Varsity Girls Lacrosse
Head coach: Liz Shaeffer (second season)
Assistant coach: Molly Plasket
Overall: 15-5. West Bay Athletic League: 11-1 WBAL round-robin & tournament champions
2018/2019 Season Schedule
Legend: Postponed Cancelled
|There are no games currently scheduled for this team.|
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. In 2017, Menlo captured the round-robin WBAL title and tournament championship. Girls’ lacrosse has won the league title eight of the past 10 seasons, making the finals every year. 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.
About the Coach
In Shaeffer’s debut season, Menlo rolled to both league and tournament championships. Shaeffer, who played goalie, was a four-year varsity letter-winner and a starter on USC’s inaugural 2013 team. She lifted NCAA Div. I Trojans to a 20-1 record and the NCAA quarterfinals in 2016. She graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in political science and sociology. Shaeffer was named Conference Defensive Player of the Week as a sophomore 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.
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.