HGR Girls Lacrosse Coaches

 Kristy Robertson – Girls Progam Director

Kristy Robertson - Director

  • Assistant Coach at Endicott college September 2017- present.
  • Graduated from Haverhill High School in 2013 as a 4-year Varsity player
  • Leading goal scorer at Haverhill High School
  • Attended Southern New Hampshire for 1 year and then transferred to Umass Lowell for last 3 years of college
  • Served as a two-time captain- Division 1 lacrosse at Umass Lowell.
  • Graduated from Umass Lowell in 2017 with honors and a degree in Liberal Arts
  • 2 year – Student Advisory Committee (SAAC) Rep at Umass Lowell
  • Volunteer Assistant coach for Haverhill High School Varsity Lacrosse in 2014-2017.



Jaime Balboni – High School Coach

  • From Billerica, MA
  • Graduated from Endicott College May 2019
  • Majored in Sport Management and Business Administration
  • Played Attack on the Endicott Women’s Lacrosse team





Clare Blomberg – High School Coach

  • Long Island Native
  • Graduated from Merrimack College in 2017 where she served as a Captain
  • She played alongside her sister, who graduates in 2019.
  • When she graduated she got a job as a Healthcare Admin at Boston Children’s Hospital




Cara Corvino — Youth Coach

  • Originates from Dorset, Vermont where she grew up playing lacrosse.
  • Graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA in 2017 majored in Communications
  • Captain of the Women’s Lacrosse program in her senior season
  • Named a two time All American at Stonehill
  • Currently resides in Boston where she is a Customer Success Manager.
  • She enjoys traveling and staying involved in the game of Lacrosse




Talia Dellatto — Youth Coach

  • Defender on the Endicott College Women’s Lacrosse Team
  • Graduated from Endicott with an Education degree in 2019
  • Will be attending Mass General’s Accelerated Nursing Program starting January, 2020
  • Lives in Andover, MA: 4-year varsity lacrosse player at Andover High School, senior captain
  • Awards:
    • 2018 CCC Academic All-Conference
    • 2019 CCC Academic All-Conference
    • 2019 IWLCA Division III All-Pilgrim Region Second Team
    • 2018 All-CCC First Team
    • 2019 All-CCC First Team



Carolynn Keal — Youth Coach

  • Carolynn Keal joined the Homegrown Lacrosse coaching staff in 2019.
  • She is entering her second year at New England College as assistant for the women’s lacrosse team.
  • Keal comes to HGR following a successful season at NEC, where the team won the NECC Conference Championship and proceeded to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • She played for the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University. She finished her career by starting every game the Owls competed in during her four years and was named a team captain for two years at the University.
  • She set the SCSU single-season record for assists and the single-season caused turnover record. She finished her career with 161 points.
  • A native of Southington, Connecticut, Keal completed her degree in Biology with a certification in Secondary Education. She is pursuing her Master’s degree from NEC.



Kerrin O’Leary — High School Coach

  • Played 4 years at Bridgewater State University
  • All MASCAC Second Team
  •  Captain of the lacrosse team during her senior year
  • Internal Recruiter at ALKU





Max Ruhl – High School Coach

  • Head coach at Gordon College (DIII) June 2019 – Present
  • Inaugural Head Coach at Ohio Valley University (DII) February 2015 – May 2019
  • Undergrad:
    • Played at Ohio Valley University 2006-2011
    • Major – B.S. Health Sciences, Minor – Coaching
  • Graduate:
    • Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at Frostburg State University for Men’s/Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Soccer August 2012 – December 2013
    • Frostburg State University Masters of Business Administration – Management
    • Assistant Coach at Ohio University Men’s Lacrosse Club August 2011 – June 2012
    • Ohio University M.S. Recreation and Sport Science – Coaching Education
  • Ruhl’s 2019 squad led the league in draw controls per game with 15.80, housed the conference leader in caused turnovers, ground balls, and draw controls per game, and boasted a trio of players listed in the top 10 in goals per game, all of which resulted in a pair of all-conference honorees. Coming off the most successful season in school history, Ruhl was honored as OVU’s 2018-19 Athletics Coach of the Year.
  • During his time at OVU, Ruhl also served as the Director of Sports Management from 2017-2019 where he authored the curriculum, prior to which he was Director of Admissions and adjunct professor in the University’s College of Education.



Taylor Shannahan, Youth Coach

  • Originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Brighton, MA
  •  Graduated from Stonehill College in 2018 where she played both soccer and lacrosse
  •  Currently works for W.B. Mason as a Recruiter





Catie Walsh

Catie Walsh – Youth Gold Coach

  • HGR Coach Summer 2019, Assistant Fall 2017
  • Played 4 years as a Defender at Saint Anselm College (DII)
  • Graduated Saint Anselm College in 2016 with a Liberal Arts & Business Degree
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach for Cheverus High School 2013, 2014
  • Played 3 years and was team Captain at Cheverus High School (ME), 1 yr at Norwell High
  • Awards: Cheverus High School Coaches award 2012
  • Currently working as an Account Manager for Carbon Black in Waltham, MA