Maddie Campbell is the KYL girls program director and will also be the varsity head coach for the Kingwood girls high school program. Maddie comes to us from the Lamar high school club, where she was the junior varsity coach last year. She also is a coach with the Tenacity Houston girls lacrosse organization. She was a four year collegiate lacrosse player at Newberry College in South Carolina where she excelled as both a defender and a mid-fielder. She is excited about creating a player development program to improve the skills of our girls.
The girls will focus on development of stick skills and fundamentals of the game. For the fall, practice starts in early September and the season lasts until late November. Fall league play consists of practices and 4-5 scrimmages vs other Houston teams. Spring League play consists off 8-10 games vs Houston area teams, 1 end of season tournament and starts in mid January.
Teams are divided into 5/6 and 7/8 grade levels, allowing the girls to play with and compete against similarly skilled teams around the Houston area. For the fall, practice starts in early September and the season lasts until the first week of December. For the fall, each team plays in 5 scrimmages and the Burning Flower tournament in December. For the spring season, practice starts the second week of January and the Season lasts until the end of April. Each team will play in approximately 8-10 games and participate in 1-2 tournaments. 7/8 team will participate in the Aggieland tournament in College Station in late January.
KYL Girls History
The Kingwood Youth Lacrosse (KYL) program is the feeder program for the Kingwood Lady Lacrosse (KLL) High School Program. Former KYL trained players have achieved much success with KLL at both the City (Houston) and State levels over the past decade and a half.
In 2006, KLL captured its first Texas State High School Girls Division II Championship with a 10-7 win over Lamar. KLL followed that up with a Houston Area Division II Championship in 2007 and a Runner-up finished at the State level.
In 2013, former KYL players helped KLL captured both the Houston Area Division II Girls Lacrosse title and the Texas State Girls High School Division II Championship.
In 2015, KLL moved up to Division I, for only the second time in its history, and has remained there ever since, achieving Quarterfinal appearances in the Texas State High School Division I tournament in 2016 and 2017.
Kingwood Youth Girls Lacrosse Alumni
Numerous Kingwood Youth Lacrosse trained players have gone on to compete at the College level over the past decade and a half. This includes four current Division 1 College Athletes (Sophomore Caroline Downham - Robert Morris; Freshman Emmy McGill - Delaware State; Sophomore Brittany Borchers - East Carolina and Sophomore Olivia Deaver - Winthrop);
Some examples of previous KYL players at the college level include Summer Frazier, a 2nd team All Old Dominion Athletic Conference player in 2011 for Guilford College tallying 40 goals and 11 assists. Summer is currently an assistant coach at Coppell HS in the Dallas area; Sara Llewelyn who, after playing lacrosse for the University of Texas, coached Texas A&M University Women's Lacrosse Team from 2014-2017; Jill Jordan who, as a member of the 2009 Freshman class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), contributed to the program's transformation from a 3-13 team (2008) to 11- 6 (2012), helping clinch a first-ever postseason tournament berth (IUP's transformation was featured in LAX Magazine in 2012).
Former Kingwood Youth Lacrosse Players shine in recent D1 game between East Carolina and Winthrop. Sophomore Olivia Deaver (pictured below on the right) had one goal and one assist for Winthrop and Sophomore Brittany Borchers (pictured on the left) had 2 goals (including the game winner) and three assists for East Carolina Pirates in hard fought 13-12 East Carolina victory last weekend. This was the second time the two Kingwood player's teams have faced off, the first coming last year in a 17 - 9 Winthrop victory. On hand for the game was former KYL and KLL Coach James Deaver (picture below in the middle).
Brittany Borchers, James Deaver, Olivia Deaver