OLD NEWS 2009 - 2010

2009 Master Fall 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, June 21 - Thomas Moore, Morgantown High's Head Coach, has set up a new company called Sporting Elite. He has joined with University High grad Brett Ehrhardt to offer various lacrosse services, like camps, clinics, etc. in the area. Please go to for more info. Editor's Note: July 30 -  I am at the new location and am able to update now and am in the process of setting up a new email account through the site. Please start using to report updates. Thanks.

Morgantown, July 30 - WVU Lacrosse Club's Head Coach, Flip Green has announced the date of this year's MILT. The Mountaineer Invitational Lacrosse Tournament, also known as the MILT, will be held the weekend of October 10 & 11at Mountaineer Field. Coach Green hopes to have 8 college teams in the competition.
     Editor's comment: Bill Warnick, former WVU defenseman & one time goalie, wants to field an Alumni team in the MILT. It is unknown if he will be able to get a competitive squad together. A few years ago, the WVU Alumni were THE team to beat in the MILT. Coach Green would like to see the Alumni show up to play a full slate of games in the tournament or at least to play the current WVU team in an exhibition game. Interested Alums can contact Bill at .

South River, New Jersey, July 31 - WVU Grad, Bill Warnick has set up a registration form for the Alumni to commit to the MILT. Please check it out.




Bruceton Mills, July 31 - I can NOW send and receive emails now at, It's OK to send updates - Editor

Wheeling, Aug. 4 - Wheeling Jesuit University's Coach Jay Sothoron has announced his first recruiting class for the 2009-2010 season.
Three of the 16 players signed are from the WVSLA.

The following profiles are from the WJU release on LaxPower - Click here for the whole article

Tyler Amos - Midfield - 6'1 - 175lbs - Wheeling Central Catholic/Wheeling, WV
Tyler a Wheeling native comes to Jesuit having dominated the local lacrosse circuit and was second in points in West Virginia with 93 and was a 2009 team captain at Wheeling Central Catholic. Tyler was also a member of the Pittsburgh Aces summer select team. He is a versatile player who is comfortable with both hands, and could find himself on the field at either attack or midfield.

Nathan Freeland - Midfield - 6'1 - 180lbs - Fairmont High School/Fairmont, WV
Nathan comes to Wheeling from Fairmont High School where he helped his team win the 2009 West Virginia state championship. Nathan was a two-year captain and 1st team WVSLA selection. He is a good athlete who will continue to improve at the college level.

Zach Klein - Attack - 6'0 - 165lbs - First Love Christian Academy/Washington, PA
Zach finished his senior year strong with 49 goals and 14 assists, giving him 1st team WVSLA honors. He has a great sense for the game and a nose to the goal, which will prove to be most beneficial for him in the college arena. Zach has a great stick with good athleticism, which should put in good position to better his game this fall and possibly find the field in the spring.

Fairmont, Aug. 13 - Jarrott Brogdon, Fairmont Senior's Head Coach, has announced his "Learn To Play" clinic & fall leagues for 2009. He operates his youth programs out of the Brownson House, in Washington, Pa. and under the trade name of Silverheels. This is a great opportunity for boys and girls in northern West Virginia and and western Pennsylvania to keep their stick skills fresh.

Archives - Aug. 18 - As time allows, info and photos will be added to the site. This is the latest old photo, courtesy of Tom Karcewski. Click on the thumbnail for some Ancient History.


Morgantown, Aug. 25 - Flip Green, WVU's Lacrosse Coach, announced today what he has lined up for the fall semester. The club's organizational meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room of the WVU Mountainlair.
       Practice will start Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Mountaineer Field. Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
       In addition to hosting their Mountaineer Invitational Lacrosse Tournament (MILT) in October, they plan on playing in tournaments at Clemson University, East Carolina University, University of Maryland, and Robert Morris University.
       Anyone wishing to play this fall should attend the meeting on Sept. 3.
Coach Green can be contacted at

Morgantown, Aug. 28 - WVU Women's Lacrosse Coach, Chris Dang, has announced the new officers for the upcoming season. They are now in the Directory. They will be holding.interest/information meetings Monday, Aug. 31at 7:30 p.m. in the WVU Maintainlair and Thursday, Sept. 3 in the Rec Center meeting room at the bottom of the ramp closest to Towers.
       The club plans on attending the East Carolina University Down & Dirty Tournament and possibly hosting their own tournament.

