Staff

Leslie Frank, Achievelax Founder and Programs Director

Westwood High School Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 1999-2016
– MIAA DI State Champion: 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2016
– MIAA Coach of the Year, 2012
– Boston Globe Coach of the Year: 2002, 2005
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach: 2003-2015
Under Armour New England Coach: 2011, 2014
– Team Selector: 2011-2018
EMGLCA Board, Eastern Mass Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association
US Lacrosse Board and EMASS Lacrosse Board
Bay State Games Coach

Meredith Frank McGinnis, Achievelax Programs Director

Notre Dame Academy (Hingham) Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2011-Present
 – MIAA DI State Champion, 2013
– Boston Globe DI Coach of the Year, 2013
– MIAA Coach of the Year, 2017
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach: 2011-13, 2015, 2017
 – Onondaga Flight National Champions and Val Walchak Trophy Winners, 2017
Northwestern University: 2005-2009

– DI NCAA National Champion: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
– IWLCA All-American: 2007-2009
– US National Team Member, 2007
Westwood High School: 2001-2005
– MIAA DI State Champion: 2003, 2005
– Boston Globe Player of the Year: 2005

Carla Gigon Farkes, Achievelax Tournament Director

Hingham High School Varisty Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2019

Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2018
Harvard University, Assistant Coach: 2010-2017
 – Regional All-American Committee 2014-2017
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach: 2008-2010
Syracuse University: 1999-2003
 – Team Co-Captain & 2nd Team Regional All-American, 2003
– Four-year starter & NCAA Qualifiers: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
– Whitman School of Management, B.S. Marketing
Hingham High School: 1995-1999
 – Boston Globe & Boston Herald All-Scholastic, 1999
– Honorable Mention High School All-American, 1999
– Team Captain, Team MVP & Patriots League All-Star: Basketball & Lacrosse, 1999
– Inducted into the HHS Athletic Hall of Fame, 2015
– HHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee member: 2016-Present

Margot Spatola

Westwood High School Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2017-present
Westwood High School Varsity Lacrosse, Assistant Coach: 2012-2016
– MIAA DI State Champions: 2012, 2014, 2016
Boston College: 2005-2009
– Northeast Regional All-American: 2006, 2009
– Lynch School of Education; Master of Art in School Counseling
Hingham High School: 2001-2005
– Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic, 2005
– Team Captain, MVP & Patriot League All-Star, 2005

Lisa Parsons

The Rivers School Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach, 2017 – present
The Rivers School Varsity Lacrosse, Assistant Coach, 2016
Needham High School Varsity Lacrosse, Assistant Coach, 2015
Loomis Chaffee School (CT) Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 1993-2013
– 3 New England Championships
– 7 Western New England Championships
– 10 Founders League Championships
– Founders League Nadal Award, 2014
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach: 1999-2014
Under Armour Underclassmen Games New England Coach: 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
– Command Division Champions, 2016
Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2016
Connecticut Chairperson, US Lacrosse All-American Committee
Middlebury College

Pam Williams

Duxbury High School Varisty Lacrosse, Assistant Coach: 2001-2014, 2016-present
Duxbury High School, Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach, 2015
Duxbury Youth Lacrosse, Program Director, 7 years
Mass Elite, Coach: 2005-Present
Brown University
– Lettered in Lacrosse and Ice Hockey

Beth O’Brien

Needham High School Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2003-2017
– MIAA DI State Champion, 2017
– MIAA DI South Sectional Champion, 2017
– Boston Globe DI Coach of the Year: 2008, 2017
– ESPN Boston Coach of the Year, 2012
– MIAA DI South Sectional Finalists: 2003, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2016
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach: 2012-2013, 2017
– Onondaga Flight National Champions and Val Walchak Trophy Winners: 2012, 2017
Under Armour All-America, New England Team Coach, 2013
US Lacrosse Coaches Education Committee

Anne Sheridan Quigley

US Women’s National Tournament, MA/RI Sub-Regional Director: 2016-present
Boston Storm, UWLX Professional Women’s Lacrosse, Assistant GM, 2016
Milton Academy Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2012-2015
– Independent School League Most Improved Team, 2012
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach, 2013
University of Louisville, Assistant Coach: 2010-2011
Boston University, Assistant Coach: 2005-2010
– 5X America East Regular Season and Tournament Championships & NCAA Appearances
– America East Coaching Staff of the Year, 2009
Boston University: 2002-2005
– Tewaaraton nominee, US Lacrosse 1st  Team All-American & America East Player of the Year, 2005
– America East Champions: 2002, 2003, 2005
US Women’s Lacrosse Developmental Team: 2003-2004
Assistant Director of Admission at Milton Academy

Katherine McDonough

Stonehill College, Assistant Coach: 2017-Present
Wellesley High School Varisty Lacrosse, Assistant Coach: 2015-2016
Mass Elite, Coach: 2014-Present
Stonehill College: 2010-2014
– Team Captain, 2014
– IWLCA All-North Region second team
Westwood High School: 2006-2010
– MIAA DI State Champions 2008, 2009

Michelle Smith

Head Coach, Babson College, 2012-present
– NEWMAC Champions, 2017, 2018
– NEWMAC Coach of the Year, 2016
Assistant Coach, Trinity College, 2010-2011
Assistant Coach, Dickinson College, 2009
Trinity College, 2004-2008
– C. Kelly Markland Award, DIII Goalie of the Year, 2007
– 1st Team IWLCA All-American, 2007
– NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2007, 2008

Samantha McMahon

Lawrence Academy Varsity Lacrosse, Head Coach: 2013-2018
Lower New England National Tournament Team Coach, 2015
Mass Elite, Coach: 2013-Present
Harvard University: 2007-2011
– Team Captain, 2011
Groton School: 2004-2007
– High School All-American: 2006, 2007

Achievelax Guest & Seasonal Coaches

Paul Morrison, Concord-Carlisle Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
Kara Connerty, Norwell Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
Erin Massimi, Dover-Sherborn Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
Carla Manganaro Curley, Lincoln-Sudbury Varisty Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Minnie Doherty, South Shore RVT Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
Kathryn Egizi, Emerson College Head Coach
Jennifer Kent, Boston College Assistant Coach

Nicole Evans, Duxbury Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Kim Egizi, University of Richmond
Sarah Biron, Johns Hopkins
Becca Moore, Stonehill College

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