Kathy Jenkins (Co-Founder and Co-Director)
Coach Jenkins is one of the winningest coaches in women's lacrosse and has been a leader in girls’ sports for more than 40 years. Currently, she is the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School. In 2016, she reached a remarkable milestone, with her 700th career win in April. According to national and local lacrosse records, only one other girl's lacrosse coach in the nation is believed to have surpassed 600 wins.
Kathy Jenkins joined the faculty at St. Agnes School in 1971 and co-founded the girl's lacrosse program with Alix Fellows in 1976. Over the past 41 seasons, she has developed one of the most successful girl's lacrosse programs in the country. Her teams have won 24 conference tournament championships, 21 league titles, six state titles, and have had eight undefeated seasons. She has sent hundreds of athletes on to play at the college level and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Potomac and Virginia chapters of US Lacrosse.
Coach Jenkins is recognized for her work with other schools and organizations to increase interest, participation, and support for girls lacrosse in the Virginia-Maryland-Washington, D.C. area, and nationally. She is the founder and current Director of STARS Lacrosse Club and also founded and helped grow Capital Lacrosse Club in 2005. She has served on numerous boards, while coaching and mentoring athletes through clinics, camps, and awards programs, including:
The US Lacrosse Coaches’ Council; the US Lacrosse-Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame Committee; and the Tewaaraton Trophy Award Foundation.
Committees for the National School Girls Lacrosse Tournament, All-American selections, Under Armour All-Star Game, and the HLA Foundation.
The Triple Threat summer lacrosse camp and has served on various US Lacrosse Boards
Kathy and her husband Henry have four children, Ande, Brooke, Molly and Alec- all have played college lacrosse.
Kristin Burkhalter (Co-Founder and Co-Director)
Kristin is a SSSAS graduate and an All-American high school lacrosse player who went on to play at Duke University, Class of 2001. After college, she returned to SSSAS to work in the Alumni and Development Office and was the assistant Varsity lacrosse coach alongside Kathy Jenkins from 2002-2005. In 2005, she and her family moved to Africa with the Foreign Service and enjoyed three tours in Zimbabwe, Ghana and South Africa. Currently she is the Director of Events at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. She and her family, husband, Chip, and three boys, Alec, Briggs and Barrett live in Alexandria.
Bea Cope - Assistant Director of Stars Lacrosse
Bea is a 1997 graduate of Randolph-Macon College where she played both lacrosse and field hockey. She has coached for over twenty years at the youth, middle and high school levels. While studying in graduate school at the University of Virginia, she coached both lacrosse and field hockey at St. Anne's Belfield in 1997-1998. She has an M.Ed. in Elementary Education with concentrations in both reading and educational policy from Vanderbilt University (2000). For the past twelve years, she has lived in Richmond, Virginia, where she was extremely involved in the growth of lacrosse. While in Richmond, she was very involved with the Geronimo recreational lacrosse program and coached at both the Collegiate School and St. Catherine's School. She also served as the Vice-President of the Richmond Chapter of US Lacrosse from 2015-2016. She founded two travel lacrosse clubs while in Richmond - Richmond Rapids Lacrosse (3rd-7th-grade travel program) in 2013, which morphed into Richmond Strikers Lacrosse(3rd-12th-grade travel program) in the fall of 2014. She served as Richmond Strikers first Director of Lacrosse(2014-2015) and Lacrosse Development Director (2015-2016). She started a sister-exchange program with the Harlem Lacrosse BCLL team in 2014. She helped to start an indoor box league in 2014 with the Richmond Police Athletic League and the Randolph-Macon College and VCU lacrosse teams, which offered league play for second grade to eighth-grade players. She is also level three certified and positive coaching alliance certified.
Bea and her husband, Greg and two children- Jack(15) and Lillie Bea(13) recently moved to the area and live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.