Bandits Currently Playing Lacrosse in College

Marley Heitman, (LFHS), DePauw Class of 24; Ellie Lazzaretto, (Loyola Academy), Duke University, Class of 25;  Blythe Karras, (LFHS) Kenyon College, Class of 25; Kate Kaptrosky, (LFHS), Butler University, Class of 26; Caroline Keil, (LFHS), University of Denver Class of 28; Chelsea Tzau, Colby College, Class of 28; GO BANDITS!!!!

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Bandit Commitments

Congratulations to the following Bandits for committing to playing college lacrosse:

Caroline Keil, (LFHS), University of Denver Class of 28; Chelsea Tzau, Colby College, Class of 28;Natalie Frekko, (Lake Forest Academy), Haverford College Class of 29; Ingrid Kavanaugh (Loyola Academy), University of Colorado Class of 29; and Megan Rocklien, (LFHS), University of Virginia, Class of 2029.  We are very proud of all these Bandit Alumni.  Good luck to them in college.

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LF Scouts / Bandits Alums Head to STATE….3rd Place!

Congratulations to the LF Scouts on their playoff run this spring 2023.  The Scouts advanced to the State Semi finals where they lost to eventual State Champs-Loyola Ramblers.   The Scouts, with a majority of their players as Bandit Alumni, won the consolation 3rd Place game against Sandburg Co-op.  We are looking forward to more deep runs by the Scouts in the future.

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3 Bandits Make Senior All-Star Game

Bandits are proud to announce that three long time Bandits were honored by having been selected to play in the Illinois Senior All-Star game this last summer 2022.  Congrats to Kate Kaptrosky, Carly Kisselle, and Francisca Pezza ! So proud of you girls.

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2 Bandit Key Players in winning H.S. 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.  They were both on the first Bandit teams in 2014 as 5th graders.

A message from Coach Caroline

I hope that everyone is enjoying a wonderful start to the week and taking some time to soak up the sunshine! It’s amazing to think that yesterday already marked the third week of our Spring season. The girls have been working hard across the board, and we are looking forward to our first games!
While our 7th and 8th graders have been working diligently to hone their dodging skills and develop a deeper understanding of defensive play, the 5th and 6th grade teams are engaged in a balancing act of improving the fundamentals while also becoming more comfortable working as a unit in game-like situations. Our goal for our youngest players is to foster a love of the game and get them excited about coming to practice and participating in competitive play. While it can sometimes seem like a slow process, it is imperative that we get the young g-laxers comfortable and confident, and we utilize lots of team-building and games to accomplish these goals.
For all of the teams at all grade-levels, I encourage players, coaches, and parents alike to trust in the process and know that the best-interest of the girls is at the forefront of all we do on the lacrosse field. Our program is dedicated to teaching lacrosse and inspiring our players to train hard and become the best lacrosse players they can be. Our mission is also dedicated to the social-emotional well-being of our players. We stand to support them and their needs as teammates and friends, and perhaps our top priority is that they love lacrosse and use the game as a positive outlet to engage with others and grow into the beautiful young women they are bound to be!
Cheesey!? Totally! True?! Completely! I try not to send out too much communication and generally leave that to Coach John, but sometimes I feel the urge to let you know how much we appreciate your partnership with the Bandits and adore working with your daughters. We are committed to their growth, and are always happy to speak with you about your child’s development in the program. Please feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions and have a terrific Tuesday.
Warmest Regards,
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Bandit Goalie Commits & Signs with Butler University

Caroline Smith, Class of 2021, Goalie for Loyola Academy and one of the original Bandits signs the National Letter Of Intent for Butler University.  Congrats Caroline!!!

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