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The Minneapolis High School Girls Lacrosse Program is open to all Minneapolis Public School students in grades 8 - 12. The program was established in 2005 and carries on the tradition started by the first Minneapolis Lacrosse Club founded in 1883. 

The program traditionally sponsors teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and B-Squad levels (depending on interest).  Each competes in the Minnesota State High School League Spring Season which runs from early April to late May with playoffs running in early June. 

Teams are also sponsored for off-season summer, fall and winter leagues which generally compete 1x per week. Strength, Speed & Agility Training programs are also offered for students not competing in other sports. Participation in off-season programs and leagues is not required does not impact your standing with the team during the regular season. 

All levels of skill and experience are welcome and encouraged to play. Previous experience is not required but a positive attitude, desire to work hard  and improve and a willingness to support your teammates is!


High School Sports Highlights From April 19, 2019

Check out the coverage of the MPLS Lax team on WCCO!!

Game Photos by Kaia Kegley

Link to a shared file that will host folders of images from each game.

Helpful Equipment Links for Girls Lax!

Notes about equipment: 

If you are buying online, buy from official site. You cannot use any part of a boys stick (shaft or head). Only goalies wear padding. Helmets are optional, but are not required. Mouth guards can not be completely clear, there needs to be a color on at least part of the mouth guard. No jewelry is allowed during game play.

US Lacrosse Legal Sticks: 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/legal-sticks 

Legal Goggles

https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/approved-eyewear-list

Goalie Gear 

https://www.stx.com/womens-lacrosse/gear/goalie

STX 

https://www.stx.com/womens-lacrosse

Nike 

https://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/lacrosse

Harrow 

https://www.harrowsports.com/collections/lacrosse/womens 

Brine

https://www.warrior.com/womens

Field helmets (optional) 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/womens-headgear

MPLS Girls HS Lacrosse is happy to announce our new head varsity coach, Emily Wirtz! 

Emily is excited to coach and lead the MPLS Girls Lax team!  A little bit of background…… Emily started playing lacrosse at the youth level and has played lacrosse for 12 years.   She played 5 years at Spring Lake Park High School, where she served as team captain and received the “Most Dedicated Player”..  Emily was recruited to play on the first NCAA women’s lacrosse team in Minnesota at Augsburg College (now Augsburg University) and played there for two years. Emily then transferred to the University of Northwestern St. Paul and played on the inaugural NCAA women’s lacrosse team and was named team captain in 2016

Emily has been coaching girl’s lacrosse for 4 years at both the youth and high school level. She has previously coached at Holy Angels, Blaine. and most recently at St Paul United.  Emily is currently pursuing a degree in psychology and works in the mental health care field.

Welcome Emily!


Emily Wirtz

Emily Wirtz

Varsity Head Coach

Phone: 763-238-6043

Charlotte Lieb

Charlotte Lieb

Booster President

Phone: 612-751-4644

Ashley Pettipiece

Assistant Coach

Phone: 763-439-0185

Reggie Ronning

Reggie Ronning

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 320.766.1583

Antony Fisher

MPLS District Director of Athletics

Phone: 612-668-0603