Exciting year ahead for Stars girls field lacrosse

The Toronto Stars Girls Field Lacrosse organization has three rep teams competing in the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse League (OWFL) this season.

The U15 team will look to improve on its results from last season with returning coach Tory Merrill, returning veteran players and a crop of talented rookies graduating from the Beaches U13 program.

The U19A team looks to move beyond their undefeated regular season in the ‘B’ division and a competitive showing in  the ‘A’ division provincials, and hopes to earn one of four spots in this year’s Ontario Summer Games. The 2012 Ontario Summer Games will be hosted by the City of Toronto from Aug. 16 to 19.

This is an exciting time for the organization, which has seen a large amount of growth since its first rep teams competed in 2007. The Stars will continue to grow in the 2012 season with the addition of a second U19 team, competing in the ‘C’ division. This will allow the further development of players from the house league program, graduating U15 players and a burgeoning East End high school league.

The Stars are very excited to announce its first graduating player to attend a US college on scholarship in the fall of 2012. Geneva Calder, a long-time member of the Stars organization, will be attending William Smith College in Geneva, New York. There are several other players who are currently deciding between US and Canadian university options.  The Stars have placed players in several Ontario University Athletics schools over the past few years.

The house league program has been experiencing consistent growth and will be running ‘Try-It Nights’ from now until April 4 at Malvern Collegiate Institute, 55 Malvern Ave. The nights are for girls age seven to 15 who are interested in trying ‘the fastest game on two feet’. No experience is necessary and sticks are provided. The cost is $10 for the whole winter program. For more information on Toronto Stars Girls Field Lacrosse visit www.starslacrosse.com/girls-field-lacrosse.

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