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Deanna Blood Sandstrom

Director and 2025 Black Coach

Alma Mater: Penn State ’92

• 30+ years women’s lacrosse coaching experience (youth, high school, and collegiate)
• University of Denver: Developed the Division I Women’s Lacrosse program from Club and Division II-1994-2000
• 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, Hall of Fame 2002
• Greater Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame 2014

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Alex Jacobs

Owner and 2024 Black Coach

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 2028 Black Coach

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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Matt Stromberg

2028, 2030, & 2032 Black Coach

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

2033 Coach

Alma Mater: Syracuse University

• Graduated from North Harford High School (played soccer, basketball & lacrosse)
• Played midfield at Syracuse 2001-2005, co-captain 2005
• 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), Big East Scholar Athlete Award 2005
• Led the team in scoring senior year (43 goals), #9 in Syracuse program history
• 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) and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (4 years)

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Cameron Levine

Coach

Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins ‘24

• Team Up For 1Love Foundation volunteer
• Big Ten Academic All-Conference (2022)
• Ranked third on the team in caused turnovers

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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
• As a Sophomore at Maryland (2022): Appeared in all 21 games with 20 starts. Totaled 25 goals, 11 assists, 36 points, stood third on the team with 63 draw controls and had 22 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers.
• As a Junior at Maryland (2023): Appeared in all 22 games with 11 starts. Totaled 18 goals, five assists, 23 points, 39 draw controls, 11 groundballs and nine caused turnovers
• Two year captain at RPCS
• Selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game

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Delaney Chrisco

2027 Blue 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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Regan Brown

2028 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: Shepherd University ‘21

• 2019 Honorable Mention All-MEC Team
• 2018 Honorable Mention All MEC Team
• 2018 MEC All – Freshman Team
• 2018-2019 assistant M&D 25 red & 2020 assistant M&D 24 Red
• 2020 JV Assistant at Westminster High

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Joanna Lignelli

2027 Black Coach

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
• Key Accounts Director at STX Lacrosse

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Brooke Carhart

2027 Black Coach

Alma Mater: James Madison University ’08

• Played at NDP; was selected to the First Team All Mid-Atlantic.
• Won the National Schoolgirls Championship and IAAM Championship in 2003.
• Team leader in draw controls, caused turnovers, and groundballs at JMU I n 2006 and 2007
• 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 ‘10

• 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.

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Kristin Nicolini

2030 Black Coach

Alma Mater: Georgetown University ‘02

• Coach RPCS 2009- 2018, overall record 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 with the only loss at the hands of rival McDonogh.
• Coach Garrison Forest 2006-2008 -Overall record in 3 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

2029 Black 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, 2002 CAC Championship
• 3x All-CAC in lacrosse (defense, midfield) (’02, ’03, ’04), CAC Player of the Year 2004
• 2x IWLCA All-American (’03, ’04)
• SMCM records: 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)

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Katherine Phillips

2030 Black Coach

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

2027 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: Furman University ‘18

• 4 years as a defender

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Ian Ziemski

Goalie Coach

Alma Mater: Suny Maritime ‘19

• Skyline Conference Champions – 2019
• All-Conference Sportsmanship Award – 2016
• Helped team to schools first ever NCAA D3 Men’s Tournament & Win
• Coach for True Lacrosse Maryland Girls 2019 – 2021
• Goalie Coach for all teams ranging from 3rd grade to 12th grade teams.

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Lacey Aumiller O'Neil

2030 Black Coach

Alma Mater: University of Virginia ‘01

Notre Dame Preparatory 1993-1997
• Varsity four years
• 1997, Captain, All American, and Towson Times Player of the Year
• First Team All-Metro and First Team All-County
• AIS All Star and Champions 1996

University of Virginia 1997-2001
• ACC Champion 1998, NCAA playoffs 1998 & 1999
• 1998- second in scoring as a freshman
• ACC athletic academic honor roll four years.

