COACHES


Lorraine Beers

Lorraine has been a Phantastix coach for over 10 years. She is currently the head coach at Archbishop Carroll High School, where in her 17 seasons she has led the Patriots to 16 consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League championships and 6 District 12 championships. Under her tenure, the Carroll program has produced over 60 collegiate athletes, 20 High School All Americans and a 205 game win streak in the Catholic League. Lorraine spent her college career at Drexel University, where she was a 4 year starter for the Dragons.


Maddy Blakeman

Maddy is a 2016 graduate of Loyola University, where was a leading attacker for the Greyhounds. Maddy was an All-Patriot League First Team and All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team selection as a senior at Loyola, leading the team with 39 goals and 62 total points while tying for the team lead with 23 assists. She scored 68 goals in her career at Loyola, helping lead the Greyhounds to three Patriot League titles and two NCAA Tournament wins in 2013 and 2014. Maddy was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll three times along with being a Dean's List student at Loyola. At the conclusion of her senior year, Maddy was selected to represent Loyola in the IWLCA North/South Senior All-Star Game. Maddy, who is originally from Florida, is a graduate of Saint Edward’s Varsity Lacrosse, where shew as a Three-time US Lacrosse All-American. She was the first player from Florida to play for Loyola. Maddy graduated from Loyola with a bachelor's of business administration in marketing. She is currently working with Temple lacrosse staff as the Director of Operations.


Monica Borzillo

Monica Borzillo is a rising sophomore attacker at the University of Cincinatti. She had a breakout freshman year and was named Big-East Conference Freshman of the week 5 different times during the 2017 season. Monica broke the program’s single-season record for points (73) as well as single-game program records for points (10) and assists (6). She was named to the All- Big East second team for her outstanding play. Prior to UC, Monica was an All American at Conestoga High School where she led her team to the school’s first ever PIAA State Championship. Monica was named Daily Local, Philly and Public School Player of the year during her senior season. She set the Conestoga High School record for assists. In addition to lacrosse, Monica was also a 3 year letter winner in soccer. Monica is a proud Phantastix alumna.


Annie Brophy

Annie Brophy is a 2012 graduate of James Madison University, where she was a 4-year midfielder for the Dukes. Brophy led her teams to two CAA Championships and NCAA tournament appearances. Annie was a second team All-Conference player and 3x CAA Commissioners Academic award winner. Annie was voted team captain during her senior season. She was also a 2x team “Purple Pride” award winner, given for exceptional leadership. Before playing for the Dukes, Annie was an All American at Archbishop Carroll. She exceled in both lacrosse and soccer for the Patriots and was multiples times all league, All-Delco and All-Main Line. She was Delco Player of the year for soccer. Annie is a proud Phantastix alumna and enjoys coaching for the club because it allows her to stay connected to a sport that created so many opportunities for her as a student and an athlete!


Jen DePetris Corcoran

Jen is a 2006 graduate of Monmouth University. She played four years on defense for the Hawks where she was a team leader in ground balls. Jen was also team captain her senior year. Prior to Monmouth, Jen was a standout player at Archbishop Carroll where she led the Patriots to their first two Catholic League championships in school history. Jen has been coaching with the Phantastix for 10 years. In addition, Jen also coaches for the Haverford Blaze and is a certified special education teacher within the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Jen is part of a big lacrosse family; her sisters, Jill and Jackie, both played at Syracuse, and her youngest sister, Jamie, played at the University of New Hampshire. Jen loves coaching Phantastix because she loves helping young girls gain confidence and other skills like teamwork and accountability, which will help them become successful, dynamic young women.


Taylor DeBernardi

Taylor DeBernardi is a rising senior at Ursinus College where she is a 3 year starter on the women’s lacrosse team. In 2016, Taylor was a Centennial Conference academic honor in 2016. Prior to Ursinus, Taylor was a four year field hockey and lacrosse player at Springfield Delco High School. She led her lacrosse team to the District 1 Championship her senior year and was the state runner up. Taylor is a proud Phantastix alumna. Her sister Gina who is a current member of our 2018 team.


