Justin Fitzgerald has over 20 years experience of coaching at the high school and youth levels. He is currently the head girls’ lacrosse coach at the Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. Coach Fitzgerald is very active in lacrosse at all age levels. He coaches and mentors boys and girls at the youth level as well as was an assistant coach to the men's World Finland team in 2014. Coach Fitzgerald has coached with many club programs including Advantage Lacrosse, Nova Premier and VLC. He has enjoyed being a part of developing many players into college level athletes and has placed at over 200+ high school girls and boys lacrosse players in Division I,II & III colleges. Prior to coaching at the Flint Hill School Coach Fitzgerald was the head Boys’ coach at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia where he was a part of five State titles and was named district "Coach of the Year" twice, as well as the 2006 Washington Examiner "Coach of the Year." Coach Fitzgerald is a former boys’ assistant coach at St. Albans School and Langley High School. As a player, Coach Fitzgerald was an All-American at Robinson Secondary School and played college lacrosse at Roanoke College.
Ryan Sobel a native of Long Island, has been coaching for over 15 years, earning many honors throughout his career including the participation to be a part of the D2 National Championship Game for Springfield College. Early on, Ryan was a strength and conditioning coach working with athletes at the highest level. He is currently the Head Coach for the Centreville High School girls varsity team and has coached the Under Armour All-American DC Team, Schoolgirls DC Metro Team as well as several other select teams. Ryan also has coached the Chantilly High School Varsity team for 4 years. Coach Ryan is very active in the lacrosse community including acting as a board member for US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter, Director of Centreville Lacrosse Camp and was co-director for the Northern Virginia Lacrosse Academy. Coach Sobel not only helps student athletes on the field, but off the field as well, guiding players and parents through the college recruitment process. Ryan is dedicated to the sport of lacrosse and prides himself on teaching advanced concepts of the game, helping young athletes grow as individuals and team players.
Chris Morrison was born and raised in Baltimore. Chris has been coaching girls lacrosse for 10 years, 3 years with Herndon High school Varsity. Played lacrosse as a goalie both for Calvert Hall High school in Baltimore and was a 4 year started for Lynchburg College. Chris is still active and currently plays lacrosse on a local men’s team. Chris resides in Ashburn with daughter Brookelyn.
Danielle Vencak has over 15 years of coaching experience. She is currently the head coach at Colgan HS. As Prince William County’s newest high school Danielle has built the girls program from the beginning. Within two years, her overall coaching record is 28-7 with a 2018 Cardinal District championship. Under Danielle’s guidance, Colgan has produced 12 All district players. one District player of the year, 2 All Regional players and 1 All State. Prior to coming to VA Metro, Danielle coached at a variety of high level club programs. This includes being the Director and Head Coach of Nationally ranked Team Elevate Lacrosse as well as the Long Island Express. Danielle also volunteers to help educate parent coaches at Prince William Lacrosse to help foster growth and develop a learning model. Danielle played lacrosse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
Beth Brundage has over 10 years of coaching experience at the youth, high school, and college levels. She played lacrosse at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) from 1998 -2002, where she was a two-time all-conference player and an NCAA Academic All-American(2002). From 2003 - 2005, Beth was the head coach for the Titans Lacrosse Club in Roswell, GA, leading the team to two-straight North Georgia Lacrosse League championships in 2003 and 2004. She served as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Methodist University for the 2005-2006 season, leading the team to its best record in program history and coaching 7 all-conference performers as well as the conference Player of the Year. Beth spent three years overseas, coaching and playing with the Okinawa Lacrosse Club (Okinawa, Japan) before landing in Georgetown, TX. She spent two years as the Georgetown girls’ head varsity coach, guiding the team to two-straight state tournament appearances (2014, 2015), the team’s first D2 Central District Championship (2015), and a state semi-final appearance (2015).In addition to coaching, Coach B has worked as a teacher and a sports reporter. She earned a BA in History from UMBC (2002) as well as an Ed.M from Harvard University (2008).
Dick Abood started the boys’ program at Bishop O’Connell and went on to coach at Robinson HS, where he coached both boys and girls, before returning to coach again at O’Connell. He currently is the assistant Girls Varsity coach at Flint Hill. Dick has over 20 years of coaching experience with both boys and girls.
Katie Delaney was a two-sport varsity athlete playing field hockey and lacrosse at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA. During her time at Robinson Katie was a two-time first team All-Region and two-time honorable mention All-Met selection in lacrosse. Katie was recruited to play lacrosse at The College of William and Mary where she was a four-year letter winner on attack and graduated with a degree in accounting. Katie comes to VA Metro from Capital Lacrosse where she coached with their 2016 team.
