Meet our 2019 Coaches!
I have been playing lacrosse for 12 years, predominately as an attacker. I played for Snohomish lacrosse throughout youth and high school, playing on varsity in high school all 4 years and a team captain my junior and senior year. I was on the WA regional U19 team traveling to Stoney Brooke one year and an alternate another year. I continued playing lacrosse in college at Western Washington University, which is a self coached club team. I was a member of leadership for the Western lacrosse team for 3 years and was team President my senior year. I was voted by my fellow teammates into being one of the team coach/captain my junior and senior year. I was also voted by the NWWLL players as the league Attack MVP two years. After graduating from Western, I plan to join the Breakaway women's team. I have coached for North Cascades Lacrosse during the summer for the past 3 years and coached at the 253 Lacrosse Camp for 2 years. I enjoy coaching youth in lacrosse and I embrace providing life lessons to our youth, helping them grow and improve as players and especially as individuals. I have strong values in good sportsmanship, teamwork, and emphasize on full effort. I am extremely excited to be a coach for the 7/8 Doublecrosse team and am looking forward to a great season!
I began playing lacrosse in 2004 as a sixth grader for Snohomish Lacrosse, which is where I continued playing through high school. I played on varsity sophomore through senior year, and was Team Captain junior and senior years. I was a youth lacrosse umpire for two and a half years in high school. In college, I played Division I club lacrosse at Western Washington University, which is a player coached and managed team. I joined team leadership my sophomore year, and was Team President my junior and senior years. I was Team Coach/Captain my senior year after being voted into the position by my teammates. I have been coaching for North Cascades Lacrosse in the off-season since 2014. Since graduating from Western in 2015, I've been playing post-collegiate lacrosse with Breakaway. My focuses as a coach are sportsmanship, full-effort, and improvement. I am excited to join the Doublecrosse program and look forward to a great season!
With Assistant Parent Coaches: Andrew Bagley, Alison North, & Catherine Millan
Cori comes to us from the East Coast, where she began her lacrosse career as a 5th grader in Massachusetts. Upon entering high school as a freshman in ‘05, she became a top performer for Agawam High School’s Varsity team until graduating in ‘09. She was also involved in the Western MA Junior Officials program as a Sophomore in high school, eventually becoming an L3 level official, enabling her to ref D3 college games after graduating college. From 2009 – 2013 she was a starter for the NCAA Division II Bentley Women’s Lacrosse program. She became a leader for the program and was voted Captain her Junior and Senior year. Now, Cori comes to Doublecrosse excited to give back to the sport that has been such a huge part of her life! Her focus for the 5/6 grade team will be to build skills, have fun and help instill the importance of teamwork and leadership. She hopes to help make this a memorable season for the girls and parents to look back on.
With Assistant Parent Coaches: Kristin McInaney & Greg Williams
I started playing Lacrosse in 8th grade, as a part of Maple Valley Lacrosse High School team – now known as Tahoma Lacrosse Club. I was instantly hooked, and made Lacrosse my main sport to focus on throughout High School - eventually becoming captain in my senior year. I continued playing at University on player coached teams, both at Washington State and Central Washington University. As I entered “adult life" after graduation, I knew I wanted, and needed, to continue to play Lacrosse. I have played on two Seattle Women’s teams, and I even managed to play recreationally with an Australian club when I lived there for 9 months! Outside of lacrosse I enjoy hiking, reading, and supporting Seattle sports teams - as you can see in my photo.
This is my first year as a Coach, and I could not be more excited. Lacrosse has been a positive influence on my life; teaching me about teamwork, tenacity, hard work, and friendship. I can’t wait to coach the young ladies of Doublecrosse, and to create the same positive experience and environment as I was lucky enough to have throughout the years.
I grew up in Connecticut and started playing lacrosse in sixth grade. I quickly fell in love with the sport and pursued it through high school, where I was named captain my senior year. In addition to playing on my high school team, I also reffed and participated in a number of lacrosse summer camps, not thinking collegiate lacrosse was in my future. However, I was encouraged by a coach at one such camp to try free agenting in some lacrosse tournaments, a scene typically dominated by select and club teams. Through this process I was blessed with the opportunity to pursue a college lacrosse career at Vassar College, a DIII school that competes in the Liberty League in New York State. I played all four years, where I started my last two years, predominantly as a defensive-midfielder.
I moved out to Seattle after graduating in 2017 and have been on the search for a lacrosse outlet ever since. When I heard about Doublecrosse I was interested in getting involved since it reminded me of the program where I got my start, one that emphasizes learning, sportsmanship, community, and of course, fun! While I have had some coaching experience in the past, this is the first time I will be one of the head coaches and I could not be more excited. Lacrosse has had such a positive influence on me and has helped shaped me into the person I am today. I hope to lay a similar foundation to the one I was given for these girls so they can have wonderful experiences and memories like I did through this amazing game. I cannot wait for the spring and am looking forward to a great first season with the 3/4 team!
With Assistant Parent Coach Erika Teschke!
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be returning for my sixth season as the 2nd Grade coach! I started playing lacrosse in 2009 as a freshman at Roosevelt High School, where I played one season of JV and three seasons of Varsity. I coached the 2nd grade Doublecrosse team from 2012-2016 while attending the University of Washington. On the side, I am the Operations Manager at the Pike Market Food Bank.
With this age group, my coaching philosophy centers around fun and play! I want the girls to have an encouraging and positive introduction to lacrosse. I also emphasize teamwork, individual skill development, lacrosse knowledge, and, of course, safety.