Michigan Sports Academies
MSA Main Office
CLOSED Opens at 9am Thursday
MSA Fieldhouse
CLOSED Opens at 8am Thursday
MSA Woodland
OPEN Until 10pm
MSA Sports Spot
OPEN Until 10pm


We teach more than a game! Our priority is to put each player in a place where they will be challenged—physically, mentally, emotionally. We will make as competitive teams as possible. We want the game of lacrosse to be accessible to everyone. We spend time evaluating players and building the most suitable teams for their development, as both a player and an individual.

Eric coaches the MLXA 2022 team.

Eric Gilbert

2022 Head Coach

Meghan is a Rockford native who was a member of the DII Grand Valley State Women's lacrosse team. As a Laker, she received All-GLIAC first and second-team (2016, 2017 & 2018). She holds the GVSU record for all-time draw controls and second all-time leading scorer for the women's lacrosse program. Meghan was selected as 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-American, 2017-2018 DII Directors Association Academic Achievement Award and 2018 Commissioner's Award as a student-athlete. In 2019, Meghan continued to stay involved in the lacrosse community through assistant coaching for the state champion Rockford girl's varsity lacrosse team. She also is an active lacrosse official at the youth level. Meghan completed her degrees in French, Spanish, and secondary education while at GVSU. She currently teaches Spanish at East Kentwood.

Meghan Datema

MLXA Coaching Director

Annie is a freshman playing Division 1 lacrosse at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is a member of the Accelerated 5 year Masters Program, majoring in Accounting. In her first semester, Annie was named to the AD Honor Roll. Annie attended Grand Rapids Catholic central where she was a four-time varsity starter and two-time captain.

Annie Gilbert

Abbey, a Maryland native, is the current goalie at GVSU. She serves as our goalie and assistant coach.

Abbey Dengler