Centercourt Lawrence

CLC Grit

Grit is defined in the dictionary as: firmness of character, indomitable spirit. 
I believe it is the difference maker between what makes players and teams good or great! On our team, players will certainly learn the game of lacrosse, complete with all the necessary stick skills, lacrosse IQ, and teamwork, but what will define us will be our GRIT!

CLC Grit – Lawrence

Meet the Director of CLC Grit, Betsy Williams Dougherty

My name is Betsy Williams Dougherty and I am the Director of CLC Grit and Girls Lacrosse at Centercourt Lawrence. I have been playing or coaching lacrosse for most of my life. Growing up outside Philadelphia, one of the original hot beds for women's lacrosse, cultivated in me a deep appreciation for this game and its history going back to the Native American roots.

After high school, I went on to play at Penn State University where I was a four-year varsity player and captain of my team senior year. My passion for the game grew through college and I went on to pursue competing with the US Team. I played with the US Team for 10 years, including several tours and three World Cup tournaments finishing my playing career as the captain of the winning Gold Medal team in 1993.

My coaching career began as a college student helping at our summer camps at Penn State. Little did I know, that experience would ignite the beginning of a long career in teaching and coaching the game that I love so much. I have coached at every level of the game from Kindergarten to Division I college for over 30 years and I still feel the same thrill when my players learn a new skill or master something they never thought possible.

Betsy Dougherty
Register / Tryout Information

CLC Grit 2024/2025 Tryouts

Tryout Information

These tryouts are OPEN to any players interested in joining our year-round regional travel team, CLC Grit.  Our teams provide elite lacrosse training in the Fall, Winter and late spring/Summer with competitive tournaments in the Fall and summer weekends.  These tryouts are for both new and current players.

Grad Years/Dates:
2033-2029: June 26th
2028/2027: June 27th

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Tryout Cost: $60

Location: Centercourt Lawrence
1080 Spruce Street
Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648

Contact Betsy Dougherty at for more information on CLC Grit!