Monday, April 7, 2014

New 2015 Softball Bats

2015 CF7’s are on their way! We are waiting impatiently for our store to be filled with the vibrant colors of the new CF7 line up! Check out the D-Fusion handle on all models this year and keep an eye out on our website for their arrival.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Congratulations Sparta High School Softball!

Thanks for the many great responses to our Longstreth/Under Armour Softball Uniform Contest. We are pleased to announce Sparta High School from Sparta, Michigan as our 2014 winner. Their creative entry and old school uniforms pushed them into the winner’s circle. Thanks again to all the entries … you made our job very difficult choosing. Best of luck to all the teams who entered – we wish you a great 2014 Season! Spartans - We hope your new uniforms see many runs, few errors, and lots of success on the field!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

8 reasons to have your Lacrosse head custom strung

Interested in custom stringing?

Here are some great reasons to get your lacrosse head custom strung!

  1. Custom stringing can make the head game ready, with an already formed pocket and sweet spot. 
  2. We can put any center piece in any head, giving you many options for the type of pocket that is just right for you. 
  3. We use leathers, which will break in, instead of nylons. Leathers are still flexible, but substantial enough that the pocket maintains its shape. 
  4. We string the inner mesh with one continuous string that flanks the center piece, creating a nice centered channel for the ball to travel smoothly.
  5. While factory strung heads are typically strung with only white string, our custom stringing allows you to get a look that is personalized especially for you. 
  6. We use sidewall strings, which not all brands use, allowing the pocket to float and flex rather than being strung right into the sidewall. 
  7. Shooting string diameter and placement can be customized for different release points and traction. 
  8. Lastly, it’s the cheapest way to keep your stick fresh. If you like your current head and your strings are worn or you’d just like to try a new centerpiece, then you only need to get a custom restring.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Longstreth Sporting Goods Announces Allison Lokey to Manage Field Hockey

Alli Lokey’s years of dedication, passion and proven commitment to the game of field hockey make her a natural fit with Longstreth
 
Parker Ford, Pennsylvania March 3, 2014 -- Longstreth Sporting Goods is extremely pleased to announce that Allison Lokey has been hired as Field Hockey Manager. Alli will be a key member of the Longstreth Field Hockey Management Team. "We are very excited to have Alli join our team," says John Schaefer of Longstreth. "She has a demonstrated track record of success both as a player and a coach in the sport of field hockey. She brings great enthusiasm to her work and she is driven to succeed. I am confident she will further our commitment to support female athletes and to provide world-class customer service to our hockey customers."

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead the hockey group at Longstreth. I love field hockey, and I have been a long time customer of Longstreth both as a player and a coach. Longstreth has a great presence in the marketplace, and I can’t wait to continue the mission started by Barbara Longstreth to expand the sport and provide young players the best opportunities to succeed," says Ms. Lokey, who joins the Longstreth team on March 3.

Alli graduated from Temple University in 2008, and has a Masters degree from Duquesne University in Sports Leadership. She was a four-year starter, and two-time Captain (2006 and 2007) for the Temple Field Hockey team. As a midfielder, Alli was named second team Longstreth/NFHCA All American in 2007 and was the Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year. She was first team Longstreth/NFHCA All Region in 2006 and 2007, and was named three times to the All Atlantic 10 Conference first teams. Over her last two years, Temple had a combined 28-13 record and was regular season Atlantic 10 Champion in 2007.

Alli has coached at the collegiate and club level in field hockey. She has been an assistant coach for six years at Division III Swarthmore College under Lauren Fuchs. Additionally, Alli has coached the last six years for the XCalibur Field Hockey Club out of Pottstown, PA, primarily at the U19 level.
Longstreth Sporting Goods has been dedicated for more than 30 years to encouraging and developing women’s sports. While specializing in Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Fastpitch Softball, Longstreth can also outfit almost any team or athlete. Located approximately 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, PA, Longstreth supplies uniforms, equipment, footwear, and training gear for female athletes across the United States. Visit www.longstreth.com to see the full selection of products.

Contact:
Kim Crater
Longstreth Sporting Goods, LLC
800.545.1329
www.longstreth.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lacrosse Season is almost here

In many areas, lacrosse has started or will be starting soon. Some areas are still affected by the recent snow, and some areas are blossoming into spring. Whether you are outside or inside, there is always a way to sharpen your lacrosse skills. One of our best, new products is the Cradlebaby. This tool has been selling out over the last year and is something every player should have.

The Cradlebaby is a white ball that attaches to the top of your lacrosse head with a lanyard. The ball never fully leaves your stick, making it a perfect tool to use safely inside a house or anywhere with enough space. The lanyard is about 16.5" long for field players and 26" for goalkeepers. This is a great tool for players to work on all types of stick work, including cradling and stick tricks. It also helps with wrist strength which plays a role with winning 50/50 balls on the ground and in the air. Retailing at $15 for the field length and $17 for the goalkeeper length, this learning tool takes away all excuses to not be working on stick work whenever possible! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division I National Player of the Year

Congratulations to the 2013 Longstreth/ NFHCA Division I National Player of the Year, Marie Elena Bolles!

Press Release
The NFHCA Office is pleased to announce that Marie Elena Bolles from the University of Connecticut has been selected as the 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division I National Player of the Year.

Bolles notched a career high 17 goals, 14 assists, and 48 points during the 2013 season. A 2013 BIG EAST First Team and All‐Tournament Team selection, a 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Mideast Region First Team selection, and a 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA All‐American First Team selection, Bolles led the Huskies to a 19‐4 overall record and the 2013 NCAA Division I National Championship.

Bolles was an integral part of the Connecticut program during her four years in Storrs. A three‐time
All‐BIG EAST First Team selection and the 2012 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, Bolles ends her career with 129 career points on 47 career goals and 35 career assists.

