2010 - 2011 NEWS

 2011 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 - July 4 - Sporting Elite, in conjunction with BOPARC, will be sponsoring boys and girls camps this month. The boys camp will be July 12 - 16 and the girls camp will be July 19 - 23.

Huntington - July 13 - The Marshall University Men's Lacrosse Club is looking for a coach. Contact  club president Calvin Britton for more info at 813-997-0058 or

Wheeling - Aug. 18 - Wheeling Jesuit signed 14 recruits for the 2011 season.
Go here for full article on LaxPower.

Vienna - Aug. 22 - Ohio Valley University men’s lacrosse coach, Carl Anderson welcomed Bridgeport's Mike Mullen as his first signed West Virginia recruit.  OVU will move from club status to the ranks of NCAA Division II this year.  Coach Anderson noted, “It was a feeling like no other for me because when I received Mullen’s signed National Letter of Intent in May it was the realization that we were official. Division II is a big jump from club and with Mullen signing, it was the first step in preparing ourselves for it.”  The fact that he was the first West Virginia recruit to sign was especially meaningful to Mullen.  “It’s really exciting to be the first player from West Virginia to sign at OVU.”

Mike Mullen   
   Coach Anderson first saw Mullen play in the 2010 Meltdown preseason tournament hosted by Fairmont Senior. “I wasn’t really looking for anything or anyone in particular but wanted to see what West Virginia had to offer our program. Mullen caught my eye by the end of the day. He showed exceptional skill with both hands. Being a natural lefty, he had a wicked left-handed shot. I was impressed with his drive and intensity. That is the kind of kid I want to build our program on.”  After visiting the campus Mullen decided to accept the scholarship offer saying, “OVU is a Christian school with small class sizes, which is what I was looking for. Getting the opportunity to play lacrosse is a bonus.”

       Mullen is willing to play any position in college, but will most likely stay at attack.  “Mike played the attack position with Bridgeport and will carry on to play attack with us. Being a natural lefty, I want to sit Mike out on the right pipe.  I have confidence that he will be able to find good shots and find the open man to help our offense really push the ball and test the opposition. I am also confident in Mike’s skill set to be able to move him around the field and use him as a midfielder in an inverted offense.”

      Mullen’s high school coach (and father), Jim Mullen is excited about the growth of high school lacrosse in the state.  “If someone would've told me three years ago, when I started the program, that one of my players would be playing NCAA lacrosse I would've laughed at them.  It's great to see how far things have come in such a short time.  It's especially exciting to see a West Virginia college offering scholarships to the kids in the State.  Coach Anderson at OVU should be applauded for recruiting in the state.  This will only help grow the sport at the high school level.”

       Ohio Valley University and Bethany College join Wheeling Jesuit as the only NCAA men's lacrosse teams in the state. On the women's side, West Virginia Wesleyan will be fielding their first NCAA team this spring. They will be joining Shepherd University, who fielded their first varsity women's program last spring.

Washington, PA- Sept. 3 - Fairmont Senior's Head Coach, Jarrott Brogdon, will again be offering his "Learn To Play Clinic" for boys and girls through his Silverheels Youth Lacrosse Program at the Brownson House in Washington, PA. Silverheels also sponsors Fall Leagues for both boys and girls.

Fairmont - Sept. 8 - Jarrott Brogdon, Fairmont Senior's Head Coach, is retiring from coaching.  He only coached the Polar Bears for two seasons, but compiled a record of 24-7, getting them into the playoffs both seasons along with a state championship in 2009. He will continue to run his Silverheels "Learn to Play" clinics and seasonal leagues.
       As a  result, Fairmont Senior will be looking for a new head coach. Anyone interested should contact Melissa Nagowski at

Morgantown, Sept. 16 - WVU's coach, Flip Green, has announced the schedule for their WVU Children's Hospital Lacrosse Classic to be held at Mountaineer Field on Sept. 25 & 26. Teams include the club teams from Loyola University of Baltimore, Penn State, Towson University, and Ohio University.
       Highlighting the weekend will be the current WVU team playing the WVU Alumni at 4:15 on Saturday.

Morgantown, Sept. 22 - The WVU Women's Lacrosse team has started their fall practices and have set up a new website at . They plan on playing in Clemson University's Southern Comfort Tournament October 9 & 10 and East Carolina's Down & Dirty Tournament November 13 & 14.

Morgantown, Sept. 24 - Members of the WVU Men's Lacrosse team visited WVU Children's Hospital yesterday to cheer up the kids in preparation for the club's tournament this weekend. - WVU's Daily Athenaeum Article

Sept. 25 & 26
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Morgantown, Sept. 28 - The WVU Lacrosse team's Children's Hospital Lacrosse Classic, this past weekend, was a tremendous success for the second straight year, raising $200 for the Child Life Department of the Children's Hospital. However, the team did not fare so well on the field. WVU's Coach, Flip Green said, "While we invited an extremely talented field, which resulted in us losing all of our games, the benefits will be felt in the spring. The experience of playing top notch talent in the fall will help to speed our development for regular season in the spring."
       Coach Green added that it was a good experience for everyone, players and spectators included. "We received nothing but very positive comments from all of our guests. Our biggest problem next year will be narrowing the field of invitees to four teams. We had to turn away four very good teams that wanted to come. The word has gotten out that the tournament formerly known as the "MILT" is back and, once again, an outstanding tournament, as it was in the past."
       The weekend started off with an Alumni golf outing at Mountaineer Golf Course Friday afternoon, followed by at "meet and greet" with the current team on Friday night. It was reported that a good time was had by all. The Alumni team beat the current team 9-4 Saturday afternoon.
       The WVU Lacrosse Team wishes to thank all the teams, parents, Alumni, and fans for participating in the event. They especially want to thank the volunteers who contributed their time to make the tournament a success. The lacrosse team's goal is to raise $500 for the Children's Hospital next year.
       The Mountaineers will next travel to Slippery Rock on October 24 for two games. They will finish up their fall season at the NCLL/MCLA Challenge at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va. November.5-7.