Jamie Depetris

Jamie is a 2014 graduate of University of New Hampshire, where she competed as low defender. Jamie led the Wildcats to four America East playoff appearances. She was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team in her senior year and was awarded the America East All-Academic Team three times during her college career. Jamie was elected as Captain her senior year and was also awarded the Coaches' Award. Prior to UNH, Jamie graduated from Archbishop John Carroll High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and field hockey. She received US Lacrosse Academic Team Honors and All-Catholic Honors. Jen is part of a big lacrosse family; her sisters, Jill and Jackie, both played at Syracuse, and her oldest sister, Jen, played at Monmouth University. Jamie loves coaching Phantastix and hopes to give the current players the same great experience that she had when she was younger.


Sondra Dickey

Sondra Dickey is a rising sophomore at Lehigh University. In her rookie year for the Mountain Hawks, Sondra started every game netting 22 goals and 3 assists. She picked up 27 ground balls and caused 16 turnovers. Sondra was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week once during the season. Prior to Lehigh, Sondra was a standout at Conestoga High School. As a captain, she led her team to the school’s first ever PIAA championship. She was named First Team US All- American and All-Central League and all Southeastern PA.


Cara Filippelli

Cara is a 2011 graduate from Loyola University, where she was a four year starting midfielder for the Greyhounds. During her tenure, Cara was a three-time All-BIG EAST and two-time IWLCA ALL-Mid Atlantic Region honoree. She was the team recipient of the “Most Dedicated Award” and a finalist for the “Leadership Award” given to a member of the Loyola Athletic Community. As a sophomore, Cara set a school single-season record for caused turnovers per game and was named theWomenslacrosse.com National Defensive Player of the Week. Cara currently ranks seventh all-time at Loyola with 85 career caused turnovers. Prior to joining the Greyhounds, Cara was a standout athlete at Archbishop Carroll exceling in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was an All- American, All-Main Line, All-League and All-Delco honoree. She was also a finalist for the USA U-19 Team. Cara is a Phantastix alumna, along with her sisters Kate and Margaret. Kate graduated from Loyola in 2008 and Margaret currently plays attack for the Greyhounds. Cara is currently a Pediatric Speech Pathologist for Jefferson Hospital. She loves to coach Phantastix because she loves to share her passion for the game of lacrosse while positively mentoring the young athletes.

Kristen Gregory

Kristen is a 2014 graduate of Duquesne University, where she was a standout goalie for the Dukes. In 2013 she was a First Team All-Conference player, Defensive Player of the Week and Year for the Atlantic 10 Conference, an All-Tournament Team member for the Atlantic 10 and ranked eleventh in the nation for her goals against average. As a senior she was also selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game and made the Atlantic 10 Commissioners Honor Roll for seven semesters during her career at Duquesne. Prior to joining the Dukes, Kristen played for Owen J. Roberts, where she was a four-year player, a First Team All-Conference selection for the PAC-10 a named MVP of the girl’s lacrosse team. Kristen has stayed involved with the game since graduating from college as not only a coach for Phantastix, but also as the Assistant Varsity Coach/Goalie Coach for her high school alma mater in 2015 and 2016 and she will be joining as an Assistant Coach at Philadelphia University this fall. Fun Fact about Kristen: She was coached by two USA World Cup Gold Medalist players, Gina Oliver and Brian Dougherty, during the course of her playing career.


Scottie Growney

Scottie Rose Growney is an incoming freshman at the University of North Carolina where she will play attack for the Tar Heels. Scottie is a 2017 graduate of Conestoga High School where she was a leading midfielder for the Pioneers. Scottie was named a 2017 Senior Under Armour All American and a Preseason IL Women’s High School Team Watch list. She was a two-time U.S. Lacrosse All American and three-time All Central League honoree. Scottie was named Epoch/US Lacrosse High School Player of Week during her senior season. Scottie is a proud Phantastix alumna, who loves to coach because she wants to make sure the coming younger athletes have the same amazing experience she had!


