Born and raised in Burke, VA, Megan came to Ohio State University on a lacrosse scholarship where she became the most decorated Buckeye as a Midfielder on the OSU varsity team at the time. A repeat All-American, ALC Player of the Year and member of the OSU Hall of Fame, Megan owned most offensive records for the University including all-time leader in career points. After her collegiate career, Megan took the position as the Assistant Coach for Division I, Ohio State Buckeyes for six seasons. During this time the Buckeyes were conference (ALC) champions, made a NCAA appearance and National Ranking. Her favorite part of coaching Lucky Lax is watching how much players improve! She is positive and fun!
From Philadelphia, K Lowe was a OSU defensive standout who was known for her ability to intercept, cause a turnover for the opponent, and mark-up better than the rest. Kimberly was a Captain and All-American for the Buckeyes. You'll be sure to notice her strong voice from the sideline and her impressive ability to motivate and work with each individual. Kimberly currently works as the Director of Alumni Clubs for OSU and has worked with Lucky Lax since its creation in 2002. Her favorite part of coaching Lucky Lax is "watching the ladies mature as lacrosse players over the years". With a one-of-a-kind coaching style, Kimberly describes herself as an "energetic, passionate coach who loves the game of lacrosse". She brings this passion to the Lucky Lax fields.
A Maryland native, Brittney played at the highly ranked Century High School. A recruited player for the Buckeyes, Brittney garnered second team All-American and Regional first team honors during her playing career. Brittney has incredible offensive talent and is a high impact player. Even more impressive, Brittney is a passionate coach who is committed to developing each player.
An Ohio native, Olivia grew up in University Heights and attended the Laurel school. She was recruited to play at The Ohio State University. Contributing since her freshman year, Olivia was an aggressive and fast defender the Buckeyes. She is currently finishing up her senior year and will graduate with a degree in Psychology. Olivia enjoys coaching younger players because it is great to see athletes develop in their sport and grow as people.
From Woodbine, MD, Alayna just finished a stellar career at Ohio State as the All Time Career Point and Goal Record Holder as well as a Two Time All-American. She was also a Four time All-Conference team player and featured in Lacrosse Magazine (2012). Alayna loves to work with young players passing on her knowledge of the game.
Joy DeMarco comes to Lucky Lax with a strong goal keeping background. DeMarco was an assistant coach at Notre Dame college in 2008 while attending law school at Cleveland State. DeMarco played four years of lacrosse at Ohio State where she was a four-time OSU Scholar Athlete. As a Buckeye, DeMarco finished her playing career in third place in career save percentage and was captain of the 2007 squad. Academically, she was a three-time Big Ten Academic honoree and the American Lacrosse Conference Honor Roll.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Wolford was a four-year player at Fresno State. During her time at Fresno, she was named to the MPSF All-Academic Team (2011, 2012, 2013), as well as being named the Bulldogs' offensive team MVP in 2010. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 2013. After her career at Fresno State, Wolford started her coaching career at Otterbein University, where she was with the Cardinals for one season. She went on to coach at Smith College for two years, where she earned her Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies. This past year she was the offensive coordinator and goalkeepers coach at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Wolford was previously with Lucky Lax from 2013-2014.
About the Co-Founders
Catherine Leahy Shelley, a Columbus native graduated from Watterson High School and went on to play Division I lacrosse at Ohio University as a scholarship player. As a low defender, Leahy contributed greatly to the Bobcats success and served as a captain for two seasons. Catherine spent a year coaching collegiate Division I lacrosse at the University at Albany in New York before returning to Columbus to focus on developing lacrosse in the area.
Trish Derwart Marton grew up in the hotbed of lacrosse in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Mount Hebron High school, the long standing #1 nationally ranked team, Derwart came to Columbus as a scholarship lacrosse player at Ohio State University. In her senior season, Derwart helped lead the buckeyes to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament and 12th place ranking. While residing in Columbus after her college career, Derwart coached a year at Columbus Academy and two years at Columbus School for Girls. She currently is the Varsity coach at her alma mater, Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott city and is a school counselor in Howard County, MD.