OUR COACHES

COACHES

IMG_2900_pp

Mandy Pittenger

2023 Coach

  • Division 1 dual sport athlete at Drexel University
  • 4 yr. starter and team captain of both Lacrosse and Field Hockey teams
    • 3x Goal Leader
    • 2x Regional All-American
    • Team MVP
    • Maintains career rankings in Drexel program history
  • Founder and Director of Coatesville Girls Youth Lacrosse Program
  • Host of youth lacrosse summer camps and specialized training
  • Current CYL 2022/23 Head Coach
  • Over a decade of experience coaching youth field hockey & lacrosse in West Chester, Unionville, and Coatesville
  • US Lacrosse Member
IMG_2898_pp

Heather Kelly

2023 Coach

  • Belles Lacrosse Coach 2016-present
  • Boys and Girls recreation and CYO Basketball coach
  • Recreational Lacrosse Coach for KAPRB
  • US Lacrosse Member
  • BS in Accounting from West Chester University
  • MS in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University
  • Personal care assistant and behavior specialist
IMG_9815_pp

Carrie Killgore

2024 Coach

  • Division 1 Lacrosse player at Duquesne University
  • MS in Occupational Therapy
  • Coached recreation field hockey and lacrosse in Kennett
  • Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach at Kennett High School 2010-2018
  • Belles coach 2016-present
  • US Lacrosse Member
IMG_9817_pp

Jo-ann Shiley

2024 Coach

  • Division I Lacrosse player at Hofstra
  • Big East Champs
  • 1996 Most Improved Player
  • 2x Captain
  • Senior Athlete of the Year
  • Coach for Kennett Blue Demons Lacrosse
IMG_0101_pp

Jacquelyn Farmer

2025 Coach

  • Division 1 Lacrosse player at Hofstra University
    • Won CAA in sophomore year
    • IWLCA All Academic Squad
  • Assistant Coach for Wale’s Jr. National Squad
  • Coach at Rendcomb College, England
  • High School Coach at Avon Grove, Unionville and WC East High School
  • SEPA Lacrosse Coach
  • Field Hockey Coach at Villa Maria High School
IMG_9918_pp

Megan Davis

2026 Elite Coach

  • Division 1 Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Marist College 1999-2003
    • MAAC Conference Coach of the Year 2001
  • Division 1 Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Marist College 1999-2003
    • MAAC Conference Coach of the Year 2000
  • Division 1 Lacrosse player at Rutgers University
  • Division 1 Soccer player at Rutgers University
  • Unionville Recreation Lacrosse Coach
  • US Lacrosse Member
IMG_9920_pp

Maureen Keitch

2026 Elite Coach

  • Bachelors from University of Delaware, Masters in Elementary Ed from West Chester University
  • Played High school lacrosse and field hockey at Unionville
  • Kennett Blue Demons Lacrosse Coach 2014-present
  • Elementary school teacher in community
  • Crossfit enthusiast
IMG_9913

Jen Meehan

2026 Elite Coach

  • B.S in Liberal Studies from West Chester University
  • Played HS and College level lacrosse
  • US Lacrosse Member
  • Over 10 years of coaching experience in youth lacrosse and basketball.
  • Commercial Real Estate Director of Sales and Marketing
IMG_0016

Chelsea Gallen

2026 Select Coach

  • BS. Elementary Education from West Chester University
  • Daily Building Substitute Teacher in Garnet Valley School District
  • WC Rustin JV Girls Lacrosse Coach 2016 - Present
  • WC East Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach 2015 - Present
  • Played field hockey at West Chester University
  • Played lacrosse and field hockey at Rustin
IMG_0020

Lissa Rudisill

2026 Select Coach

  • Played club lacrosse at West Chester University
  • 2018 coach for JV B and assistant coach for Varsity at West Chester East High School
  • B.S. in Psychology from West Chester university
  • Pursuing M.Ed. in school counseling from Temple University
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certified
  • Coached swimming to kids and adults for 10 years
IMG_0191_pp

Meghan Kotch

2027 Elite Coach

  • BS in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University
  • Elementary and Special Education Teaching Certificate
  • Elementary Special Education Teacher in Garnet Valley School District
  • 13 years coaching lacrosse at Garnet Valley High School
    • Assistant Coach of 3 State Championship Teams (2011, 2014, 2015)
  • 5 years coaching Field Hockey at Garnet Valley High School
  • Recreation league lacrosse coach in Garnet Valley
IMG_0193

Matt Terrell

2027 Elite Coach

  • D3 Lacrosse Player at Babson College
  • Wilmington Wings Lacrosse Coach 2015-Present
  • M.Ed in Education
  • Level 1 and 2 US Lacrosse Certified

 

