Coaching Staff

Kasey Mitchell  (Program Director)

Stony Brook University Girls Lacrosse Team 

 

2018 (Junior)
Played in all 21 contests, scoring five goals to go along with one helper for six points… Also recorded four ground balls, two draw wins and one caused turnover… Registered only multi-point game of the season vs. New Hampshire (4/15)… Helped the Seawolves win their sixth-straight America East Conference title, achieving the program’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking.

2017 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 21 of 22 games … Scored three goals and added four assists, 22 draw controls, five caused turnovers and four ground balls … Tallied two assists in the season-opening win at Towson (2/4) … Had a career-high five draw controls in the win at Hofstra (4/28).

2016 (Freshman)
Appeared in 16 games … Recorded 13 goals and six assists … Notched 10 draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover … Scored a goal in each of her first two games at Bryant (2/28) and vs. Delaware (3/19) … Tallied three assists in the win over Stanford (3/26) … Scored a goal in the win over Vermont (4/2) … Scored a goal in four-straight games from 4/9-4/20 … Recorded two goals in the victory at UMass Lowell (4/9) ... Had a goal and three draw controls in the win over Johns Hopkins (4/17) … Notched draw controls and a caused turnover in the win over Hofstra (4/22) … Scored a goal in each of the final three games of the season (5/8-5/15) … Scored the game-winning goal as time expired in the America East Championship vs. Albany (5/8) … Named to the America East Championship All-Championship Team … Recorded a career-high three goals vs. Syracuse (5/15).

High School
Played lacrosse and soccer at Mount Sinai (N.Y.) HS ... Was an All-American selection as a senior to follow two-time all-county honors, along with an all-division selection as an eighth-grader and all-tournament honors in seventh grade ... Won the state championship as a sophomore and senior ... Team went 56-3 over her final three seasons ... All-conference goalie in soccer.

  Pete Mitchell (Assistant Director)

  • Comsewogue High School Varsity Boys Coach 1999-Present; assistant Coach 1991-1998, Over 300 Career coaching wins.  Suffolk County champs 1996-1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002; Long Island champs 1998-2002 New York State Champs 1998-2002.

  • Head coach Empire state Gold medal team 2001

  • Assistant Coach 2006 empire state team

  • Yellow Jackets Head Coach

 

Mary Ellen Carron

 

Lehigh Girls Lacrosse

AS A JUNIOR (2018): Started all 19 games, recording 19 points (15 goals, four assists) after zero points over first two seasons … Shifted from a defender into a two-way midfielder … Posted 17 groundballs and nine caused turnovers … Won the Coaches Award ... Part of a defense which allowed single-digit goals on eight occasions …  The Mountain Hawks allowed just 37 goals over the final five games of the regular season (7.4/game) to help lead them to six straight wins heading into the Patriot League Tournament … Named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team … Had a goal and assist in the Patriot League Semifinals vs. No. 10 Navy (5/4) … Recorded second-career hat trick with three goals along with an assist, groundball and caused turnover in the Patriot League Quarterfinals against Holy Cross (5/1) … Groundball and caused turnover in the regular season finale at American (4/28) … Collected two groundballs against archrival Lafayette (4/18) … Recorded a goal and caused turnover at Holy Cross (4/14) … Scored a goal vs. Colgate (4/7) … Had two groundballs and a caused turnover in consecutive games, at No. 13 Navy (3/28) and Army West Point (3/31) … Scored a goal and posted two groundballs vs. No. 10 Loyola (3/24) … Scored twice in Patriot League opening win at Boston University (3/17) … Tallied a groundball and caused turnover at Mount St. Mary’s (3/9) … Big game vs. VCU (3/6), recording a career-high four groundballs, career-high tying three caused turnovers and an assist … Had a goal, assist and groundball at Columbia (2/24) … Recorded a goal and groundball against No. 12 Penn State (2/17) … Scored first four career goals in the season opener vs. St. Bonaventure (2/10) … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
 