US Lacrosse Meeting & WVSLA Organizational Pre Season Meeting
Oct. 3 - 2:00 pm - Shoney's in Bridgeport
Bridgeport/Clarksburg exit on 79 East Point/New Point Shopping Center
Admission of teams, 2011 Alignment, Game Requirements, Scheduling, etc.

Bridgeport - Oct. 4 - The West Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse and the West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA) met yesterday to organize for the 2011 spring season. Representatives of the college varsity teams were present to promote their programs. The high school coaches agreed upon the amount of games they will be required to play and set up the playoff format and playoff dates. Playoff dates are now on the calendar page.
       Highlighting the meeting were the elevating of the Saint Albans boys team to full member status and the formation of middle school programs in Bridgeport, Fairmont and Wheeling.

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Fairmont - Oct. 9 - Fairmont State University / Pierpont Community & Technical College is pleased to announce that they have established a Men's Lacrosse Club. Jason Miller, the club's organizer, says that they have already have 26 players actively involved. They are from Bridgeport High, Fairmont Senior, and some schools in Baltimore. They are already working their off-season conditioning program in anticipation of the spring.  The club plans on joining the National College Lacrosse League (NCLL) and hopes to be able to schedule 12 to 14 games for the spring season.
       The club is also pleased to announce that they have partnered with Harrow Sports to provide the players with most of their equipment. The team has already purchased $15,000 worth of equipment and is working with local vendors as well.
       Miller added that they will be doing fundraisers to build up their operating funds beginning with an elimination dinner on December 11th. The dinner will be at Westchester Village and will be offering a grand prize of $1000 in cash or a men's or women's golf set, including balls and five rounds of golf from Dick's Sporting Goods in Morgantown.
       "We only have 400 tickets available for this event," Miller said. "We are also selling t-shirts, hats and sweats to raise money for the team." Dinner tickets are on sale now (single $30 and couple $45). Anyone wishing tickets to the dinner, team clothing, or information on the club, should contact Miller at

FSU Lacrosse Elimination Dinner
December 11, 2010
Single $30 - Couple $45

T-Shirts - $10 - $12
Flex-Fit Hats - $15
Hooded Sweatshirts - $25 - $30
Sweatpants - $20 - $25

Contact Jason Miller for tickets at

Created by Jerry HaycraftClendenin - Oct. 14 - Herbert Hoover will be fielding a girls team for the 2011 season. Jill Ridenour, a teacher at Hoover and the team's sponsor, says that they should remain an associate member for another year. Associate membership means that they may schedule games, but are not eligible for the playoffs or post season awards. This will give them a chance to develop a little further. Ridenour said she will be doing the scheduling for the Lady Huskies.

She can be contacted at



October 17, 2010 - 2:00 PM
University High School - Room 147

Please enter at the back of the school, the entrance towards the stadium

Wheeling - Oct. 21 - This Sunday, October 24th, there will be a youth boy's lacrosse gathering from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Wheeling Island Stadium. Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade boy who is interested in playing lacrosse in the spring should attend this meeting. Lacrosse equipment is not required, but anyone who has lacrosse equipment should bring it. There will be some equipment available for use.
       The newly formed Wheeling Area Lacrosse Association (WALA) is attempting to field a squad to play this spring. 
The association has a website at
Contact Chuck Scatterday at 860-384-5076 or for more info.

Vienna - Oct. 25 - A hodgepodge team of hockey / lacrosse players from University High, Morgantown High, and Bridgeport calling themselves "2 for Slashing" almost won Ohio Valley University's inaugural Fall Classic on Saturday, against  George Washington High's varsity. The Patriots came out on top 5-4. The tournament, sponsored by D&D Trophies & Tees of Parkersburg, was a double elimination, 7 v 7 tournament featuring a shortened field & 20 minute running time halves on the campus of Ohio Valley University.
       George Washington dominated the tournament early with their 6'6" attackman, Gardiner Smith firing 90 MPH shots at the goal and winning the tournament's offensive MVP Trophy. Smith and his Patriots annihilated 2 for Slashing 17-3 in their first meeting, sending 2 for Slashing into the losers bracket.
       2 for Slashing beat Bridgeport 7-0 to win the losers bracket, then faced GW again, this time coming out on top 6-5. 2 for Slashing held the Patriots to a 4-4 tie in the championship game, but GW's senior middie Michael Dawson scored the winner with less than 2 minutes left.
       "I can't believe we lost to a bunch of  hockey players", huffed a Bridgeport player after experiencing the shutout by 2 for Slashing in Game 6. Ironically, Jim Mullen, the 2 for Slashing Coach is Bridgeport's regular season head lacrosse coach in the spring. He also coaches the Morgantown Blades Midget Hockey Team and decided to put together a fall team made up of lacrosse players who happened to play hockey. On 2 for Slashing were Justin Dicks, one of University High's starting attackmen, and Christopher "Meat" Litton, University's 2010 first team All State defenseman. Litton was a little sluggish, having donated a pint of blood the day before at his church's blood drive.
       Saint Albans also had a team in the tournament and George Washington fielded a JV team. 2 for Slashing's goalie, Kienan Battin, won the tournament's Defensive MVP award.
      Additional tournament sponsors were the local Burger King, who provided lunch for the players, and Harrow Sports.

