Reminders 10/9/15

1. Coach Orcutt will be finalizing rosters for the YSC Indoor League today. If your daughter is interested in playing, please contact her immediately. YSC Indoor runs on Sundays between 9:30-1:30 starting November 29th. Cost will be determined by number of players each team ($1800/team).

2. Team Store will close on OCT. 19th! – Access code: pionee3HD

3. Remaining Fall Clinics:
Oct 11, Teamer 3-5
Oct 18, Teamer 3-5
Oct 25, Teamer 3-5
Nov 1, Teamer 3-5
Nov 8, Teamer 3-5

2nd Annual Stoga 5v5 Laxfest a Huge Success!


Congratulations to the Lady Pioneer Booster Club, the Conestoga Girls’ Lacrosse Team, the Fighting Back Scholarship Program (FBSP), and the Kienzle Family, for putting on an outstanding day of lacrosse, charity and community! Coaches, players and guest clinicians of exceptional caliber came far and wide to participate in the 2nd annual event.

4Twenty teams and close to 160 girls in Grades 5 through 9 participated in instructional clinics followed by a novel format that was participatory and fast-paced. They played hard and fast with lots of touches and changing circumstances – the formula for getting better!

While raising proceeds for the Conestoga Girls’ Lacrosse Team, the 5v5 LaxFest also raised funds for FBSP and its Peter Kienzle Fund. The event kicked off with a heartfelt opening speech by Dr. Randy Kienzle, Peter’s brother, which set the perfect tone for this community event. FBSP assists individuals who are recovering from a life-changing illness or injury and are without the finances needed to participate in a rehabilitative exercise program. The Kienzle Fund was established in memory of Peter Kienzle, a cherished member of the Conestoga lacrosse community and father of Conestoga player Amelia.

3This event could not have happened let alone achieved its enormous success without the vision, direction, and sweat equity of Mr. Scott Growney, father of Conestoga player Scottie Rose and tournament organizer. Scott’s expertise in high caliber tournament production elevated the 5v5 to new heights and we are all forever grateful. Let’s hope he has enough left in him to do it again next year!

1Thanks to 5v5 sponsors Longstreth and Lacrosse Unlimited, vendors and volunteers, McCall Growney for an exceptional concession, Pioneer Quix Stix for promoting the event to its membership, the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District for permitting the Lady Pioneers to use Teamer Field for the event. Special thanks to Emma Hamm, Andrea Pfeiffer, and Coach Amy Orcutt (and the rest of her Conestoga coaching staff), for conducting such interesting and informative clinic sessions. We are also grateful to the Mike McGee and his team from C4 Performance Training for running the dynamic warm-up, as well as to Aspire Sports Medicine for providing our event trainer.

On behalf of the tournament organizers, we appreciate everyone’s participation and sportsmanship and hope all had a fun and festive time. We look forward to seeing you again at the 3rd Annual Stoga 5v5 LaxFest next year!

Team Facebook Page

Returning players – please be sure to join the 2015/2016 Team Facebook page. Important team communications from your captains are made through that page. Contact your captains (Rilee Scott, Jules Horning, or Maggie Hanzsche) for help if you need it!

Stoga Lax Fest 5v5 This Sunday!

Just a reminder that Sunday, Oct 4th, is the ‘Stoga 5v5 Lax Fest! Please have your girls arrive to Teamer by 11:00 so that Amy can give them their responsibilities for the day. If for some reason they can’t attend, please have your daughter email Amy to let her know.

The girls should wear their Superman T- shirts from last year but if they don’t have one anything ‘Conestoga lacrosse’ will work.

Also, please have all goalies bring their gear.

Tentative Schedule:
11:00am-12:00pm — Lunch concessions, check-in, dynamic warm-up/stretching conducted by certified trainers
12pm-1pm — Clinic Sessions (shooting, dodging, defensive techniques) with top-notch guest clinicians
1pm-1:15pm — 5v5 Demonstration Clinic (Short-Sided Format – Rules and Techniques)
1:30pm-4:00pm — 5v5 Round Robin Games
4:00pm-4:25pm — OPTIONAL – An Overview on “College Recruiting and Playing at the Highest Level”

Fall Clinic 9/20

Just a reminder that the Conestoga girls lacrosse fall clinic will be held at Valley Forge Hooper Field from 3-5 today, 9/20. No clinic Sept 27th. Please be sure to bring your $50 payment – checks written to “Lady Pioneer Booster Club” and give to Rilee.

Fall 2015 Clinics

Sunday, September 13th through Sunday, November 8 we will be having our fall clinics. The cost for is $50 and is open to returning and new players. If your daughter is interested in participating, please contact Booster Club President Kari Scott ( Checks payable to “Lady Pioneer Lacrosse Club” may be mailed to: Caroline Sweeney, 523 Pugh Road, Wayne 19087 or bring a check to Kari Scott or Lisa Horning when they arrive on Sunday the 13th.

Note: September 20 clinic will be held at Valley Forge Hooper Field; there will be no September 27 clinic due to the Pope being in the area.

2015 Stoga Lax Honorees

All Main Line
First Team: Maggie Stetson, Sondra Dickey, Monica Borzillo, Liz Scott
Second Team: Jules Horning, Scottie Rose Growney, Laney Stenson
Honorable Mention: Sarah Nicholson

All Central League
First Team: Liz Scott, Scottie Rose Growney, Laney Stenson
Second Team: Monica Borzillo, Sondra Dickey, Maggie Stetson
Honorable Mention: Sarah Nicholson

US Lacrosse Awards
All American: Liz Scott, Laney Stenson, Scottie Rose Growney
Academic All American: Jules Horning, Sarah Nicholson, Rilee Scott

Congratulations, Girls!