2009 Master Calendar posted - The calendar for the upcoming season is now on the website. Until scheduled games are posted, this can be used as a scheduling aid. The calendar includes WVSLA meeting dates and valuable info for coaches, players, and parents for scheduling, such as: SAT & ACT spring testing dates, spring breaks, and prom dates that are known. Any coach or program administrator who wishes to add an item, please email the editor at

MORGANTOWN - Aug. 27 - The WVU Lacrosse Club will start fall practice on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 7 - 9 PM at Mountaineer Field. The team will practice regularly Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 7-9 PM.
     The WVU club plays an abbreviated fall schedule and will finish up their season by hosting their Mountaineer Invitational Lacrosse Tournament (MILT) November 1 & 2.
Contact Coach Flip Green at

WVSLA Organizational Meeting for the 2009 season
Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3:00 pm
Pokey Dot
1111 Fairmont Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
2009 league set up for boys & girls & US Lacrosse Organization


      Several Illinois High School teams are interested in finding challenging inter-state tournament play during the preseason and spring break 2009. Any team planning on hosting a tournament and is seeking participants, should contact Jamie Considine at , website administrator for the IHSLA -



The Big East Conference announced in June that they will be formally sponsoring men's lacrosse beginning in the spring of 2010.... more at

Article: - Charleston Daily Mail


ST. ALBANS - Sept. 22 - St. Albans High School will again be fielding a boys team for the 2009 season. Jack Lyon, the SA boys coach last year, reported that he may not be the coach for the also reports that they may have a girls team. He says that there are about 25 girls that are very interested in forming a team

FAIRMONT - Sept. 22 - The West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA) held their annual organizational meeting last week to set up the 2009 season. Herbert Hoover High School, located in Clendenin, joined the league as a full member with a boys team. The Washington Knights, a composite boys team from Washington, Pa., also joined the league as an associate member.
     The members present agreed to be the steering committee for the organization of the proposed WV Chapter of US Lacrosse. Click for more details on the WV Chapter.

WHEELING - Sept. 25 - Wheeling Jesuit University's new coach, Jay Sothoron, announced their Fall 2008 and the regular season schedule for 2009. The Cardinals opened up their fall season with a their annual Alumni Game Sept. 20, They will continue "fall ball" when they travel to Baltimore, Maryland for the Genesee Valley Tournament. The WJU official website is still under construction, but their tentative schedule can be found here on the Master Calendar page.
     Coach Sothoron came to WJU from St. Mary's Ryken HS in Leonardtown, Maryland where he helped coach the team to a 71-22 record in five years. Click for more details on LaxPower

MORGANTOWN - Oct. 2 - The West Virginia University Women's Lacrosse Club will be hosting their Almost Heaven Fall Ball Tournament Oct. 25 & 26 at the Mylan Park fields. More details will be posted here when they are made available. Contact Coach Thomas Moore at or

MORGANTOWN - Oct. 5 - Jeannie Dreisbach, University High's Girls Head Coach, has been working with US Lacrosse and the WVU Women's Lacrosse team to set up a women's officiating clinic in Morgantown. The clinic will be in conjunction with the WVU Women's Almost Heaven Fall Ball Tournament Oct. 25 & 26. There will be a classroom element of the clinic on Friday night. More details on fees and times will be posted here.

Mylan Park

Saturday, Oct. 25 - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 26 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Teams confirmed: WVU, Penn State Behrend and Elon.
Changes in schedule and or teams will be posted here

MORGANTOWN - Oct. 20 - The West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA), in conjunction with US Lacrosse, will be sponsoring a Women's Lacrosse Officials Clinic this weekend at Mylan Park, in Morgantown..

University High Girls Head Coach, Jeannie Dreisbach, has been working with US Lacrosse to bring in two nationally rated officials to conduct the clinic. The WVU Women's Lacrosse Club will be hosting their Almost Heaven Fall Ball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, an ideal event to put the two together.

The participants will attend the womens' games on Saturday to gain field experience with experienced officials. Sunday attendance is not required.

This opportunity is free of charge and open to both men and women hoping to be womens' lacrosse officials. The ideal candidates are former lacrosse players who wish to "stay in the game".

Participants should register with Coach Dreisbach at by Thursday.

Friday, Oct. 24 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Alternative Learning Center (ALC) - Mylan Park -

Saturday, Oct. 25 - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We need officials in West Virginia, so please pass this on to as many folks you think may be interested.

