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2018 Speakers

Adam Ghitelman

Adam is an Assistant Coach at the University of Utah

Ann Elliott

Ann Elliott is in her fifth season as the head coach at Colorado. At the end of her fourth season in 2017, she was honored by her peers and named the IWLCA Midwest/West Region Coach of the Year as well as the MPSF Coach of the Year. In her four years, the Buffaloes have compiled an impressive 51-24 (.680) record, including 25-10 (.714) in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

Barbara Martinichio

Barbara is a Women's Lacrosse Official, Certified Trainer for US Lacrosse and a HS Rules Committee Member.

Brandon Davis

Brandon has coached at every level in both men's and women's lacrosse. Originally from Tolland, CT, Brandon was a goalie at the University of Louisville and is now the Head Women's Lacrosse coach at Georgetown College. Since starting his head coaching career in 2010, Brandon has coached 19 All-Americans, 37 All-Conference selections, as well as three National and eight Conference Position Players of the Year.

 

Dr. Brian Gearity

Dr. Brian Gearity is Director and Assistant Professor of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching Program and a Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning & Fitness Coaching at the University of Denver. 

Caitlin Kelley

Caitlin Kelley is the Senior Manager of the Women's Game for US Lacrosse. She is the administrator for the High School, Collegiate Club and Youth Rules for the Women's Game. Caitlin is a long time high school, club and youth coach.

Charlie Obermayer

Charlie is the Senior Manager of Officiating Development for US Lacrosse. He oversees all aspects of officiating focusing on leadership, recruiting, training and retention of officials. Charlie is an active NCAA men's lacrosse official and also serves on the National Association of Sports Officials, Officiating Development Alliance.

Chazz Woodson

In 13 years as a pro, Woodson captained the Ohio Machine, earned two all-star appearances, and made multiple stops on ESPN's Sports Center Top 10. He was invited to three US National Team tryouts and participated with the US National Team's training team. Chazz was also on the inaugural roster for Florida's only pro field lacrosse franchise, the Florida Launch, based in Boca Raton. After a three year hiatus, he returned to the MLL in 2017 as the oldest player on the team and finished third on the team in scoring. Currently, Woodson is a Physical Education teacher and coach at the Ransom Everglades School. He sits on the Boards of US Lacrosse and is a founding board member and coaching director for Nation United Lacrosse, a mission based program that uses elite level lacrosse to inspire diversity within the game. Chazz is a graduate of Brown University. 

 

Christianne Malone

Christianne has been involved with lacrosse since the 6th grade. Playing in middle school, high school and college club at Xaxier University (OH), after graduating she returned back to Michigan where she coached high school lacrosse for 10 seasons. Guided by a bigger calling to grow the game and diversify the sport, she founded Detroit City Lacrosse - a citywide youth organization dedicated to developing student athletes of character and integrity who will serve as positive members of the community. Christianne is also on the board of Metro Museum of Design Detroit, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse, a member of the Detroit Recreation Advisory Commission and sits on the Detroit Police Athletic League Women's Committee - a group dedicated to getting more girls involved with sports.

Courtney Connor

Courtney was a standout lacrosse player at the University of Maryland, where she contributed to the Terrapins' five NCAA Team Championships (1997-2001) and four ACC Championship titles. After graduating, she coached at Mount St. Mary's University before taking the head coaching job at UMBC where in her first year, she lead the Retrievers to the program's first America East regular season title in 2006. Now, Connor has joined Arizona State University following a successful career as a lacrosse anaylst for ESPN and Big Ten Network. Guiding the ASU program through its inaugural Division I season, Connor helped the Sun Devils enjoy one of the most successful inaugural seasons in NCAA history. 

Elaine Stowell

Elaine has been a National Rules Interpreter since 2016; she also holds a current National Elite rating.

Gabriel Fowler

For 24 years, Gabriel Fowler had no clue what lacrosse was. But now, he coaches for a La Canada High School, two club teams (Wave and Slingshot Lacrosse), three rec teams for Los Angeles County Parks and Recs, and is a US Lacrosse Sankofa Clinician. Gabriel also oversees a Girls Lacrosse League for L.A. County Parks and Rec, spanning over 10 parks and 11 teams, and has recently started his own lacrosse organization called Southern California Kids Lacrosse. He is also a media artist specializing in Graphic Design. 

