High School Team

Birth Years: 10/1/1999 to 8/31/2004

Required Equipment for Varsity: Helmet (sport-specific) in Solid White or Solid Grey, Standard Lacrosse Stick measuring 40-42 inches for attackmen and midfielders and 52-72 inches for defensemen, Arm Pads (or Arm Guards), Gloves, Shoulder Pads, Mouth Guard and Athletic Cup

Team Info:

As most of you have heard by now, we are excited to announce that the Hendersonville Hawks and Empire Lacrosse have combined forces to create a single varsity team for the 2019 season and beyond! With the formation of the first two public school lacrosse teams, Empire has decided that combining these two teams will create an incredibly strong varsity presence in Western North Carolina. Coach Whiting, from Hendersonville, will be leading the charge as head coach.

PRACTICES

Empire Varsity practices will be three (3) times a week; locations are as follows:

  • Monday, 4:30 – 6:30: Mills River Park
  • Wednesday & Friday, 4:30 – 6:30: Fletcher Park (Bob Moore Park)

All new players will be expected to become members of US Lacrosse and returning players will be expected to renew membership to US Lacrosse. Membership fees will not be included in spring registration.

2019 Schedule (updated: February 12, 2019)

Saturday, 01/26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm – 1st conditioning session at ARC South

Sunday, 02/03, 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Conditioning session at ARC South

Sunday, 02/10, 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Conditioning session at ARC South

Thursday, 02/14, 5:00pm – 6:30 pm – Indoor practice @ ARC South

Week 1 Outside: Monday (2/18) @ Mills River Park, Wednesday (2/20) and Friday (2/22) at Fletcher Park.  4:30 – 6:30 pm 

Saturday, 02/23: Pre-season Playday @ Gastonia, NC ( 3 scrimmages to be played between 1 – 5 pm)

*North Belmont Park – 3110 Hickory Grove Rd, Gastonia NC 28056

Monday, 02/25: v. TC Roberson High School @ TC Roberson 6:00 pm

*250 Overlook Rd., Asheville NC

Friday, 03/08: v. Asheville High School @ Memorial Stadium 6:00 pm

*30 Buchanan Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Saturday, 03/16: v. Science Hill High School, TN,  1:30 pm, Field  #2

*Mills River Park  – 124 Town Center Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Tuesday, 03/19: v. Asheville School Varsity @ Asheville School, 4:30 pm

*360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Saturday, 03/23: v. Fayetteville @ Biltmore Baptist Church, Arden TBD

*35 Clayton Rd., Arden, NC 28704

Wednesday, 03/27: v. Asheville School JV @ Asheville School

Saturday, 03/30: v. Cox Mill @ Concord, NC, 12:00 pm

*11720 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078

Thursday, 04/04: v. Christ School JV @ Christ School, 5:00 pm

*500 Christ School Rd., Arden, NC 28704

Saturday, 04/06: v Decatur High School (GA) @ Christ School – 12:00 pm

Tuesday, 04/09: v. Kingsport Railcats  (TN) @ Memorial Stadium – 5:30 pm

*30 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

Saturday, 04/13 – 04/20  Spring Break

Tuesday, 04/23: v. Asheville School Varsity @ Memorial Stadium – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, 05/01: v. Gladiators @ Biltmore Baptist, Arden – TBD

Saturday & Sunday, 05/11-05/12: NC STATE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS in Mooresville, NC

Head Varsity Coach

CHAUNCEY WHITING

Eric Seager, Assistant Coach

Team Managers

Dyane DeLaVega,

Mike Okpych

Team Updates & News

No updates to display, check back soon.