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 MVSA Girls Lacrosse

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 MVSA Lacrosse 2016

Since 2000 MVSA has been teaching girls the basic skills for lacrosse.  During the fall season MVSA Girls Lacrosse will be conducting clinics at Patsy Huson Field, 20300 Fulks Farm Road, Montgomery Village. 

Program Information:

  • 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 are scheduled on Saturdays at 4:30 and Wednesdays at 5:30 for ninety minutes each. 

 

Coaches

  • 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 played for the 2016 NCAA Division II national champion.  She began her playing career with MVSA.
  • 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 first team all WCAC and NCAA Division I college player and his daughter was the first team 4A North goalie in 2008.
  • We anticipate former MVSA players currently on high school teams to assist coaching the 2016 clinicss as their schedules permit.  We are certain the youth players will be encouraged knowing that at one time these high school players were no more skillful the current players are.   

 Registration fees: 

  • The fall registration fee will be $25 to offset costs and to offer remuneration to high school player coaches.
  • Each player must also have a current $25 one year  US Lacrosse membership.
    • The Montgomery Village Foundation requires each player be covered by catastrophic injury insurance as a stipulation for use of Huson Field.  
    • The link to US Lacrosse membership is found on the MVSA lacrosse registration page. 
    • Returning players must renew their membership if their registration occurred during the fall of 2015 or prior.  
  • US Lacrosse membership is a requirement for most summer clinics and tournaments. Because US Lax membership is for a calendar year, each player will be covered not only for the current fall season but also for 2016 winter and 2017 spring and summer camps.

 Required equipment

  • 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 and will be returned upon return of the stick at the end of the clinic season.
    • Players are urged to bring loaner sticks home so they can refine stick skills between clinic 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 14 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 future 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.

 

NOTES: 

  • 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 (simulated) 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.  He will potentially be busy and may not see your email or be in position to receive your call and we don't want you to arrive for a clinic only to realize it has been canceled. 

 

Information Contact

  • Coach Bob Schaefer - robert_schafer20402@comcast.net or 301-518-9187  (NOTE:  Coach Bob is reluctant to answer calls from unfamiliar numbers presuming they are from solicitors.  Please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned as quickly as possible).

 

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.

Spring 2016

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. 

Gaithersburg Varsity

  • Jaya Agsalon
  • Erica Hubert
  • Maisie Scott
  • Anne Selby
  • Laney Selby

 

 Magruder Varsity

  • Emma Owen
  • Megan Remini

 

Northwest Varsity

  • Julia Brock
  • Summer Jacobs
  • Erin Lynch
  • Megan Lynch
  • Brooke Mandel
  • Allie Rosenberg

Northwest JV

  •  Claire Chung

 

Poolesville Varsity

  • Rachel Johnson
  • Andrea Johnson

Poolesville JV

  • Erica Guthrie Out for the season due to injury)
  • Brigit Shields

 
Watkins Mill Varsity

  • Katherine Campbell
  • Julia Crews
  • Fiona Franke
  • Lilianna Ferrufino
  • Charlotte Kimball
  • Maddie White
  • Lilly Jean Schlosser
  • Virginia Schlosser
  • Rachel Thompson
  • Haley Wess

It is frustrating to be unable to find the 2016 MCPS All County team because both Maddie and Lily Jean were 2015 honorable mention all county players in 2015 so we presume at very lease they were 2016 honorable mentions and likely were 1st or 2nd team.

 

Watkins Mill JV

  • Madison Aguilar

 

MVSA Alumnae Playing in College

Campbell University

  • 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)

 
Longwood University

  • 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 2, 2014.  Pictured are former Wolverine and Trojan players who began their lacrosse with MVSA and some members of the 2014 MVSA team.  Compare the names of the players in the white jerseys with the gold numerals against the high school rosters above and you'll see we continue to feed many of the local high schools.

Back Row:
Lainey Selby, Erica Hubert, Cari McCloskey, Alicia Dowdy, Lilly Schlosser, Sophie Robinson, Jillian Gardner, Alex Carter, Charlotte Kimball
Middle Row:
Alexis Rusnak, Stephanie Houk, Helen Marsh, Bethany Scott, Kylee Sklar, Madison Fragnito, Sara-Jane Campbell, Haley Wess, Rachael Thompson, Lilianna Ferrrufino, Megan Remini...

Front Row:
Bella Sheldon, Arianna Tello, Natalie Fragnito, Fiona Franke, Erica Guthrie, Brigit Shields, Ali Rosenberg