HEAD COACH - Michelle Ford (South Windsor High School and Former UCONN Player)
Michelle is currently the head coach at South Windsor High School. She is highly involved with lacrosse in CT, coaching at Lax Plus for multiple years, as well as training players at Sportsworld in East Windsor, CT. Michelle is a certified strength and conditioning at Charter Oak Crossfit in East Hartford, and is a school psychologist at the high school level. Michelle also played at the Univeristy of Connecticut in college, alongside Co-Director Melissa Nord, and Goalie Training Specialist, April Pollock.
ASSISTANT COACH - Karly Simpson (Trinity College player and former Lax Plus Alum)
Karly is a standout midfielder at Trinity College. She is a former Lax Plus Alum and has competed in two NCAA Championships at the DIII level.
HEAD COACH - Kylee Yam: (Chauncy Hall School and Former Connecticut College Player)
Kylee is currently the head coach at Chauncy Hall School, where she also serves as a high school science teacher. She is highly involved with lacrosse at the club level, and played lacrosse at Connecticut College.
ASSISTANT COACH- Ciara Dudeck: (Springfield College Assistant,, Former Union College Player and Lax Plus Alum)
Ciara was a standout attack player at Union College. She is pursuing her masters degree in Social Work at Springfield College. She graduated from Longmeadow High School, and is a Lax Plus Alumni. Ciara will be an Assistant Lacrosse coach at Springfield College in the fall.
2019 FLOATING COACHES
ASSISTANT COACH- Kerstin Lindrooth (Springfield College Assistant Coach):
Kerstin is pursuing a masters degree in athletic administration at Springfield College and is a certified Physical Education teacher. Kerstin was a four year member of the Springfield College Womens Lacrosse program. She served as a captain during her graduate year, and is currently a Springfield College Assistant Womens Lacrosse coach.
ASSISTANT COACH: Alexa Cambi (Boston University Player and Lax Plus Alum)
Alexa currently plays lacrosse at the Boston University, where she is pursing her undergraduate degree. She is a Lax Plus Alum.
HEAD COACH- Mackenzie Vita (Former Springfield College player and Head Coach at Granby High School, MA) Mackenzie was a standout player for Springfield College and graduated with a Physical Education certification. As a captain at Springfield, she helped to lead the Springfield College lacrosse team to a conference championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament in 2012. Mackenzie is involved in a variety of leadership programs at Springfield College. Mackenzie has a masters degree in adapted physical education. and is currently teaching as an adapted physical education specialist in the Western MA area. Mackenzie also coaches lacrosse at Granby High School.
ASSISTANT COACH- Caitlin Larmann: (Ursuline Academy High School Coach and Lax Plus Alum)
Caitlin is currently a high school coach at the Ursuline Academy in Delaware. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and is a Lax Plus Alum.
HEAD COACH- Michelle Dorsey: (Springfield College)
Michelle was a standout attack player at Springfield College. She is pursuing her masters degree in Elementary Education. Michelle received All-Conference and All-Region honors, and was recently selected to play in the North-South All-Star game for DIII lacrosse.
ASSISTANT COACH- Krissy Schaffer: (University of New Hampshire player and Lax Plus Alum)
Krissy currently plays lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire, where she is pursing her undergraduate degree. She is a Lax Plus Alum.
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 is currently working on her administration certification for the state of CT.
ASSISTANT COACH-Gabby Anderson (Springfield College player)
Gabby is currently a goalie for the Springfield College Lacrosse team who was recently ranked top 20 for DII Women's Lacrosse. Gabby also just received First Team All-Conference and All-Region honors, as well as was ranked nationally as one of the top goalies in college lacrosse.
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 recieved 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. Currently, Gallo is the Assistant Lacrosse and Field Hockey Coach at Springfield College and is a teaching fellow in the Physical Education department. Gallo is also pursuing her masters degree in Athletic Administration.
ASSISTANT COACH-Ellie Getchell (Former Springfield College player)
Ellie recently graduated as a senior caption for Springfield College Womens Lacrosse. Ellie is pursuing her masters degree in Occupational Therapy. Ellie has received All-Conference honors for three of her four years at Springfield.
2021/22 FLOATING COACH
ASSISTANT COACH-Jenna Gobel (Catholic University and Lax Plus Alum)
Jenna is a lacrosse player at Catholic University. Catholic was recently ranked in the top 20 for DIII Womens Lacrosse. Jenna is pursuing a degree in the Pre-PA program at Catholic. Jenna is also a Lax Plus Alum.
LAX PLUS GOALIE SCHOOL DIRECTOR
April Pollock (Head Coach, American International College):
April is the Head Coach at American International College in Springfield, MA. In 2010 she led her team in one of their best seasons ever, winning 8 games, and setting new program records. Before becoming the AIC coach she had been assistants at both Springfield and Smith Colleges. During her collegiate career, Pollock was a four-year starter in goal at the University of Connecticut. Pollock is still in the Huskies' records for career goals against average (8.97), career save percentage (.558), career wins (26), saves in a season (195) and saves in a single game (20). She was named Defensive MVP in 2000, and was selected to play in the Division I North-South Senior All-Star game in 2003.
April offers individual goalies sessions through our Lax Plus Goalie School.
YOUTH GOALIE SCHOOL ASSISTANTS
Gabby Anderson: (Springfield College) Gabby will be a Junior goalie for Springfield Lacrosse.
Molly Fitzgerald: (Merrimack College) Molly will be a freshman goalie at Merrimack College.