It was just learned recently that our very own Boys Lacrosse Coach, Jeff Fritz has been selected to join the US Lacrosse-Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame! Coach Fritz has been with Winston Churchill Lacrosse for 25 years, bringing the team from a club sport to one of Maryland’s most respect public high school programs. Coach Fritz has amassed a record of 273 – 107 during those 25 years and has sent hundreds of athletes on to continue their playing careers at the college level. This is only the second time that a MCPS lacrosse coach has received this amazing honor. Below is the official announcement from the Hall of Fame.
|2019 Potomac Chapter of USL Hall of Fame
Join the Potomac Chapter to celebrate the induction of the following six individuals into the Potomac Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the University Club in Washington, DC. Cocktails and buffet begin at 5:00 PM with ceremony to follow.
Patti Cleary: Nationally rated umpire who has worked numerous league and NCAA post season tournaments. Was local board chair for the Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association. USL certified trainer who taught most of the umpires working today for WLUA. Former player and head coach at Annandale High School who played collegiately at Old Dominion.
Andy Corno: All-American, All-Met and All-County player of the year at Walt Whitman High School and participant in the North-South HS All-Star game. At Georgetown was a three-time All-American and smashed every Hoya record for face-offs and groundballs. Four-year player in Major League Lacrosse.
Rich DeSomma: Highly successful girl’s high school coach in Northern Virginia. Took teams to numerous state finals and won the state title at Freedom-South Riding HS. Founded the Virginia United club program. Invaluable board member, officer, and volunteer with the Potomac Chapter.
Jeff Fritz: Highly successful boy’s coach since 1994 at Winston Churchill High School. Helped the team achieve varsity status in 1997 and added a JV program in 2008. Selected Coach of the Year five times during his career. Played at Seneca Valley High School and Frostburg State University.
Mark Goers: All-American player at Towson University. Held the single season NCAA face-off win percentage record for 25 years. Played at Fairfax High School. Served as assistant coach at Langley HS, Ohio State, and Towson. In his 18th season as a staff member with the U.S. Naval Academy men’s lacrosse program.
Ashley McCulloch: All-Met and All-American player at W.T. Woodson. Holds school scoring records for a season and a career. Led her team to three state championships. All-American and All-ACC player at the University of Virginia. Active club coach, clinician and WLUA umpire. Heavily involved with the One Love Foundation.
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We’re all so proud of this amazing and deserving honor for Coach Fritz! What he has done for our school, student athletes, and community is irreplaceable! Congratulations Coach!