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HEADstrong Philly Girls Lacrosse Club

HEADstrong Philly Girls Lacrosse Club believes in quality not quantity lacrosse education. Our club is a 501-C3 Non-Profit program that provides a personal and individualized coaching environment consisting of the following teams for the 2020-2021 Season: 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 Blue, 2026 Lime, 2027 and 2028/2029 graduating classes from the Philadelphia Metro area.

HEADstrong Philly Girls also offers their 12th Grade players an opportunity to continue to train and play throughout the fall and winter seasons so they are prepared for a successful High School spring season as a Senior. The HEADstrong Philly Seniors’ program includes 5-week fall ball league, 16 hours of fall team training, one fall tournament, 3-hour Fall College Coaches’ Clinic and 9-weeks of winter play in the YSC indoor high girls lacrosse league.

The program will operate in a year-round format integrating fall team training sessions, fall ball league, fall tournament play, winter skill development sessions & indoor league play, spring community service and summer team training and tournament play.

Hannah Wszalek, General Manager

A 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wszalek helped the Quakers to three-consecutive Ivy League championships and NCAA Final Four appearances during her career, including a trip to the championship game in 2008 in her junior season. Wszalek began her coaching career as an assistant at Marist during the 2010 season, helping them to a MAAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament that year.

Recently named the ninth head coach of the Arcadia women’s lacrosse program, Wszalek spent eight seasons on staff at Drexel University, including serving as the head coach from 2013-2018. During her tenure at the helm of the Dragons, she led the program to 31 wins, including a 10-win season in 2016 with Drexel reaching the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) semifinals.

A native of West Chester, Pa., Wszalek oversaw the development of 13 All-CAA selections and a 2014 IWLCA Second-Team Regional All-American while at Drexel. Her program also won the CAA Team Academic Excellence Award in 2017 and 2018 while also establishing the Drexel women’s lacrosse alumnae committee and mentor network. 

 

For the last two years, Wszalek has been in Japan, where she trained women’s lacrosse players of various ages and skill levels with several organizations, including Keio University, World Crosse, and Ohta Youth Lacrosse. She also assisted in roster construction and development of the World Lacrosse exhibition team, which played against American professional players in order to grow the game overseas.

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