(current college players)
Merrimack College ‘10
Head Coach - North Andover High School
Meredith Prior, a native of CT, began playing lacrosse as a freshman. By her sophomore year she was a starter and leading scorer on the varsity team. She continued her career at Merrimack College where she played attack for the Warriors. In her senior season, her team posted a record number of wins and points.
After college, Prior began her coaching career at North Andover High School. She was hired as the varsity head coach for the 2014 season. In her time in North Andover, the Knights have seen a lot of success. She has coached the team to 3 Undefeated MVC Championships and one and 3 consecutive D1 North Championships. In her third season, the Knights competed in the State Championship game where they fell to Westwood.
During her first season at the helm, she was named Boston Globe Coach of the year and has since been named Eagle Tribune Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year two times. She has also been a coach at the US Lacrosse National Tournament two times. Prior has coached many D1, D2, D3 players and works closely with the youth program to grow the sport in North Andover.
Recently, Prior completed a year long training with US Lacrosse to become certified in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.
She began coaching with Storm in 2014 and quickly took on the role as director. Storm has doubled in size since Prior joined the club and continues to grow!
Merrimack College ‘13
Assistant Coach - North Andover High School
Jenn Pino started playing lacrosse as a freshman at North Andover High School. She was named captain her senior year and led the team to the state championship game. Pino finished her senior season with a team leading 81 goals, was named MVP of the Cape Ann League, a Boston Globe All Scholastic and Boston Herald Eastern Massachusetts All-Star.
After high school, Pino moved on to play soccer and lacrosse at Merrimack College where she was a two sport captain her senior year. Pino helped her soccer team to four NCAA tournament appearances, and an NE-10 championship. She was also named to the NE-10 All Conference rookie team. During her lacrosse career Pino was an All American Rookie in 2010 and was an NE-10 All-Rookie team honoree. Pino holds the record for most free position goals in one season with 18 and ranks top 3 in most free position goals in a career. Pino graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business Sport Management and a minor in Psychology.
In 2014, Pino accepted the job as the Women’s Lacrosse Varsity Assistant Coach, and the Women’s Soccer Junior Varsity Head Coach at North Andover High School.
University of New Hampshire ‘14
Stager is a Reading, Ma., native. She was named Boston Globe All-Scholastic in 2009, Daily Chronicle Lacrosse Player of the Year in 2009, and was a four-time Middlesex League All-Star. She attended and played lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire. She was named to the America East All-Rookie Team in 2010 and the America East All-Conference Second Team and America East All-Championship Team in 2011. In 2011, she suffered a career ending injury. However, her favorite lacrosse moment was that she had the ability to learn a lot about coaching during her final years at UNH due to her injury. “It wasn’t my dream college playing experience, but I feel like it really set me up to be a better coach and to truly understand the game at a level to help young players improve theirs.” She was the assistant varsity coach at Ipswich High School for two years. She just finished her first year as the assistant varsity coach at Andover High School. She has coached for the New England Twisters for two years, and this will be her first year with Storm.
Stonehill College ‘16
Beckie is a Reading, Ma. native and a 2016 graduate of Stonehill College, where she served as a starting attacker and a senior captain. She is on the 100 goals list for Stonehill College. She has coached for the New England Twisters since 2015, coaches youth select teams in Reading since 2018, and has experience coaching private sessions. This is her first year with Storm. A fun fact about Beckie is she is a camp administrator at Camp Rotary during the summer and during the school year, she is a middle school guidance counselor. Her favorite lacrosse moment is making the NCAA tournament at Stonehill 2 out of her 4 years in college.
Boston College ‘13
Caroline is a native of North Andover, Caroline was named the Cape Ann League Rookie of the Year in 2006. She led her team to be CAL Champions 2007-2009, MIAA North Champion in 2009, MIAA State Runner-up in 2009, and she represented Lower New England Team 2 and the National Tournament. She was part of the Boston College team that made it to their very first NCAA tournament appearance in 2011. She is LADM certified as well. Caroline is a veteran youth coach for Storm and has helped support our Storm Chasers into 6th grade. She has been with Storm for over 4 years. Her favorite lacrosse memories include any bus ride, plan ride, or meal she spent with her teammates, who were and are still some of her best friends. A fun fact about Caroline is that her grandfather was her idol growing up and was a long time Athletic Director and Coach at Denison University, where there is even a soccer/lacrosse field named after him. “I live out the motto ‘Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm’ and I work to emulate that in my coaching. It’s special to help our youngest players at Storm develop enthusiasm and passion for lacrosse. I love watching them grow with us and take that same enthusiasm into high school and beyond!”
University of Notre Dame ‘11
Kailene is from NY and continued her lacrosse career at University of Notre Dame where she was a 3 year starter. In her freshman year, she earned Big East Defender of the Week Honors. She continued her success as a midfielder for the Irish being 3rd on the team in goals (46) her sophomore season. Her senior year she was named to the pre-season All Big East team and was later selected as a Big East Academic All Star.
