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Virginia Elite Cup and Alumni Recruiting Panel

January 29, 2019

The 13th annual Virginia Elite Cup took place on Thursday, December 27th at the Madeira School. Started in 2006, the Virginia Elite Cup is an annual event held during the holidays between Christmas and New Years Eve. it is a time where current players, alumni and coaches get together to play against one another. The teams are made up of all participants and play a round robin tournament to end with a championship match. Once the winners are crowned everyone is treated to dinner while sitting for a Q&A session with the VA Elite Alumni.

This is also the first event in our recruiting series as it is an opportunity for families to hear about the collegiate experience from those who have lived it, the VA Elite Alumni. Our alumni play across all divisions and offer very valuable perspectives as they were once in the shoes of our current players. Our alumni can provide advice on the recruiting process and answer questions on what their lives are now like as collegiate athletes.

This year we were proud to welcome back 14 alumni:

  • Michelle Abt, Johns Hopkins University, VA Elite Class of 2015
  • Taylor van der Biezen - Marist College, VA Elite Class of 2015
  • Elise Dumouchelle, Saint Francis University, VA Elite Class of 2016
  • Scout Burge, University of Virginia - Wise, VA Elite Class of 2017
  • Brittany Connatser, NOVA, VA Elite Class of 2017
  • Jyailah Friendly, Bridgewater College, VA Elite Class of 2017
  • Julia Kim, Carnegie Mellon University, VA Elite Class of 2017
  • Sabrina Lancaster, Lehigh University, VA Elite Class of 2017
  • Georgiana Voiebuna, Cleveland State University, VA Elite Class of 2017
  • Kasey Eastland, Wingate University, VA Elite Class of 2018
  • Claire Farrell - College of William & Mary, VA Elite Class of 2018
  • Allison Franke, Franklin & Marshall College, VA Elite Class of 2018
  • Elena Shklyar - Michigan State University, VA Elite Class of 2018
  • Andersen Vaughan - University at Albany, VA Elite Class of 2018
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