2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division II Regional Players of the Year

Congratulations to the 2013 Longstreth/ NFHCA Division II National Players of the Year, Jessica Otis and Brianna White! 


Press Release

The NFHCA Office is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected as 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division II Regional Players of the Year:

North Region Player of Year: 
Jessica Otis, Merrimack College
Jessica Otis tallied 11 goals and 12 assists for the Warriors, ranking second on the team in total points
with 34. A 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA First Team All‐American and a Northeast‐10 All‐Conference First Team selection, the midfielder led Merrimack to the school’s third consecutive trip to the NCAA
Semifinal Game.


South Region Player of the Year: 
Brianna White, Shippensburg University
A 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA First Team All‐American selection and an All‐PSAC First Team selection, Brianna White recorded 15 goals and 11 assists for 41 points during the 2013 season. White scored the game‐clinching goal against Millersville to help the Raiders advance to the National Championship Game and then coverted a penalty stroke in overtime to lead Shippensburg to its first National Championship.

The 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division II National Player of the Year will be announced by the NFHCA Office on Wednesday, December 4th.

2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division III National Player of the Year

Congratulations to the 2013 Longstreth/ NFHCA Division III National Player of the Year, Kelly Blackhurst!

Press Release
The NFHCA Office is pleased to announce that Kelly Blackhurst from Skidmore College has been selected as the 2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division III National Player of the Year.

The 2013 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year, Blackhurst scored 32 goals and dished out 15 assists for 79 points during the 2013 season. She led the Thoroughbreds to a 19‐4 overall record, the 2013 Liberty League Championship, and a trip to the NCAA Final Four.

Blackhurst ended the 2013 campaign ranked 5th in career scoring in Division III, netting 105 career goals and posting 54 career assists for 264 career points. A four‐time Liberty League First Team selection, a three‐time Longstreth / NFHCA All‐American selection, and a two‐time Longstreth / NFHCA North Atlantic Region Player of the Year, Blackhurst concludes her career at Skidmore as the all‐time leading scorer at the college and in the Liberty League.

Monday, December 2, 2013

2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division I All-American Teams

Longstreth is pleased to congratulate the 2013 Longstreth/ NFHCA Division I All-American Team!

First Team
Marie Elena Bolles, University of Connecticut
Megan Bozek, University of New Hampshire
Elly Buckley, University of Virginia
Michelle Cesan, Princeton University
Leonie Geyer, Syracuse University
Kelsey Harbin, Stanford University
Paula Heimbach, Duke University
Christy Longacre, Old Dominion University
Rachael Mack, University of Michigan
Sarah Mansfield, University of Connecticut
Ali McEvoy, University of Maryland
Emma Plasteras, Boston College
Julia Reinprecht, Princeton University
Jill Witmer, University of Maryland
Emily Wold, University of North Carolina
Anna Zarkoski, University of Richmond
 
Second Team
Lauren Allymohamed, University of Massachusetts
Natalie Cafone, University of Iowa
Charlotte Craddock, University of North Carolina
Laura Gebhart, Penn State University
Brittany Grzywacz, Penn State University
Paula Heuser, University at Albany
Natalie Hunter, University of Maryland
Anne Jeute, University of Connecticut
Anna Koznuik, Wake Forest University
Emmie Le Marchand, Duke University
Shelly Montgomery, American University
Nikki Parsley, Northwestern University
Alexa Sikalis, University of Massachusetts
Kelsey Smither, Old Dominion University
Roisin Upton, University of Connecticut
Amber Youtz, Temple University

Third Team
Abby Barker, Michigan State University
Rebecca Barry, University of Richmond
Teresa Benvenuti, Princeton University
Lauren Blazing, Duke University
Maxine Fluharty, University of Maryland
Laura Hahnefeldt, Syracuse University
Annabelle Hamilton, University of Maine
Audra Heilman, Indiana University
Dani Hemeon, University of Iowa
Chloe Hunnable, University of Connecticut
Alyssa Manley, Syracuse University
Corrine McConville, University at Albany
Michaela Patzner, University of Delaware
Tara Puffenberger, Northwestern University
Ysi Schieb, Boston University
Sarah Sprink, University of Maryland

2013 Longstreth / NFHCA Division II All-American Teams

Longstreth is pleased to congratulate the 2013 Longstreth/ NFHCA Division II All-American Team!

First Team
Jaclyn Beasley, Bloomsburg University
Sarah Bomberger, Millersville University
Dani Crouse, L I U Post
Rachel Dickinson, Millersville University
Carlee Dragon, L I U Post
Rachel Goromonzi, Limestone College
Champayne Hess, Millersville University
Megan Jett, Shippensburg University
Erika Kelly, Stonehill College
Kelsi Lykens, West Chester University
Jessica Otis, Merrimack College
Stef Pirri, West Chester University
Allison Roth, East Stroudsburg University
Gina Sheehan, Stonehill College
Lauren Sotzin, Millersville University
Briana White, Shippensburg University

Second Team
Katie Bishop, Merrimack College
Lindsay Brown, Slippery Rock University
Megan Callanan, West Chester University
Sarah Cebry, Southern Connecticut State University
Molly Cuevas, Adelphi University
Sarah Dunbar, Merrimack College
Samantha Facciolla, Bloomsburg University
Kori Huffman, American International College
Devin Ingersoll, Stonehill College
Lucinda Kauffman, Shippensburg University
Keliann Margiotta, L I U Post
Erin Reynolds, Kutztown University
Emily Sideris, Stonehill College
Nancy Stehman, West Chester University
Candace Waldie, Merrimack College
Lyn‐Marie Wilson, L I U Post