N E W S & I N F O R M A T I O N
May 21, 2016
Congratulations Idaho State Champions – Rocky Mountain!
May 16, 2015
TVWLL Championship day – Consol game – BK vs Boise
Championship Game Rocky Mountain vs Eagle 11 to 8
May 2014 – TVWLL Championship – Boise vs Eagle
May 21, 2013
TVWLL Championship day – Eagle vs Boise
June 2, 2012
TVWLL All Star Game – Sat June 2nd
West beats East in the last minutes of the game: West 17, East 16
May 22, 2012
TVWLL Championship day – Consolation game at 5:30pm at Rocky Mtn. Bishop Kelly and Boise High, Championship game 7pm – Centennial Patriots vs Eagle High School
May 27, 2012
3 TVWLL players chosen for the National Team play in the National Tournament in Stoneybrook, NY
May 14, 2012 – Mountain View Girls JV win TVWLL JV Championship
May 19, 2011
2011 5A/4A GIRLS STATE LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thunder Stadium at Eagle High was the site for the 2011 finals, and the fans wear treated to a pair of great games at this outstanding venue. In the 3rd Place game, Eagle edged Boise 10-8. In the Championship game, Centennial and Bishop Kelly battled to a 12-12 tie at the end of regulation. A 6 minute overtime period was played, with BK getting the win, 15-13 in a contest that could have gone to either team. Thanks to Murray Owen and to Eagle High School administration for allowing the TVWLL access to the stadium.
May 12, 2011
STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
May 12 Boise vs. Rocky Mountain at Eagle MS 5 p.m.
May 14 Eagle vs. Borah at Centennial 1 p.m.
May 14 Centennial vs. Timberline at Centennial 2:30 p.m.
May 17 Bishop Kelly vs. Boise/Rocky Mountain winner at BK 5 p.m.
May 17 Eagle/Borah winner vs. Cent/Timberline winner at Eagle MS 5 p.m.
May 19 Winners of semifinal matches play at Eagle MS 6:15 p.m.
JUNIOR VARSITY PLAYOFFS
May 12 Consolation Final: BK vs. Centennial at Centennial 5 p.m.
May 12 Championship Game: Eagle vs. Rocky Mountain at Eagle MS 6:30 p.m.
PLAYER TRYOUTS FOR NATIONALS (UTAH/IDAHO TEAM)
Coaches contact Murray Owen for details.
PLAYER TRYOUTS FOR VAIL SHOOT-OUT (IDAHO TEAM)
Coaches contact Murray Owen for details.
September 1, 2010
Girls High School Fall Ball Starts Soon! Register Now!
For High School players Grades 9 – 12 (Beginners are welcome!)
4 Sessions will be held on Monday nights: September 13th, September 20th, September 27th, and October 4th.
Start time: 6 to 7:30pm @ St. Mark’s Catholic School (corner of Cole and Northview).
Registration fee is $30.00.All participants must be current US Lacrosse members (membership # required).
TVWLL high school coaches will manage open field scrimmages and provide instruction as needed. Come and have fun.
Equipment needed: lacrosse stick, goggles, and mouthguard
June 5, 2010
IDAHO GIRLS LACROSSE ALL-AMERICANS ANNOUNCED
Eagle High senior Erica Owen has been named to the U.S. Lacrosse 1st Team All-American squad it was announced today. Owen, a senior midfielder, learned of the honor during a halftime ceremony at today’s TVWLL Annual All-Star Game.
“Erica is one of those unique players who can play both ends of the field and raise the level of play of all her teammates,” said TVWLL President JoJo Brunelle. “She is very deserving of this recognition.”
Owen has been a key member of the Mustang program for the past three seasons as the squad amassed a nearly flawless record. Bishop Kelly senior Sarah Hassell was selected to the All-American team as an Honorable Mention honoree.
U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-Americans have also been announced. Those honored include Anne Schneider (Centennial High); Paige Castle (Eagle), Jordan Kovash (Eagle), Erica Owen (Eagle), and Bregeen McClure (Bishop Kelly).
May 30. 2010
TVWLL ALL-STAR GAME SET FOR SATURDAY JUNE 5
The 2010 TVWLL All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, June 5 at Bishop Kelly High. The game will begin at 12:30 p.m. and take place on the BK Lax Field behind the Carley Center.