2 for Slashing
2 for Slashing - Photo by Chris Battin


Morgantown - Oct. 27 - The West Virginia University Lacrosse Team is proud to announce their entry into the South Eastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) for the spring 2011 season. The SELC is one of the largest men's college club lacrosse conferences in the country, consisting of most of the schools in the ACC and the SEC.
       The SELC now has 20 division 1 programs broken up into 4 divisions. The division West Virginia will compete in includes Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, NC State, and East Carolina. WVU Head Coach, Flip Green says, "We also plan to play several other schools on a fairly regular basis, including Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt."
      "We are very excited at the opportunities that this new conference provides us," he added. "In February & March, when the weather is inclement in West Virginia, we can travel south and play in much warmer & drier conditions."
       The Mountaineers will open their 2011 season on February 19 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.

ESPN RISE - Nov. 3 - Getting recruited - ESPN RISE has provided another article on getting recruited. 
"There are plenty of ways to get noticed if you are from a non-hotbed LAX area." 
It would be difficult to find a more "non-hotbed LAX area" than West Virginia. Players who think they are good enough should check out these articles.

Go here for the ESPN article

The team hoists senior Tessa Gardner, number 12, after scoring the game winner

Nov. 4 - Greensburg, Pa, - Fairmont Senior Girls continued their winning ways last weekend by going undefeated 5-0 to win Seton Hill University's Halloween Classic. The Polar Bears defeated Yough 6-4 in overtime to win the 4 v 4 tournament. The six team event included Yough (Herminie, Pa.), Hempfield (Greensburg, Pa.), two teams from Morgantown, and two from Fairmont.

Captains - 2010 Cardinal Classic Champions

Wheeling Jesuit University hosts 2nd Annual Cardinal Classic

Nov. 9 - Wheeling - Twelve high school lacrosse teams converged on Oglebay Park's Pine Room Fields this past Sunday for a 7 v 7 lacrosse tournament sponsored by Wheeling Jesuit University's Men's Lacrosse Team. The 2nd annual Cardinal Lacrosse Classis saw teams from West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania compete on a frosty morning with temperatures in the mid 20's.
       Approximately 150 student athletes and over 250 spectators watched the free competition hosted by the Wheeling Jesuit University Lacrosse coaches and players. The team hosts the fall tournament to provide an off-season venue for area high school teams.
       "We doubled our team attendance this year," said Jay Sothron, the head men's lacrosse coach at WJU. "We would really like more Wheeling teams to participate. Our original intention was to have the tournament to benefit the local lacrosse teams, but we have received a lot of interest from outside the area, including five teams from Ohio and two from Pennsylvania."
       Wheeling Park's team was the only local team to participate in the tournament. Park fielded 18 players, but did not make it to the championship game. Captain's Lacrosse, from Peters Township. PA, won the tournament by defeating St. Francis of Ohio 20-13 in the championship game.
       Wheeling Park's head coach, Joe Subiasic, said, "We appreciate WJU giving us the opportunity to play such good competition so close to home. This fall tournament allows the team to get together, get the stick on the ball and get ready for our spring season."
       Spring is the regular season for lacrosse with games beginning in the middle of March. Locally, Wheeling Park, Central Catholic and Linsly have boys teams. Park has the only girls team in the area. Plans are in the works for a boys team at Weir High School in Weirton and an Ohio County Middle School team. The middle school team will be an area team and serve as a feeder program for the local high schools. - Submitted by Chuck Scatterday

Nov. 11 - Morgantown - The West Virginia University Men's Lacrosse Team traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia last weekend to compete in Virginia Tech's first annual Southern Showdown. The tournament also included club teams from Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Naval Academy.
       WVU played their first game against their hosts on Friday night, under the lights with gusting winds, sleet and the temperature on the 30's. The Mountaineers came up short 11-1 to the Hokies. The team was glad to get to their hotel rooms and into hot showers.
       Saturday brought sunshine, but again, it was still windy & cold. The Mountaineers offense was also still cold, scoring only 2 goals against North Carolina's 9.
     WVU fared a little better Saturday evening against Navy. They were able to put 4 in the net to Navy's 8.
       "We were traveling severely short handed again," commented WVU's head coach Flip Green "Because of depleted midfields, our lines were short and gassed quickly."
       "On the positive side", Coach Green added, "all of our freshmen and rookies received extensive playing time and valuable game experience. It will benefit them tremendously in the spring."
       Virginia Tech won the tournament on Sunday with an 8-5 victory over the University of Maryland.

Nov. 19 - Morgantown - Flip Green, the West Virginia University Men's Lacrosse Coach, has announced the team's 2011 Schedule. The Mountaineers open up at Georgia Tech on February 19 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    WVU has joined the South Eastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) starting this spring. They will be playing most of their division opponents when they travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and East Carolina. All on the same weekend. Wake Forest, the remaining team in their division, travels to Mountaineer Field on April 16.

