Welcome to the home of Red Wing High School Lacrosse! Winger Lacrosse is committed to teaching the importance of sportsmanship, to demonstrating the value of teamwork, and to helping each participant develop as a lacrosse player in a fun, positive environment. Spring, 2017 will mark our first season at the high school level, and we will participate in the Minnesota Boys' Scholastic Lacrosse Association (MBSLA).
Red Wing High School Lacrosse is a self-funded club. Association fees, officials' fees, and equipment are paid for through a combination of players' fees, sponsorship, and fundraising. For the 2016 - 2017 season, player fees will be $165. In addition, each player is required to have a valid US Lacrosse membership to play. Please visithttp://www.uslacrosse.org/membership to obtain or renew your US Lacrosse membership.
Interested athletes should contact Coach Mike Pagel at or (651) 212-3732 and complete the registration form and payment found on the Community Education website HERE.
Coach Mike is currently the Student Support Coordinator at Sunnyside Elementary. He has been married for almost 20 years to his amazing and understanding wife Robin, and all three of his kids currently attend Red Wing High School. Mike was first introduced to lacrosse in 2011, when his sons began playing in a lacrosse program the Minnesota Swarm operated at Prairie Island. In 2014, Coach Mike and a small group of other parents started the Red Wing Area Lacrosse Association in an effort to bring one of the fastest growing youth sports in Minnesota to Red Wing. Although he became a coach reluctantly, Mike enjoyed taking his team to the Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota U15B state tournament in 2016. Coach Mike has grown to love the sport of lacrosse, its rich history as the oldest sport in North America, and hopes to continue teaching players to become much better players than he’ll ever be while honoring the game and learning the values of sportsmanship and respect.
Coach Matt is a Prairie Island tribal member who graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1987. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Amy, for 24 years and his three children all attend Red Wing High School. Matt was first introduced to lacrosse in 2010 by the Minnesota Swarm program at Prairie Island. Since then, Matt has been very active in the sport. He has educated himself and others on the Native American roots and honor of the game, and has coached and mentored youth lacrosse players for Red Wing and Hastings association teams, for a Native American youth box lacrosse team out of Minneapolis, and for lacrosse camps in Woodbury and Cloquet. In addition, Matt began actively playing the sport himself three years ago at the ripe age of 45. Since then, he has found himself at various times playing for various men’s league teams in the Twin Cities, for a Native American traditional adult team, for a charitable adult lacrosse team, and even for a semi-pro men’s box lacrosse team in 2016. For Coach Matt, lacrosse is about much more than wins and losses – it’s about respecting and having fun with your teammates, opponents and community.