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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: Colleen Speth, True Illinois Girls State Director

True Chicago 2020-2021 Format, Schedule & Pricing

Training Options:

Spring High School $350 (March 6-April 3)
Spring Youth $250 (April 3- May 2)
Summer High School $1250 (June 21-Aug 1)
Summer Youth $1200 (June 21-July 25)


High School Spring Structure (Mar 6 - Apr 3)
1 Skills Practice/Week
Saturdays 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
Sunday Games


Youth Spring Structure (April 3 - May 2)
1 Skills Practice/Week
Saturday 4/3 12:30-2pm
Sundays 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 1:00-2:30pm
Tournament - Rip the Wave, South Bend, IN - May 1-2, 2021

Summer Structure (Jun 20-Aug 1):
2 Team Practices/Week
3 tournaments

The Grail (Youth) / Mid America Invitational (High School)
June 26-27, 2021
Westfield, IN
Pipe City (High School)
July 10-11, 2021

Vernon Hills, IL
Rip the Wave (Youth)
July 17-18, 2021
South Bend, IN
Lax Geneva (Youth)
July 24-25, 2021
District Central (High School)
July 31-August 1, 2021
Rockford, IL

*All schedules subject to change*

Returning Travel Team Players Can Register for Spring & Summer Seasons Here

True Chicago Girls Registration for Spring & Summer Seasons

Registration is now open for Spring & Summer seasons. Payment plan options are available.

True Chicago Director

Colleen Speth

Colleen has been a member of the True Lacrosse Coaching staff since 2011.  Colleen was a starting goaltender at D1 UMASS before starting her coaching career.  She has had the opportunity to coach at some of the top HS in IL and was awarded the IHSA Coach of the Year in 2018.  She is currently an Assistant Coach at Aurora University.  Colleen has been coaching both boys and girls goalies while working with True Lacrosse and has helped many of them go on to College.

Colleen Speth

Illinois Girls State Director

Phone: 224-628-6149

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

True Chicago Girls Registration 2020-2021

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 club season. Payment plan options are available.