STEPS (Sportsmanship + Teamwork + Education + Pride = Success)
STEPS (Sportsmanship + Teamwork + Education + Pride = Success) is an elite club program currently operating in New Jersey and California. Ranked in 2018 by US Club Lacrosse as the #1 Girls Club in the country, STEPS was also the first girls club lacrosse program to be sponsored by Nike. STEPS founders Jessica and Charlie Shoulberg also run Lax for the Cure, Live Love Lax, and the Nike G8, three of the most sought-after tournaments in the country. In addition, STEPS manages a number of individual events, most notably the Nike XPO Individual Showcases.
Arguably more noteworthy, is the lived value of giving back that underscores the STEPS program. STEPS has raised more than $4 million dollars for Breast Cancer Research since the inaugural Lax for the Cure, while Live Love Lax is a fundraiser for The One Love Foundation. Finally, STEPS 18-year history of placing girls in the top colleges and universities is unrivaled. With more than 400 STEPS girls playing collegiate lacrosse since 2003, the 2019 class features signed commitments to Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, Northwestern, Florida, W&L, Bucknell, Boston College, and Notre Dame to highlight a selection, while the 2020 class has secured 27 current verbal commitments.
STEPS is an elite club lacrosse program that is designed to foster the development of the highly competitive, dedicated player.