REGISTRATION for Lower Merion Youth Girls Lax is Now Open!




You can find information about the Clinics, House Leagues and Travel Teams by clicking on the following links:


Grade K-1 Instructional Clinic

Grade 2 Instructional Clinic

Grades 3/4 House League

Grades 5/6 House League

Grades 3/4 Travel Program

Grades 5/6 Travel Program

Grades 7/8 Travel Program


HEADLINES  Subscribe to Lower Merion Youth Girls Lacrosse RSS news feed.
Summer Fun at the 8th Annual Harriton/LMYGL/QC Camp!
A fun week at the 8th Annual Harriton/LMYGL/QC camp concluded on...
Dr. Rich Schwab Retires from LM Youth Lacrosse
After 19 years and over 4000 players, Lower Merion Youth Girls Lacrosse...
Summer Fun at the 8th Annual Harriton/LMYGL/QC Camp!

Stella and Cece

A fun week at the 8th Annual Harriton/LMYGL/QC camp concluded on Friday with the awarding of our Campers of the Week.  Congrats to Lauren Bernicker, Stella Placek,  and Stevie Rothberg for taking home the honors!  BothLauren and Stevie won for the 2nd year in a row. The winners of our 2v2 championships were the pairs of Grace Rall and Tianna Stavrianos and Lauren Bernicker and Rachel  Deegan.  Our 1v1 champ was Stella.  Long throw winners were Bella Gallagher, Ella Geers and Stevie Rothberg.    A great job was done by all the girls! Thanks for a fun week! Check out the photos at Lowermeriongirlslax.org!

by posted 07/06/2017
Dr. Rich Schwab Retires from LM Youth Lacrosse

Dr. Schwab on the Field

After 19 years and over 4000 players, Lower Merion Youth Girls Lacrosse founder Dr. Rich Schwab has decided to retire.  It all began when Schwab's oldest daughter, Amanda, then a fourth grader, wanted to play lacrosse. The school district didn't have a program for girls her age.  So Dr. Schwab, who played high school lacrosse himself at Lower Merion High School and was a star lacrosse player at Haverford College, decided to start a girls' league to fill the void. 

Many of the girls who have gone through the program have gone on to play in College including current college players—Jess Schwab (Cornell), Ally McLaughlin (Pomona College), Hilary Lemonick (Cornell), Sabrina Tabasso (Loyola MD), Katie Melvin (Michigan), Melina Avery (Syracuse),  Becca and Emma Dahle (Brown), Sophie MacFarlane (Brown), Abby Goldstein (Ursinus), Ali Thaler (Harvard) and Jane and Maura Henderson (Lehigh).   But Rich was not all about the premier player.  His goal was always to have all of the girls in the township have an opportunity to play lacrosse no matter their ability.  So in addition to travel teams, he also established a house league that played on Sunday afternoons.  This league was extremely inclusive with all girls allowed to play no matter what level. 

Dr. Schwab somehow found the time to do all of this even though he is a physician and the co-director of the Penn Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.   He and his wife Edna live in Bryn Mawr where they have raised their 4 lax playing children (Amanda, Stanford), (Robbie, Amherst), Jessica (still at Cornell) and Allison (at Harriton HS).  In addition to running the Lower Merion girls' league, he still plays regularly in lacrosse tournaments on the Philadelphia Grand Master Eagles Team.

In 2011, Schwab was inducted into the Haverford College Thomas Glasser '82 Hall of Achievement, which recognizes former athletes who have made significant contributions to the success of Haverford College athletics.  As a senior in 1979, Schwab was Haverford's first men's lacrosse player to earn All-America honors.  Schwab was voted team MVP in 1976, '77 and '79, and received the 1979 Varsity Cup.

Thank you Rich for your tremendous effort over the years to help the girls of Lower Merion!  Hopefully, we will see you out on the field in the Spring either at the HS Games or at LM youth game or practice!

by posted 01/25/2016