Screen Shot 2021-07-20 at 3.58.30 PM

Brittany Hagan

2027 Select Coach

  • BS in Secondary English Education from Duquesne University
  • BA in English Literature Studies from Duquesne University
  • Current graduate student at Neumann University for Social Emotional Learning
  • 7th Grade English Teacher at Garnet Valley Middle School
  • 7th Grade lacrosse coach at Garnet Valley Middle School
  • Began coaching in 2014
  • 4 Years as a TOPS Soccer Coach
  • Played for Spring-ford High School- Varsity Team Captain
  • Played club lacrosse in college and currently plays lacrosse in an adult league

 

IMG_9316

Olivia Zubillaga

2027 Select Coach

  • Division 1 Lacrosse player at Longwood University
    • 4 year starting defender
    • 2020 Big South Player of the Week honoree
  • BS in Business Administration
  • Played high school lacrosse at Unionville
  • US Lacrosse member
  • Current Assistant Manager at Enterprise

 

IMG_0286

Katrina Mellott

2028 Coach

  • Division 1 Lacrosse player at Drexel University
    • 4 year starting center
    • 3x Goal Leader
    • 2x All-CAA team
    • 2 year team MVP
    • Maintains career rankings in Drexel program history
  • Co-Director of Avon Grove Wildcats Girls Lacrosse
  • Recreational soccer coach
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Owner of Behavior Analytic company supporting Special Education clients
  • US Lacrosse Member
IMG_0292

Dave Qualls

2028 Coach

  • Co-Program Director of the Wilmington Wings 2018-Present
  • Wilmington Wings Lacrosse Coach 2014-Present
  • Club Lacrosse Coach since 2017
  • Level 1 and 2 US Lacrosse Certified
  • Played High School and Club Lacrosse at NCSU
IMG_2981

Dale Watkins

2029 Coach

  • B.S. in Health & Physical Education from West Chester University
  • Teacher & Coach in the West Chester Area School District for 36 years
  • Owner and coach of Watkins Gymnastics for 17 years (recreational classes and competitive teams)
  • Assistant Boys Lacrosse coach at West Chester East from 1975-1984
  • Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at West Chester East from 2000-2006.
  • Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at West Chester Rustin from 2006-retirement in 2008.
  • Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Kennett High School 2010-2018
  • Belles Lacrosse Coach 2016-present
  • US Lacrosse Member

SPECIALTY COACHES

IMG_2979_pp

Theresa Giunta

College Transition Coordinator / Sports Performance Specialist

  • 2x All-American Midfielder from West Chester University
  • Masters degree in Sports Psychology from Temple University
  • Coached youth and high school lacrosse for 10 years
  • Bishop Shanahan HS (2014-2017)
  • Club lacrosse youth development manager 2017-2018
  • Co-owner of Summit Performance Consulting, a mental skills training company and work full time for a mental health outpatient center
IMG_0006

Allen Herring

Goalie Coach

  • US Lacrosse Level 1 & 2 Certification
  • Wilmington Wings Masters 2014-2017
  • Kennett Blue Demons 2014-present
  • Shippensburg University 1995-1998
  • Police Officer
  • U.S. Army Veteran Kosovo 2002/ Iraq 2003
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
IMG_0278_pp

Brett Clancy

Goalie Coach

  • Division 1 lacrosse player at Villanova University
  • Former NGLL National Team Member
  • Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach at Conestoga High School 1997
  • Unionville Recreation Lacrosse Coach
  • US Lacrosse Member

OPERATIONS

Rocco Fantazzi

Director of Operations

  • B.S. in Health & Physical Education & M.S. in Sport & Athletic Administration-West Chester University
  • Administrative Certificate- Immaculata University
  • Teacher & Coach in the Garnet Valley School District
  • Over 25 years of high school coaching experience
  • Administrative Experience which includes: P.I.A.A. District 1 Central League Representative, Health & P.E. Department Liaison, H.S. Athletic Game Manager
  • ASEP (American Sport Education Program) — Leader Level Certification

Christie Fantazzi

Director of Communications

  • B.S. in Elementary Education, West Chester University
  • M.Ed in Instructional Leadership, Neumann College
  • Teacher in Garnet Valley School District
  • Coached for 15 plus years

COLLEGE COACHES

Lily

Lily Dietrich

Marquette University

eliza fantazzi

Eliza Fantazzi

Moravian College

image

Abby Kalish

Bloomsburg University

Fowler_HS-1

Maddie Fowler

Drexel University

082719_497_Schaen_Jennifer-1

Jennifer Schaen

American University

Bailey McMaster

Bailey McMaster

East Stroudsburg University

IMG_0106_pp

Alexa Urbanksi

West Chester University

IMG_0189

Katherine Clarke

Penn State University - Student