MORGANTOWN - Oct. 24 - The WVU Women's Lacrosse Club Team will be hosting their ALMOST HEAVEN FALL BALL TOURNAMENT at Mylan Park, near Morgantown this weekend. Games are 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Oct. 25, 2008 - Mylan Park, Morgantown
Penn State Behrend    3    2    =    5
at WVU Women       9    9    =  18
GOALS:PSB - n/a. WVU - Brittany Sheets 5, Allison Baisey 5, Kacie Duffey 2, Brie Pollack 2, Stacey Baxter 2, Alana Jogan, Emma Runner.
ASSISTS: WVU - Carissa Jaillet 3, Sheets, Baxter, Kelly Dickson.
SAVES: PSB - n/a. WVU - Allison Conte 11.

MORGANTOWN - Oct. 31 - West Virginia's only post collegiate team, Da Lazy Lizards, will be competing in WVU's Mountaineer Invitational Lacrosse Tournament (MILT) at Mountaineer Field this weekend. Da Lizards faceoff at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday against either Slippery Rock, George Mason, or the WVU Alumni. Their other games are at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.. The team will return to action on Sunday. The Sunday schedule will be determined by their play on Saturday.

MORGANTOWN, Nov. 3 - Slippery Rock University defeated West Virginia University Sunday to win the Mountaineer Invitational Lacrosse Tournament (MILT) . More details will be posted here when they are made available.

CHARLESTON - Nov. 4 - A parent/daughter meeting will be held Thursday at George Washington High School to see if there is enough interest to form a girls team at GW. They have permission from their principal, permission to use the field, a coach, and two faculty sponsors. If the Lady Patriots do field a team, they will bring the number of girls teams in the state to six.

CHARLESTON - Nov. 13 - The parent/daughter meeting held at George Washington High School went well. It was reported that over 35 girls showed up for the meeting, with reports that many others that could not make it want to sign up. A representative of the Lady Patriots will meet with the WVSLA girls coaches soon to set up a schedule for the 2009 season.


ERIE, Pa. - Nov. 25 - Gannon University head women's lacrosse coach Alicia Groveston announced the signing of Megan Clumpus (Whitby, Ontario/Donald A. Wilson S.S.), Jenna Hughes (Morgantown, W.Va./University), and Jess Fugate (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) during the NCAA's early signing period on Tuesday. The trio represents Groveston's first signees since being named head coach last summer.

The young ladies who have decided to continue their academic and athletic careers at Gannon will make their presence known on and off the field, said Groveston. All three are incredibly smart, well-rounded, and kind-hearted. They will make a big impact here academically and athletically.

Hughes led University (W.Va.) High School and ranked second in the state with 64 goals as a junior. The 5'11" midfielder served as a team captain last season while earning all-state honors.

Jenna's height and field vision allows her to see the field and create opportunities, noted Groveston. She will be an explosive addition to our program. I expect big things from her.

Hughes is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as the organization's historian. She also received a Distinguished Writing Assessment award.

Gannon, one of the top women's lacrosse programs in NCAA Division II, reached double digits in victories last season for the fourth consecutive season with an 11-4 record. The Lady Knights have never had a losing season in the program's 13-year history.

Click here for complete article

FAIRMONT - Nov. 18 - The WVSLA Girls coaches will hold a scheduling meeting on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pokey Dot in Fairmont. Coaches are reminded to find out the special dates at their respective schools: prom date, spring break, band functions, etc.

FAIRMONT - Dec. 4 - Fairmont Senior's Morgan Cain has joined University High's Jenna Hughes in signing with a college to play lacrosse at the next level. Cain, a junior, has chosen Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. , while Hughes, a senior, has selected Gannon University in Erie, Pa. For more on Morgan Cain & Jenna Hughes, go to Articles
FAIRMONT - Jan. 5 - The Fairmont Senior boys lacrosse team announces the hiring of Jarrott Brogdon to be the head coach for the upcoming season. Current coach, Mike Devault will remain as an assistant and will do the scheduling. Coach Brogdon brings a lot of experience to the Polar Bear program. He led the Vinton Lacrosse Club, a high school team near Roanoke, Virginia, for nine seasons, garnering three league championships and one runner-up.
      More recently, he has been involved with western Pennsylvania lacrosse. He started the girls program at Trinity HS in Washington, Pa.. and  coached at Peters Township HS for one year. He was the head coach of Bethel Park HS when they won the WPSLA Division 2 Championship in 2005.
     Coach Brogdon has been running the "Silverheels" Learn to Play clinics & leagues in Washington, Pa. for several years. He assisted Mike Devault last season when he was able.
     Oddly enough, Brogdon played basketball at the University of Maryland, not lacrosse. He was on the first team to play at Maryland's Cole Field House.

