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The Coppell Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s Coppell Cowgirl Lacrosse Roundup. The free clinic will be held on Thursday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 24th at MacArthur Park (400 S. MacArthur Blvd- from MacArthur, turn on Starleaf St. and enter the parking lot from there) from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. both nights. Girls’ ages 3rd grade through high school are welcome to come check out the fastest growing sport in the nation, no experience (or equipment) necessary. This is a great way for you and your daughter to get introduced to the fundamentals of play, basic rules and the coaching staff.

Lacrosse combines athleticism and hand-eye coordination in a fast paced game that has truly become a legitimate alternative to traditional high school sports. Coppell Lacrosse has provided one of the area’s most successful Youth and High School programs over the past four years with over 250 participants annually. The Girls’ Varsity team has become a staple fixture of the Texas State Playoff weekend having reached the semi-final round the last 3 seasons, including a state title game appearance two years ago. This past season also featured several players who will be playing Division 1 college lacrosse in the coming years.  Morgan Widener (’16) will be playing midfield next year for perennial national title contender Syracuse, while midfielder Mia Harp (‘16) and goalie Berkeley Bonneau (’16) will be suiting up for Arizona State University on their inaugural top tier team.  Courtney Anderson (’18) has committed to Stanford and Liz Pease (’17) has committed to Virginia Tech both D1 college programs and will help continue the tradition of lacrosse excellence at Coppell High School next year. 

The Association is very excited to announce the hiring of a new Varsity Head Coach. University of North Carolina All-American Sloane Serpe will be taking the reins in 2016-2017 for a committed Coppell squad intent on continuing their pursuit of the team’s first Division 1 State Championship.  Coach Serpe comes to the CLA with a long list of accolades. As a player, Sloane was a 3-time 1st team all-American for the National Champion Tar Heels and is a current member of the US National Team. In her senior season at UNC, she received a nomination for the Tawaaraton Award, presented to the top men and women’s player in Division 1 college lacrosse. She currently holds the record for the most starts by a women’s player in UNC team history. This past season, she played on the Long Island Sound, a professional women’s lacrosse team, which captured the first ever United Women’s Lacrosse League Championship. After graduating in 2014, Coach Serpe spent one year as an assistant coach for the High Point University Lady Panthers and one year in the same role at Yale University. Needless to say, The Cowgirls will be getting a quality coach with extraordinary playing experience to lead the high school program moving forward.

Registration for all players is currently open for the Fall season and ends on September 15th. For those interested in finding out more information about the high school girls’ lacrosse program, there will be a parents’ meeting on Thursday, September 1st starting at 7:00 pm in the Williams room of the YMCA. Parents of high school players are encouraged to attend as there will be discussion about the upcoming fall season.  We look forward to seeing you there!!