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Read your Defender
by posted 07/15/2019




1.  See the field:  Everytime you catch the ball, check the 8-meter and the lane in front of yo to determine if it's a good time to go or to move the ball.

2   Look at the defender's hips:  If they are turned, identify the clearest path to the goal.  If they are square, pick a side to attack to force her to open her stance.

3.   Look at the defender's feet:  If they are wide, a face, split or pull dodge will get her off balance.  If they are close together, it means she's more upright and could probably be beaten with a speed dodge.

4.  Go:  An explosive first step is the key.

5.  Turn the corner:  Generate power from your legs and seal off the defender from your stick side.

6.  Look for the slide:  If a second defender comes, pass the ball to an open teammate and keep the defense rotating.

7.  Protect:  Pull your stick close to your body as you dodge past the defender.

8.  Stay big:  Use your shoulders, keep your head up and finish the play.


Tips from a USL Magazine article from Team USA player Katie Haus

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KCMGLA Fall Ball is Back!!
by posted 07/08/2019

Kansas City Metro Girls Lacrosse has opened registration for the 2019 Fall 7v7 Season


Register and pay online at www.kcgirlslax.com, sign up for "Blues" (Shawnee Mission)

DEADLINE is September 15!!

Cost $115

7v7 season includes:

certified officials and trainer, team pinnie included

4 weekends of regular season games played on Sunday, usually double header games

games played at BV North

dates are September 29, October 6, 13, 27

SM will have 2-3 teams based on ability and experience

SM team is open to returning and new players (incoming 9th graders included) planning to play for SMGL in the Spring 2020 season

This season each team will also be entered in the KC Heartland Fall Classic 7v7 tournament played on October 26-27 at Westridge (our home field) against local and regional teams.


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Former All-American's Numbers Will Be Retired
by posted 01/24/2018

Shawnee Mission Girls Lacrosse


Players who have been awarded National All-American status will have their jersey numbers retired. 

These players have been awarded All-American, Academic All-American or Jackie Pitts Award:

2015  #1   Margaret Krause  All-American

2015  #21 Jennifer Young     All-American

2016  #23 Ashton Hess        Academic All-American

2017         Ashton Hess        Academic All-American

2017         Ashton Hess        Jackie Pitts Award

2017  #5  Callie Eldred         All-American

2019  #7  Kiki Ehrich           Academic All-American

2019  #22 Emily Fey            All-American

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