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Saville to play lacrosse for Christopher Newport

Woodgrove High School Class of 2015 graduate Taylor Saville will attend and continue her lacrosse career at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.

US Lacrosse awards area players, coaches

Dominion High School class of 2015 graduate Luke Esposito was recently recognized as a US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award recipient for service to his team, school and community.

Spartan lacrosse pair set to play collegiately

Two members of the Broad Run High School boys' lacrosse team have committed to play collegiately. Connor Maresco, left, will play attack for Bridgewater College and Steven Dunn will play midfield for Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

From state champions to the college ranks

Six members of the 2015 state-champion Loudoun Valley High School boys' lacrosse team have made commitments to play lacrosse in college.

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Stone Bridge junior defender Noah Madgwick is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A boys' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell and Monika Guerrero claimed Coach of the Year honors after respectively leading Bulldog boys' and girls' teams to state championships.

VHSL Group 4A All-State lacrosse teams

Woodgrove senior goalie Ashley Morris and Loudoun Valley senior midfielder John Skinner are Players of the Year on the Virignia High School League Group 4A boys' and girls' lacrosse teams. Both players helped lead their schools to state championships this spring.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings celebrate their first state lacrosse championship June 13 in Lynchburg. Loudoun Valley beat Western Albemarle 15-10 in the 4A boys’ lacrosse final to send its large senior class out on top.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

4A boys’ lacrosse: Vikings finish the task

Senior leadership, depth and conditioning. Loudoun Valley High School boys' lacrosse coach Logan Cutshall pointed to those aspects as keys to the Vikings' run to the VHSL 4A state championship. Depth and conditioning proved vital in the state final against Western Albemarle.

Stone Bridge coaches are jubilant as the Bulldogs turned what was expected to be a rebuilding season into their first VHSL 5A state girls’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

5A girls’ lacrosse: Bulldogs complete unexpected run to title

Kendall Fitzgerald’s untimely lifeguard training did more than just prepare her to save lives in the water. It may very well have been the moment that saved the season for Stone Bridge High School girls’ lacrosse. Though hugs, tears and laughter were the most apparent reactions from Stone Bridge after defeating Potomac Falls, 15-12, in the VHSL 5A state final June 13 at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, it was disbelief, as much as anything, that was on the players’ minds.

Michael O’Day jumps for joy and is embraced by teammate Taylor McVean as Stone Bridge players rejoice following their 10-9 victory against Atlee in the VHSL 5A state boys’ lacrosse championship game June 13 in Burke.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

5A boys’ lacrosse: Bulldogs embrace adversity in title run

Long before Stone Bridge ever took the field June 13 at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, a team slogan had been instilled in each and every player’s minds by their coach, Scott Mitchell. “Embrace the suck,” he told them, because while things aren’t always going to go your way, at the least you can be mentally prepared for before – and after – it comes. In any case, a precise meaning is often ambiguous, though it’s widely realized when the moment comes.

The Woodgrove Wolverines hoisted a state championship trophy for a second consecutive season June 13 at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Woodgrove defeated Western Albemarle 16-8 in the VHSL 4A state girls’ lacrosse final.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

4A girls’ lacrosse: Wolverines go back-to-back

Woodgrove High School became the first Loudoun County public school team to win a Virginia High School League state lacrosse championship in 2014, topping Purcellville rival Loudoun Valley in the girls' final. The Wolverines earned another distinction June 13 at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

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