Junior Varsity

Team

Birth Years: 9/1/1999 to 8/31/2003

Required Equipment for 14U: 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:

In Spring 2018, Empire will offer one Junior Varsity boys team. The JV roster is listed below and will be fluid with the Varsity roster.

The JV team will practice alongside the Varsity team at Memorial Stadium (address: 30 Buchanan Avenue. Asheville, NC 28801) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 5:00pm – 6:45pm. The first practice begins Monday, February 12, 2018.

Varsity/JV schedules are listed below. Please check this page often for schedule changes. Due to the nature of the sport and limited opportunities in our area, travel for all divisions/teams is required.

Fee Schedule (all fees include required membership to US Lacrosse):

Varsity/JV: $299 per player (payment plans are offered) *

* We offer family discounts for two or more siblings.

Unlike other rec sports programs in our area, our coaches are not volunteers, rather, they are skilled and certified lacrosse coaches using a curriculum designed by our well-qualified and experienced head coaches.

Jake DiSabatino, Head Coach
Junior Varsity

Coach Bio:

Coach Jake DiSabatino was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He played many sports but played club lacrosse throughout his youth and high school. Coach Jake graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Asheville in 2013 and works for Trane. Coach Jake plays on the Asheville Men’s Lacrosse Club as a defenseman. With his 15 years of lacrosse experience, he wants to give back by teaching the kids the game of lacrosse and play it with good sportsmanship, hustle and teamwork. Coach Jake has been an Asheville Empire coach for four years and this his his first year at the High School level.

Willy Kates

Assistant Coach

Coalter Lathrop

Parent Coach

Michele Lunsford

Team Manager

JV Schedule:

MON, 02/12
PRACTICE STARTS @ MEMORIAL - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
5PM - 6:45PM
SAT, 02/24
First Sign of Spring Tournament @ Matthews, NC
Games: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM
SAT, 03/03
vs. Patton @ Patton High School (Morganton)
4:30PM
SAT, 03/17
vs. Kannapolis @ Kannapolis Middle School (1445 Oakwood Ave. Kannapolis, NC 28081)
12PM
WED, 04/11
vs. Asheville School @ Asheville School
5PM
SAT, 04/14
vs. Oak Ridge (ORYA-U15) @ Fletcher Park, Field #2
4PM
FRI, 04/27
vs. Asheville School @ Memorial
5PM
SAT, 04/28
HVL vs. Roane County Knights @ Fletcher Park, Field #4
12:30PM
SAT, 04/28
vs. Roane County Knights @ Fletcher Park, Field #4
3:15PM
SAT, 05/12
NC Club High School State Championships @ Mazeppa Park (Mooresville)
Times TBD (2-DAY Tournament)
SUN, 05/13
NC Club High School State Championships @ Mazeppa Park (Mooresville)
Times TBD (2-DAY Tournament)

Varsity Schedule:

MON, 02/12
PRACTICE STARTS @ MEMORIAL - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
5PM - 6:45PM
SAT, 02/24
First Sign of Spring Tournament @ Matthews, NC
Games: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM
THU, 03/01
vs. Asheville School @ Memorial
4:30PM
SAT, 03/03
vs. Patton @ Patton High School
3PM
FRI, 03/09
vs. Patton @ Memorial
6PM
SAT, 3/10
vs. Fayetteville @ Fletcher
12:30PM
SAT, 3/10
Hendersonville vs. Fayetteville @ Fletcher
1:45PM
SAT, 3/17
vs. Concord Dawgs @ Kannapolis Middle School (1445 Oakwood Ave. Kannapolis, NC 28081)
1PM
TUE, 03/20
vs. Hendersonville @ Memorial
5PM
SAT, 03/24
vs. Denver Spartans @ CANCELLED
CANCELLED
THU, 03/29
vs. Christ School @ Memorial
5PM
SAT, 03/31
SPRING BREAK
NO GAMES
SAT, 04/07
SPRING BREAK
NO GAMES
TUE, 04/17
vs. Hendersonville @ Memorial
5PM
FRI, 04/20
vs. Asheville School @ Asheville School
5PM
SAT, 04/28
vs. Denver @ Fletcher Park, Field #4
11AM
SAT, 04/28
HVL vs. Denver @ Fletcher Park, Field #4
1:45PM
SAT, 05/05
vs. Christ School @ Christ School
12PM
SAT, 05/12
NC Club High School State Championships @ Mazeppa Park (Mooresville)
Times TBD (2-DAY Tournament)
SUN, 05/13
NC Club High School State Championships @ Mazeppa Park (Mooresville)
Times TBD (2-DAY Tournament)

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