Welcome to the Capital Lacrosse Club Website!
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.
"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."
Click on the TEAM RESULTS link on the left side of the page to view 2017, 2018 & 2019 Team Placements for the 2015-2016 Season.
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.
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
National and International Leadership Roles
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.