Established in 2005 by Jeff Brunelle and Rob McQuade, this post-season match honors the sport of women’s lacrosse by featuring top players from each team in the TVWLL. Brunelle and McQuade, both graduates of Bishop Kelly in 2004, saw the need to recognize the outstanding female athletes who were choosing lacrosse as their spring sport.
Players in this year’s all-star game were chosen by coaches from among more than 250 student-athletes who competed in the TVWLL in 2010.
Suzi Ayers Jr MF
Taylor Mellow Sr A/MF
Cali Laney Sr D
Sara Schaefer Sr D
Maddison Moore Sr MF
Liz Ryan Jr MF – Alternate
Kassi Schlund Sr A
Kirsten Klug Sr MF/D
Maxine Steed-Elliotte Sr MF
Alena Cenis Sr MF
Shayla Lindsey Sr GK – Alternate
Melanie Garland Sr A
Bregeen McClure Sr MF
Sarah Hassell Sr MF
Katie O’Neill Jr A
Camille Fery Jr MF
Mariah McReynolds Sr D
Natalia Ysursa Sr MF – Alternate
Lindsay Malm Sr
Rosa Languaphay Sr
Molly Orr Sr
Taylor Goodnoe Sr
Grace Donovan So MF
Anne Schneider Jr MF
Lauren Mills Jr
Maille Coombs Jr
Marissa Lober Sr
Aislinn Stace Sr A – Alternate
Paige Castle Sr MF
Jordan Kovash Sr
Becca Seevers Jr MF
Erica Owen Sr MF
Alexis Ririe Sr
Emily Dubie Sr
Julie Rice Sr MF
Lauren Kesler Sr MF
Rebekah Chamberlain Jr MF
Lindsey Gentry So MF
Becci Turlay Fr MF – Alternate
Elizabeth Glatte Sr MF
Jennifer Hayes Sr MF
Tyka Snyder Sr D
Kelsey Sparrell Sr D – Alternate
CiJae Christensen Sr MF
Nicole Odell Jr D
Elizabeth Lancaster Jr MF – Alternate
May 22, 2010
BISHOP KELLY WINS 2ND STRAIGHT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Bishop Kelly 13 Eagle 8
The Knights edged Eagle in the 4A-5A Idaho Girls State Lacrosse Championship 13-8 behind four goals by senior Sarah Hassell to earn their second consecutive title. Sophomore Megan Marcus added 3 goals and goalie Katie Dalrymple had six big saves in the contest. Abby Ewing led the Mustang scoring with 4 goals.
Head Coach JoJo Brunelle marked her 100th game at the helm for BK with the win and is now 84-15-1 in six seasons for the Knights. The title was BK’s third in the past five years (2006-2009-2010).
May 22, 2010
BORAH LIONS TAKE 3RD PLACE WITH WIN OVER CENTENNIAL
Borah 13 Centennial 9
After defeating Boise High earlier in the week, Coach Ohran Schlund and his Borah Lions faced back-to-back games against TVWLL Champion Eagle and perennial power Centennial. His squad fell to Eagle but put on a top performance against Centennial to take 3rd Place in the 2010 Idaho State Girls Lacrosse finals.
The Lions were paced by Emily Russell, Max Steed-Elliott and Kassi Schlund in the scoring, and goalie Shayla Lindsey came through with 15 stops. For Schlund, who has taken Borah to the Final Four twice in just two seasons at the helm, beating Boise in an upset and Centennial in the same week marked a highpoint for the program.
May 22, 2010
2010 TVWLL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: TIMBERLINE HIGH
The Timberline Wolves earned the highest level of respect from their competitors this season and received the 2010 TVWLL Team Sportsmanship Award. The trophy was presented to team representatives Brad Eidam and two Timberline players during the recent State Championship match.
The Wolves, who played a non-counting league schedule in 2009 while organizing their return to the league this season, exhibited respect for the sport of lacrosse and for their opponents throughout the season while becoming increasingly competitive in each match. Congratulations to Timberline!
