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**ALL LACROSSE RELATED EVENTS ARE CANCELED PER MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS DUE TO COVID-19**

Check here for future updates on the season. 

If you are not receiving girls lacrosse emails, contact Coach Emily to be added to the email list. 

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact Coach Emily.

There is also more information for our student athletes and families at: https://mpls.k12.mn.us/ 

 

Virtual Practices

Virtual Practices have begun. Virtual practice schedules are sent out the week before. Players need to be sure they have joined the google classroom, and they are in the team group chat. 


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. 

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!


MPLS Girls Lacrosse Spirit Wear Store Closes at Midnight on April 5th

Follow this link to order Gear for the 2020 season!

https://minneapolisgirlslaxspring2020.itemorder.com/

Girls Lacrosse featured in The South High Southerner!

Check out the interview with Coach Wirtz in the South High Southerner!

https://www.shsoutherner.net/sports/2020/02/26/womens-lacrosse-teams-new-home-field-south/#photo

2020 Season Information

Registration

Registration Link: https://athletics.mpls.k12.mn.us/

Registration Opens February 24th (Spring Sign-up Night) and closes April 6th. You need to register through your school. If you are interested in playing and attend school at FAIR, Wellstone, or Heritage here is where you register: 

FAIR- Patrick Henry 

Wellstone- Roosevelt

Heritage- Edison 

Captain's Practice

To participate in Captain's practices you must sign a waiver before participating. You must wear goggles, mouth guard and have a stick. If you do not have equipment, please contact Coach Emily (emily.wirtz@mpls.k12.mn.us). 

Regular Season

Our season officially begins March 30th, our first game is on April 10th. Tryouts begin Monday, April 6th. Home games are played at South High School on the turf, practices are at South High School and Parade Park.

Please check out our calendar for more important dates, feel free to contact Coach Emily with any questions!  

Helpful 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 for field players, 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. Cleats are recommended, turf shoes can be worn when playing on turf fields, but do not work as well on grass. Cleats cannot have metal spikes. 

2020 Approved Goggle List:

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

Equipment Link- US Lacrosse: 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/player-equipment

Info on New Free Movement Rule: 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/free-movement-among-rule-changes-for-high-school-girls-in-2020 

 

Here's Some Lacrosse Basics for those Who Haven't Played!

Basics of Lacrosse- Maryland Women's Coach Cathy Reese: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n66eqrmn5Bg 

 

Shooting with Jen Adams by STX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysYfQPtiXms   

 

Passing Tips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niGsHyRlMKE

 

 

How to Pick up a Ground Ball: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-n1hmBw-3k

 

 


MPS Athletics Official COVID-19 Statement

"In an effort to control this pandemic and flatten the curve of any and all coronavirus cases, all Minneapolis Public School athletic contests are cancelled indefinitely. Please know that all practices will continue as long as school is in session. 

Respectfully Yours: 

Antony M. Fisher CMAA 

District Director of Athletics 

Minneapolis Public Schools" 

 

*Please note when it says "practices will continue" this refers to official season practices. (Lacrosse official season begins March 30th). 


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Emily Wirtz

Emily Wirtz

Varsity Head Coach

Phone: 763-238-6043

Ashley Pettipiece

Ashley Pettipiece

Assistant Coach

Phone: 763-439-0185

Abby Klein

Assistant Coach

Antony Fisher

Antony Fisher

MPLS District Director of Athletics

Phone: 612-668-0603

Kallie Schmit

Kallie Schmit

Athletic Trainer- South HS

Phone: 763-354-8702

Charlotte Lieb

Charlotte Lieb

Booster President

Phone: 612-751-4644