US Lacrosse - Level 1 Coaches Clinic - Fairmont State University
Saturday, December 4, 2010
We have reached the minimum required to have the clinic in WV!
Coaches can still sign up at $65 until Nov. 30. The last 4 days, the price goes up.
Click here for info in a .pdf file
Click here to sign up on the US Lacrosse website

Dec. 6 - Fairmont - Coaches from one end of the state to the other, attended a US Lacrosse  Level 1 Coaches Clinic at Fairmont State University on Saturday. The clinic, sponsored by the WV Chapter of US Lacrosse, was arranged to help all the coaches in the state to get up to date lacrosse coaching techniques. "I've been playing & coaching for over 40 years and I learned several new ways to present lacrosse skills to my players," said Jeff Dreisbach, University High's boys head coach. "I'm sure the newer coaches brains are hurting from all the information that was presented. There was a lot to absorb."
       Represented at the clinic were boys and girls coaches from middle school to college varsity. High schools represented were Herbert Hoover, Capital, Wheeling Park, Morgantown, Fairmont Senior, Bridgeport, and University. Middle school programs were Morgantown Middle, University Middle and  two new programs, Harrison County and Wheeling Area. Both are organizing middle school boys teams to compete in the spiring.
       All coaches can take and additional on line course on the US Lacrosse website.

Dennis Sullivan, from US Lacrosse, leads a classroom session of the clinic on Saturday

Huntington - Dec. 17 - Jamie Gunnoe, the president of the newly formed Marshall University Women's Lacrosse Club announced that they are looking for a coach. She can be contacted at

Fairmont - Dec. 21 - Tony Stingo, coach of the Fairmont Area middle school program, has set up a make-up date for official team sign-ups. They will be held Thursday, January 6 at 5 PM at the Falcon Center at Fairmont State University. The meeting will be on the 2nd floor concourse and last about an hour. Flyers will not be able to be posted in the schools until January 3rd, so everyone is asked to help spread the word.
Contact Tony Stingo at 304-290-7405 or

Wheeling - Jan. 4 - Jay Sothoron, Head Coach at Wheeling Jesuit University, has announced hosting their 3rd Annual preseason Goalie Clinic for JV & Varsity goalies on February 20.. "We have a very good staff of goalie coaches," said Sothoron. "We will have a former Division 1 All American and MLL goalie as our guest speaker and coach."
Contact: Jay Sothoron at 304-243-2102 or


Morgantown - Jan. 5 - Sporting Elite has teamed up with the High Intensity Training Center (HIT Center) to bring a preseason strength/conditioning/skills camp for the entire month of February. The camp will be lacrosse specific and feature small groups based on age, sex, and athletic ability.


Fairmont - Jan. 5  - Fairmont Area middle school program reminder - Official team sign-ups will be held Thursday, January 6 at 5 PM at the Falcon Center at Fairmont State University. The meeting will be on the 2nd floor concourse and last about an hour. Spread the word. Contact Tony Stingo at 304-290-7405 or

Meeting follow up: 30 kids signed up!


Fairmont - Jan. 7 - Fairmont Senior Polar Bear Lacrosse is pleased to announce the hiring of two new coaches for their boys program for the 2011 season.
       Calvin Todd
, a native of Iowa, has been named Head Coach for the Polar Bears. He played club lacrosse for Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Parks & Recreation. Todd is employed by Marion County Parks & Recreation and currently resides in Morgantown.

       Matthew Higgins, a WVU graduate and native of Baltimore, Maryland, has been named the Assistant Coach. He grew up playing lacrosse in the Baltimore area, known as a "hotbed" for lacrosse. He played on club, All Star and his high school team, Franklin Senior High in Reisterstown. Higgins is employed by Wings & Things, Inc., owners of the Wings Ole restaurants and lives in Morgantown.
       Melissa Nagowski, Head Parent for the Fairmont Senior Boys & Girls Lacrosse programs, said that both coaches will be great assets for the Polar Bears.

Shepherdstown - Jan. 8 - Tammy Butler, Shepherd University's head women's lacrosse coach announced this week the signing of six letters of intent of players who will play in 2012. Go here for the full story

Pittsburgh - Jan. 10 - Andre Sanders, the assigner for the Allegheny Lacrosse Officials Association (ALOA), has announced that the fees to officiate boys games this spring will remain the same as last year. REFEREE FEES & INFO

WHEELING - Jan. 27 - The Wheeling Area Lacrosse Association (WALA) will be fielding a middle school lacrosse team this spring called the Ohio County Phantoms. The team will be open to all area middle school players in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, including parochial schools
       The Phantoms will hold registration on Wednesday, February 9 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Tridelphia Middle School's gym lobby. Any interested players & parents should attend this meeting to register and receive information about practices and games. Players may also register online at
       The OC Phantoms will begin practicing in early March at Tridelphia Middle School's field. Games will be played in March, April. and possibly May against teams from Morgantown, Bridgeport, Fairmont, Charleston.and western Pennsylvania.
       Players will need the following equipment for practice: lacrosse stick, gloves, cleats, helmet, mouth guard, arm pads & shoulder pads. Players in need of equipment can contact Bryan Syrylo at Play It Again Sports in Elm Grove or go to the LINKS page.
       Since there is no girls program in place at this time, girls are welcome with the understanding they will need full equipment and will be playing boys rules.
       Contact: Chuck Scatterday at 860-384-5076 or
Players in need of financial assistance or anyone wishing to form a girls program under WALA should contact Mr. Scatterday.