SHEPHERDSTOWN - Jan. 12 - The Shepherd University men's lacrosse club is up and running again under new leadership. The new club president is Charles Warhurst.

INTERNET - Jan. 15 - LaxPower is now listing the WVSLA teams on their own computer ratings page. The boys teams can be found at The girls team listing is not quite up-to-date at this time, but will be corrected soon.

Tammy Shriver/Times West Virginian
Fairmont's Morgan Cain tries to get past University defenders Marley Baker (20)
and Heather Burns (22) in the 2008 WVSLA Championship game.

- The West Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse was granted provisional status at the annual US Lacrosse National Convention held this weekend at the Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Jeannie & Jeff Dreisbach, University High lacrosse coaches and WVSLA Board members, were notified that the formation of the West Virginia Chapter had been approved at the Chapters Leadership Conference on Friday morning.
       Jeannie Dreisbach, who took the lead in getting the WV Chapter's paperwork together, said "We still have a lot of work to do to get the chapter running properly. US Lacrosse has provided us with a great deal of information to go through. It will take awhile to get it out to the members in the state."
       She continued, "We hope that others who are interested in promoting lacrosse throughout the state, will contact us and assist us in this effort. For this chapter to work, we cannot be the only ones taking a leadership role".
       Four George Washington High School coaches were also in attendance at the convention. Head Coach Steve Odekirk, Sam Sutton, Brad White, and Phil Wright all took advantage of the many coaching clinics that were available.

CHARLESTON - Jan. 21 - George Washington Coach, Steve Odekirk and Herbert Hoover Coach Dennie Duncan, have arranged for a man's lacrosse referee clinic to be held this coming weekend at the gym at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Pinch. The sessions start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday session is 8 hours long and the Sunday session is 6 hours. Contact Steve Odekirk for more info at

VIENNA - Jan. 26 - Ohio Valley University, located near Parkersburg, has a men's club team! LAXinWV has just been informed that OVU has been around for four seasons. We hope to have more info available for the OVU page soon..

BUCKHANNON - Feb. 14 - Reminder: Mandatory US Lacrosse Rules Interpretation meeting for girls coaches & umpires Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2:00 p.m. on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The meeting will be an the Hyma Auditorium, which is located on the first floor of the Christopher Hall of Science. Parking is available in the oval in front of the chapel. If you need further directions, please go to their website,

PITTSBURGH - Feb. 16 - The Allegheny Lacrosse Officials Association (ALOA) has extended an invitation to all WVSLA Boys Coaches to a rules meeting that will be attended by all the officials of the ALOA and all the coaches in the WPIAL.
       The WVSLA coaches are not required to attend like the WPIAL coaches are. but the coaches in the WVSLA are invited to attend if they wish to.  They will be going over rules and other issues that is helpful to discuss with all the coaches and officials in the same room.
       The meeting is Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at 7:00 PM .in Room 152 at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, .590 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216.

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 27 - The WVU Lacrosse Club will host a Children's Hospital benefit tournament March 7 & 8. The team will host two of the state's men's college club teams, Marshall University & West Virginia Wesleyan College. The tourney will also include Frostburg State University & California University of Pennsylvania.

FAIRMONT - Feb. 27 - Fairmont Senior's girls head coach, Jon Cain, has set up a preseason scrimmage tournament for boys and girls teams. The Polar Bear Meltdown Lacrosse Tournament will be held Saturday, March 14 at Fairmont State University & East West Stadium. The girls teams will play at Fairmont State, while the boys teams will play at East West. Teams that do not require Proof of Insurance of their players must provide a signed release. FSHS are preselling t-shirts and are taking orders now.

CHARLESTON - Mar. 2 - Capital High will be fielding a boys team for the 2010 season. Phil Wright, one of the founders of the Charleston YMCA program has gotten permission from the CHS principal to start up a team. He said there is a possibility of a Capital girls team if a coach can be found. Wright, a Naval Academy grad, helped the George Washington program last season. The addition of a Capital boys team to the WVSLA would give the league twelve teams, with four in the Kanawha Valley.

