As the sport of women's lacrosse entered the Southern Maryland High Schools in Spring 2000, the explosive interest in the sport became apparent. The St. Mary's Girls' Lacrosse League (SMGLL) was formed in 2003 by a grass roots group of individuals that shared not only the passion of women's lacrosse, but also wanted to incorporate the opportunity of teaching life lessons to a younger generation. SMGLL is a non-profit, independent sports organization that focuses on encouraging all to "Compete with Class and Honor the Game" and strongly supports the vision outlined by US Lacrosse, the sport's national governing body.
The teamwork among the Board of Directors, our amazing staff of coaching volunteers, and the unbelievable support from the local community as well as St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks all contribute to the league's success. The league was the proud recipient of the US Lacrosse 2004 Equipment Grant Program. SMGLL was 1 of 24 programs in the United States to receive this grant and the only program in the state of Maryland. SMGLL was also the recipient of "The St. Mary's County Public Health Hero Award" in 2006 for "their commitment to children by nourishing the mental, physical, spiritual and social health of the county's youngest residents." SMGLL is well-known for its strict adherence to coaching certification and focus on sportsmanship for all involved in the sport. The focus on life lessons such as respect for others, being a role model both on and off the field, and honoring the history of the sport are the foundation blocks of this organization.