M&D 2018- 2019 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.

President - Chris Robinson, Head Coach at Lake Highland Prep

Chris was the head coach at McDonogh for thirteen years compiling a 257-9 record.  His teams won ten IAAM championships and placed two other teams in the finals. His McDonogh teams were #1 in the country for nine straight years 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.

 

Director of Operations:

Scott Robinson

Scott brings a wealth of experience including having been a head coach with M&D from its inception in 2001 until 2017. Scott coached the 2005, 2012, and 2018 M&D Black teams.  All three teams were widely regarded as the best teams in the country in their age group.  Over 60 girls from those teams went onto play collegiate lacrosse. Scott was also the defensive coordinator at McDonogh and Mt Hebron High Schools. McDonogh was ranked as the top high school team in the country during his tenure and Mt. Hebron was the top ranked team high school team in the country for six seasons. Scott has been a long-time basketball coach. He was an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team at Johns Hopkins.  He was also head coach for a Mt Hebron High School basketball team in 2008 that finished with a 28-0 record and Maryland State Champions. Most recently he has coached girls basketball at Howard High School where his teams have won three of the last four Howard County Championships.

 

M&D 2020 Black:
Kim McNemar,   (Kimmer24@comcast.net)
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:
Kiersten Jauschnegg,   (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.  Kiersten was also 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 11th year with M&D. The 2018/19 season as head coach of the 2020 Red Team,  Katie was a former All Howard County player at Atholton High School. Katie has also coached at Reservoir and Howard High Schools.

 

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. 

 

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 six years.  This is her fourth 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 fifth year coaching the M&D 2021 Black team.

 

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 master’s 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 magazine 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.

 

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 Edmondson,  (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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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:
DeWayne Plitt (dewayne.plitt@yahoo.com)
2018/2019 marks the beginning of DeWayne's fifth 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 

Alleesha Davison (alleesha.davidson@verizon.net )
 

 

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

 

M&D 2024 Black

John Brown  (JNBrown@carrollk12.org)
John graduated from Towson University with a degree in Physical Education and Health.  He has amassed 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. The 2018 Westminster Girls Lacrosse team he assisted was 2018 Maryland State 3A Lacrosse champions.

 

Assistant Coaches:
Kim Dubansky (KLDubansky@gmail.com)

Kim is a former midfielder at McDonogh and Johns Hopkins and is currently the head lacrosse coach at Maryvale Prep. While at McDonogh Kim was an Under All-American in lacrosse and was All Metro in both lacrosse and soccer.  Kim just completed her first year at Maryvale. In 2017 Maryvale had a 5-13 record. This year under Kim’s direction Maryvale had a remarkable turnaround finishing with a 9-8 record. During her tenure at McDonogh Kim helped direct the offense. Kim is a member of Israel’s National Lacrosse team and is in the McDonogh Hall of Fame.

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.

 

 

M&D 2024 Red
Albert  (Peck) Burmeister  ( thebteam3@comcast.net )
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.

 

Assistant Coach:

Tianna Wallpher Tianna is a recent graduate of Towson University and plays professionally for the Baltimore Brave. Tianna has coaching experience having assisted with the Hero’s 2019 team. On July 13th, 2018  Tianna was selected as Towson University's NCAA Woman of the Year. In 2018 while playing at Towson Tianna was an IWLCA Third Team All-American, an IWLCA Senior All-Star selection, an IWLCA First Team All-Mid-Atlantic pick and an ILWomen.com Media Pre-, Mid-, and Postseason All-America honorable mention choice. Additionally, Tianna was named First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), and the league's Defensive Player of the Week selection on April 2. 

 

Assistant Coach:

Stephen Gorski

 

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.

 

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 alumnus 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.

 

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:
Kelsea Valance

This is Kelsea's first year as a part of the M&D program. Kelsea is currently the JV Girls Lacrosse Coach at Centennial High School and has worked with the CHS program for four years. During her college years, she participated as a starting midfielder on the Loyola University, Maryland Girls Club Lacrosse team traveling to the WCLA National Tournament during her freshman and senior years. Her love for the sport is founded in her years growing up on Long Island playing for both school and travel teams including the Liberty Lacrosse program. When she is not coaching lacrosse, Kelsea is a middle school Spanish teacher in Ellicott City, MD. Kelsea values the importance of lacrosse fundamentals, physical fitness, coachability and sportsmanship on and off the field, all of which should lead to a successful first year as a part of the M&D program.

 

 

M&D 2027 Black
Mike McCarthy  ( michael.mccarthy@hcpss.org )

Coach McCarthy has been the Head boys lacrosse Coach at Mount Hebron for the past 12 years.  After playing for Mount Hebron in the late 90’s Coach McCarthy went on to play at St. Andrews University where he earned All-Conference honors 4 times, and All- American honors while leading his team to the Division II Final Four. Under Coach McCarthy the Vikings have won Howard County and Maryland State Region titles and had several players earn Player of the Year Honors. Mike also served as head football coach at Mt. Hebron. Mike has coached girls youth sports the last three years.

Assistant Coaches:
Samantha Brookhart, Samantha is a former M&D player and Under Armour All American. This year Samantha helped coach Mt. Hebron into the Maryland State Championship. Samantha is a graduate 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. Sam plays professionally for the Baltimore Brave and was an assistant coach on the M&D 2016 and 2019 Black teams.

Tammi Fique, Tammi has been coaching youth lacrosse for North Carroll Girls Lacrosse for five years and coaching youth field hockey for North Carroll Storm for four years, leading her teams to several undefeated seasons.  Tammi also serves on the Boards for both programs.  She was a four year Varsity lacrosse player in high school where she earned three MVP awards and a three year Varsity field hockey player where she also earned three MVP awards.  She earned the Helen Louise Streiby Coach's Lacrosse Scholarship, the National Navy Scholar-Athlete Award and was selected for several All Star teams including the Maryland Leukemia All Star team in 1992.  Tammi attended Loyola University where she earned both a BA and an MBA. 

 

M&D 2028 Black :

Jimmy Creighton  ( Jimmy.creighton15@gmail.com ) 
Jimmy played at Salisbury University and was also an assistant coach at Salisbury. He is currently the head coach at one of the most successful boys' lacrosse programs in the state at Howard High School. His teams have won multiple county and regional championships and a Maryland State Championship. Jimmy has been recognized for his accomplishments by being named Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year, Washington Post Coach of the Year and State Coach of the Year during his tenure. Jimmy has coached girls youth lacrosse for three years.

Assistant Coach
Laura Tittsworth:
Laura brings an extensive and successful high school and club coaching background with her. Laura was the head coach for the highly successful 2012 M&D Red team and was a long-time assistant coach at her alma mater Mt. Hebron. While at Mt. Hebron she was part of the coaching staff that won 103 consecutive games, was state champions and the top ranked high school team in the country. Laura also served as the head JV coach at Mt. Hebron winning the Howard County championship each year she coached.

Assistant Coach
Bill Perryman
: Bill played midfield at the youth, high school, college and club lacrosse, at Liberty High School, Frostburg, and Catonsville. He has coached girls lacrosse for over 7 years in Howard and Carroll County, including 3 successful years as a Coach of Gamber in the MYLA Girls A level. Bill has been helping the M&D 2025 team for the last 2 years.

2029 M&D Prep:

Amanda BradyHead Coach at Marriotts Ridge High School (Amanda_brady@hcpss.org)
Amanda is entering her 11th 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.