Bridgeport, Aug. 31 - A car accident on Friday night claimed one of the players in the small community of West Virginia lacrosse. Talon Steadman, a defenseman for Bridgeport High, lost control of his car in a turn on Hinkle-Deegan Lake Road. Bridgeport lacrosse coach, Jim Mullen said, "He was a member of the original team and a hard worker. He always offered to help and always did what he asked of him, with a smile on his face. He was a super kid. A super kid."
     Friends will be received on Tuesday 2 to 8 p.m. and a service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Burnside Funeral Home.

US Lacrosse & WVSLA Organizational Meeting for the 2010 season
Sunday, Sept. 20 - 2:00 p.m.
C.J. Maggies
Buckhannon, WV

2010 league set up for boys & girls & US Lacrosse Meeting

Seattle, Washington - Sept. 12 - West Virginia Wesleyan gets a mention in an article in the Seattle Times.  "College short of cash? Just add lacrosse"

Morgantown - Sept. 16 - The WVU Lacrosse Club announced today the rest of their fall schedule. In addition to host their annual Mountaineer Invitational on October 10 & 11, they will participate in three other tournaments.
       Sept. 26 - Beltway Bash at Anne Arundel CC, sponsored by the University of Maryland
       Oct. 10 & 11 - Mountaineer Invitational - Mountaineer Field
       Oct. 24 & 25 -  Southern Comfort Classic - Clemson University
       Oct. 31 - Halloween Classic - Ohio University - Athens, Ohio

Buckhannon - Sept. 23 - Coaches, head parents, an athletic director, and some friends of lacrosse met this weekend at C.J.Maggies to organize for the next season. Highlights of the meeting are the admission to the WVSLA of a boys team at Capital High, the expansion of the playoff weekends, and the addition of a boys all star game to the championship game day.

May 8 - WVSLA Boys & Girls Quarterfinals - at home of higher seed (May 7 alternate date)
May 15 - WVSLA Boys & Girls Semifinals - at home of higher seed (May 14 alternate date)
WVSLA Girls Championship
WVSLA Boys Blue-Gold All Star Game
WVSLA Boys Championship

Morgantown - Oct. 2 - The WVU Men's Lacrosse Club traveled to Anne Arundel Community College last weekend to take on other club teams in the Beltway Bash sponsored by the Terps Lacrosse Club. The Mountaineers defeated Stony Brook 6-5 and Princeton 4-0, while losing to Towson University 8-1 and Salisbury 6-1.

Buckhannon - Oct. 3 - The West Virginia University Women's Lacrosse Club will be scrimmaging West Virginia Wesleyan today at 11:00 a.m.


Clendenin - Oct. 9 - Herbert Hoover Girls Lacrosse has been officially admitted to the WVSLA as an associate member. The Lady Huskies will be coached by Laura Ricker, a Biology/Anatomy & Physiology Teacher at the high school. .Ricker reports that they have 17 girls signed up and several more have expressed interest.
       Games versus Herbert Hoover girls will not count in league standings this year, but all teams are encouraged to play them if they can. We expect they will apply for full membership for the 2011 season.
       Contact Coach Ricker at to schedule games.

Shepherdstown - Oct. 23 - Shepherd University has posted their Women's Lacrosse schedule for 2010. This is their inaugural season as a varsity. Their schedule is now entered on our Master Calendar and is available in whole, here.

Morgantown - Nov. 2 - The WVU Women's Club Lacrosse team travels to East Carolina this weekend for a tournament. Their scheduled games so far are for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. More tournament details will be reported as they become known.

Washington, PA - Nov. 4 - Clayton Severin, a volunteer coach for the Washington Knights last season, is now their new head coach. Severin graduated from Peters Township and played for them from 1997 to 2000. He went to Ball State University. There, as a player/coach from 2001 to 2004, helped the program  recover from being banned from a club league to playing against quality club teams like, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. This is his first season as a head coach.


Wheeling - Nov. 6 - Wheeling Jesuit's Head Coach Jay Sothoron has announced their 2010 captains and their 2010 schedule. Go to the article on LaxPower for more details. Jesuit also has joined the East Coast Conference. The conference is composed of ten other teams including  the current NCAA Division II National Champions, C.W.Post.

Bridgeport - Nov. 19 - The votes are in. Bridgeport will be the host of the 2010 WVSLA Boys & Girls Championship games on May 22 at Wayne Jameson Field. They will also host the first boys All Star game. The All Star game will be comprised of players from all the teams not participating in the championship game.