Maggie Hanzsche

Maggie is a current defender and rising sophomore at Franklin and Marshall College. During the 2017 season, Maggie received the team's "Rookie of the Year" award. After starting every game her freshman season, Maggie helped the Diplomats win the Centennial Conference Championship while making it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. Prior to F&M, Maggie graduated from Conestoga High School where she played lacrosse for four years. As a captain her senior year, Maggie led her to team to the school’s first ever PIAA State Championship. Maggie also helped her team win the Central League in both 2015 and 2016. She was honored as 2nd team All-Mainline in 2016 season and was the recipient of the school's Jamie O'Brien Kindem Award her senior year. Maggie is a proud Phantastix alumna.


Sigourney Heerink

Sigourney is a rising junior goalie at Drexel University. Before Drexel she played for James Madison High School in Vienna, Va. She helped lead the team to four Liberty Conference Championships, as well a Northern Regional championship and a VHSL State title in 2013. Sigourney was a First Team All-Liberty Conference in 2014 and 2015. She was a two-time All-Northern Region selection and First Team All-State honoree in 2014. Sigourney was named All-Met Honorable Mention by the Washington Post in 2014 along with the 2015 Liberty Conference Defensive Player of the Year.


Madison Hurwitz

Madison Hurwitz is a 2013 graduate of Bucknell University where she was a leading attacker for the Bisons. Madison was a two-time captain, and graduated in the top echelon of all-time scorers in the program. At Bucknell, Madison majored in Psychology and Education. Immediately following graduation, Madison began graduate school at Rider University where she spent two years as the Head Coach of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team. Madison’s third year at Rider was spent interning as a School Psychologist in Council Rock School District and being an Assistant Varsity Coach at CR South. Madison graduated with an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology and is currently a School Psychologist at Pennsbury High School and the Head Lacrosse Coach at Council Rock South, her alma mater. As a Golden Hawk, Madison exceled on both the field hockey and lacrosse field. She scored 306 goals and tallied 104 assists. Madison, along with her sister Taylor (goalie), played club lacrosse for the Phantastix.


Emmie Kiely

Emmie Kiely is an incoming freshman at Brown University. She is a 2017 graduate of The Agnes Irwin School where she played on the Varsity lacrosse team for five years. During Emmie’s tenure, she helped lead AIS to three Inter-AC Championship titles and won two state championships. Emmie is a proud Phantastix alumna



Jess Brophy Lake

Jess is a 2009 graduate of James Madison University, where she was a four-year starter on defense for the Dukes. Brophy was voted captain both her junior and senior year. She was a three-year team leader in ground balls and caused turnovers. Jess was the recipient of the team’s “Purple Pride award” as a junior and the “Madison Award” as a senior. She was a three-time CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award winner and JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete. She was also a member of the Conference (CAA) All Rookie team as a freshman. Before JMU, Jess was a soccer and lacrosse standout at Archbishop Carroll. She was Main Line Player of the Year and Philadelphia Catholic league MVP in 2005. She was also a US Lacrosse All-American honorable mention and named All-Southeastern Pennsylvania as a senior. She was a multiple time All Conference, All-Delco, and All Main Line honoree in both lacrosse and soccer. Jess returned to coach at her alma mater, Archbishop Carroll, where she has spent the past five seasons. Jess is passionate about the sport of lacrosse and loves to share her enthusiasm and competitive spirit with the girls. She loves coaching Phantastix because it allows her to help young athletes improve their game and reach their goals just as she was able to do when she wore a Phantastix uniform.


Meghan McGillis

Meghan is a current midfielder for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Meghan graduated from Conestoga High School in 2013, where she was a standout athlete who exceled in both soccer and lacrosse. Meghan was team captain and MVP during her senior season at Conestoga, capping off her four-year high school career as an All-American, three-time first team all-league and All-Main Line honoree. Meghan is also a proud Phantastix alumni, along with her sister Brooke McGillis, who played at the University of New Hampshire. Their younger sister, Emma, is a current Phantastix player and verbally committed to Lehigh University.


Sarah Nicholson

Sarah is a current midfielder and rising junior at Cornell University, where her team won their first ever Ivy League Championship in 2016. Before Cornell, Sarah was a standout at Conestoga High School and for Phantastix. Sarah was selected for the Under Armour All-America Underclass Philadelphia Team before being named an All-Central League Honorable Mention and All-Main Line Honorable Mention in her senior season as captain at Conestoga. She was also a US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a senior and was the recipient of her school’s Jamie O’Brien Kindem Leadership Award. Sarah loves coaching Phantastix because she loves sharing her passion for lacrosse with the girls. She loves working hard to help young athletes reach their goals, see improvement, and most importantly, have fun!


