HGR Girls Lacrosse Coaches

 Kristy Robertson – Girls Program DirectorKristy 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.



Alexandra Connelly- Youth Coach

  • Four years Varsity player at Windham High School
  • Played club lacrosse at Baylor University, while receiving a degree in Health, Kinesiology, & Leisure
  • Coach at Windham Youth Lacrosse Ages K-8
  • Head coach for Windham JV Girls’ Lacrosse
  • Strength and conditioning coach for athletes of all ages, middle school to D1 Collegiate and NBA G League, has been in sports training for 4 years
  • Currently opening an F45 Training studio in North Andover, MA
  • Coaches clinic as well as elite teams at HGR



Madison Connelly- Youth CoachMadison Connelly

  • Four years Varsity player at Windham High School
  • New Hampshire club lacrosse player
  • Currently a Junior on Saint Leo Women’s College (D2)
  • Windham high school JV head coach
  • Windham youth coach K-8




Cara Corvino- HS Coach

  • Hometown- Dorset, Vermont
  • Graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA in 2017 majored in Communications
  • Captain of the Women’s Lacrosse program senior season
  • Named a two time All American at Stonehill
  • Currently resides in Boston where she is a Customer Success Manager.



Kelsey Daly- Youth Coach

  • Hometown- Ipswich MA- attended Ipswich High School (2013-2017)
  • NE 10- All Rookie Team as a Freshman
  • 3rd team All-League (2018)
  • Graduated from Merrimack College in 2022. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Criminology
  • Team Captain at Merrimack College (2021-2022)
  • Entering 4th season coaching at HGR



Matilda Darrah – HS Coach

  • Hometown – Dover NH
  • Graduated with distinction from Dover High School(2020), where she was a four-year varsity lacrosse and soccer player and lacrosse captain for 2 years
  • Junior at Endicott College as a starting defensemen
  • Majoring in exercise science/pre-athletic training 3+2 program
  • Has coached lacrosse for 7 years, coached high school for 4 of the 7
  • Previously coached at Lighthouse Lacrosse and Houlagans Lacrosse
  • First year at HGR Lacrosse, coaching HS



Krystal DePaolo- HS Coach 

  • Will enter 6th season as Head Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach. MVC-2 Coach of the Year in 2013
  • Graduated from Lowell High School in 2004 as a 4-year lacrosse and volleyball athlete
  • Graduated from Lasell College (DIII) now Lasell University in 2008. In lacrosse, was a 4-year starter, and earned First Team All-Conference as a freshman as well as Team Rookie of the Year award. Krystal earned the Team Unsung Hero Award in her Senior year. Captained her senior year. Graduated from Lasell with All-Academic honors for both lacrosse and volleyball. Served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for 3 years. Served as Secretary, and President. Won Student Organization of the Year as President in 2004. Served as a member of the GNAC SAAC. Graduated with her B.S in Sports Management.
  • Graduated from Seattle University in 2011 with a Master’s of Sports Administration & Leadership.
  • 10 + years of coaching lacrosse at all levels: youth, high school, and collegiate.



Rebecca Matheson- Youth Coach

  • Graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 2012 as a 4-year Varsity lacrosse player – scored over 200 goals at Reading – also played volleyball & basketball at Reading
  • Named to the Reading Daily Times Chronicle All-Decade Team for Reading 2010-2020
  • Played Division II lacrosse at Stonehill College for 4 years – Captain Senior Year, scoring over 100 points – Graduated in 2016 with a degree in Psychology
  • Received Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Assumption University in 2018
  • Currently a Middle School Guidance Counselor in Gloucester
  • Coaches 8th grade Select in Reading, MA



Alex O’Reilly- Youth Coach

  • Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach 2016-Present.
  • Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) League Coach of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • Lead Varsity team to CAC League Championship Title 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Lead Varsity team to Massachusetts State Vocational Tournament Championship Title 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • Home Grown Girls’ Elite Team Fall/Summer/Clinic Coach 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Austin Preparatory School JV Girls Lacrosse Coach 2015.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Athletic Coaching from Bridgewater State University.
  • Currently working in Special Education K-2 for Burlington Public Schools District Programs.


Alex Palermo


Alex Palermo- HS Coach

  • Hometown- Reading MA
  • Graduated from Reading Memorial HS (2019), where she was Middlesex League First Team All-Conference 4x and Boston Globe All-Scholastic 2x
  • Attended and played at Umass Lowell her freshman and sophomore year
  • Currently a rising Senior attacker at Endicott College (2022)
  • Entering 3rd season as HGR Coach



Aryanna Poirier- HS Coach

  • Graduated from Methuen High School in 2015 as a four-year varsity lacrosse player
  • Record holder for most goals scored in a career for Methuen High School
  • Record holder for most draw controls won in a single season for Methuen High School
  • Captain of varsity lacrosse team senior year and earned Player of the Year Award
  • Played for HiOA (college team) for one year while living in Norway
  • In last semester at NECCO before transferring  to UMass Lowell in the spring to study Psychology
  • Assistant coach for Methuen High School girls varsity lacrosse team in spring 2021



Gabriella Prisco- Youth Coachgabriella prisco

  • Hometown: West Haven, CT
  • Graduated from Endicott College with an undergraduate degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Special Education
  • Played 4 years as a Forward on the Endicott Women’s Soccer team, received the Player of Distinction Honors her senior season.
  • Played 5 years as a Midfielder on the Endicott Women’s Lacrosse team where she was a Division 3 All American (2022), 2x Captain, 2x All Region Team, 2x CCC Defensive Player of the Year, 4x All CCC Conference team
  • Volunteer coach for Marblehead High School Women’s Lacrosse



Taylor Shanahan- HS Coach

  • Hometown- New Jersey- 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





Iti Singh- Youth Coach

  • Rising senior on the women’s lacrosse team at Skidmore College
    – Liberty League All-Academic Team (2021 + 2022)
  • Graduated from Central Catholic High School (Lawrence, MA) in 2019
  • Played for HGR throughout middle school and high school
  • This summer, interning at Boston Children’s Hospital in administration and finance. In August, studying abroad at the London School of Economics.
  • Entering 2nd Summer Season coaching with HGR