The Girls Youth had an incredible season with a record 60 girls signing up to play! We had two U15 teams and two U11 teams. The girls learned a lot about working hard, patience and team work. The Coaches for the season were, Coach Shannon Davis, Coach Brad Damon, Coach Stacy Maupin, Coach Jen Black and Coach Kraig Renkin. We played many games against other Youth teams in the area such as, Verona, Middleton and Sun Prairie. The Girls Youth program is growing rapidly and we hope to have more parent volunteers, more fields to play on and more teams to play against!
LIVE, LOVE, LAX!
June 2013 - The 2013 Lady Warriors reached the state championship game. A truly amazing accomplishment considering it was only the fourth year of the team playing at the high school varsity level. After losing the first game of the season, a 14-13 overtime loss to Middleton, the Lady Warriors won 11 consecutvie games to win the MALA Conference Regular season title.
After a first round bye in the playoffs the Lady Warriors beat Sun Prairie 11-8 in the secectional semi-final game. The sectional final game pitted the Lady Warriors against Middleton. With the defenses, goalies and poor weather limiting scoring opportunities, the Lady Warriors held tough and won 8-6 moving on the the state championship game.
In the state championship game, the Lady Warriors faced defending state champion Brookfield. After getting off to a slow start which saw Brookfield take an early lead, the Lady Warrior changed up their defense and got more aggressive on the attack end of the field. Although they out scored Brookfield in the second half, the early deficit was too much to overcome and Brookfield won 14-8.
Although the Lady Warriors graduated a number of seniors, the returning players are a strong group including a number of younger players whose skills improved tremendously during the season and who gained a lot of game experience. With the girls' youth lacrosse program also continuing to grow the future of the Waunakee Lady Warrior lacrosse program continues to be bright.
Congratulations to the 2013 Lady Warriors on a very successful season.
The 2013 State Champion Waunakee High School Lady Warriors Lacrosse team
2013 team poster courtesy of Caitlin Prochaska of ProProductions
June 2012 - "So Close" could be the phrase that defines the 2012 Lady Warrior's season. The 2012 season saw the Waunakee Lady Warriors finish strong after dealing with many injuries and losses in close games. The Warriors finished with a 6-6 league record and made it to the quarter finals of the state playoffs. The team won five of its last six MALA league games after starting the season with four straight losses by a total of six goals, including three overtime losses. Despite losing three players to season ending injuries and playing short-handed most of the season, the Warriors finished strong and were poised to make a run in the playoffs, eventually losing by two goals to state semi-finalist Madison Westside, a team who beat the Warriors in two league games by a total of three goals.
The future is very bright! The Lady Warriors should be a MALA contender next season returning all but three Varsity players next season as they bid farewell and best wishes to their departing seniors Lauren Hoeft, Ericka Wallis and Kathleen Endres. And the Lady Warriors are hoping 2013 is finally the season the Waunakee Board of Education grants Varsity team status to girls lacrosse.
The 2012 Waunakee High School Lady Warriors Lacrosse team:
2012 team poster courtesy of Caitlin Prochaska of ProProductions
Awesome article on Coach Sam Hurd in the August 16, 2012 Waunakee Tribune:
June 2011 - The Waunakee Lady Warriors finished a very successful 2011 season making it to the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation State Championship Semi-Final game. Playing their very first season at the high school varsity level, the team finished the regular season with a 8-2 record in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association (MALA), and finished the season 9-2 overall. The team led MALA with 125 goals scored. The Junior Varsity team finished the season with a 3-3-1 record in MALA.
April 12, 2011:
Congratulations to the Waunakee High School Girls Varsity Lady Warriors. At Hanover Park tonight the team won its first ever Varsity level game, beating the Westside Regents by a score of 9-3. The was the first game in the history of the Waunakee Girls program to be played at the Varsity level in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association. Congratulations to all the girls and the coaching staff.
The JV Lady Warriors, with many girls having already played in the Varsity game, played the Regents to a 5-5 overtime tie, with the game being called due to darkness.
The team's 2011 "Attitude Poster"
Team Poster courtesy of Judy Adler
The 2010 Waunakee Warriors Girls Lacrosse Club were Co-Champions of the Girls High School Junior Varsity division of the Madison Area Lacrosse Association. Quite an accomplishment when you consider 2010 was only the second season of the club's exisitence. The team became co-champions by posting a 6-1-1 league record, outscoring its opponents 74-40. In addition, the team went 3-0 in a tournament held in Verona, beating two different Arrowhead teams and Naperville, IL. by a cumulative score of 25-15. In only their second season, this group of girls and coaches proved that by working hard, playing together as a team, and playing fierce but fair, you can accomplish anything.
Congratulations to the 2010 MALA Girls JV Division Co-Champion Waunakee Warriors!
2010 Team Poster courtesy of Judy Adler
The Waunakee Girls Lacrosse Club began in 2008 with interest by Lauren and Barbara Hoeft. The Hoeft family had been heavily involved in boys’ lacrosse in Waunakee, with son David playing on the Waunakee Hish School boy's team from 2005-2008. As David graduated high school, Lauren expressed interest in playing girls’ lacrosse and was going to begin traveling to play with the Westside girls’ team, as a handful of Waunakee girls had done in the past. Barbara and Lauren decided enough interest existed to start a Waunakee girls’ team, much to the pleasure of the Madison Area Lacrosse Association.
In the Spring of 2009, 16 girls opened the first official season with a Waunakee JV team. Ashley Simon and Todd Horn stepped up to coach along with Barbara. From the first game, you could tell this was a special group of girls. They hardly looked like a first year team playing their first game. They practiced and played hard all season, and surprised many by taking second place in the JV City Championship. A testament to the dedication of the Hoeft family, the coaches and the 16 brave young ladies who started it all!
The 2009 Waunakee High School Girls Lacrosse Club
Front row (L to R): Jenna Frazier, Becca Horn, Callie Blume, Danita Ziegler, Alana Mulcahey, Chelsey Sanford, Annabell Pedersen
Back row (L to R): Ashley Simon-Coach, Taylor Mulcahey, Maggie Frawley, Elizabeth Fellows, Kacie Katterman, Todd Horn-Coach, Lauren Hoeft, Nicole Franklin, Michaela Johnson, Josie Johnson, Megan Binkley, Barb Hoeft-Coach