was established by Springfield College Head Coach, Kristen Mullady, and former UConn All-Big East and Regional All-American, Defensive Player, Melissa Nord in 2006 to foster the growth and development of local high school and youth lacrosse players into players capable of competing at the collegiate level. Today Lax Plus provides year round playing and training opportunities to 100's of local athletes grades 4 through 12. Lax Plus prides themselves on their extensively qualified youth and high school coaching staff, as well as their top-notch tournament schedule.
Through exposing our players to elite level competition and coaching, we continuously challenge players both physically and mentally to strive for personal excellence.
Lax Plus is proud to announce some new additions to their goalie training staff. The goalie training program will now be head by long-time Lax Plus coach, Rachel Tringali. Tringali graduated from Monmouth University in 2000 where her senior year she ranked 3rd in the nation in assists per game and still holds the record for 104 assists in a collegiate career. She also holds records for overall career points and number of goals. Since college, Rachel has coached at Davidson, Central Connecticut State University, and Springfield College where she has specialized in both attack and goalie training. During her time as the Interim Head Coach at Springfield College, Rachel lead the team to an 11-5 record and post-season play for the third straight year.
Assisting Rachel with goalie training will be current Springfield College goalie, Gabby Anderson. Gabby worked closely with our former goalie training specialist April Pollock. Gabby lead her Springfield team to an impressive 17-2 record during the 2015 season which placed them in the top 20 for DIII Women's Lacrosse programs. Gabby received First Team All-Conference and All-Region honors, as well as was ranked nationally as one of the top goalies in college lacrosse.
This is an intense 12 week (24 session) program held at Sportsworld in East Windsor, CT for girls lacrosse players in grades 4-12. The program includes strength and resistance training, agility drills, core training, and the lacrosse skill development.
**Players are continuously challenged to improve both their strength and level of conditioning.
**The best part is skills training and conditioning is done to music!
**Players are positively challenged to develop and improve their game to the next level and beyond!
Program Directors and Staff:
This program is run by Kristen Mullady (Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Springfield College), Mark Duclos (Connecticut High School Lacrosse Rep), Ed Duclos (Former South Windsor Varsity Coach), Rachel Tringali (Former Central Connecticut University Coach), Marci Mullady (Northwest Catholic Coach), Mackenzie Paolini (Former Springfield College Player), Melissa Nord (Former UConn All-Big East Player), Amy Tiernan (Former UMass Player and current Springfield College Assistant), Mackenzy Ryan (Former CCSU player and current Springfield College Assistant), Kerstin Lindrooth (Springfield College Assistant), Heather Dobson (Former Wesleyan Assistant) and college players/strength and conditioning coaches from Springfield College.
HIGH SCHOOL (9th-12th) MON/THURS LACROSSE SKILLS and CONDITIONING