Monica Johnson O’Brien

Monica is a 2009 graduate of Monmouth University, where she started every game in her collegiate career. She was a 3 time All-NEC player and was named as the NEC All-Tournament Team goalie in her freshman, sophomore and junior year. Monica ranked nationally in save percentage. She earned the nation’s sixth best save percentage in her junior year (.513) and 7th best in her freshman year (.525). She was ranked 22nd nationally in goals against average with 9.78. During her sophomore year season, Monica recorded 209 saves, the second best effort in school history. Monica led her squad to 4 NEC playoff appearances and 2 NEC championship titles. In addition, Monica was placed on the NEC Academic Honor Roll in her sophomore, junior and senior year. Before Monmouth, Monica was a standout at Archbishop Carroll High School, where she was an All-Catholic First Team Honoree as both a junior and senior. She was also an All-Main Line and All-Delco honoree. Monica enjoys coaching Phantastix because she loves to work with young goalies and share her experiences with them. Monica knows the highs and lows of being a goalie, and knows what it's like to step inside the crease on game day. She uses her knowledge to help mentor these athletes.


Alicia O’Neil

Alicia O'Neil is an incoming freshman at Cornell University where she will play for the Women’s Lacrosse Team. Alicia is a 2017 graduate from Agnes Irwin where she exceled on both the soccer and lacrosse fields. Alicia was a four year started on the lacrosse team and a co-captain for both soccer and lacrosse. She helped her lacrosse team win three Inter-Ac titles and two PAISSA state championships. Alicia played on the Under Armour uncommitted team in 2014, the Philly regional Under Armour team in 2015 and 2016, and the National Tournament Philly number one team in 2015. She was given the Coaches award for her lacrosse team at Agnes Irwin during her sophomore year. Alicia was a four-time All Delco and All Mainline honoree. Alicia is a proud Phantastix alumna.


Sarah Platt

Sarah Platt is a sophomore at the University of Virginia where she will play defense for the Cavaliers. Sarah was named to the Lax Magazine’s Watch list “Freshman 15: Women’s Lax Rookies Poised to Pounce” for the 2017 season. Sarah was a defender on the USA U-19 Team, where she helped lead the National Team to the Championship game in Scotland. Sarah is a 2016 graduate of Agnes Irwin School where she was an extremely decorated athlete for the Owls. She was a First Team All American, All-Phillylacrosse.com Team, All-league and All-Delco honoree. In 2015, she was a Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Mid Atlantic Top 10 Players to Watch and a USA Today: 60 for ’16 honoree. Sarah was named Under Armour All American. Sarah Platt is a proud Phantastix Alumna and coach!


Hannah Schmitt

Hannah Schmitt is a 2015 graduate of Loyola University, where she was a four year starting attacker for the Greyhounds. During her tenure, Hannah was a three-time IWLCA All Mid Atlantic Region, four time- all conference player and the first ever recipient of the Diane Geppi-Aikens Endowed Scholarship. Hannah received numerous “weekly player” accolades during her career including: Baltimore Sun Player of the Week, WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week ('12) and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Hannah was a consistent team leader in goals and had over 100 career points. Before playing for the Greyhounds, Hannah was a US Lacrosse All- American at Archbishop Carroll. She was the MVP of the Catholic League and a multiple times All-Catholic League, All-Delco and All-Main Line honoree. Hannah is a Phantastix alumna along with her younger sisters. Natalie currently starts midfield at Penn State University and Isabelle plays at the University of Delaware.


Liz Scott

Liz Scott is an in freshman at Loyola University in Maryland where she will play midfield for the Greyhounds. Liz is a 2017 graduate of Conestoga High School where she a four year starter for the Pioneers and led her team to three Central League Champions. Liz was named a 2017 Senior Under Armour All American and was named to the IL Women’s Lacrosse Top 40 Senior Watch List. Liz was a three-time US Lacrosse All American, three time All-Central League First team honoree, and two-time Central League MVP. Liz helped lead the Pioneers to their first ever PIAA State Championship in 2016. Liz is a proud Phantastix alumna. She loves coaching Phantastix so she can share her passion for the game of lacrosse and help grow the game.


