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MVSA Fall Lacrosse Clinic

 

MVSA Girls Lacrosse will conduct clinics open to  all Montgomery County 4th through 8th graders whether beginner or experienced at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Rd., Montgomery Village, Saturdays during September and October.  The clinics are free but a $25 US Lacrosse membership to cover insurance is required. Register with US Lacrosse at https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/MembershipJoinRenew20/MembershipEntry.aspx

MVSA will loan sticks and goggles to first time players making equipment purchase unnecessary.

To register, please provide the following to
robert_schafer20402@comcast.net

  • Player Name
  • Player date of birth (mm/dd/yy)
  • Player zip code
  • US Lacrosse membership number
  • Preferred cllinic start time*
  • Date(s) player will not be available
  • Parent email address

Clinic Schedule

  • Saturday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Rd., Montgomery Village
  • Saturday, Oct. 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 1 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
     

Finally, please share this information with any friends whose daughters may be interested in learning to play lacrosse.  Coach Bob is always available either by email or at 301-518-9187 to answer questions.

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.
  • MVSA is attempting to engage current high school players to assist with coaching. 

Information Contact

 

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.

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 Girls Lacrosse

Who We Are – What We Do

This website provides basic information about the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) lacrosse programs.  The program is open to all Montgomery County residents, not just Montgomery Village residents.  The web site information will enable both player and parent to determine if the program is right for them.  The MVSA program was founded in 2000, 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 participate at designated times for games and practices
  • Pick players up promptly at the end of each practice / game.  Coaches will not transport players to or from practices or games.
  • At least one player's parent must attend each game.  Coaches cannot be responsible for making medical decisions, administering medical supplies (e.g. insulin injections, epinephrine, asthma education, etc.).  The players need to be able to see you rooting for them.
  • Time permitting, parents should observe part of each practice and discuss with player

Both MVSA coaches are US Lacrosse certified.  Certification includes a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NCIS), coaching online course, coaching hands on instructional clinic, and Positive Coaching Alliance course.  In addition the MVSA coaches have experience coaching at both the travel club and high school levels.  The coaches have been with the MVSA program for 12 of the 15 years the program has existed.  Each coach has a daughter who was a four year starter at her high school.

 

 

MVSA Alumnae News


Fall 2014

As information becomes available we wll post what former MVSA players are doing at their high Schools:

Field hockey:
Sarah Guthrie (varsity PHS), Erica Hubert GHS), Ashleigh Kozo (WMHS), and Claire Chung (NWHS)
Volleyball:
Erica Guthrie (PHS) and Rachel Johnson (GHS)
Cross Country:
Andrea Johnson (PHS)
Cheerleading:
Alicia Dowdy (GHS)
 
School legend:  GHS is Gaithersburg, WMHS is Watkins Mill, NWHS is Northwest, PHS is Poolesville
 

We received an amsil from Madison and Natalie Fragnito's mother.  They have moved to Apel, N.C.  This is what they had to say:

The girls have adjusted and are making friends. Unfortunately their highschool only offers boys lax so looking into  area community clubs. Madison will help to manage the boy's lax team this spring and Natalie appears to be enjoying the theater and arts aspects.

The past and the future (Spring 2014)

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.