WJU Signs Six Student-Athletes for the 2010-2011 School Year.
WHEELING - Jan. 1 -
WJU's Head Coach Jay Sothoron is proud to announce the early signing of six student athletes that will represent Wheeling Jesuit University starting in the fall of 2010.  The six player offensive dominated class consists of three attackmen, two midfielders, and one defensemen.

 “Entering my second year as head coach at WJU we are trying to bring in kids with great lacrosse ability and kids of great character.  We are trying to build a team that will be nationally ranked year after year.  Last year we made strides in the right direction finishing 8-4.  With this class I believe we are bringing in the kind of kids that will help us achieve our goals.  We are very young at the defensive end of the field so we really focused our efforts on bringing in offense.  We graduate three top goal scorers and I believe even though these kids are freshmen they are talented enough to step in and be successful.” Said Sothoron.

Click for more on the signees

St. Albans fielding a team again!
ST. ALBANS - Jan. 2 - Jack Lyon, Head Coach of the St. Albans boys lacrosse team, announced yesterday that he has 18 boys signed up to play in the 2010 season. He said that more will probably join as the season gets closer. Since they did not field a team last season and were not present when the WVSLA teams organized for the spring, the Red Dragons will compete this season as associate members. Contact Coach Lyon at 304-727-3375 or for games.

MORGANTOWN - Jan. 12 - The West Virginia University Men's Lacrosse Club and the WV Chapter of US Lacrosse is very excited to announce a series with Marshall to be played in Charleston, "The Capital Classic-Lacrosse Style". The game scheduled for Saturday March 13th at noon, will be played at Shoenbaum Field at Coonskin Park.

       The really exciting aspect of this game is that the student-athletes from West Virginia and Marshall are going to conduct a free lacrosse clinic for high school and middle school players immediately following the game. They look forward to meeting the players, coaches, and families of the Kanawaha Valley Lacrosse teams.

       The clinic will last approximately an hour and a half to two hours. Participating players will need to bring helmet, gloves, stick, and all necessary pads and mouth guards. West Virginia is working on their woman's team to accompanying them so that they can work with the girl's teams.

       They are also attempting to put together a tailgate dinner following the clinic. This would allow time for a question and answer session between the high school and college players.

       Please contact Coach Flip Green at ,304-292-0118 or 304-276-8789 for further information.

BALTIMORE, MD - Jan. 16 - Erin Sturgis, Director of Chapter Relations of US Lacrosse, announced today that the West Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse is no longer a "provisional" chapter. Jeannie Dreisbach, WV Chapter President said, "We have survived our year as a provisional member and have complied with all US Lacrosse requirements." She added, " We are all excited. We can now have boys and girls high school All Americans and Academic All Americans, among other things."
       Dreisbach, the Head Coach of University High's girls team, was at the US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore this weekend to attend chapter functions and instructional sessions for coaches & officials  Also attending from West Virginia were Steve Odekirk, George Washington High School Boys Head Coach, Sam Sutton and Brad White, Asst. Coaches GW boys, Phil Wright, Capital Boys Head Coach, and Jeff Dreisbach, University High Boys Head Coach.

CHARLESTON - Jan. 22 - Missy Burdette, George Washington Girls Head Coach, has consented to head up the girls high school All American selection process. Now that the West Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse is official, we are allowed to select boys and girls All Americans and Academic All Americans. The number of All Americans allowed are based on the number of varsity level programs active in the chapter. Other awards include, Coach of the Year, Assistant Coach of the Year, and Person of the Year.

FAIRMONT - Jan. 29 - Fairmont Senior's girls head coach, Jon Cain, has announced their 2nd annual preseason scrimmage tournament for boys and girls teams. The Mountain State Meltdown Lacrosse Tournament will be held Saturday, March 13 at Fairmont State University & East West Stadium. The girls teams will play at Fairmont State, while the boys teams will play at East West.

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 12 - Sporting Elite, a new lacrosse oriented service company based in Morgantown, is offering a pre-season clinic for boys and girls on February 20 & 21 at Pro Performance. The owners, Thomas Moore and Brett Ehrhardt are proud to be able to put on top notch events for the area's lacrosse community.
       Moore, Morgantown High's boys head coach, and Ehrhardt, the head coach of the University middle school team, felt that, with the growth of lacrosse in the state, the time was ripe to start hosting clinics, leagues, and travel teams for boys and girls in the area.

