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DIRECTOR OF GIRLS LACROSSE

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Director Kristen Carr
DIRECTOR OF GIRLS LACROSSE

Kristen Carr joins The St. James after several Division 1 collegiate coaching stops. She joined the Johns Hopkins coaching staff in 2020, running the Blue Jay offense and working with the center draw specialists. Carr arrived at Hopkins after a one-year stint at Ohio State, where she served as the defensive and recruiting coordinator. Before her move to Columbus, Carr spent four seasons with the Stanford Cardinals, helping them to a 55-22 record, including the 2018 PAC-12 Championship and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

 

A 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Carr earned First Team IWLCA All-America honors as a senior when she led the nation's third-ranked defense (7.25 goals per game). She graduated as the program's leader in draws in a season (64) and career (174). A three-year starter, Carr helped the Tar Heels to a 62-20 record and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a pair of Final Four trips.

 

She has been a starting defender on the US National Team since 2008 and won gold medals at the 2013 and 2017 FIL World Cups. Carr played for the Pride of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) and currently plays with Athletes Unlimited.

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ABOUT STJ STARS LACROSSE

 

If you are looking for a girls club lacrosse program that provides a competitive experience playing top-level teams and is focused on developing each player, then STJ Stars Lacrosse is the place to be.  STJ Stars Lacrosse is considered one of the premier middle school clubs in the country offering year-round lacrosse training and tournament competition for girls in Youth, Middle School, and High School. STJ Stars consistently places among the best teams in the country, including placing second three years in a row at the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships. 

 

STJ Stars Lacrosse aims to provide a positive atmosphere devoted to developing accomplished players by building strong stick skills, strong fundamentals and developing a well-rounded athlete.  We put a high priority on athleticism and coachability in our girls. Our coaches have all played college lacrosse at top programs and have the ability to develop your daughter's skills  at a compelling rate. Our goal is to develop an elite player who can have tremendous success at the highest level of play.  We want our players to be great athletes and great teammates.   

 

We strive to develop great goalies. The program is always looking for athletes interested in playing the position of goalie.  The STJ Stars program provides dedicated coaching for girls interested in learning the position.

 

STJ Stars players also benefit from the leadership of Kathy Jenkins, head lacrosse coach at St. Stephens St. Agnes, which is one of the top women's high school lacrosse programs in the country. Kathy is the winningest coach in girls high school lacrosse in the country and has been a national leader in girls lacrosse for more than 40 years. She is involved at all levels of the club and is focused on building great stick skills and fundamentals. Kathy is able to provide a level of expertise that is invaluable for our middle school players.

 

 

COMMITMENT

The STJ Stars Lacrosse Club is one of the most competitive in the country.  In order for the club to be successful, participants are expected to make all practices and tournaments. Any other club participation will need to be a secondary priority to STJ Stars Lacrosse.  

STJ Stars Lacrosse offers 21-26 practices and 7-8 tournaments per year. Teams also may have opportunities for additional practices and tournaments, as determined by coaches of specific teams. 


At least one or two of the practices will be clinics run by college coaches and players.  In the past, we have had coaches from UVA, JMU, The Naval Academy, Georgetown, and Richmond.  Weather permitting, we guarantee a minimum of 4 tournaments in the fall and 3 tournaments in June/July.   

Please plan on attending all tournaments listed for the fall and playing in 3-4 tournaments in the summer.  Your commitment will be through the end of June.  The 8th grade group will be competing in additional tournaments through the middle of July.

CONDITIONING
 

Being one of the most competitive clubs in the country, STJ Stars Lacrosse expects our young athletes to maintain a high level of performance.  Coaches expect the girls to be in great physical condition and able to outrun our competition.  This is especially true for the older teams.

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