Girls Club Newsletter


March 5th: End of Season Youth Day!

Team ONE Youth Teams End their Winter Seasons w/ Inter-Club Playday! It was a great Winter Season indoors and it was an awesome way to end by getting outside and playing some full sided games! The girls played hard, the coaches enjoyed the day, and set the tone as team get into their Spring and Summer seasons!

Team ONE & Trevian SC Create Multi Sport Athlete Initiative

Team ONE Partners with Trevian Soccer Club in an Effort to Get More Kids Playing Multiple Sports! We are so excited to find more ways for players to participate in multiple sports and by partnering with Trevian SC, we make it easy on the families! Looking forward to continuing to evolve this initiative as we head into future seasons!

Growing the Game This Spring!

Team ONE is Leading the way to Grow Girl’s Lacrosse in Illinois this Spring! 

Team ONE continues to lead the charge in growing the girls game in Illinois by providing more opportunities for girls of all levels in multiple regions of Illinois during the primary season of lacrosse, SPRING! This year, there are over 60 Teams participating in our Girls ILL Community Spring League, and over 400 Girls Participating in Team ONE’s youth spring programs across all levels! It is an awesome time to be a girls lacrosse player in Illinois and we have proud to lead the efforts in taking the sport to the next level!

2026 & 2027 Wildcat Teams Participate in NGLL this Spring!

Teams will travel to the NGLL National Event in Maryland over Memorial Day! The 7th & 8th Grade Wildcat teams will play a competitive spring club season and take on the nation's best over the holiday weekend! Good luck girls!

Loyola Academy & New Trier Girls Ranked #1 and #2 in the Midwest!

The two Illinois Powerhouse High School Programs received the #1 & #2 Midwest Ranking by USA Lacrosse Magazine! This is an Incredible Achievement and kudos to all the Team ONE girls on both programs!! Catch the #1 & #2 teams match up, Tuesday, April 12th, 5:00 PM at New Trier.

Awesome Alums

Team ONE Girls Alumni Continue to Dominate at the Collegiate Level! Check out some notable performers and performances from early in the college season:

  • Charley Meier, Wildcat 2020 Alum, has been a defensive rock for Harvard this season! She started in her first collegiate game against Colorado and since then has been major contributor to the Harvard team. With 6 caused turnovers, she currently has the 2nd highest CT stat on the team. Charley contributed 1 CT and 1 GB against Harvard’s huge 9-8 win against Penn. Way to go Charley!!!
  • Annabelle Burke, 2020 Wildcat Alum, continues to help lead #12 Michigan to success this Spring! She has started every game for the Wolverines who are currently 9-1. Annaeblle currently has 11 Goals, 1 Assist, 2 GBs, 4 CT, and 12 DC on the season! She has just about doubled all of her stats from the 2021 season!
  • Claudia Shevitz, 2020 Wildcat Alum, has started every game for the Trojans this season and has majorly contributed to their success, currently with a 6-2 record. Claudia currently leads the team in Draw Controls, with 43!!!! She has also put up 10 goals, 5 assists, 7 ground balls, and 3 caused turnovers so far this season. Keep it up, Claudia!!
  • Meg Bireley, 2021 Wildcat Alum, has been an attacking threat for Marquette this season. She has tallied 13 goals and 3 assists in her Freshman year so far, with a high of 2 goals and 1 assist in the teams game against San Diego State. 
  • Audrey Brett, 2020 Wildcat Alum, is an integral member of Marquette’s defense. She has locked down a team high of 18 ground balls and 7 caused turnovers.
  • Emma Burns, Team ONE North 2020 Alum, has been leading Sewanee to a 9-3 season with 37 goals, 20 assists, 13 ground balls, and 8 caused turnovers. Emma had a season high of 5 goals and 3 assists in the team’s win over Oglethorpe.
  • Liz Moytte, 2020 Wildcat Alum, had a season high of 7 saves against the teams win over McKendree. Liz leads her team in the cage with a 6-0 season so far. Way to go Liz!!