BRIDGEPORT - Mar. 3 - The WVSLA continues to grow! Bridgeport will add a girls team for this season. They will be applying as an associate member and will be looking to schedule games. As they get organized, Jim Mullen, the boys coach, will be the contact.

FAIRMONT - Mar. 10 - The Polar Bear Meltdown Lacrosse Tournament schedule has been set for Saturday. Go here for both boys and girls schedules.

FAIRMONT - Mar. 14 - Morgantown beat University 1-0 today to win the final of  the first Polar Bear Meltdown Tournament held at East-West Stadium. University had gone undefeated through bracket play and semifinal, going 5-0, which included an earlier victory over Morgantown. Then the Mohigans switched to a zone defense in the final which proved too tough to crack for the Hawks. Morgantown's lone goal came from sophomore Kelvin Morris, who scored unassisted.
       Morgantown's girls team was also victorious today. The Lady Mohigans beat Fairmont's girls team to win the female side of the tournament held at Fairmont State University.

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 19 - Sad news to report: The University High boys team lost one of their statisticians this week when Alexa Pollitt was killed in a car crash on Monday morning, on her way to school. Mass will be held at St. Francis on Friday and a candlelight vigil will be held at the school next week.

BUCKHANNON - Mar. 19 - The 2009 season has officially gotten underway. Fairmont Senior, defending WVSLA Girls Champions, warmed up on second year team, Buckhannon-Upshur with a 19-4 victory. The Polar Bears were led by senior Morgan Cain with 5 goals.

Mar. 18, 2009 - 6:30 pm
FAIRMONT SENIOR             11    8    =    19
at BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR    3    1    =    4
GOALS: F - Morgan Cain 5, Georgette Ball 4, Hannah Nagowski 2, Krissy Bodnovich 2, Allie Fetty 2, Laura Sansalone, Becca Cain, Alex Mascaro, Tessa Gardner.
ASSISTS: F - Bodnovich 2, Mascaro 2, Nagowski, Fetty, Sansalone.
SAVES: F - Kacci Skinner 8. BU - n/a.

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 20 - Fairmont Senior Girls continued their winning ways by defeating University High tonight 18-10 at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium. The teams traded goals for the first seven minutes, then the Polar Bears erupted for 8 unanswered goals before the Hawks could get another tally. Morgan Cain led Fairmont Senior with 7 goals while Jenna Hughes led University with 6.

FAIRMONT SENIOR    12    6    =    18
UNIVERSITY                     6    4    =    10
GOALS: F - Morgan Cain 7, Georgette Ball 4, Hannah Nagowski 3, Krissy Bodnovich 3, Becky Robinson. U - Jenna Hughes 6, Marley Baker 2, Whitley Rose 2.
SAVES: F - n/a. U - Jeannie Brown 8.

CHARLESTON - Mar. 21 - West Virginia University's men's lacrosse team will be making an appearance at West Virginia Power Park Grille on Friday, April 3. They will be having dinner and a meet and greet with the public and high school and middle school lacrosse players from the Kanawha Valley. This event is to help promote the sport in the Charleston area and the Kanawha Valley. This is a free event and anyone interested in lacrosse or in meeting the Mountaineers in encouraged to come out on that evening.
       After dinner at 6:30 p.m., the management at Power Park has agreed to allow the players to go out and throw the ball around on Power Field. This includes the local middle school and high school players. The Power Grille will also have their concession stand open to the public.
       This is an excellent opportunity for the public to come out and meet the West Virginia lacrosse team and see a wonderful venue at the same time. The public is encouraged to talk to the players and take pictures. West Virginia lacrosse is eagerly looking forward to this event to promote the sport of lacrosse in West Virginia.
       For further details or questions contact Coach Flip Green at 304-292-0188 or

WASHINGTON, PA - Mar. 25 - The WVSLA welcomes the Washington Knights to the league as a full member. Current members voted to admit the team by over a 2/3 margin enabling the Knights to be eligible for post season play. They are an "area" team based in Washington, Pa. and have some players who live in West Virginia but do not have a team at their school. Some of the voting coaches commented that the West Virginia league, the WVSLA, would return the favor to the Pennsylvania teams for allowing West Virginia teams to play in the WPSLA for over a decade.
       The Knights have started play in the WVSLA with a 15-3 victory over Buckhannon-Upshur and a 12-8 loss to University High last night.

