CENTRAL COACHES

Coppermine Lacrosse Central

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Deanna Sandstrom

Director and Coach

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Alma Mater: Penn State ’92

• 20+ years women’s lacrosse coaching experience (youth, high school, and collegiate)
• 15+ years directing youth and high school camps and clinics for players, coaches, and officials
• University of Denver: Developed the Division I Women’s Lacrosse program from Club and Division II-1994-2000
• One of the US National Teams Selection Coaches 1999
• Member of D I National Collegiate Ranking Committee 1998-2000
• Penn State: National Championship Team Member 1989, First Team All American and Team Captain 1992.
• Dulaney High School: 4X All Metro Lacrosse and High School All American 1988, 3X All Metro Field Hockey and Basketball. State Champions 1988.
• Dulaney High School Original Hall of Fame Inductee 2003
• Inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame 2014

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Audrey Byrd

Director and Coach

Hometown: Jarrettsville, MD

Alma Mater: Hofstra University ’17

• Played club with NEMS for 5 years.
• 4 year Varsity player at North Harford High. Captain for 2 years
• Played 4 years at Hofstra University. Regional Champions (2014-2015 season).
• Nominated Rookie Player of the Year Hofstra (2014-2015 season).
• Coached for NEMS 2018 for 2 seasons.
• Coached for Long Island Top Guns 2021 for 1 season.

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Alex Jacobs

Owner and Coach

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Alma Mater: Denison University ’95

• Woodberry Forest School Varsity/All State/All Prep/Team Member
• Two Time All American Defender at Denison University
• Four Time All Conference player

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Heather Kormanik

Director and Coach

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Alma Mater: UMBC ’98

• Loch Raven High School 4 Year Varsity Team Member
• Midfielder for UMBC ’94-’98
• Holds School Single Season Scoring Record
• NEC Player of the Year

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Brittany Poist

Coach

Alma Mater: University of Maryland ‘11

• University of Maryland 2009-2011 (ACC Champions 2009-2011 & NCAA Champions 2010)
• Team USA 2010-2012
• Pro Lacrosse Baltimore Ride 2017-2018 (Captain 2018)

Coaching:
• Head Coach McKendree University 2011-2014
• Head Coach Lindenwood University Belleville 2014-2015
• Head Coach Eastside Catholic School 2015-2016 (State Champions 2016)

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Audrey Chesser

Coach

High School: Towson High School
Received Heart & Hustle Award and Minds in Motion Award.

Alma Mater: Queens University of Charlotte ‘18

• Won 4 straight SAC championships
• 2 NCAA appearances
• Former head coach of Weddington High School (NC) (2020)
• Former JV assistant coach of Notre Dame Prep (2018 & 2021)

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Matt Stromberg

Coach

2028 Black, 2030 Black, 2031 Black

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Alma Mater: Towson University ’97

• Mount Hebron High Lacrosse & Soccer Captain; Lacrosse State Champion ’91/Runner up ‘92
• 1st Team All-Metro Washington Post/1st Team All-Howard County/Baltimore Lacrosse for Leukemia All-Star Selection (Metro)
• Towson University, ’93-’97, 3-year Defensive starter, ’96 Quarter-finalist
• ’99 Central Atlantic Lacrosse League national champion – HERO’s Men’s Club (Annapolis)
• US Lacrosse Women’s/Girl’s game certified – Level 1 & 2; SafeSport certified

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Monica Starleper

Coach

Hometown: White Hall, MD

Alma Mater: Syracuse University

• Graduated from North Harford High School (played soccer, basketball & lacrosse)
• Played for NEMS Club
• Played midfield at Syracuse 2001-2005
• Syracuse Team Co-Captain
• NCAA appearances (4 years)
• Three-time All American (2003, 2004, 2005)
• Academic All American
• IWLCA/US Lacrosse D1 All Region North First Team (2005)
• First Team All Big East (2004 & 2005)
• Received the 2004-2005 Big East Scholar Athlete Award
• Led the team in scoring senior year (43 goals)
• #9 in Syracuse program history for career goals
• Named Big East Offensive Player of the Week 3 times & preseason Offensive Player of the Year (2005)
• Member of 2004-2005 U.S. Women’s developmental team
• Big East Academic All Star (4 years)
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (4 years)

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Corrine Drost

Coach

Alma Mater: University of Delaware

Coaching Experience:
• Currently the Head Lacrosse Coach at Roland Park Country School
• Previous coaching stops: Penn State University (2019-2021), William & Mary (2018-2019), Drexel (2017-2018), • • • • Delaware (2014-2017 & 2011-2012), & Lafayette (2012-2014).

