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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. 

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!


2020 Season Information

Important Dates

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 

Our Parent/Player meeting is on February 27th at South High School. Player's are parents are encouraged to come to get important information about the season and can ask any questions they may have. 

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

Our season officially begins March 30th, our first game is on April 10th. 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, 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.

New Approved Goggle List (It changed again since last season)

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

Equipment: 

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 


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

Beth  Crow

Beth Crow

Booster Secretary

Phone: 907-351-8393

Ashley Pettipiece

Ashley Pettipiece

Assistant Coach

Phone: 763-439-0185

Brian Kegley

Brian Kegley

Booster Vice President

Phone: 952-388-7147

Reggie Ronning

Reggie Ronning

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 320.766.1583

Antony Fisher

Antony Fisher

MPLS District Director of Athletics

Phone: 612-668-0603

Staven Bruce

Staven Bruce

Booster Treasurer

Phone: 612-916-8669