Looking Ahead to Summer Tournaments!

Team ONE Girls  will be attending Summer Tournaments in over 7 States this Summer! We are poised and ready to rock this summer! See below for a quick look Summer Tournament Schedule!


As Team ONE's official physical therapy and injury prevention partner, our goal is to ensure that our athletes receive educational information to help them compete and recover at their highest levels. Check out this month’s topic from Head Athletic Trainer Simon Jiries.


Stop by and meet Simon when he’s on site at trainings throughout the week. Any other injury needs? Reach out to


February 2022

Winter Season Focus: Focusing on the Individual Within a Team Environment 

The Winter Off-Season is Ending: Take a look back at the major concepts from the last two months and the on-field emphasis for our Winter Season:

- Focusing on Technique & Reps: Quality Reps are the Key! Focusing on Breaking Down the Technique and getting the muscle memory to twitch on point time after time.

- Speed of Play & Playing in Tight Spaces: In order to excel at the next level, you must be able to play at a fast pace and in tight spaces. The Winter Season emphasis has been on pace of the training, and ability to keep the ball, work together, and make quality decisions in tight spaces!

- Improving Speed, Endurance, and Mental Toughness: All players need to be pushed. The off-season is the time to take your individual game to new heights, and all players are asked to go hard and push themselves to play at their highest potential!

National Girls & Women in Sports Day!

Team ONE Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day! We are so proud to work with such INCREDIBLE female athletes and coaches. Thank you to all the Team ONE Girls Players, Coaches, & Families who make this club so special!

Bravery Ball Winners: The Competition Heats Up in the Western Suburbs 

Check Out Some of Our February Bravery Ball Winners! To win the coveted Bravery Ball, a player must demonstrate the HHH (Head, Heart, & Hustle!) Congrats to all of the February Bravery Ball Winners! Below is a quick look at a few - Click the links below for the full list!

Madeline H.Nora D.Lindsay G.Allison D.

February Bravery Ball Winners - Week 1  // February Bravery Ball Winners - Week 2

Girls Are Putting in the Work Out West!

A Big Shout Out to the West Dick Cook Coaches & Trainers! 

They continue to push the girls each week and it’s been a great value add to the Winter Season!

“Team ONE West focused on strengthening muscle groups particularly targeted for shooting, changing speed and changing direction. For some girls, this was their first experience utilizing weights so learning proper technique from the staff at Dick Cook was so valuable. The training provided the opportunity for the team to connect off the lacrosse field while still developing transferable skills to make them stronger in the upcoming season! “

 - Coach Gina

Good Luck to all our Girls High School Players at Tryouts Next Week!

Thank You Seniors! We want to thank all of our seniors for their hard work and commitment over the years! We are thrilled to watch everyone play this Spring! Team ONE will represent over 60 high school programs throughout Illinois and we couldn’t be more proud! Good Luck at Tryouts Everyone!


Teams Went All Out at the ICE-Breaker Event!

Great effort at the Lacrosse America ICE-Breaker event at the Highland Park Dome. The girls fought hard all day in a high intensity, competitive environment. Great job ladies!

Team ONE Secures their Spot in the 2022 IWLCA President’s Cup! 

  • The IWLCA President Cup is the largest girls event of the year, and the tournament sells out in under 10 Minutes! Team ONE will be taking it’s  Wildcat Teams, North Select Teams, and West Select Teams to the event next November! Let’s Gooooooo!

Celebrating Multi-Sport Athletes!

Shout out to all the girls playing basketball and other winter sports during the off-season! Basketball in particular is such a great complimentary sport to lacrosse. Everything from Pick n Rolls, to Defensive Stance, to Two-Man Game, and Fast Breaks, there are so many similarities to Basketball & Lacrosse! Check this out for a fun read on the comparison between Lax & Hoops!

