Coaching Staff

MICHELLE SMITH

Babson College, Head Coach: 2012-present
-NEWMAC Champions, 2017, 2018, 2021
-NEWMAC Coach of the Year, 2016, 2019
-11 Consecutive trips to NEWMAC Tournament, 2012-2022
Trinity College, Assistant Coach: 2010-2011
Dickinson College, Assistant Coach, 2009
Trinity College, 2004-2008
-C. Kelly Markland Award, DIII Goalie of the Year, 2007
-1st Team IWLCA All-American, 2007
-NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2007, 2008
-3x All-NESCAC and All-Region
-Program all-time leader in saves
Wayland High School: 2000-2004
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2004

ANNE SHERIDAN QUIGLEY

Needham High School Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2022-Present
US Women’s National Tournament, MA/RI Sub-Regional Director: 2016-present

Boston Storm, UWLX Professional Women’s Lacrosse, Assistant GM, 2016
Milton Academy Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2012-2015
-Independent School League Most Improved Team, 2012
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach, 2013
University of Louisville, Assistant Coach: 2010-2011
Boston University, Assistant Coach: 2005-2010
-5X America East Regular Season and Tournament Championships & NCAA Appearances
-America East Coaching Staff of the Year, 2009
Boston University: 2002-2005
-Tewaaraton nominee, US Lacrosse 1st  Team All-American & America East Player of the Year, 2005
-America East Champions: 2002, 2003, 2005
US Women’s Lacrosse Developmental Team: 2003-2004
Assistant Director of Admission at Milton Academy

TAYLOR PINZONE

Cornell University, Assistant Coach: 2022-present
Arizona State University: 2021-2022

-PAC-12 First Team All-Conference: 2022
-PAC-12 All-Tournament Team: 2022 
-Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week, April 5, 2022
-IWLCA Division I Selected Participant of the Senior All-Star Game, 2022 
Northwestern University: 2017-2022
-Big Ten Tournament Champion: 2019, 2021
-Big Ten Regular Season Champion: 2021
-NCAA Final Four Appearances: 2019, 2021
-Big Ten Freshmen of the Week, February 2018
-Academic All-Big Ten: 2019, 2020, 2021
-Awarded Dean’s List 5 times
Waltham High School: 2013-2017
-Team Captain: 2016, 2017
-US Lacrosse All-American, 2016, 2017
-Dual County League All Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
-Dual County League MVP: 2017
-Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team: 2015, 2016, 2017
-Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team: 2016, 2017
-Under Armour Senior All-American Star Game, 2017
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2017

MISSY NASH

Margaret A. Neary School, 4th/5th Grade Physical Education Teacher: 2008 – Present
Margaret A. Neary School, 4th Grade Teacher: 2000-2008
Algonquin Regional High School, Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach: 2005-2010
Poly Prep Country Day School, Girls Varsity Lacrosse & Squash Coach: 1996-1999
Brown University: 1992-1996
-Four-Year Varsity Lacrosse Starter
-1992 Varsity Lacrosse Rookie of the Year
Lincoln School (Providence, RI): 1988-1992
Providence Journal Top 100 Rhode Island High School Athletes of the Century: 2000
-First Team All-State Lacrosse:1989-1992
-First Team All-State Basketball: 1990-1992
-First Team All-State Tennis: 1991-1992
Mass Elite Coach: 2000-2012, 2019-Present

KELLY JURGENS

Duxbury High School, Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach: 2012-2015, 2018-present
Duxbury High School, Guidance Counselor: 2010-present
Weston High School, Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach: 2006-2010
Boston University: 2001-2005
-American East Champions 2002, 2003, and 2005
-Team Captain, 2004, 2005
-1st Team All Conference 2002
-All Tournament Team 2004
Needham High School: 1997-2000
-MIAA D1 State Champions, 1998, 1999 and 2000
-1st Team All American and Team Captain 2000
-Boston Globe Player of the Year 2000

NICOLE GIARDINO

South Shore Skin Center, Norwell 
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C, 2014-Present
Surgical Nurse, MSN, RN, 2010-2014
Hingham Girls Youth Lacrosse Coach: 2019-present

Kingston Girls Youth Lacrosse Coach: 2015-2018
Plymouth Girls Youth Lacrosse Coach: 2010
Algonquin Regional High School, Varsity Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach: 2006-2007
Brown University Club Lacrosse, Head Lacrosse Coach: 1997
Wheeler School Assistant Varsity Coach, Field Hockey and Lacrosse: 1996-1997
Brown University: 1993-1996
-Division 1 Varsity Lacrosse
Wheeler School: 1993
-High School All American Lacrosse, First Team, 1993, Honorable, Mention 1992
-Under 19 All- New England Lacrosse Team, Team 1 – 1993, Team 2 – 1992
-RI All State Awards, Field Hockey and Lacrosse
Mass Elite Coach: 2000-2010, 2021-Present

