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MVSA Girls Lacrosse

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS


RAIN OUT CANCELLATIONS WEEKEND OF 3/29 & 3/30

 

  • Practice scheduled for 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 29 is canceled due both to intensifying rain and forecast thunder.
  • Games scheduled for Sunday, March 30 are canceled.
  • The first available rain out make up date is Saturday, April 5. The MGLL commissioner has advised that because the league does not have the same field reservations on Saturdays as on Sundays it will be necessary to alter both time and venue. The MVSA vs Rockville game which was to have been played at 1:05 pm on 3/30 at Farquhar MS has TENTATIVELY been rescheduled for 11:05 am on 4/05 at Forest Oak MS.

Game summaries will be posted below for the previous Sunday.  If you wish to review game summaries for weeks prior to the current week, please go to www.facebook.com/mvsagirlslax

 

March 23 MGLL Play Day - MVSA 5, Breakout 3

Another lacrosse season is under way with the first MVSA victory of the season.  Our opponent, Breakout, was not able to field a full team because many of their players were on spring break so we lent them 7 players.  This was a blessing in disguise.   MVSA had 24 players in so each would have only gotten to play half the game.  Instead all 24 MVSA players got plenty of playing time. 

The final score was 5-3 although since two of Breakout’s goals were scored by MVSA players, maybe the score was actually 7-1.  Alex Moy and Megan Remini led scorers with two tallies each and Erin Lynch added the final MVSA goal.  It would unfair not to also recognize Alicia Dowdy and Erica Hubert who scored for Breakout.  What Coach Bob liked the most was that Jamie Pincus and Brigit Shields assisted on two of our goals.  One reason for our offensive success was that Fiona Franke with 4 and Emma Owen with 3 draw controls gave us many offensive opportunities.  Again here I have to recognize one of our “opponents”.  Alicia Dowdy also secured a draw control.  It looks like we will be quite strong at center in 2014.  Ali Rosenberg played a strong game in goal stopping four shots.  And, maybe we don’t have to run any more ground ball drills at practice because nearly every player collected at least one.  Erin led the way with two.  Claire Chung, Erica Guthrie, Emma, Jamie, Megan, Virginia Schlosser, and Brigit collected one each.  It was great seeing how well our “rookies”, Kasey Jacobs, Munal Qureshi, Ava Sliva, Addie Tallman, and Arianna Tello all performed in their first competition.  With only a few practices behind them, each made very few mistakes and seemed quite comfortable playing positions not at all familiar to them.  Finally, game balls were awarded to Alex and Megan.  Their combined four goals were enough to defeat Breakout all by themselves.  What a wonderful day.  We can hardly wait for next Sunday – presuming it won’t snow.

 

 

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

 

  • 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

 

Date

Time

Opponent

Field#

3/23


3/23 

01:00

Breakout B1

Bullis School Stadium, Potomac

01:00

Lax4Life B2

CANCELED

TBD

01:05

Rockville B2

Canceled on 3/29 / make up date TBD

4/06

02:10

Lax4Life B1

1

4/13

01:05

Check It Out B2

1

4/20

No Games Scheduled / Easter & Spring Break

4/27

12:00

Bethesda B1

2

5/04

01:05

Check It Out B1

2

5/11

03:15

Bethesda B2

1

5/18

TBD

Playoffs - schedule will be based on final standings

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • Volunteerism
    • 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

 

 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

 

Megan Lynch (MVSA 2012) has made the Northwest HS JV team and is in the running for team captain.

We ran into Brianna Albert (MVSA 2011) working at Gentleman Jim's while at dinner with Coach Stan and Coach Chris. She's moved from an MVSA goalie to low defense at Magruder.

Good Counsel junior Rose Prizzi (MVSA 2011) has verball committed to play women's lacrosse for Campbell University.  The 5 foot 7 inch midfielder / draw specialist committed to the Camels on Sept. 15, 2013. 

Montgomery Gazette of March 12 shows the following former MVSAers as "players to watch" in 2014:
- Gaithersburg's Bethany Scott
- Quince Orchard's Rachel Hollander
- Watkins Mill's Alexis Rusnak and Helen Marsh

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.

We got some "next level" news during the March 8 kickoff meeting.  Sarah Guthrie (MVSA 2012) has made the Poolesville varsity and Summer Jacobs (MVSA 2013) has made the Northwest JV.  Please let us know of any other MVSA alumna playing in high school or college in 2014.

Coach Stan's pride and joy, Allie Kryjak (MVSA 2008) had a goal and 2 assista for the Florida Southern Mocs on March 6.  As of March 18 the Mocs are 7-1 and creeping toward national devision 2 ranking.