Maggie F.Matty & SonjaRocky & Anne P.Natlie, Mia, and NoraMeg G.

March 5th: Bragging Rights Games - Ending the Season on a High Note!

Team ONE Youth teams will compete in the Saturday, March 5th Bragging Rights games to end the winter season! Looking forward to watching the girls compete and getting back outside! Check Your PlayerFirst for game schedules!

Awesome Alums! Team ONE Girls Making an Impact at the Collegiate Level!

Check Out Some Notable Moments from the Start of the 2022 Season from Our Awesome Alums!

Breakout Sophomore Seasons!

- Claudia Shevitz (2020 Wildcat) was named the USC, Star of the Game vs San Diego State University with 12 Draw Controls, 2 Goals, 1 Assist, & 1 Caused Turnover! This is the 2nd Time this season, as she was also awarded this honor vs Mercer University in the season opener after scoring 5 goals!! Claudia currently has 8 Goals and 2 Assists on the season after only 3 Games! Let’s Gooooooo!

- Annabelle Burke (2020 Wildcat) gets her first career start for the #10 Ranked University of Michigan! Annabell has started every game this season and was pivotal in their victory against the #5 Ranked Notre Dame (The program’s highest ranked win in history!) Annabelle current has 5 goals this season! 

- Liz Myote (2020 Wildcat), gets valuable minutes in cage as she helps University of Regis to victory in their first win of the season against Concordia St. Paul!

Career Firsts for Freshman Alums!

- Meg Bireley (2021 Wildcat), scores her first two goals of the season and her collegiate career vs Northwestern! Meg also added two more goals against Louisville on the road, for a total of four goals to date in just four goals as a freshman! 

-Josie Lambert (2021 Wildcat Alum) gets her first collegiate start of the season in the opening game as a Freshman at Davidson. Lambert helped the team to victory in an upset winner vs High Point University. A couple days later, Josie scored her first collegiate goal vs Coastal Carolina! Click Here to Check it Out!


Teams with Multiple Team ONE Alums Are Making Their Mark!

- Marquette Golden Eagles! Audrey Brett (2020 Wildcat), Kelsey Koch (2020 Wildcat), Jasmine Marval (2020 Wildcat), Kyra Lamotte (Team ONE Coach), and Meg Bireley (2021 Wildcat), get their first win of the season for Marquette against Cincinnati.

- Butler Bulldogs! Greer Bireley (2019 Wildcat), Emily Doell (2019 Wildcat), Sloan Trapp (2021 Wildcat), and Caroline Smith (2021 Wildcat), help Butler to victory in their 11-10 home opener vs Kent State. Greer Birely contributes 1 assist on the game and Emily Doell gets her first start on the midfield with 2 ground balls & 2 caused turnovers. Greer and Emily both the starting nod in their last game at Denison! Congrats Bulldogs!

Women’s College Lacrosse on TV!

Learn. Watch. Enjoy! Women’s College Lacrosse is on TV More than Ever Before! Click Here for Full Womens Lacrosse TV Schedule!


As Team ONE's official physical therapy and injury prevention partner, our goal is to ensure that our athletes receive educational information to help them compete and recover at their highest levels. Check out this month’s topic from Head Athletic Trainer Simon Jiries.


Stop by and meet Simon when he’s on site at Falcon Fields throughout the week. Any other injury needs? Reach out to

Winter Virtual Seminar Series - Thank You to All of Our Speakers!


Justin Serpone’s (Amherst College Men’s Head Coach) talk on leadership, gets rave reviews from players, coaches, and parents! Big THANK YOU to Justin! It was a great message for the players and we hope everyone had a chance to listen! Missed it?

Click here for all Virtual Seminar Series topics, recordings, zoom links & information. 