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Keirsten MacLellan

2025 Black Coach

Alma Mater: Limestone College

• Coaching internship with Limestone Head Coach, Scott Tucker, 2015
• Assistant coach at Manchester Valley High School & Stevenson University
• All-Conference Carolinas ‘14

2013 Monroe Community College:
• Won NJCAA National Championship, NJCAA First team All American
• All-Region 3 First Team and District Region 2 All-tournament team
• All-National Championship Tournament Team

2012 Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville:
• Led NJCAA in points, First Team All American, All Region First Team & All-Tournament team.
• NJCAA First-Team All-American
• All-Maryland Women’s Lacrosse First-Team
• CCBC-Catonsville Female Athlete of the Year

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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), Nominee 2017, 2018, 2019
• 2019 IWLCA National Player and Goaltender of the Year
• 2019 Honda Sport Award Winner for Lacrosse
• 4x Big Ten Goaltender of the Year and Tournament team 2016 & 2017
• 2019 NCAA Tournament MVP, Tournament Team 2018 & 2019
• 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), Academic 2017 & 2019
• 2018 Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American, IWLCA Second team All Region
• 2017 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, First Team All American
• Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week (3/3/17)
• IL Women National Defensive Player of the Week (4/4/17)
• 5x IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week, 2017 – 2019
• 14x Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, 2016 – 2019
• 2016 IWLCA Second Team All-Region

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Sean Gaiser

2027 Black Coach

Alma Mater: Loyola University of Maryland ’97

• Coaching girls lacrosse since 2014

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Susan Aldridge

2028 Black Coach

Alma Mater: Loyola

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Erin Stewart Howland

2029 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: University of Virginia ‘93
  • NCAA National Champion 1991 & 1993
  • Captain & MVP 1993
  • First Team All American Honors 1993
  • Assistant Coach – George Mason University, First DI season
  • Assistant Coach – James Madison University, First NCAA bid
  • Assistant Coach – Loyola University of Maryland, Ranked nationally, NCAA quartfinal, semifinal & final game appearances
  • Head Coach – Maryvale Preparatory School, IAAM Championship
  • St. Paul’s School for Girls Athletic Director 1996 to Present
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Miranda Ibello

2030 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins ‘19

• Member of the US Women’s U19 World team that won silver at the world championships
• Led all rookies in goals, points, and assists, 2016
• Named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, 2017
• Named Second Team IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic, Led team in assists and points, 2018
• Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Big Ten Academic All-Conference, 2019

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Ronnie Staines

2030 Blue Coach

 

Alma Mater: University of North Carolina 04’
Hometown: Severna Park, MD
  • Received Jay Gallagher Award as the squad’s most outstanding freshman player 2001
  • Led team in ground balls with 33 in 2002 season
  • Third-team Face-Off Yearbook pre-season All-America 2003
  • Honorable mention USILA post-season All-America selection 2003
  • Among the team leaders in ground balls with 40 in 2003 season
  • Pre-season first-team All-America selection by Face-Off Yearbook 2004
  • Inside Lacrosse Magazine 2004
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Heather Nelson

2031/2032 Blue Coach

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Dylan Schlott

2023 Black Coach, Development Coach

Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins University ’98
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University Lacrosse Team Co- Captain 1999
  • 2-Time NCAA All-America Honors
  • NCAA Div. 1 Lacrosse Statistical Champion; Goals Per Game 1998
  • 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 2-Time Semifinalist
  • W.K. Morrill, JR. Award winner; Most Outstanding Attackman on the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Team, 1998
  • Johns Hopkins; Turnbull-Reynolds Award Winner; for Carrying on the Highest Traditions of Team Play, Sportsmanship and Leadership 1999
  • High School: Gilman (Lacrosse, Football, Ice Hockey)
  • MIAA Lacrosse Championship 1994
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Teresa Lang

2031 Black Coach

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Clary Fusting

Coach

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Lindsay Clarke

Coach

Alma Mater: Towson University ’24

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Lindsey Marshall

Coach

Alma Mater: Towson University

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Lindsay Gamer

2031 Blue Coach

Hometown: Upstate New York

Alma Mater: Loyola University of Maryland ‘20
  • Played at Loyola university Maryland with an undergrad in communications
  • Masters in emerging media
  • Lead the team in goals, points, draw controls, and caused turnovers 2017
  • started coaching at Roland Park country school in 2021 helping with the offense and draws
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Meghan O’Neil

