Photos from the first practice, including the team photo.
Irish National Team Member
Request For Sponsorships For 2013 Women’s World Cup, July 10‐20, Oshawa, Canada
President of New World Sports and Co-Director of STORM Lacrosse, Sue Murphy on Neale “It has been a pleasure witnessing Schyler’s lacrosse development over the years. We as coaches and the STORM family are VERY PROUD of Schyler’s accomplishments in both representing the Irish National Team in Canada this summer at the World Cup and committing to play DI ball at American University. I hope we can ‘dig deep’ and support Schyler’s goals as she has and will continue to make us all proud!”
LETTER FROM SCHYLER…
My name is Schyler Neale and I am currently a senior at Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, Virginia and a former New World Sports Storm team member. I have been playing lacrosse for 7 years, starting in the 5th grade. I am reaching out to family, friends, area businesses and the local lacrosse community to help fund my participation in the 2013 Women’s World Cup of Lacrosse in Canada this summer.
Last October, I had the opportunity to travel to Dublin, Ireland to try out for the women’s national lacrosse team for the upcoming World Cup this July in Oshawa, Canada. I have recently been selected to the official roster for this summer’s games. As a dual U.S. and Irish citizen, I am eligible to play for Ireland. There will be 3 other Americans on the 18 player roster.
While still a relative newcomer to lacrosse, Ireland has fielded competitive teams in numerous events over the last 10 years. However, unlike teams from the U.S. or Canada, the Irish Lacrosse Foundation does not yet have the money to fully support an endeavor like this.
Each player is expected to raise approximately $3,000 for this opportunity. I am hoping you might consider supporting my participation in this pinnacle event in women’s lacrosse that only occurs once every four years. While no donation is too small I would suggest sponsorship levels of $50, $100, $250, and $500 to help me meet my goal. I am hoping to share individual and/or
team pictures, hopefully framed for larger Foundation donors, when I get back from Canada.
I will be attending American University next year, where I will continue my lacrosse career in their program. Division 1 NCAA regulations do not allow me to directly receive funds for this type of activity, however, they do allow me to raise funds for a team or program like the Irish Lacrosse Foundation.
Should you choose to contribute, please send checks made payable to the Irish Lacrosse Foundation and mail to Schyler Neale at 14700 Blunts Bridge Road, Doswell, Va, 23047 and I will forward on to the Foundation. Contributions are tax deductible.
There are also opportunities to buy ad space in the Ireland media guide which will count towards my total, please contact me for more details if you are interested. Whether or not you choose to contribute, please feel free to forward this flyer on to others you think might have an interest.
Thank you for letting me contact you in this regard, any help will be most appreciated. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
While I will be wearing the green, white, and orange of the Irish flag, I will also proudly be representing Patrick Henry High School, New World Sports STORM, Hanover County, and the Richmond region, as well as the growing community that is girl’s lacrosse in the Central Virginia area.
All American Goalkeeper Hanna Slough – FROSH at CNUWishing our STORM Alums good luck in their upcoming freshman Spring Seasons…. # 19 Caroline Alison (James River HS) at Roanoke College – http://maroons.roanoke.edu/index.aspx?tab=lacrosse2&path=wlax #4 Kayla Buechner (Colonial Forge HS) at Shenandoah University - http://suhornets.com/sports/wlax/index #9 Kate Heinrichs (Stafford HS) at Huntingdon College - http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/sports/wlax/index #26 Sam Puglisi (Godwin HS) at Christopher Newport University - http://www.cnusports.com/index.aspx?path=wlax&tab=1 #11 Olivia McMurtrie (James River HS) at Christopher Newport University - http://www.cnusports.com/index.aspx?path=wlax&tab=1 #32 Hanna Slough (Godwin HS) at Christopher Newport University - http://www.cnusports.com/index.aspx?path=wlax&tab=1 Also follow current Sophomores tearing it up… #3 Bonnie Corrigan (Tabb HS) at Presbyterian College - http://www.gobluehose.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=18100&SPID=11482&SPSID=93790 #2 Nadya Fedun (Stafford HS) at Greensboro College - http://www.greensborocollegesports.com/sports/wlax/index
The schedule for LaxClash has been released. Click the link below for the PDF of the schedule.
New World Sports President, Sue Murphy, announces the addition of new STORM coaches. “We are very fortunate to bring more quality and experienced female coaches to our STORM staff. This outstanding group of women along with our returning coaches will be great leaders, mentors and instructors for our growing program.”
Kelly McQuade is the owner of Zing Fit, a women-only small group fitness training company in Tuckahoe Shopping Center, Richmond. Kelly played both field hockey & lacrosse at Division I William & Mary. Upon graduation, she assisted both programs before coming the Head Field Hockey coach at VCU for 5 seasons leading them to Top 20 national prominence. Last Spring, 2012 Kelly returned to her alma mater to assist Brooke Ireland (Richmond) with Wm & Mary’s lacrosse program. Kelly will run LAXtra sessions for our STORM players to introduce them to a higher level of fitness training.