Achievements:
• Janet Smith Grit Award 2011
• Coached & Mentored the Big Ten Midfielder & Rookie of the year in 2021
• Coach & Mentored the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2018
• Coached & Mentored multiple All- Conference Team players, regional Division 1 All Americans , and national Division 1 All Americans

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Meg Milliman

Coach

Alma Mater: York College ‘10

• Head Coach at Friends School of Baltimore
• Coaching experience at Wells College, Binghamton University, Frostburg State University, & Marywood University
• Owner and Director of RIDE Lacrosse Club in Binghamton, NY.

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Emily Brownawell

Coach

Alma Mater: McDaniel ‘18

• USA Lacrosse foundation coordinator

College:
• Named All-Centennial Conference honorable mention

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Alexis Maffucci

Coach

Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins ‘17

• Named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Named all-league as a freshman ·
• Three-time all-county selection
• Twice named team MVP
• Led Yellow Jackets club team to back-to-back US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships in 2010 and 2011

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Cameron Levine

Coach

Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins ‘24

High School: Roland Park Country School
• Played seven years with M&D Lacrosse
• Also played basketball at RPCS
• Team Up For 1Love Foundation volunteer

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Shannon Smith

Coach

Alma Mater: University of Maryland ‘24
Freshman year at UNC- Inside Lacrosse’s No. 13-ranked incoming freshman in the nation for the 2021 season

High School: RPCS
• Two year captain at RPCS
• Three- time All-Conference pick
• Selected to play in the Under Amour All-America Game
• One Love Club
• Played club with M&D

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Delaney Chrisco

Coach

Alma Mater: Saint Leo University ‘20

Graduate Student ‘21
• WLCA All-American Third Team
• All-Region First Team
• All-SSC First Team
• Broke the program’s draw control record (198)

High School: Caravel Academy
• Four-year varsity starter in lacrosse, basketball and field hockey

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Emily Cooper

Coach

Alma Mater: Loyola University ‘19

College:
• 2x Patriot League Champion
• Ranked third in the NCAA in shot percentage

High School: Archbishop Spalding
• Included on Inside Lacrosse’s Incoming Freshman Watch List
• Two-time US Lacrosse All-American
• Two-time Baltimore Sun All-Met
• Three-time first team all-county
• Two-time all-conference
• Played club lacrosse for Integrity Lacrosse

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Regan Brown

Coach

Alma Mater: York College ‘10

• Played club for Legends lacrosse (Balt) Played high school varsity at North Carroll high
• Senior year played for FCA homeschool team scoring 120 points and earning all conference honors for conference champs
• 4 yr player at shepherd university
• 2x all conference attacker.
• 2018-2019 assistant M&D 25 red
• 2020 assistant M&D 24 red
• 2020 Jv assistant Westminster high

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Joanna Lignelli

Coach

Hometown:

Alma Mater: College of William & Mary ’94

• 2019 inductee into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation’s Hall of Fame.
• Coach Development Program Women’s Game Chair for US Lacrosse.
• Coach Development Program Trainer for US Lacrosse where she delivers approximately 50 workshops annually to coaches across the US.
• Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer who’s delivered over 250 live workshops.
• World Lacrosse Development Committee Member which allows her to grow the game internationally.
• Key Accounts Director at STX Lacrosse

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Brooke Carhartt

Coach

Hometown: Fallston, MD

Alma Mater: James Madison University ’08

• Club: Played NEMS for 6 years
• Played at NDP; was selected to the First Team All Mid-Atlantic and won the National Schoolgirls Championship in 2003.
• Part of the NDP Blazers team that won the IAAM Championship in 2003.
• In 2006 and 2007 was a team leader in draw controls, caused turnovers, and groundballs at JMU.
• Won the CAA Championship in 2006 and advanced to the Elite 8.
• JMU was the CAA Runner-Up in 2007 and advanced to the NCAA tournament.

