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2015 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team 

Team Overview

The mission of the Bishop O’Connell girls lacrosse program is to provide each player with an educational and meaningful experience. The lacrosse program emphasizes the values of respect, sportsmanship, responsibility and dedication and focuses on success on the field and in the classroom. The program consists of two levels, junior varsity and varsity. The girls varsity team competes in two very competitive conferences, the WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) and the VISAA (Virginia Independent School Athletic Association).

Coach Alison Shafer is in her third season as the Girls Varsity Head Coach, assistant coach four years prior. Coach Shafer 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.

Coach Shafer’s coaching staff includes Kate Culhane in her 2nd year at O’Connell after graduating from O’Connell and continuing her lacrosse career at Longwood University. Goalie/Defense coach, Jon Reed, is in his first year after coaching numerous years at the youth and high school levels.

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O’Connell 2015 Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp ...Information Coming Soon!

College Commitments - 2015
Shannon Cross: University of California, Davis

USLacrosse All-Academic Team
Five players from the girls varsity lacrosse team were named All-Academic by USLacrosse for the 2014 season:
Elisabeth Healy (Class of 2014)
Mariel Cardenas (Class of 2015)
Shannon Cross    (Class of 2015)
Mackenzie Nihill (Class of 2015)
Megan Plombon  (Class of 2015)

Read more at USLacrosse.org.

All-WCAC 2014
1st Team: Elisabeth Healy, Shannon Cross
Honorable Mention: Tara Ulepic, Kaitlin Wilson, Mariel Cardenas, Mackenzie Nihill

All-Met 2014
Honorable Mention: Mariel Cardenas

All-State VISAA Division 1 - 2014
2nd Team: Mariel Cardenas

2015 Season

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