CAPITAL LACROSSE CLUB COACHES BIOS
A native of Springfield, Virginia, Brian graduated from Longwood University in 1995 and went on to earn a Master’s in Education at George Mason University. While in school at Longwood, Brian was the Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach where, in 1993, his team had a perfect 12-0 record. Brian has been the Varsity Girls Lacrosse Head Coach at West Springfield High School since 1997 where he has compiled a career record of 173-70 over 17 seasons. In 2007, he led the Spartans to a 17-1 overall record, won the Patriot District Championship and Brian was named Patriot District and Northern Region Coach of the Year. He has coached Mid-Atlantic teams at the US Lacrosse National Schoolgirl Tournament six times. Brian has coached for Capital Lacrosse since 2007 and he and his wife Leah, reside in Springfield, Virginia.
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Emily attended Radnor High School where she was a three-sport varsity athlete, playing tennis, ice hockey and lacrosse. In 2007, Emily was a goalkeeper for the U.S. U-19 national team. She recorded a shutout in the team's gold medal victory at the IFWLA World Championship in Peterborough, Canada. Emily went on to play lacrosse at The College of William & Mary, where she was a four-year starting goalkeeper. She garnered All-CAA second team and rookie team in 2008, the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award (2008 & 2010) and was elected team captain by her teammates for three consecutive seasons (2009, 2010, 2011). She holds the school record for career saves at 611. Emily graduated from William & Mary with a degree in History and Secondary Education. She currently works as a middle school teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools, and is pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech. Emily is also entering her third season as an assistant coach for the West Springfield High School Varsity Girls' Lacrosse team.
A pioneer for women's lacrosse in the Northern VA area, Micky helped start the first varsity girls lacrosse team at Fairfax High School in 1990. Entering college at GMU in 1991, Micky played on the club field hockey and club lacrosse teams for two years. In the Fall of 1993, GMU Women's Lacrosse went from club status to a Division 1 NCAA official team. Micky was part of the inaugural year and second season as a starting attack player for the GMU Patriots. After graduating from GMU with a degree in Physical Education, Micky went on to coach HS varsity lacrosse for three years. She took 13 years off to raise her three boys with her husband Bryan. Currently Micky is coaching at Robinson Secondary School as the JV head coach. She is proud to be part of the 2015 and 2016 State Championship Girls Lacrosse teams at Robinson!
Originally from upstate New York (Syracuse and Buffalo), Tim was a three sport athlete playing football, basketball and lacrosse. Tim then went on to play defense for Ithaca College. After graduating from Ithaca with a Degree in Health and Physical Education, Tim has been teaching and coaching for Fairfax County Public Schools. Tim was head varsity boys coach at Lee High School before he had two daughters which led him to learn and love the girls' game. Since then he has coached at the youth, high school and club levels. Tim has been an assistant coach for Robinson Secondary School since 2012 and helped lead the girls in back to back 6A state championships. He is also US Lacrosse level 1 and 2 certified.
Coach Bill Lewis is originally from Long Island and brings with him a lifetime of knowledge, skills and love of the game. After high school Coach Lewis joined the United States Coast Guard, where he has served for 16 years. His travels in the Coast Guard, has given him the opportunity to coach both boys & girls of all ages throughout the United States. He has served in both Head and Assistant coaching roles at the high school Varsity level and club lacrosse in Miami, San Francisco, and in Northern Virginia and is currently the Girls Lacrosse Head Coach at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax Virginia. He has also coached at the youth level in Maryland, California, Florida, New York and various leagues throughout Northern Va. Coach Lewis has Level I & Level II coaching certifications, and is training to be a US Lacrosse Continuing Education Trainer.
Most recently Ashley was inducted into the 2019 USL Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame. Ashley played for Virginia and was a two time All-American Attacker helping the Cavaliers to three straight ACC Championships. She was twice selected to the All-ACC & All-ACC Tournament Teams and finished her college career as 3rd All-Time in assists & 8th in points for UVA. She was on the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2007 when the Cavaliers went all the way to the NCAA Championship Game. Ashley attended W.T. Woodson H.S. winning three state lacrosse championships and a field hockey state title and was The Washington Post 1st Team All-Met in both Lacrosse and Field Hockey. Ashley continues to stay involved with lacrosse by officiating high school and youth games and playing on a post-collegiate club team, One Love. Ashley works for the Washington Redskins in the Special Events Department and resides in Alexandria, VA.
