Summer 2020 Coaching Bios and Assignments

2021 Blue – MG Hollingsworth

  • Current Head Coach, Ridge HS
  • Played at Rutgers from 1987-1990
  • Senior All Star game participant
  • Long-time coach of Bridgewater lacrosse for boys & girls
  • Inducted into NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2017

2022 Blue – Mike Walsh

  • Current Head Coach Summit HS (2012-)
  • Former Head Coach, West Morris Central, assistant Mendham HS
  • TOC Champions 2016, Finalists 2014, 2015
  • State Champions 2013-2017
  • NJ Coach of the Year 2000, 2013
  • Elected, NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame 2017

2022 White – Georgia Mergner

  • Four-year contributor in the midfield for Trinity College
  • NCAA Champions 2015 & 2016
  • Four-year starter, captain senior year, James Caldwell HS
  • Three-sport athlete
  • Extensive coaching experience at youth and club level

2023 Blue – Gianna D’Urso

  • Current Head Coach, West Essex HS
  • Four-year starter, Monmouth University
  • Regional All American, Defensive Conference POY, 2013
  • Three sport athlete, West Essex HS

2023 White – Melissa Hawkins

  • Three-year starter Vanderbilt University
  • Multiple times, Defensive Play of the Week for AAC
  • All State performer, Bridgewater HS, TOC Champion 2017
  • Education major, extensive coaching experience with STEPS & youth lacrosse

2024 Blue – Callie Humphrey

  • Four-year starter Duke University
  • Preseason All American selection, 2020
  • All American at Summit HS, TOC Champion 2016
  • Extensive coaching experience with STEPS, Summit youth lacrosse

2024 White – Jess Riley

  • Four-year starter, field hockey & lacrosse, Lafayette College
  • 2x All-Patriot League, 3x Patriot League Champion
  • Baldwin School Hall of Fame, four-year, three-sport varsity athlete, captain of all 3 sports
  • Kent Place Middle School Lacrosse Coach 2009-present
  • Summit Youth Lacrosse Coach

2025 Blue – Gianna Spinelli

  • Varsity assistant, Oak Knoll School
  • Played collegiately at Brown University
  • Varsity letter winner, Chatham
  • Two-time all-area, honorable mention

2025 White – Sam Minella

  • Present West Essex Varsity Coaching Staff for 3 years
  • Former Wayne Valley Varsity Coaching Staff
  • West Essex Club Lacrosse Coach
  • 4 years Club Lacrosse at Rowan University; Player and Coach
  • 3 Year Varsity Player at Wayne Valley High School

2026 Blue – Jill Cosse

  • Current head field hockey coach, West Essex HS, former lacrosse head
  • Graduate of TCNJ—won 5 national championships in lacrosse & field hockey
  • Member of numerous Halls of Fame including NJ Lacrosse
  • Long time West Essex youth coach

2026 White – Eddie Nicoll

  • Assistant coach, Montclair HS (boys) since 2010
  • Long time goalie instructor (20 plus years)
  • Current clinician at numerous college camps, prospect days and showcases
  • Long time youth coach

2027 Blue – Amy Grilo

  • Former Head Coach Morris Knolls High School (2006-2015)
  • 2010 Daily Record Coach of the Year
  • 2004 Lock Haven University Graduate
  • 4-year Starter Lock Haven University, Team Captain as a Junior
  • West Morris Central High School 3 sport athlete

2027 White – Andie Jensen

  • JV Coach for lacrosse, soccer and basketball at Riverdale Country School in NYC
  • 3-year player at Colgate University
  • Graduated magna cum laude in 2017 from Colgate
  • Earned dean’s list every semester and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll 2014/2015/2016

2028/29 Team – Shannon Sweeney

  • Four-year player, Wagner College
  • Graduate, Madison HS, All Area, 2016
  • Current assistant coach, Summit HS
  • Extensive experience coaching youth lacrosse
  • Fifth year coaching with STEPS, long-time goalie instructor

Goalie Instructor – Tim Zangara

  • Four-year player, FDU-Madison
  • Graduate of Morris Knolls HS where he was All State, All Conference performer
  • Current teacher & coach, Mendham Boro
  • Extensive coaching experience for STEPS, both HS and youth

Head Assistant – Meri Curtin (filling in on an as-needed basis)

  • Three-year starter, Elon University
  • Mendham HS graduate, numerous All Conference, All State awards
  • Has coached extensively for STEPS Elite and camps

Assistant Coaches:

2021 Blue – TBD

2023 Blue – Julia Szynal, Boston College

2023 White – Katie Duttenhoffer, Boston College

2024 Blue – Anna Huntley-Robertson, Bucknell University

2024 White – TBD

2025 Blue – Kelly McIntyre, Cal-Berkley

2025 White – TBD

2026 Blue – Marley Scala, Lafayette College

2026 White – TBD

2027 Blue – Casey Haas, Wagner College

2027 White – TBD

2028/29 Team – Ginny Taylor, Madison HS/Washington & Lee

Goalie Nation – Ryan Schlageter, Columbia University