2 Bandit Alums Win State Championship
Ellie Lazzaretto and Caroline Smith, both 4 year Original Bandits, recently helped their team win the 2021 Illinois State Girls Lacrosse Championship– Loyola Academy finished the season 25-0. Congrats Girls! . Both were named All Americans and 1st Team All State. Ellie will play at Duke University and Caroline will play at Butler University, in 2021-2022.
Coach John Does THE LAKE FOREST PODCAST
Bandits hire Delia Snediker to help coach U13 team!
The Bandits are fortunate to have discovered and hired Dalia Snediker, a recent transfer from University of Denver. Delia, a local 2014 Loyola Academy graduate and DU lacrosse player will be instrumental in developing our young lacrosse players. Delia played her club lacrosse with the Wildcat Elite Club from Northwestern University. Delia will pass along the skills she has learned while playing for top level teams in high school, club, and Division 1 lacrosse. We are so excited to have her join our staff this spring.
Overwhelming spring turnout–All 3 teams close out their rosters!!
Due to the popularity of the Bandits lacrosse program, all three teams have closed out their spring rosters. The Bandits have grown to 70 players this spring. Our most recent recruiting efforts were focused on our new middle school team, which will be comprised of 4th and 5th grade girls. If we can have girls learning lacrosse in the Bandits program at these early ages, they will really be outstanding as they mature.
Spring season begins March 29th!
The Bandits have secured indoor space at Lake Forest College for the first two lacrosse practices of the spring season. Those opening practices will be Tuesday, March 29th in the evening followed by a Sunday afternoon practice, April 3rd. Our first game is April 9th. After those initial indoor practices the Bandits will be having their practices on Mondays and Wednesdays with games on Saturdays. We are very excited about our new location at Woodland Academy……if needed we have the option of taking our practices indoor into their gym.