M&D 2017- 2018 Season Coaches

M&D Lacrosse boasts the finest coaching staff of any club in the country.  With full-time coaches who stay with the team for the entire year, M&D ensures continuity throughout the season.  M&D predominantly hires coaches that have high school level coaching experience in order provide high level instruction for M&D players.  The coaches and teams from each grade level will be practicing together when possible for scrimmaging purposes.


M&D 2019 Black 
Chris Robinson, Former Head Coach at McDonogh and Mt Hebron School 
Chris was the head coach at McDonogh for thirteen years compiling a 257-9 record.  His teams have won ten IAAM championships and placed two other teams in the finals. The last eight years his McDonogh teams were #1 in the country and compiled a 177 game winning streak.  Before McDonogh, he was the head coach at Mt. Hebron compiling five state championships and two #1 national rankings and a 106-9-1 overall record. Chris's overall high school coaching record is 363-18-1. Chris's M&D 2014 Black team won 23 tournament championships and the M&D 2019 Black have won 25 championships.

Assistant Coaches:
Samantha Brookhart, 
Samantha just graduated from Towson University where she and her team won two CAA titles. She is also the all time leader in single game, single season, and career assists for Towson, and the single game and single season record holder for the CAA. She ended her career ranked 2nd in season assists for the NCAA. At Mount Hebron High school she was a three-time all county and two-time all metro for the Washington post and Baltimore sun. She was a US All-American and Under Armour All-American. She has recently coached the M&D 2016 Black team and has helped at many camps and gives lessons. 


M&D 2019 Red 
Cantey Bailey (co-coach),  Head Coach Catonsville High School (kcbailey19@gmail.com)
Cantey is in her 5th year with M&D.  She is also the Head Coach at Catonsville High School in Baltimore County.  In 2010, Cantey was an Assistant Coach to Kim McNemar at South River when they won a Maryland State Championship.  Previously, she coached the M&D 2015 Red team with Diana Carey.

Diana Carey (co-coach)  (dianacarey55@gmail.com)
Diana is the former head coach at Howard Community College, and in 2015/2016 Diana moved to take the helm at Howard High School where she help guide her team to State semi finals and Regional finals the following year. Diana helped coach the the M&D 2015 Red team for three years and the M&D 2009 White team for two years.  Prior to coaching with M&D, Diana spent years coaching Cobra youth travel teams in Howard County, Maryland.  She is also a field hockey and lacrosse referee.honors in lacrosse

Assistant Coach:
Katie Vernooy


M&D 2020 Black
Kim McNemar,  Head Coach at Roland Park Country School (McNemarKi@rpcs.org)
Kim is a former player at Salisbury University.  In 2010, she coached South River High School to a State Championship win.  South River finished as the #7 team in the country in 2010.  Kim has also coached Catonsville High School to a State Championship win in the 1990's.  She is the only head coach to win a Maryland State Championships at two different schools. 

Assistant Coach:
Kiesten Jauschnegg,  Assistant Coach at Roland Park Country School (kjauschnegg@gmail.com)
A 2012 graduate of George Mason University, Kiersten played defense and was a four year starter.  She earned the John R. Linn Memorial award for Outstanding Student-Athlete, as well as All CAA honors, while leading the conference in caused turnovers in her Senior season.  Recently, Kiersten was elected to the board of the Robinson Sports Foundation as Director of Youth Programs and Coaches.

M&D 2020 Red
Katie Lee, Assistant Coach at Howard High School (katielee36@gmail.com)
Katie is returning for her ninth year with M&D.  The 2016/2017 season is her first with the M&D 2020 Red team, after spending six years with the M&D 2017 Red team.  Katie was a former All Howard County player at Atholton High School. She is in her second season as a Varsity Coach at Howard High School. 

Assistant Coach:
Lindsay Kolesar, Assistant Coach at Hammond High School (lindsay_kolesar@hcpss.org)
Lindsay played Varsity lacrosse for three years at Hammond High School in Columbia, Maryland.  She went on to play Division l lacrosse at The Ohio State University.  Following graduation, Lindsay remained active with The Ohio State Women's Lacrosse team as a volunteer assistant for one year.  She served as the Head Coach for Jones Middle School in Upper Arlington, Ohio for two years.  Lindsay has been the Assistant Coach at Hammond High School from 2011 to the present. 

