MVSA Girls Lacrosse
MVSA Spring Lacrosse 2015
- MVSA Girls Lacrosse enters into its 16th season in 2015.
- The program is open to all 4th thru 8th grade Montgomery County residents, not just Montgomery Village residents despite the Montgomery Village Sports Association name.
- The basic premise of the program is to teach basic skills to inexperienced players and to enhance skills and game knowledget of experienced players.
- Practices are held on Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Road, Montgomery Village, Wednesdays at 5:30 and Saturdays at 4:30 for ninety minutes each.
- As a charter member of the Metro Girls Lacross League (MGLL), games are played Sunday afternoons beginning March 22 and running through the weekend before Memorial Day (May 17).
- 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.
- Coaches Stan and Bob are the current coaches of the Gaithersburg High School JV team.
- MVSA is attempting to engage current high school players to assist with coaching.
- $140.00 plus member registration with US Lacrosse ($25M.
- US Lacrosse provides insurance to members at a much lower premium than you will find elsewhere. This is why MVSA required membership.
- US Lacrosse membership is a requirement for most summer clinics and tournaments. Membership is for a calendar year so your player will be covered not only for the spring season but also for summer, autumn, and winter programs should she choose to participate.
- 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 although concussion is very unlikely at the youth level.
- Men's sticks, pads, helmets, gloves, etc. are illegal for girls lacrosse. Girls may not use hand me downs from brothers, cousins, neighbors, etc.
- MVSA currently has 2 coaches who are US Lacrosse certified. Any mother or father who wants to establish a closer relationship with their daughter is urged to volunteer to assist coaching. 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
What We Expect From Parents / Guardians
- 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
- Coach Bob Schaefer - firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-518-9187
MVSA Alumnae News
MVSA is very proud of its record of sending players to many Montgomery County public and private high school lacrosse programs, Many of these players go on to play college lax at all three NCAA division levels. Because we are just beginning the 2015 season, MVSA does not yet have input from former players regarding their spring activities. This area will be updated with information regartding who is playing what (hopefully lax) and where as it becomes available.
As information becomes available we wll post what former MVSA players are doing at their high Schools:
Sarah Guthrie (varsity PHS), Erica Hubert GHS), Ashleigh Kozo (WMHS), and Claire Chung (NWHS)
Erica Guthrie (PHS) and Rachel Johnson (GHS)
Andrea Johnson (PHS)
Alicia Dowdy (GHS)
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.
Lainey Selby, Erica Hubert, Cari McCloskey, Alicia Dowdy, Lilly Schlosser, Sophie Robinson, Jillian Gardner, Alex Carter, Charlotte Kimball
Alexis Rusnak, Stephanie Houk, Helen Marsh, Bethany Scott, Kylee Sklar, Madison Fragnito, Sara-Jane Campbell, Haley Wess, Rachael Thompson, Lilianna Ferrrufino, Megan Remini...
Bella Sheldon, Arianna Tello, Natalie Fragnito, Fiona Franke, Erica Guthrie, Brigit Shields, Ali Rosenberg
MVSA Alumna Alexis Rusnak (MVSA 2010) was selected to the All County Team for the 2014 season.
Good Counsel junior Rose Prizzi (MVSA 2011) has verball committed to play NCAA Division 1 women's lacrosse for Campbell University. The 5 foot 7 inch midfielder / draw specialist committed to the Camels on Sept. 15, 2013.
Alexis Rusnak(MVSA 2010) has signed a letter of intent to play lax at Robert Morris in 2015. Check this out -
http://www.watkinsmillathletics.org/index.cfm?action=main.adnews&ID=32753985 You may notice there are other former MVSA players in the photo with Alexis.