Women's National Team Tryouts
March 3, 2018 5-7pm
Seton Catholic High School
Caitlin Bebout: Caitlin started playing lacrosse in 2003. She attended Arizona State University where she became captain and All American. After graduation, she spent six years as the Varsity Coach at Xavier College Preparatory, helping lead the team to two State Championship titles and the Honor the Game award. In 2012, Caitlin was named Coach of the Year. Caitlin is now the head coach at Hamilton High School and the President of the Arizona Storm, a post-collegiate women's team. She's passionate about lacrosse and is excited to bring her love of the game to the 2018 Women's National Tournament, helping represent Arizona.
Katie Dirvonas: Katie started playing lacrosse in eighth grade for Pinnacle High School. During her senior year, she served as team captain, leading Pinnacle to its first ever AZGLA State Championship title. That year, Katie also led the league in total points scored and still holds the league record for most assists in a single season. After high school, Katie played all four years on Arizona State University's Club Lacrosse Team. She served as a team captain her senior year, and helped her team reach the WWLL Championship Tournament. After college, Katie coached with local Arizona clubs Desert Heat and East Valley Vortex. In 2015, she re-established Corona del Sol's Girls Lacrosse program, which had been disbanded for three years. This season, Katie is very excited to have Corona del Sol in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions for the first time in five years. Katie continues to play with the Arizona Storm Women's Lacrosse Team and is thrilled to work with talented young players during the 2018 Women's National Tournament.
Head Selector Tracy Gallihugh: Tracy is entering her second year as Grand Canyon University's women's lacrosse head coach after guiding her first Lopes team to a national semifinal finish. The decorated veteran player is a graduate of Alma College, an NCAA Division Ill member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Coach Gallihugh spent the 2016 season as assistant coach for Horizon High School (Arizona). While at Horizon, she was responsible for coaching offense, conditioning and player development. She also worked as a U15 coach for the East Valley Girls Lacrosse travel team. In 2013, she coached in the Grand Rapids fall league, where she developed high school athletes. She went on to serve as an assistant to the strength and conditioning staff at Alma College and has worked in the Phoenix area providing design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs as a master trainer. Coach Gallihugh earned many accolades and honors as a four-year starter at center midfield for Alma. In 2014, she led all NCAA Division Ill scorers with 89 goals in 19 games. She currently holds four MIAA all-time conference records including most goals and points in a game and most goals and points in a season. She received multiple MIAA offensive and defensive Player of the Week awards. Coach Gallihugh was selected 1st Team All-Conference twice and 2nd Team All-Conference once. She was nominated for Alma Female Athlete of the Year twice and finished her college career ranked 6th in career goals in Division Ill (2015).
Emily Reverman: Emily is in her second season as a GCU women's lacrosse assistant coach. She is a graduate of Alma College, with a degree in elementary education. She played all four of her college years on the Alma College women's lacrosse team, competing in the MIAA Division Ill. During her college career, she made the First Team All-Conference twice and Second Team All-Conference once, as well as being named Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week and receiving several team awards. Coach Reverman started and played in every game of her college career (67). Coach Reverman started her coaching career while still in school by coaching off-season high school lacrosse, including Champion Lacrosse and Rapid Lax. Through Emily's eight years of playing competitive lacrosse, three years of being team captain and her high school coaching experience, she has become a respected defensive specialist. She is working hard with the Lopes to form an unstoppable defense by implementing several different defensive styles along with some phenomenal defensive plays.
Noemi Barter: Noemi started playing lacrosse as a freshman at Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA. She recruited herself to play at the collegiate Division I level first at University of Denver for her freshman year, and then transferred and finished her playing career as a Buckeye at The Ohio State University. After graduating from OSU, she moved back home and coached at her alma mater high school for five years. Noemi successfully coached the program to winning its first North Coast Section title within 4 years. During this time she started her own club team, Triple Threat Lax, and helped over 100 players be recruited to top Division I, II, and Ill programs across the nation. Noemi also officiates at the NCAA Division I level.
Casey Connor: Casey is the Founder and National Director of C2 Lacrosse.
Calvert Hall Assistant Varsity Coach, Towson, MD (2011-2016) St Paul's School for Girls Volunteer Coach (2014)
UMBC Women's Lacrosse Volunteer Coach (2006-2009)
Mt St Mary's Women's Lacrosse Volunteer Coach (2001-2005)
10 years exp. as a Professional Lacrosse Player (MLL, NLL, LXM Pro, 2001-2011) 2005 MLL Champion (Baltimore Bayhawks)
2006 Unsung Hero (Baltimore Bayhawks)
3X NCAA All-American 1998-2000 (University of Maryland) Team Captain 2000 (University of Maryland)
Lisa Staedt Ojea: Lisa was one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy for the nation's top player her senior season in 2003 and was also a 2002 Tewaaraton Trophy nominee. A three-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American in 2001, 2002 and 2003, she was recognized on the first team her senior season. She was a two-time CAA Player of the Year as a junior and senior, as well as named to the All-South , All-CAA and Virginia Sports Information Directors All State First Teams her last three seasons. She earned CAA All-Tournament honors in each of her last three seasons, including the Most Valuable Player award in 2003 after leading JMU to its second league title in three years. For her efforts in 2003, she was named JMU's Female Athlete of the Year. A four year starter and member of the CAA Silver Anniversary team, Staedt holds JMU records for season (76 in 2003) and career (187) ground balls and ranks third on the Dukes' career goals list (161), fourth on the career points list (224) and fifth on the career assists list (63). She was also a member of the Dukes' 2000 NCAA semifinalist team, part of competing in three NCAA Tournaments in her career.