Welcome to the home of the Upper Arlington High School Girls Lacrosse Team.

The Upper Arlington High School Girls Lacrosse Program began in 1983 under the sponsorship of UAHS faculty member and Coach Pete Corey. Tom Stout then led the Bears for five seasons. In 1992, Wendy Pinta took the helm of the UA Girls Lacrosse where she served as head coach for the next fifteen years, leading them to three state championship titles. In 2008, Lynda McCandlish, a UAHS and Northwestern University graduate, assumed the head coach position. In her first and only season as head coach of the Golden Bears, Coach McCandlish led the team to a state title. Coach McCandlish made Ohio history as the only person to ever have won the state championship as both a UA player (2002) and as a head coach (2008). From 2009-2011, Kim Rocheleau headed the Golden Bears, taking them to the state finals in each of her three years as head coach.

In 2012, the Golden Bears saw two of its former coaches return to lead the team. Head Coach Wendy Pinta (1991-2007) returned from a 4-year hiatus to coach youth lacrosse at Hastings Middle School and Associate Head Coach Sue Stimmel (1989-90) returned after a 23-year leave to coach collegiate lacrosse at Denison and The Ohio State University. In their first season as head coaches they returned the Bears to the state finals. In their second year (2013), they led the squad to their first state championship in five years. They again garnered championships in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, setting a state-record with five consecutive state championships.

Since its inception, UA has had 26 athletes play all four years in college. UA also has eleven players currently playing for collegiate Division I, II, or III programs and many others playing club lacrosse. In 1993, Upper Arlington player Ashley Burkart was the first-ever UAHS girls lacrosse player to be named All-American. Since then, 26 other UAHS players have earned All-American distinctions, and many others have been honored with All-Ohio and All-League awards.

Home of the 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 State Champs
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