BUCKHANNON - Feb. 18 - Reminder: Mandatory US Lacrosse Rules Interpretation meeting for girls coaches & umpires Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 to 6:00 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, 
       Anyone who knows of anyone wishing to become a girls official, should let them know about the meeting. Refreshments will be available.

CLENDENIN - Feb. 18 - Reminder: - There will be a boys officials clinic for new officials at Herbert Hoover High this Sat. & Sun. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days in Room 202. Fees are $50 which includes $25 for the training and $25 for the materials from the Allegheny Lacrosse Officials Association (ALOA).



         Remember our vets!        
February 19, 1945 - U.S. Marines land on Iwo Jima - 65th Anniversary

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 26 - The 2010 lacrosse season gets underway in West Virginia today with the WVU Lacrosse Club traveling to Nashville to take on the Ole Miss club tonight at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University. The Mountaineers will then play NC State at noon on Saturday.
       Meanwhile, the WVU Women's Club team travels to Athens, Ohio on Saturday to take on the University of Chicago and host Ohio University.
       Wheeling Jesuit, the only men's college varsity program in the state, will travel to Rockville Centre, NY to play Molloy College on Sunday. Jesuit is ranked 7th in the East Coast Conference preseason poll, while Molloy is ranked 5th in the ECC and 9th nationally. The Cardinals joined the ECC this year, bringing the number of teams in the league to eleven. The ECC is home to NCAA D2 Champions C.W.Post.

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Feb. 27 - The WVU Lacrosse Club was unable to overcome their nine hour bus trip last night, suffering a 10-15 defeat to Ole Miss at Vanderbilt University. WVU Coach, Flip Green, said, "They scored most of their goals in transition. Not being able to practice outside on a full field hurt our play. It didn't help that the game was shortened by five minutes. The lights were on a timer and turned off right at 10 p.m."
       Green added, "The kids played well. I'm unhappy for them, not at them. We will play better today." The Mountaineers play NC State at noon..

GAFFNEY, SC - Feb. 27 - Jenna Hughes, 2009 University High graduate, playing for 10th ranked Gannon University, hopes to see the field Sunday when they play 4th ranked Limestone College at 2 p.m. Hughes led the WVSLA in scoring last year with over 100 goals.

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Feb. 28 - The WVU Lacrosse Club lost to the NC State Club 9-11 on Saturday. Flip Green, the WVU Coach, said that the team played better than the night before, but transition play hurt them again. "I think if we played these teams in April, the result would be different.," said Green. He added that they can't wait for the snow to melt, so they can get outside and work out the kinks.
       The Mountaineers return to action Mar. 6 when they host their Children's Hospital Classic at Mountaineer Field.

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 1 - Chris Dang, the WVU Women's Lacrosse Club coach announced that their games scheduled at Ohio University this weekend, were canceled because of the weather. He hopes to be able to reschedule the games.



CHARLESTON - Mar. 14 - The WVU Lacrosse Club held a scrimmage at Schoenbaum Filed in Charleston yesterday. They were to play Marshall's club team and have a clinic for the local kids. Marshall did not show, so WVU held an inter squad scrimmage, then held the clinic. The Gazette gave them a little write up:

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 19 - The WVU Women's Lacrosse Club travels to Grove City College on Saturday, playing multiple games. They will take play the hosts at 9:30, Oakland University at noon and Carnegie Mellon at 3:30.

WASHINGTON, PA - Mar. 21 - Buckhannon-Upshur got their third season off to a good start with a 7-3 win over the Washington Knights in Washington, Pa.. Senior, Ryan Lockwood led the Buccaneers with 4 goals and 1 assist.
Mar. 20 - 12:00 pm - Washington, Pa.

BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR        2    1    2    2    =    7
at WASHINGTON KNIGHTS     0    1    0    2    =    3
GOALS: BU - Ryan Lockwood 4, Shawn Grubb 2, Zach Burr. WK - n/a.
ASSISTS: BU - Lockwood, Brantley Hamrick, Dalton Suder, Brandon Shingleton, Nathan Lynch.
SAVES: BU - Alex Barger 7 (2 GA), Aaron Nesselroade 1 (0 GA). WK - n/a

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 30 -  Construction has begun on University High's field house. It will be right next to the field and house UHS team locker rooms, a visiting team locker room, and storage for sports equipment.
    Administrators say the facility will be ready for the 2010 football season.

