Grades 1&2 Black
Hi! I’m Harlan Hanson. I first picked up a lacrosse stick in 8th grade and have been in love with the sport since. I played all throughout high school as a midfielder and defenseman. I also played intermural lacrosse in college. This will be my first season coaching girl’s lacrosse, so while many aspects of the game are different than the men’s game, many are also very similar. I also wrestled which is where my prior coaching experience lies. I was a coach for a middle school/ grade school wrestling team for a handful of years. My intention is to carry that experience working with a younger age group forward to our sport. I very much look forward to instilling passion for this great game in all of your little ones.
Mike and his family have lived in the area since 2012. He played baseball most of his life and has previously coached youth baseball and girls soccer. This will be his first year coaching girls lacrosse. He has become very familiar with the girls lacrosse game having watched both of his daughters play over the years. His oldest daughter has played with the wildcats for 3 years and his youngest daughter is entering her second year with the Wildcats. He is looking forward to a great season assisting the 1/2 program, and is excited to see the girls have fun and grow their love of lacrosse.
Grades 1&2 White
Erin grew up in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District where she began her lacrosse career in the 7th grade. She went on to be a four-year starter at Unionville High school and helped her team capture two state championships and was named First Team All American. Erin was awarded a scholarship to play field hockey and lacrosse at Penn State University. While at Penn State, she was a member of the 1993 Big Ten Championship field hockey team that reached the final four tournament. Erin later transferred to Temple University to continue her education and lacrosse career on an athletic scholarship. While in college, Erin played in three final four tournaments, was captain of her lacrosse team, and was named First Team Academic All American. Erin was invited to the United States National Team trials in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999.
Erin is currently the varsity field hockey coach at Unionville High School where she teaches special education. During her first year at Unionville, the varsity field hockey team captured the Ches-Mont League Title, District I AAA title and advanced to the quarter finals of state playoffs. In addition to coaching at Unionville, Erin coached high school lacrosse from 2006 to 2008, 8th grade lacrosse from 2003 to 2005, and middle school field hockey from 2003 to 2007 at Upper Merion School District. This is Erin’s second year coaching the Wildcats. She is looking forward to coaching her daughters Catie and Aileen this spring.
Adam Rowe started playing lacrosse in high school in Delaware as a crease attackman and took part in several summer league seasons throughout college. He moved to West Grove 9 years ago with his wife and he has three kids ages 9-7-2. His oldest daughter has been part of the Wildcats program for the last 3 years and he can’t wait to assist in coaching with his youngest daughter who is just starting the sport this year.
Grades 1&2 Maroon
This is Jes's third year coaching and she is looking forward to continuing to grow and learn the sport of lacrosse as she coaches her daughter Chase.
Jes lives in Lincoln University with her husband and two children. Her son, Coulter (10) is active in Avon Grove Little League.
Grades 3&4 Black
Kellie has lived in the local area most of her life, and discovered her love of lacrosse when she began playing at Unionville Middle School and later at Unionville High School. Kellie attended the University of Delaware where she earned a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations, and was a member and Captain of the UD Women's Club Lacrosse team from 1996-2000. After college, Kellie coached her youngest sister at United Sports in Downingtown, PA, and continued playing lacrosse in adult leagues in the West Chester, PA and Boston, MA areas. This is Kellie's sixth season coaching 3rd/4th grade with the Wildcats. She lives in West Grove, PA with her husband, Tom, and two daughters (ages 9 and 7) who both play for the Wildcats. Kellie is a PR and marketing professional in the pharmaceutical industry, and firmly believes that team sports provide our next generation with a strong foundation of important life management and communication skills that can help individuals succeed well beyond the lacrosse field.
Grades 3&4 White
Katrina grew up in Washington Township, NJ and has lived in Avondale for 10 years now. She played soccer, basketball, and softball growing up but switched over to lacrosse when it was first offered her freshman year in high school. Katrina played the center position through high school and into college. She was a four-year starter at Drexel University’s Division 1 program. Katrina is a BCBA consultant for the PA department of education working with students diagnosed with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. Katrina met her husband Gregg, who played Division I baseball, at Drexel and they have 3 children, Kylee (8), Kendall (6), and Asher (3).
