LAX PLUS 2025 (5th) Head Coach
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 (6th) Head Coach
Former Head Coach at Post University
DII 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.
YOUTH FLOATER COACH / LAX PLUS 2019
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.
LAX PLUS 2023 BLACK (7th) HEAD COACH
Lax Plus Alum
Springfield College Lacrosse and Field Hockey 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.
LAX PLUS 2023 BLACK (7th) Assistant Coach /
HIGH SCHOOL FLOATER COACH
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.
LAX PLUS 2022 Black (8th) HEAD COACH
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 2022 White HEAD COACH
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.
LAX PLUS 2020
Head Coach-Longmeadow High
Steve is a High School teacher and currently coaches at Longmeadow High School. In 2017, Steve led Longmeadow High to its 17th consecutive West D1-Championship and another trip the the D1 State Finals. Steve has coached a number of All-Americans at Longmeadow and also has coached several teams in the National School Girls Tournament. Steve also coaches at the Under Armour tournament that displays some of the top players in the country.
LAX PLUS 2021
Former Head Coach, South Windsor High School
Coach Duke has been coaching with Lax Plus since 2011. He is the former 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 OPEN
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.