Northwestern University '09
4-Time National Champion
Jackson is in her seventh year as a club director and has played and coached at all different levels of the game. Currently she also doubles as the COO of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) after serving a year as General Manager for the Philadelphia Force Professional Women's Lacrosse team. Jackson recently stepped down as the Director of Operations for the University of Pennsylvania Women's Lacrosse team.
As a player, Jackson captain Norwell High School to the program's first MIAA State Championship. She went on to win Four-Straight Division I National Championships ('06, '07, '08, '09) with Northwestern Women's Lacrosse. Following her playing career, Caitlin began coaching as assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. Jackson has subsequently worked with Iona College and Wilton High School (FCIAC Champions 2011) and Columbia University.
Director of Player Development & Head Coach
Towson University '01
USA Developmental Team
Meyran is in fifth year as Head Coach at Wilton High School. She has led the Warriors to a 151-42 winning record including a CIAC State Championship (2014) and an FCIAC championship (2011). Meyran was name Coach of the Year in 2014. Prior to her successes in Connecticut, Meyran built a legacy in Los Alamitos, CA driving her team to two straight CIF championships and was named Coach of the Year for the region…twice. Meyran’s experience extends to both the collegiate and USA level. Graduating from Towson as a two-time All-America East player, Meyran acted as a graduate assistant for her alma mater, and was a member of the US Developmental Team (2001-2002). Meryan represents the most elite level of women’s lacrosse and has an amazing ability to translate high-level concepts to the high school grades.
Director of Membership & Head Coach
Penn State '04
6-Time State Championship Coach
Coach Woods enters her 14th season at the helm of New Canaan High School in spring 2020 with the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Program. Her overall coaching record adds to 223 - 61 including the 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 & 2010 Connecticut State Championships. She has coached 25 All-Americans, 77 All-State, and 103 All-FCIAC players. The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored her as the Outstanding Coach of the Year in 2018. She was named Connecticut Coach of the Year in 2018, 2012 and 2008, as well as the 2009 & 2012 FCIAC Coach of the Year. As a player at Penn State, she was an Academic All-Big Ten midfielder. Following her collegiate playing days, she served as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach. Coach Woods currently teaches Health and Physical Education at New Canaan High School, and is in her 15th year in the school system.
CEO, Caitlin Jackson in the 2009 DI National Championship game.
COO, Merri Meyran and her Wilton team after their State Championship Win
CMO, Kristin Woods and her State Championship team
Youth Director & Coach
Mecca is in her 3rd year as Assistant Coach for Weston high school, where she's been coaching since 2018, when she moved to CT with her family. She has been coaching K-12 club lacrosse for over 10 years in the tri state area, and loves being able to break down lacrosse skills and concepts in an age-appropriate way with a focus on positive mentoriship.
Her collegiate career included being a 3 year starter for the Princeton Tigers (4 year contributor) as an attacker with three D1 NCAA tournament apperances (Finals, Semifinals & Quarterfinals).
Operations, 2025, 2029/2030 Head Coach
St. Michael's College '92
After 10 years directing the Youth and Middle school programs, Mosher has moved to operations. Liz started her lacrosse career in Acton, MA where she helped the team to 4 state high school titles. During her high school career, she obtained 3 all state awards and 2 league MVP titles. She continued playing at Division II, St. Michael's College where she led the team in goals her junior and senior year. Mosher started her coaching experience at Fairfield High School, assisting the Varsity team to the Division II State title. She is currently the Varsity Assistant Coach at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY
University of Delaware '01
Johnston has been involved in the game since birth! Meghan grew up learning from her father, the legendary coach, Jack Emmer, who is one of the winningest lacrosse coach in NCAA DI Men’s history. WOW! Separately, Johnston is currently in her 5th year of coaching and has seen success garnering programs in Hudson Valley, Syracuse and presently New Fairfield, CT (current varsity assistant). Johnston comes to us with an "in-the-blood" passion for the sport, an amazing skill-set born from experience, and an unparalleled vision in the women's game infused with innovation from the men's game.
