West Chester Lacrosse Association
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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.
WCLA GIRLS PATRIOTS COACH, SKILLS CLINIC COACH
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
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.
WCLA FUTURES DIRECTOR
Coach Rebecca “Becca” Woods picked up a lacrosse stick in elementary school and never put it down! Playing year-round for school, recreation, and summer travel teams, she fell in love with the sport and is looking forward to encouraging the same love in younger players. Becca graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2021 with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During her 4 years at BU, she played on the women’s club lacrosse team. Since graduation, Becca moved to West Chester where she is pursuing her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Coach Becca started working with WCLA in January of 2022 and has helped to coach both Futures and Skills Clinics as well as serving as the head coach for the 7/8 Girls Gold B Team. When she is not coaching or studying, Becca enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family.