Mackenzie Wenczkowski
Mackenzie played four years on the Varsity lacrosse team at South Carroll High School. She was a captain her junior and senior year. 100+ career goals at South Carroll. During this time, she was named 2016 Second Team All-County, 2017 First Team All-County, 2015 and 2016 Brine All-American, and 2016 Under Armour All-American. She was also named 2017 Girl's High School All-Academic and 2017 Jackie Pitts Award Winner by US Lacrosse. She earned President's and Dean's List honors her freshman year at Mercer University. Played club for M&D under Coach Katie Lee. Sophomore Attacker at Mercer. 


M&D 2021 Black 
Mary Gagnon, Head Coach at St. Paul's School for Girls (marygagnon84@gmail.com)
Mary has a BA from Loyola University in MD where she played both Division 1 field hockey and lacrosse on an athletic scholarship.  At Loyola, she was a four year starter in both sports and was named to the 1987 and 1988 All South Atlantic Lacrosse Teams.  Mary was named to the 1980's All Decade Lacrosse Team for Anne Arundel County, elected to the Severna Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame and nominated to the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Hall of Fame.  She is currently the Varsity Coach for St. Paul's School for Girls' lacrosse, in Lutherville.  In 2000, Mary earned Coach of the Year honors from the Baltimore Sun.  Mary has been coaching for M&D Lacrosse for the past five years.  This is her forth year with M&D 2021 Black.


Assistant Coach:
Mathew Hall
Matt has been playing or coaching lacrosse for over 40 years.  Matt played youth, high school, college and club lacrosse, earning All County as a midfielder at Glenelg High School. He has coaches both girls and boys lacrosse for over 15 years, including six successful years as a Head Coach in the MYLA Girls A level.  Matt has been a part of the M&D program for the last nine years.  His oldest daughter, an alum of the M&D 2015 Black team, plays lacrosse for the University of Florida.  This will be his fourth year coaching the M&D 2021 Black team

Julia Hoffman


M&D 2021 Red
Natalie Gaieski (nataliegaieski@gmail.com)
Natalie graduated from Liberty High School in 1995 where she played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.  She received All County honors in all three sports, and an All State honor in soccer.  After high school, Natalie went to Western Maryland College where she played soccer and lacrosse.  She earned All Conference honors in both sports and Regional All American honors in lacrosse.  After graduating, Natalie coached field hockey and lacrosse at Western Maryland as a graduate assistant while working on her masters degree.  Natalie coached JV soccer, Varsity soccer and Varsity lacrosse at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School for three years.  During her time there, the soccer team won a State Championship and the lacrosse team won its first regional title.  Natalie was named Coach of the Year for the Gazette.  In 2005, she began at the brand new Marriotts Ridge High School as a Lifetime Fitness and Health Teacher and started the JV Lacrosse program.  Marriotts Ridge became a Varsity program in 2006, and won a its first State Championship in 2011 with Natalie at the helm.  She led the team to a State Championship in 2013 and assisted in 2014.  Along the way, Natalie was honored with Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year, Washington Post Coach of the Year, Varsity Sports Network Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year for ESPN magazinestant in 2014.

Assistant Coach:
Eric Vega (psufan_1974@yahoo.com)
Eric has coached a variety of youth level sports for over 10 years.  Some of this experience includes Head Coach for girls' lacrosse at Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse as well as Head Coach at Frederick Stars club lacrosse program.  Eric was instrumental in starting up the girls' Urbana Lacrosse Youth Recreation program and is an active board member there.

