It’s Playoff Time!

Annandale Alumni Make Their Mark in Soccer

Langley High School (ABGC’s Bo Amato is the coach and Jacob Labovitz is the Men’s All Metropolitan Player of the Year) and Madison High School (Alyssa from VYSA State U-19 Champion Annandale Extreme) won the Region and advance to soccer State Semi-finals.  Jeb Stuart Girls Soccer won their First Conference Championship since Julie Germain’s team in 1977, with Anna Heilferty Conference and All Metropolitan Player of the Year; Mariana Hershner and Chloe Beverina First Team All-Conference, Soccer Festival.

Eryk Williamson played 120 minutes for the USA Under 20 team in the U-20 World Cup Quarter-final 1 – 0 loss.

Annandale Lacrosse Teams in Playoffs 

Annandale Youth Lacrosse has two boys teams and one girls team still playing in the playoffs.  The 14ULB Boys Team, coached by Jeff McCormack is in the NVYLL Finals. They have gone undefeated this season. The 12ULB under Rik Ebbeson is also in the Finals this weekend.  The AYL Girls 7/8 UB team goes on to the next round with a 9 to 7 win.  The girls will play Saturday 3:20pm at Arrow Head Park Field 3 and with a win would play in the championship on Sunday.

Annandale Youth Lacrosse will also be well-represented in the High School Boys State Lacrosse Final on Saturday, June 10th.  Among the 23 Annandale players on the WT Woodson Varsity team are many who played together at AYL since they first picked up a stick:

WT Woodson Boys Varsity – AYL Alumni

Jack Cameron          M         So

Tomas Duer              D         Jr

Conner Morris          A         So

Matt Fruchterman    A         So

Dean Eby                    D         Sr

Jakob Palmer            M         Sr

Nathan Phan            M         Jr

Taylor Wright           A         So

Connor Cuviello      M         So

Scott Sloan               A         Fr

Keith Garlepp          G         So

Brendan Burns        M         So

Jackson Miller          A         Sr

Alex Olson                M         Sr

Carson Hoffman      A         Fr

Jack Swanton           D         Jr

Payton Andrews      M        So

Drew Olsen               D         Sr

Brody Farr                 M         Fr

Aidan Stoll                D         Fr

Daniel Gaugler         M         So

Cooper Terry             A         So

Mark Murray             D         So

All of these high school playoff games are terrific opportunities for younger players to see their sport played at the high school level and envision their future as high school athletes.

The WT Woodson Varsity lacrosse team will play South County for the State Championship title at 9:30am at Robinson Secondary.  Please come out and support the Woodson boys and all of our ABGC alumni playing throughout the region.


It’s Time for Annandale Lacrosse

Welcome to the 2017 Annandale Youth Lacrosse Season

Registration is open for all players in the Annandale, Falls Church, J.E.B Stuart, Lake Braddock and Woodson High School pyramid.

Sign up now because assessments are just weeks away.


BOYS LACROSSE:  January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Field House

We will be starting up assessments on January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Indoor Facility so go to our website and REGISTER NOW!

If you have not registered and paid, your son will not be allowed to participate.

For those of you who are new to the program, the assessments allow the coaches to place your son on the appropriate team for their knowledge, skills and abilities. We will have coaches filling out forms on fundamental skills and then we take those evaluations and determine teams at the end of the three assessment periods. For your son to get an accurate evaluation it is IMPERATIVE that they attend ALL THREE Assessments!  Remember, every boy will make a team, there are no “cuts” so tell them to relax and have fun.

GIRLS LACROSSE:  January 21st Practices begin, with assessments starting on Week 3.  Kids Choice – Annandale

Saturday Mornings 1/21 – 3/21:

7/8th grade 8 – 9:20am

5/6th grade 9:30 – 10:50am

3/4th grade 11 – 12:20am

K-2  11am – 12pm

This is a indoor facility so sneakers are fine.  We will have some loaner sticks and goggles but YOU MUST have a mouth guard. Assessments (starting week 3) group players of similar similar skill level and competition.  Those who are new to the sport require different attention then those who have been playing longer.  Even if your not trying for the advance team, please try to attend as many practices you can.  The more touches a new player gets the faster they will grow.

For K2 there are no assessments but we will start the learning process.

About the upcoming 2016 Spring season…

We’re looking to another terrific season of lacrosse at Annandale!


Join the Fastest Growing Sport in America


Not only is lacrosse one of the oldest team sports in North America, having originated among Native American tribes as early as the 1100’s, it’s now the fastest growing youth and collegiate sport in the United States.  Annandale Youth Lacrosse has introduced thousands of local boys and girls to lacrosse over the years and is now gearing up for the 2016 spring season.  Annandale Boys Commissioner, Keith Dalton, says:

“Lacrosse is the perfect sport for young athletes because it offers the best of many other sports wrapped in one: you see the team building of football, the field play of soccer and strategy of basketball, plus it’s so fast the kids and their parents just love it. And ultimately that’s our goal, for our players to have fun!”

