The Griffins Girls Lacrosse Team: They Just Want To Have Fun…And Win

Ryanne Logan Wallaceburg Griffins

Wallaceburg Griffin’s forward Ryanne Logan drives to the net , en route to a four goal (6-point) night. Her intermediate team won their home opener by a score of 8-2 – Photo by Wyatt Williams/

Anybody who even remotely follows the local sports scene know the Wallaceburg and lacrosse are synonymous.

The ‘Burg is and has always been (at least as far back as this 60+ year old brain can remember) a hot bed of lacrosse that has produced countless minor provincial championships, and a Junior B National championship team.

They also have sent numerous players to the Jr. A and the National Lacrosse League, but are you aware that they have several girl’s teams making their own marks?

Last year they had an Intermediate team, and a newly added bantam team. This year according to Wallaceburg minor lacrosse president, Lee Salisbury they will be adding a midget girl’s team. This will give the girls a team in three age groups.

Overall the association has had a huge influx of players, with total numbers increasing from 160 last
season to over 240 this year Wallaceburg’s Intermediate girls team are the reigning provincial champions, and started their 2019 season with a lopsided 8-2 home win over Strathroy.

When asked why Griffin’s fourth year forward Ryanne Logan started playing the game she said, “I have wanted to play for a long time as my brother played, so that was my introduction.”

That was what attracted Logan to the game, but what brings her back. Ryanne says, “she really loves the sport, and the bond with her teammates creates a great environment.”

She says she “always has fun and looks forward to going” to the rink. It’s these aspects of the game that Logan feels would be attractive to other girls thinking about the game of lacrosse.

So all you young girls and parents of said girls, maybe come, check out a girls game, or sign up for one of the Leave Your Mark Lacrosse ( lacrosse camps that are being put on in other Chatham-Kent communities this summer. Wallaceburg resident and coach Jamie Knight, is the founder of Leave Your Mark.

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