JAMI LOWER

Nantucket High School, Girls Varsity Coach (2019-present)
Nantucket High School, Girls Varsity Assistant Coach (2017-2018)
-Nantucket Student Lacrosse, Girls Director (2012-present)
Assistant Fitness Director, Head Personal Trainer- The Westmoor Club (2007-present)
Certified Speed and Agility Coach and Trainer (2010-present)

CHANNING WEYMOUTH

Director of Financial Aid, Senior Associate Director of Admission, St. Mark’s School
St. Mark’s School, Head Girl’s Lacrosse Coach: 2013-Present
-ISL Champion: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
-NE Lacrosse Journal Prep Girls’ Coach of the Year, 2019
St. Mark’s School, Head Field Hockey Coach: 2013-2016
-New England Class B Champions: 2013, 2014
-ISL Champions: 2013, 2014
Penn Charter, Head Girl’s Lacrosse Coach: 2011-2013
Penn Charter, Head Field Hockey Coach: 2012
Connecticut College, Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach: 2008-2011
Middlebury College, Assistant Field Hockey Coach: 2006
Middlebury College: 2002-2006
-DIII Lacrosse National Champions: 2004
-Runner-Up Lacrosse National Championships: 2003
-Runner Up Field Hockey National Championships: 2003, 2004

MARY LAUGHNA

Medfield High Lacrosse, Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach: 2019-Present
-MIAA DIII State Champions, 2022
-MIAA DIII Globe Coach of the Year, 2022
-TVL Coach of the Year, 2022
Medfield Public Schools: 2017-Present
-Health and Physical Education Teacher
Medfield High School, JV2 Soccer Coach & JV2 Basketball Coach: 2018-Present
Westwood High School, JV Lacrosse Coach: 2015-2018
Westwood High School, Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach: 2013-2016

MetroLacrosse Assistant Program Manager and Coach, 2013-2014
Gettysburg College, Class of 2013
Boston College M.Ed, Class of 2017

Westwood High School: 2006-2009
-MIAA D1 State Champions, 2008 & 2009
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2009

ANDREA MEINCKE

Certified Public Accountant: 2021-present 
Westwood High School, Varsity Assistant Coach: 2021
-MIAA DI State Champion, 2021
UMass Amherst: 2016-2021
– A10 Conference Champions: 2017, 2021
Westwood High School: 2012-2016
-MIAA DI State Champion: 2014 & 2016
-Team Captain, 2015, 2016 
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2016

GRACE CONNERTY 

Babson College, Assistant Coach: 2021-present
Skidmore College, 2017-2021
-Team Captain: 2020, 2021
Norwell High School: 2013-2017
-Lacrosse Team Captain: 2017
-MIAA DII State Champion: 2015 & 2016
-South Shore Athlete of the Year, 2017
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2017

SHANNON JURGENS

Assistant Clerk Magistrate: 2021-present
Assistant District Attorney: 2015-2021
Northeastern University School of Law: 2012-2015
Boston College Women’s Club Lacrosse: Coach, 2012-2015

Boston College: 2007-2011
Boston College Women’s Club Lacrosse: 2007-2011
-Team Captain, 2011
-Academic All-American, 2010 & 2011
-National Tournament All-Star, 2011
Needham High School: 2004-2007
-Team Captain, 2007
-Boston Herald All Scholastic, 2007
-League All Star, 2006 & 2007

KC WILLIAMS

Fixed Income Trading Wellington Management: 2020-present
Brown University: 2016-2020 
-Team Captain, 2020 
-Brown University Outstanding Student Athlete Award, 2020 
Duxbury High School: 2014-2017
-High School All-American: 2015, 2016
-EMGLCA First Team: 2015, 2016 
-Boston Globe All-Scholastic: 2015, 2016
-Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic: 2015, 2016
-Boston Herald All-Scholastic: 2015, 2016
-Patriot League MVP, 2015
Choate Rosemary Hall: 2012-2014
-WNEPSAC All-Star: 2013, 2014
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2016

NICOLE EVANS

Duxbury High School Varsity Lacrosse, Assistant Coach 2013-present
Plymouth State University: 2003 -2006
-Elected PSU Team Captain, 2006
-ECAC Champions, 2005
-All-LEC Second Team: 2004, 2005
University of New Hampshire: 2002-2003
Scituate High School: 1998-2002
-League All Star: 2001, 2002
-Bay State Games, Southeast Lacrosse Team: 2000, 2001
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2002