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Andrew Gvozden

Goalie Coach

Hometown: Millersville, MD

Alma Mater: Hofstra University ’12

• Co-Founder of Goaliesmith, LLC
• 2019 Stanford Women’s Goalie Coach
• NCAA All-American 2011
• NCAA Academic All-American 2012
• 4 Year Starting Goalie for Hofstra University
• 2012 Captain of Hofstra University Men’s Lacrosse
• NCAA Stats Leader 2011 – Goals Allowed Average
• All-CAA Team 2011
• Lowe’s Senior Class Award Candidate 2012

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Mike Gvozden

Goalie Coach

Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins 2010

• Co-Founder of Goaliesmith, LLC
• Assistant Coach at University of Southern California ‘19
• Three-year starter at Johns Hopkins
• NCAA Champion ‘07
• Two-time High School All-American and was named the 2005 Maryland Goalie of the Year while at Severna Park High School in Millersville, Md.
• Mike brings an unrivaled level of instruction, passion and intensity that has helped goalies around the country elevate their game to the elite level for over a decade.
• “As a young player, I only left the field satisfied when I improved my game. As a coach, it’s no different. I’m here to guide you and help take your game to the next level.”

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Brett Elwood

Coach

Hometown: Cockeysville, MD

• 4 year varsity player at Dulaney High School
• US Lacrosse Level 1, 2 & 3 Certification.
• 10+ years of coaching experience in women’s game.
• All three daughters play lacrosse.

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Kristin Nicolini

Coach

Alma Mater: Georgetown University ‘02

• Coach RPCS 2009- 2018,Overall record in ten seasons 81-53, three championship appearances, losing each time to McDonogh by a total of only 5 goals in the 3 games. During her last two seasons the REDS were 19-1 at home with the only loss at the hands of rival McDonogh.
• Coach Garrison Forest 2006-2008 -Overall record in three seasons 45-11, three championship appearances, winning once, succeeded in moving GFS from the IAAM B conference to the A conference.
• 72 of her high school players have played in college, 8 have been named All American and 16 named Academic All American by U.S. Lacrosse.
• Former player at Georgetown University 1999-2002, four NCAA appearances and two National Championship Appearances, Captain her senior year, big-east academic all-star, and Hoyas Coaches’ Award Recipient.
• RPCS Student Athlete-1995-1998, Captain and AIS Championship 1998

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Carol Hatton

Coach

Alma Mater: St. Mary’s College of Maryland ’04

• Dual sport athlete (volleyball and lacrosse) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
• 4x NCAA tournament appearance (01, 02, 03, 04)
• 2002 CAC Championship
• 3x All-CAC in lacrosse (defense, midfield) (’02, ’03, ’04)
• 2x IWLCA All-American at midfield (’03, ’04)
• CAC Player of the Year 2004
• SMCM records: ranked 1st in assists in a season (50), 2nd All-time Career in Assists (112), 3rd points (255), 5th goals ( 143)
• St. Mary’s College of Maryland Hall of Fame Class 2010
• CAC Silver Anniversary Team Women’s Lacrosse 2015
• US Lacrosse Hall of Fame (Baltimore Chapter) 2018

Professional:
• Assistant Women’s Lacrosse/Field Hockey Coach at McDaniel College (2004-2006)
• Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2006-2008)
• NCAA tournament appearance and first round win (2008)
• CAC Coach of the Year (2008)
• Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Dickinson College (2009-2013)
• Director of Athletics Roland Park Country School (2013-present)

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Katherine Phillips

Coach

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Alma Mater: Penn State ’04

• Annapolis High School 4 year Varsity player 1996-2000
• Member of Maryland 4A state championship teams in 1998 and 1999, team captain.
• Played 4 years (2000-2004) at Penn State University, 3 year starter on attack, team captain, Academic-All-American.