BETHANY - Mar. 30 - Looks like Bethany College will be joining the varsity ranks soon. They are adding a men's varsity program beginning the 2011-12 academic year. They will be coached by Todd Wolffrum, a former Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC) player. Go to the Bethany College website for more details.

VIENNA - Mar. 30 - According to an article in Parkersburg's, Ohio Valley University will be adding men's lacrosse as a varsity sport in the fall of 2010. Carl Anderson, the current coach of the OVU club team, will head up the new program. OVU will be joining Wheeling Jesuit University as the only men's varsity programs in the state.
       There are several men's club teams in West Virginia, including West Virginia University, Marshall University, Shepherd University, Bethany College and Concord University.

GREENSBURG, PA - Mar. 31 - Fairmont Senior grad, Morgan Cain, has been named East Coast Conference Rookie of the week. Cain is a freshman at Seton Hill University, scoring 6 goals in the Griffins last two games.



WHEELING - Apr. 6 - Wheeling Central pummeled Morgantown 20-14 in a shootout on Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Knights were led by senior attackman Zack Stahl, with 8 goals & 2 assists, followed up with 5 goals & 2 assists by Chase Miller, a junior. The Mohigans countered with 7 goals & 2 assists by junior attackman Kelvin Morris.
      Wheeling Central travels to Hudson, Ohio today to take on Western Reserve Academy, one of the premier teams in Ohio.

Apr. 3, 2010 - 5:30 pm

MORGANTOWN                3    3    5    3    =    14
WHEELING CENTRAL    6    1    9    4    =    20
GOALS: M - Kelvin Morris 7, Logan Bane 2, Stephen Semmens 2, Keegan Guffey, Blane Headley, Erik Abrahams. WCC - Zack Stahl 8, Chase Miller 5, Mason Huffman 4, Alex Gompers 2, Mike Felton.
ASSISTS: M - Semmens 3, Morris 2, Guffey, Reed Andrews, Bane, Drake Burns. WCC - Brian Felton 3, Miller 2, Felton 2, Stahl 2, Gompers 2.
SAVES: M - Zach Chase 15. WCC - Andrew Surgent 16.


FAIRMONT - Apr. 7 - Fairmont Split a doubleheader this weekend, defeating Herbert Hoover 12-6 & losing to George Washington 8-5.

       Article & more photos:


Fairmont Senior's Louie Romano checks the ball loose from  Herbert Hoover's Travis Criner.

Photo by: TAMMY SHRIVER / Times West Virginian

CHARLESTON - April 12 - The George Washington girls team won their first game yesterday by defeating Wheeling Park 12-9. Freshman, Sage Smith, led the Patriots with 3 goals and Lexi Monteleone, a junior, had 2 goals. Wheeling Park junior, Deryn Martin, lead her team with 4 goals.
       Park may have been at a slight disadvantage, because they had played Herbert Hoover girls earlier in the day, defeating the Huskies 14-5. The Hoover girls team is playing in their first season and is an associate member of the WVSLA.
       The GW girls will get a chance to prove their win was not a fluke when they travel to Wheeling Park next weekend.

WHEELING PARK                      4    5    =    9
at GEORGE WASHINGTON    6    6    =    12
GOALS: WP - Deryn Martin 4, Anna Humphrey 2, Katie Hutchison 2,  Cynthia Rice. GW - Sage Smith 3, Lexi Monteleone 2, Taylor Samms, Kate Schessler, Heaven Hunter, Emily Wright, Roxanne Boggess, Maria White, Courtney Samms.
ASSISTS: WP - Kelsey McConkey.
SAVES: WP - Cheyenne Kammer 10. GW - Lauren Haye 11.

WHEELING PARK           5    9    =    14
at HERBERT HOOVER*    3    2    =    5
GOALS: WP - Katie Hutchison 4, Deryn Martin 4, Anna Humphrey 3, Haley Klatt 2, Cynthia Rice. HH - n/a.
ASSISTS: WP - Humphrey, Hutchison, Martin, Kelsey McConkey.
SAVES: WP - Kelsey McConkey 8. HH - n/a.

