The 2012 Women's Field lacrosse season has continued to highlight the growth of Oakville's Lady Hawks program and the continued growth and development of its coaches and players at U11, U13, U15 and U19.
This season our Under 11 team, coached by Crystal Robinson and Alyse Newsome just slipped out of medal contention, but these girls had such tremendous growth over the season, that we know they have a bright future in the sport.
On Sunday, August 5th, our U15 Lady Hawks coached by Laura McLauglin, Brent Harwood and Darlene Zolis topped off a successful season with the SILVER medal in the B division! We're excited to follow this group of girls in the coming years.
The following weekend in Oshawa, U19 and U13 continued the hard work and determination. Under 19 Lady Hawks, coached by Jackie Noble and Sean Doyle won the GOLD medal in the C division. This team was just formed last year and in the span of two seasons, the players have experienced tremendous growth and topped it off with this incredible accomplishment. Oakville U19 is on the map and is raring to go for the next season!
The day finished off with the Under 13 Lady Hawks winning the BRONZE medal in the A division placing this group of young girls as third in the province. Coached by Bryanne Gilkinson, Tanya Tymkiv, Liz Heidecker and Dave Eckert, the coaches couldn't be more proud of this group of athletic young individuals and know that this championship was well deserved. Be sure to follow this group of girls as they continue to grow and develop in the sport!
All eyes are on Oakville and their continued success in developing a solid organization and women's field lacrosse program!
2012 Under 19 Provincial Gold Champions
Back Row: Jaimie Rodriquez, Sean Doyle (Assistant Coach/Trainer), Delainy Doyle, Sara Anuseva, Bella Triolo, Katie Quesnelle, Emily Cummings, Megan Hooper, Alison Doherty (Team Manager), Alanna Schnarr, Jackie Noble (Head Coach), Mike Quesnelle (Absent Trainer)
Front Row: Sarah Linton, Erin Jordan, Lexi Doherty, Rachael Hardy, Kaitlyn Smit, Rachel Loucks, Emily Taft
2012 U15 Team Wins SILVER in "B" Provincials!
Bench Staff left to right: Head Coach Laura McLaughlin, Coach Darlene Zolis, Coach Brent Harwood, Trainer/Manager Trina Keene
Back Row: Tasha Beaudoin, Erin Murray, Thalia Zolis, Aurora Cordingley, Nadia Zbogar, Megan Porter, Olivia Harwood, Paige Stychaluk
Kneeling Row: Margaret Perrier, Sheila Murray, Natalie Schnarr, Katja Zbogar, Alexia Zolis, Leticia Taricani
Front: Rebekah Keen - Goalie
Under 13 Team Takes the BRONZE Medal in the 2012 "A" Provincials!
Bench Staff: Coach/Manager Tanya Tymkiv, Trainer Nancy Gordon, Coach Dave Eckert, Coach Liz Heidecker, Head Coach Bryanne Gilkinson
Back Row: Bryn Rutherford, Claire Mills, Tiana Tymkiv, Addyson DeRych, Maddy Clapham, Keira Courneyea
Middle Row: Erin Heidecker
Kneeling Row: Drew Gordon, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Logan Hackett, Madeline Hayes, Faye Varanesi, Raegan Wilson
Front: Cassidy Eckert - "Holy Moly! What a Goalie!"
Aurora Cordingley took a pass from Marley Higgs and scored the winning goal with 23 seconds to play as the Oakville under-15 Lady Hawks edged Kitchener- Waterloo 8-7 to win the bronze medal at the provincial field lacrosse championships in Whitby.
Just in their second year of play, the Lady Hawks had eight players playing up one age group so that Oakville could field an under-15 team and had several newcomers to the sport.
But in the bronze medal game they had everyone contributing with seven different players scoring goals, led by Thalia Zolis, who scored a pair. Also scoring were Paige Strychaluk, Erin Murray, Bridget Doyle, Rachel Bolland and Emily Cummings. Meanwhile, Rebekah Keene made several key saves in the final minutes to give Oakville the chance to score the winner.
Oakville opened the tournament with a 9-2 loss to Six Nations, which went on to win the gold medal by beating Orillia in the final. Zolis and Doyle had the Hawks’ goals. Oakville bounced back with a 9-6 victory over Owen Sound with Cordingley scoring four times. Zolis also had a hat trick and Murray had the Lady Hawks’ other two goals. Natasha Beaudoin recorded the win in net. Zolis had the lone goal as Oakville fell 10-1 to Orillia.
Bronze Hawks. The Oakville under-15 Lady Hawks edged Waterloo 8-7 to win the bronze medal at the OLA field lacrosse championships. Team members are: (front) Rebekah Keene, (middle, from left) Margaret Perrier, Paige Strychaluk, Aurora Cordingley, Thalia Zolis, Erin Murray, Marley Higgs, Natasha Beaudoin, Lauren Harkins, (back, from left: trainer Trina Keene, assistant coach Sean Doyle, Miread Serniuk, Bridget Doyle, Rachel Bolland, Jillian Condron, Emily Cummings, Delainey Doyle, Alanna Schnarr, assistant coach Darlene Zolis and head coach Laura McLaughlin. Missing were Holly Guerin and Katja Zbogar.
U15 Team Captures Bronze Medal at 2011 Provincials in Whitby!
Not even Oakville Minor Lacrosse Association officials could have anticipated how successful the debut of their girls' program would turn out to be.
The U11 representative team won four of its five games at the U11 Girls Field Lacrosse Provincials in Burlington, claiming the Pool B gold medal with a 4-3 victory over Brampton.
The gold-medal performance capped off a season of continual improvement for the U11 players, many in their first year of lacrosse. The squad of 23 girls, varying in age from 7 to 10 years old, won two of 10 regular-season games but closed the gap on its opponents throughout its inaugural campaign.
Coaching Staff: Head Coach: Crystal Robinson; Assistant Coaches: Alyse Newsome, Liz Heidecker and Tanya Tymkiv; Trainer: Nancy Gordon
Players: Addyson DeRyck, Alexia Zolis, Aria Robinson, Bryn Rutherford, Brynley McDermott, Camryn McConnochie, Cassidy Eckert, Drew Gordon, Emma Thom, Erin Heidecker, Gillian Jahnke, Julia Rego, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Kamryn Potts, Katie Thom, Lauren DiFillipo, Logan Hackett, Madeline Hayes, Maeve Serniuck, Maggie Jordan, Maja Zbogar, Nadia Zbogar, and Tiana Tymkiv
2010 Oakville Lady Hawks Inaugural Under 11 Rep Team Wins Gold!