 

Gordon Corsetti

Gordon is the Manager of Men's Officials Development at US Lacrosse. He creates educational materials used by Certified Trainers and Observers, and for officials to improve their skills through self-study.

Holly Souza

Holly Souza is a National Select Official from Saint Paul, MN. She has been a US Lacrosse trainer for five years, CWLOA for three years, and is a CWLA Umpire Chair.

Jamie Munro

Known as one of the game's most innovative thinkers, teachers and entrepreneurs, Munro has coached almost every level of lacrosse from youth to pros. He was Head Coach at the University of Denver from 1999-2009 - achieving a Top 20 ranking, winning their first GWLL title in 2003 along with winning or sharing four GWLL titles, attending the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2008 finishing with top 12 rankings in each of those years. While at Denver, Munro became fascinated with Canadian Box Lacrosse players, recruiting many which helped in developing his successful Box/Field Hybrid Methodology - the cornerstone of the training methods he used when he founded and grew 3d Lacrosse. He also became the Defensive Coordinator for the Atlanta Blaze, served as the Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Yale from 1990-1998 and ESPNU Analyst for several years.

Janine Tucker

Janine Tucker is head coach of the Johns Hopkins Women's Lacrosse program and the all-time winningest coach at JHU with a 281-153 record in 25 years. She is the 9th coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 250 wins and a five-time IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year. Tucker has written six books and recently completed a "Lacrosse and Life" journal project sponsored by Under Armour geared toward helping coaches and players of all ages create a healthy and positive team culture in their respective programs. Tucker is the director of Tucker Lacrosse, LLC, the National Director for the Trilogy Future Aces East Camp, on the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Women's Lacrosse Officiating Association, and a member of the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Committee. 

 

Jason Thompson

Jason is currently the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Techstars where he leads the development of a D&I program within the Techstars' network of experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders and corporate partners. A 25-year veteran in the area of diversity and inclusion programs in sports, health care and education, Thompson developed the initial D&I program for the United States Olympic Committee. The D&I programs developed by Jason have won several awards at the local and international level, most recently the D&I Scorecard he developed received the top honor in the 2016 International Innovations in Diversity Awards program from the Profiles in Diversity Journal. Jason has served on local, regional and national committees for multiple organizations, including the Diversity and Inclusion Sports Consortium, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Oklahoma Diversity Officers and Practitioners Consortium, United States Commission on Civil Rights, Advisory Board and the Center for African-American Health.

Jeffrey Grose

Jeff Grose is a lacrosse parent and long-time lacrosse volunteer. He is a former men's lacrosse official and currently an official and Certified Trainer for the women's game. Jeff is a board member of the Washington Women's Lacrosse Officials' Association and a member of the US Lacrosse Women's Rules Subcommittee

Kevin Forrester

Kevin is the US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator for Men's Official Development, Senior LAREDO Clinician, and a NCAA/High School Official for 29 years.

Kevin Sandy

Kevin is the President/Director of the Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Program/Traditional Games which conducts sport skills development camps, active living and sport specific conditioning training camps in 150 communities across North America for the First Nation's children and youth. He's been a General Manager and a Board of Director for the Iroquois Nationals World Lacrosse Team. He has played, coached and managed countless teams capturing national and provincial championships in lacrosse.

 

Laura Jennings

Laura is the Executive Director of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association - overseeing operations for a league which serves 8U to HS, boys and girls teams and 53 clubs and its 18 annual events. She is also a certified US Lacrosse Women's game official and trainer. Laura was inducted into the Wesley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 and the NorCal Chapter Hall of Fame in 2017.

Lindsey Hamilton

Lindsey Hamilton is a mental performance coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Her primary responsibilities include delivering mental conditioning programming to the sports of soccer, basketball, and lacrosse, with a particular emphasis in women's sports. Lindsey completed her Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Sport Psychology at the University of Utah. While much of Lindsey's sport and mental coaching experience has been with youth athletes, her consultant work includes athletes at recreational, competitive, and collegiate levels. In addition to the traditional sports at IMG, Lindsey has coached athletes in performance settings such as dance, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and swimming, as well as performers in the fields of officiating and business. 

