The Girls’ Lacrosse Committee (“Committee”) is a standing committee established by the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (“DIAA”) pursuant to 14 Del. C. § 304(2). Created at 14 Del. C. ch. 3, DIAA preserves and promotes the educational significance of interscholastic athletics; ensures that interscholastic sports remains compatible with the educational mission of the member schools; provides for fair competition between member schools; promotes sportsmanship and ethical behavior; establishes and enforces standards of conduct for athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and spectators; protects the physical well-being of athletes; and promotes healthy adolescent lifestyles.

The Committee is charged with:

  • working with the DIAA office staff to perform tasks related to running the state tournament, including:
    • establishing written procedures for determining tournament berths and selecting tournament sites,
    • determining state tournament berths, and
    • inspecting member schools’ venues and determining viability for competition;
  • working with the Officials’ Committee to evaluate an officials’ association during its probationary period; and
  • working with the Officials’ Committee to make a recommendation to the Board at the end of an officials’ association’s probationary period.

The Board’s Chairperson shall appoint an individual to serve as the Committee’s Chairperson who shall serve for an indefinite period of time. However, the Board’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, may remove the Committee’s Chairperson.

The Committee’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, shall appoint individuals to serve on the Committee. Committee members shall be geographically representative and may include administrators, athletic directors, coaches, local school board members, officials, and members of the public. Individuals appointed to serve on the Committee shall serve for an indefinite period of time. However, the Committee’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, may remove individuals from the Committee.

The Committee shall conduct itself in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, and the Department of Education’s rules and regulations.

Approved by the Board of Directors on 09/14/2017.

Committee Members

First Name Last Name Conference Affiliation Title Committee Position County Term Expires BOD Approved
Wiz Applegate DISC Tower Hill School Coach Member NC 2021  
Feffie Barnhill Non-Conference Ursuline Academy Coach Member NC 2023 21-Feb
Kyle Berger Diamond State Charter School of Wilm. Coach Member NC 2024 21-Feb
Jill Fitzcharles   DIAA State Interpreter (Girls Lacrosse) Member KC 2021  
Dave Frederick Henlopen Beacon MS Administrator Member SC 2022  
Laurie Garrison Blue Hen Appoquinimink HS Coach Member NC 2024 21-Jan
Holly Groff   DE State Womens Lacrosse Officials Assoc. Official Member KC 2022  
Jay McCormick   Public Member Retired, Caesar Rodney HS Member KC 2023 21-Feb
Heidi Pearce Non-Conference St. Andrew’s School Athletic Director Member NC 2024 21-Jan
Molly Phillips Henlopen Dover HS Coach Member KC 2021  
Mia Piscarik Henlopen Sussex Tech HS Coach Member SC 2023 21-Feb
Gail Ruffins   DE State Womens Lacrosse Officials Assoc. Official Member NC 2023 20-May
Debbie Windett Henlopen Cape Henlopen HS Coach Chair SC 2021  
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