What’s Next! The Month of March

Saturday, March 5th: Bragging Rights Youth Games - Check PlayerFirst Schedules

Western Suburbs - March Spring Tune-Up Sessions

Northern Suburbs - Spring Break  Pop Up Clinics

Northern Suburbs - Spring Break Goalie Pop Up Clinics






Team ONE North started the season by focusing on the fundamentals - stickwork, proper technique and channeling our competitiveness. This Winter, our goal is to get back to the basics and find more discipline in the little things to bring our game to the next level.

“Discipline is the bridge between your athletics goals & athletics success.”

We plan on taking advantage of the next 7 weeks to refine and improve our individual skill sets as we prepare for the upcoming Spring season!


Team ONE West kicked off their Winter season strongly with virtual team meetings to set goals for the 2022 Winter season and discuss their Winter theme: Bravery. Each week, a player who displays courage and bravery through their actions on the field will be selected to receive the Team ONE West Bravery Ball. The Bravery Ball is a constant representation and reminder to play courageously and always strive to get outside of our comfort zone as players and teammates! 

Week 1 Bravery Ball Winners (Check out each week’s winners on @teamonelacrosse instagram!)

Clara H.

Devan R.

Izzy B.

Mia G. 

Olivia D.Olivia O.Pilar M.Sarah R.

“We wanted to reward our players with a physical tool of remembrance to live out the Team ONE theme. Of course we want our girls to be brave on the lacrosse field, but equally as important, we want them to be brave in the classroom and in social settings when confidence and courage are often put to the test.” - Gina Fisher, Girls Team ONE West Director


Team ONE Wildcats kicked off their Winter season strong with lots of high intensity reps, game play, and athletic development at Bystol Sports. This Winter our theme is “getting back to the basics” and building a strong foundation. Just as a building is only as tall as the foundation is strong, our players’ ceilings are only as tall as their foundation allows them to grow.  

Bystol Focus: In weeks 1 & 2 we have been working on functional movements that eventually build up to a focus on explosiveness. This has been a tremendous opportunity for our athletes to grow in a different setting and strengthen our competitive edge.


Our 2026 & 2027 Wildcats escaped the Chicago cold front to compete under the warm sun in Palm Springs at Sandstorm, the biggest lacrosse tournament in the country. The teams enjoyed the competition and team bonding that took place on & off the fields. Lots of lessons were learned and it was a great opportunity to kick off our Winter season with motivation and clarity on how we can get stronger together!



Welcome Coach Quinn Melidonna to the Team ONE Family! Quinn comes to Team ONE from the University of Michigan where she was an anchor to their success on and off the field. Quinn served as a Team Captain in 2020 and was one of very few players to start and play in all of her collegiate games from 2018-2020. Coach Quinn is a tremendous player, leader, mentor, and coach. We are thrilled to have her as part of our coaching staff and to learn from her immense lacrosse knowledge and experience. Please give her a warm welcome if you catch her on the field! 


Achieve Your Incredible! Over the past week, we've had four college commitments in the 2022 Class! Congrats Girls!


Making History! There are now 20 Players in the 2022 Girls Recruiting Class: Largest in Team ONE Girl’s History! Check out all of our girls' college commits here! 

Check out @teamonelacrosse on Instagram for all official commitment announcements! 


As Team ONE’s official physical therapy and injury prevention partner, our goal is to ensure that our athletes receive educational information to help them compete and recover at their highest levels. Check out this month’s educational topic from Head Athletic Trainer Simon Jiries.


Stop by and meet Simon when he’s on-site at Falcon Fields throughout the week. Any other injury needs? Reach out to

SAVE THE DATE: IvyRehab Winter Seminar is February 8th at 6:30pm, covering ACL Injuries & Ankle Sprains


Winter Virtual Seminar Series

Winter Seminar Series kicked off last night with Notre Dame Long Snapper Michael Vinson - mark calendar for the rest of our virtual seminar series in February. 

Click here for all Virtual Seminar Series topics, recordings, zoom links & information.