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Chicago Girls Travel Team Program

Play competitive lacrosse, receive high-end coaching, develop your skills, improve your lacrosse IQ - all without leaving the city!

True Lacrosse launched a Girls Program in Chicago two years ago and we are off and running! If you are tired of traveling outside the city to receive a quality lacrosse education, come train with True! True Chicago will have city-based travel teams, seasonal and year-round training, small-group sessions, and individual lessons. Between the various offerings, program flexibility and high-level coaching, True Chicago has you covered.

Contact: Peter Murphy, True Chicago Director

In year two, the True Chicago program has really started to establish itself as a high-level developmental program! We look forward to continuing to offer outstanding lacrosse training this year and beyond.

Please join us for assessments for the 2020-2021 club season on Saturday (8/8) at True Chicago's Scrimmage/Assessment Day at The CIBC Fire Pitch. We'll evaluate all players during warm-ups and throughout the game while having a little fun to close out the Summer.

While we appreciate that teams develop chemistry throughout the year while playing together, True Chicago does not mandate that you play with our program year-round. We encourage our players to be multi-sport athletes and we understand that family schedules can be challenging depending on the season.  We try to be flexible, while still offering rigorous training. If you are looking for great training in the city at any point during the year, contact Director Peter Murphy to discuss options.

This Fall, True will train outdoors during September/October. Our traditional Winter season will start later this year, moving to March/April so that our players will be training right up until the start of their delayed Spring Season, which begins on May 3. The later start date will alos limit the number of days playing indoors this year.

The Summer season will begin July 1st, 2021, and run through August 7th, 2021.

More details to follow in the week(s) ahead. Please contact Director Peter Murphy with any questions.

Come join True Chicago as we continue to build something special in the city!

Scrimmage/Assessment Day (2020-2021 Club Season)

Chicago Lakers (Girls)

Date: Saturday 8/8

U12-U14  9:00-10:15am
HS Green (Novice/Intermediate) 10:30-11:45am
HS Black (Higher-level) 12:00-1:15pm

Location: CIBC Fire Pitch North Turf Field 

All new players, please contact Director Peter Murphy with interest.

Can't Make 8/8 Scrimmage/Assessments?

If you'll miss the 8/8 Scrimmage/Assessments, but would still like to join True this Fall, please email Peter Murphy.

Returning Travel Team Players Can Register for the Fall Season/Full-Year Here

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Summer Practice Schedule (June 14-Aug 7)

Youth Summer Practice Schedule


Sunday All Youth Skills Training 12:30-2:00pm @ Clark Playlot Field
Tuesday All Youth Position Training: 9:45-10:45am @ Clark Playlot Field
Friday All Youth Skills Training 12:30-2:00pm @ Clark Playlot Field

Dates: (6/14-8/7)

*Subject to change*

HS Summer Training Schedule

HS Green Team:

Sunday HS Green Skills Training 2:15-3:45pm @ Clark Playlot Field
Tuesday All HS Position Training starting at 11am 1-Hour sessions as follows: 11am-12pm Attack, 12:15-1:15pm Midfield, 1:30-2:30pm Defense @ Clark Playlot Field
Friday HS Green Skills Practice 2:15-3:45pm @ Clark Playlot Field

High School Black Team:

Sunday HS Black Skills Training 4:00-5:30pm @ Clark Playlot Field
Tuesday All HS Position Training starting at 11am 1-Hour sessions as follows: 11am-12pm Attack, 12:15-1:15pm Midfield, 1:30-2:30pm Defense @ Clark Playlot Field
Friday HS Black Skills Practice 4:00-5:30pm @ Clark Playlot Field
Dates: (6/14-8/7)

*Subject to Change*

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Graduation Years 19/20

Level School Grade(s)
  *We will allow athletic 4th graders (2025) to tryout for the U12 team*
12U 5th Graders - 2027  &  6th Graders - 2026
14U 7th Graders - 2025 &  8th Graders - 2024
High School 9th Graders - 2023,  10th Graders - 2022,  11th Graders - 2021  &  12th Graders - 2020

Scrimmages/Assessments for Fall


True Chicago Director

Peter Murphy

  • True Lacrosse National & State Premier Team Coach
  • 3-year Starter at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • UNC Honors: All-American, All-ACC, 2-time ACC Champion, Team Captain As Senior, Most Outstanding Freshman at UNC, 3rd All-time in Takeaways at UNC
  • HS Honors: 2-time HS All-American, 2-time Nassau County Defenseman of the Year, 2-time Captain, 2-time Medal Winner for Team Long Island at the Empire State Games, GCHS Athlete of the Year, All-State Football, GCHS Sports Hall of Fame
  • Defensive Coordinator for Undefeated N.Y. State Champion Garden City Trojans (2000)
  • Certified by U.S. Lacrosse & Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
  • Head Coach Varsity Lacrosse at The Latin School of Chicago
  • Founder & Director of LiL' Ballers Lacrosse

Peter Murphy

Senior Director

Phone: 312-339-3269

Coach Marissa Shannon

Coach Shannon played Division III lacrosse at Kenyon College where she graduated in 2013. During her time at Kenyon College, the team was NCAC Conference Champions in 2013. The team also played in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2013 and the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2010. Marissa was captain of her team for the 2012 and 2013 seasons and earned First Team All NCAC in 2013. After Kenyon, Marissa went on to earn her Masters in Teaching at Dominican University in 2014. She is currently teaching 7th grade science for Chicago Public Schools.  Marissa is currently the head coach at Walter Payton College Prep where she began the lacrosse program in 2017.  In the 2019 season, Payton placed second in the Chicago Public Schools city lacrosse championship.

Coach Marlee Galper

Coach Marlee joins us from California, where she started playing and coaching lacrosse in high school. She continued on to play for Emerson College and Team Israel before heading back to Los Angeles to coach for Chaminade College Prep School, Team Scream lacrosse club, and LA Lacrosse League. Marlee moved to Chicago in 2016 for graduate school and is now a Speech-Language Pathologist for CPS. Marlee appreciates lacrosse as a holistic sport, as it develops a growth mindset and leadership qualities, along with athleticism, for all ladies who step up to the sport. 

Coach Sonia Wang

Coach Sonia played midfield (draw specialist) at Chantilly HS in Virginia where she was named captain, led her team to the Virginia AAA state semifinals, earned first team all-district honors, second team all-region honors, and finished her senior year as the All-Met (The Washington Post) 45th leading goal scorer in the D.C. metropolitan area. After graduating, Sonia attended the University of Virginia where she played club lacrosse and helped lead the team to their first regional championship. At UVA, the team won four consecutive regional championships, earned four national bids, and finished ranked in the top 20 each year. Sonia coaches with the CPS Summer League, Lakeshore Lacrosse,  True Lacrosse, LiL' Ballers Lacrosse, and is the assistant coach at Walter Payton High School. Outside of lacrosse, Sonia co-owns an ecological economic consulting firm that primarily works with conservation organizations.

Returning Travel Team Players Can Register Here