Recent Mary Washington graduate, Cat Kennedy, will join our STORM staff as a 3x All American Attack player. Cat accumulated the following lacrosse honors – 3x All State, 4x 1st team All-CAC, 3x 1st Team All Region and in 2012 received 2012 All-State College Lacrosse Player of the Year. Cat captained Mary Washington’s lacrosse team her senior year where she led them to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Jackie Moore, a Spider alum of The University of Richmond, where she played lacrosse coming from Baltimore, MD has joined our middle school staff. Jackie has recently started to coach middle school girls locally in Richmond.
Cindy Koza comes to STORM from Villanova University where she led the defense as captain her senior year. A native of Garnett Valley, PA Koza will bring her Division I defensive experience to our program.
For more on STORM Coaches, visit http://newworldsports.biz/girls-lacrosse/lacrosse-coaches/
STORM White sporting the new uniforms after the first day in Bel Air, Maryland.
Christina D’Angelo, native of Northport, NY played for Sue Murphy at the University of Richmond. Christina was a four year starter on the Spider Top 10 team, helping take the University of Richmond to 3 Atlantic 10 Championships and 3 NCAA Appearances. Christina has coached for the Yellow Jackets on Long Island, NY and will now teach history and assume the Head Coach role at The Steward School this Fall, 2012.
“Christina is a great addition to our STORM Black coaching staff. She was a defensive specialist in high school and college but is an outstanding teacher of all areas of the game. Christina is passionate about teaching the game. I personally appreciate how she can teach all that she has gained from top high school and college coaching.” claims Sue Murphy, Co-Director of STORM Lacrosse.
Mary Flowers, native of VA Beach, was recruited to University of Richmond under Sue Murphy. She graduated this past May while leading her Spiders team as a 3x Atlantic 10 Midfielder of Year and 3x Atlantic 10 First Team All Conference.
“I am thrilled to add Mary to STORM Silver staff to assist Coaches Pate & Nixon. Mary’s recent D1 college experiences will certainly compliment our staff. She has played against some of the top teams in the country and dominated as a Spider. She is quite an athlete and certainly will do a lot for our young laxers.” states New World Sports President, Sue Murphy.
For a full list of STORM COACHES, visit http://newworldsports.biz/girls-lacrosse/lacrosse-coaches/
“These incredibly gifted coaches help round out our STORM summer teams staff. All come with excellent backgrounds in the game and outstanding credentials including club, college & USA experience. We are excited for the summer season and how our staff will guide, teach and develop our players. This staff not only knows the game top to bottom but we all engage in educating our players and their families about the pursuit of college lacrosse.” states Murphy.
McFadden, Riedel, Ulmer and Vahue join the already existing staff of Sue Murphy, Barb DiArcangelo, Jessica Glazer, Heather Hiner, Caitlin Moore, Kirsten Nease, Sandy Nixon, Val Pate.
For a complete list of staff and biographies, visit http://newworldsports.biz/girls-lacrosse/lacrosse-coaches/
Stevie McFadden’s BIO:- STORM WHITE, Head Coach - 3 year Varsity player at Maryvale Prep in Baltimore, MD - Played year round club/travel from 7th-12th grade - Played for Skywalkers Club team - Recruited to Villanova University, PA - 4 year starter at Villanova, 2x Captain - Coached at Check-Hers Elite Club team
Christine Riedel’s BIO:- STORM BLACK, Asst. Coach - Currently Asst Coach @ Trinity Episcopal School - Currently studies @ VCU - Plays College Club @ VCU - Graduate of Trinity Episcopal School - US Lacrosse Richmond Chapter All Star
Kelly Ulmer’s BIO:- STORM BLUE, Asst Coach - Currently coaching 2 club teams in Stafford - Division 1 Coaching: Asst. Field Hockey Coach @ Villanova University 2 years - High School Coaching: Head Lacrosse Coach @ Escondido, CA 2 years; Asst. Lacrosse Coach at Marple Newtown, PA 3 years - Awards: 4 year starter at Loyola University in Lacrosse & Field Hockey; 2x All-American; 2x All Conference; 2x Captain; Member of the US Developmental National Team; High School All-American and Delaware County Player of the Year. - Ulmer currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA with her husband and 3 children, Jackson (10), Sydney (8) and Avery (4)
Morghan Vahue’s BIO:- STORM BLACK, Head Coach - Four-year starter at the University of Richmond, recruited and played for Sue Murphy - Three-time Atlantic 10 Champion - Three-time NCAA Tournament with Univ of Richmond - Four sport athlete at Canandaigua Academy, NY - Two-time Captain for the Canandaigua Braves - Brave Heart Recipient