Lacrosse is an exciting sport that's been expanding quickly at the High School and Collegiate level. El Segundo Girls Lacrosse is a tremendous opportunity to develop athleticism, teamwork, and build camaraderie with peers in the community.
With a passion ignited by the game's creators, his Onondaga, Oneida and Mohawk Native American high school classmates, success has followed Woodie through every stage of his Lacrosse Journey: from his undefeated CNY HS team (where all 6 middies, including Woodie, became team captains and All Americans at their colleges) to Army West Point, winning a Co-National Championship and Team USA honors after graduation.
Coach Woodie has spent much of his life coaching and advocating for the sport of Lacrosse, starting teams and leagues both East and West. With 4 kids in town, he's coached and refereed Gundo boys and girls youth lacrosse and AYSO teams for 2 decades. He is responsible for co-founding K-12 lacrosse for our city in 2006!
Woodie continues to spread his love and enthusiasm for the game as our Coaching Director by coaching and mentoring our coaches, players and the program.
Syd is a Senior (2022) at El Segundo High School and has coached/given private lessons for several years in both El Segundo and Westchester. With the Eagles she was selected All-League first team as a freshman and that same year she represented Los Angeles at the WDNT tournament in Maryland. A member of Orange County-based Aces Lacrosse and Santa Monica based Fire Lacrosse, she has played lax since 6th grade. She plans to play at college and cannot wait to get more girls involved!
Coach Justine was a defensive midfielder for Drew University. While there, the Rangers won an ECAC, a MAC championship, and had an NCAA Elite 8 appearance (losing to the tournament champions.) Justine also garnered a Presidential Scholarship and Academic All American Honors. Currently, Justine plays defense for the Semi-Pro Huntington Beach Screamin' Eagles (the minor leagues for the NLL), who had an appearance in the Interstate Box Lacrosse Association national tournament 2019. She is presently the only female player on the floor in the men's league and is training to take her box game even further, including AHM 2021 and beyond. She was the first female to play in the BattleBorn Box Lacrosse tournament and the Men's Elite Tournament in Hawaii, gaining the (surprising) honor of being the first woman ever to score in the Hawaii Men's Elite Division. As a coach, Justine has lead the Santa Monica Vikings youth program to undefeated seasons and PV High School to an LA Championship. Justine seeks to bring out the inner confidence of every girl she coaches and to encourage them to face all obstacles head on to achieve their ultimate goals.
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Coach Jackie began playing lacrosse at the age of 5.
While playing for the Towson University Tigers she collected not only accolades (CAA Commissioner list every year, 2011 Second All Team CAA, 2013 CAA All Tournament Team), but a BS in Environmental Science, minor in Business Administration, and MA in Education.
Since graduating, Coach Jackie has worked her way West, having coached youth lacrosse in Denver, CO, Jackson, WY and now in Southern California. She currently works for a nonprofit called Harlem Lacrosse which provides academic and emotional support, while creating team culture through lacrosse at Walton Middle School in Compton, CA.
Coach Morgan played at El Segundo High School and built a distinguished resume. In addition to being the daughter of Coach Woodie, for the last TWO years she has earned the following honors:
- Offensive Player of the Ocean League
- First Team All-League
- Captain of the varsity lacrosse team
We look forward to seeing what this year brings!
Abby grew up playing lacrosse in SoCal for West LA and the Santa Monica Vikings. She has been playing for 8 years and is currently a junior in high school. Abby plays club lacrosse for Aces. In addition to Aces, Abby has played for other select teams such as: Under Armour All America team representing the West and the LA Women’s Developmental National Team. Most recently, Abby committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Virginia (go ‘Hoos!!).
Coach Tyler has a tremendous Lacrosse history! Here are some of his highlights:
2005 - Won High School State Championship. Undefeated. (24-0) Scored the game winning goal.
2006 - Played at LeMoyne College. Won NCAA Championship. Undefeated. Played Lacrosse for Six Nations Arrows in Ontario, Canada
2007 - Played at Onondaga Community College. Won NJCAA Championship. Undefeated. Played for Six National Arrows. Won Minto Cup Championship.
2008 - Played Lacrosse at Hobart College. Played for Six Nations Arrows.
2009 - Played Lacrosse for Hobart College.
2010 - Played Lacrosse for Onondaga RedHawks. Won Presidents Cup. Won Scoring Title - Led the league in goals.
2011 - Played Lacrosse for Onondaga RedHawks. Played Jimmy Silverfoot in Crooked Arrows Motion Picture. Played for Iroquois Nationals. Won BowHunter Cup vs. Team USA.
2012 - Played lacrosse for Onondaga RedHawks. Won Can-Am Championship. Attended Crooked Arrows Movie Premieres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, New York City, Baltimore, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York. Launched Reach The Rez Lacrosse Camp. Traveled across the nation to give instruction to the youth lacrosse of various Reservations.
Coach Woodie's quick tutorial on how to catch and throw.
A short video on the origin of Lacrosse.