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Matt Kinnear, Inside Lacrosse

The Olympic dream is another step closer to being reality.

The Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee has officially recommended lacrosse for inclusion in the 2028 Olympics.

"We are absolutely thrilled and honored by LA28’s decision to propose lacrosse for inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games. We are one huge step closer to a monumental milestone for our sport and international community,” World Lacrosse said in a statement.

“Lacrosse is globally played, accessible and equitable, with a unique origin and modern, youthful relevancy. We are on a path of ascendency, and will be a great partner for LA28 and the IOC.

“Reaching this stage in the process is a testament to the dedication of our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators and lacrosse enthusiasts worldwide, who have tirelessly championed our sport. We eagerly await the IOC’s final decision, and look forward to the possibility of lacrosse being showcased on the world's biggest sporting stage, inspiring generations to come.”

The LA28 committee, in a release, wrote “this boldly reimagined sport lineup reflects the diversity, optimism and creativity of Los Angeles. LA28’s proposal harnesses the power of global sport in a fiscally responsible way to enliven the Games with fresh, forward-thinking energy. The proposal will strengthen relationships with international federations and professional leagues, delivering new levels of excitement to existing Olympic fans and welcoming a new generation of athletes and fans to join in co-creating what’s next.”

For the complete article, visit  Inside Lacrosse.com

Did You Know...

By Webmaster 09/11/2023, 5:30pm EDT

Did You Know...

  • It comes to a shock to visitors that the "Nike" in Nike Park does not refer to the shoe company.  It's named after what's  around and underneath the field complex... a Cold War Nike Missile site.  Great Falls Nike Fire Control Site W-83 was one of 13 different integrated sites that were erected in the Baltimore - Washington area in order to defend against an aerial attack 1955-1962.  Forestville Elementary School is located where  the personnel barracks existed.
  • The missiles were around 20-35 feet long and stored underground.  If we we were under attack, doors would swing open and the missiles would pop up and launch.

How cool is that?

For more information, take a look at the Reston Now article.

How do I access VEL on my Smartphone or Tablet?

By Webmaster 09/07/2023, 12:45pm EDT

Two ways...

  • via Web Browser
  • via a Smart Device App

 

Where Do I Find My Team?

By Webmaster 09/04/2023, 8:45pm EDT

On our new website, you will know you are logged in by the top-right  BLUE DOT  with your initials in it.  Here you can find your Account Settings in case you need to Sign Out, Change Your Email Address, etc.

2023 Fall High School League

By Earl Brewer 07/28/2023, 9:30pm EDT

Very excited to announce that we have a new home for VEL – in fact we have two new locations.  We will play games at both George Mason University and Nike Park in Great Falls, just off Rt. 7.   All games will now be played on Sundays.  Games at Mason will begin at 9 AM and finish at 6 PM. Games at Nike will begin at 12 noon and run to 7 PM.  The fields at Mason are Bermuda grass and beautiful!  We will be able to use their turf field beginning in October.  Nike Park is turf with the newest and safest turf and has a nice scoreboard.  It is a great field with plenty of parking – the same goes for Mason, and they have real bathrooms!

We are also going to do our best to have teams play at the field that is geographically closest to your players homes. This will not be easy and your team might not always be at the most convenient location, but again, we will try! 

The thing that I want to stress is no matter where and when we play, VEL will still run the most professional off-season lacrosse league in the area. Certified athletic trainers, electronic score boards, water and Gatorade for sale and reversible team jerseys. 

Player registration will open Tuesday, August 1.

Varsity Black Division

Madison 6-1

Langley 5-2

Battlefield 4-3

Robinson 4-3

Riverside 3-4

Yorktown Blue 3-4

Lake Braddock 2-5

Oakton 1-6

 

 

Varsity Blue Division

Broad Run 6-1

Centreville 6-1

Independence 5-2

Dominion 4-3

Chantilly / Loudoun Valley 3-4

Patriot 3-4

West Springfield 1-6

WT Woodson 0-7

 

 

Varsity Green Division

Freedom 6-1

Woodgrove 6-1

Stone Bridge 5-2

South County 5-2

Westfield 4-3

Kettle Run 3-4

Fairfax 3-4

Forest Park 3-4

Herndon 0-7

Meridian 0-7

 

 

Varsity Gold Division

South Lakes / Handley 6-1

Justice / O'Connell 5-2

Loudoun County / Tuscarora 5-2

Trinity Christian 4-3

Potomac Falls 3-4

Gainesville / Thomas Jefferson 2-5

Yorktown White 2-5

McLean 1-6

 

 

JV Red Division

Riverside 7-0

Robinson 6-1

Langley 4-3

Yorktown 2-5

Oakton 2-5

McLean / Freedom 0-7

 

 

JV White Division

Lightridge / Dominion /O'Connell 6-1

Battlefield / Chantilly / Justice 6-1

Madison / Fairfax / Kettle Run 4-3

Patriot /Centreville / Woodgrove 4-3

South Lakes / Stone Bridge 1-6

West Springfield / Lake Braddock / Gainesville 0-7

 

 

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