Coach Bethany Snider
Beth Snider begin her lacrosse journey as an athlete at Shaler Area. Her love for the game took her to Mt. Union and Thiel College. There she completed her collegiate career and earned a Bachelor degree in International Business. She then returned home to Shaler and started coaching. After her tenure in high school, she begin coaching at Ohio-Wesleyn and Gannon before being named the head coach at Westminster College. Beth brings a wealth of knowledge and energtic personality to Lightning. Interesting fact Coach Beth can speak Japanese.
Coach Ashley Potofsky
Ashley Potofsky has 8+ years of lacrosse experience. As a high school player in Canada, she played 4 years on varsity and captain her senior year. During high school, she was a mid fielder. She then went on to play 4 years of college lacrosse at Allegheny College. As a Gator, she played low defense and graduated in 2017. This being her first year coaching she is excited to take part in growing the game. Ashely has her degree in Psychology and is currently employed by Auberle.
Emma Ivory, is a 2018 Graduate of North Catholic High School and is currently playing for Gannon University. Emma's high energy and passion for the game is evident from the moment players met her. She is a defender focusing on that side of the field and teaching players proper technique.
Coach Emily Thill
Emily has played lacrosse for 7+ years. She played for Pine-Richland in high school and was on varsity for 3 years and was a Captain for 2. During her high school seasons, she played low defense. She also played on Intrepid’s 2013 club team. After graduating from Pine-Richland she went on to play lacrosse at Walsh University and was a captain there as well. While at Walsh she played both low defense and mid-field. She returned home the Spring 2015 and has coached various levels at Pine-Richland Girls Youth lacrosse team. It has been a great experience and she loves watching the girls grow as players over the season. Her favorite part of lacrosse is to help these girls strengthen their skills and further their love for lacrosse. Emily is a Registered Nurse and is employed by UPMC St. Margaret's.
Coach Kaelin Clogan
Kaelin Clogan has 11+ years of lacrosse experience. She played goalie for Pine-Richland High School and was on varsity for 3 years while also playing for Intrepid's 2013 Club Team. She then went on to be the starting goalie all 4 years at Allegheny College and Captain her senior year. She graduated with a degree in Biology and plans on enrolling in a masters program for Occupational Therapy. She has been a Coach Intern for Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club, specializing in high school goalies. She is excited to get a chance to help develop goalies in the Pittsburgh area and help grow and develop the game!