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 26 - The West Virginia University Lacrosse Club team will host the U.S. Naval Academy's club team on Friday, Mar. 27 at 8:00 p.m. WVU's Coach, Flip Green, says that fans must enter the stadium through the South West tunnel across from the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. There will be plenty of parking in the lot.
       The Mountaineers will also host Miami of Ohio on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

WHEELING - Apr. 10 - The Linsly School surprised University High last night with a 13-4 drubbing. Already ahead 3-2 in the second quarter, the Cadets went on a seven goal run before the Hawks could add another tally in the fourth quarter. The Cadets were led by seniors Chad Chervenick, with 4 goals, Michael Sacco, with 3 goals and 3 assists, and Alec Holloway, also with 3 goals. According to Linsly coach, Eric Fries, "This game meant a lot to them. They were with the program when it started."

CHARLESTON - Apr. 19 - University High was surprised again yesterday by second year team George Washington. This time the result was different with the Hawks coming out on top with a 5-4 sudden death victory. The GW Patriots led at the half 2-1. Goalie, Roman Tarantini, kept the Hawks in the contest with 5 saves in the first quarter until the offense was able to control the ball a little better. University hasn't been able to get it's offense going lately, scoring only 9 goals in two games.
     GW increased it's lead to 3-1 in the 3rd quarter with a goal by attackman James Josephi, assisted by middie Jordan O'Dell. University's leading scorer, Josh Dudley, was able to score unassisted with 7:40 left in the 4th quarter to tie the game. He scored again at 2:01 to take the lead, this time assisted by Kris Lankford.
     The Patriots weren't done though. The Hawks lost control the ball on offense allowing GW to put together a fast break with attackman Gardiner Smith feeding Josephi for his fourth goal with 1:30 left. Dudley came through for the Hawks by feeding midfielder Nick Strouse, who was able to put it in the net with only 58 seconds gone in the overtime.
    University (4-1 WVSLA) followed up their narrow victory over GW (2-4 WVSLA) with a 8-4 win over first year team Herbert Hoover (0-4). The game, also played at George Washington's stadium, was Herbert Hoover's fourth game of the season.

MORGANTOWN - Apr. 24 - Fairmont Senior (8-0 WVSLA, 8-1 overall) travels to University High (6-1 WVSLA, 6-3 overall) tonight for an important league contest at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium. The Polar Bears have yet to beat the Hawks since they started their program in Fairmont five years ago. They come into the contest with a perfect league record. Their only loss came at the hands of Vincentian Academy, a WPIAL Division 2 team. The faceoff is at approximately 7:30 p.m. following the JV game at 5:30 p.m.

MORGANTOWN - Apr. 29 - Morgantown clinched a first place regular season finish in the WVSLA with a dramatic comeback victory over Fairmont Senior last night at Pony Lewis Field. The Polar Bears surprised the Mohigans by jumping off to a 7-2 lead in the first quarter. Morgantown did a little soul searching and shut down Fairmont's offense and was able to keep adding to their score. Morgantown's Max Pinto tied it up with a goal at 6:03 left in the second quarter. The Mohigans went on to take the lead for the rest of the game, ending with an 18-11 final.
       Morgantown, now 8-0 in the WVSLA and 8-3 overall, play host to University High (6-2 WVSLA, 6-5 OA) on Friday at 7:30 pm. for both team's regular season finale. Fairmont Senior still has three games to play to finish their season..

MORGANTOWN - May 1 - University girls beat Morgantown girls 13-11 last night, clinching a #2 seed and completing the WVSLA Girls Playoff Bracket. On the boys side, only the top and bottom of the six team boys bracket has been decided. Morgantown is #1 and George Washington is #6. Fairmont Senior boys travel to Linsly tonight at 5:30 and host Wheeling Central tomorrow at 2 p.m. All three teams are in the mix, along with University High.

FAIRMONT - May 3 - Fairmont Senior clinched the #2 seed in the WVSLA playoffs with a 12-4 victory over Wheeling Central yesterday. The Polar Bears have a first round bye, while Central hosts George Washington Tuesday or Wednesday.
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WVSLA End of Season & US Lacrosse Meeting
Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 pm.
Pokey Dot Restaurant - Fairmont


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