HGR Girls Lacrosse Coaches
Kristy Robertson – Girls Program 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 Coach
- 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- 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 Coach
- 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