Alex Kahoe Head Coach
Alex Kahoe was named the head coach of the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse program on August 11, 2014. Most recently the head girls’ varsity lacrosse coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, she is the third head coach in program history.
“We are pleased and fortunate to have Alex and her rich experience as a scholar-athlete, with six NCAA championship rings and extensive international service join the Hawk Hill community,” said Director of Athletics Don DiJulia. “Our student-athletes will greatly benefit from her leadership and passion to enhance their experience as Everyday Champions.”
“I am incredibly excited about the vision and direction of the athletic department and the women’s lacrosse program,” said Kahoe. “It is an exciting time to be a Hawk.
“St Joe's has tremendous resources academically, athletically, and geographically, in terms of both the university and the sport. I look forward to working with this team and leading them into a new era. I am excited to work with the student-athletes and to help guide them to being the best they can be on and off the field.”
2nd year at SJU
Alma Mater: Maryland '00
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Colleen Dawson Assistant Coach
Colleen Dawson has joined the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse coaching staff for the 2015 season.
Dawson joins the Hawks after spending two years as the director of lacrosse operations at Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore, where she was primarily responsible for running day-to-day operations of the program, including but not limited to film breakdown, travel, and meals. Additionally, Dawson organized the inaugural “Houndraiser,” a silent auction fundraiser that raised over $11,000 for the women’s lacrosse program.
Dawson has coached at both the youth and high-school level with the Richmond Rapids and D1 Finish Line, respectively, and has years of experience with instructional camps and clinics; at both Maryland and Loyola, Dawson worked alongside coaching staffs to run maximum exposure camps and clinics and spent time as a clinic instructor at Drawthority.
2nd Year at SJU
Alma Mater Maryland '11
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Becky Lynch Assistant Coach
Becky Lynch has joined the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse coaching staff for the 2015 season.
Lynch enjoyed a decorated four-year career at the University of North Carolina, where she was a Tewaaraton Award Finalist, First-Team-All American, and All-ACC selection in 2012. She is UNC’s single-season and all-time career assist record holder and the Tar Heel in program history to be named to the All-ACC Tournament Team for four consecutive years. She was recognized as a “Leader of Distinction” in 2012 by the Carolina Leadership Academy.
Lynch spent the past year as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina, where she trained two All-ACC goalkeepers and worked with the scout team while assisting the offensive and defensive game strategies and execution.
2nd Year at SJU
Alma Mater North Carolina '12
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