Another West Virginia college takes the plunge!
- West Liberty University has hired a coach with the intention of starting a varsity lacrosse program. Matt Perry, a 2002 Bethany College graduate, will organize, coach, and recruit  for the Hilltoppers. Perry comes to West Lib after a two year coaching stint at the University of New Haven. He played his high school ball at the Westminster School in Connecticut. He worked for Lacrosse Unlimited for over 5 years and has worked several summer camps & clinics.
       The Hilltoppers will get their feet wet this spring with scrimmages against the college club teams in the state and possibly some varsities. Coach Perry plans on starting the team working indoors next week. Joining him will be West Virginia's first high school All American attackman, Zack Stahl, and 2nd Team All State defenseman, Tucker Wilkinson, both from Wheeling Central Catholic.

WVSLA/US Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Rules Interpretation Meeting
MORGANTOWN - Feb. 3 - Jeannie Dreisbach, the President of the West Virginia Women's Lacrosse Officials Board (WVWLOB) has announced that there will be a MANDATORY meeting for ALL women's coaches & umpires in the state. The meeting will be Sunday, February 20 at 1:00 PM in the Distance Learning Lab at University High.
       Participants are to enter through the entrance on the stadium side, through the double doors on the far side of the cafeteria. The Distance Learning Lab is on the right.
       If a coach cannot attend, they MUST send a representative. Coaches will probably be there for an hour, referees possibly two hours. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FAIRMONT - Feb. 4 - The Fairmont middle school boys program got under way this week by holding its first practice. The team will be known as the Fairmont Freeze. Their next practice will be Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Church in White Hall. Contact Tony Stingo at

FAIRMONT - Feb. 5 - The Fairmont Senior High School lacrosse programs and Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC) will again be hosting their annual pre season tournament for boys and girls on March 12. The tournament, now called the Mountain State Meltdown, will use East West Stadium for the boys games' and Fairmont State's Duvall-Rozier Field for the girls' games. The tournament will feature 25 minute games with no time outs. Three games are guaranteed.
       New for this year is the FSHS Lacrosse Boosters are requiring entry fees before the tournament. Payment must be received by March 10 and registration forms must be emailed before March 7. The fee is non-refundable unless the tournament is cancelled.
       Contact Jon Cain, FSHS girls' coach, at 304-288-5310 or .

Mountain State Meltdown Flyer

WHEELING - Feb. 6 - Franciscan University, in Steubenville, Ohio, is dropping baseball and adding men's & women's lacrosse! Buried in a sports column in Wheeling's Intellingencer this morning, Franciscan had done some research and found students would like to have lacrosse.
Go to the Wheeling Intelligencer for the whole article & scroll down.:

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 7 - The Morgantown Middle school boys team and the Morgantown Area girls team will have an informational meeting at South Middle School commons area on Thursday, February 10 at 6:00 PM.
       Morgantown Middle boys is comprised of kids from South and Suncrest Middle who intend to go to Morgantown High. Contact is Ben Dotson
       Morgantown Area girls, the Mohawks, is comprised of girls from South, Suncrest, Westwood & Mountaineer. Contact is Cori Greer.

BRUCETON MILLS - Feb. 8 - High atop a snow swept hill, at the home office of the WVSLA, in a secret location near Bruceton Mills, the votes for the WVSLA Logo Contest were counted. Logo #3 was chosen as the winner, with 9 votes, or 50% of the available votes. The winner was submitted by Jim Mullen, Bridgeport's head coach. He will receive a check for $100 from the league and a Reebok 3K lacrosse stick, donated by the WV Chapter of US Lacrosse.
       Mullen's logo seemed to have the most appeal with the girls coaches, because all of the girls coaches that voted, voted for #3. Oddly enough, Coach Mullen voted for #9. The voting went as follows: #1 - 0, #2 - 1, #3 - 9, #4 - 2, #5 - 0, #6 - 0, #7 - 0, #8 - 1, #9 - 1, with 4 coaches not voting.
       A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a logo.

WHEELING - Feb. 9 - Chuck Scatterday, the coach of the Ohio County Phantoms, will be "on the air" today! Scatterday is to be interviewed at 8:15 and 3:30 PM today on WKKX am radio, to talk about youth lacrosse. Listen here
       Scatterday is also to be interviewed by Jim Forbes for WTRF - TV at 4 PM today. It is not known if the segment will air at that time, later in the day, or on another date.

FAIRMONT - Feb. 9 - Fairmont Middle Girls had their first meeting last night. There was a lot of  interest with 28 girls showing up! Everyone was optimistic that a team will come together this spring. They are looking for a coach. Anyone interested in coaching or wishing to schedule a game, should contact FSHS Girls Head Coach, Jon Cain at

WHEELING - Feb. 10 - The Wheeling Area Lacrosse Association (WALA) will be holding a Team Parent meeting Tuesday, February 22, 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Ohio County Public Library Auditorium. Contact Chuck Scatterday for more info at

27 boys signed up - 10 with experience!

