Coach Information

LAX PLUS 2025/26 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.

LAX PLUS 2024 BLACK Assistant Coach

Jill Kowalik

Former Head Coach at DIII Post University
and former player at Central Conn State University

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.

Lax Plus 2024 Black Head Coach

Christa Morrison

Former player at Mercyhurst (DII)
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.


Kelly Gallo

Lax Plus Alum and Longmeadow HS Assistant 
Former Springfield College Lacrosse Assistant

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 as well as coaches both Field Hockey and Lacrosse.

LAX PLUS 2021 Assistant Coach

Angela Mallis

Former player at Wheaton College DIII
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.


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.

LAX PLUS Assistant Director/Youth Floater Coach

Marci Mullady

Northwest Catholic High School

Marci is the former 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 CT and recently completed her administration certification. 


Steve Dudeck

Head Coach-Longmeadow High

Steve currently coaches at Longmeadow High School, where he has coached a number of All-America players. During his tenure Steve has led Longmeadow to a number of consecutive West D1-Championship and continuous trips to the the D1 State Finals. In addition to Longmeadow, he has coached several New England teams in the National School Girls Tournament, and he coaches at the Under Armour tournament that displays some of the top players in the country.

LAX PLUS 2022 Head Coach

Ed Duclos

Former Head Coach, South Windsor High School

Coach Duke has been coaching with Lax Plus since 2011. He is the head coach at South Windsor High School (he began the program over 25 seasons ago). He was honored as the 2007 CT Girls’ Lacrosse Coaches Association Division 1 Coach of the Year and the 2009 CT High School Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year. He helped form the Coaches Association for Girls’ Lacrosse (CHSGLA) and was its 1st president (1994 to ’97).

Lax Plus 2023 White Head Coach

Mackenzie Paolini

Former Head Coach, Granby High School, MA

Mackenzie was a standout defensive player at Springfield College and was a high school coach at Granby High School in Massachusetts. Mackenzie is teacher certified and graduated Springfield College with a degree in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education. 


Tinita Larmann

Former Coach at the Coast Guard Academy
DIII school and current coach at Ledyard High

Tinita is a former youth coach for Lax Plus club and will now bring her expertise of coaching at the DIII college level and high school level to our high school program. Tinita has two daughters that went and is going through the Lax Plus program.


Michelle Ford

Former Head Coach South Windsor High School 

Michelle is a former University of Connecticut Division I player as well as the former South Windsor High School Coach. After her undergraduate studies, she went on to obtain her doctorate in psychology while working with UConn's football program as an academic advisor to the players. She is currently a school psychologist in Connecticut, and has been coaching for Lax Plus club over the last five years.


Tessa Sinatro

Former D1 Hofstra Player

Tessa is a former lacrosse player at Hofstra University.  She is currently working on her masters in Physical Education and Health Education at Hofstra University. Tessa recently was a CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient. She was an honorable mention All-American in high school and an attacker at the DI level.

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Allie Bush

Springfield College Assistant Coach

Former lacrosse player at DIII Wheaton College and current lacrosse assistant at Springfield College. Allie is currently pursuing a masters degree in Elementary Education.