The Highland Park High School Lacrosse team was founded in the winter of 1995 with 21 players. In 2018 the HP Lacrosse program included 3 High School teams, 7 Youth teams, 18 Bantam teams, and 400 players.
The High School program is a member of Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL). Players who reside in the Highland Park School District are eligible to play with Highland Park Boys Lacrosse.
Former HP lacrosse players have played in D1 college programs such as Denver, Duke, Virginia, Hofstra, Villanova, Syracuse, Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown & North Carolina.
Coach Derek Thomson became the head Varsity Lacrosse Coach in the fall of 2003. That spring we won our first Texas High School DI Lacrosse Championship. During the 2005 season we went 17-0 to capture our 2nd Championship. In 2008, we captured our 3rd DI Championship and our first Texas High School DII Lacrosse Championship. The Varsity Blue team went 18-1 in 2009 and in 2010 became the first team in Texas to be ranked nationally in the Top 25 with a 16-2 season record and became the only Texas program to win three consecutive DI State Champions (2008, 2009, 2010). In 2012, our Gold team, under the leadership of Coach Ross Thomson, won its 2nd State Championship and the Blue team won its 6th State Championship. 2015 was a banner year as both teams won championships, Blue capturing its 7th DI title and Gold winning our 3rd in Division II. Coach Derek Thomson announced he would retire at the end of the 2017 season.
A national coaching search was conducted during the Spring/Summer of 2017. After interviewing many qualified candidates from across the US, the search committee unanimously recommended to the board the hiring of Varsity Blue Offensive Coordinator Rich Moses - 2015 DII State Champion OC, 2016 THSLL Person of the Year, and 3x National Champion at Hobart College. Rich immediately began leading our staff of 13 High School, 24 Youth, and 20+ Bantam coaches in the quest of Developing Champions!
The first trophy in the Moses era came in 2018, the Gold team avenged regular season losses to win our 4th Division II trophy with excellent coaching from Ross Thomson, Zack Colburn & Mike Devlin.
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Please contact Ryan Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Lent (email@example.com) for 2020 season
Summer 2017 NHSLS team
Highland Park High School will travel a team to the following Summer recruiting tournaments in 2021:
June 24-25, 2021
National High School Lacrosse Showcase (NHSLS) - Session 1
July 7-8, 2021
Philly Showdown Invitational
All returning Varsity Blue players will be invited to attend. Additional invitations will be issued by the coaching staff in the Spring. Traditionally these events have offered the coaches and team an additional chance to play together, bond and get better. An additional benefit to those wanting to continue their lacrosse careers in college is these events are highly attended by coaches wishing to see players in their HS system where they have relationships with our coaches.
If you are a returning Varsity Blue player, or think you may be invited, please keep your calendar clear on these weekends and plan to practice 3-5 times during the summer.
Director of Lacrosse Operations
Phone: (215) 740-2581
High School Director / Board Member
Phone: (214) 552-8333
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