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 hartlandlacrosse@gmail.com.

Welcome to our family, Coach Radcliffe!

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.

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.


Hartland defeats Huron Valley, 17-10

Senior Taylor Pryde scores vs Huron Valley
Senior Taylor Pryde scores on this shot during Wednesday's 17-10 win over Huron Valley.

After a rather close first half — with Hartland (13-2-1) leading Huron Valley 12-7 — Hartland regrouped and got back in their normal scoring stride and finished the game with a 17-10 victory.

Leading all scorers was Ryan Skomial with six goals. Rachel Sharpe followed with three goals and Courtney Lee finished with two goals. Rounding out the scores with one goal each were Natalie Sochacki, Taylor Pryde, Sara Barnett, Rachel Gibbs, Haley Crouse and Amber Crouse.


Another big day for goalie Tabitha Ferguson — she's playing with confidence and poise. Keep it up, Tabs!

The JV team also defeated Huron Valley by a score of 15-4 to move to 9-3-1 on the season.


Hartland continues to roll

Hartland improved to 8-1 on the season after taking care of the highly-ranked Ann Arbor Huron lacrosse team Monday night in Ann Arbor.

After taking a convincing 13-5 halftime lead, Hartland let up in the second half — then poured it on again late in the game to secure the win, 17-14.

Scoring for Hartland were Amber Crouse (four goals), Ryan Skomial and Haley Crouse (three goals each), Natalie Sochacki and Courtney Lee (two goals), and Jessica Gust Ashley Collins and Rachel Sharpe (one goal each).

The JV team also beat Huron by a score of 12-1 putting their record at 7-2.

The Eagles are home on Wednesday to face Huron Valley.

Hartland beats Brighton!

Hartland beats Brighton, 15-13
The Hartland varsity team is all smiles as they walk off Sloan Field (in Brighton) after defeating Brighton, 15-13, Friday night.

On Friday night in Brighton, Hartland (7-1) was finally able to get the monkey off their backs by beating Brighton, 15-13. The match-up had its share of drama — let's just say the players, coaches, and fans from both cities take this rivalry VERY seriously.

Hartland lost to Brighton in the regional finals last year in overtime, so this win resets everything. A potentially epic battle between these two physical, emotionally-charged teams should happen in the playoffs later this season.


Hartland's leading scorer Friday night was senior Haley Crouse with SIX goals! Ryan Skomial added four goals and Rachel Gibbs found the net twice. Amber Crouse, Natalie Sochacki and Rachel Sharpe each scored one goal.

Junior goaltender, Tabitha Ferguson had on AMAZING game — blocking 12 of 23 shots on goal. Tabs came up BIG with some huge stops late in the game when Brighton was rallying, but she held them off to secure the win for Hartland. Way to go Tabs!

Hartland travels to Ann Arbor Huron on Monday. Go Eagles!

Hartland defeats Grand Blanc again

Ryan Skomial scored seven goals against Grand Blanc
Junior Ryan Skomial scored SEVEN goals in Wednesday's 17-6 win over Grand Blanc.

Hartland improved to a 6-1 record after handling Grand Blanc on Wednesday night. Leading 6-2 at the half, Hartland continued to pour it on in the second half — finishing the game with a 17-6 victory.

Lead all scorers was junior Ryan Skomial with seven goals. Natalie Sochacki and Rachel Sharpe added two goals each while Ashley Collins, Jessica Gust, Haley Crouse and Rachel Gibbs each scored one goal for Hartland.


The JV team also took care of Grand Blanc with a 15-6 victory.

Hartand's next game is at Brighton on Friday. This game is HUGE. Please come out and support our girls!

Hartland tops Huron Valley, 17-11

Junior goalie Tabitha Ferguson stops a shot.
Hartland's junior goalie Tabitha Ferguson stops this shot vs Huron Valley Wednesday night in Milford. Hartland won the game 17-11.

Hartland moved to 5-1 on the season with a 17-11 win over Huron Valley. After jumping out to a 13-5 lead at the half, Hartland held-off a second half comeback to secure their fifth win of the season.

Scoring for Hartland were Ryan Skomial with six goals, Haley Crouse with four, and Amy Long with three. Amber Crouse, Taylor Pryde and Rachel Gibbs and Rachel Sharpe added one goal each.

The JV team also improved to 5-1 on the season with an 8-5 win earlier in the day.

Hartland travels to Rockford for a playday this Saturday. Click here for details.

Hartland takes one on the chin

Hartland's varsity and JV teams recorded their first losses of the season to the visiting Brighton Bulldogs Friday night.

In the varsity game, after Hartland jumped out to an early lead, Brighton battled back to tie the score 7-7 going into the half. However, Hartland could not find the net in the second half. Brighton scored five additional goals and took the win, 12-7.

Hartland's Ryan Skomial scored two goals. Taylor Pryde, Natalie Sochacki, Courtney Lee, Rachel Sharpe and Haley Crouse each scored one goal.

The JV team (4-1) fell to Brighton, 7-3.

The varsity team heads to Bloomfield tomorrow (April 21) for a four-team playday. Games will be played at Bloomfield Lahser High School starting at 10:00am vs Troy, 12:00pm vs Forest Hills and 1:30pm vs Bloomfield.

Hartland remains unbeaten in win over Grand Blanc

Courtney Lee scores her first of three goals in Wednesday night's victory
Senior Courtney Lee scores her first of three goals in Wednesday night's 17-1 victory over Grand Blanc.

Hartland moved to 4-0 on the season after defeating Grand Blanc, 17-1 Wednesday night in Hartland. After going up 11-0 at the half, Hartland continued to pound the Bobcats in league play.

Scoring for Hartland were Ryan Skomial with six goals; Haley Crouse, Courtney Lee and Natalie Sochacki with three goals each; and Ashley Collins and Rachel Gibbs adding one goal each.

Goalie Tabitha Ferguson and her defense played an AMAZING game. They held Grand Blanc to only a few shots on goal -- and Tabs blocked or deflected all but one. Wow!

Game Photos

Earlier in the day, the JV took it to the Bobcats in a 20-5 victory to also remain undefeated.

The girls are playing outstanding lacrosse — and they are still finding their groove.

Hartland (4-0) plays host to Brighton (1-3) this Friday in a game that will no doubt be a physical battle. Come out and support your team! Go Eagles!

Hartland scores 27 on Northville

Senior Maggie Hogan scored one of Hartland's 27 goals vs Monday night.
Senior Maggie Hogan scored one of Hartland's 27 goals vs Northville Monday night.

Hartland's last game before Spring Break was a blowout — beating Northville 27-2 at home. The girls (now 3-0) were amped and started scoring within seconds of the contest. By half time the score was 19-1. While Hartland tried to slow the pace and stall in the second half, they still managed to put another eight points on the board.

Leading all Hartland scorers was Ryan Skomial with seven goals. Natalie Sochacki put four in the net with Rachel Sharpe and Rachel Gibbs added three goals each. Scoring two goals each were Courtney Lee, Haley Crouse and Amber Crouse. Rounding out scoring for Hartland were Maggie Hogan, Annie Quinn, Taylor Pryde and Ashley Collins with one goal each.

Game Photos

Junior goalie Tabitha Ferguson didn't have much pressure from Northville thanks to her offense keeping the ball on the other side of the field and her defense forcing turnovers.

The JV team rocked the house — again! They easily handled Northville 18-2 to move to 3-0 on the season.

After break, Hartland faces Grand Blanc at home on April 18.

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