Emilie Kim


M&D 2022 Black
Katie Lettinga, ‚ÄčAssistant Coach Marriotts Ridge High School (klettinga@robinsonsportsinc.com)
Katie is the Varsity Assistant at Marriotts Ridge High School and is currently entering her 13th year coaching lacrosse and 5th year as a Head Coach with M&D.  In the beginning of her career, Katie coached Chapelgate Academy in the IAAM B conference and guided the team to its first conference championship.  After moving to Chicago in 2011, Katie spent two years coaching varsity lacrosse at Libertyville High School.  There she led the Wildcats to their best record to date and a season high 5th in state ranking.  In Maryland and Illinois, Katie has had experience coaching youth rec lacrosse and travel club lacrosse at every age level, from kindergarten through high school aged teams.  She was the coach of the Illinois team at the 2013 US Lacrosse National Tournament and the coach of a Balto-Metro Team at the 2014 US Lacrosse National Tournament.  Born in Maryland, Katie was an IAAM All Star in high school and the MVP for her collegiate club team at Taylor University.

Assistant Coaches:
Terry EdmondsonAssistant Coach Arundel High School (terrye1414@gmail.com
Terry is entering his 4th year with M&D Lacrosse Club and his 10th season coaching girls' club lacrosse.  Terry has over 19 years of coaching experience within Anne Arundel County Public Schools as a high school coach.  After growing up in Baltimore, he went on to attend Catonsville Community College and then the University of Maryland.  Terry has over 25 years of post-collegiate playing experience, including playing for Team Toyota and Smartlink Lacrosse Club as well having over 15 years of Canadian Box Lacrosse experience.  Terry serves as the MidAtlantic Coordinator for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic as well incoming President for the Chesapeake Chapter of US Lacrosse.

Kelly Colegrove 
Kelly is a 2016 graduate from Marriotts Ridge High School, where she was a three year Varsity lacrosse defensive starter.  In 2014, Kelly helped lead the team to a 2A/3A Maryland State Championship.  In her Senior year, she led the team to a Howard County Championship.  Kelly played for the M&D 2016 Red team and is continuing her lacrosse career at Division 1 Robert Morris University in 2016/2017.



M&D 2022 Red
Arvak Marshall, Head Coach at Southern High School (arvak1119@me.com)
Arvak has been the Head Coach at Southern High School since 2006.  He has been with M&D since 2002 and spent years coaching M&D 2006 Black, M&D 2011 Black and M&D 2017 Black to numerous championships.  Arvak has been coaching girls' lacrosse for the past 15 years and coached boys' JV lacrosse at Glenelg High School for five years prior to his start in girls' lacrosse.  Arvak is also the Commissioner for SCYA Rec club in Anne Arundel County.  He has also specifically coached goalies for the past 20 years, with players going on to play at Hopkins, Navy, James Madison, Duquesne, Kennesaw State and more.

Assistant Coaches:
Sara Keith  (saraann1988@gmail.com)
Former player at UMBC. 2006 M&D alumnus and a former Glenelg High School player. She was an All-Galaxy Selection and All-County Player.

Sam Fiedler
Sam is a 2017 graduate from Garrison Forest, where she was a four year Varsity lacrosse starter. Sam was an Under Amour All American and was selected first team IAAM all conference for three years. Sam played for the M&D 2017 Black team and is continuing her lacrosse career at Loyola. 

Lily Kennedy
Lily is a 2017 graduate of Marriotts Ridge high school where she was a four year varsity player. Lily was a 1st team all county player in 2017 and played for the M&D 2017 Black team. She is continuing her lacrosse career at UMBC.


M&D 2023 Black
Jeff Peek  (jeffpeek@hotmail.com) 
Jeff grew up in Howard County and was a High School All-American.  He went on to play at Towson University, leading the team in scoring for three straight years and was All-Conference (3x), Conference Player of the Year and Division I All-American.  As a senior, Jeff was elected Captain and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star game. After Towson, Jeff played professionally for the Baltimore Thunder and for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club, winning the USCLA Championship.  He is a member of his high school Athletic Hall of Fame and the Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Jeff was also chosen for the Towson University All-Time Men’s Lacrosse Team.  Jeff has coached girl’s lacrosse for eight years at the clinic, rec. and club level.  As a Head Coach, his team played in the championship of every tournament they entered and won two consecutive A division NGLL Championships.

Assistant Coach:
Gina Ubriaco (ubie1919@me.com)
Gina was a three time State Champion midfielder at Severna Park High School.  She was a three time All American at Loyola University Maryland where she is a member of the school's 100 goal club.  Additionally, Gina was a member of Team USA Under 19 team and a 2011 inductee into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.  She has coached Varsity lacrosse at her alma mater Severna Park High School and at Roland Park Country School.