2022, 2022/2023 Tournament Co-Coach
A member of Northwestern University's graduating class of 2016, Murray was a four year contributor in the midfield. In her career, she competed in four consecutive NCAA tournaments and appeared in two Final Four contests. In her senior year, she led the Wildcats in caused turnovers and ranked third in ground balls, earning her Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors. Prior to Northwestern, Murray was a four year letter winner for John Jay, Cross River. A First-team All-American, Murray currently ranks third in the program's all-time scorers list with 176 goals.
The Northport, Long Island native was a 5-year, 2 time All-American varsity player at Northport High School. She continued her career playing at The University of Florida subsequently transferring to Adelphi University where she won a National Championship ('11). At Adelphi Ciaci was named All-American Defender as well as NE-10 Defender of the Year. Katie has such a passion for the game and loves being able to spread my knowledge and experience of the sport to younger players. She has experience coaching players as young as first grade all the way up to varsity high school players.
2022, 2026 Head Coach & Owner
Towson University '01
USA Developmental Team
Meyran is in 6th year as Head Coach at Wilton High School. She has led the Warriors to a 151-42 winning record including a CIAC State Championship (2014) and an FCIAC championship (2011). Meyran was name Coach of the Year in 2014. Prior to her successes in Connecticut, Meyran built a legacy in Los Alamitos, CA driving her team to two straight CIF championships and was named Coach of the Year for the region…twice. Meyran’s experience extends to both the collegiate and USA level. Graduating from Towson as a two-time All-America East player, Meyran acted as a graduate assistant for her alma mater, and was a member of the US Developmental Team (2001-2002). Meryan represents the most elite level of women’s lacrosse and has an amazing ability to translate high-level concepts to the high school grades.
2022/2023 Head Coach
University of New Haven
Devon is entering her 3rd season with Gold Coast. A 2016 graduate from The University of New Haven, Devon helped lead the Women's Lacrosse program to 4 Northeast-10 Tournament and 3 NCAA Tournament appearances during her four year career. While at UNH, the Women's Lacrosse Team was consistently ranked in the top 10 in all DII and reached it's highest-ever ranking of #4 in 2014. Formerly a New Jersey native playing for Toms River High School North and T3 Lacrosse, Devon stayed in Connecticut after graduation and joined Gold Coast soon after. She also coaches in the spring season for New Canaan Lacrosse Association.
2023 Head Coach, 2027 Assistant Coach, Speed & Conditioning Coach
Central Connecticut College
Madison Hughes played for the Central Connecticut Blue Devils where she was named to the NEC all conference three years in a row. Also as a senior Madison was the award winner for the Nicholas E Collenluori Award at the Hofstra Headstrong tournament. Madison was a four-year starter for the Blue Devils as a midfield/defender.
After graduating Madison went on to become a certified personal trainer. She currently is a trainer for Countdown Fitness in New Canaan and Greenwich, CT. Madison first started as a coach for the Nor’ Easter club lacrosse team during her senior season at Central Connecticut University until the following winter (2015-2016). Madison became part of the New Canaan Girls Lacrosse program as a high school varsity and youth coach in the spring of 2017, and she joined the Gold Coast Lacrosse staff in the fall of 2017.
2023, 2026 Assistant Coach
Notre Dame '20
Completed her fifth year at the University of Notre Dame where she was a captain of the 2020 team. The team ended the season as the number 2 seed in the NCAA. Part of a defensive unit that ranked second in the nation in goals per game (7.29), lead the team in caused turnovers for the '19 (11) and '20 (25) season and second in ground balls for '20 (12). Selected for 2019 Tewaaraton Watch List. Three sport athlete and five time captain from Wilton High School. Selected as a two time high school lacrosse All-American and currently holds the season high draw record alongside older sister, Casey Pearsall.