WHEELING - Feb. 15 - The cold, snowy and gray weather may be the story of the winter, but the start of the 2011 lacrosse season might just add a little spring to the air. Nearly 30 Wheeling Park High School student athletes and their parents had an opportunity to meet with WPHS Athletic Director, Dwaine Rodgers and Head Lacrosse Coach, Joey Subasic last week to unveil their 2011 lacrosse schedule.
       Coach Subasic is excited about the upcoming campaign with five seniors returning to a youthful line-up including attackman Nick Flederus and defenseman Jacob Holden. "We have a real talented team with a core of returning players as well as some transfer students," said Subasic. "We are young, with over ten incoming freshmen, three sophomores and nine juniors. We have some speed and hopefully that will pay off for us this spring."
       "It's really great to see this number of student athletes coming out for a relatively new sport at Wheeling Park," Mr. Rodgers said. "Someday, lacrosse will be sanctioned by the SSAC and Park will already be out in front of that movement," he added.
       Nancy Holden, Wheeling Park Boy's Lacrosse Team President said, "Lacrosse is a fast moving and exciting sport to watch and play. Park's team has been growing each season. There is also a youth lacrosse movement in the Wheeling area and the parents are a big reason for that growth."
       Park's first face-off will be at a pre-season scrimmage on March 8 at the Washington Knights of Washington, Pa.

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 16 - The WVU Lacrosse Club opens their season this weekend by hitting the road and traveling into the deep south. The Mountaineers will face the University of Mississippi, AKA Ole Miss, on Friday night at 8 PM at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. They then take on Georgia Tech on Saturday at noon before getting back on the bus and heading to Columbia, South Carolina. The Mountaineers have an 11 AM game against the University of South Carolina club.
       Flip Green, the WVU Coach said, "Our transition to the SELC has been a long time coming and we are very motivated to make a statement in our first year in the conference. This will be a great slate to judge our progress from fall through winter and into spring ball. Our goal is to come home on Sunday with a 3-0 record"

      WVU's next game will be at home on March 5 against the University of Toledo.

Mountaineers Win Opener
ATLANTA, GA - Feb. 18 - The WVU Lacrosse Club won their first game of the season this evening by defeating Ole Miss 7-6 on the campus of Georgia Tech. The Mountaineers will get some rest tonight then face Georgia Tech on Saturday at noon.

ATLANTA, GA - Feb. 19 - The WVU Lacrosse Club back slid a little bit by losing to Georgia Tech today 5-3. They hope to get back on the winning track on Sunday morning at the University of South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, SC - Feb. 20 - Three games in a row must have taken its toll on the WVU Lacrosse Club today. They lost to South Carolina's Club 17-6. The Mountaineers will have plenty of time to adjust their game before they play the University of Toledo on March 5th at home.

CHARLESTON - Feb. 12 - The Charleston YMCA will be holding a parent/player meeting for the boys program.on March 1 at 6:00 PM at the Y. Registration for the program will also begin at this time. All interested Kanawha Valley middle school boys should attend with a parent or guardian. For more information, contact Kate Hunter at 304-340-3527 or

WHEELING - Feb. 21 - Wheeling Jesuit University's head coach Jay Sothoron, had 22 participants from 6th graders to 12 graders working out with him and his staff yesterday at his goalie clinic. The clinic attracted goalies from Pittsburgh (Bethel Park, Seneca Valley), Columbus (Pickerington), the Cleveland area and West Virginia. Entrants from West Virginia were keepers from University, Fairmont Senior, and Herbert Hoover High Schools.
       The clinic helped remind players of what they needed to work on before the start of the spring lacrosse season. The clinic included a one-one-on shootout at the end of the day.


Scheduled for Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12
Due to the pending bad weather & travel requirements

NOTE: The Boys Rules Interpretation meeting scheduled for Sunday
is still on.

Goalies receiving instruction at the WJU Goalie Clinic                     Photo by Chuck Scatterday

BRIDGEPORT - Feb. 22 - Jim Mullen, Bridgeport-Harrison's head coach, will be on the radio on Monday, February 28 talking about lacrosse. WAJR-FM at 103.3 FM will host Coach Mullen at approximately 8:30 AM. Go here to listen - Click on CLARKSBURG - LISTEN LIVE

BUCKHANNON - Feb. 23 - According to the principal at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, the Buccaneers will not have a boys team this year. However, their girls team, runners up in the state championship last year, will continue to field a team. Some of the boys will play for the Bridgeport-Harrison team.  We all hope that B-U will be able to find a boys coach and be able to take the field again next year.

WASHINGTON, PA - Feb. 24 - More bad news for lacrosse on the frontier. The Washington Knights will not be fielding a team this season. Kathleen Miller, the head parent for the Knights, said they need a "laxhearted" coach. She continued, "The Washington Knights need a leader. Please have them call me." Mrs. Miller can be contacted at 724-344-6816 or

SHEPHERDSTOWN - Feb. 25 - The Shepherd University women's lacrosse team will be hosting a lacrosse clinic for girls 6 to 12 years old this Sunday, Feb. 27 Click here to go to the SU Site for flyer

BETHANY - Feb. 27 - The Fairmont State men's club team traveled to Bethany yesterday to scrimmage Bethany's first year varsity team to receive a 17-1 drubbing. The Bisons scored 4 goals in the first 5 minutes of the scrimmage. The onslaught continued from there.
       Fairmont Senior grad, Vinnie Romano, scored the only goal for FSU. It came in the second quarter.
       Bethany will host St. Andrews Presbyterian College from Laurenburg, NC on Thursday, March 3 at 3 PM.
       Fairmont State will host the Marshall University club team and the mighty Morgantown Lizards, a men's team from Morgantown, on Saturday March 5 at Duvall-Rozier Field. Games start at 1 PM.

