High School Girls Head Coach: Kelsey Henderson
Coach Henderson attended SUNY Oswego where she double majored in marketing and political science and saw success with the Oswego Lakers lacrosse team as a Midfielder. Coach Henderson started as a freshman playing in 15 games her first season and playing and starting in all games the following three seasons. She was president of the Athletic Leadership Comitee and Captain of her team.
Upon graduation from SUNY Oswego Coach Henderson was hired by 3d Lacrosse to head the Texas 3d Girls Lacrosse program in Houston and became the Memorial High School Girls Lacrosse Club's Head Varsity coach.
Who we are: We are the official lacrosse club for girls attending Memorial High School. The Club currently consists of a Varsity & JV squad.
Eligibility: Girls who attend MHS grades 9-12. Girls who do not attend MHS but are zoned to MHS or are zoned to other SBISD schools may be eligible to play for the Club. The High School Director must approve eligibility.
Expectations: Players are expected to be student-athletes who represent the club, their high school, & their community with pride & distinction.
League: The Club is a member of the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League (TGHSLL) South District and plays in Division 1.
Fall Season: Practice and tournament play starts late August.
Practices are usually 2 to 3 days a week including some Sundays.
Winter/Spring Season: January to May
Practice 4 days a week (Monday through Thursday) including some Sundays
League games are played January to mid-April. Most games are played weekday nights. Varsity Playoffs held late April to mid-May. JV End Of Season Tournament held mid-April.
Off Season Training: Girls are highly encouraged to participate in a summer lacrosse camps, clinics, & travel teams to further develop their individual skills. The Club partners with 3D Lacrosse, which offers clinics and elite teams in the Houston area and beyond. For other camps and clinics see our Clinic/Camp Info page.
Tournaments: The Club plays in tournaments in the fall & spring season, some tournaments may require travel & overnight stays. Additional expenses & fees will be incurred for out of town tournaments. Varsity squad may participate in additional tournaments.
Dues: Set yearly based on club expenses, sponsors, donations, MHS Booster Club contributions, & membership size. Range $1,100 – $1,400. Dues may be paid in two installments.
Volunteers: The Club depends entirely on the active involvement of our parents. We ask our parents make a commitment to the Club by volunteering for activities and/or committees. The club relies on parent volunteers to serve as board members, team parents, scorekeepers, chaperones, etc.
Tryouts: Students must try out and make the Memorial Girls Lacrosse team annually.
Practice Location: Pech Road and Spring Branch Middle School
Home Field Games: Games are played at Grob Stadium.
US Lacrosse: All Club Members must be a current member of US Lacrosse. (Membership must be current through May 31st)
Registration: Online Registration opens October. All players will need a UIL physical completed after April 1st. The Club must have a copy of the UIL physical. If you have turned in UIL physical to the school the club will still need a copy. The UIL physical may be found on SBISD Athletics home page.
UIL: Lacrosse is not currently a UIL sport; however the Memorial Lacrosse Club is an officially recognize club at Memorial HS and has a faculty sponsor.
Spring Branch ISD (SBISD): The club receives no funding from SBISD. The Club must pay for Coaches, equipment, uniforms, field rental expenses, bus rentals etc.
Required Player Gear: Girl Lacrosse Stick, Goggles (Cage style), Mouth Guard, Cleats & Turf shoes. (Must be US Lacrosse Legal)
Uniforms & Gear: Team uniform tops are provided with team dues (Subject to change). Each member will receive a game uniform top & reversible pennie. Game uniform tops must be returned at the end of the season. Team kilts, undergarments & other team gear must be purchased separately.
Goalies: Looking for athletes with great agility, hand-eye coordination, reaction time & footwork to play this all-important position.
Other Sports: Girls playing in another sport that overlaps part of the lacrosse season are still expected to honor their commitment to the club, even if that means going to both activities on the same day.
Training outside of team practice: Players are expected to regularly practice skills learned at team practices outside of team practices.
Student Manager: Assist coaches during practices and games. Lacrosse experience is preferred but not necessary. Please contact the head coach by email if interested in applying for a manager position.