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 MVSA Girls Lacrosse

  

MVSA Lacrosse Clinic

 

  • Clinic will be for girls who will be in 4th through 8th grades during the 2014-15 school year. 
  • No experience is necessary.  All levels of play are welcome.
  • To be conducted autumn Saturday afternoons at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Road, Montgomery Village
  • Participants should have girls stick, goggles, and mouth guard.  MVSA has 5 sticks and 5 goggles we will lend to first time players so parents need not purchase equipment until they know their laxer will continue playing.
  • Participants will be taught basic lacrosse skills, positions, strategies, etc. 
  • We request all participants secure a US Lacrosse membership which will provide clinic insurance.  One year membership fee is $25.  Link to US Lax membership registration https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/MembershipJoinRenew20/MembershipEntry.aspx

Coaches

  • Stan Kryjak is US Lacrosse certified.  He has over 10 years coaching with MVSA youth program, club teams, and at Quince Orchard high school.  His daughter currently plays for an NCAA division 2 college.
  • Bob Schaefer is US Lacrosse certified.  He has over 12 years coaching MVSA youth program, and Gaithersburg high school winter team.  He also has coached Good Counsel boys fall and winter teams.  His son is a former NCAA division 1 college player.

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Annual MVSA Awards Picnic

 

It was a wonderful evening for the annual MVSA awards picnic. Wednesday night's torrent caused great concern but we were blessed with a warm, sunlit evening with just enough breeze to keep the insects at bay. Each player received a trophy thanking her for herr hard work during the season. Then we presented four awards voted upon by the team. Fiona Franke received the Hustle Award. Addie Tallman was awarded the Rookie of the Year. Virginia Schlosser was recognized as the Defensive MVP. And the MVSA Offensive MVP Award went to Megan Remini. The Bob Powell Award for the player who, in the opinion of the coaches, demonstrated sportsmanship, dedication, cooperation, coachability, and respect for lacrosse traditions while playing within the spirit of the game went to Emmie Tallman.  We also awarded game balls for our final game played on May 18.  While none of these players had single game impressive stats, each was a major contributor to the team.  For this reason we were pleased to present game balls to Jamie Pincus, Erica Hubert, and Andrea Johnson.

It was an evening of camaraderie and fun. What a joy it was watching players tossing balls and enjoying the picnic fare. But there was also a touch of sadness knowing that this team will never again be a unit. The 8th graders will be moving to high school where we hope the skills they learned and developed with MVSA will be proudly displayed on their respective new teams. We will miss our 8th graders and hope they will visit us next spring. We are excited by how skillful our younger players have become so we can hardly wait for the 2015 season.

We wish everyone a wonderful summer. And, don't forget to bring your sticks to the pool and the beach. You will find those sticks will help attract lots of cute guys who'd be otherwise too shy to say hello.

The coaches love all of you.


Game summaries will be posted below for the previous Sunday's game.  If you wish to review game summaries of games from earlier in the season, please go to www.facebook.com/mvsagirlslax.

 

May 18 Game Summary

  

MVSA played another week with substantial improvement.  The team was in the game throughout and at times held the lead.  Unfortunately when the game ended Bethesda led 16-11.  But the coaches were extremely proud of the effort by every player.  

  

First we’d like to thank Allie Kryjak for keeping the stats.  Because she didn’t know any of the player’s names at the start of the game we understand how challenging it was for her.  But, by the end of the game she had mastered most of the names.  Thanks very much Allie.

  

What a remarkable reversal from last week’s shutout.  MVSA had eight goal scorers led by Megan Remini with 3 on just 5 shots.  The coaches were particularly pleased that most of her goals were scored on crease rolls.  The other scorers with the shot totals in parentheses were Alex Moy (1), Erica Hubert (2), Claire Chung (1), Birgit Shields (1), Emma Owen (3), Andrea Johnson (1), and Rachel Johnson (1, and Ali Rosenberg (1)  each of whom recorded 1 goal.  The most enjoyable goal was Rachel’s.  As a goalie and low defender she spends most of her field time preventing opponents from scoring so it was great to see her tally on the other side of the ledger.  MVSA also got one assist by Megan so she had a hand in 45% of our scoring.  Great game Megan, but actually, great game everyone.

  

Following some draw instruction by Allie, Fiona Franke and Emma were both improved with Fiona gathering 4 and Emma 2.  Erin Lynch contributed 2 draw possessions as well.

 

MVSA collected 15 ground balls.  Would it surprise you if we told you the leader was Megan with 6?  Single ground balls were scooped by Natalie Fragnito, Erica Hubert, Claire Chung, Erin, Rachel, and Ali Rosenberg.  But what was particularly encouraging is that MVSA future stars also contributed with single ground balls.  We were very pleased that Addie Tallman, Ariana Tello, and Ava Silva each collected a GB.

 

While it may seem that the defense wasn’t particularly strong having relinquished 16 goals, no game summary would be complete without mention of the outstanding defensive effort by Virginia Schlosser, Rachel, Erica Guthrie, Julia Crews, Erin, Claire, and Munal Qureshi.  Bethesda could easily have scored twice as many goals but for the effort of these defenders.  And, when the defenders were beaten, Emmie Tallman did her usual fine job in goal stopping 9 shots.  She told us after the game she was surprised by the number because she thought she’d only saved 4.  If MVSA plays as well in our final game of the season on May 18 the coaches are confident the score will be closer and we may even leave the field victorious.

