2017-2018 HLC Girls Coaching Staff
CAITLIN KELLEY (Head Coach)
- Coach Kelley has over 15 years of coaching experience at the high school, club and collegiate level.
- She has served a club director and camp director for women’s lacrosse and is currently the head of the women’s game at US Lacrosse.
- Kelley also has extensive coaching experience in Field Hockey and Ice Hockey.
DAN CARPENTER (Assistant Coach)
MAURA MONTI (Head Coach)
o Maura is a recent graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where she also played lacrosse all 4 years.
o Maura coached soccer as an assistant while home during summer breaks. She also coached several lacrosse clinics, camps and prospect days run by the SJU program. During this coaching experience, she head coached and instructed the girls through scrimmages and small sided games.
o She has over 16 years of lacrosse experience learning, watching and playing that offers the appropriate tools and skill-set needed to strengthen the team.
o Maura loves working with kids and helping them strengthen themselves as athletes. She is excited to give back what her coaches gave to her as an athlete.
KAREN GEMPP (Assistant Coach)
Karen started her lacrosse career at Dulaney High School. She played defense there for her first three seasons. However, her senior year, she made the decision to move to play keeper and was voted All-Metro. After high school, Karen went onto play keeper for University Of Delaware, Division I. She was ranked 8th all-time for saves in Delaware history.
Out of college, Karen began coaching for LTRC and was working in that program for 7 years. Once she had children, she decided to coach rec lacrosse for Hereford and has been coaching here for 7 consecutive seasons.
This season, Karen joins our HLC 2024 team as the assistant coach.
MEG BELL (Head Coach)
ANNA CURRERI (Assistant Coach)
- Where did you grow up? Parkton, MD
- Where did you play lax? Played on numerous Hereford Rec Lacrosse teams elementary through middle school then moved on to play club lacrosse for TLC 2011 (6th-12th grade). I was a four-year starter for the Hereford Varsity Lacrosse team and captain my senior year. I tore my ACL during the recruiting process and decided to just pursue club lacrosse in college. I also was a four-year starter for the Hereford Varsity Soccer team, captain senior year and played club soccer for the Baltimore Bays (4th-12th grade). I can very much relate to the multi-sport athletes on the team. At Virginia Tech, I was a member of both club soccer and lacrosse teams.
- What are you up to now? Since graduating from Virginia Tech in Spring 2015, I am working at Johns Hopkins Hospital as Patient Care Technician and in the process of applying to Physician Assistant programs.
- What are two things you love to do in your spare time? I love to hike, travel and work out at Sweat Performance in Timonium.
- Fun fact? When I was 3 years old, I had brain surgery performed by Dr. Ben Carson.
ALEXA McGOVERN (Co-Head Coach)
- Growing up, Alexa played for the M&D lacrosse club for 6 years, and attended Century High School.
- Alexa is now a recent graduate of George Mason University.
- During her time at Mason, she was a member of the lacrosse team for 4 years, earning First-Team Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors three times as a midfielder, leading the team in goals and draw controls for 2 seasons.
- Alexa captained the team during her senior campaign where the team made it to Atlantic 10 championship weekend.
- After graduation, she got to be a part of and play for the Baltimore Ride semi-professional lacrosse team in the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX).
JORDAN SDANOWICH (Co-Head Coach)
- Jordan played high school lacrosse at John Carroll HS, Skywalkers for 11 years. She was a 3 year starter at George Mason University.
- Partnered with Top of the Bay Sports to help with camps and coaching throughout the years. Worked with Burke Lacrosse Club in Fairfax last year. Looking to go back to school and get my master is in elementary education.
- George Mason Bio link: http://gomason.com/roster. aspx?rp_id=1373
DEVO - 2028
MADDIE HAWKINS BARNES (Head Coach)
- Maddie is a Hereford alum and a JMU graduate, happy to return to the Hereford Zone to share her love for lacrosse and sports performance. This is her second year with HLC - she returns for the 2018 season as a head coach for our Devo Program (2027). Her coaching style reflects her unwavering passion and dedication to her athletes. Coach Maddie's mentality is concentrated around player development and team dynamics - she remains focused on seeing every one of her players advance in terms of skill, speed, and sportsmanship. Her mission is to provide every HLC player with a meaningful experience that excites them, challenges them, and shapes them into successful well-rounded athletes.
- When she is not on the field or in the gym, you can find Coach Maddie at one of her many PT clinics in the area. Maddie is the Regional Director of Wellness & Sports Medicine for NovaCare Rehabilitation and LifeBridge Health Physical Therapy in Maryland and DC. She works with all populations ranging along the full spectrum of healthy athletes, amputees, veterans, and orthopedic post-operative patients. She utilizes her knowledge of physical therapy rehabilitation with her coaching and personal training expertise to create programs that are customized for the needs of each specific population. She is also the head coach of Strength & Conditioning at Oldfields School.
- Maddie brings a unique and advantageous skill set to the table with her background in health, fitness, and sports medicine. Her experience shines through on the field - she has a keen eye for pushing peak performance & development in order to beat the competition - while also monitoring & reducing risk for common orthopedic injuries. Her ultimate goal as a coach is to watch her athletes go on to play in college - which means they must build a strong foundation by staying healthy and taking care of their bodies to the fullest extent. One of her primary initiatives as the Director of the Wellness Program includes working alongside Dr. Trent Nessler and his team to promote his National ACL Play-It- Safe campaign with Select Medial. Select provides sports coverage for many professional and semi-pro teams. Maddie works very hard to keep her kids healthy and strong, because female athletes are 6x more likely to experience an ACL tear and/or other lower extremity injury. The incidence of these sport related injuries can be drastically reduced with the appropriate implementation of the ACL Play- It- Safe program. Maddie incorporates this content into pre and post practice routines which helps her players gain an advantage starting at a young age.
- Other career affiliations / experience: During her senior year at James Madison University - Maddie studied abroad at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); a world class Olympic training facility for Australia's top Olympic contenders. Studying abroad intensified her passion and interest in elite sports and orthopedic rehab. Additional career experience includes working in the arena of Corporate Health & Fitness for companies such as Kelly & Associates and United Health Care.
- Other coaching affiliations/ experience:
- Oldfields School Strength & Conditioning and Track & Field
- Hereford Lacrosse
- Cockeysville Travel Lacrosse
- Jemicy Varsity Soccer
- Scorpions Travel Soccer
- Baltimore Bays Pride Soccer
- Top of the Bay Lacrosse (performance & injury prevention)
§ National Academy of Sports Medicine (holds three certifications)
§ US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) Certified
§ US Lacrosse Lacrosse Athlete Development Model Course (LADM)
§ American Red Cross CPR/AED certification for medical provider