WINCHESTER, VA - Feb. 27 - Shepherd University Women won their first game of the season yesterday by defeating Shenandoah University 16-15 in overtime. View Full Story

SALISBURY, NC - Feb. 28 - The Ohio Valley University men's team did not fare so well yesterday, losing to Catawba College 24-0. View Full Story

HUNTINGTON - Mar. 1 - Now for some good news: A student at Huntington High is trying to form a boys team. He has 37 students signed up. We'll keep you posted as this develops.

WHEELING - Mar. 4 - Wheeling Jesuit University defeated La Roche College 16 - 6 on Tuesday at Wheeling Island Stadium. View Full Story

SHEPHERDSTOWN - Mar. 4 - Shepherd University Women defeated Ferrum College 18-7 today! View Full Story

WILMINGTON, DEL - Shepherd University Women are on a roll. They defeated Wilmington University 22-17 yesterday, bringing their record to 3-0. View Full Story

HICKORY, NC - Mar. 6 - Wheeling Jesuit University brought it's record to 2-1 yesterday by defeating Lenoir-Rhyne University 14-8. View Full Story

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 8 - The WVU Lacrosse Club officers decided last week to get rid of their coach & general manager, Flip Green. It is unknown who will be running the team for the rest of the season.

SHEPHERDSTOWN - Mar. 9 - Shepherd University women dominated the West Virginia Wesleyan women 26-5 on Monday. Though both teams had a club team for a few years, Shepherd is is it's second year as a varsity, while Wesleyan is in its first. This was Wesleyan's first varsity game.
View Full Story from Shepherd  - The View from Wesleyan

SALEM, VA - Mar. 9 - The West Virginia Wesleyan women's lacrosse team  is aiming high, playing three games in three days, with two of their games against nationally ranked top 10 opponents. The Lady Bobcats lost to #6 West Chester University yesterday 23-0. They take on #3 ranked Lock Haven University today at noon. View Full Story vs. West Chester

SALEM, VA - Mar. 10 - West Virginia Wesleyan women did not fare well again yesterday, losing 22-2 to #3 ranked Lock Haven. The Bobcats gain a lot of experience by playing the top teams. This experience will hopefully help them develop more quickly. View Full Story

THROGGS NECK, NY - Mar. 13 - Wheeling Jesuit University brought their record to 3-1 today by defeating Dominican College 7-5. View Full Story

CHARLESTON - Mar. 15 - The Charleston YMCA will be hosting a parent meeting to start an elementary school program for the Kanawha Valley today at 6 PM at the Y. Call Celia Givens for more information 304-340-3527

BETHANY - Mar. 15 - Freshman attackman Kevin Figaniak led Wheeling Jesuit tonight with 5 goals and one assist in their 18-1 victory over Shorter University. The game was played at Bethany College.

WHEELING - Mar. 21 - The Indian Creek (Ohio) vs. Wheeling Park boys lacrosse games to be held in Wheeling on Friday, March 18, was postponed due to the recent flooding of Wheeling island Stadium. Today, the Wheeling Park High School athletic staff is awaiting the all clear from local officials to re-take the sports turf field for lacrosse practice and games.
       In the meantime, the Park boys team has been practicing at Elm Grove Elementary School. Wheeling Park head coach, Joey Subasic, is attempting to make alternate plans for this Wednesday's game vs Fairmont Senior slated for Wheeling Island at 6 PM. There is a possibility the game will have to be rescheduled for later in the spring.

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 21 - A University High player, Keegan Fall, was hit in the face by a ball on Saturday, while helping out with the University middle school team. A Morgantown High player, also helping with the middle school team, shot at the goal and missed while Fall was walking behind. Fall was not wearing a helmet. The impact broke 6 bones in his face. He will be heading into surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
       Let this be a reminder to all players shooting at a goal, DO NOT shoot when someone is behind the goal, with or without a helmet. The players behind the goal, even those with helmets on, MUST  be aware you are shooting.

MORGANTOWN - Mar. 22 - University High's Keegan Fall is out of surgery & doing OK. His mother says he looks like he fought Rocky Balboa.

BUCKHANNON - Apr. 14 - West Virginia Wesleyan Women won their first ever NCAA varsity game yesterday by defeating Waynesburg 21-7. Kaitlyn Denby, a freshman from Copiague, NY, led the Bobcats with 6 goals.. View Full Story

Charleston YMCA Team taking a break after practice in April

Photo by: Pam Pender
University High's Steve Williams # 20, class of 2001, puts one past Morgantown's goalie Lee Wiley, class of  2007, in the annual UHS-MHS Alumni Game preceding the varsity contest.

Apr. 30, 2011 - 1:00 pm
University Alumni          4    3    3    2    =    12

at Morgantown Alumni     1    1    0    0    =    2
GOALS: U - Josh Dudley (2010) - 3, Ben Coakley (2010) 3, Steve Williams (2001) 2, Rob Wilson (2003), Nathan Haney (2010), Zack Coakley (2008), Josh Seese (2008).M - Ethan Schnell (2009), Corbin Hilling (2009).
ASSISTS: U - Wilson 2, Vincent DeGeorge (2007), Haney, Stephen DeGeorge (2008)
SAVES: U - Shaffer Work (2010) 6. M - Lee Wiley (2007) 10.