Development Team Coach

Alma Mater: Syracuse University ’02

West Genesee High School 1994-1998
• 1998 All American
• 1998 All CNY 1st Team – defense
• 1998 First sectional title for West Genesee, team captain.
• 1997 All CNY 2nd Team – defense

Syracuse University
• Three year defender
• 2001 led team in interceptions
• Athletic Director’s Honor Role
• NCAA tournament appearances 2000, 2001 and 2002

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Tara Cutillo

Development Team Coach

Hometown: Baltimore

Alma Mater: Bucknell University ‘04
  • Bucknell University Lacrosse ’01,’02 defender
  • Roland Park Country School Varsity Lacrosse & Soccer
  • Club Lacrosse 3 years NEMS / Club Soccer 5 years SCB (Team Captain, State Cup Finalists ’00)
  • Safe Sport Certified /CDC Heads Up Concussion Certified Youth Sports/ Grassroots Soccer D License
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Steve Mitchell

Development Team Coach

Alma Mater: Hopkins ‘87
  • Two-time All-American at Johns Hopkins University
  • Was the first long stick defensive midfielder to be named as a first team All-American
  • Helped the U.S. National Team to the gold medal in both 1990 and 1994.
  • Played on three lacrosse national championship teams at Johns Hopkins (1984, 1985, 1987)
  • Selected to JHU’s all-time lacrosse team in 1987.
  • In addition to lacrosse, he played football and basketball at Hopkins
  • Hopkins Hall of Fame Inductee 2004
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Julia Rich

2032 Blue Coach

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Dan Berger

2032 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: Notre Dame ‘05
  • Multiple First team all GWLL honors
  • Preseason All-America honors
  • Leading scorer throughout ND Lacrosse career
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John Brown

2026 Black Coach

• Manchester Valley Coach 2013-2015, winning state titles in 2014 and 2015.
• FCA varsity homeschool team, won the 2017 conference championship.
• Westminster high coach, back-to-back state championships in 2018 and 2019.
• Maryvale assistant in 2022
• M&D Red NGLL 2024 B Division Champs and summer club B championship.
• 2024 black back-to-back A division NGLL championships.
• 2022 A division championship with M&D 2026 black
• 2023 B division championship with M&D 2027 red

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Taylor Carhart

2026 Black Coach

 

Alma Mater: Mount St. Mary’s
  • 4-year starter for the Mount
  • Northeast Conference All-Rookie team 2016
  • Ranked in t op goals and assists contributors in sophomore & junior seasons
  • Currently coaches Towson High School Varsity Lacrosse team
  • Led Towson HS to state championship semi-final game
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Tayler Warehime

2026 Black Coach

 

Alma Mater: University of North Carolina ‘22, University of Florida 23’
Hometown: Westminster, MD
  • Under Armour All-America 2018
  • Two-time Under Armour Underclass Team Baltimore
  • Two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro choice
  • Ranked No 19 incoming freshman for UNC
  • 2-time All ACC Academic team
  • Team Captain in 2022 (UNC)
  • Helped lead team to NCAA second round and quarterfinal games
  • Team Captain in 2023 (UF)
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Winne Eber

Alma Mater: Central Michigan, Boston University 26’
  • Member of Coppermine 2022 graduating team
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Sophia Eureka

2028 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: Robert Morris 19’
  • Rookie of the Year 2012
  • MVP 2013, 2014, 2015
  • First team All-Frederick County 2015
  • Four-year first team All-MVAL Conference
  • Ranked 3rd on the team in both goals (23) and points (32) in 2018 at RMU
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Maddie Bodden

2032 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: Hopkins University ‘17

  • Led team and ranked 55th nationally in caused turnovers 2016
  • Helped lead team to NCAA second round 2016
  • Academic All-Big Ten & Big Ten Distinguished Scholar 2017
  • Led team to Big Ten semifinal game 2017
  • Started all game sin junior & senior seasons
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Maeve McKew

