Holly Reilly has been named the High School Girls’ Lacrosse Chairperson for the Orange County Chapter of US Lacrosse. USL-OC covers all of Orange County and portions of the Inland Empire. Reilly is the head girls’ lacrosse coach at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. Here is her message to the girls’ lacrosse community.
“It is with honor and enthusiasm that I accept the US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse Chair position. We are a privileged group of leaders with the unique opportunity to coach and guide young ladies into women of great character and great lacrosse skill. I am excited at the opportunity to serve on the US Lacrosse Board and to represent our collective thoughts, needs, and suggestions to enhance the high school girls lacrosse experience in Orange County.”
Reilly’s vision is drawn from her background as a multiple-sport athlete at Princeton; Team USA member; head coach and Director of Middle School Community Life at SMES; and Program Director of Victory Girls’ Lacrosse. In a nutshell, “it is to make Orange County into one of the most powerful and competitive regions of girls lacrosse in the country.”
Through a player-focused effort, Reilly and US Lacrosse will make strides to provide players with elite training and resources in order to pursue their greatest lacrosse ambitions.
These are her steps to achieving this:
- Strengthening and unifying the women’s coaching community
- Providing access to coach training and extension opportunities for high school players
- Providing transparency and clarity in all-star and seeding selections
- Fostering youth lacrosse organizations to benefit area high school programs
“At any point, please reach out to me directly with concerns regarding your program and/or the upcoming season. If I have yet the pleasure of meeting you, I would love to hear any details via email about your experience with the current program you lead. Thank you for dedicating time and effort to lead a high school girls lacrosse program. It is a challenging endeavor, and I am grateful to work alongside others who desire to positively impact young women,” says Reilly.
On Tuesday, January 12th Coach Reilly will discuss season updates related to statistics, tournament days as games or friendlies, All-American and All-County committee, and seeding selections at Buffalo Wild Wings (off Crown Valley) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. If you are an interested party, please respond to Holly.Reilly@smes.org to confirm your attendance.
John Fischbeck, President of the OC Chapter of US Lacrosse, had this to say of Reilly: “We feel we are extremely lucky having Holly as a director on the board with the Orange County chapter of US Lacrosse. Our emphasis at US Lacrosse is to encourage growth in the girls’ game while evolving our high school awards, All-American selections, and post-season championship seeding process. There is nobody better suited to help with this challenge than Holly Reilly.”
Michelle Mendoza is a graduate of El Toro High School and Chapman University, where she played NCAA D3 lacrosse. Follow her on Twitter @michelledm18.