Tryouts Scheduled for March 11

Try-outs: Begin March 11th at Farms Intermediate

  • 9th and 10th grade: 4:15p-6:30p
  • 11th and 12th grade: 6:15p-8:30p (ALL Goalies should attend)

You MUST have a physical on file to try-out! No Physical = No try-out!

Players Meeting scheduled Sept. 9

There will be a players meeting on Sunday, September 9 from 5pm-6pm at the Old High School Stadium. Learn more.

New varsity coach announced

Hartland High School announced on Aug 13 the hiring of our new varsity head coach, Deanna Radcliffe. Below is an excerpt from her email to the staff and returning players:

I am originally from Pennsylvania where I attended Temple University and played Division I lacrosse for 4 years. During my time at Temple I received Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, All- Conference team, All- Academic team, and Regional All -American. At Temple, we won 3 Atlantic 10 Championships and made 3 NCAA tournament appearances. I still continue to play competitively with a women’s travel team out of Chicago called Lakeshore Lacrosse. I hope to be able to utilize the knowledge that I gained from these experiences to help all of you reach your goals within the sport of lacrosse.

For the past 7 years I have run the Cyclones Travel Lacrosse program and was the varsity head coach at South Lyon High School. My overall record while at South Lyon was 98 wins, 20 losses, and 5 ties. I enjoyed my time at South Lyon, but am ready for a change and a new challenge.

When I am not coaching, I am teaching in Howell Public Schools. I am currently a special education teacher at Hutchings Elementary. I also recently completed my master’s degree from MSU in Sports Leadership & Coaching. I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach at Hartland. I will be in contact with you all again very soon to let you know about fall conditionings and lacrosse workouts. I am looking forward to the start of the 2013 season!

Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting all of you very soon!

If you wish to contact Coach Radcliffe, your can email her at

Welcome to our family, Coach Radcliffe!

State Finals: Hartland 11, Birmingham Seaholm 12

2012 team poses one last time as State Runner-up
The 2012 team poses one last time as State Runner-up after losing to Birmingham Seaholm in OT, 12-11.

It was a heartbreaking way to end a great season, but make no mistake about it — it was a GREAT season!

Hartland traveled to the the Division I State Finals in Rockford on Saturday followed by a caravan of fans and supporters. We even had a fire truck lead us out of the high school parking lot and some crazy guy stopping traffic so the send-off chain wouldn't get broken. Great memories for the girls.

When we arrived in Rockford the tailgating began — most parents having known each other for several years as our group of a dozen or so senior girls have been playing lacrosse since the 7th grade. Wow, how the time flies.

Our girls — this amazing group of talented players and personalities — played through thick and thin throughout the season. Saturday was the result of a ton of hard work — getting to the State Division I Finals! What a huge success!

I can go on and on about the details of the game, but I'll let you read them on and Yes, we lost in overtime, 12-11, but what an outstanding display of athletic achievement.


Ladies, you made Hartland very proud. Thank you for such a great season, and seniors, thank you for the many years of memories. We love you all!

When it comes to women's lacrosse, Hartland is now firmly on the map as a powerful opponent with a State Finals appearance on the books. Congrats to all involved with helping build this program to where it it is today.


We're going to the 'ship!

Junior Ryan Skomial had five goals in Wednesday's semi-final game vs AA Pioneer
Junior Ryan Skomial had five goals in Wednesday's semi-final game vs Ann Arbor Pioneer. Skomial will lead Hartland to their first-ever State Finals appearance in the history of the program.

Hartland's lacrosse team will be making the trip to the State Finals on Saturday after defeating Ann Arbor Pioneer, 16-11, in the Semi-Finals match-up Wednesday night in South Lyon.

Leading the Hartland scoring was Ryan Skomial with five goals, followed by Natalie Sochacki and Rachel Sharpe with three goal each. Haley Crouse added two goals, and Taylor Pryde, Amber Crouse and Courtney Lee scored one goal each.


Goalie, Tabitha Ferguson, was outstanding in the net — denying a barrage of shots by Pioneer's offense late in the game.

Hartland will face Birmingham Seaholm in the Division I Finals played at Rockford High School on Saturday, June 9 at 2:00pm. Check back here (and your email) for details on carpooling, tailgating, etc.


Hartland vs Brighton Regional Game Highlighted in Video

A big shout-out to the folks over at for covering our win over Brighton on May 30, 2012. It was a great game and now we have some great memories captured on film.