KIM EGIZI

University of Richmond: 2014-2018
-Atlantic 10 Conference Champions 2018
-Team Captain, 2016, 2017, 2018
-A10 Offensive Player of the Year 2018
-A10 Rookie of the Year 2015
Westwood High School: 2010-2014
-MIAA D1 State Champions, 2011, 2012, 2014
-Massachusetts D1 Player of the Year 2014
-Team Caption, 2014 
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2014

KATE RICH

Boston College: 2012-2016
-NCAA Tournament: 2013-2015
-Lacrosse Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative
Westwood High School: 2008-2012
-MIAA DI State Champion: 2009, 2011, 2012
-High School All-American: 2011, 2012
-Boston Herald Co-Player of the Year, 2012
-National Honor Society
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2012

ELA HAZAR

University of North Carolina: 2014-2018
-2018 Set UNC career record for assists
-2018 Holds Carolina records for most assists in single game
-2016 NCAA National Champion; 2016 & 2017 ACC Champion; 2015 NCAA National Runner-up
-2017 Holds Carolina records for most assists in single season
-2017 Tewaaraton Award – Watch List Nominee
-2017 IWLCA All American; All ACC First Team
-2017 UNC Women’s Lacrosse Unsung Hero
Westwood High School: 2010-2014
-MIAA D1 State Champions, 2011, 2012, 2014
-Team Caption, 2014 
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2014

JAMISON O’NEILL

University of Northwestern: 2014-2018
Westwood High School: 2010-2014
-MIAA D1 State Champions, 2011, 2012, 2014
-TVL All-Star 2013, 2014
-Team Caption, 2014
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2014

KATIE OTT ALVAREZ

UMass Amherst: 2012 – 2015
– Captain, 2015
– Atlantic 10 League All Star Team, 2015
Boston University: 2011- 2012 
Medfield High School: 2008 – 2011  
– Massachusetts Player of the Year, 2011
– High School All-American: 2010, 2011
– First Team TVL All-Star: 2008, 2010, 2011
Mass Elite Alumna, Class of 2011 

BECCA MOORE

MASS ELITE ALUMNAE COACHES

Elle Hansen

Northwestern 2022
Mass Elite 2018

Jane Hansen

Northwestern 2023
Mass Elite 2019

Taylor Pinzone

Arizona State University 2022
Northwestern 2021

Mass Elite 2017

Lexi Schmalz

Duke 2023
Mass Elite 2019

Madison Ahern

Notre Dame 2023
Mass Elite 2019

Gianna Cameron

Oregon 2024
Mass Elite 2020

Cara Charette

Colgate 2024
Mass Elite 2020

Annabelle Hasselbeck

Boston College 2024
Mass Elite 2020

Kelsey Kenney

Harvard 2024
Mass Elite 2019

Lilly Callahan 

Notre Dame 2024
Mass Elite 2020

Sarah Roycroft

Richmond 2024
Mass Elite 2020

Alex Finn

UMass Amherst 2023
Mass Elite 2019

FORMER COACHES

SARAH BIRON

Loyola Blakefield, Upper School Mathematics Teacher: 2017-Present
Johns Hopkins University, M.A.T.  Secondary Mathematics, 2017
Johns Hopkins University: 2011-2015
-B.S. Psychology
-Deans List 2014-2015
Westwood High School: 2008-2011
-MIAA DI State Champion: 2009, 2011
-Team Captain & Boston Globe Player of the Year, 2011
-High School All-American: 2010, 2011
Former Mass Elite player, 2007-2011

KELLY RICH

Tufts University, Assistant Coach: 2014-present
Northwestern University: 2010-2014
-NCAA DI National Champion: 2011, 2012
-ALC Champion: 2011, 2013
Westwood High School: 2006-2010
-MIAA DI State Champion: 2008, 2009
-High School All-American: 2009, 2010
-Tri Valley League MVP: 2009, 2010
Former Mass Elite player, 2005-2010

KATHRYN “KAT” EGIZI

Emerson College, Head Coach: 2014-2018
Wellesley College, Assistant Coach: 2012-2014
Union College: 2008-2012
-Team Captain & 1st Team All-Liberty League, 2012
-2nd Team All-Liberty League & 2nd Team IWLCA Regional All-American, 2010
-2nd Team All-Liberty League & All-Rookie Team, 2009
The Rivers School: 2006-2008
-2-time All-ISL
Westwood High School: 2004-2006
-MIAA DI State Champions, 2005

TARA CUSHMAN

Head Coach, Somers High School, Somers, CT
Assistant Coach, Needham High School, 2011
Assistant Coach, Western New England University, 2006 – 2012
Western New England College 2002-2006
-First Team All-NEWLA
-Four Year Starter, setting school record for career wins
-Team Captain, 2004-2006
Scituate High School, 1998-2002
Mass Elite, 1999-2002

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