2024 Gold, 2028, 2029 Head Coach & Owner
Penn State '04
5-Time State Championship Coach
Coach Woods finishes her 12th season at the helm of New Canaan High School. In the spring of 2018 she was named COACH of the YEAR. Her overall coaching record adds to 201-55 including the 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 & 2010 Connecticut State Championships. She has coached 19 All-Americans, 63 All-State, and 85 All-FCIAC players. She was named Connecticut Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2008, as well as the 2009 & 2012 FCIAC Coach of the Year. As a player at Penn State, she was an Academic All-Big Ten midfielder. Following her collegiate playing days, she served as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach. Coach Woods currently teaches Health and Physical Education at New Canaan High School, and is in her 12th year in the school system.
2024 Head Coach
Quinnipiac University '15
Kyra will enter her fourth year as a member of the Gold Coast coaching Staff. She presently is the Varsity Coach at Weston High School and is a 2015 graduate from Quinnipiac Women's Lacrosse team. Kyra was named the Class S Coach of the Year after her first season with Weston. She also boasts accolades within the MAAC and QU program. Ochwat, the 2015 Co-Captain, was named the 2015 MVP for the Bobcats. Kyra was also named All-MAAC two years in a row (2014, 2015) before the Bobcats joined the MAAC she was titled with All-NEC First Team and Rookie of the Year in the NEC.
2024 Head Coach
Alison joins us a veteran coach of 5 years across various level of lacrosse.
Prior to coaching, she was a 4-year member of the Susquehanna University women's lacrosse team. The crusaders saw first-time NCAA at-large bid appearances (2013 & 2014) and a Landmark Conference Championship in 2013 with the most-winning record in program history (17-1). She found her love of coaching through clinics the women's team ran with the local high school and youth program.
Prior to college, she was a Warwick Valley High School 4-year varsity starter where she earned honors including 1st team all-county, 1st team coaches all-star team, Superintendent Award, Warwick single-season record holder goals scored (since 2010), MVP and team captain.
She graduated from Susquehanna University in 2014 with a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing and currently works managing sponsorship portolios for big-brand clients at a sports marketing agency in Stamford, CT.
2024 Head Coach
Dominique Syosset, Long Island native, was a 4 year varsity player earning All-County honors as a senior, All-Conference honors as a Junior and Sophomore. Selected as captain Junior and Senior year and voted most outstanding player. Earned 16 varsity letters from Syosset High School playing soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and winter/spring track. Dominique was awarded the Connie Kulik Auer Award for Syosset’s most outstanding female athlete. Made the School Girls National Team as a junior and senior (2011-2012). Dominique continued playing career at Quinnipiac University from 2012-2014 and transferred to LIU Post and graduated in December 2016. Dominique coached for Syosset youth lacrosse teams throughout high school and was the head counselor for 4th and 5th graders at the Long Island Lacrosse Academy summer camp from 2012-2014. She was previously the head coach for Team 91 2022 Rapid Fire on Long Island from Fall ‘16 through Summer ‘18 before moving to Connecticut.
2025 Assistant Coach Draw Specialist
Cal Berkley '21
3 year starting attacker, has led Cal in assists each season. Led the Bears in points and assists in 2020. Currently ranks 7th all time in assists and first all time in assists per game. CoSIDA Academic All- Region and Pac-12 First Team All-Academic, as well as holding the highest GPA on her team. 4 year starter at Lauralton Hall, where she recieved All-State and All-Conference each year while posting 495 career points on 333 goals and 162 assists.
25 Head Coach
Kathryn played lacrosse for Wilton High School and then at Lafayette College. Post college, she volunteered for LEAPS lacrosse in Philadelphia, PA and played on an adult club team. In addition to volunteering at the youth level throughout high school and college, she has coached the last three years for New Canaan and Gold Coast
25 Command Assistant Coach
Bianca enters her 6th year coaching for Gold Coast. She was a defender for Bethel High School and then continued her lacrosse career at Quinnipiac University. She loves to spread the love of the game to her youth players! Bianca currently lives in the Fairfield county area and works as an ER nurse at Yale.