Regional Champs! Hartland beats Clarkston, 13-11

Regional Champs! Hartland beats Clarkston, 13-11
Regional Champs: Hartland advances to State Semis after beating Clarkston, 13-11 in the Regional Finals.

Hartland advances to the State Semi-Finals after defeating Clarkston, 13-11, at the Regional Finals Saturday afternoon in Lake Orion.

The game was evenly matched, with both teams going into halftime tied at 6 goals each. Hartland then went on a scoring run early in the second half. Clarkston rallied to pull within a goal, but Hartland held off the late drive to end with the win.

Scoring for Hartland were Haley Crouse with four goals, followed by Natalie Sochacki and Ryan Skomial with three goals each. Rounding out the scoring for Hartland were Courtney Lee, Rachel Sharpe and Amy Longe with one goal each.


Hartland will face the winner of the AA Huron / AA Pioneer game (played on June 2) on Wednesday night at 7:00pm at South Lyon High School. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Rockford / Birmingham Seaholm (played on June 6) in the State Finals on June 9 in Rockford.

Go Eagles!

Eagles beat Dogs 10-9 in Regional Semifinal!

Natalie Sochacki scored FIVE goals in Wednesday night's win over Brighton
Hartland junior Natalie Sochacki scored FIVE goals in Wednesday night's win over Brighton.

On the same field that Hartland lost in overtime to Brighton last year in the regional playoffs, this year was a different story. Hartland beat Brighton 10-9 Wednesday afternoon to advance to the Regional Finals this Saturday, June 2. It's the second win over Brighton this year — only further intensifying the heated rivalry going into next year. Ahhh... sweet revenge. (Just teasing Brighton, you guys played great.)

Hartland junior Natalie Sochacki played like she was having an out-of-body experience — scoring FIVE goals in the win and making moves never seen before in post-season play. Ryan Skomial added three goals, while Haley Crouse and Courtney Lee each added one goal.


After going into halftime with a 6-3 lead, Hartland slowly let Brighton back in the game — at one point Brighton was within one goal of tying the score at 9. But senior Courtney Lee added the last Hartland goal to give us a 10-8 lead with a couple minutes left in the game. Brighton marched down and scored again, but Hartland was able to hold on and take the 10-9 victory.

While I don't have stats on goalie Tabitha Ferguson, she made a few very crucial saves to help preserve the win. Way to go Tabs!

Next up: the winner of the Grand Blanc vs Clarkston game (played Thursday). Our game will be on Saturday at 10:00am back at Lake Orion High School.

Go Eagles!

Sports Illustrated recognizes Ryan Skomial

Sports Illustrated recognizes Ryan Skomial
Click the link below to see Ryan in the online version of Faces in the Crowd.

Sports Illustrated included our very own Ryan Skomial in their "Faces in the Crowd" feature which hit the newsstands Wednesday, May 23.

The magazine had the following to say about Ryan, "Ryan, a junior center at Hartland High, had her ninth six-plus goals performance this season with six scores and two assists in a 22-9 win over Flint Powers for the state's No. 1-ranked Division 1 team. She topped all Michigan players with 138 total points; she also led the state in assists, with 56. Last year she was named all-state with 63 total points, despite missing five games because of a hip injury. Ryan is orally committed to Grand Valley State."

Visit the online version here:

What a high school career Ryan is having — and she's only a junior! Congrats and way to go, Ryan!

Hartland cruises to Regional Semis

Hartland's varsity team after their 17-4 win over Huron Valley
Hartland's varsity team after their 17-4 win over Huron Valley in Wednesday's First-Round Regional Playoffs.

For the third time this year Hartland was able to defeat Huron Valley — this time in the first round of the Regional Playoffs. Hartland won Wednesday night's contest 17-4 at Lake Orion High School (home of the regional games).

Scoring for Hartland were Natalie Sochacki with five goals; Ryan Skomial with four; and Amy Long with three. Taylor Pryde and Haley Crouse each scored twice with Ashley Collins adding one.

In goal for Hartland was Tabitha Ferguson who had six saves in the game. Thanks also to her tough defensive teamates, Huron Valley had limited shooting opportunities.


The win sets up a huge match-up next Wednesday versus Brighton. That game will also be played at Lake Orion High School — but this time the game starts at 5:00pm. Parents, please plan to leave work early that day so you can make the trip and support the girls. Everyone knows how big this game will be after splitting the regular season wins 1-1. This is also the same field where Brighton knocked us out last year in double-overtime. Revenge!!!!!

Go Eagles!

