OUR COACHES

COACHES

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Theresa Guinta

2021 Coach

  • 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
Dale Watkins

Dale Watkins

2022 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-Present
  • Belles Lacrosse Coach 2016-present
  • US Lacrosse Member
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Leslie Mariani

2022 Coach

  • Division 1 Lacrosse and Field Hockey player at James Madison University
    • 1993 JMU Field Hockey of the year
    • 1993 NCAA Division 1 All American in Field Hockey
  • Coached at various youth camps locally and in Virginia and Maryland
  • Unionville Recreation Association Field Hockey Commissioner
  • Unionville Recreation Association Lacrosse Coach
  • Basketball and Soccer coach at the recreational level
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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
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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
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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
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Joanne 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
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Jennifer Simmons

2025 Coach

  • High school and college lacrosse player
  • BA in Communicative Disorders from West Chester University
  • MED in Special Education from West Chester University
  • High School Learning Support Teacher
  • Coached recreational Lacrosse and field hockey for Blue Demons in Kennett Square
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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
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Megan Davis

2026 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
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Maureen Keitch

2026 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
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Jen Meehan

2026 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
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Chelsea Gallen

2026 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
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Taylor Clark

2026 Coach

  • Played D1 Lacrosse at LaSalle
  • WC Rustin JV Girls Lacrosse Coach 2017- present
  • Played lacrosse at WC East
  • Teaches barre and cycling classes
  • 2011 UnderArmour All-America Team
  • 2010-2012 Philly Lacrosse Showcase Team
  • 2009-2011 SEPA Girls Lacrosse Travel Team
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Meghan Kotch

2027 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
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Katrina Mellott

2027 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

SPECIALTY COACHES

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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
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Meghan Garvey

Draw Coach

  • Division III  Lacrosse player at Widener University
  • 4 year starting midfielder
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Career: Licensed Insurance Agent

OPERATIONS

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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
  • Currently an assistant coach for the Rough Riders 2021 Select Team
  • 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
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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

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Kelsey Mentzer

Villanova University

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Eliza Fantazzi

Moravian College

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Abby Kalish

Bloomsburg University

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Camryn Faith

Hofstra University

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Ashley Mastronardo

Widener University

Bailey McMaster

Bailey McMaster

East Stroudsburg University