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This website is for members and the general public.  There is information visible to both groups, but there is a lot of content for members only that is only visible once you login.  All Capital Lacrosse Club members must have a log in and must be logged in to see all the important information that pertains to the club and your team.

To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food
Patti Neighmond
August 31, 2015

"Participation in sports by girls and young women has soared in recent decades — by 560 percent among high school students since 1972, and 990 percent among college students, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. Highly committed young female athletes now run track and play soccer, basketball, water polo and other demanding sports that require strong bodies.

But many girls aren't eating enough to satisfy the physical demands of those sports, scientists say, and that's putting them at risk for health problems that can last a lifetime."

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2015-2016 Tryout Results

Click on the TRYOUT RESULTS link on the left side of the page to view the 2019 Team for the 2015-2016 Season.

Click on the TEAM RESULTS link on the left side of the page to view 2017 & 2018 Team Placements for the 2015-2016 Season.

2015 Practice and Tournament Schedule

The fall practice and tournament schedule has been added to the website. Tournament assignments were intentional, and teams were placed to ensure we face top competition, have the best chance to be successful and develop as an individual team, have ample opportunities to be seen by college coaches and for each of our teams to play in an even number of tournaments.

Tryouts for the 2015-2016 Season

Tryout registration is now open for the Capital Lacrosse Club 2015-2016 season. Please use the link(s) below to register.

Link for class of 2019:

Link for classes of 2017-2018:

Registration will close for the class of 2019 on Tuesday, August 18.

Registration will close for the classes of 2017-2018 on Tuesday, August 25.

Tryouts for the class of 2019 (freshmen) will be held on Sunday, August 23 (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, 1000 St. Stephen’s Rd, Alexandria, VA from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm). The class of 2019 roster will be announced by the middle of the week of 8/24.

All Capital players rostered in the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 will have their first team formation evaluation and practice on Sunday, August 30.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Juniors (Class of 2017) at SSSAS, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sophomores (Class of 2018) at SSSAS, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Freshmen (Class of 2019) at Minnie Howard Field (3701 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA  22302), 10:00am-12:00pm

New this coming 2015-2016 season: Capital will not be holding open tryouts for the sophomore and junior classes. Players who make Capital their freshman year will be able to remain on Capital through their junior year, provided they honor the Capital commitment and deportment policies and continue to work hard toward developing as a player. In the event a player or players elect not to return to Capital in their sophomore or junior years, the club will hold open tryouts for those limited number of vacated positions. Tryouts for the freshman team will be held as the club has in the past with cuts made to get to an overall roster of 36-40 players, including goalies.

Class rosters will be divided between Blue and Orange teams following several evaluatory practices, beginning with practice on Sunday, August 30.

Announcing Denise Wescott, Director of Lacrosse

Denise Wescott

Director of Lacrosse

Capital Lacrosse Club


Capital Lacrosse Club (CLC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Denise Wescott as its Director of Lacrosse.  As such, Wescott will be the driving force behind the club’s player development, team development and college recruitment efforts. Denise will be working closely with current Executive Director, Kristin Burkhalter. Melissa Frazier will assist with recruiting specific efforts during the transition.

Wescott brings a depth of knowledge, experience and a wealth of recruiting connections to CLC that is second to none.  On the field, Capital players will benefit greatly from her insights, guidance, and “state of the art” drills, tactics and training methods.

During her over 30 years of Division I college coaching, Wescott has served as the head women’s lacrosse coach for Monmouth University (2009-2015), Mount St. Mary’s (2004-2009), University of Delaware (1993-2004), Rutgers University (1991-1993), and Drew University (1989-1990).  Prior to 1990, Wescott served in assistant coaching roles at Michigan State University, the University of Maryland, and Penn State University. 

In addition to coaching lacrosse, Wescott also has experience coaching college field hockey.  Internationally, Wescott coached the German national team from 1994-2005.  Along with her teams’ success, Wescott has also mentored individual players earning high accolades, including more than 40 players receiving All Conference honors. 

As a player, Wescott was a four-year starting goalkeeper and captain at the University of Maryland in Field Hockey and Lacrosse.  In her four years in the crease, the Terrapins went 50-11-1 and advanced to the AIAW tournament three times, including falling to Penn State 9-3 in the first national collegiate championship game in 1978, and losing to them again 3 -1 in 1980. She ranks fourth on the Maryland women’s lacrosse program's all-time saves list with 519 stops and boasted a 6.99 goals-against average in her career. She was named to the USWLA All-Star team and USWLA Final Four All-Tournament team in 1980.

The hiring of Wescott marks a significant moment for the Capital Lacrosse Club.  As girls’ and women’s lacrosse evolves with more clubs, more competition, and an increasingly rapid and competitive recruiting environment, CLC is committed to continual improvement of its offering to players and to maintaining and advancing its position as one of the elite clubs in the sport.  With Denise Wescott as the Director of Lacrosse, CLC is making a significant commitment to ongoing excellence.

Accomplishments and Accolades for Denise Wescott

Team Accomplishments

  • 2013 Northeast Conference Champions – Monmouth
  • 2013 Northeast Regular Season Champions
  • 2012 Northeast Conference Champions - Monmouth
  • America East Champions - Delaware
  • America East Champions - Delaware
  • America East Champions - Delaware
  • 2013 NCAA Tournament Bid – Monmouth
  • 2012 NCAA Play-in Bid - Monmouth
  • 2000 NCAA Tournament Bid - Delaware

Individual Accolades

  • 2013 IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year
  • 2013 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2006 Diane Geppi Aikens Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • 2001 Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • 1997 America East Coach of the Year
  • 1996 America East Coach of the Year

National and International Leadership Roles

  • NCAA Div. I Lacrosse Committee,
  • NCAA Div. I Regional Committee,
  • IWLCA Executive Committee
  • IFWLA Executive Committee – VP Development and Education
  • US selector and Asst. Coach for IFWLA US Team
  • US Lacrosse Board of Governors
  • US Lacrosse Rules Committee

Capital End of Season Report

Upcoming Events

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2019 Practice
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2017 Practice
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2018 Practice
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Coaches Corner

Here is where the coaches provide some tips and info for the girls on topics like nutrition, hydration, recruiting, etc.  This is info that general public can see though, so no plays or recruiting information shared.