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AMANDA GIONFRIDDO

WCLA GIRLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Mandy, "Coach g", exemplifies the concept of a "lifelong love of lacrosse".  Not only has she been coaching Field Hockey and Lacrosse in Ridley for the past 18 years, but she also served as a captain of the Ridley 1995 PA State Championship team, and was recently inducted into the Marple Newtown High School Hall of Fame for Lacrosse. Mandy, a 4-year student-athlete at Cabrini University, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. During her time there,  she served captain of the 1998 and 1999 teams, first-team All PAC and honorable mention honors for lacrosse and field hockey 1997, 1998, and 1999. As a center, she led the team to back-to-back PAC championships. 

 

Beginning in 2016, Coach g has served as the Girls Director of Lacrosse for WCLA and founded the WCLA Patriots girls travel lacrosse program.  She and her husband reside in West Chester with their son and daughter, and while she is not coaching lacrosse, enjoys spending her summer at the beach and cheering her kids on in their athletic endeavors. 

KEITH BELSEN

WCLA BOYS CLINIC DIRECTOR; CAMP DIRECTOR

Coach Keith Belsen played lacrosse at Strath Haven High School before playing for Saint Joseph’s University Varsity team. He brings 13 years of coaching experience from High School, Club, and Collegiate levels. He is currently an assistant varsity coach at The Haverford School where he also teaches English in their Upper School.

SEAN EVANS

WCLA BOYS SKILLS CLINIC DIRECTOR

Coach Sean Evans, a West Chester Henderson 2006 graduate,  ​is starting his 3rd season as the Henderson Head Boys Lacrosse Coach, with 15 years of staff experience. He remains the all-time leader in points (326) and earned All-League and All-Area Player of the Year, 1st Team All-League (3x), All-State (2x), and All-American honors while at Henderson. He was also selected to play in the prestigious US Lacrosse All-American game. Coach Evans played Division I Lacrosse at Saint Joe’s and Towson, where he was a Team Captain, 3-year starter, team leading scorer, Offensive Player of the Year ’09, and Team MVP ’10 at Saint Joe's.

 

In the off-season, Coach Evans is a coach for Duke’s Lacrosse Club. Coach Evans lives in West Chester with his wife Courtney and son Colby.

DEVON DEHAVEN

FALL & WINTER GIRLS SKILLS CLINICS DIRECTOR

Devon DeHaven, a recent graduate from West Chester University, is an atlete who has played soccer and lacrosse her entire life. She spent a successful 4 years playing club lacrosse at West Chester University. When not coaching lacrosse, Devon enjoys being with my friends and family and spending time in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

 

"I love coaching lacrosse because of the great attitude and effort that every player shows on and off the field. I also love watching the girls grow over each year! I am excited to get back on the field for this next season!! - Coach Devon

 

JACK MORRISON

BOYS CLINIC DIRECTOR

Coach Morrison has been a teacher, player and coach in our region over the last 20 plus years. Morrison is a Ridley High School and Whittier College graduate and player.  He has coached on the boys side from the youth to the professional level! The bulk of his coaching experience has been as a defensive coordinator in college, head coach and coordinator in high school, and program director at the club level. Coach Morrison’s main stops include Twin Valley High School, West Chester University, Saint Josephs University and West Chester Youth Lacrosse Association. He played post collegiate lacrosse on the the MAB and GMH men’s club teams and still participates in the Lake Placid Classic with Team Headstrong.

 

Currently, for the West Chester Lacrosse Association organization, Coach Morrison coaches the Girls Patriots 2029 team, spring girls 3rd/4th recreational team, as well as serving as Divisional Director for the 1st/2nd & 3rd/4th grades and Skills Clinic Director in the boys division. 

ASHLEY LUBAS

WCLA FUTURES DIRECTOR

Coach Ashley Lubas

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