2029 Black Coach

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Alma Mater: Maryland 09’
  • Maryvale Lacrosse Assistant Coach 2023
  • 20+ Years Camp Experience: Maryland Lacrosse
  • Hall of Fame Inductee in 2018: Maryvale Preparatory School: Field Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse
  • Maryland Lacrosse Director of Operations 2012
  • Drexel Lacrosse Graduate Assistant Coach 2011-2012 University of Maryland Lacrosse 2005-2009
  • ACC Champion 2008
  • Final Four 2009
  • Leadership Committee 2009
  • Maryvale Preparatory School: 3 sport captain, 2004 Donald Litz Memorial Scholarship recipient, 2004 McCormick Unsung Hero Award finalist, 2005 U.S. Marine Most Distinguished Athlete Award
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Olivia Conti

2030 Black Coach
Alma Mater: Towson University 19’
Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Tewaaraton Award Nominee, 2018
  • Tewaaraton Watch List 2019
  • Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America First Team, 2019
  • Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-America 2017, 2018
  • IWLCA First Team All-America, 2018
  • IWLCA Second Team All-America, 2017
  • IWLCA First Team Mid-Atlantic All-Region, 2017, 2018
  • IWLCA Second Team Mid-Atlantic All-Region, 2019
  • ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, 2018
  • CAA First Team, 2019
  • CAA Preseason Player of the Year and First Team, 2019
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Year, 2017, 2018
  • CAA First Team, 2017, 2018
  • CAA All-Rookie Team 2017
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Erin McDonnell

2029 Black Coach
Alma Mater: McDaniel College ‘11
  • McDaniel College Regional All American, 2011
  • McDaniel College Assistant Coach 2011-2015
  • St. Mary’s College of MD Head Coach, 2015-2021
    Overall record 54-39
    Program produced:
    2 IWLCA All American
  • 1 CAC Rookie of the Year
  • 13 IWLCA All Chesapeake Region players
  • 18 All Conference selections
    Nationally ranked (Top 25) program 5/6 years as Head Coach, reaching #10.
  • IWLCA Academic Honor Squad 6/6
    Senior Woman Administrator/ Assistant Athletic Director: St. Mary’s College of Maryland 2016-21
  • Liaison to Title IX, Alumni Dept., Development Dept., and Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Office
  • Supervisor to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Supervisor to multiple varsity teams
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Janet Smith

2031 Black Coach

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Jules Sanchez

2031 Black Coach
Alma Mater: Campbell University ‘21, Mount St Mary’s ‘23
  • 2X Big South Freshman of the week 2020
  • First Team All-Big South 2021
  • 3X Big South Presidential Honor Roll
  • Ranked 5th nationally in draw controls
  • Single season school record with 9.2 draw controls per game
  • Set Campbell’s single game draw control record (15)
  • Ranks 3rd in All-time draw controls at Campbell
  • Highest shooting percentage on Mount St Mary’s (.632%)
  • Led the Mount in individual draw controls (35) and finished 3rd in goals (24)
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Kate Kasabula

2023 Black Coach

Alma Mater: Duke University ’03

  • 4X All American
  • ACC Rookie of the year 1999
  • Led the team in scoring in 2000 & 2001
  • Program leader in ground balls (210)
  • Program leader in caused turnovers (142)
  • Helped U.S. National Team reach the title game at 2005 IFWLA World Cup
  • U.S Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame Inductee
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Katie Poch

2029 Blue Coach

 

Alma Mater: McDaniel 22’
Hometown: New Egypt, NJ
  • Majored in Business Administration
  • Started all games in senior season 2022
  • Recorded career highs of caused turnovers and ground balls in senior season 2022
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Alexis Chilton

2027 Blue Coach, 2030 Blue Coach

Alma Mater: University of Delaware 20’
Hometown: Hollins, NH
  • Played for Granite State Elite in New Hampshire
  • Attended University of Delaware for Athletic Training
  • Worked at Regis College as an assistant athletic trainer
  • Currently works at Hopkins as an athletic trainer
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Brian Coleman

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Lauren Saltz

Coach

 

Penn State 25’
  • Selected for U.S Lacrosse National Tournament Team 2019
  • Helped lead Penn State to NCAA appearance 2023
  • Currently holds 32 ground balls, 52 draw controls, and 15 caused turnovers for Penn State in first 2 seasons
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Gregg Gebhard

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Dan Berger

Coach