Assistant Coach:
DeWayne Plitt (dewayne.plitt@yahoo.com)
2016/2017 marks the beginning of DeWayne's third season working with M&D.  Prior to coaching for M&D, DeWayne coached youth girls' lacrosse for over eight years, including three years as a Head Coach in the MYLA league.  DeWayne played youth, high school, college and club lacrosse for over 18 years.  He was recognized as an All County midfielder during his playing career at Meade High School.

M&D 2023 Red 
Jim Huelskamp (jimhuelskamp@laxclassic.com)
Jim has been coaching girls lacrosse for seven years, and the 2016/17 season is his second year with M&D.  Jimmy's coaching career spans 25 years and includes youth, high school State Championship teams and an NCAA National Championship team. As a player Jim, was an NCAA First Team All American Midfielder and team captain of Salisbury University’s 1984 team. He also played professional lacrosse for 10 seasons, and in 1992 he published "Indoor Lacrosse, The Story of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League".  As a coach Jim works tirelessly to pass along every shred of knowledge, techniques, and fundamentals he has gained to develop each and every player on his teams.

Assistant Coaches:
Maddie Johnston (Summer Intern)

Sarah Ayer


M&D 2024 Black
Amanda BradyHead Coach at Marriotts Ridge High School (Amanda_brady@hcpss.org)
Amanda is entering her 10th year coaching.  She is currently the head coach at Marriotts Ridge High School. Amanda has helped lead the Mustangs to three state championships over the past five years. Amanda has previously coached the 2011 Red team, 2015 Black team, and one year of the 2023 Black team. She led the 2015s to many championships and an extremely successful record.  In college, she played at Division 3 powerhouse, Salisbury University where she helped lead her team to make 4 NCAA tournament appearances, 2 final four appearances, and 1 championship appearance. 

Assistant Coaches:.
Mark LaVerghetta (marklaverghetta@hotmail.com)
As a player, Mark attended The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland where he played lacrosse, soccer, and basketball.  He was a three year starter for the Varsity lacrosse team, playing both attack and midfield.  Mark earned First Team All State honors and received the Maryland State All Star game MVP.  He then played attack at the University of Virginia, making two National Championship game appearances.  Mark has been coaching youth lacrosse, soccer, and basketball for several years and strives to develop young athletes' skills, field sense and confidence.

Kara O’Rourke
Kara is a new member of the 2023 coaching staff and a M&D alumni. She graduated from Mount Hebron High School in 2011 and went on to play lacrosse at Salisbury University. During her time at Salisbury she made three Final Four appearances and earned two National Championship titles. Kara was also a Third-Team All-American Attacker in her senior year. After earning her degree she went on to be the assistant coach at Salisbury while pursuing her master’s degree in Education.


M&D 2024 Red 
John Brown  (JNBrown@carrollk12.org)
John graduated from Towson University with a degree in Physical Education and Health.  He has ammassed three decades of lacrosse experience as either a player or coach.  John has coached both girls' and boys' high school lacrosse and has also coached every level of the MYLA girls' program through North Carroll Recreation.  As a high school coach, John was the offensive coordinator and Assistant Coach for North Carroll High Varsity Boys' Lacrosse and Manchester Valley Varsity Girls' Lacrosse.  John also spent 10 years coaching Varsity girls' basketball at North Carroll High School.

Albert  (Peck) Burmeister
Peck graduated from UMBC in 1990 with a degree in developmental psychology and was also a member of the men’s lacrosse program while there.  Upon graduation he continued his playing career for several club teams until his retirement from the game in 2010. Peck began his coaching career at Linganore High School (Frederick County) where he was the head coach of the boy’s program from 2000-2007 and then the assistant head coach for the boys program at North Carroll High School during the 2012-2014 seasons. During his time at North Carroll he helped them to reach the state finals for the first time in school history.  Finally, he has been a head coach for 5 seasons with the North Carroll Recreation Council girl’s lacrosse program and currently lives in Hampstead, Md. with his wife Lisa and daughter Natalie.