Quinnipiac University '13
Mason enters her fifth year as Assistant Coach under Merri Meyran at Wilton High School where she helped the Wilton High School girls to a 2014 State Championship title. More specifically, Emily worked closely Wilton's goalies and helped the Warriors starting keeper to 15 game-winning saves in the State Championship game. A Gold Coast veteran and Quinnipiac University graduate, Emily has had experience coaching at both the High School and Collegiate level. After a season ending injury, Mason served as a Student Coach for the Bobcats working with womenâ€™s lacrosse household-name, Danie Caro. Emily personifies the roots of Gold Coast and brings great perspective and relate-ability to the game. Coach Mason has an unparalleled ability to build team chemistry and fuse team culture to create a successful group and stronger individuals.
Siena College '05 (B)
Columbia '07 (M)
Levy comes to Gold Coast with some amazing experience and enthusiasm. Coach Levy is the current Girls Varsity Head Coach at Fairfield Warde High School and is also a guidance counselor for Fairfield Warde High School. As an athlete Levy played competitive DIAA football for Siena College and knows the meaning of commitment and success on the field. Despite his football background, growing up in Westchester, Ben has been a student - maybe even fanatic - of the game. Prior to his standing at Warde, Levy founded the girls lacrosse program at Stamford High School and was the only Boys or Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach to ever win a state playoff game. When Levy isn't changing lives on the high school field or in the classroom, he can't get enough lacrosse and can be found running clinics and individuals out of local facilities!
2027 Head Coach
University of Rhode Island
Summer is a native of Southington, CT one of the founding athletes of the very first Southington High School Girls Lacrosse Teams. Southington has since gone on to offer girls programs for all levels. Captain of her high school team she excelled on the field as a defensive starter for all 4 years. She continued her lacrosse career at the University of Rhode Island where she led her team defensively to 4 Club Championships also serving as captain her Junior and Senior years. Summer has continued to love the game of lacrosse and is passionate about growing the game. She is the former Co-Director of the Norwalk Girl's Program where she proudly served the Norwalk Lax Community for the last 5 years using her knowledge and love of the game to grow the program and broaden its offerings. The fruits of her direction are now coming to fruition as former Norwalk youth athletes are now moving on to D1-D3 college programs. Summer has recently moved on to head coach for the Westport PAL youth program. She is excited to enter her 5th season with Gold Coach where she has coached multiple teams including the 24’s, 23’s and most recently the 27’s.
27 Head Coach & 25 Assistant Coach
Summer 21 will mark Mosher's 4th year coaching with Gold Coast. Mosher is a rising senior at Muhlenberg College. She played in all 16 games her freshman year, and ended the year with the second most caused turnovers for the team. Her sophomore season was cancelled due to the pandemic but Mosher came out strong her Junior year. She started in all games as a defender and led the team in caused turnovers and ground balls. In high School Mosher was a two sport athlete playing both lacrosse and cheerleading. Her cheerleading team won the state championship. In lacrosse, she earned All Conference her Junior and Senior year. Captained the lacrosse team her senior year and led the team in caused turnovers.
2028 Head Coach
Washington College '17
Kat Vincent is a Wilton native and Warrior stand out. She went on to play with Washington College where she was named 2016 All-Centennial Conference first team. Additionally, Vincent was a 2x Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week and
Shorewoman of the Week. She currently holds the school record for Single-Season Free-Position Goals.
2028 Assistant Coach
Holy Cross '24
Incoming sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross
Played field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse all 4 years at New Canaan High School
CIAC Class L State Champion in 2018 (Lacrosse)
Coaching Gold Coast for the past 2 years
Coached New Canaan Youth Lacrosse for 3 years
Play club field hockey and lacrosse at Holy Cross
Caylee Waters Guest Goalie Coach
Former Team USA goalie, Caylee is a two-time National Champion with the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team where she has proven herself to be a key player and leader for the Heels!
