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Madlax Girls Lacrosse Program Coaches & Staff

Madlax coaches are all intensely trained and carefully screened before they coach your daughters. Madlax has professional and organized coaches who are on time, prepared and follow program character expectations (C.A.S.E.) and our playing time philosophies. Madlax has the most experienced and positive coaches in the greater DC area who act as teachers, role models and mentors for your daughters. Madlax coaches all are taught the same system using the similar language and calls for offense, defense, clears and rides.  Team chemistry and continuity has always been a trait of Madlax and it is due in large part to coaches who care and try hard to win the right way. 

Play With Passion! 

Aubrey Whittier, Founder & Director

• Co-Founder Madlax Girls All-Stars Program, 2017-present
• National Program Director, Madlax Girls Program, 2017-present
• Volunteer & Chair, US Lacrosse Rules Subcommittee, 2009-present
• Head Coach & Director St. John's College High School, 2013-2017 
• Director of Player Development MC Elite Lacrosse Club, 2013-2017
• Head Coach Under Armour Lacrosse Classic DC Area Team, 2013-2015
• Head Coach Georgetown Visitation, 2011-2013
• Assistant Athletic Director St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, 2007-2012
• Assistant Coach Varsity St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, 2007-2012
• Assistant Coach Varsity & JV The Harpeth Hall School (TN), 2006-2007
• Master Degree, Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University, 2011
• Bachelor's Degree, English, Ursinus College, 2005
• Captain, Soccer & Lacrosse, 2 Years Each, Ursinus College, 2004 & 2005 
• All-American Lacrosse, Ursinus College, 2004

Molly Brock, Summer Coach

  • Starting Midfielder, Jacksonville University, 2018-2022
  • Named to ASUN All-Preseason Squad (2021)
  • IWLCA Defensive Player of the Week (March16, 2021)
  • ASUN Conference All-Tournament Team (2021)
  • ASUN Defensive Player of the Week (February 17, 2021; March 17,2021; April 28, 2021)
  • ASUN All-Academic Team (2021)
  • ASUN Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • ASUN All-Conference First Team (2021)
  • ASUN Defensive Player of the Week (February 18, 2020)
  • Named All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • ASUN Tournament MVP (2019)
  • Four-year member of the US Lacrosse National Team
  • Four-year starter at midfield/defense at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Played field hockey for the Cadets … 2017
  • US Lacrosse Academic All-American
  • Named All-Northwest Player of the Year as a junior
  • Earned All-Met Honor Mention accolades by the Washington Post
  • Two-time All-Conference selection
  • Named St. John’s MVP twice, as a sophomore and junior
  • Named to the Under Armour Uncommitted Team as a freshman
  • Played for MCElite from 2008-17
  • US Lacrosse Academic All-American
  • Achievement with Distinction/Honor

SYDNEY CONROY, Coach

  • Madlax Coach, 2020-present
  • Lacrosse Goalie at Bishop Ireton, class of 2020
  • Madlax Starting Goalie, 2017-2019

Beth Cornelius, Summer Coach

  • Rising junior defender, Jacksonville University 
  • Starter freshman and sophomore year (2019, 2020)
  • Atlantic Sun Conference Champion 2019
  • Varsity Player, St. John’s College High School in DC
  • US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2017, 2018)
  • DC All-Northwest First team (2018)
  • All-WCAC third team (2018)
  • WCAC Field Hockey Campion (2016, 2017)
  • US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament for the DC Metro Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Brine National Classic (2014)
  • Starting Defender, MC Elite Lacrosse Club
  • Coached MC Elite lacrosse (2015-2018) 

Lauren Donahue, Coach

  • Madlax Nationals Team Coach, 2021
  • Madlax Head Coach, 2018-present
  • Head Coach, Mountain View High School, 2019-present 
  • Varsity Assistant Coach, Mountain View High School, 2018-2019
  • Varsity Lacrosse Player, UVA-Wise, 2014-2018
  • Bachelors, UVA-Wise, 2018 
  • MEC Champion, 2018 
  • IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, 2018 
  • Team Captain, 2016-2018 
  • 1st Team All Conference, UVA-Wise, 2016 & 2017 
  • 2nd Team All Conference, UVA-Wise, 2015 & 2018
  • 1st Team All Conference, Mountain View High School, 2014 
  • Team Captain, Mountain View High School, 2014 

