STARS Leadership

Kathy Jenkins (Chair)

 

Coach Jenkins is one of the winningest coaches in women's lacrosse and has been a leader in girls’ sports for more than 43 years. Currently, she is the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School. In 2019, she reached a remarkable milestone, with her 800th career win.  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.

Stacey Williams  (Director)

 

Stacey Williams attended Ohio State University where she played both field hockey and lacrosse. Some of her accomplishments include Academic Big Ten, OSU Scholar Athlete, Presidential Leadership Citation, OSU Outstanding Senior Award. She worked and coached field hockey and lacrosse at SSSAS. She is now the Director of the lacrosse program at The St. James. 

2019 - 2020 STARS Coaches

2024 Blue

 

Ali Curwin:  James Madison University, 2-time captain, CAA academic athlete of the year, 2-time first team all CAA member, CAA tournament MVP and IWLCA regional All-American, a teacher at Maret and member of the Israeli National Team

Kendall Swenson: UC Berkeley, played all four years, and played for Kathy Jenkins at SSSAS 

Eddie O: Maryland University, 8th year coaching girls and also coaches BLC boys 2029, works as a government contractor

 

 

2024 Black

 

Bea Cope: Randolph-Macon College, played both field hockey and lacrosse, has been involved with STARS for four years, she started the Striker program in Richmond, and has been invovled in setting up many clinics with college coaches

 

Caitlin Engelberg: Lynchburg College, all ODAC and broke numerous D3 records, teacher and coach at SSSAS

Chad Bradley: has been involved coaching youth with Alexandria Lacrosse Club

 

 

2025 Blue

 

Meagh Graham: Virginia Tech, 2-time captain, first team All-ACC member, ACC All-Academic team, coaches at SSSAS 

 

Christy Sutherland: Claremont McKenna College, team captain and second team All-SCIAC, coached with STICK WITH IT! Lacrosse in CA, sales & marketing at CrossLead

 

Greg White: has coached with STARS for a couple of years

 

 

2025 Black

 

Julia Riemer: played lacrosse at Hofstra University and has been with STARS for four years   

 

Lindsay McKinnon: played lacrosse at Hofstra University and has been with STARS for four years

Mike Conner: has coached with STARS for a few of years

 

 

2026 Blue

 

Sarah Aschenbach: played at W&L, Potomac Chapter US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, current Executive Director of the Tewaaraton Foundation, has been involved with Schoolgirls National Tournament and All-American lacrosse, has coached Capital Lacrosse Club, and coached with STARS for several years

Stacey Williams: Ohio State University where she played both field hockey and lacrosse, has coached Capital Lacrosse Club, and has been with STARS for several years 

 

2026 Black

 

Catherine Linskey: played lacrosse at Colby College, was involved with Alexandria Lacrosse Club, and has been with STARS for a couple of years 

 

Maddie Boucher: played lacrosse at Roland Park 

 

Jessica Lowrance: she is a top rated official, she coached at Potomac School and SSSAS, and has been involved with STARS for a few years 

 

2027 Blue

 

Sarah Shaw: University of Georgia, played for Kathy Jenkins at SSSAS, played STARS and Capital, works in PR

 

MT Fogarty: James Madison University, played for Kathy Jenkins at SSSAS, played STARS and Capital, Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner's Academic Award, works on Capitol Hill for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been with STARS for a couple of years 

 

 

2027 Black

 

Brian Puhlick: head coach at West Springfield High School, coaches with Capital Lacrosse Club, has been involved in coaching for US Lacrosse and major clinics for years  

Leah Brennan: played at American University, and at Hayfield High School

 

2028

 

Christina Benedetti: played at W&L, and has been with STARS for several years 

Alyssa Umberger: coaches JV lacrosse at SSSAS, and has been with STARS for 2 years

 

 

2029

 

Anne Monahan: was an All-American, has coached lacrosse for over 40 years, has coached at Sidwell Friends School, coached with The Maderia School, and has been with STARS for several years 

Gabbi Klein: played at USC, and has coached various camps and clinics

 

Lead Goalie Coach

 

Meagh Graham

 

Stacey Williams 

 

*Note: Each age group will have a goalie coach at all practices. We have additional part-time goalie coaches in addition to our two head coaches listed above.

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