MVSA Girls Lacrosse
MVSA Lacrosse 2016
On May 25 MVSA Girls Lacrosse completed its 17th season. We expect to resume after the weather cools with either a group of clinics or, if a sufficient number of players register, a fall ball team participating in the Bethesda Fall League. We currently expect to begin clinics / practices on September 10.
- The MVSA program is open to all 4th through 8th graders living in Montgomery County.
- The basic premise of the program is to have FUN and to teach basic skills to inexperienced players and to enhance skills and game knowledget of experienced players.
- Clinics will be held at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Road, Montgomery Village, Saturdays at 4:30 and Wednesdays at 5:30 both for ninety minutes.
- Stan Kryjak is US Lacrosse certified. He has 12 years coaching with MVSA youth program, club teams, and at Quince Orchard high school. His daughter currently plays for the NCAA division 2 national champion.
- Bob Schaefer is US Lacrosse certified. He has 14 years coaching MVSA youth program, a Gaithersburg high school winter team and the Gaithersburg JV. He also has coached Good Counsel boys fall and winter teams. His son is a former NCAA division 1 college player and his daughter was the first team 4A North goalie in 2008.
- We anticipate former MVSA players currently in high school will assist coaching the 2016 clinicss as their schedules permit. During the fall clinics we were assisted by Rachel and Andrea Johnson, Erica Guthrie, and Laney Selby, and Anne Selby. We are certain the youth players will be encouraged knowing that at one time these high school players were no more skillful they are.
- The fall registration fee will be based on whether or not we participate in the Bethesda League. Pending determination of league fees, we approximate the fee to be $65 per player. If we are unable to participate in the Bethesda League, clinics will be fee although US Lacrosse membership will be required. See below.
- The Montgomery Village Foundation requires each player be covered by catastrophic injury insurance as a stipulation for use of the field. Each player must thus become a US Lacrosse members ($25). The link to US Lacrosse membership is found on the lacrosse registration page. Returning players must renew their membership if their registration occurred during the spring of 2015 or prior.
- 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, winter programs in 2016 should she choose to participate.
- GIRLS stick (Women's sticks differ from men's. Ensure stick you purchase is labeled for girls)
- MVSA will provide loaner sticks to new players upon receipt of a $50 refundable deposit. Checks are preferred.
- Players are urged to bring these sticks home with them so they can refine stick skills between practice dates.
- Eye protection (wire mesh or solid lens goggles) MVSA will provide loaner goggles to first time players to be used during clinics and scrimmages. We only have 12 pair of goggles so they must be shared both at practice and during games. Therefore goggles may not be taken from the clinic location to ensure availability.
- Mouth / tooth guard may not be white or clear.
- Players may wear whatever type of shoe they desire. Either sneakers or soccer clears are recommended.
- Girls may not wear hard shell helments (except goalies) or men's lacrosse gloves.
- Girls lax gloves are similar to golf or batting gloves but with quilted padding on the back of the fingers. These provide minimal protection and, in the opinion of the MVSA coaches are not worth the cost. Although not recommended they 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. US Lacrosse has provided equipment manufacturers with criteria for helmets but none have yet to be manufactured or approved.
- Men's sticks, pads, helmets, gloves, etc. are illegal for girls lacrosse. Girls may not use hand me downs from brothers, male cousins, male neighbors, etc.
- COLD WEATHER: It is likely to be cold during the final few fall clinics. We recommend players dress in layers. It's easier to discard a layer if the player becomes warm than to suffer the cold because the clothing does not provide sufficient chill protection. Hats are a good idea. Gloves are essential. We recommend gloves with leather palms or leather gloves. Wool palm gloves will slip on stick shafts which is both frustrating for players and potentially dangerous.
- PERCIPITATION: If it is raining, sleeting, or snowing during scheduled clinic hours or if the field is a muddy quagmire we will cancel the clinic. An email will be sent to lax distribution at least an hour before scheduled clinic start time and a notice will be posted on the MVSA Lax Facebook page. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR PHONE COACH BOB FOR CLINIC STATUS. Check either email of Facebook.
- 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. Through the years we have lost contact with many of the over 400 players who have participated with MVSA but are posting information about those with whom we have maintained contact.
Names of the players listed below reflect the team on which they completed the season. In some instances players begain the season on the high school JV teams but were promoted to varsity upon completion of the JV season.
- Jaya Agsalon
- Erica Hubert
- Maisie Scott
- Anne Selby
- Laney Selby
- Emma Owen
- Megan Remini
- Julia Brock
- Summer Jacobs
- Erin Lynch
- Megan Lynch
- Brooke Mandel
- Allie Rosenberg
- Claire Chung
- Rachel Johnson
- Andrea Johnson
- Erica Guthrie Out for the season due to injury)
- Brigit Shields
Watkins Mill Varsity
- Catherine Campbell
- Julia Crews
- Fiona Franke
- Lilianna Ferrufino
- Charlotte Kimball
- Maddie Rodriguez (2015 All County Honorable Mention)
- Lilly Jean Schlosser (2015 All County Honorable Mention)
- Virginia Schlosser
- Rachel Thompson
- Haley Wess
Watkins Mill JV
- Madison Aguilar
MVSA Alumnae Playing in College
- Rose Prizzi (Good Counsel '15)
Ohio State University Club
- Helen Marsh (Watkins Mill '14)
Robert Morris University
- Alexis Rusnak (Watkins Mill '14)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Tara Nicholas (Northwest '12)
Florida Southern College (2016 NCAA Division 2 National Champions)
- Allie Kryjak ((Quince Orchard '12)
- Bethany Scott (Gaithersburg '15)
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