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LAX PLUS YOUTH SUMMER 2018 COACHES
 
YOUTH FLOATER COACH:

Christa Morrison (Former player at Mercyhurst (DII) and current Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield College)
Christa was a standout player at Mercyhurst and helped lead this DII program to be conference champions, nationally ranked and successful in the NCAA tournament. Currently Christa works with the defenders and draw specialists at Springfield College. Christa recently graduated with a masters of Sports Psychology from Springfield College. She will continue to be an assistant lacrosse coach at Springfield College for the 2018/2019 year and will continue a certification in teaching Physical Education at Springfield College. Christa helped to lead Springfield College to its first NCAA at large bid in program history during the 2018 season.

 

LAX PLUS 2025 (5th)

Head Coach-Ciara Dudeck: (Lax Plus Alum and Former Player at Union College) 
Ciara is a former lacrosse player at Union College and a also is a Lax Plus Alum. Ciara recently completed her masters in Social Work at Springfield College and is now a full time social worker in Longmeadow Public Schools.
 
Assistant Coach-Kate Sarnacki: (Lax Plus Alum and current player at Springfield College) 
Kate is entering her sophomore year at Springfield College. Kate established herself as one of the top freshman in New England as an attacker during her first collegiate season. Kate is a Sports Biology major at Springfield College

 

 
 
LAX PLUS 2024 (6th)
Head Coach-Jill Kowalik: (Former Head Coach at Post University (DII and former player at Central Conn State Univ) Jill has coaching experience at the DII level and also high school coaching experience at Northwest Catholic (HS level). She played at Central Conn State University and currently is a technology teacher at the middle school level in CT. Jill has a masters degree in technology and is a certified teacher.
 
Assistant Coach-Abby Wylie: (Lax Plus Alum and current player at Springfield College) 
Abby is going into her sophomore year at Springfield College as a Sports Management major. Abby recently completed her freshman year as one of the strongest freshman defenders in the NEWMAC DIII conference. Abby led the conference as a freshman in caused turnovers and ground balls. She was as starter for Springfield College, who competed in the NCAA tournament this year.
 
 
LAX PLUS 2023 BLACK (7th)
 

HEAD COACH: Kelly Gallo: (Springfield College Lacrosse and Field Hockey Assistant-Lax Plus Alum) Kelly is a former Women's Lacrosse player at Springfield College. She was a dual sport athlete and received an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health Education. She has received numerous athletic and academic awards at Springfield College. As a senior, Kelly was chosen to represent Springfield College at the NCAA leadership convention. Kelly is a native of Westfield MA and is also a Lax Plus alum. Gallo was the Assistant Lacrosse and Field Hockey Coach at Springfield College and was a teaching fellow in the Physical Education department. Gallo recently completed her masters degree in Athletic Administration. She worked at Portsmouth Abbey in RI for the 2016-2017 school year as an Assistant AD and Head Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey coach. Gallo teaches Physical Education in Longmeadow.

Assistant Coach-Angela Mallis (Former player at Wheaton College (DIII) and Current Full Time Assistant Coach at Springfield College).
Angela was a standout player at Wheaton College. She specializes in stick skills and coaching the attack at Springfield College.

 

LAX PLUS 2022/23 (8th/7th)
HEAD COACH: Michelle Ford: (Current Psychologist in South Windsor Public Schools and Former Head Coach at South Windsor High/Assistant Coach at Bryant College (DI)) Michelle was a top high school coach in CT. Currently she is focusing on coaching at the club level. She also specializes in strength and conditioning. Michelle was a former assistant coach at Bryant College (DI) and also played lacrosse at Uconn (DI).

Assistant Coach: Christa Morrison (Former player at Mercyhurst (DII) and current Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield College)
Christa was a standout player at Mercyhurst and helped lead this DII program to be conference champions, nationally ranked and successful in the NCAA tournament. Currently Christa works with the defenders and draw specialists at Springfield College. Christa recently graduated with a masters of Sports Psychology from Springfield College. She will continue to be an assistant lacrosse coach at Springfield College for the 2018/2019 year and will continue a certification in teaching Physical Education at Springfield College. Christa helped to lead Springfield College to its first NCAA at large bid in program history during the 2018 season.
 

LAX PLUS 2022 Black  (8th)                                                                                                                                      

HEAD COACH: Heather Dobson: (Former Assistant Coach at Wesleyan University (DIII and former player at Springfield College) Heather played at Springfield College and was a college assistant at Nationally Ranked Wesleyan University. Heather is teacher certified and graduated Springfield College with a degree in Physical Education. She completed two master degrees and currently is a Special Education teacher in Agawam, MA.

Assistant Coach-Rachel Woods (Lax Plus Alum and current player at George Mason) 
Rachel is going into her senior year at DI-George Mason University. She played and started in all 18 games this past season. Rachel ranks high in her team with caused turnovers as a junior.
 

LAX PLUS 2022 White 

HEAD COACH: Marci Mullady (Northwest Catholic High School)
Marci is currently a coach of the 2012 CT Class S State Champions, Northwest Catholic High School. She is highly involved with lacrosse in CT and coaches at Sportsworld in East Windsor, CT. Marci graduated from Springfield College, where she was a member of the lacrosse team.  She is a certified Special Education teacher in East Hartford CT and recently completed her administration certification for the state of CT. 

Assistant Coach:Ann Mahoney (Former player at Springfield College) 
Ann recently graduated from Springfield College and is currently pursueing her masters degree in Occupational Therapy. Ann was a standout player and two sport captain and player for both the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. Ann was an All-Region player in lacrosse since her freshman year. 

 

ZOE OCHOA's Goalie Training School 
 

SWAG is proud to announce that our Lax Plus alumni, Zoe Ochoa will head the 2018 summer goalie training program. Zoe is a former Boston College standout and current Division I-Assistant Coach at the University of Massachusetts, Zoe Ochoa.  Zoe is entering her second season as the Assistant Women's Lacrosse coach at the University of Massachusetts. Zoe was a three year starter at Boston College. During her senior year, she helped to lead the Eagles to the final game of the NCAA tournament. Zoe was drafted by the Philadelphia Force of the United Women's Lacrosse League following her senior year at Boston College. 

MORE INFORMATION ON GOALIE TRAINING HERE.