Tryouts for Underclassmen Games Also Announced
Baltimore, MD (May 8, 2008) Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) Under Armour and Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced today the four coaches for the third annual Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Classic on Saturday, July 12th at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University. The Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic showcases the top 44 senior boys and girls competing in separate North vs. South All-Star Games. In addition, this year's expanded underclassmen tournament features standout juniors, sophomores and freshmen from Baltimore, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The underclassmen are playing for the chance to represent their region in the Underclassmen Boys' and Underclassmen Girls' Championship Games.
The coaching line-up for the Under Armour All-America games features Western Reserve Academy's (Ohio) Skip Flanagan against McDonogh's (Md.) Scott Corrigan in the boys' game and West Genessee's (N.Y.) Bob Elmer taking on John Carroll's (Md.) Krystin Porcella in the girls' game. Corrigan was victorious last year as the coach of Baltimore Boys Underclassmen team. Flanagan maintains a record of 271-39 and has led Western Reserve to a 10-2 mark this season, his 26th season at the helm. He is a two-time Coach of the Year honoree and has been inducted into both the Ohio Lacrosse and Avon Old Farms School Hall of Fame. As a player and a coach, Flanagan has spent time at Rutgers, Princeton and Michigan. Before coaching in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, Flanagan will serve as an assistant coach on the English Under-19 team in the upcoming World Games.
Corrigan is in his third year at the helm of McDonogh and has compiled a record of 45-15 during that span, while owning a career mark of 104-40. This marks his third straight year being a part of the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic having served as an assistant in the 2006 Underclassmen game and as the head coach of the victorious Boys' Baltimore squad last year. During Corrigan's career, he has coached over ten high school All-Americans, been selected three times to coach in the Virginia High School All-Star Game and won the Virginia State Private League Championship. In 2002, he was named a U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year.
Elmer owns a record of 164-14 in nine years at West Genesee in New York. Currently, his team is 9-0 and ranked fourth in the latest LaxPower.com poll. Elmer's squad was the 2007 LaxPower and U.S. Lacrosse National Champions. His teams have won six league championships, four sectional championships and four state titles. Elmer is a three-time Central New York Coach of the Year. During his tenure, he has coached 33 Division I players, 17 of which were high school All-Americans.
Porcella's John Carroll team is 14-0 and ranked second in the country. Last year, she led her team to the IAAM A Conference Championship and garnered Coach of the Year honors. In addition, she served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-19 team that won gold at last year's World Games. Porcella also serves as a president of the TOP and BAY Lacrosse. Prior to coaching at John Carroll, she worked at Loyola College and Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies to their first ever national ranking.
The Underclassmen Girls' Championship will be played at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Boys' Championship at 4:00 p.m., and the Girls' Under Armour All-America Game at 6:00 p.m. The Boys' Under Armour All-America Game will be televised nationally live on ESPNU at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The 2008 Under Armour All-American team will be announced in a few weeks. Tryout information for the expanded Underclassmen tournament is now available at www.underarmourlacrosse.com. All boys and girls from grades ninth through eleventh in Baltimore, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to participate.
For more information visit www.underarmourlacrosse.com or call 410-605-9381.
About Under Armour, Inc. Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.underarmour.com.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises The Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic is a Corrigan Sports Enterprises Event. Corrigan Sports Enterprises is a leader in sports promotions in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and operates the following events: Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, The CareFirst Frederick Running Festival, the Charm City Challenge All-Star Basketball Game, the Under Armour Capital Classic, the Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball Series, BikeJam and the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic.