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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Sunday, August 21, 2016

New Galena Girls Lacrosse Coaches Announced

Galena Lacrosse Club is proud to announce Diana Hopper and Felice Artuso as the 2017 coaches for the Galena Girls' Lacrosse team.

Mrs. Hopper is already part of the Galena Lacrosse family and has been a High Sierra Lacrosse League (HSLL) coach for U11 and U15 girls for the past three years. Her goals are to encourage a love of the sport in the High School girls and continue their tradition of excellence in the league. She holds an IDEA certification as a Personal Fitness Trainer,  an  ACSM as a Personal Fitness Instructor, and is certified by US Lacrosse in Women’s Game Level 1, Level 2, Women’s Fundamentals of Goalkeeping, and by the Positive Coaching Alliance as a  Double Goal Coach

"I would like to share the rich traditions of the oldest sport in North America, while developing each player's skills and techniques to enable their consistent growth to becoming the complete player. On and off the field, I hope to facilitate players to develop a strong personal code of conduct which reflects self-confidence, a steadfast work ethic, and team camaraderie." Coach Hopper shared when interviewed for the position.

Felice Artuso, originally from Maryland, was recruited to San Diego State University and played NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse. A communications graduate and a four-year student athlete on the SDSU Women's Lacrosse team, she shares a passion for lacrosse. After college, she was the Head Coach for Check-Hers Elite Lacrosse Club in Maryland, and has a proven ability to succeed in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment as a coach. Ms. Artuso's experience will be a draw for more female players to the Galena Lacrosse Girls team. She can share the recruiting process with our current female athletes.

Ms. Artuso holds many honors and distinctions including, MPSF Rookie of the Week, MPSF All Conference player, SDSU Women’s Lacrosse Team Rookie of the Year, Dean’s List ranking top 10% in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and was a 3-time Scholar Athlete.

Both women are friends on and off the field, and share great enthusiasm for the 2017 season. The Galena Lacrosse Club Board will hold a meet-and-greet soon for potential players, current players and parents. Look for upcoming announcements.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Galena celebrates Coach Al Garner's 100th Game

Celebrating Coach Garner's 100th varsity game with Galena Lacrosse.

Coach Garner took over our program in 2012 where he posted a 12-0 record in the High Sierra Lacrosse League winning the Championships. In 2013 the Grizzlies would rattle off another undefeated season going 10-0 en route to their second HSLL title. The Grizzlies were on THIS home turf that night hosting the first ever lacrosse game in Grizzly Stadium under the lights. In 2014 and another championship under his belt, Coach Garner escorted his Varsity team to Las Vegas for the inaugural State Championships. The Grizzlies beat Green Valley 11-8 but lost 5-10 to Bishop Gorman, settling for second in the state.

Twelve seniors (most of them four-year players) presented Coach Garner with a frame that will include photos of tonights game. 

First we would like to thank Shannon, Abigail, and Genevieve Garner for allowing fifty high school boys to steal their husband and father every lacrosse season. He's taken these boys to Idaho, to Petaluma, to Redding, to Oregon and to Las Vegas. Thank you ladies for enduring all of us and being a part of the Galena Lacrosse family!

Next, we'd like to thank all the assistant coaches that have helped mold the team we are today. Back from 2012 to present thank you Curt Wegener, Eric Peacock, Steve Bulera, Terry Schreker, Chris Mercurio, Tim Cleveland, Tim Wolfe, Steven Schuck, Travis Hopper, and most importantly Coach Alice.

Lastly, thank you Galena Varsity players for playing tough, hitting hard, facing off, fighting for ground balls, scoring goals, saving goals, sliding, as well as being tripped, pushed, slashed, and overall entertaining us critical and demanding parents all these years. It's been a joy watching you every Spring season.

Coach Garner is dedicated and determined
He teaches teamwork
He motivates and listens, and he builds character
He challenges and develops players, and he pushes them out of their comfort zone.

Tonight we honor Al Garner. THANK YOU COACH!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Wine Tasting 2015!