Merrimack College ‘13
Kristin began playing lacrosse at Souhegan High School as a freshman. She helped contribute to an undefeated State Championship run in her junior year and was a captain her senior year. A 2013 graduate of Merrimack College, she was named the defensive player of the year for the program her senior year. When she was in college, she started coaching lacrosse for Homegrown and served as the JV coach at North Andover High School for 3 years. She has been with Storm for 5 year and she is ADM Certified. A fun fact about Kristin is that she used to be a dog trainer for the guiding eyes for the blind organization. Her favorite lacrosse moment is making lifelong friends at Merrimack and continued lacrosse community.
Merrimack College ‘11
Chrissy started playing lacrosse as a freshman in high school in her hometown of Westwood, MA. Throughout her four years playing attack in Westwood, she helped the team become Division 1 South Sectional Champions and Division 1 State Champions. After high school, Chrissy moved on to play at Merrimack College in North Andover where she was a senior captain for the Warriors. She was a major contributor throughout her 4 years as a starting midfielder. Chrissy led the team in draw controls her sophomore year and ended her career with over 100 points.
Merrimack College '10
Maddie is a 2010 graduate from Merrimack College. She is top five all time at Merrimack in career points, goals, and assists. This will be Maddie’s third year with Storm. She has two daughters and a fun fact is that she has a twin sister, Mia, and she was on the cover of a ‘Twister Moves’ box. Her favorite lacrosse moment was being able to play college lacrosse with her twin sister.
Merrimack College '10
Mia is a 2010 graduate from Merrimack College. She was the NE-10 Freshman of the Year in 2007, and a 2010 All-American. She holds both records for most career points and most career assists at MC. In 2012, she went abroad to coach and has been with Storm for the past two years. A fun fact about Mia is that her twin sister Maddie also coaches for Storm and played at Merrimack. Mia’s favorite lacrosse moment was being able to play in London for 7 months.
Rutgers University '16
Taylor Pennell is currently in her first season at Holy Cross as an assistant coach in 2018. Pennell was a two-year captain of the women’s lacrosse team at Rutgers (Class of 2016) and was an assistant coach at Bucknell during the 2017 season.
In the 2017 season, Pennell coached Bucknell to a 9-8 overall record which was only the second time in the last 13 seasons that the Bison posted a winning record.
She was a three-year starter as a defender on the women’s lacrosse team at Rutgers and served as a team captain her junior and senior years. She also won the team’s Most Improved Player award for her performance during her first season in 2013. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was named to All-Academic Teams in both the Big East and Big Ten during her time at Rutgers. Pennell graduated with a degree in exercise science and sport management.
She interned with the Scarlet Knights’ athletics fundraising organization and was a Student Philanthropy Ambassador with the Rutgers University TAG (Teaching Annual Giving). During her junior year in 2015, Pennell was a compliance, championships and communications intern for the Ivy League.
Pennell is from New Egypt, N.J. and was an Honorable Mention High School All-American at The Peddie School. She has coached at several camps and clinics across New Jersey, New York and Ohio. She was the head coach of the DewLax Lacrosse Club in Edison, N.J. and was an assistant coach at the Ultimate Lacrosse and National Women’s Lacrosse Camps.
Graceann spent two years playing at the University of Findlay, a division 2 program in Ohio. A native of Georgetown, Ma., she was a two-time all-Cape Ann League pick, a Boston Globe All-Star, and earned Cape Ann League all-star honors twice. She spent one summer coaching for the New England Twisters, and this will be her second summer with Storm. She also serves as the assistant coach for North Andover High School. Her favorite lacrosse moment is working with Janie Lax when she was in Ohio.
Emily Sauls, a native of North Andover, MA, is a 2019 graduate of Plymouth State University, where she received her degree in Sports Management. She earned the Wynn Lobel Coaches award her freshman year, and was named to the Little East Conference second-team as a defender after her senior year. Emily served as a senior captain for the Panthers. She was part of a Plymouth State team that won the conference championship three years in a row, earning NCAA berths all three of those years. This is her fourth summer with Storm. Her favorite lacrosse moment is winning the LEC Championship and the community at Plymouth State. Emily was recently hired as the Assistant Director of Player Operations for Storm.
Assumption College ‘18
Caitlin is a 2018 graduate of Assumption College, where she totaled 137 career points and is in the top 10 all-time in program history for career goals and assists. Her freshman year she was named NE-10 Rookie of the Week, and she was named to the IWLCA Division II Academic Honor Roll, as well as the Assumption College Student-Athlete Honor Roll 4 times.She has coaching experience through her experience at Assumption, and this is her first year with Storm. A fun fact about Caitlin is she has a 12-year-old pet bunny. Her favorite lacrosse moment is scoring the game-winning goal against Bentley to beat them for the first time in program history.
