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.



MeredithBuddsMeredith Budds

  • Graduated from Haverhill High School in 2018 and was a 4-year varsity member
  • Played HGR for 3 years
  • Won Eagle Tribune 2018 Student Athlete of the Year
  • Graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2022 with a degree in English and classics
  • Played on the nationally ranked division II team at Saint Anselm’s



Alexandra Connelly

  • 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 ConnellyMadison 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

  • 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

  • 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



Riley Daly Riley Daly

  • Junior defender on the Uconn womens lacrosse team.
  • Originally from Ipswich Massachusetts
  • Three sport varsity athlete in HS
  • Entering first season coaching with HGR



Matilda Darrah

  • 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



Sydney Dery

Sydni Dery 

  • Hometown- Hampstead NH
  • Attended Southern New Hampshire University, majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management.
  • Scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University for lacrosse
  •  Three-year varsity lacrosse player at Pinkerton Academy in Derry NH. Lacrosse captain senior year and coaches award freshman and sophomore year.
  • Picked senior year for the Bryne Cup Twin All-Star Game
  • Assistant coach for Pinkerton Academy freshman lacrosse for two years, going on her third year of volunteer coaching Hampstead Youth Lacrosse.
  • Entering first season coaching with HGR


Elizabeth Driscoll

Elizabeth Driscoll 

  • USA Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention NCAA DII 2023
  • IWLCA First Team All-East 2023
  • NE10 Goalie of the Year 2023
  • NE10 First Team All-Conference 2023, NE10 3X Player of the Week 2023, NE10 3X Weekly Honor Roll 2023
  • NE10 #1 in Save Percentage, #5 in Save Percentage Nationally 2023
  • Incoming Junior at #15 Nationally Ranked Saint Anselm College
  • Hometown- Marblehead MA, MHS Lax Captain, First Team All NEC 2021



Leah Durkin

Leah Durkin 

  • Hometown- Dracut Ma
  •  Graduated Dracut Senior Highschool in 2021
  • All-time leader goal scorer at Dracut High, athlete of the year 2021, two-time MVP
  • Starter at Sacred Heart University (D1) as a draw specialist
  • NEC Women’s Lacrosse All-Rookie Team 2022
  • 2023 NEC regular season champions/undefeated in conference
  • Biology Pre-Med major with a minor in business
  • Volunteer assistant coach at Dracut Highschool 2022-present
  • Entering first season with HGR



Caroline GalliganCaroline Galligan 

  • 4-year Varsity lacrosse player at Marshfield High School, graduating in 2017
  • 4-year Division 3 lacrosse player at WestConn, graduating in 2021
  • Served as a two-year captain, setting the record for free position goals scored in a career
  • Current coach for Andover Youth Lacrosse 7/8 girls
  • Coaching experience at all ages in Marshfield (MA), Brookfield (CT), and Scarsdale (NY)
  • Entering first season with HGR



Hannah GoodwinHannah Goodwin 

  • Graduate Assistant Coach at Merrimack College – 2023
  • Graduated from Roger Williams University in 2022, majoring in Marketing.
  • Team Captain for the 2021-2022 season
  • All CCC First Team Goalkeeper (2022), IWLCA DIII Defensive Player of the Week (2022)
  • Graduate of Haverhill High School – 2018
  • Entering first season coaching with HGR



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Hannah Gohr

  • 4 year Varsity Lacrosse at Reading Memorial High School
  • Former HGR club player
  • Freshman Year played DII Lacrosse at Assumption College
  • 3 years club Lacrosse at UMass Amherst
  • Graduated from UMass Amherst in 2023 with degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Second Season as HGR coach



Christine JohnsonChristine “CJ” Johnson 

  • Graduated from the University at Albany in New York in 2016, 4-year Division 1 lacrosse player: America East All-Rookie Team 2013, America East All-Conference First Team 2014, 2015 and 2016, America East Co-Defensive Player of the Year 2016
  • Graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 2012: Middlesex League Player of the Year 2012, Named to Boston Globe All-Scholastics
  • Past coach for Reading Youth Club teams
  • Graduated in 2019 with DPT degree and works as a physical therapist
  • Entering first Season with HGR



Amber KiricoplesAmber Kiricolles

  • 4 year varsity player at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
  • Rising junior midfield/draw specialist on the Bentley Women’s Lacrosse Team (D2)
  • Current youth/high school USA lacrosse referee
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee Representative
  • Pursuing a degree in Marketing with a minor in Sports Business Management


Kloe MartinKloe Martin

  • 4-year starter at Cushing Academy. Earned all NEPSAC senior year for lacrosse
  • Sophomore defender/ draw specialist at D2 Barton College in NC
  • Majoring in exercise science with a minor in honors research
  • Third team all conference defender freshman year
  • Second team all conference midfielder sophomore year
  • HGR Alum
  • Entering second season coaching with HGR



Rebecca Matheson

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Priscogabriella 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

  • 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

  • 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



Lily TroupeLily Troupe

  • Hometown: Newburyport Mass
  • Graduated from Newburyport High School in 2021 where she was a 4-year varsity lacrosse player. Also was a part of the varsity basketball team
  • Named NHS Girls Lacrosse Rookie of the Year (2018) and awarded the Coach’s Award her senior year
  • Rising Junior at Endicott College- Plays Defense
  • Named CCC Rookie of the Week (2022)
  • Majoring in Nursing
  • Entering first season coaching with HGR