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Courtney Richter

Coach

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Alma Mater: Furman University ‘18

• 4 years as a defender

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Ian Ziemski

Goalie Coach

Alma Mater: Suny Maritime ‘19

MEN’S LACROSSE TEAM MEMBER | ATHLETICS | SUMMER 2015 – SPRING 2019
• Skyline Conference Champions – 2019
• All-Conference Sportsmanship Award – 2016

TRUE LACROSSE MARYLAND GIRLS | 2019 – 2021
• Goalie Coach for all teams ranging from 4th grade to 12th grade teams. Improving upon positioning, technique, hand eye coordination and speed, reflexes and

SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE LACROSSE | | FALL 2015 – SPRING 2019
• Helped team to schools first ever NCAA D3 Men’s Tournament
• Helped team to schools first ever NCAA D3 Men’s Tournament Win

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Lacey O’Neil

Coach

Alma Mater: University of Virginia ‘01

Notre Dame Preparatory 1993-1997
• Varsity four years
• 1997 All American
• 1997 Towson Times Player of the Year
• 1993-1994 South school girls Team 3
• 1995-1997 South 1 school girls
• AIS All Star
• First Team All-Metro and First Team All-County
• AIS Champions 1996
• Team captain senior year.

University of Virginia 1997-2001
• ACC Champion 1998
• NCAA Championship participant 1998 and 1999
• 1998- second in scoring as a freshman
• 8th all time for production as a freshman.
• ACC athletic academic honor roll four years.

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Tricia Woodford

Coach

Alma Mater: Stevenson University

• All-Conference
• All-Regional and women’s lacrosse All American honors
• In 2019, she was inducted into the Dick Watts Stevenson Athletics Hall of Fame.
• As a defender for Dulaney High School, earned All-Conference honors and led her team to their first ever Women’s State Championship team in 2005.
• Coached Hereford lacrosse the past three years.

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Keirsten MacLellan

Coach

Alma Mater: Limestone College

• Coaching internship with Limestone Head Coach, Scott Tucker during the Fall 2015 season
• Assistant coach at Manchester Valley High School for the previous two seasons.
• Assistant Coach at Stevenson University during the 2018
• Coached at McDaniel College during the Fall 2017 season
• Ranks third all-time at Limestone
• All-Conference Carolinas ‘14
• Team reached the number 1 IWLCA ranking ‘14

2013 Monroe Community College:
• Lead MCC to 18-0 season
• Won NJCAA National Championship
• NJCAA First-Team All-American
• All-Region 3 First-Team
• Western New York Athletic Conference First-Team
• District Region 3 All-Tournament Team
• All-National Championship Tournament Team

2012 Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville:
• Led NJCAA in points
• Tied for second goals and assists
• NJCAA First-Team All-American
• All-Region 20 First-Team
• All-Maryland Women’s Lacrosse First-Team
• District Region 20 All-Tournament Team
• CCBC-Catonsville Female Athlete of the Year

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Jocelyn Hudson

Coach

Alma Mater: York College

• 2 Year Division III attacker and draw specialist at York College of PA, which was consistently ranked in top 20 of Division III schools in 2013 and 2014, 2014 – All-Capital Athletic Conference Second Team selection, Hold records for draw controls (in a single game, season, and career)

• 2 Year Division I attacker at Siena College, Loudonville New York (2010-2012)

• 2 Year starter for the Varsity Lacrosse team at Central York High School, 2009, 2010 – First Team All-Star, 2009 – Division I Champions, 2009 – MVP Midfield York League, 2009, 2010 – MVP Attack, 2010 – Team Captain, 2010 – Central PA National Tournament Team Member, Holds school record for most goals scored in a single season

• Played for Ravens Lacrosse Club, Baltimore Maryland

• JV Head Coach/Varsity Co-Head Coach; Central York High School, York PA October 2014 – September 2017

• Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach; York College of Pennsylvania, York PA, November 2017– July 2019

• Head Coach; Black Dog Lacrosse Club, York PA, May 2015 – May 2021

• Assistant Girl’s Lacrosse Coach; Friends School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, July 2021 – Present

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Alexa Demski

Coach

Alma Mater: Towson University

At Loch Raven High School:
• Four-year letter winner who led Raiders to 1A-2A state championship game as a junior … also and reach state semi-finals as a senior
• Named second team All-Metro as a senior by The Baltimore Sun
• Two-time All-Division selection who earned first team notice as a senior
• Selected to play in Baltimore County Senior All-Star Game
• Captain her senior year