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Strong campaign, playing in 17 games with 14 starts at defense/midfield … Part of a defense that finished first in the Patriot League in allowing just 9.67 goals per game … Finished season with 12 groundballs, 14 caused turnovers and six draw controls … Tallied a groundball, two caused turnovers and a career-high three draw controls in the Patriot League Quarterfinals vs. Bucknell (5/2) … Had a groundball, draw control and two caused turnovers against Colgate (4/22) … Career game in win at Army West Point (4/8), recording career highs in groundballs (3) and caused turnovers (3) … A week earlier, had a groundball and a key late-game caused turnover in big home win vs. Boston University (4/1) … Two groundballs and two caused turnovers at VCU (3/13) … Tallied two groundballs and a caused turnover at No. 12 Penn (3/7) … Caused a turnover at Iona (2/25) … Opened season with a groundball and caused turnover at No. 7 Penn State (2/18) … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
 
AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Photo Gallery ... Strong freshman season, starting all 18 games on defense … Finished campaign with 11 groundballs, six draw controls and five caused turnovers … Part of a defense which led the Patriot League (and stood 19th nationally) in scoring defense, allowing just eight goals per contest ... Mountain Hawks allowed seven goals or fewer in 10 of the 18 games … Tallied a caused turnover in win over archrival Lafayette (4/20) … Had a groundball and caused turnover four days earlier at Loyola (4/16) … Recorded a groundball against Rutgers (4/5) … Tied a career-high two groundballs at Navy (3/30) … Finished with a career-high two draw controls, along with a groundball and caused turnover, vs. American (3/26) … Caused a turnover in Patriot League opener against Holy Cross (3/19) … One groundball at Davidson (3/15) … Two groundballs and a caused turnover at Liberty (3/12) … Tallied a draw control vs. Iona (3/5) … Began the season by corralling a groundball in first three career games, vs. No. 6 Penn State (2/12), Yale (2/21) and Mount St. Mary’s (2/27). Also had a draw control against both Penn State and Yale.

BEFORE LEHIGH: A five-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse and four-year letter winner in soccer … Enjoyed tremendous individual and team success at Mount Sinai High School … In 2015, was named a Top 100 Player to Watch on Long Island and was a County/Academic All-American … Led Mount Sinai to the Class C New York State Championship in 2015 ... Also led Mount Sinai to the County and Long Island Championships … As a junior, was named Long Island Metro Team 1, and was an Under Armour All-America Long Island Team member … Earned All-County, Academic All-American and All-Tournament Team honors … In 2013, Carron’s squad won the County, Long Island and State Championship, finishing undefeated … Individually, was the All-Division/Unsung Hero Award winner … Was All-Division in 2012 and led her team to a County and Long Island Championship, finishing as a State Finalist … 2014 All-County honoree in soccer … Excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society.

Tracy Carron

 

Mt Sinai Girls Lacrosse 
 

Shayna Pirreca

HONORS
2018 Tewaaraton Watch List
2018 IL/Women Honorable Mention Media All-American
2018 IWLCA All-Region Second Team
2018 First Team All-BIG EAST
2018 BIG EAST Honor Roll (3/6, 3/13, 3/20)
2018 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
2017 All-BIG EAST Second Team
2017 Tewaaraton Award Watch List
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2016 IWLCA All-South Second Team
2016 All-BIG EAST Second Team
2016 BIG EAST Attacker of the Week (2/16)
2015 BIG EAST Honor Roll (2/24)
 
SENIOR YEAR (2018)

  • Served as a captain in the 2018 season

  • Started all 21 games for the Gators during her senior campaign

  • Led the team with 81 points, putting her at 214 for her career

  • She became only the sixth Gator to score at least 200 points in a career and the ninth Gator to score at least 100 goals in a career

  • Finished the season with 59 goals, 22 assists, 16 FPGs, 16 ground balls and five caused turnovers

  • Her 16 FPGs are the second-most on the team

  • Scored a career-high seven points against Syracuse (3/7)

  • Posted a career-best six goals against UNC (3/3)

  • Scored the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat Loyola 17-16

  • Earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Tournament team

  • Finished her career fifth all-time in points (214), goals (154) and assists (60)

  • Holds the UF record for the longest goal-scoring streak at 40 games

  • Sits third all-time in Florida history for her 43-game streak of scoring at least one point in a game

  • Named to the Tewaaraton Watch List at the beginning of the season

  • Earned IL/Women Honorable Mention All-American honors

  • IWLCA All-Region Second Team honoree

  • Named First Team All-BIG EAST

  • Three-time BIG EAST Honor Roll selection (3/6, 3/13, 3/20)

