Girls Lacrosse


2018 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Roster
Number First Name Last Name Grade
#2 Lily Matteson 9
#3 Caylee Harrison 10
#4 Katelyn Murphy 11
#8 Bayleigh Pickering 11
#11 Aidan Pike 12
#12 Maddie Bush 12
#13 Kennedy Elliosn 11
#14 Natalie Matteson 12
#15 Sidney Ruiz 12
#16 Jillian Spencer 11
#17 Mia Doherty 11
#18 Sarah Keehn 12
#20 Ava Steensland 12
#21 Kendal Orrantia 12
#23 Olivia Molfetta 10
#25 Victoria Hoffman 12
2018 Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Roster
Number Name Height Grade
#1 Sidney Jankanish 11
#2 Alex Vallone 9
#3 Sydney McMahon 9
#4 Audrey Villareal 9
#5 Gabby Bonam 10
#6 Robyn Stoop 11
#7 Natalie VonGierke 9
#9 Molly Finn 11
#10 Cameron Martin 11
#11 Keely Mulvihill 9
#12 Abby Messer 10
#14 Jaclyn Paul 10
#15 Lauren Whitley 11
#16 Ava Freeborn 9
#17 Katie Eli 9
#20 Molly Glackin 11
#21 Sam Segovia 11
#22 Rachel Morris 11
#23 Julia Real 12
#25 Megan Warren 9


Head Varsity Coach | Kirstyn Atkinson

Coach Atkinson grew up in Baltimore, MD where she began playing lacrosse when she was 5 years old. In high school (McDonogh School), she was All-State in lacrosse and soccer, as well as an Under Armour All-American her senior year. She was recently inducted into the McDonogh School Hall of Fame.

She was a two-sport, Division I athlete at Northwestern University, where she was a three-time NCAA Division I Champion, two-time Academic All-Big Ten student athlete, and named Academic All-ALC. Northwestern won 4 straight American League Lacrosse Conference championships while Atkinson was on the team and went undefeated during the 2009 season.

In addition to lacrosse, Atkinson also played and started on the Northwestern soccer team for two seasons.

Post-graduation, Atkinson has gained extensive experience coaching in some of best Division I lacrosse programs in the country. She was a graduate assistant coach at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) where she began her Master’s in Education work.

After her time there, she spent 2 and half years at the Naval Academy working under Head Coach Cindy Timchal, who is one of the winningest coaches in lacrosse history. During her time at Navy, the Mids went on to win 2 Patriot League championships.

Atkinson then made the move out west and became the Director of Operations for the University of Southern California women’s lacrosse program. She spent two years here and gained significant experience in running a DI program within one of the top collegiate athletic departments in the country.

She finally made the transition to high school and middle school athletics when she took the middle school athletic director and head girls lacrosse coach positions at oaks Christian School, in Westlake Village, CA. She spent a year in Westlake Village, until she moved to San Diego to be closer to her family and began her position as head coach of girls lacrosse at Santa Margarita.

Coach Atkinson is entering her 2nd season at SMCHS.


2017 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Schedule (14 - 5)
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Thursday 2.22.18 San Juan Hills (Scrimmage) San Juan Hills 5:00PM
Tuesday 2.27.18 Dana Hills Dana Hills 5:30PM W 19-2
Rosebowl vs. Westlake
Rosebowl vs. Los Alamitos
Rosebowl vs. Aliso Niguel
W 5-3
W 8-4
W 9-6
Thursday 3.8.18 Tesoro THHS 5:30PM W 12-2
Saturday 3.10.18 Corona Del Mar CDM 3:15PM W 18-3
Tuesday 3.13.18 Trabuco Hills SMCHS 5:30PM W 15-12
Wednesday 3.14.18 Beckman Beckman 4:00PM W 13-12
Friday 3.16.18 Palos Verdes SMCHS 6:00PM L 12-8
Tuesday 3.20.18 Capistrano Valley SMCHS 5:30PM W 21-0
Friday 3.23.18 Esperanza Esperanza 4:45PM W 16-6
Tuesday 3.27.18 St. Margaret's St. Margaret's 4:30PM L 16-4
Wednesday 4.4.18 Cathedral Catholic C. Catholic 4:00PM W 11-7
Tuesday 4.10.18 Foothill Foothill 7:00PM L 8-7
Wednesday 4.11.18 Mater Dei SMCHS 5:30PM L 10-7
Thursday 4.19.18 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos 5:30PM W 14-4
Tuesday 4.24.18 Newport Harbor Newport 6:30PM W 11-7
Wednesday 4.25.15 Coronado SMCHS 5:00PM W 13-7
Playoffs vs Los Alamitos
Playoffs vs Trabuco Hills
W 9-8
L 12-10
2017 Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Thursday 2.22.18 San Juan Hills San Juan Hills 5:00PM
Tuesday 2.27.18 Dana Hills Dana Hills 7:00PM
Thursday 3.8.18 Tesoro THHS 7:00PM
Tuesday 3.13.18 Trabuco Hills SMCHS 7:00PM
Wednesday 3.14.18 Beckman Beckman 5:30PM
Friday/Saturday 3.16-3.17.18 Sticks and Stones Trabuco Hills TBA
Tuesday 3.20.18 Capistrano Valley SMCHS 7:00PM
Thursday 3.22.18 Esperanza Esperanza 6:30PM
Tuesday 4.10.18 Foothill Foothill 5:30PM
Wednesday 4.11.18 Mater Dei SMCHS 7:00PM
Thursday 4.19.18 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos 4:00PM
Monday 4.23.18 J Serra J Serra 3:30PM
Tuesday 4.24.18 Newport Harbor Newport 4:45PM
Wednesday 4.25.15 Coronado SMCHS 7:00PM


Athletic Clearance

Fall Training Camp

Off-season workouts and stick work sessions will begin September 10th. *For student-athletes who are not participating in a fall sport.

Mondays/Wednesdays: Strength and Conditioning, 2:30-3:45pm | Location: SMCHS weight room

Thursdays: Stick work, 2:30-3:30pm

Location: Meet in front of SMCHS weight room

Prospective Players

If you are interested in playing girls lacrosse, wondering about the commitment of girls lacrosse, or just want a little more information, we are here to help!

  • Our regular season games run from late February to April, May if you are on Varsity and go into playoffs.
  • Although we condition all year, JV practice does not start till January.
  • Junior Varsity (JV) is a No Cut sport, we welcome girls of all talent levels and are happy to work with beginners and teach players new skills and a love for the game.
  • If you would like to shoot for Varsity – Coach is happy to evaluate your skill level and work with you to achieve your goals.

Please fill out the information below and we will be in touch. We hope to Welcome you into the Girls Lacrosse Family!

Director: Vince Garcia garciav@smhs.org

Head Coach: Kirstyn Atkinson atkinsonk@smhs.org

Parent Representative: Wendy Ruiz ruiz01@cox.net

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