First game will be played May 7 against Boonville High School in Indiana.
Owensboro High School Athletic Director Todd Harper has announced that the school will add a girls’ lacrosse program beginning this season.
“Lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in America,” said Harper. “We’ve already seen great success with our boys’ program in a few short years and we are excited to be able to grow the program with the addition of a girls’ program.”
The program was made possible through a $3,000 “First Stick” grant from US Lacrosse. The grant provides 20 full sets of equipment for student-athletes to help start the program. This is the third grant from US Lacrosse that the district has been awarded.
Although the sport is growing rapidly across the country, the OHS girls’ program will be just the 33rd program in Kentucky and the only in the commonwealth west of Bowling Green. Their schedule will be similar to the boys’ program in that many of the games will be played against teams from the Evansville, Indiana area. The first game is scheduled for May 7 at Boonville High School in Boonville, Indiana.
Colonel Carl Fehrenbacher will serve as the head coach for the girls’ program and will be assisted by Matt Madej, the current head coach of the boys’ program.
“I am very excited for this opportunity,” said Fehrenbacher. “The success that Coach Madej has had with our boys’ program makes me optimistic about the success we can have with the girls’ program as well.”
According to the athletic department, the goal of this season is to garner interest in the program with the hope of playing a full schedule beginning next season.
For more information or to speak with anyone in the athletic department, please contact Jared Revlett, public information officer for Owensboro Public Schools. Jared can be reached at 270-686-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Owensboro High School Boys Lacrosse team received a grant from US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. The First Stick grant, valued around $7000 provided 20 sticks, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads helmets, one goalie stick and one chest protector for the team.
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