Heather has lived in Avon Grove since 2004, where she has been active in Wildcats sports and KMC gymnastics for the last three years with her two daughters. Heather is assistant coaching at Titus Winter Skills and will be an assistant coach for spring lacrosse. She played volleyball for Unionville high school and played on competitive triples teams throughout college at University of Pittsburgh and afterwards. Heather brings team building experience and will help instill the values and skills of the Wildcats to foster a learning and fun environment.
Wally Wills grew up near Harvey's Lake, PA and has lived in New London for 15 years with his wife, Amy, and children Ethan (10) and Meghan (7). Wally played soccer, basketball, volleyball and ran track. Wally started coaching at the age of 16 while an exchange student to Sweden, where he coached the local women's club basketball program. Wally's since coached basketball, soccer and now lacrosse, coaching both the boys U11B team and assisting with the girls 1/2 program.
Grades 3&4 Maroon
Hello! This is my second year coaching lacrosse and I'm so excited to be apart of this awesome youth program! I have coached and played field hockey for many years, including winning the NCAA Division ll championship three times while playing for Bloomsburg University. I really enjoyed attending a lacrosse coaching clinic this past winter and I have learned so much from the other lacrosse coaches in our program. It's been a blast seeing my daughter and your girls improve each practice and love the game of lacrosse!!!
Allison grew up in Northern Virginia and played soccer and tennis as a kid. She and her husband and kids moved to the area eight years ago from Charlotte, NC, by way of Northern Virginia. She has two daughters who play lacrosse, one in Penn London and one in AGIS. This is her first year assistant coaching for lacrosse but she has enjoyed watching her girls play the last couple of seasons. She loves seeing all the girls have such a great time playing the sport, getting to know one another, and learning about teamwork.
Jennifer's love for lacrosse began at Unionville where she played in Middle School & High School. As a freshman at the University of Rhode Island Jennifer started and ran their first women's lacrosse club which is still in existence today. Jennifer has been a coach for SCCSA and AGRA soccer as well as, Avon Grove Wildcats Girls Lacrosse and Field Hockey. Jennifer is excited to help coach again this season. Her goal is to not only teach your daughter's lacrosse but to instill values such as; the importance of teamwork, respect for others, tenacity, confidence, and it's not about winning or losing lacrosse but how we grow & learn each game. Jennifer believes in making practices fun while developing your daughter's love for lacrosse!
Grades 5&6 Black
Heather Spancake has enjoyed playing or coaching youth athletics for 25 years in Chester County. She played field hockey and lacrosse at Unionville High School and served as varsity captain for both teams. After playing club lacrosse at the University of Delaware and graduating with her teaching degree, she returned to Unionville where she landed an English teaching job in the middle school and a 9th grade lacrosse coaching position. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree and a family, Heather coached the 9th grade team for two years. Heather and her husband Brad have three children -- 11, 11, and 8 -- and both have coached for the Wildcats organization. Heather has been the head coach for 3 field hockey teams, and she assisted under Nicole Morley for a lacrosse team. Brad has coached in the boys program for 4 years.
Grades 5&6 Gold
Nicole has coached for the Girls Wildcats program since its inception 8 years ago and has been the Director for the past 6 years. She grew up in West Chester and has lived in the Avon Grove Community for 13 years. She played lacrosse when it was first offered in middle school in West Chester and played throughout high school at West Chester East. She continued in college, playing Division 1 Lacrosse (and Field Hockey) at the University of Pennsylvania where she became a defensive leader and key contributor her junior and senior year. Nicole and her husband, Art, (who also played college lacrosse) have 4 children, ages 15, 13, 11, & 9.
