The Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches' Association is very saddened by the passing of longtime Maryand High School Coach, Clint Gosnell, MSLCA Hall of Fame, Class of 2012. Coach Gosnell was a very successful coach on the field winning several state championships at Arundel High School. More importantly, Coach Gosnell made a huge impact on his student-athletes off of the field while being an oustanding role model and building long lasting relationships with his players. Coach Gosnell will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

Below is the announcement on Coach Gosnell's passing and including information on services and a celebration of his life:

Clinton E. Gosnell, 67, an 8 year resident of Baltimore and formerly of Ellicott City died on September 5, 2015 at University of Maryland Medical Center.

He was born on January 21, 1948 in Baltimore, MD to the late Clinton and Eileen Gosnell.  Mr. Gosnell was raised in Pasadena, MD and graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1966 where he played football and lacrosse.  He went on to play lacrosse for Anne Arundel Community College and Towson University graduating in 1971 with a degree in physical education.

Mr. Gosnell taught physical education at various Anne Arundel County Public School over his 30 year career retiring from Arundel High School. He coached girls basketball, indoor track, Arundel varsity field hockey for 12 years, and mens lacrosse from 1977 until 2008.  Coach Gosnell lead the Arundel Wildcats in 296 victories as well as several championships.  He was also a counselor at the University of Maryland lacrosse camp and an assistant coach at the Wroxter School and Severna Park High School.  Mr. Gosnell received the Bilderback Award in 2007 and was nominated to the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches’ Assoc. Hall of Fame in 2012.

He was a member of Retired Teachers Association.

His hobbies included gardening, traveling and genealogy.  He was an avid Ravens and Orioles fan.

Mr. Gosnell is survived by his devoted partner of many years, Teresa Moir, his brother Christopher D. Gosnell and his wife Phyllis of Advance, NC, his sister Donna L. Clark and her husband James of Westminster, and his beloved dog Frankie.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday September 19 from 5 to 9 PM at the Ravens Stadium in Baltimore South West Club Lounge. Gathering at 5 PM for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres, sharing memories of Clint at 6 PM followed by a buffet supper. Free parking in LOT N between Ostend and West Sts. Guest with mobility issues may be dropped off prior to parking. The South West Club Entrance is about three blocks from Lot N. If you hope to attend, please RSVP at gosnell842@comcast.net by midnight Sunday Sept. 13th. Leave your name and the number of guest in your party.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Life and Breath Foundation, 10226 Tarpley Court Ellicott City, MD 21042.


Welcome to the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association

The MSLCA is a volunteer organization of high school boy’s lacrosse coaches from throughout the state of Maryland whose purpose is to promote individual student-athletes and the high school boy’s lacrosse programs of Maryland.  MSLCA promotes high school lacrosse through statewide polls and rankings, pre-season and post-season All-State Teams, Senior All-Star game and the Freestate Tryouts and games.  The MSLCA also participates with The Kelly Foundation to honor the best players from throughout the state in the nominations and presentations of the Kelly Award given to the best individual player in the state as well as Division winners for each of the MPSSAA classifications and a North and South Private School winner.  The MSLCA also recognizes the accomplishments of past high school coaches through the MSCLA Coaches Hall-of-Fame. 

The MSLCA organizes and hosts the Freestate Tryouts which has become one of the best recruiting opportunities for high school lacrosse players.  The Freestates have the best high school lacrosse players from throughout the state tryout for selection to the prestigious MSLCA Freestate Teams.  The Freestate tryout process and games are one of the most heavily attended recruiting events in the nation. 

The MSLCA would like to congratulate the winners of the following awards presented at the Kelly Award Banquet. The Kelly Award winners are posted on the Kelly Award page of the website.

MSLCA Man of the Year:                                  Kevin Giblin

MSLCA Public School Coach of the Year:       Dennis Keenan, Easton

MSLCA Private School Coach of the Year:      Ben Rubeor, St. Mary's

MSLCA Public School Team of the Year:        Howard 

MSLCA Private School Team of the Year:       Landon

Maryland College Coach of the Year:              Dave Pietramala, Johns Hopkins

Overall C. Markland Kelly Award:                    Ryan Conrad, Loyola

Wynne Award (Top Goalie in State):              Hunter Sells, Landon






Sunday, May 31
@South River HS
Monday, June 1
@South River HS
Sunday, June 7th
@South River HS Stadium        
Rising Sophomores
Check-in 7:30am
Rd. 1 Tryout: 8:00-11:10am
2018 Top 44 Game       
Check-in:  8:00am
Rising Juniors
Check-in 11:15am
Rd. 1 Tryout: 11:45pm-2:55pm
2017 Top 44 Game
Check-in: 11:00am
Rising Seniors
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Rd. 1 Tryout: 5:00-8:30pm
2016 Top 44 Game
Check-in 9:30am





MSLCA Coaches Dues:

All member schools are expected to pay dues.  In order for a school to nominate players for the 2015 MSLCA FREESTATE Tryouts the school's dues must be paid for 2015. The FREESTATE NOMINATION PROCESS will open sometime between March 21st and March 30th. High School coaches will receive an email when the nomination process opens which will include the nomination password needed to nominate players. If you already receive MSLCA emails you are on the email list. If you are a high school coach and have not been receiving emails please email the MSLCA with your school and your contact info and you will be added to the list.


Dues will only be $25 per school this year.

All dues must be submitted online via www.stonealley.com 

CLICK HERE to pay MSLCA Membership dues



2015 MSLCA FREESTATE Nominations:

MSLCA Member Coaches:  You must be a current member of the MSLCA and pay the 2015 dues in order to nominate players. You may follow the link below to nominate your best players in each class for the 2015 FREESTATE Tryouts. You will need this year's password in order to nominate. Please check your email for the password. DO NOT give the password out to the players! This is the nomination password...it is NOT their registration code. 

Click here to nominate players for the 2015 FREESTATE Tryouts.

FREESTATE Tryouts Player Registration: 


You must be nominated by your high school coach in order to register. Each nominated player will receive a unique registration code via the email the coach provides. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDERS as the emails go out to large groups. Every year a player misses out on the opportunity because the email went to their junk/spam folder.

The fee for the tryouts is $130.00 per registrant.

Payment must be made online via www.stonealley.com.

Click Here to be directed to Stone Alley to register your nominated player for the FREESTATE Tryouts.

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