Sarah Mulvey is originally from Milton, Massachusetts where she attended Thayer Academy High School. In high school she was a three sport varsity athlete (soccer, skiing, and lacrosse) and was awarded a High School All American Honorable Mention in lacrosse her senior year. She committed to the College of William and Mary to continue her lacrosse career. While at W&M she was a four-year defensive starter for the college and was honored to receive the following awards: CAA All Rookie Team, CAA All-Tournament Team, CAA All Second Team, Preseason All-CAA Honorable Mention, and captain her senior year. While attending the College she coached high school girls for Revolution Lacrosse, a club team headquartered in Boston Massachusetts.
Kari Dolski is from Marriottsville, MD and attended Liberty High School where she was a three sport varsity athlete for soccer, indoor track and lacrosse. She was initially recruited and committed to play lacrosse for Ohio University. At OU she was a two-year starter in the midfield and served as team captain during her Sophomore year. After OU discontinued the program in 2007 for Title IX reasons, she transferred to The College of William & Mary to continue and complete her college lacrosse career. Kari served as team captain her senior year for the Tribe and graduated with a degree in Finance.
Alex Revel started playing lacrosse in sixth grade following in the footsteps of her older sister and brother. She played at Oakton High School, garnering many honors to include helping lead her team as a Co-Captain in 2012 to a Virginia State Championship. Alex then went on to attend JMU, graduating in 2016. She saw action in all four years at JMU, starting all games her senior year. In addition to her on-field accomplishments she was recognized as both a JMU Athletic Director's Scholar Athlete and CAA Commissioners Academic award. Majoring in Communications and Public Relations at JMU, she is currently an Associate at Piper Communications in Tysons Corner. Alex is also an assistant coach at Oakton High School.
Grace Finnerty is originally from Fairfax, VA. She attended WT Woodson. While at Woodson she won 3 letters and was a 3 year starter. She helped lead her team to district victories all 4 years and the State finals her senior year. Grace was named team MVP her senior year. After high school, Grace went on to play lacrosse at Lynchburg as a starting defender. Grace previously coached at WT Woodson and helped to lead the Cavaliers to win the Northern Region Championship in 2017. Starting in 2018, Grace will be coaching with her father at Bishop O'Connell.
Rebecca Rhinehart played varsity lacrosse in high school and then went on to play defense at the DIII level at Marymount University. As a captain in high school she was responsible for the development of JV players. During HS she received the Honorable Mention, 3rd Team All-District, 1st Team All-District, and the Team Unsung Hero Award. Rebecca was the president and coach of the GMU club lacrosse team from 2015-2017. She also coached 35 individual players, putting in over 200 hours in two years through the organization, CoachUp. In addition, Rebecca has coached a girls travel lacrosse team that was run by the Marymount girls lacrosse coach, and assisted with coaching the Cavalier Lacrosse summer league. Rebecca recently graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She has CPR/AED, Bloodborne pathogen, as well as first aid, health, and safety for coaches certifications.
Catie Chess comes to VA Metro from Christopher Newport University where she just completed her junior year. As a member of the CNU Captains Catie was a first-year standout. She completed her freshman year scoring 41 goals and 5 assists. In High School Catie attended the Flint Hill School and was a multi-sport standout for the Huskies. She earned All-Conference accolades for her efforts in lacrosse in 2012 and 2014 and was an All-ISL selection and collected second-team VISAA and honorable mention All-Met honors as a senior. Catie finished among the top-20 ISL scorers during her sophomore year and among the top-10 as a senior. At FH Catie was a Tri-Star Athlete in 2011, 2013, and 2014 and was the Husky Award Winner for lacrosse as a senior. In addition to lacrosse she competed in basketball for four years and volleyball for one while at FH. Catie is not only an amazing lacrosse player but a true leader in every aspect.
Lydia Montanino currently attends George Mason University where she plays Attack for the Patriots. In high school she was a Four-year letter winner at Oakton High School, was named First Team All-District in 2014 and 2015 and honorable mention in 2013 and was the 2015 Offensive MVP. Lydia helped the Cougars take home the 2012 VA State Championship and runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015.
Hayden Garrett attended the Highland School in Warrenton, VA her freshman year, but transferred to Flint Hill as a sophomore. She graduated from Flint Hill and is continuing her education and lacrosse career at Middlebury College in Vermont. At Flint Hill Hayden was both an All ISL player in field hockey and lacrosse in addition to being an All State VISAA player in lacrosse. She also played for the DC Metro School Girls select teams as a Sophomore and Junior.