WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial Tournament joins NSCAA and Elite Tournamentsí showcase series
A 36-year-old event which takes place in the Washington, D.C. suburbs every Columbus Day weekend, the WAGS Tournament draws hundreds of the top girls’ club teams in North America with its quality facilities and fierce competition.
It becomes the fourth tournament in NSCAA’s showcase series, joining other featured events in Overland Park, Kan., Geneva, Ohio and Baltimore, Md. staged and executed by NSCAA’s partner Elite Tournaments.
“We’re so excited about joining with NSCAA and Elite Tournaments,” said WAGS president Kathie Diapoulis. “Our tournament has been a great event for more than three decades, but with their expertise, this partnership will take us to the next level and make it a can’t-miss destination for the nation’s best teams.”
NSCAA showcase tournaments are attended by college coaches from across the nation, who have the opportunity to participate in NSCAA educational courses following the close of match action.
Clubs and players receive sustained exposure to top NCAA and NAIA programs at these NSCAA events – as well as a complimentary one-year NSCAA membership for each team entered – while college coaches can take advantage of recruiting and continuing education opportunities at the same location.
“The WAGS showcase is one of the premier girls’ tournaments in the U.S.,” said Joe Cummings, NSCAA’s CEO and Executive Director. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the NSCAA to further our brand message, the NSCAA College Showcase Series and our partnership with Elite Tournaments.”
Elite Tournaments will assist WAGS with the tournament’s planning and execution, a process which is already set to begin this month with preliminary site evaluations. The nation’s leading tournament coordinator, the Maryland-based company organizes some 50 events per year.
“The WAGS Tournament is one of the oldest and most prestigious girls’ soccer events in the country,” said Mike Libber, founder and president of Elite Tournaments. “Adding the WAGS Tournament to the NSCAA Tournament Series was an opportunity that all three parties could not pass up.”
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