MOLLY FLORES, Coach

  • Madlax Nationals Team Coach, 2021
  • Madlax Blue Head Coach, 2020-present 
  • Midfielder/ Draw Specialist, Manhattan College, 2015-2018
  • With her college team, helped coach Harlem Lacrosse and Doc’s Lacrosse
  • Honorable Mention All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), 2013 & 2014, St. John’s College High School
  • M&D Club Lacrosse Alumni
  • OC Lacrosse Classic 2021 - Women’s Elite Division Champion 
  • Chesapeake Cup 2021- Women’s Division Champion

ELAINA HAGEN, Coach

  • Attacker at Marymount University, class of 2023
  • Atlantic East All-Academic Team (2021)
  • Lacrosse Player at Northwest High School
  • Rebels Lacrosse Club
  • Named 1st team All-Division, 2018 & 2019
  • All County 1st and 2nd Team
  • Offensive Player of the Year, 2018 & 2019

Stephanie Heffron, Summer Coach

  • Lacrosse and Field Hockey Start, St. Mary's College, class of 2022
  • C2C All-Academic Team, 2020 and 2021
  • CAC Defensive Player of the Week (Mar. 2, 2020)
  • St. John's College HS: Played lacrosse and field hockey for the Cadets ... Member of the National Honors Society. 
  • MC Elite Lacrosse Club Player, 2013-2018

Bridget Looney, Advisor

  • Head Coach, Elizabeth Seton, 2016-present
  • Coach, Capital Lacrosse, 2013-2017
  • Coach, Check It Out, 2014
  • Coach, Academy of the Holy Cross, 2014
  • Assistant Coach, Harvard Women's Lacrosse, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Coach, St. Mary’s College, 2009-2010
  • Two-Time Captain, Syracuse University Women's Lacrosse, 2008 and 2009
  • Won Two Big East Titles, Syracuse, 2007 and 2008
  • Named to the All-Big East Second Team, 2009
  • Game and Career School Record in Caused Turnovers
  • WCAC Championship Team Starter, Academy of the Holy Cross, 2002

Kellie Looney, Coach

  • Madlax Nationals Team Coach, 2021
  • Elizabeth Seton High School Assistant Varsity Coach, 2019-present
  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach, The Academy of the Holy Cross, 2015-2020
  • Assistant Athletic Director, The Academy of the Holy Cross, 2017-2020
  • Coach, Potomac Power Lacrosse Club
  • Varsity Lacrosse Player, SUNY Cortland, 2010-2013
  • Final Four Appearance, SUNY Cortland, 2012
  • Bachelors, University of Maryland, 2014
  • Varsity Lacrosse Player, The Academy of the Holy Cross, 2010
  • WCAC Honorable Mention, 2009 and 2010

Avery Marelli, Coach

  • Virginia Tech, class of 2023
  • Club Lacrosse Team Player, American University 2018-2021
  • State Champion Varsity Lacrosse Defense player, Riverside High School, Lansdowne VA.  
  • Second Team All Region Defense Player, 2018  
  • Defender, Virginia United Lacrosse Club, 2013-2018 

Janet McCormick, Advisor

  • Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Holton-Arms School, 2012-present
  • Assistant Athletic Director of Sport Information and Admissions, Holton-Arms School, 2012-present
  • 2012 ISL A Division Regular Season and Tournament Championship
  • Head Coach, Capital Lacrosse and Stars Lacrosse Clubs
  • Director and Coach, US Lacrosse National Tournament DC Metro Region
  • Assistant Coach, Under Armour Lacrosse All-American Classic DC Area Team
  • Four Year Starter and Two Time Captain at Franklin High School, Reisterstown, MD
  • Full Scholarship Athlete at University of Connecticut
  • UConn Three Year Starter Women's Lacrosse
  • UConn Two Time Academic All-American
  • UConn Senior Captain 2007
  • Coach, Hotchkiss School (CT), 2008-2012

