To provide youth lacrosse players of North Hills an extened chance to play lacrosse after the spring season ends.

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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 Lexi Rzempoluch

Lexi Rzempoluch has 15+ years of lacrosse experience, with most of those years as a player, but has now transitioned in recent years to coaching the sport she loves. As a high school player on Long Island, Lexi was a part of a nationally ranked team that won the New York State Championships back to back her junior and senior year. Throughout high school, she coached various summer leagues and assistant coaching alongside her Dad. She then went on to play club lacrosse at Grove City College where she served the team as both a player and a coach. After playing throughout college, Lexi took a coaching position with the Pine-Richland Youth Girls lacrosse program U11 and U13 team. She is now the head coach for the program at Cardinal Weurl North Catholic High School.  Lexi has her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and is a certified ACSM Excercise Physiologist.  She is employed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  

 

  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.

 

  Coach Eleni Brown

Eleni Brown has 13+ years of lacrosse experience. She is originally from Maryland where she attended Calverton High School. She played on Varsity all 4 years and was Captain her junior and senior year.  She also played for the CCLAX club team for 6 years.  After graduating she went on to play lacrosse for 4 years at Allegheny College for 4 years.  As a Gator, she was a low defender. After graduating in 2017 she moved to Pittsburgh and is currently employed by The Bradley Center. She is new to coaching and is excited to help grow girls lacrosse in the Pittsburgh area! 

 

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!

 

Coach Jeannie Kirk

Jeannie Kirk has been playing lacrosse for 12 + years. She is from the Pittsburgh area. Jeannie attended Winchester Thurston High School where she played varsity lacrosse all four years there. During her time in high school, she was a captain her junior and senior year. She continued playing lacrosse at Allegheny College, where she played midfield for four years. Since graduating in 2017 with a Global Health Degree, she has started coaching middle school field hockey and is hoping to get into the Public Health Field. Where she hopes to work with kids and encourage healthy eating habits. She is excited to be back in Pittsburgh and share her love for the game with young athletes.