Jen DeVoll grew up in Philadelphia PA, where she started playing lacrosse in 8th grade. She was a 3 sport athlete playing field hockey, basketball and lacrosse throughout high school. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Jen moved to New London where she resides with her husband and 3 children, ages 11, 14 and 17. She currently works at JP Morgan Chase.
Kelley Cunningham grew up in Radnor PA, where she started playing lacrosse in 6th grade. She found her favorite position to be goalie, which remained her home on the field. After graduating from Bloomsburg University, Kelley moved to Chester County in 2001. She has 2 children in the Avon Grove School District, who are both playing lacrosse for the Wildcats. She is looking forward to helping as assistant coach for the 5th and 6th graders this season.
Brian grew up in rural Virginia playing football and continued his education at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin playing Division III Football. After college graduation Brian went on to become a single seat fighter pilot in the Air Force and now as an airline pilot. He has been a head coach for a youth football team the last 3 years and also helps as an assistant coach for U-11 and U-13 boys lacrosse. Brian and his wife Molly have lived in Chester County since 2006 and have two children Veronica (Nica) 9 years old and Noah 12 years old.
Grades 5&6 Maroon
Jen Correll grew up in New Jersey, where she started playing lacrosse in 9th grade. She played throughout high school. She graduated from Penn State university, where she played Division 1 soccer. Jennifer was an assistant coach for 1/2's for 2 years and now returns to the wildcats to coach 5/6. Both Jennifer's kids have been a part of the wildcats for the past 5 years. She currently works as a physical therapist in the Avon Grove school district.
Paige grew up in nearby Elkton and currently lives in Landenberg with her husband and 2 children. She played field hockey, basketball and ran track at Elkton HS and continued her field hockey career at Division 1 West Chester University where she received a teaching degree in Health and Physical Education. She has taught Physical Education at both the elementary and Middle School level and coached various high school, middle school and youth sports in Delaware over the past 19 years. Paige’s husband is the Head Baseball Coach at Archmere Academy and also coaches travel baseball. Her son Kody (13) is active in sports as is her daughter Keleigh. Keleigh (10) is a member of the Wildcats field hockey program and this will be her second year playing lacrosse.
Ron grew up in the Elkton, MD area and has lived in Lincoln University for the past 15 years. He grew up playing soccer and attended Millersville University where he played for two seasons. While at Millersville, Ron was introduced to lacrosse and played on their club team for two seasons as well. Ron was also introduced to his wife Suzanne at Millersville and they have 3 children, Ronny (18), Matt (15), and Emily (11). He has enjoyed coaching all of his kids in soccer and other sports for many years. Ron is currently a U12 girls Head Coach with the White Clay Soccer Club and has been assistant coach with AGWGL for the past 4 years.
Grades 7&8 Black
Art played for Fallston High School in Maryland and was a contributor to 2 State Championship teams and was named All- County. He played in college at Salisbury University where he was named All American and Offensive MVP his senior year. He also played on the 1990 National Runner Up team. Art has been coaching AGWGL for 5 years and is also the Treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors.
This is Jodi's thrid season coaching lacrosse with the Wildcats. She has also coached Girls on the Run at Avon Grove Charter School, women's rugby at the University of Delaware and Avon Grove Wildcats Field Hockey. Jodi grew up in West Chester and played lacrosse at Henderson High School. She was on the Ches-Mont Championship team and went on to compete at the district level. After high school, Jodi attended the University of Delaware, where she played club lacrosse until she discovered women's rugby. She played rugby for all four years of college and was selected to the All-American team. Jodi is a pediatric chiropractor and is excited to bring her knowledge of biomechanics and optimal athletic performance to the team.
Grades 7&8 Maroon
Jerry played both college football and lacrosse at the Division III level. Since moving to the Avon Grove area from Delaware, he has been involved as Coach / Assistant Coach for Avon Grove Wildcats Boys Lacrosse for the last 8 years along with multiple youth soccer and football teams. He is also Scout Master for a local West Grove troop.