 

For their outstanding effort, game balls were awarded to Megan who led in four of the five offensive categories we measure.  We wouldn’t be surprised if she took a few draws is she wouldn’t have challenged for team lead in that category too.  The second game ball went to Fiona who obviously took the draw control training during Saturday’s practice to heart.  She looked great even when MVSA didn’t secure the draw.  And, finally, while her name doesn’t show up in the stats, Virginia Schlosser was again the MVSA defensive standout.  I think the Bethesda offense realized this because it seemed they tended to shy away from her on offense realizing if they were able to shoot it would be a weak, easily saved shot.


Did you notice that we again didn't mention game balls?  They will be awarded at the end of season picnic.

Back Row

Natalie Fragnito, Brigit Shields, Rachel Johnson, Erica Hubert, Munaal Qureshi, Erica Guthrie, Alicia Dowdy, Claire Chung, Erin Lynch, Fiona Franke, Virginia Schlosser, Julia Crews

 

Front Row

Emmie Tallman, Ava Silva, Arianna Tello, Kasey Jacobs, Addie Tallman, Jamie Pincus, Ali Rosenberg, Andrea Johnson, Megan Remini, Ashleigh Kozo

 

          

 

 

MVSA Lacrosse

Who We Are – What We Do

 This website provides basic information about the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) lacrosse programs.  The information will enable both player and parent to determine if the program is right for them.  The MVSA program is one of the oldest in Montgomery County with an outstanding record of training future high school and college players.  Please read the information posted to understand what is expected of both player and parents and to answer your questions.  MVSA is built on the premise that players play, coaches coach, and parents do the rest.  Minimal parent participation includes:

  • Ensure players arrive ready to paticipate at designated times for games and practices
  • Pick players up promptly at the end of each practice / game.  Coaches will not transport players home
  • At least one player's parent attends each game
  • Time permitting, parents should observe part of each practice and discuss with player

 

 Girls Lacrosse Information

 

MVSA Girls Lacrosse participates in and is a charter number of the Metro Girls Lacrosse League (MGLL).
Information about MGLL can be found at http://leagueathletics.com/Documents.asp?org=mgll

  

  • Practice Schedule
    • Saturday March 1 through May 17, 4:30 to 6:00 at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Road
    • Wednesday, March 5 through May 14, 5:30 to 7:00 at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Road
    • No practice during MCPS spring break (Wed., April 16 and Sat., April 19)

  

  • Game Schedule
    • All games played on Sunday afternoons starting at noon and ending at 6:30
    • All games except the March 23 Play Day will be played at William H Farquhar Middle School, 16915 Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney.  Play Day game will be played at Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac.
    • Field#2 at Farquhar is closest to the school building
    • THERE ARE NO REST ROOM FACILITIES AT FARQUHAR
    • Rain out make up dates - Saturdays, 4/05, 4/26, and 5/10

 

MVSA Girls Lacrosse 2014 Game Schedule

 

Date

Time

Opponent

Field#

3/23

12:30

Breakout B

Bullis School

3/23

01:00

Lax4Life B2

canceled

4/06

02:10

Lax4Life B1

Pending reschedule

4/13

01:05

Check It Out B2

1

4/20

No Games Scheduled / Easter & Spring Break

4/26

12:10

Rockville B2

Forest Oak #2

4/27

12:00

Bethesda B1

2

5/03

12:00

Lax4Life B2

canceled

5/04

01:05

Check It Out B1

2

5/11

03:15

Bethesda B2

1

5/18

02:10

Breakout B1

1

  

  •  Registration fee  $140.00

 

  • Required equipment
    • GIRLS STICK (Women's sticks differ from men's.  Ensure stick you purchase is labeled for girls)
    • Eye protection (wire mesh or solid lens goggles)
    • Mouth guard
    • Girls are not required to wear helments (except goalies) or men's gloves
      • Girls gloves are similar to golf or batting gloves but with padding on the back of the fingers.  These provide minimal protection and, in the opinion of the coaches are not worth the cost.  They are not recommended but are not discouraged.
      • Girls may wear soft helmets but these are not recommended by MVSA.  They do not provide concussion protection
      • Men's sticks, pads, helmets, gloves, etc. are illegal for girls lacrosse.  Girls may not use hand me downs from brothers, cousins, neighbors, etc.

 

  • Volunteering
    • MVSA currently has 3 coaches.  2 are US Lacrosse certified.  We will teach you to understand the game and how to coach it.
    • Parents are requested to "police" practice and game fields picking up trash (water bottles) and collecting clothing left behind.  Turn in to coaches for distribution at subsequent practice
    • Distribute uniforms and record information (numbers, sizes, etc.)
    • Provide post game fruit (oranges, apples, etc.) as snacks
    • Keep score / statistics

 

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 Boys Lacrosse

 

  • Due to circumstanced yeond our control the MVSA boys program is unable to field teams in 2014
  • If MVSA boys program is to resume in 2015, parents must volunteer
    • Program commissioner
    • Coach (Junior, Midget, Pee Wee, and Bantam levels)
    • Equipment management / distribution
    • Fund raising
    • Publicity in local newspapers
    • Set up before games and take down after games end
    • Timers and statisticians
    • Compile and distribute phone trees
    • If you can help, please contact Girls commissioner (Bob Schaefer at robert_schafer20402@comcast.net or 301-518-9187

 

 

MVSA Alumnae News

 

The past and the future

This photograph was taken following the Watkins Mill / Gaithersburg high school game on March 22.  Pictured are former Wolverine and Trojan players who began their lacrosse with MVSA and some members of the current MVSA team.