Megan joined the Trident coaching staff this past winter season as an experienced and successful high school player who grew up in Manhattan Beach. She is currently a sophomore at Mira Costa, where she was lead scorer and named Attacker of the Year and 1st Team Bay League as a freshman. Megan has been playing club lacrosse since 7th grade, and has a deep understanding of how to succeed and grow in the sport in the LA area. She brings an intense, highly motivated attitude to her own lacrosse path that allows her to serve as a fantastic young role model for all of our girls as they continue to learn the game. Most importantly, Megan knows how much hard work goes into getting better and just how far you can go with this sport in a number years. We are excited to have Megan with us for another spring season working primarily with our elementary school divisons.
As girls Director of Trident Lacrosse, Kate has been instrumental in helping to grow the girls’ side of the organization in her two years with the program. She also launched the inaugural Manhattan Beach Middle School Girls’ Lacrosse team in 2018 to continue the growth of the sport in the South Bay and provide players of all skill levels opportunities to play under top-level coaching. Kate played her undergrad years at Cornell (’13) where she was an All-American defensive-midfielder and named the 2013 Ivy League Defender of the Year while serving as Team Captain in her senior year. After graduating from Cornell, Kate used her junior year ACL tear as an opportunity to take her fifth year of eligility at Northwestern, to compete for a national championship while studying Sports Marketing & Public Relations as a graduate student. Kate’s leadership skills translated with her new teammates and she was named a Captain at Northwestern, where she started every game & led the team to a Final Four appearance. Kate was named a 2014 Pre-season and Academic All-American and will use her experience to work with all age groups and divisions in the Trident program.
In her past year with Trident, Courtney has shown to be a highly committed, hard working, and valuable member of our coaching staff, developing our middle school players on the club and rec side. Courtney’s impressive resume includes being named a 4x Captain at USC (’16) where she started every single game for the program as an All-American defender. In her senior campaign, Courtney led the 4-year old program to a 20-1 record and to their first appearance in the Division I NCAA quarterfinals, earning MPSF Player of the Year. She also became the Trojans’ first player to earn First Team All-American honors. After graduating from USC, Courtney continued to play at the professional level and was drafted to the WPLL Balitmore Braves in the league’s inaugural season. Courtney has played a large role in the history and growth of the sport on the girls’ side in California with her achievements at USC in their first four years as a program, and will look to continue to play a part in this development with her position as Assistant Director for Trident. In addition to coaching, Courtney is currently the Chief Operations Officer at The Legends Brand.
Natalie (Stony Brook ’16) joins us for the spring 2019 season as a very knowledgable, experienced lacrosse player and coach. She grew up in the lacrosse hotbed of Maryland, playing for four years at Mt. Hebron High School and serving as team captain her senior year (well-known as a top program for high school lacrosse on the east coast). She then took her talents to highly-ranked Stony Brook as an attack/midfielder. Natalie is the former Head Coach of JV at St. Joseph’s High School in Connecticut, where she led the team to their best season in school history in her first season as a coach. While she has experience coaching all ages throughout Manhattan and Queens, NY, Natalie will be primarily working with our Middle School division this spring. She currently works as the Head Trainer at F45 in Hermosa Beach and has experience pushing individuals to work hard and maximize their potential which translates directly in her role as a coach.
Bailyn has been a valuable part of Trident at the elementary school level for just under a year, working with our staff at practices and games for our third thru fifth grade division. Bailyn grew up in Manhattan Beach and was an all-conference player on the first ever Mira Costa Girls’ Lacrosse team when the program launched over 10 years ago. After high school Bailyn went to college at the presitgious Lafeyette Unviersity in Pennsylvania. Upon moving back to the South Bay, she recently worked closely with Coach Kate to launch the MBMS Girls’ Lacrosse program last spring, and is a former camp counselor at Gold Arrow Camp where she taught sailing to all ages. She connects very well with our girls and her role in being a part of launching high school lacrosse locally as a player and middle school lacrosse as a coach is great legacy that has paved the way for many of our players.