Jamie Lee Batista (Whiteway)
UMASS Amherst → Merrimack College ‘10
Jamie attended and played at UMass Amherst from 2005-2008, before transferring to Merrimack College and graduating in 2010. She served as the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Endicott College from 2010-2012. She has coached countless teams, clinics, and camps, including the Northwestern Lacrosse Camp, the UMass Lacrosse Camp, Peak Goalie Lacrosse School, Nike Lacrosse Camp, and MANY more! She has been with storm for 5 years as one of our goalie coaches. She lives in Billerica currently with her husband, Dustin and her two kids: Dean (3) and Rose (1). Her favorite lacrosse moments were with her family. “My two sisters, brother and I played, my dad coached, and my mom was at every game watching and driving us back and forth from field to field. My dad was my favorite coach. Whether playing together on the field, practicing in the backyard, or cheering each other on during games, this sport created loving memories with my family that I will forever cherish.”
Allie Forman started playing lacrosse in 5th grade and first picked up a goalie stick and stepped into net in 8th grade. She played goalie throughout high school in Marblehead, making an appearance in the D2 North Semifinals and D2 Finals her junior and senior year. Forman was selected as an NEC All Star and an Agganis All Star and was chosen as MVP for her senior season.
Allie continued her lacrosse journey at Bridgewater State University, starting in fifteen games her freshman year as well as claiming the rookie of the week title during her first season. She helped lead the bears in the cage by winning 3 MASCAC Championships and making 3 NCAA appearances in her four years. She was selected as a player of the week in her final season as well as being selected for First Team All Conference. Forman holds the record for most career saves at Bridgewater State with 582 saves as well as most wins in a career with 40 wins. Allie just graduated in 2017 with a degree in Communication concentration in film, video and media.
(current college players)
UMASS Amherst ‘20
Lauren Hiller, from North Andover, began playing lacrosse in 6th grade and was a 4 year starter in net for the North Andover Scarlet Knights. She was a 4 time Eagle Tribune All Star, earning MVP her senior season, 4 time MVC All conference, 3 time MVC Goalie of the Year, 2 time member of the Boston Herald and Boston Globe All Scholastic Teams, selected to play in Under Armour All-America games in 2014 and 2015, member of the EMGLCA team and ESPN Boston All State teams her junior and senior season, selected as All American her senior season, and captained her senior season for the Knights during their run to the D1 State Championship. She is entering her senior year at UMass Amherst. She was on the IL Rookie of the Year watch list, made the 2017 and 2018 all-conference teams at UMass, was a 2019 all-tournament team member, she was a two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week, and a two-time A-10 Defensive Player of the Week. She has been coaching with Storm since the summer of 2016, has coached with Mass Elite, and has experience at college clinics and camps all around the U.S. She is originally from Long Island, but now lives in Massachusetts. Her favorite lacrosse moment is winning the conference championship and playing in the second round of the National Tournament.
Olivia Pino began her athletic career through North Andover Youth Athletics as a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Her love for lacrosse grew bigger and quickly became her main focus as an athlete. She attended North Andover High School where she was a three-year member of the varsity girls lacrosse team. Her senior year she was named captain alongside her teammate, Abbie Cronin. Her junior year she led the team to victory to advance to a state championship. As a senior, she was named First Team All-Eastern Mass., All-Star most valuable player of the Merrimack Valley Conference, and received the Scarlet Knight Award. During her varsity career North Andover won two straight division one north championships. Pino continues her lacrosse career currently at Stonehill College. She is a rising junior and began as a starting attacker as a freshman and sophomore. Her freshman year she earned the NE10 Academic Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 years. She currently has over fifty points tallied at Stonehill. Pino helped lead her team to the quarter finals her sophomore year. Pino played for Storm throughout her high school career and transitioned into a coach once she graduated in 2017. She has coached for Storm Lacrosse for the past three years as an assistant coach and a head coach. A fun fact about Olivia is that she has 5 siblings! Her favorite lacrosse moment was when North Andover beat Franklin in the semi-finals to advance to the division one state championship.
Abbie Cronin captained the North Andover lacrosse team in her senior season before moving on to play lacrosse at Conn College. Cronin was a staple of the North Andover defense for three straight seasons leading the team to two D1 North titles and a State Championship berth in 2016. Abbie is currently entering her junior year at Connecticut College. As a sophomore, she recorded 23 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers as a defender. A native of North Andover, she was named two time all-MVC, U.S. Lacrosse all-academic, and second team all-easters mass, as well as serving as team co-captain with fellow Storm coach Olivia Pino. After graduating from North Andover, she started her coaching experience with Storm, making this her third summer of coaching. She is majoring in biochemistry with a public health pathway. Her favorite lacrosse moment was from this past season, when she got to play defense against a former high school teammate during a Conn. College and Bates matchup.
Stonehill College ‘20
Bailey is entering her senior year at Stonehill College. She was a three-time NE10 goalie of the week, and made the all-rookie team in 2016. This is her second season with Storm, she has experience coaching youth clinics at Stonehill and has also spent two year as a youth referrer for Eastern Mass. Lacrosse. A fun fact about Bailey is she spent her 18th birthday sky-diving and her favorite lacrosse moment was beating Bentley in overtime this past season.