Ellie Degarmo Goalie Coach
Ellie, a Baltimore native, graduated from Princeton University in 2017 and currently plays for Baltimore Brave in the Womenâ€™s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL). Ellie was a two-time first team All-American (2016 and 2017), the C. Markland Kelly Division I Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016, and the Inside Lacrosse Co-Goalie of the Year in 2017. In her senior year, Ellie finished the season with the nationâ€™s highest save percentage, saves per game, and total number of saves. Ellie currently lives in New York City and is doing a yearlong public service fellowship through Princeton at the New York Academy of Medicine.
Maddie Kratz Goalie Coach
Maddie a Wilton native graduated from Vanderbilt in 2017. At Wilton, she was selected for the First-team All-America selection following her senior season and was selected as the Connecticut State Player of the Year. Kratz continued her successful lacrosse career at Vanderbilt and is currently attend Yale grad school.
Emily Howe Goalie Coach
Mason enters her third year as Assistant Coach under Merri Meryan at Wilton High School where she helped the Wilton High School girls to a 2014 State Championship title. More specifically, Emily worked closely Wilton's goalies and helped the Warriors starting keeper to 15 game-winning saves in the State Championship game. A Gold Coast veteran and Quinnipiac University graduate, Emily has had experience coaching at both the High School and Collegiate level. After a season ending injury, Mason served as a Student Coach for the Bearcats working with women’s lacrosse household-name, Dani Caro. Emily personifies the roots of Gold Coast and brings great perspective and relate-ability to the game. Coach Mason has an unparalleled ability to build team chemistry and fuse team culture to create a successful group and stronger individuals.
Bridget Wall Goalie Coach
Columbia University '20
Regan graduated from Columbia University in 2020. She was a team captain and a 4 year starting midfielder/defender. Prior to Columbia, Regan played for Fairfield Ludlowe High school where she was a captain and an All-American. Regan has 5 years of coaching experience with Gold Coast and has also coached Fairfield Youth Lacrosse.
Aly has been coaching lacrosse for three years. She has coached both clinics with ages 2nd-8th at Sono field house and for Westport PAL. This past year she was the assistant coach for a 7th grade travel team. She been playing lacrosse as a defender for 8 years and played for Gold Coast lacrosse club and at Staples High School.
Kate Risley Guest Coach
Vassar College, Cornell University
3 year All-State lacrosse player from Pomperaug High School. State championship runner up junior year and semi-finalist senior year. Captain senior year. Played club lacrosse with Nor'easter. Continued lacrosse career at Vassar College as an attacker and will transfer to Cornell for her junior and senior years.
Gettysburg College '18
Was a 4-year Collegiate Athlete for Gettysburg Women's Lacrosse. Served as Team Captain in 2018, and led team to become back-to-back National Champions in both 2017 and 2018. Received All Centennial Conference Second-Team in 2018 and Most Valuable Player of Centennial Conference in 2016. Served as liaison for coach to player communication, made important team decisions, and provided emotional support.Former NewLax Lacrosse Coach during Summer of 2014. Helped teach ethical behavior, good sportsmanship, and development of leadership and communication skills. Assisted in team-building, designing game plans, and playing time during practice and tournaments.
Ellie is a rising Senior at Roanoke College and plays attack for their women's lacrosse team. She attended Wilton High School and coached the Little Laxers during the summer of 2017. Ellie has tallied 127 points in her first two years at Roanoke and was named All-ODAC two years in a row.
Margaret is a rising Senior at Bates College and has tallied 56 points as one of the team's starting attackers. NESCAC Spring All-Academic selection. She attended Wilton High School and helped coach Little Laxers in summer 2017 for Gold Coast, as well as coached Wilton Youth Recreational basketball for three winters in high school.