Jackie DePetris Sexton

Jackie is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse University, where she was an impact player for the Orange. As a senior co-captain, Jackie led the team to an NCAA final four while recording career highs in goals and points on the season. She was a four-time BIG EAST All- Academic team member and a three-year starter. Prior to Syracuse, Jackie was a standout at Archbishop Carroll where she received All-League, All-Delco and All-Main Line honors. When not coaching for Phantastix, Jackie is a nurse at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Jackie is part of a big lacrosse family with two older sisters, Jen and Jill, who played at Monmouth and Syracuse respectively, and a younger sister, Jamie, who played at the University of New Hampshire. Jackie loves to coach for Phantastix with her sister Jen because she enjoys staying involved with lacrosse and wants to be a positive role model for young female athletes who love the support as well.


Sam Swart

Samantha Swart is an incoming freshman at Syracuse University where she will play midfield for the Orange. Same is a 2017 graduate of Archbishop John Carroll High School where she was a four year starter for the Patriots. Samantha earned U.S. Lacrosse All American, All PASLA, and All Catholic MVP both in her junior and senior year. She was named All-Catholic League, All-Delco and All-Main Line all four years of her high school career. Samantha was a Pre-Season All USA 2nd team honoree and named to the Senior Under Armour All American Team. Samantha was selected to play on the Under Armour Team, the Brine National Tournament and the PA Pride games. She was a finalist for the Heather Leigh Albert Award. Samantha also played field hockey and basketball for Archbishop Carroll. She is currently a member of the USA U19 Field Hockey Team. Samantha loves to coach Phantastix because she feels the club helped shape her into the lacrosse player she is today. She looks forward to helping younger lacrosse players learn to be the best they can be!


Sami Walters

Sami is a current goalie at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is studying biochemistry. Sami started every game during her freshman year and was placed on the All-Rookie team. As the starting goalie, Sami helped her team to win their Conference (Atlantic 10) Championship and compete all the way to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament. Sami graduated from Spring-Ford High School in 2015 where she was a letter winner in lacrosse. Sami is a proud Phantastix alumna.


Brooke Watson

Brooke is a graduate of West Chester University where she played both field hockey and lacrosse for the Rams. Brooke is a seasoned lacrosse coach who began her career as the Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse coach at Harvard for two years. She then spent the past 21 years coaching at Germantown Academy, and is currently entering her 3rd season as head coach. Brooke served as the head Brine Pennsylvania Coach for the past 3 years, and led her team to a Championship title in both 2015 and 2016. She was also the Assistant Coach for the Under Armour Game in 2016. For the past 16 years, Brooke has served as the head high school clinician at American Lacrosse Camp in Florida. Beyond coaching, Brooke sits on various selection committees including Brine, Under Armour, and the Heather Leigh Albert Award.


Katherine White

Kate White is rising sophomore defender at Darthmouth College. Prior to Dartmouth, Kate was a four-year letter winner for soccer and lacrosse at The Agnes Irwin School. Kate helped lead her team to three Inter-Academic League Championships and win the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship with a record of 23-1. Kate was a U.S. Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American during her senior year. Kate was also an All-Southeastern Pennsylvania and All-Delaware County honoree.


JoAnn Yusko

JoAnn is a graduate of West Chester University, where she was a dual-sport athlete playing both field hockey and lacrosse for the Rams. JoAnn is an extremely seasoned lacrosse coach. She began her coaching career at Marple Newtown High School, where she led her team to 3 Undefeated State Championships and 7 Central League Championships. She was State Runner-Up 3 times and was named Coach of the Year on 6 different occasions. Following her tenure at Marple, JoAnn served as an Assistant Lacrosse coach at University of Pennsylvania, Co-Varsity lacrosse coach at Radnor High School and Head Selector of PASLA. JoAnn has coached over 20 US Team Lacrosse player, 64 All-Americans, and numerous All-Star teams. JoAnn was the youngest coach to be inducted into the Marple Newtown Hall of Fame.