathy Reese (Maryland) and Amanda O’Leary (Florida). A group of By The Pros athletes will serve as on-field instructors with the college coaches to provide a memorable experience for the participating high school players.

On Saturday, December 3 the National Cup tournament begins with pool play for club programs. The day concludes with a high-octane exhibition game featuring all of the By The Pros talent followed by the HighlightHER All-Star Game. Both games will be broadcast live on the Lacrosse Sports Network (LSN). The all-star game participants are selected from the tournament’s participating club programs. Those high school players will have the added thrill of playing on the field with the By The Pros. Each all-star team will add select By The Pros athletes as special guest players.

The event concludes on December 4 with Championship Sunday, as national champions are crowned in different age groups. The National Cup includes unprecedented coverage for Girls club lacrosse with four championship games to air on the ESPN family of networks. The By The Pros athletes will also have the opportunity to share their expertise as members of the announcing crew for the ESPN broadcasts.

“CSE is thrilled to welcome these great women’s lacrosse players into one of our best events of the year,” noted Lee Corrigan, President of Corrigan Sports. “When the National Cup was created we wanted to give girls lacrosse a national platform. The partnership with By The Pros reinforces that commitment. The participating

high school players will have the incredible opportunity to be coached by and play side-by-side with their idols as well watch them compete in an exhibition game.”

Visit https://www.nationalcuplacrosse.com to learn more about the National Cup Presented by New Balance and the By The Pros appearances.

Visit https://www.bytheprofessionals.com/ to learn more about the By The Pros Lacrosse Series and how they are growing the game of lacrosse!

You can also follow the event on Twitter www.twitter.com/CSELax.

About Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc.

Corrigan Sports Enterprises has earned its national reputation by creating and operating some of the finest events in the Lacrosse and Endurance space. Founded in 2001, CSE owns and/or operates marquee events such as the Baltimore Running Festival, Frederick Running Festival, Baltimore 10-Miler, Oakland Running Festival, The Bay Bridge Run, the All-America Lacrosse Classic powered by New Balance and the New Balance National Cup. For more information, please visit www.CorriganSports.com.