Varsity Girls Lacrosse

Head coach: Liz Shaeffer (second season) 
Assistant coach: Molly Plasket

Season Records

Overall: 15-5. West Bay Athletic League: 11-1 WBAL round-robin & tournament champions

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Tue 3/6 St. Francis* St. Francis HS   5:30pm 7:30pm W 17-4
Tue 3/13 Castilleja* El Camino Park 2:40pm 2:55pm 4:00pm W 22-9
Mon 3/19 Colorado Academy Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm L 19-12
Tue 3/20 SHP* Home: Wunderlich     5:30pm L 7-6 (OT)
Fri 3/23 Burlingame* Burlingame HS   3:30pm 5:30pm W 17-5
Sat 3/24 SI St. Ignatius   9:00am 11:00am L 12-11
Tue 3/27 Carondelet Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 11-8
Thu 3/29 Mitty* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 15-4
Sat 3/31 Novato Novato High School   TBA 12:00pm L 23-7
Tue 4/3 Amador Valley Amador Valley HS   4:15pm 7:00pm L 18-12
Fri 4/6 M-A* Menlo Atherton HS   4:15pm 5:30pm W 9-8 (OT)
Sat 4/14 California HS California HS   1:45pm 4:00pm W 12-11
Tue 4/17 Castilleja* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 18-8
Fri 4/20 Mitty* Mitty   3:30pm 5:30pm W 15-14
Tue 4/24 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   4:15pm walk 5:30pm W 9-8
Fri 4/27 Burlingame* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 16-4
Tue 5/1 St. Francis* Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 13-4 WBAL-F champions
Fri 5/4 M-A* (senior day) Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 14-6
Thu 5/10 WBAL Semi Finals vs M-A Home: Cartan - Football Field     5:30pm W 14-6
Sat 5/12 WBAL Finals vs. Sacred Heart Prep Palo Alto HS   TBA 7:00pm W 10-5

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

Liz Shaeffer

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.