May 18, 2010
4A/5A STATE TOURNAMENT Tuesday at Eagle High
Game 1: Eagle (No. 1 seed) 11 Skyview (No. 8 seed) 0 at Bishop Kelly High
Game 2: Borah (No. 5 seed) 11 Boise (No. 4 seed) 10
Game 3: Bishop Kelly (No. 2 seed) 19 Timberline (No. 7 seed) 8 at Centennnial High
Game 4: Centennial (No. 4 seed) 21 Rocky Mountain (No. 6 seed) 6
Thursday at Bishop Kelly High
Game 5: Bishop Kelly (No. 2 seed) vs. Centennial (No. 4 seed) 4:30 p.m.
Game 6: Eagle (No. 1 seed) vs. Borah (No. 5 seed) 6:00 p.m.
Saturday at Bishop Kelly High
Game 7: 3rd Place: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 1 p.m.
Game 8: Championship: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 3 p.m.
May 16, 2010
BK WINS TVWLL JV CHAMPIONSHIP
Bishop Kelly and Eagle met in the championship match of the TVWLL Junior Varsity tournament on Saturday with BK escaping with a narrow 8-7 win. The close match was played before an enthusiastic crowd at Eagle Middle School on Saturday afternoon.
“Both team deserve to be congratulated on their successful season and for putting on a great show,” said TVWLL president JoJo Brunelle. “Murray Owen and Norine Castle are to be thanked for hosting the JV games today. As always – EMS looked great! Way to bring the warm weather and sunshine!”
The JV championship match was preceded by a pair of exhibition matches featuring a team from Eastern Idaho, blend of athletes from Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
“Special thanks to Jonathan Chamberlin (Rocky Mountain) and Norine for organizing the intermixed scrimmage with your players,” added Brunelle. “I think the Eastern Idaho players, coaches and parents were pleased with our hospitality and of course the nice weather!”
May 16, 2010
TVWLL 2010 Varsity Standings:
1- Eagle (8-0) 14-1 overall
2- BK (7-1) 12-2 overall
3- Centennial (6-2) 7-4 overall
4 – Boise (5-3) 7-4 overall
5 – Borah (4-4) 6-5 overall
6 – Rocky Mountain (3-5) 5-6 overall
7- Timberline (2-6) 2-9 overall
8 – Skyview (1-7) 2-9 overall
9 – Vallivue (0-8) 0-11 overall
May 12, 2010
TVWLL JV TOURNAMENT SET
The field is set for the TVWLL Junior Varsity tournament. The four-team event will begin on Thursday, May 13, with two games on the Bishop Kelly Lax Field:
4:30 Eagle JV (2) vs Boise JV (3)
6:00 BK JV (1) vs Centennial JV (4)
Winners advance to the Championship Game on Saturday, 12:00 @ Eagle Middle School
May 8, 2010
POCATELLO AND IDAHO FALLS COMING TO TOWN
A set of exhibition games is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at Eagle Middle School involving two new teams from Eastern Idaho. The Pocatello and Idaho Falls squads are in their first year and coming to gain experience competing in game situations against TVWLL JV teams.
The exhibition games will be held in concert with the JV tournament championship, with start times at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
April 29, 2010
SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR REGIONAL TEAM
The TVWLL has announced its selections for the Utah-Idaho team to compete in the US Lacrosse event in May. Emily Russell, a junior midfielder from Borah; Katie O’Neill, a junior midfielder from Bishop Kelly; and Abbi Ewing, a sophomore midfielder from Eagle High; and
Grace Donovan, a sophomore midfielder from Centennial were all selected. Donovan is the alternate if any of the other three are unable to participate.
Congratulations to all the players who participated and to the schools who sent candidates to the tryout session.
April 27, 2010
Eagle senior Erica Owen was recently honored as “Athlete of the Week” by KIVI Television. This well-deserved recognition is appreicated by the TVWLL and Erica is a superb example of the caliber of athlete — and person — we have in our league. Special thanks to KIVI Sports Director Amanda Maynard for considering a TVWLL player for this award.
The Idaho Statesman is including Girls Lacrosse in its weekly “Athletes of the Week” blog post, which is very much appreciated by the TVWLL member schools. BK senior Sarah Hassell and Eagle senior Paige Castle have been recognized in recent weeks. The TVWLL thanks Jesse Zentz for including our athletes for this weekly honor.
March 28, 2010
TVWLL Alums Playing in the NCAA in Spring of 2010
The Treasure Valley Women’s Lacrosse League is represented across the spectrum of NCAA Lacrosse this spring with former players at all levels. There is also a former TVWLL player who completed her eligibility and is now on the coaching staff of an NCAA team.