Hartland ends regular season with 17-6 win over PCS

Hartland beats PCS 17-6
Hartland's varsity team takes advantage of an official's water timeout (due to heat) to chat about their strategy. Hartland went on to defeat PCS 17-6 Saturday.

Hartland played their last regular season game on Saturday at Plymouth Canton High School (PCS). At halftime, Hartland (16-3-1) had an 8-3 lead then carried the momentum into the second half before ultimately finishing the game with a 17-6 win.

Leading all Hartland scorers was Natalie Sochacki with four goals. Ryan Skomial added three; Courtney Lee and Haley Crouse added two each; and Annie Quinn, Rachel Sharpe, Taylor Pryde, Sara Barnett, Amy Long and Rachel Gibbs had one goal each.

The JV team ended their season with an 11-4 win over PCS and an 11-5-1 season record. Congrats ladies! Looking forward to watching you next year at the varsity level.

Hartland's varsity team travels to Lake Orion on Wednesday, May 23 for the Regional First-Round playoffs. Hartland will play either Huron Valley or Lake Orion. Please check the events schedule for upcoming game dates/times and locations.

Hartland takes care of Waterford, 19-3

Hartland got back on track Wednesday after Monday's tough loss to East Grand Rapids. Hartland traveled to Waterford for the last regular season game and came home with a 19-3 victory. The win moves Hartland to 15-3-1 on the season going into Saturday's matchup against Plymouth (see below).

The JV team also recorded a victory by defeating Waterford 10-6.

PLEASE NOTE: Our KLAA Crossover game has been set and will be against Plymouth on SATURDAY. This is based off of our final place in the conference and we are Conference Co-Champions with Brighton. Due to the tie breaker rules, we slide into second place for the league match ups. (All the more reason to take them down again in playoffs!)

Plymouth/Canton/Salem is hosting the regional track meet at PCS on Friday, so our game will be held on Saturday morning. We apologize for the late notice, however, these games are not set until conference places are finalized so we could not have known earlier. All girls were informed of this as soon as we knew on Monday night. Here is the important information for that game....

Saturday, May 19th @ Plymouth on the PCS Turf Field
Bus Departure: 7:45 AM @ HHS
JV Game: 9:30 AM
Varsity Game: 11:00 AM

Hartland falls to #1-ranked East Grand Rapids

Rachel Sharpe sets up an offensive play
The East Grand Rapids defense played very tough in Monday's 17-8 win over Hartland. EGR held some of our top scorers, like Rachel Sharpe (#27) scoreless.

It was #1 vs #1. Division 2 leader, East Grand Rapids, defeated Division 1 leader, Hartland, by the final score of 17-8 on Monday night in Hartland. After a 6-6 tie at the half, East Grand Rapids' explosive offense was too much for Hartland to handle in the second half.

Scoring for Hartland was Ryan Skomial with four goals — followed by Courtney Lee, Haley Crouse, Natalie Sochacki and Ashley Collins with one goal each.


The JV team also finished on the losing end posting a 10-5 loss — moving them to 9-5-1 on the season.

Hartland travels to Waterford Wednesday.

Athletes-of-the-Week: Ryan and Amber!

Ryan Skomial: Athlete-of-the-Week (Week 4/30)
5/2 vs. Grand Blanc - Won 17-6, Ryan scored 7 goals, 3 assists, 11 draw controls
5/4 vs. Brighton - Won 15-13- Scored 4 goals, 2 assists, 7 draw controls

Amber Crouse: Athlete-of-the-Week (Week 5/7)
5/7 vs. Ann Arbor Huron - Won 17-14, Amber scored 4 goals, 1 assist, 4 draw controls, 6 Ground balls
5/9 vs. Huron Valley - Won 17-11- Scored 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 draw controls
5/10 vs. Powers Catholic - Won 22-9, Scored 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 draw controls

Congrats, ladies!

HUGE night for Senior Class

Haley Crouse scoops-up this ground ball in Thursday's 22-9 win over Flint Powers
Senior Haley Crouse scoops-up this ground ball in Thursday's 22-9 win over Flint Powers. Haley scored three goals in the contest.

It was an emotional start prior to Thursday's game as the Hartland senior players (and their parents) were recognized. The girls then focused that emotion and proceeded to unleash an barrage of goals on the visiting Flint Powers team. When it was all said and done, Hartland walked off the field with a 22-9 victory.

Ryan Skomial scored six goals; Haley Crouse, Natalie Sochacki and Amber Crouse scored three goals each; Rachel Sharpe and Amy Long scored two goals; and Annie Quinn, Courtney Lee and Abbey Tierney each scored one goal.


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