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2014 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team  


Cross Leads Knights Past Panthers - Arlington Catholic Herald, Mar. 24 2014

Team Overview

The mission of the Bishop O’Connell girls’ lacrosse program is to provide each player with a educational and meaningful experience.  The lacrosse team emphasizes the values of respect, sportsmanship, responsibility and dedication.  Playing in one of the nation's most competitive leagues, the lacrosse program focuses on success on the field and in the classroom.  The program consists of two levels, junior varsity and varsity.

Coach Meghan O'Boyle is in her fourth season as the girls’ varsity head coach, previously assistant coach four years prior.  Coach O'Boyle sets high standards of conduct and work ethic for all members of the team, on and off the field.  She believes the girls’ lacrosse players should strive to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and celebrate the Catholic faith through off-season outreach programs and giving back to the community.

According to Coach O'Boyle, “The best thing about coaching at O’Connell is the dedication of the players.  The Varsity members hold their teammates to high moral and academic standards.”  The coaches are committed to providing each player the opportunity to improve her stick skills, understand and develop her knowledge of the game, and encourage a continued love for the wonderful sport of lacrosse.


Shafer Named New Head Coach (July 26, 2012)
Assistant Coach Ali Shafer has been named the new head coach of the girls program.

USLacrosse All-Academic Team
Five players from the varsity girls lacrosse team were named All-Academic by USLacrosse for the 2012 season. 
Devin Nihill (Junior)
Taylor Chamness (Junior)
Tamika Tran (Junior)
Jennifer Davis (Senior)
Alanna Furey (Senior)

All-WCAC (and All-State, All-Met)
1st Team - Taylor Chamness, Courtney Cross, Devin Nihill*
2nd Team - Ashley Cross, Rachel DiGiulian
Honorable Mention - Nicole Carty, Shannon Cross, Jenny Davis, Alanna Furey
*Also named to first team All-State team
Devin Nihill was also named Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention.

Cross sisters featured in local news:

WUSA9 - May 25, 2012

Arlington Catholic Herald - Apr. 11, 2012


2012 Season

Record: 5-7-1
League Record: 1-5
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