 
JUNIOR YEAR (2017)

  • Named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List

  • Selected as an All-BIG EAST Second Team performer

  • Scored a career-high five goals twice: at Loyola (3/8/17) and versus No. 5 Syracuse (3/14/17)

  • Ranked third on the team with 50 goals

  • Set career highs in goals (50), points (65), shots (118), and caused turnovers (5)

  • Led all Gators with five games of at least six points

  • Holds the following positions on UF career charts after her three seasons: eighth place on the all-time assist list (38) and 10th on the all-time goals list (95)

 
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2016)

  • Played in all 20 games, including 18 starts

  • Tied a career-high with four goals twice: Michigan (2/13) & Penn State (5/15)

  • Scored three goals in just over a minute in the come-from-behind win against the Wolverines, and dished out the game-winning assist

  • Registered nine multiple-goal games, six multiple-assist games, and scored at least one point in 17 of 20 games

  • Ranked tied for first on the team in assists (17), and fourth in goals (31)

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (2015)

  • Appeared in 20 games, making two starts and led all UF freshmen in goals (14) and points (20)

  • Scored a goal and handed out an assist in NCAA Second Round vs. No. 2 UNC (5/10)

  • Registered two points on a goal and an assist against Cincinnati (4/15)

  • Netted two goals against Syracuse (3/10)

  • Totaled three points on one goal and two assists in win over Dartmouth (2/28)

  • Scored a career-high four goals on five shots against San Diego State (2/20)

  • Started first-career game against Jacksonville (2/11) and registered one ground ball

  • Tallied her first-career goal in season opener against No. 2 UNC (2/7)

 
BEFORE FLORIDA

  • During her five-year career at Mount Sinai High School and for head coach Al Bertolone, she totaled 203 goals and 86 assists

  • The fifth-ranked player from the 2014 recruiting class, according to Inside Lacrosse

  • Helped lead Mount Sinai, the top-ranked public school in the state of New York and fifth-ranked team in the country, to a 2013 New York State Championship

  • Member of 2011 New York State runner-up team

  • 2014 Under Armour All-American and MVP of 2014 UA Lacrosse Classic after scoring a game-high five points (three goals, two assists)

  • 2013 Under Armour Underclassmen Games All-Tournament Team

  • 2014 All-Long Island, three-time All-County selection (2012, 2013, 2014), 2014 All-Tri-State Team and All-Division selection in 2011

  • Named to the 2013 Inside Lacrosse Senior Watch List

  • Member of 2011 and 2013 Long Island and Suffolk County championship teams

  • Played five years of club lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets under head coach Becky Thorn where she led her team to a U15 National Championship

 

Kelsi Lonigro

Deanna Weisenburger

Haley Dillon

2019 (Sophomore)
Played in all 21 games with 20 starts on defense… Second Team All-Conference… Fourth in program history with 33 caused turnovers on the season… Recorded 29 ground balls.
 
2018 (Freshman)
Appeared in nine games… Picked up one ground ball at UMass Lowell (3/24)… Caused one turnover at Hartford (4/5).

High School
Four-year letterwinner under head coach Albert Bertolone at Mount Sinai High School… Two-time state champion… Also played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets prior to joining the Seawolves.


 

Rayna Sabella

2019 (Sophomore)
Played all 21 games with 20 starts in the midfield… Tallied 26 points from 19 goals and seven assists… Added in 18 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and two draw controls… Netted hat trick at Vermont (4/6)… Picked up career-high three ground balls on two different occasions… Caused career-high three turnovers three times… Named to America East All-Championship Team… Assisted the game-winning goal in overtime over James Madison (5/10) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.

2018 (Freshman)
Played in 20 total games for the Seawolves, scoring four goals to go along with one assist for five total points… Recorded first career goal vs. Denver (2/25)… Named to America East All-Rookie squad… Helped the Seawolves win their sixth-straight America East Conference title, achieving the program’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking.

High School
Played midfield/defense for Albert Bertolone at Mount Sinai High School… honor roll and scholar athlete while in high school… Also played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets prior to joining the Seawolves…
 


 


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