El Dorado Hills U15 Lady Trojan lacrosse team prepares for season kick-off at Treasure Island
The El Dorado Hills Lady Trojan U15 lacrosse team will start their season Saturday at Treasure Island, playing top teams from San Jose, San Ramon and Monterey.
“The girls have worked hard starting in early December conditioning and preparing for this season,” said head coach Bob Davis. “We have a solid group of returning lacrosse players that allow us to play both A division and B division teams this season.”
Davis said he is looking for the older girls to step up, become leaders and play up to their potential as most will transition and desire to play in high school in 2014. And while he knows they are playing some of the top teams in the league from throughout Northern California, he is confident the team will be very competitive.
"While I am really impressed with how their abilities have progressed, I am more impressed with their passion for the game and quality of their character," Davis said. “Sometimes things don’t go the way we planned or practiced, but they always get up, dust off the dirt and look forward to the next play with tenacity. Sometimes that makes all the difference.”
The U15 girls’ team is only a part of the rapidly growing El Dorado Hills Lacrosse League. In 2013, El Dorado Hills Youth Lacrosse will field 23 boys and girls teams with over 425 players and coaches.
“Positive quality coaching, honoring the game and good sportsmanship, are top priorities for the club across all teams and ages,” said League President Jim Niemi, who also coaches a U11 A division boys’ team said. “Our growth in El Dorado Hills has been phenomenal since founding the club in 2006 and we see the same growth regionally as well.”
The 2013 U15 girls’ team consists of Allison Allen, Mariana Alvear, Samantha Blake, Gillian Davidson, Ashley Davis, Cristina Drossos, Danielle Ford, Breana Goldman, Revati Goveas , Rebbeca Hintze, Katelyn Horstman, Sydnee Maples, Megan Maunder, Hannah Miller, Mady Pineda, Skylar Schuette, Olivia Sullivan and Courtney Watts.
El Dorado Hills Youth Lacrosse is a volunteer run 501(c) not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide boys and girls the opportunity to learn and play the game of lacrosse.
For more information visit www.EDHYLAX.org