MORGANTOWN - May 2 - University High secured a number one seed in the WVSLA tournament with a convincing 12-3 victory over Morgantown yesterday. The Hawks took a 3 - 0 lead in the first three minutes of the game with goals by Brock Karolcik, Kris Lankford and Justin Dicks. Lankford led the contest with 5 goals & 1 assist.
       Morgantown was without one of their better players, Kelvin Morris, a junior who has had several 6 and 7 goals games this season. Morgantown coach, Thomas Moore, hopes Morris will be back in action when the playoffs start next weekend.
       The boys playoff seeds will be set once coaches confirm their WVSLA records.

May 1, 2010 - 6:00 pm
MORGANTOWN    1    1    1    0    =    3
at UNIVERSITY     4    2    2    4    =    12
GOALS: M - Steven Semmens, Logan Bane, Keegan Guffey. U - Kris Lankford 5, Nathan Haney 2, Ben Coakley 2, Brock Karolcik, Justin Dicks, Willie Dilgard.
ASSISTS: M - Bane. U - Karolcik 3, Haney 3, Lankford, Nick Strouse, Bryan Okubo.
SAVES: M - n/a. U - Shaffer Work 6 (2 GA), Roman Tarantini 6 (1 GA).

May 1, 2010 - 2:00 pm
Morgantown Alumni         0    1    2    2    =    5
at University Alumni      5    6    3    0    =    14
GOALS: M - Garret Camden 2, Chaz Chase, Thomas Moore, Jeremy Bennett. U - Rob Miranov 5, Matt Koepke 5, Rob Wilson 3, Brad Broker.
ASSISTS: U - Miranov 2, Wilson 2, Koekpe, Brett Erhardt, Mark Denome.
SAVES: M - Josh Burleson 5. U - Ian Twardus 10

May 15 - 1:00 pm - #4 MORGANTOWN - 3 at #1 UNIVERSITY - 12
May 15 - 4:00 pm - #3 FAIRMONT SENIOR -8 at #2 WHEELING CENTRAL - 18

May 13 - 6:00 pm - UNIVERSITY - 6 at #2 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR - 13
B-U date change due to Strawberry Festival activities
May 15 - 12:00 pm - #4 MORGANTOWN - 4 at #1 FAIRMONT SENIOR - 13

Bruceton Mills - May 20 - The West Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse and the WVSLA are proud to announce the first West Virginia High School All American Zack Stahl, from Wheeling Central and Academic All American, Sam Pinion, from the Linsly School. Both will be awarded their official certificates from US Lacrosse at the halftime of the All Star game at Bridgeport on Saturday.
       The boys coaches also voted Phil Wright (Capital High) as the Man of the Year, Kevin Maloney (Wheeling Central) as Coach of the Year, and Sam Sutton (George Washington) as Assistant Coach of the Year. All will be presented their certificates on Saturday.
       The WVSLA has also announced its third annual All State teams. Many of the All State Team members will be playing in either the boys All Star game or the championship game. Click here for the complete list.
        The girls All State teams will be announced next week.


May 22 at Bridgeport High School's Wayne Jamison Field

12:00 pm - WVSLA Girls Championship

2:00 pm - Boys All Star Game

5:00 pm WVSLA Boys Championship

The WVSLA Championships & All Star game are supported by

Wheeling - May 20 - The Wheeling Intelligencer gives Zach Stahl & Wheeling Central some coverage.



Reminder to players selected as "Alternates": If everyone picked as All Stars show up, Alternates will not play.
If a listed All Star does not show, it is up to the coaches to pick the alternate that best fits their needs.
Please also note that coaches may be making changes to their All Stars through Friday.
Player availability may change.

Bridgeport - May 22 - Fairmont Senior defeated Buckhannon-Upshur 16-6 for the girls WVSLA Championship, while Wheeling Central defeated University for the boys championship 13-12. Bridgeport's Michael Mullen won the WVSLA's inaugural All Star game MVP by scoring the Blue Team's last 4 goals unassisted.