SHEPHERDSTOWN - Apr. 15 - Shepherd University women beat Frostburg State University last night 16-13. View Full Story

WASHINGTON, PA - Apr. 21 - Jarrott Brogdon, former Fairmont Senior boys lacrosse coach, is offering his Silverheels camp and leagues again this summer at the Brownson House in Washington, Pa. His Learn to Play Camp is especially good for the beginner.

MORGANTOWN - Apr. 21 - University High's Abby Yablonsky has signed to accept a partial athletic & academic scholarship to play at Shepherd University nest year.

Huntington High students form boys lacrosse team

- Persistence pays. A group of students from Huntington High School never gave up hope in getting a boys high school team started in Huntington. Matt Schaffer and Devin McIlvan sent emails to the West Virginia Scholastic Association (WVSLA) and others in February requesting assistance in forming a team.
       They now have a lacrosse team with over 25 players called the Huntington Lacrosse Club. The team will begin playing other teams in the state in early May.
       Grant McGuire, an attorney who played lacrosse at Duke University, had the experience, but not the time to coach or manage a team. This spring McGuire recruited Ben Allen as the coach and David McIlvan, father of Devin, as the team manager. The team instantly took ff.
       "I felt guilty not to have started lacrosse here years ago," said McGuire. "So I couldn't turn this group of boys down. They wanted this team so badly that I just squeezed the organizing into my spare time." McGuire set up meetings with the YMCA, Huntington High, Veterans Memorial Field House and others to get the process started. "There are 11 boys teams and 8 girls teams in the state. All these teams, especially those around Charleston, really want to start playing us," said McGuire. The team set up the Facebook page "Huntington Lacrosse" to get the word out. View Full Story


HUNTINGTON - May 10 - The newly formed Huntington Lacrosse Club scrimmaged at Capital High last Saturday. They will now return the favor and host Capital and Herbert Hoover this Saturday 10 AM at Cox Landing. This will be the first high school lacrosse in the Tri State area.

HUNTINGTON - May 11 - Huntington's Herald Dispatch reports on the new Huntington High team.


2 hour lightning delay Friday night!
Friday, May 13 -  at University High
6:30 PM -
 10:30 PM  - #4 LINSLY SCHOOL - 11 at #1 UNIVERSITY - 12

Saturday, May 14 - 11:00 AM
#4 MORGANTOWN Girls - 0 at #1 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR Girls - 10



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.

Photo by Tammy Shriver - Times West Virginian

Fairmont Senior's Ali Sansalone moves through University's Katy Spraggins (27) and Rachel Poe (25)

FAIRMONT - May 12 - Fairmont Senior girls return to the WVSLA Championship game for the fourth year in a row by defeating University 12-7 last night at East West Stadium. The Hawks kept it close by tying the Polar Bears 5-5 at the half, but could not muster much offense the rest of the way..   View Full Story


May 21 - 11:00 am - WVSLA Boys Championship - Wayne Jamison Field, Bridgeport
#1 UNIVERSITY         2    4    1    0    =    7
#2 MORGANTOWN    2    0    1    1    =    4
GOALS: U - Kris Lankford 3, Justin Voithofer 2, Brock Karolcik, Lewis Rigby. M - Logan Bane 2, Justin Burns, Blaine Headley.
ASSISTS: U - Voithofer, Jack Armstrong. M - Chris Brewer 2, Zach Davis.
SAVES: U - Billy Toth 8 (3 GA), Roman Tarantini 4 (1 GA). M - Zach Chase 10.
MVP - Billy Toth - University

May 21 - 5:00 pm - WVSLA Girls Championship - Wayne Jamison Field, Bridgeport
#1 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR    1    4    =    5
#2 FAIRMONT SENIOR           7    5    =   13
MVP - Midge Robinson - Fairmont Senior

ay 21 - 2:00 pm - Boys All Star Game - Wayne Jamison Field, Bridgeport
BLUE    3    6    3    4    =    16
GOLD    0    3    5    1    =    9
GOALS: BLUE - Collin Morris 3 (George Washngton), Zach Burr 2 (Bridgeport-Harrison), Preston Lilly 2 (George Washington), Landon Keesee 2 (Saint Albans), Brian Felton 2 (Wheeling Central), Nic Fledderus 2 (Wheeling Park), Ty Milam (Saint Albans), Eric Davis (Wheeling Park), Nathan Lynch (Bridgeport-Harrison). GOLD - Chase Smith 2 (Capital), Larry Lightner 2 (Capital), Jordan Ross 2, (Fairmont Senior), Anthony Thompson (Linsly), Zach Werner (Linsly), Steve Sinclair (Fairmont Senior).
ASSISTS: BLUE - Morris, Keese, Fledderus, Lynch, Josh Frame (Saint Albans). GOLD - McCleery, Dakota Stingo (Fairmont Senior).
SAVES: BLUE - Eric Lynch 1 (3 GA)(Bridgeport-Harrison), Andrew Surgant 3 (5 GA)(Wheeling Park), Mac Dinsmore 4 (1 GA)(George Washington). GOLD - Dakota Ashley 6 (9 GA)(Herbert Hoover), Matt Naum 10 (7 GA)(Linsly)
MVP - Nic Fledderus (Wheeling Park)



Originally known at "Decoration Day", Memorial Day came into existence
three years after the end of the Civil War. Decoration Day was intended as
a time to remember the soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War and
to honor their memory by decorating their graves.


. . . then watch LACROSSE!

Monday, May 30
3:30 PM - NCAA D1 Championship

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