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The 2018 Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse Club

 

Hello Pinnacle!

We are happy to announce that the new board has officially taken their positions and we have some awesome things happening for the entire Pinnacle program!  We are looking forward to our upcoming Fall and Spring seasons.  A couple of big ticket items we are sure are on everyone’s minds are coaches and Fall Ball.  

Coaching Staff:

We are excited to announce we hired an amazing new Varsity Coach! Who will be hosting a couple get to know me clinics in July, we hope everyone joins us. We also encourage everyone check out the coaches Bio on the "About Us tab". We are in the process of interviewing JV coaches and coaches for our youth programs.  We are going to have a talented coaching staff this year! 

 

Fall Ball:

We will be having a Fall season! We will have strength and conditioning starting in Mid August and on field training to go from October 1st through November 8th. The Varsity group will be attending the Sandstorm Tournament. The practices will be held at Sunrise Middle School. This year we will have the regular high school division, the middle school program, and a mini program.  We will be sending out registration information and more details soon. 

 

Please note we have chosen not to do Las Vegas this year due to the timing of the Presidents Cup which is the largest recruiting tournament in the country being held the following week in Florida. 

 

Thank You.

PGLC Board

 

 

Welcome Coach Ojea

Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse Welcomes Coach Ojea!

Lisa Ojea is in her first season with the Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse Program. Ojea brings over ten years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level that includes stops at Rutgers, Louisville, James Madison and Virginia Tech, as well as experience at the Collegiate Club level serving as Head Coach as Grand Canyon University.

At Grand Canyon University (2015-2016), Ojea guided the third-year program to their first winning season, a conference (WWLL) championship, and undefeated season prior to entering WCLA Nationals.  Entering the tournament as the fifth seed, the Lopes picked up two wins to finish the season 13-2 and a 4th place national finish.  The team placed five players on the WWLL all-conference teams and added three academic All-Americans.

While at Rutgers (2011-2013), Ojea lead a defense in 2013 that ranked 6th in goals against amongst all NCAA Division I programs.  Ojea coached an All-American goalkeeper and five student-athletes selected to the All-Region team.

During 2006-2010, Ojea helped transition the University of Louisville program to the NCAA Division I level.  In only the second year as a program, Louisville advanced to post-season play in the Big East Tournament.  In 2006, Ojea was instrumental in helping James Madison University win the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular-season and tournament titles and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The team boasted 2-All-Americans and the CAA conference player and defender of the year.  Ojea started her coaching career at Virginia Tech.

Lisa Ojea (formerly Lisa Staedt) was a student-athlete at James Madison. Ojea was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy that recognizes the nation’s top player as a senior in 2003 and was also a 2002 Tewaaraton Trophy nominee.

A four-year starter, Ojea was a member of James Madison’s 2001 and 2003 CAA championship teams and the James Madison’s 2000 NCAA semifinalist finish. Ojea played in three (2000, 2001, 2003) NCAA Tournaments. During her playing career, Ojea was a three-time All-America (2001, 2002 and 2003), a three-time (2001-03) All-South honoree, first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and all-state (Virginia Sports Information Directors) choice. Ojea was voted the 2002 and 2003 CAA Player of the Year and 2003 CAA Tournament most valuable player. Ojea was named to the conference all-tournament team in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Ojea was named to the CAA Silver Anniversary team. Most recently, Ojea was inducted into the JMU Hall of Fame in 2014 and the US Lacrosse Virginia Chapter in 2015.

Ojea was also a member of the U.S. Developmental Team from 2001-03 and the Elite Squad in 2006-07.

Ojea graduated with her Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education in 2006 from Virginia Tech and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from James Madison in 2003.

 


by posted 06/17/2018
#37 Christensen and #7 Bozzo - WNT Update!

Big shout out to Kayla Christensen and Bella Bozzo for repping Big Blue by making the

Arizona’s Womens National Team

They traveled to Stoney Brook University, May 26 and 27th and played with a bunch of girls from around our state. They had an amazing showing finishing third, with the best apperance in state history.

Bella did amazing on the draws and Kayla had some pretty goals.

 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/top-high-school-players-ring-in-summer-at-usl-national-tournament


by posted 03/06/2018
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