Coach Gaby began playing lacrosse her sophomore year of high school at Bishop Ireton High School. She played club lacrosse for 1 summer and was recruited by Florida Southern College. By her sophomore year, she became 3rd team All-American. Junior and senior year, she was
1st team All-American as well as 1st team All SSC. Senior year of college Gabby was named one of the captains and helped lead her team to a National Championship. Gabby graduated in 2016 with a BS in Criminology and began working towards a Master’s degree at George Mason University in Terrorism and Homeland Security. She is entering her second year as the JV Lacrosse Head Coach for Bishop Ireton and assisting with the Varsity team.
At Downingtown West High School in Pennsylvania, Bethany was a three sport athlete in soccer, lacrosse, and swimming. She was a member of both Downingtown West's State Championship soccer team and District swim team in 2006. The same year, Bethany captained the lacrosse team and earned the Charles M. Way All-American Award. Additionally, she was named Academic All-American in 2005 and 2006. She then attended University of Pennsylvania from 2006-2010. When she was a member of the team, the Quakers won three Ivy League titles and competed in three NCAA Final Fours. In 2009, Bethany was awarded the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Award. During her time at Penn, she also coached for PA Express in 2008 and 2009. After graduation, Bethany moved to Washington, D.C., worked as a healthcare consultant, and is now pursuing her doctorate in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. Bethany has coached two other Capital teams prior to this season.
Maggie was on the US Lacrosse Squad from 1990-1997 and was a member of the 1993 and 1997 U.S. World Cup Championship Teams. She was co-captain of Harvard University's 1990 NCAA Division 1 National Championship Team. While at Harvard, she was a two-time First Team All-American, a four-time First Team All-Ivy, the 1990 Ivy League Player of the Year and the 1987 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Maggie was awarded a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship for outstanding achievement as a scholar and an athlete. Maggie is a member of the 2015 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and she has been inducted into the Hall of the Fame for the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, Harvard University, and St. Stephens & St. Agnes School. Prior to attending the University of Virginia School of Law, she was an assistant coach at Harvard University for one season and the head coach at Episcopal High School for two seasons. Maggie coached the Stars 2018 Blue team for three years and was a youth coach for the Alexandria Lacrosse Club for six years. Maggie is currently an attorney in private practice and she and her husband, Jack Fontham, reside in Alexandria with their two children.
The owner of Lacrossover, Sarah Walsh was a 3x Academic All-American and a 2005 NCAA National Champion at Northwestern University. She was the former assistant coach at UMass and former player and head coach for the Ireland Women's National Lacrosse Team
Maggie plays for Boston University and has made the Patriot League All-Academic team two years in a row. She was captain at Bishop Ireton High School where she was All-Met and helped BI win 2 WCAC and 2 state championships.
The Princeton all-time leading scorer Olivia Hompe returns to the program in 2017-18 as a graduate student coach of the Tigers.
A finalist for the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy, Hompe was a nominee for the award twice during her career. A two-time All-America, earning first-team honors as a senior when she was also named the Ivy League Attacker of the Year. In 2017 Hompe led the nation in goals per game and was third in points per game as she set the Princeton single-season record for goals and points in a season.
Hompe finished her career as the all-time leader at Princeton in goals (198) and points (285), more than any other women's or men's lacrosse player in Princeton history. She is a three-time unanimous first-team All-Ivy League and was named to the Ivy League All-Tournament Team three times and was the MVP in 2016. Hompe holds six Ivy League Tournament records in goals, assists and points in both a game and in a tournament
The 2017 IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year was named Academic All-Ivy League three times and the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll twice.
She is a candidate for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Hompe graduated from Princeton as a Woodrow Wilson School concentrator and a certificate in Near Eastern Studies. Proficient in Arabic, she focuses on security studies in the Middle East and North Africa and earned Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) award last year.