Varsity Girls Lacrosse

Head coach: Liz Shaeffer (first season) 

Season Records

Overall: 13-2. West Bay Athletic League: 7-0

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Tue 3/6 St. Francis* St. Francis HS   5:00pm 7:00pm  
Tue 3/13 Castilleja* El Camino Park 2:40pm 2:55pm 4:00pm  
Fri 3/16 Mitty* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Mon 3/19 Cherry Creek Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Tue 3/20 SHP* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Fri 3/23 Burlingame* Burlingame HS 2:15pm 2:30pm 4:00pm  
Sat 3/24 SI* St. Ignatius   12:45pm 3:00pm  
Tue 3/27 Carondelet Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Tue 4/3 Amador Valley Amador Valley HS   4:15pm 7:00pm  
Fri 4/6 M-A* Menlo Atherton HS   4:15pm 5:30pm  
Sat 4/14 California HS California HS   1:45pm 4:00pm  
Tue 4/17 Castilleja* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Fri 4/20 Mitty* Mitty   3:30pm 5:30pm  
Tue 4/24 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   4:15pm walk 5:30pm  
Fri 4/27 Burlingame* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Tue 5/1 St. Francis* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  
Fri 5/4 M-A* (senior day) Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm  

About the Team

A founding member of the Peninsula Athletic League and its most successful, Menlo continues to be a dominant force since it moved to the West Bay Athletic League in 2009. Menlo annually plays host to national and international powers, including teams from Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, Virginia and England. Menlo has offered the sport since 1998, when it became established as a competitive standard in NorCal. Coaches encourage players to give back to the game; they respond by becoming youth umpires and by returning to coach high school players.

About the Coach

Liz Shaeffer
(first season)

Shaeffer comes to the School after helping NCAA Div. I USC to a 20-1 record her senior season. The Trojans advanced to the national semifinals where they suffered their lone loss of the season in overtime to powerhouse Syracuse. A goalie, Shaeffer was a four-year varsity letterwinner and a starter on the inaugural 2013 team. She graduated cum laude in May with bachelor’s degrees in political science and sociology. As a sophomore, Shaeffer was named Conference Defensive Player of the Week and USC student-athlete of the month.

Since 2012, Shaeffer has coached competitive high school lacrosse teams through American River Lacrosse in El Dorado County and through the Tenacity Project, a national movement to promote girls’ lacrosse through clubs, camps, coaching development, and college counseling. She has served as a coach and mentor for players looking to play collegiate lacrosse and guided them through the recruiting process. At USC, she played under coaches who supported players both on and off the field and knows that is crucial to building unity and success within a program.

“I believe in building teams around values and skills that student-athletes can use both on and off the field. Success in lacrosse comes from solid fundamentals, discipline, and game management,” Shaeffer said.

“It is important to be a strong student, have a relentless work ethic, be personable, and understand the balance of having fun and competing seriously.”