Ginny hails from Annapolis, Maryland, and started playing lacrosse when she was 13 years old. She grew up playing a variety of sports in addition to lacrosse: soccer, softball, basketball and swimming. Growing up in a city/ county/ state where everyone is good at lacrosse, it was hard to stand out and Ginny had to work double overtime to make the team each year. Ginny made Varsity as a Junior, but was plagued by a knee injury in the fall of her senior year of high school. Prior to try-outs and after being told by her varsity coach that she wouldn't be fast enough to make the team her senior year, Ginny worked ten times as hard after surgery to make the team; and she did with plenty of playing time.
When Ginny arrived as a freshman to the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, lacrosse had no presence on campus and barely any in the South. She started the Women's Lacrosse Club at the University of Tennessee, joined the SWLL conference, began recruiting, fundraising and coaching players from all over the south, most of whom were high school athletes who had never heard of lacrosse. In their 1st year as a club sanctioned team, the UT Women's Lax Club went to regionals and continued to do so each year. In the off season, the UT Women's Lax Club hosted clinics for local high schools that wanted to start a lacrosse program. Ginny spent her time outside of studying and lacrosse, by joining a philanthropic sorority, planning fundraising events for local non-profits and volunteering at the YMCA of Knoxville and Girl Scouts.
Ginny moved to San Diego in the fall of 2005, where she started playing on the San Diego Women's Lacrosse Club post-collegiate team and reffing CIF sanctioned games. Because of Ginny's background with teaching the game of lacrosse and coaching beginner skills, she was immediately recruited to coach the Junior Varsity team at Scripps Ranch High School. Ginny spent two seasons at SR High School before she was recruited to coach an elite club team. Ginny was asked to guest coach at many other High Schools around San Diego as well as UCSD. Ginny has been a part of coaching clinics, camps and lessons since 2005.
In 2007, Ginny took over management of the San Diego Women's Post-Collegiate club team and has been the Director for 9 years and running. SDC (San Diego Club) plays against local collegiate players and travels the country to play teams outside of California. Each summer, SDC hosts a successful league to hone the skills of girls who have played at least one year of high school varsity lacrosse, collegiate players and post-collegiate players. When Ginny isn't playing lacrosse she is the Program and Events Manager at the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. She is also heavily involved with Alzheimer's-San Diego where she is the Director of Tackle ALZ, a powder puff flag football game that raises critical funds for those affected by Alzheimer's. Growing the game of lacrosse is a passion that Ginny has had since she began playing.
Ginny Chacos Wiese