JACKIE MCGUINNESS, Coach

  • Madlax Nationals Team Coach, 2021
  • Madlax Head Coach 28/29s & Assistant Coach Cap-Blue 21-23s, 2020-present 
  • Virginia Tech 4 year club player
  • Vice President 2018 of VT Club Lacrosse
  • All-American Nomination 2017, 2018, 2019
  • All-American Second Team 2017
  • MVP 2017
  • Rookie of the Year 2015
  • State championship Runner Up, Oakton High School, VA 2014, 2015
  • VA State Championship Team 2012
  • All District First Team 2015

Melanie Reilly, Head Goalie Coach

  • Starting Goalie, UVA-Wise 2015-2018
  • 2nd Team All Conference, UVA-Wise 2015 & 2016
  • All Freshman Team, UVA-Wise 2015
  • First Team All Conference, UVA-Wise 2017 & 2018
  • MEC Defensive Player of the Year, UVA-Wise 2017 & 2018
  • MEC Champion, 2018
  • All-MEC Tournament Team, 2018
  • IWLCA Midwest Region Second-Team, 2018
  • VaSID Women's Lacrosse College All-State, 2018
  • Team Captain, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 2014
  • First Team All Conference, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 2012-2014

Andie Stave, Summer Coach

  • Madlax Summer Coach, 2020 & 2021
  • Goalie, University of Colorado class of 2022
  • MC Elite Goalie Class of 2018, 2013-17
  • Wootton High School Starting Goalie
  • Record for Most Saves (117), Wootton
  • MVP, 2018, Wootton
  • Awarded the Sports and Academic Excellency Award, 2013-17
  • Rockville Gazette Club, 2012-13
  • Rockville Girls Lacrosse Club, 2008-13 

MORGAN STONE, Coach

  • Special Education Teacher, Ferdinand T Day Elementary School, VA, 2018-present
  • Shippensburg University 4-year starting lacrosse player, Class of 2019
  • All-Area and All-League First Team honors, Owen J. Roberts High School, 2014
  • All-Area Second Team and All-League Honorable Mention, 2013
  • Phantastix Lacrosse Club Alumni
  • Played 4 years of Field Hockey

Kirsten Swanson, Summer Coach

  • D1 Team Leading Scorer, University of California, Berkeley, 2016-2020
  • Second Team All-Pac-12
  • Ranked seventh in the Pac-12 in goals per game (2.39) and ninth in points per game (3.11) 
  • Scored a personal-best seven points on four goals and three assists at Arizona State
  • Also posted three five-point games, including a career-high five-goal performance vs. Oregon  
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Appeared in 16 games, scoring 27 points on 20 goals and 7 assists. Also collected seven ground balls
  • Set a career high with four goals against UC Davis
  • Also secured hat tricks vs. Saint Joseph's, UConn and Saint Mary's
  • Named to the MPSF All-Academic Team
  • Captain, Georgetown Visitation Prepatory School, 2015
  • Coaches Award, All-Metro, ISL Second Team and garnered Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention honors
  • Led the DC Metro in assists her senior year
  • Played soccer and basketball

Mindy Urick, Advisor

  • Head Coach, St. John's College High School, 2019-present
  • Head Coach, Madlax Girls All-Stars, 2017-present
  • Head Coach, National Cathedral School, 2013-2019
  • Assistant Athletic Director, National Cathedral School, 2013-Present
  • Head Lacrosse & Field Hockey Coach, Portsmouth Abbey School, 2006-2011
  • Assistant Athletic Director, Portsmouth Abbey School, 2006-2011
  • MA, Sports Industry Management, Georgetown University, 2013 
  • BA, Georgetown University, 2002

JENNIFER WAPPAUS, Coach

  • Head Coach, Madlax Girls All-Star 2030/2031 Team
  • Assistant Coach, Madlax Girls All-Stars 2030/2031 Team
  • Assistant Coach, NextLevel Girls (2008 & 2009)
  • Penn State, Defender (2003 - 2007)
  • Academic All American - American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) 2005 - 2007
  • M&D Founding Club Alumni - 2003
  • Hero’s Club Alumni - Vail National Shootout Champions 3x
  • All-County Midfielder & 12x Varsity Letterman - River Hill High School, Howard County, MD