Lacrosse - Boys Varsity
2016 Bishop O'Connell Boys Lacrosse
NEWS AND LINKS
The mission of the Bishop O'Connell lacrosse program is to provide each and every player with a positive lacrosse experience and, in doing so, promoting his confidence, self-esteem and positive life skills that will serve him well throughout his life. Our program prides itself in playing the game the right way for the right reasons, with an emphasis on being the best that you can be in an environment which stresses self-discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship - both on and off the playing field.
O'Connell lacrosse competes in two very competitive conferences; Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division 1 (VISAA-D1). The team plays a 17 game regular season schedule and also participates in two playoffs (WCAC and VISAA-D1). Members of our lacrosse program not only work throughout the year improving their lacrosse skills, but are very active in the community supporting local and national charities.
Coach Giblin has more than 25 years of teaching and coaching experience. He served as the head lacross coach at Georgetown Prep for 27 years, where he was named Coach of the Year ten times. Under Coach Giblin’s leadership, the team’s record was 424-89 and they were ranked nationally 17 times. During this time, he helped place more than 300 of his players into collegiate programs.
Coach Giblin founded the Jesuit Lacrosse Classic, now in its 17th year. He also founded the Club Blue Lacrosse program that has over 220 participants and 11 teams. He was selected as an assistant coach for the USA U-19 team (gold medal winners) in 2008. He has been inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Georgetown Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Potomac Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He has also received the Distinguished Faculty Award for teacher and was selected to edit parts of William Bennett’s book The Educated Child.
He holds a master’s in secondary education from Trinity College, and a B.A. in American Studies from Washington College, where he was a two-time captain for the lacrosse team. His early coaching career included experience as an assistant lacrosse coach at Georgetown University and St. Albans School.