NCAA Division I
Cassandra Brunelle (BK ’09) is a freshman midfielder playing for the St. Mary’s Gaels (Moraga, Calif.) in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
NCAA Division II
Emily Guenthner (Skyview ’09) is a freshman midfielder playing for the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats (Banner Elk, N.C.). The Lady Bobcats compete in the Conference Carolinas.
Chani Taggart (BK ’07) is a junior midfielder playing for the Regis Rangers (Denver, Colo.). The Rangers are an Independent team assigned to the South region.
NCAA Division III
Jess Van Doren (Boise ’05) is an assistant coach for the Colorado College Tigers (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Jess had an outstanding career as a goalkeeper for CC, which plays as an Independent team.
Elise Talboy (BK ’09) is a freshman midfielder playing for the Pacific University Boxers (Forest Grove, Ore.). The Boxers are an Independent team assigned to the West region.
Adri Wilburn (Boise ’09) is a freshman defender playing for the Pacific University Boxers (Forest Grove, Ore.). The Boxers are an Independent team assigned to the West region.
March 26, 2010
Pre-Season Matches Complete; TVWLL Play Set for April 6
With the preseason schedule completed, TVWLL teams will return to action for regular season matches beginning on Tuesday, April 6. The nine-team league concluded a preseason of two to three matches per team, with some teams picking up additional tournament play.
The 2010 TVWLL regular season title is up for grabs with defending champion Bishop Kelly in rebuilding mode. Eagle posted a 5-1 preseason mark including a strong showing at the Beetdigger Tournament. Borah, Centennial and Boise have all shown solid performances so far this season as well. Rocky Mountain, Timberline, Skyview, and Vallivue are among other teams expected to challenge in 2010.
March 21, 2010
Two TVWLL Teams Make Beetdigger Tournament Finals
Congratulations to the Eagle Mustangs and Bishop Kelly Knights for representing the TVWLL with outstanding performances at the 2010 Beetdigger Lacrosse Tournament in Salt Lake this weekend. Both teams went undefeated (3-0) in pool play and advanced to the Final Four, a single-elimination bracket for the top four teams. BK lost to Alta UT (11-4). Eagle actually tied Olympus UT (9-9), but lost on the tiebreaker, which gave the victory to the team that was first to score in the match (is that normal?).
Alta then edged Olympus in the final game. Nice job by both Idaho teams!
March 17. 2010
NATIONAL PUBLICITY IN LACROSSE MAGAZINE for
the TREASURE VALLEY WOMEN’S LACROSSE LEAGUE!
The March 2010 Issue of LACROSSE MAGAZINE includes national roundup of prep lacrosse, and the focus for Idaho is the TREASURE VALLEY WOMEN’S LACROSSE LEAGUE and a quote from league president JoJo Brunelle. LACROSSE MAGAZINE has a circulation of more than 250,000.
For Immediate Release
March 15, 2010
Record Turnout Marks Opening of Girls High School Lacrosse
A pair of Tuesday games featuring last year’s top four teams highlights opening day for the Treasure Valley Women’s Lacrosse League. Defending champion Bishop Kelly faces Borah High at Cassia Park, while Eagle High plays at Centennial High. Both games begin at 6:00 p.m. Games on Wednesday and Thursday complete opening week for the fast growing spring sports league.
The TVWLL registered a record 285 players this season as participation in girls lacrosse continues to rise at the prep level in Boise and nationally.
Nine Treasure Valley high schools compete in the TVWLL, with a full slate of varsity and junior varsity teams filling out a schedule of more than 100 games to be played this spring. Area schools include Bishop Kelly, Boise, Borah, Centennial, Eagle, Rocky Mountain, Skyview, Timberline, and Vallivue. More information is available at www.idaholacrosse.org.
TVWLL OPENING WEEK SCHEDULE
Tuesday March 16
Bishop Kelly at Borah (Cassia Park) 6 p.m.
Eagle at Centennial 6 p.m.
Wednesday March 17
Boise at Bishop Kelly 6 p.m.
Eagle at Rocky Mountain 7:30 p.m.
Thursday March 18
Timberline at Boise (East Jr. High) 5 p.m.
Vallivue at Rocky Mountain 6 p.m.