Caroline Debnam  (debnamch@vcu.edu)
Caroline is a 2015 graduate from South Carroll High School, where she was a three-year Varsity Lacrosse defensive starter. Before coming to South Carroll her sophomore year, Caroline was a starter for South Western High School in Hanover, PA where she helped her team to a district title. She also played for the Anchor Lacrosse Club in Catonsville, Maryland. Caroline continues her lacrosse career at Virginia Commonwealth University, a new Division I program in Richmond, Virginia.


M&D 2025 Black
Kerri O'Day (kjoday15@hotmail.com)
KJ played college lacrosse for and coached at Loyola University Maryland.  As a player, KJ was a three time All American, with IWLCA First Team honors in 1996 and 1997.  She led the NCAA in scoring in 1997 and won the Ernest Lagna Award given to Loyola's top Senior female student-athlete.  Additionally, KJ was a member of Team USA, was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008 and most recently was inducted into Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.  She also coached at Loyola for 10 years, serving as an Assistant Coach, Associate Head Coach and later as the Head Coach of the Greyhounds.

Assistant Coach:
Alison Jackson (asj22@verizon.net)
Alison coached lacrosse at Maryvale for eight seasons in the IAAM A conference.  She has been coaching in the MYLA League for LTRC Lacrosse for the past eight years at the Tyker and Lightning levels.  Prior to starting her coaching career, Alison played high school, college and club lacrosse.

Logan Edmondson


M&D 2025 Red
Molly Fleming (mollyfleming16@comcast.net)
Molly is an M&D alum, having played for Scott Robinson's highly successful M&D 2012 Black team. She is a graduate from Marriotts Ridge High School where she was a three time All County defender and won one Maryland State Championship there as well.  Molly is a 2016 graduate from the University of Maryland and was a member of the women's lacrosse team there, earning two National Championship titles during her playing career. Molly is currently a preschool teacher at Glenelg Country School and just finished up the year as the assistant coach of the 2024 black team. 

Assistant Coach:
Megan Wallenhorst
Megan is an alumni of the 2012 M&D Black team. Megan graduated in 2016 from Salisbury University where she was a 2x All-American, Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and a winner of the 2014 D3 NCAA National Championship. Prior to Salisbury, Megan was a 2x All-County attacker and a 4-year starter for Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD. Megan currently resides in Baltimore and works as an auditor for RSM US LLP.

Regan Brown


M&D 2026 Black
Ian Pilcher  (pilcher82@gmail.com )
Ian has been coaching girls lacrosse in Howard County for over 9 years. Before joining M&D he coached Cobra youth travel teams at every age group, making multiple playoff appearances and winning the Junior age group MYLA championship.  For the last 4 years he has served as the Cobra Girls Program Director and a Howard County Lacrosse board member. He is an assistant coach on the M&D 2023 Red team.

Assistant Coach:
Claudia Pilcher
Claudia is a Senior at Centennial High School. Next year she will go on to play Divison 1 lacrosse at Colgate University. She is a captain on the varsity soccer and track teams, and last year she was the leading scorer and  MVP on the varsity lacrosse team. She was selected as a first team all-county and honorable mention all-metro team midfielder in 2017. 

Jordan Harrell
Jordan graduated from Chesapeake High School in 2017, where she played varsity soccer and lacrosse. Jordan was lacrosse MVP my senior year,  played club lacrosse for M&D 2017 Red. She attend Coastal Carolina University, where she is pursuing a degree in biology/pre medical studies. Jordan played division 1 lacrosse and has started all games in her freshman season.


Goalie Coaches

Arvak Marshall, Head Coach at Southern High School (arvak1119@me.com)
Arvak has been the Head Coach at Southern High School since 2006.  He has been with M&D since 2002 and spent years coaching M&D 2006 Black, M&D 2011 Black and M&D 2017 Black to numerous championships.  Arvak has been coaching girls' lacrosse for the past 15 years and coached boys' JV lacrosse at Glenelg High School for five years prior to his start in girls' lacrosse.  Arvak is also the Commissioner for SCYA Rec club in Anne Arundel County.  He has also specifically coached goalies for the past 20 years, with players going on to play at Hopkins, Navy, James Madison, Duquesne, Kennesaw State and more.