Forty teams local youth teams participated in the Stoga 5v5 Lax Fest on Sunday, October 14th, a small-sided tournament hosted by the Lady Pioneer Booster Club and the Conestoga Girls’ Lacrosse Team.
Thirty-seven Blast players across six teams competed at the event in three different grade divisions. Blast 2027, Blast 2026 Red, Blast 2026 Blue, Blast 2025 Red, Blast 2025 White and Blast 2025 Blue battled in over 30 games, appeared in three championship games and brought home two division titles! As a club, our total record was 25-8! Huge shout-out to our defensive MVPs for the day, 2025 goalie Grace Holland and 2026 goalie Robyn Eliason.
Congratulations to Blast 2025 Red and Blast 2027 winning their grade championships!
Blast 2025 Red (left photo): Elizabeth Hug, Ella Becket, Georgia Rios, Grace Holland, Janie Preston, Kate Dente, Sophie Rios, Sydney Wanner
Blast 2027 (right photo): Annabel Zahralddin, Kelsey Young, Paige Hedlund, Payton McCall, Viviene Romano
To see all of our teams and more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page: Philly Blast Lax.
Blast teams were coached by club directors, Julie Young & Josie Ferri as well as Blast coaches Taylor Lucey (Villanova ’21), Tori Rubin (Ursinus ’22), Phoebe Christos (Villanova ’22), Michaela Haney (Penn ’19) and Olivia Brenner. They were also assisted by current Conestoga players, who also play for Philly Blast including Emily Lortz, Maeve Regan, Alex Aufiero, Jane Bailey and Liza Bailey.
The Stoga 5v5 Lax Fest helps raise money for the Fighting Back Scholarship Program and its Peter Kienzle Fund in particular. Fighting Back is an organization based in Malvern that assists individuals who are recovering from a life-changing illness or injury and are without the finances needed to participate in a rehabilitative exercise program.