2021 GIRLS PYLAX Coach Bios
Allegheny College, Captain / Fox Chapel Area High School Girls Lacrosse Head Coach
Kellee played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse team for 4 years (2011-2014) where she was a three-time captain, earning an All-NCAC honorable mention (2011) and a spot on the All-NCAC second team (2014). Additionally, Kellee was awarded the Comeback Athlete of the Year by Allegheny College (2014). Kellee played three years of Varsity Lacrosse at York High School (York, Maine) and was a two-year captain for the Wildcats. Additionally she played Club Lacrosse for Seacoast United (NH) for two years. Kellee has coached with PYLAX since 2016.
University of Denver, Captain / Girls Club Lacrosse Coach for 10+ years
Carrie hails from Baltimore, Maryland. After being cut from varsity at a highly competitive Baltimore prep school her junior year, she put the work in and accepted an offer to be a practice player at the University of Denver. Dedicated and passionate about the game, she earned playing time in her freshman year, played in every game sophomore year, started every game her junior year and captained the team her senior year. Carrie has played or coached across 4 continents (N. America, Australia, Europe, Asia). She has coached camps at Yale and Denver. She has coached club and rec teams in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Carrie can appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to make it to the highest level, and is genuinely passionate about teaching and supporting players in their highest pursuits of the game.
Leni played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse team for four years (2013-2017) where she was low defender. Originally from Maryland, she attended Calverton High School where she played on Varsity all 4 years and was captain her junior and senior years. She also played for the CCLAX club team for 6 years in Maryland. Overall, Eleni has 13+ year of lacrosse experience. Leni has coached with PYLAX since 2018.
Elise is originally from Columbus, Ohio and moved to Pittsburgh to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Elise played goalie and was the goalie coach as well as assistant at Mt. Lebanon High School. Elise has coached with PYLAX since 2019. Elise has also served as a Young Life leader since 2015, and has been on Young Life staff since 2019.
Jeannie played on Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse team for four years (2013-2017) as a midfielder. She went to high school at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh where she played varsity lacrosse and field hockey all four years, and she was varsity captain for two years. Jeannie coaches middle school field hockey at Winchester Thurston where she is also the assistant varsity lacrosse coach. Jeannie has coached with PYLAX since 2018.
Shannon was a 4-year starter for Cornell University and a team captain her senior year. She earned 2nd-team all-Ivy as a midfielder in 2012. Shannon coached collegiately at Lehigh University from 2012-2017 and was named Associate Head Coach in 2015. She is a native of Syracuse, NY and moved to Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2017.
Jackie played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse Team for four years (2012-2016). During her tenure as a high attacker, she was one of ten players to score 100 goals during her career. Her senior year, Jackie was named to All-NCAC Tournament Team. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jackie was a 2 year varsity lacrosse player and four year varsity field hockey player at Skyline High School where she was an all-state player in both sports. Jackie Played for the Ann Arbor Lacrosse Club and Players Lacrosse Club (Chicago, IL).
Additional specialist coaches and assistants may be used throughout the season