Sonoma Valley’s first-ever club lacrosse team began practicing last Sunday. The team is open to all high school age girls and is still accepting new members. No experience is necessary.

More than 70 high schools in the North Bay already offer girls lacrosse, and almost all of the schools in the new athletic league that Sonoma Valley will be part of in 2018-19 either already have lacrosse or are in the process of formally adding the sport.

Sonoma’s​ new club team is organized under the auspices of the 101 Lacrosse organization, run by Sonoma State coach Panchito Ojeda. ​More information is at

The new girls lacrosse team is practicing​ this fall every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at Sassarini Elementary School on Fifth Street West.

The team will play two tournaments, one in late October and one in mid-December.

The cost for the fall league is $250, which includes loaner sticks, (mandatory) goggles and a uniform, plus a shooter shirt and practice pinnie that the girls can keep. Scholarships to cover the $250 are also available.