Youth lacrosse is a spring sport in Northern Virginia with teams beginning to form soon.   Annandale Youth Lacrosse assessments begin January 30th — these are NOT tryouts — every AYL player makes a team.  Assessments allow organizers to place players with comparable skills together so they can learn lacrosse as a team.

Practices are held twice a week with boys’ games on Saturdays and girls’ games on Sundays. The Annandale program serves girls in grades K-8 and boys from ages U-9 (up to 9 yrs old) to U-15.  You can register now on the Annandale Youth Lacrosse website at

Do you have questions about playing lacrosse?  Email us at:

ABGC Lax Player Represents VA at Brine Nationals

Taylor Wright, from Annandale, has been named a 2015 Brine National All-Star and selected to represent Virginia at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Academy and Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, June 29-July 2, 2015.

Wright is an Annandale Youth Lacrosse Attacker and a rising Freshman at W.T. Woodson High School.

The Brine National Lacrosse Academy brings the top middle school lacrosse players in the country to one venue, where regional teams are coached by NCAA lacrosse coaches and compete to become national champions.


Annandale Youth Lacrosse Assessments this Weekend



It’s not too late to register for the Spring lacrosse season.  Our simple online registration is here.  Boys team assessments begin this weekend so don’t delay!



U15 will be held at the South Run Field House on 2/2/2013 and 2/9/2013 from 11am to 1pm.

U13 will be held at the South Run Field House on 2/2/2013 and 2/9/2013 from 1pm to 3pm.

U11 and U9 assesments will be held later in the month of February, please stay tuned…

Make sure your Laxer is fully equipped and prepared upon arrival.  Please allow 15 minutes extra to sign in and get a number.  Helmet, pads, gloves, cleats, cups, mouthpieces and sticks are a Must Have.  Dress in layers as it is usually pretty chilly in there.

These Assesments are MANDATORY in order for your player to be placed on the correct team for his skill level.

ABGC is “Thinking Spring”…Sports That is


Please register online to join our Annandale Youth Lacrosse teams.

GIRLS Player assessments will be held on the turf fields at Mason District Park, on Saturday afternoons in February.

Mason District Park 
6621 Columbia Pike
Annandale, Va

Saturday, Feb 4 and 11 — Mandatory Assessments

1pm-2pm  7/8th grade

2pm-3pm  5/6th grade

3pm-4pm  3/4th and  K – 2nd grades

Saturday, Feb 18 — Weather and Excused Absence Makeup — if needed, otherwise, pre-season practice

BOYS Player Assessments – Both Sessions Mandatory*

U15 Assessments -(Players born on or after 09/01/1996)

Saturday, February 4: 11:00am – 1:00pm at the South Run FieldHouse

Saturday, February 11; 11:00am – 1:00pm at the South Run Field House

U13 Assessments -(Players born on or after 09/01/1998)

Saturday, February 4; 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the South Run FieldHouse

Saturday, February 11; 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the South Run FieldHouse

U11 Assessments -(Players born on or after 09/01/2000)

Saturday, February 4; 11:00am – 1:00pm at Mason District Turf Field

Saturday, February 11; 11:00am – 1:00pm at Mason District Turf Field

U9 Assessments – (Players born on or after 09/01/2002)

Saturday, February 18; 2pm – 3pm at the South Run FieldHouse

Some players (U15 – U11) may be called back for additional assessment and should be prepared to return February 18 11:00am – 2:00pm if contacted.
Saturday, Feb 25 — Pre-Season Practice


For boys and girls born between August 1, 1993 and July 31, 2004.

ABGC Travel Soccer teams play in the U.S. Soccer Region 1 Premier League, U.S. Soccer Region 1 Colonial League, Virginia Club Champions League, National Capital Soccer League, Washington Area Girls Soccer League, Annandale Premier Cup Tournament (ranked #5 boys tournament in the nation in 2011), Virginia State Cup and other premier level and college showcase tournaments. Most players also play for their schools and often beyond.

Current and former ABGC Travel Soccer Program staff coaches include former National team players, professional players, college coaches, high school coaches, members of the Virginia Soccer Hall of Fame, NCAA All-Americans, State and Regional ODP coaches, Division 1 coaches, etc.


ABGC Travel Soccer Program Tryouts

4:00-7:00pm February 3-8th.


7 National Championships – 9 Division 1 NCSL & WAGS Teams – 8 U11-14 VA. Champions League Teams





*Online Registration Saves $5 – Add $15 a season if you do not live in Fairfax County

Other ABGC Soccer events here

Annandale Youth Lacrosse Wins Fall Brawl

Congrats to Annandale’s  7th & 8th grade girls youth lacrosse team for winning the 10th Annual Girls Fairfax Fall Brawl tournament.  The team went 6-0 on the day scoring 91 Goals and winning the Championship Game 19-10.

 Congrats to Players & Coaches on a terrific tournament!

 Don’t forget…2012 Youth Lacrosse Spring Registration Opens 12/1/2011.  The $35 Early Bird Discount is good through December only so sign up on the Annandale Youth Lacrosse website today.