Lacrosse at St Paul’s Collegiate School

Lacrosse is a new sport at St Paul’s Collegiate School and is an addition that was completely driven by the school’s female athletes who wanted to get involved in a fun yet competitive winter sport. Lacrosse is a much welcomed addition to St Paul’s sports portfolio and is currently the fastest growing female sport in New Zealand.

Students are coached by representative NZ and Waikato regional player, Sammy Quintal, who is instrumental in encouraging players to give their all on the field. Both Sammy and Waikato Lacrosse have committed to the development of the St Paul’s lacrosse programme.

Games are played on a Saturday at Tamahere School. Teams are entered into three divisions; Premier and A and B grades. All trainings take place after school at St Paul’s using a combination of the school hockey turf and fields. The season runs from the first weekend of Term 2 until the end of August.

Girls are expected to purchase a playing numbered uniform top and wear a black Skirt and Socks. Mouth guards, sticks and goggles are compulsory to train and play. A sport levy applies and associated costs are charged to students’ accounts.

Highlights

  • Waikato Division A champions (2016)
  • Three Waikato representative players for the 2016 under-15 and under-18 teams (2016)
  • Players selected for NZ high performance age group programmes (2016)

Coaches

  • Coach – Sammy Quintal
  • Teacher in Charge – Angela Bromwich