At Towson University:
• Four-year starter and captain senior year
• Honor Roll
• 2013 Played in the IWCLA Senior All-Star Game
• 2012, 2013 CAA Conference Champions
• 2013 Second Team All-American IWLCA
• 2012 Third Team All-American IWLCA
• 2012, 2013 ILWomen.com Preseason All-American
• 2012, 2013 Tewarraton Trophy Watch List
• 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 IWLCA All Mid-Atlantic Region First Team
• 2013 CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year
• 2011, 2012, 2013 First Team All-CAA
• 2011, 2012, 2013 Preseason All-CAA
• 2010 Second Team All-CAA
• 2010 CAA All-Rookie Team
• 2010, 2011 CAA All-Tournament Team
• 2010 WomensLacrosse.com All-Rookie Squad
• 2010, 2011 CAA Commissioner’s List

• Assistant coach of the Skywalkers 2017 blue team for 2.5 seasons from 2013 until 2015
• Head coach of True 2024/2025 team for 1 season from 2020 until 2021
• Worked skills clinics and provided both individual and group lessons for the past 8 years in Baltimore, MD and Pensacola, FL

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Meg Taylor

Goalie Coach

Alma Mater: Maryland University ‘19

Career Honors
• 2020 James E. Sullivan Award Finalist (First Lacrosse Player Ever)
• 2019 Tewaaraton Award Winner (First Goalie Ever)
• 2019 IWLCA National Player of the Year
• 2019 Honda Sport Award Winner for Lacrosse
• 2019 IWLCA Goaltender of the Year
• 4x Big Ten Goaltender of the Year
• 2019 NCAA Tournament MVP
• 2018-19 University of Maryland Student-Athlete of the Year
• 2019 IWLCA First Team All-Region
• 2018 IWLCA Third Team All-American
• 3x All-Big Ten (2016, ’17, ’19)
• 2x All-NCAA Tournament Team (2018 & 2019)
• 3x Tewaaraton Nominee (2017, ’18, ’19)
• 2018 Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American
• 2018 IWLCA Second Team All-Region
• 2017 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year
• 2017 IWLCA First Team All-American
• 2017 IL Women Media Second Team All-American
• 2017 IWLCA First Team All-Region
• 2016 & 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• 2017 & 2019 Academic All- Big Ten
• Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week (3/3/17)
• ILWomen National Defensive Player of the Week (4/4/17)
• 5x IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week (3/15/17, 4/5/17, 3/13/19, 3/20/19, 4/10/19)
• 14x Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (3/1/16, 2/14/17, 2/28/17, 3/14/17, 4/4/17, 3/27/18, 4/10/18, 4/17/18, 3/5/19, 3/12/19, 3/19/19, 3/26/19, 4/2/19, 4/9/19)
• 2016 IWLCA Second Team All-Region

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Sean Gaiser

Coach

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Alma Mater: Loyola University of Maryland ’97

• Started coaching women’s lacrosse in 2014 coaching at the youth recreational and club levels.
• Believes it is a privilege to get to spend time with the young athletes and loves getting to see them progress. Especially enjoys working with and training goalies.

More detailed coaching experience:
2014 — Cockeysville Recreation Council Head Coach, (Rec in house league)
2015 — Cockeysville Recreation Council Head Coach. (Rec In house league)
2016 — Cockeysville Recreation Council Head Coach. MYLA Tyker A)
2017 — Cocjkeysville Recreation Council (Head Coach, MYLA Tyker B)
2018 — Cockeysville Recreation Council (Head Coach, MYLA Midget B)
2019 — FCA 2027 (Assistant / Goalie Coach)
2020 — FCA 2027 (Assistant / Goalie Coach)

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Kari Kelly

Coach

Alma Mater: Bucknell University

• Four-year starter at midfield
• She captained state runner-up lacrosse teams at Liberty High School in Carroll County
• Named Carroll County Player of the Year her senior year
• Second Team All Metro honors.
• Has two daughters that play for Coppermine, Adley on the 2031 team and Grace on the 2028 Black team