Friday April 24, 2015   at 7 pm

Napa Sonoma South 7671 S Virginia St @ Longley
Tickets $30 each  Available from players or at the Door
See you there!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Galena Lacrosse 2015 Season Preview

The 2015 lacrosse season is almost here and the Galena Program is looking to build off of its 2014 successes. Last season, the Galena girl's team went undefeated in league play (again), won the league title, and represented the HSLL at the inaugural State Championships. The Galena boy's team also won their third HSLL title in a row, however finished as the runner-up in the State Championship final. Both teams left the season on losses and have had plenty of time to reflect on the highs and lows of the 2014 season.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2015 Galena Lacrosse Registration

If you are a student-athlete, or the parent of a student-athlete, that is interested in joining the 2015 Galena Lacrosse Program please fill out the New Player/Team Participant Inquiry by clicking HERE.

This form is for both boy's and girl's lacrosse players. Player information will be sent to the coach of the team you register for. Registration and sign-up information will be posted at the conclusion of the fall sports season. If you have any questions or concerns please email

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sisters and Inaugural State Championships

Following their third straight HSLL title, the Grizzlies travelled to Sisters, Oregon for the Sisters Annual Lacrosse Invitational (SALI). The team had closed the season with SALI in 2012 and 2013, but this year SALI provided games and additional time to improve before the inaugural state finals on Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

HSLL Recap and HSLL/Northern Nevada Playoffs

Following a rough trip to California that saw the varsity team score eight goals to the opposing team's 25, the Grizzlies returned home to begin a long slate of league games. The Month of March was nice for the Grizzlies as they enjoyed four home games and two road games against local opponents. Each contest resulted in a Galena victory as the team began to hit their stride.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

There and Back Again

The Galena Grizzlies began their 2014 campaign with a trip to Northern California for the Redding Jamboree. After going 1-2 in that adventure the team returned home for some practice and then some scrimmages vs. local HSLL teams the first weekend of March. All of that was in preparation for the team’s second trip to California to play two teams in the Petaluma area: Casa Grande and Rancho Cotati. Galena had never faced either in these teams in the history of the program.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Going to California…

The Galena Grizzlies opened up the 2014 season on the road at the Redding Jamboree February 22-23. The first game on Saturday morning pitted the Grizzlies against a talented team they had never seen before from the Folsom/Sacramento area, Folsom United.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 Galena Lacrosse Season Preview

The 2014 Galena Lacrosse season is underway. Both the boy's and girl's teams have started practice and are looking to reload after back-to-back '12 and '13 HSLL titles, respectively.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Galena Boy's Lacrosse Fall Clinic Nov. 18th-22nd

The Galena Boy's Lacrosse Team will be hosting an afternoon fall clinic for all new and returning players Monday, November 18th through Friday, November 22nd. The clinic will run each day of the week from 3:30pm to 5pm and will include a program introduction for incoming freshman and new players, and fundamental skill training for the entire group.

The location of the clinic is TBA and will be announced to the group via email. To get on the email list, or if you are a new player interested in joining the Galena Grizzlies Lacrosse Team, please click HERE to fill out the new player information form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Go Grizzlies!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Galena Lacrosse Supports the Grizzly Football Program

Galena Lacrosse is a proud supporter of the Galena Football Program. We wish all the Galena Football teams success on the gridiron in 2013. If you are interested in checking out the banner that will be hanging in support of the football teams, please click HERE. We hope that the words of Jim Brown, a great lacrosse and football player, will remind student-athletes that it's all about the love of the sport you play. Go Grizzlies!

Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 Grizzlies Go 12-0 and Win 1st HSLL Title!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The Galena Grizzlies secured the #1 seed in the 2012 HSLL playoffs by going 10-0 during the regular season. The Grizzlies met the #4 seeded McQueen Lancers in the semi-finals which were played at Galena HS under sunny and warm conditions. Galena came roaring out the gates against the Lancers dominating the ground ball game and capitalizing on feeds in front the McQueen goal. The varsity team was on the field for much of the game, but some of the younger Grizzly players got some time in the fourth quarter. Ultimately, Galena emerged victorious with a 12-2 win for the last game of the season at Galena HS. 

Semi-Final Score
Galena......: 12
McQueen.: 2

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Reno (High Sierra) Huskies won their semi-final match-up on the same day as Galena and the two teams were slated to meet under the lights at Spanish Springs Stadium in Sparks, NV. Galena had taken the first two meetings during the regular season by a combined score of 28-16, but Reno was not going to lay down for the Grizzlies.