Liz Brush

Liz Brush is the Manager of Officials Development at US Lacrosse. She is both a National Elite and FIL International rated official. Liz has officiated four NCAA Division I Final Fours and three Division III Finals. She has also officiated in three FIL World Cups, including working a gold and bronze medal game in each world event. She is also a US Lacrosse and CWLOA Clinician.

Lyndsey Munoz

Lyndsey Munoz is a native of Annapolis, MD (St. Mary's High School graduate of 2010) and a 2014 graduate of Stanford University. During her lacrosse career at Stanford, she was named 2011's MPSF tournament MVP, 2012's Tewaaraton Watchlist, 2013's MPSF All Tournament Team and 2014's All-MPSF Academic Team. Munoz was previously the Program Director at WINNERS Lacrosse (DC), club team coach for Coppermine Lacrosse (MD) and CC Lax (MD). She is the current Head Varsity Coach at Westlake High School (CA) and club coach/goalie coach at Fire Lacrosse. Munoz is the owner of LM Lax Training. 

 

Maureen Monte

Maureen Monte is author of Destination Unstoppable: The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind and team consultant who has been building winning teams over a dozen years using her Destination Unstoppable® program. In the past three years, she has worked with 25 sports teams resulting in 12 regional champions, 8 state finalists, and 4 state champions. She accelerates team success by reducing the roadblocks to achieving goals and objectives, both in the formal system (what you do) and in the human system (how you do it). 

Michael Hyland

Michael is a NILOA Official, MPSSAA Official, WALOA Official, FIL Official, US Lacrosse Senior LAREDO Clinician, International LAREDO Crew Chief, Youth/High School Coach (1984-2014) and is a US Lacrosse Convention Speaker (Officials & Coaching)

Mindy Stone

Mindy has been coaching the women's club lacrosse team at the University of Denver for seven years. She found the team in 2008 and played until 2011. In 2016, Mindy won the WCLA Coach of the Year. DU won back to back National Championships in 2016 and 2017.

Panchito Ojeda

Growing up in Northern VA, Panchito played for Bishop Ireton HS before heading to Marquette University where he was leading points scorer for the Golden Eagles in 2003. After graduating, he went on to coach the team which lead them to a 10-6 finish and making the UMLL playoffs two years in a row. After his run at Marquette, he joined Sonoma State as Defensive Coordinator in 2011 and then OC from 2012-2013, taking over as head coach in 2014. In 2015, Panchito started the 101 Lacrosse program intented to refocus players on developing their game and competing to be the best they can be. Panchito continues to run 101 Lacrosse and is Head Coach at Sonoma State University.

 

Rick Lake

Rick is the Senior Manager for the Men's Game for US Lacrosse. He oversees strategic development and leadership efforts for all men's game initiatives. Rick is the rules liaison for US Lacrosse at both the NCAA and NFHS Rule Committees and is an active NCAA men's lacrosse official.

Rob Gross

Rob is a men's official for the NCAA, Major League Lacrosse, Federation of International Lacrosse, National Lacrosse League, and a US Lacrosse LAREDO Clinician. 

Robert "Buzz" Lynn

Buzz is a Regional Administrator for MLaxOG. He is also the coordinator of Men's Lacrosse Officials ECC and the CACC, a LAREDO Clinician, NILOA Observer and has officiated at all levels of Lacrosse for 35+ years. 

Shawn Maloney

Shawn is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Colorado College men's lacrosse program. Maloney is currently a second year Masters Student, pursuing a degree in sport coaching from the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology. 

 

Steve Slowinski

Steve Slowinski is the National Inclusion Manager at Partners for Youth with Disabilities. He has a B.A. from Gettysburg College in a self-created major focusing on youth with special needs and he recently received a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from Boston University.

Vince Smith

Vince Smith is the Men's Lacrosse Head Coach for Colorado Mesa University

Walter Munze

Walter Munze is an US Lacrosse Rules Interpreter, longtime High School and Collegiate Official, and presenter at numerous US Lacrosse Conventions. 

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