THE DOMINION LIBERTY GIRLS LACROSSE CLUB 

 

The Dominion Liberty Lacrosse club team brings some of the game’s leading educators together, to work with your daughter, to enhance her game in an instructional and fun environment.

Tryouts will be held on August 17 and 24 from 4:30-6pm at Carl Sandburg MS.

 
The girls will be pushed outside their limits, so they can recognize they will be able to do more than they think the can.
— Dominion Liberty Girls Club

ABOUT DOMINION LIBERTY

Started in 2017, The Dominion Liberty Girl’s Lacrosse Club was founded by some of the game’s leading educators to pass their love of women’s lacrosse on to the next generation of girl’s lacrosse players.

Since we believe in a balance and encourage the player to participate in other sports and activities, we practice and compete during the summer and fall seasons. We also provide clinics throughout the winter with our instructors being local collegiate coaches. In the spring, we offer private and small group lessons to any interested players.


OUR PHILOSOPHY 

The coaching staff of Dominion Liberty Girl’s lacrosse believes that passion for the game, playing for the love of the sport, is fundamental to the successful development of our players. We provide our players with the tools they need to succeed, both on and off the field by pushing each player beyond their limits, teaching them that each player is capable of achieving more than they may think is possible.

EDUCATE - LEARN - GROW - ACHIEVE!


COACHING STAFF

The coaches of Dominion Liberty Lacrosse pride themselves on bringing their knowledge, experience, and love of women’s lacrosse to today’s next generation of women lacrosse players.

ERIN HELLMOLD
Director and Owner of Dominion Liberty Lacrosse Club, Erin was a standout player and two season captain at Johns Hopkins University from 1998 - 2002. Voted the Best Offensive Player in 2001 and selected for the 2002 North/South Senior All-Star game, Erin is among the Blue Jay leaders in career assists, goals, and points.

In addition to her playing experience, she was the Associate Head/Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Georgetown University from 2004 - 2012. During her nine seasons with Georgetown, they were named the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year for two-consecutive years.  Erin coached eight offensive All-Americans, including Alison Chambers, Coco Stanwick and most recently Ashby Kaestner and Molly Ford. Under her watch, the Hoyas averaged almost 11 goals per game.

Prior to coaching at Georgetown, Erin spent two seasons at Stevens Institute of Technology helping to coach the team to the ECAC tournament both years, winning both the 2003 and 2004 Knickerbocker Conference Championship. The 2004 season record was the best in Stevens’ history.

Aside from coaching, Hellmold is the co-owner of the New York Lacrosse Academy, a camp company that has been teaching the game to young athletes for over 20 years.

Hellmold currently resides in Alexandria, Va., with her husband Erich, an attorney and a 2002 graduate of Johns Hopkins where he played football for the Blue Jays. The couple have four children, Grant, Taylor, Pierce and Grady.

SADAF NAJAFZADEH, Assistant Director
Assistant Director of Dominion Liberty, Sadaf is also the current JV lacrosse coach at West Potomac High School.  A former collegiate lacrosse player herself, Sadaf played attack for Marymount University Saints Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team.  In addition, she was a former Bishop Ireton High School player, named Captain of the team in her Junior year. She is currently a special education teacher at West Potomac HS.

MADDIE STEPHENS
Maddie played college lacrosse at Gardner Webb University. Played high school lacrosse at Bishop Ireton High School.

GEORGIA PANTHOFER
Georgia played collegiately at Marymount University. She was a volunteer for West Potomac HS this past season.

SCOT RITTENBERG
Scot is the current Assistant Girls Varsity Coach at Mount Vernon High School. He has coached lacrosse for over 20 years at the youth and high school level. He served as the Director of Lacrosse for Fairfax Police Youth Club, the Board of Directors for NVYLL, and Director for TripleEdge Lacrosse.

SAMMI RITTENBERG
Sammi is the current Assistant Girls Varsity Coach at Washington and Lee High School in Arlington. She was the former Varsity Head Coach at Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology. She was a former goalie at Fairfax High School and a youth lacrosse coach at Fairfax City Police Youth Club (FPYC).


CLUB POLICIES

In order for the Dominion Liberty Lacrosse club to be successful, participants are expected to make all practices and tournaments.  

Dominion Liberty Lacrosse offers 8-13 practices and two to three tournaments depending on the season(fall/summer). Additional opportunities for practices and tournaments may be added to the schedule by coaches. 
   
We know personnel situations come up; please communicate with your daughter’s coaching staff as conflicts occur.


DOMINION LIBERTY TEAMS


2019 Teams: 

2022/2023

2024/2025

2026/2027

2028/2029


 

2019 FALL SEASON SCHEDULE (tentative)

Date: August 17 and 24

Time: 4:30-6pm

Location: Sandburg Middle School

Tryout Cost: $40

Practice: Once a week, on a Saturday, beginning first week of September till mid - November.

Tournaments:

Saturday October 12 - Pumpkin Shootout - Leesburg (2028/2029 and 2026/2027)

Sunday October 13th - Queen of the Turf - Johns Hopkins Univ.(2024/2025 and 2022/2023)

Saturday November 2nd - Gatorfest - St. Pauls School(Baltimore) (2022-2027 teams)

Sunday November 17th - Lax Clash - Bel Air, MD (2022-2027 teams)


CLUB FEES 

Team Registration: $640(2022-2027 teams) $450(2028/2029 Team)

Fees are solely for the purpose of covering coaches salaries, field rentals, team/player tournament registration fees, coaches travel, lodging and per diem expenses, and club administrative costs. Player lodging, food and transportation costs are not included.

Uniform Fee: $120

Uniform jersey and skort, practice pinney, shirt, bag and socks.

Dominion Liberty Lacrosse Refund Policy: DLL regularly incurs significant costs well in advance of the start of each season, including but not limited to expenses related to: tournament registration; rental field space; coaching; uniforms; equipment; insurance; and other administrative purposes. Therefore, we have a no refund policy after acceptance of a team invitation. DLL will grant pro-rated refunds of up to 50% for a player that suffers a significant injury or medical condition that will prevent the player from playing. Appropriate medical documentation and a letter from players physician will be required in such a circumstance.