May 22 - 12:00 pm - WVSLA Girls Championship at Bridgeport High's Wayne Jamison Field
#2 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR    2    4    =    6
#1 FAIRMONT SENIOR           8    8    =    16
GOALS: BU - Alyssa Lobonski 5, Laura Mason. F - Lauren Sansalone 7, Makenzie Robinson 3, Tessa Gardner 2, Krissy Bodnovich 2, Georgette Ball 2.
ASSISTS: BU - Lobonski. F - Robinson 3, Bodnovich.
SAVES: BU - Emily Brumley 9.. F - Isaballa Leon 12.
MVP: Lauren Sansalone - FS

May 22 - 2:00 pm - WVSLA Boys All Star Game
BLUE    1    1    3    4    -    1    =    10 OT
GOLD    1    1    5    2    -    0    =    9
GOALS: B - Michael Mullen 4 (Bridgeport), Louie Romano 3 (Fairmont Senior), Jordan Ross 2, (Fairmont Senior), Gardiner Smith (George Washington). G - Zach Werner 2 (Linsly), Jimmy McCleery 2 (Linsly), Alex Klandorf (Morgantown), Austin McKinney (Morgantown), Ryan Lockwood (B-U), Brandon Shingleton (B-U), Kelvin Morris (Morgantown).
ASSISTS: B - Romano, Ross, Connor Odekirk (George Washington). G - Tyler Gambino (Linsly), Zach Burr (B-U).
SAVES: B - Ian Anderson 6 (2 GA)(Wheeling Park), Chris Moore 5 (7 GA) (Saint Albans). G - Zach Chase (Morgantown) 15.
MVP - Michael Mullen (Bridgeport)

May 22 - 5:00 pm - WVSLA Boys Championship
#2 WHEELING CENTRAL    4    5    1    3    =    13
#1 UNIVERSITY                       5    2    4    1    =    12
GOALS: U - Ben Coakley 3, Kris Lankford 3, Nathan Haney 3, Justin Dicks, Bryan Okubo, Brock Karolcik. WC - Zach Stahl 7, Chase Miller 4, Mike Felton, Alex Gompers.
ASSISTS: Haney 2, Okubo, Karolcik, Willie Dilgard. WC - Brian Felton.
SAVES: Shaffer Work 4 (5 GA), Roman Tarantini 18 (8 GA). WC - n/a.
MVP: Zach Stahl - WC

Bruceton Mills - May 26 - The WVSLA has announced it's third annual girls All State teams. Fairmont Senior, the 2010 Champion, leads the list with 5 girls on the First Team. Click here for the complete list.

Baltimore, Md. - May 27 - Baltimore Sun reporter, Jeff Nelligan, reports on the growth of Lacrosse. Click here to find A tough game to love

Hedgesville - May 30 - Hedgesville High will hold an organizational meeting on June 2nd in the high school cafeteria at 6 PM. Open to all boys and girls interested in forming lacrosse teams. PARENTS are especially invited..
Contact Dennis Burlingame for more info at

Fairmont - May 31 - There will be a Fairmont Area middle school boys lacrosse meeting. Friday, June 4th at East West Stadium. Any Marion County boy who will be in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next school year and is interested in joining the first ever Fairmont Area middle school lacrosse team is encouraged to attend with their parent or guardian. The meeting is not mandatory. It is to gauge the level of interest to see if there is enough kids to keep moving forward with the new team.
       If anyone is interested but cannot attend, please contact Tony Stingo at 304-290-7405 or


Charleston - June 4 - The Charleston YMCA will be sponsoring summer lacrosse again for high school boys in the area. Coaches should encourage their players & friends to get involved. The program runs from June 15 - August 1. Tuesdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 4 PM.
       Registration is required: Members ($35) and Non-members ($50) can register now.
       * No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Scholarship applications will be at the YMCA desk or ask Jim Harris for details.
       ** Very important to get players registered soon.
       Players will need full gear, including mouth guard and cup, in order to play. There will be a short drill session, then go straight to scrimmage. No "take out" checks, but plenty of fun. This is great for experienced players to get better and newer players to learn the game.
       Contact Sam Sutton for more info or Jim Harris, YMCA 304-340-3527.

Fairmont - June 8 - Marion County Parks & Recreation Commission (MCPARC), along with Silverheels® Lacrosse, will be sponsoring a day camp for boys and girls June 28 through June 30. The camp will be held at East West Stadium.
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Washington, PA - June 9 - Jarrott Brogdon's Silverheels® Lacrosse will be offering a boys & girls Learn To Play Camp at the Brownson House in Washington, PA June 21-25. There will be leagues for boys under 14, boys 15-16, boys 17 to adult and a girls league starting June 29. Click for more details.

Bridgeport - June 24 - Jim Mullen, Bridgeport's Coach, is this month's winner of the Lacrosse Magazine's "Sideline Chatter" question, "What would your lacrosse vanity plate say.?" Check it out at

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