2029/30 Assistant Coach
Graduated from New Canaan High School, as dual sport athlete playing soccer and lacrosse. Rising sophomore at Gettysburg College, as a defender on the women's lacrosse team.
Jacque is a starting defender for the University of Connecticut women's lacrosse team. She is a rising Senior and walked on to the team as an incoming freshman. She is from South Salem, NY and was captain for her varsity field hockey team and a two time captain for her varsity lacrosse team at John Jay High School. She has been involved with Gold Coast Lacrosse for 6 years as a player and a coach and is excited to spread her knowledge and love for the game!
Amy joins us for her second year as a coach. Graduated from Fairfield University. Played goalie for 4 years MAAC All-Academic her junior and senior year. Coaches New Canaan High School and Youth Lacrosse.
UMASS Lowell '23
I have been playing lacrosse since kindergarten. In high school, I became the first female lacrosse player in Stamford to play Division 1 lacrosse. I was a three sport varsity captain in high school, playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse all four years. In lacrosse, I ended my high school career with 170 goals, setting the record for most goals scored in a single game (9) and most career points (240). I also led my high school, Westhill High School, to their first ever state tournament game my senior year. I was named my school's CIAC Scholar Athlete of the Year and was honored with the Allyson Rioux Memorial Award. In high school, I was apart of the National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society. As soon as I graduated middle school and left youth lacrosse, I knew I had to get involved with coaching, as I loved teaching the game of lacrosse to younger girls. All throughout high school, I was the head coach of Stamford's K-2 team, as well as an assistant coach for the 3-4 team. In the summer, I have worked at many different lacrosse camps coaching girls from ages 5 to 16. Once I graduated high school, I began coaching for Gold Coast Lacrosse in the summer. I previously coached the 27/28 team and am excited to continue coaching this year! I just finished up my freshman year playing lacrosse at UMass Lowell. With our shortened season, we were only able to play six games, but I started every game of my freshman career and tallied six goals.
Emily is a 2007 graduate of Wilton High School where she was a two-time captain, an All FCIAC, First Team All-State and First Team All American selectee. She was a two-time state champion and a two-time state runner up as well as a 2007 Melissa Nickel award winner, the most prestigious award a female athlete can receive. She went on to play at Columbia University where was achieved honors and was a member of the 2011 IWLCA Academic Honor Squad. She has experience in coaching at both the youth and high school levels and has coached for Wilton Youth Lacrosse, Greens Farms Academy, and CT Lax in the past. After graduating from Columbia in 2011, Emily worked extensively in developing countries across Asia and Africa in the arena of public health. She is currently in her first year of medical school at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Emily loves working with young female athletes of all ages and is excited to join the Gold Coast family!
Tufts University '92
A Boston area native, Judy began her playing career at Thayer Academy, a home that fostered many of the greats (Kelly Amonte Hiller: NU; Lisa Miller: Harvard; Jen Kent: BC) and then went on to be part of the ECAC Championship winning team at Tufts University. Over the last 7 years, Scinto has coached 9 youth teams to winning records at local club, town travel, and school programs, which include NewLax Lacrosse Club (2016 NEYLAT winners), Greenwich Youth Lacrosse (2015 CONNY finalists), and Greenwich Academy Middle School (3 undefeated seasons). A respected role model with a passion for the game, Scinto is known for developing player fundamentals for success and planning practices that are high energy, focused and fun. Judy is a Level III Certified Coach of US Lacrosse and sits on the Board of the CT Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Ithaca College '13
Michelle, a Norwalk native and NEWLAX Alum, had a glowing career at Ithaca College. Avery was named All-Empire 8 selection, and was titled with Ithaca’s Empire 8 Sportswoman of the Year in 2013. She was a consistent force in the midfield for the Bombers and has since been using her talents to help grow the game and talent at the High School level.