Seasonal Coaches
(current college players)

MEREDITH PRIOR

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 post 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 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 was named to the US Lacrosse ADM cohort and will be training for the next year with US Lacrosse. 

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!
 

JENN PINO

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.
 

Aimee Dixon

University of Louisville ‘11

Aimee is a native of North Andover where she was a standout on the lacrosse field. Her talent brought her to University of Louisville lacrosse team. Throughout her four years as a starter she was named Big East All Academic Team, Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Team Elect Leadership Council.

Post college, Aimee was named the Eagle Tribune Sportsman of the Year. Aimee was also the runner up for the US Lacrosse Person of the Year for her work in Uganda. Aimee started Uganda lacrosse with the Bill Belichick Foundation  and is driven to reach other third world countries through the sport of lacrosse.

 

Jordy Shoemaker

University of Notre Dame ‘11

Jordy began her lacrosse career as a freshman at Andover High School. While at AHS, she helped lacrosse team to four conference titles and served as team captain her senior year Throughout her career, she won team's MVP honors and was all-Merrimack Valley Conference selection following junior and senior seasons. She also participated in the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament.

Jordy went on to play lacrosse as a defender for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish making three NCAA tournament appearances. As a freshman, she her team won the Big East Championship. She was a three-time Notre Dame Monogram winner as well as a three-time member of the Big East All-Academic team. As a senior, she served as team captain and a member of the team’s leadership committee. Jordy played on the North squad in the IWLCA Senior North/South All-Star game following graduation.

After Notre Dame, Jordy attended nursing school at Duke University in Durham, NC. She now works as a registered nurse at Boston Medical Center. She previously served as a coach for Team Crosse and as an assistant coach for North Andover High School. She is a current coach for Storm Club Lacrosse.

 

Caroline Barclay

Boston College ‘13

Caroline started playing lacrosse in 7th grade and continued to play for North Andover High School. Barclay was named Rookie of the Year in 2006, and helped guide her team to three Cape Ann League Championships. She represented Lower New England at the US National Lacrosse Tournament in 2008.

Caroline continued her career at Boston College, where she helped guide the Eagles to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2011. She graduated in 2013 with degrees in Communication and Inclusive Education.

Volunteering outside of lacrosse is what led her to a pursue a career in the nonprofit sector after college. Caroline currently works for national nonprofit Playworks, working in low-income elementary schools fostering play and recess as a vehicle for students to develop social-emotional learning skills. Caroline lives out the motto "nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm" and brings a supportive energy to practice, constantly encouraging the players she coaches.

 

Kailene Abt

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.
 

Kristin Elliot

Merrimack College ‘13
Assistant Coach - North Andover High School

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. Kristin continued her career Merrimack College where she was named her team’s defensive player of the year in her senior season. Kristin currently coaches at North Andover High School where she helped lead the team to a D1 North Championship in 2015 and 2016.
 

Chrissy McCarron

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.
 

MADELANA SPINALE

Merrimack College '10

Madelana is a graduate from Merrimack College, where she was a four year starter for the Women’s Lacrosse Team. She continues to hold records in career goals, assists, points, and ground balls. Madelana graduated with a Masters in Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities.

After college, Spinale moved to Chicago, IL and where she taught third grade. She loves working with and seeing the development of her students. She recently moved back to Boston with her husband and daughter Lanie.
 

MIA BASILE

Merrimack College '10

Mia is a graduate from Merrimack College, where she was a four year starter on the Women's Lacrosse Team. Mia left Merrimack with Rookie of the Year and All American accolades and continues to hold the records for career points and career assists. Post college Mia got the opportunity to go to London to coach and spread her knowledge of the game to the younger generations.
 

TAYLOR PENNELL

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.

GOALIE COACHES

Jamie Lee Batista (Whiteway)

UMASS Amherst → Merrimack College ‘10

Jamie is a native of Billerica where she played goalie for the Indians. She was a 2x Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic, 2x Lowell Sun Player of the Year, 2005 Merrimack Valley Player of the Year, and Honorable Mention All-American. She went on to play for UMass Amherst for three years before transferring and playing for Merrimack College for two years.  Jamie was a frequent coach at Peak Goalie Camps. She was the Assistant Coach at Endicott College from 2010-2012. Jamie currently lives in Billerica with her husband and son.

 

Allie Forman

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.

SEASONAL COACHES
(current college players)

 

Lauren Hiller

(goalie coach)
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. Lauren started all games for the Minutewomen as a freshman and lead the team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

 

Emily Sauls

Plymouth State University ‘19

Emily Sauls, a native of North Andover, MA, is currently a sophomore at Plymouth State University where she is a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team. At North Andover High School, she led her team to two consecutive D1 North Championships and two Merrimack Valley Conference titles. In her senior year, with Emily as captain, the Knights competed in their second straight D1 State Semi-Final. At Plymouth State, on the field as a freshman defender, Emily started 15 games for the Panthers, had 15 ground balls, 7 draw controls, and 6 caused turnovers as well as 3 goals and 1 assist. She earned the Spring 2015 Wynn Lobel Coach’s Award for Plymouth State. She is currently majoring in Sports Management at PSU.
 

Olivia Pino

Stonehill College ‘21

Olivia Pino, the Merrimack Valley Conference MVP in her senior season at North Andover, is currently a freshman on the Stonehill women's lacrosse team. At North Andover, she won 3 straight D1 North Championships in addition to an appearance in the D1 State Championship game. Pino led the 2016 team to the State Championship with a hat trick in the semi finals. 
 

Abbie Cronin

Connecticut College ‘21

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. A leader on the field, Cronin is a hands on coach with Storm.