FLG Coaches Bios

FLG Girls Select Coaches – 2017/2018 Season

Lisa Christiansen – Director of Goalie Development

Cortland, BS, ’85 & Hofstra University, MS, ’89

  • 1987 to 2007: Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Syosset High School
  • 1985 to Present: PE teacher at Syosset Central School Disctrict
  • 2005 – Present: Coaches Education Trainer & Soft stick trainer for US Lacrosse
  • 2006 – Present: Trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance
  • 2016 – Present: Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Walt Whitman High School
  • Present: LIU Post Goalie Trainer
  • Team Manager for US Women’s U19 Team. World Champions in ’99, ’03, ’07
  • Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Board Member of South Huntington Youth Lacrosse
  • 2017 – Present: Coach for FLG Lacrosse

Bob Schmitt – 2020 Team

SUNY Cortland

  • 1980-1981: Varsity Lacrosse Player at Northport High School
  • 1982-1983: Played Lacrosse for SUNY Cortland
  • 1989: One year assistant coach at Northport High School
  • 2009: Since 2009 Bob has served as Co-Director and Co-Head Coach fron the LI Togz Girls Lacrosse Club. While coaching Bob has worked to develop and aid over two dozen athletes to division I,II and III schools.
  • 2016: Started work for FLG as the Women’s Director as well as Club Coach
  • 2016: Started as assistant coach for SUNY Old Westbury

Dianna Schmitt – Team 2020

Mercyhurst University 

  • 2013: All Conference Player at Clarke
  • 2014: All County Player at Clarke
  • 2014-2015: LISGYLL and Levittown PAL Coach for the past few years
  • 2016: Awarded Rookie of the Year at Mercyhurst and member of the school’s first PSAC championship team
  • 2017: Summer Camp director as Hofstra Summer Camp
  • 2017: Camp Counselor and assistant coach for FLG
  • 2018: Junior captain

Nicole DiGregorio – 2021 Team  

Molloy College

  • 2011 – 2015: Volunteer for Levittown PAL Clinics
  • 2014-2015: 2 Year Varsity starter at Kellenberg Memorial High School where she won the Most Improved Award as well as the NSCHSGAA All league player and was named senior year captain.
  • 2015-2016: Appeared in 11 games at Siena College as a freshman and made one defensive start
  • 2016-Present: Appeared in 11 games on defense.
  • 2017: Worked for the Millon Lacrosse Camp

Brianna Wilson – 2021 Team

Molloy College

  • 2012-2016: Attended Island Trees High School where she was an All Conference and All County Lacrosse Player and was also named Female Athlete of the Year.
  • 2016: All- ECC 2nd Team Selection, Molloy College Freshman Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2017: All-ECC 1st Team selection, IWCLA All-North Region 3rd Team, Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year & Sister Marie Delourdes Smith’s over all Female Athlete of the Year, Set a single-game point record with 12 points against American International College & Set program record for points in a season with 80 points

Jess Volpe – 2022 Team

Stony Brook University

  • 2009-2013: Five year Varsity Lacrosse letter winner and Four Year Varsity Winter Track Letter winner at Hauppauge and Rocky Point High School
  • 2010: All League player
  • 2011- Member of Under Armour All American Underclassmen Team
  • 2012: ESPN Watch List Top 50 Juniors
  • 2013: Lacrosse All County, Winter Track All County, and winter track academic all county
  • 2013: Named lacrosse team MVP and Winter Track Team MVP
  • 2013-2017: Member of the Stony Brook Womens Lacrosse Team, won the America East Championship all four years
  • 2013-2016 Raid Travel Girls Lacrosse Head Coach (Travel team based out of Hauppauge L.I.)
  • 2014-2017: Competed in four consecutive rounds in NCAA Tournament
  • 2016: America East Second Team All Conference Player
  • 2017: Team Captain
  • 2017: Honorable Mention All American by ILWomen
  • 2017: Second Team All Conference Player
  • 2017: Selected for IWLCA Senior All-Star Game
  • 2017: Member of Philadelphia Force Women’s Professional Lacrosse Team
  • 2018:  Member of Upstate Pride Women’s Professional Lacrosse team
  • 2018: Present: Head Varsity Girls Lacrosse coach at Harborfields

Tim Daly – 2022 Team

Adelphi University

  • Played High School Lacrosse for MacArthur H.S and was a captain and All-County/All-Conference selection
  • 2011-present: Coach/Camp Counselor at Town of Hempstead Lacrosse Academy
  • 2012-2013: Two-year member of Nassau Community College (NCC) lacrosse team and was an All Region/All District Selection athlete at NCC
  • 2014-2015: Two-year member of Adelphi varsity lacrosse team
  • 2014-present: Checkmate Lacrosse Coach
  • 2015-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Lauren Lomonaco – 2023 Team

CW Post

  • 2003: Graduate of Massapequa High School (All-County)
  • 2003-2007: Four year member of CW Post Varsity Lacrosse Team (All-American)
  • 2007: Undefeated 2007 Division II National Championship
  • 2018: 2007 team inducted into the Post Hall of Fame
  • 2014-present: Syosset High School Girls Lacrosse Head Coach
  • 2015: Syosset’s 1st ever Nassau County Championship
  • 2018-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Emily Murray – 2023 Team

Dominican, BS ’15 & St. John’s, Masters of Science, Literacy, Birth-Grade 11 ’19

  • Head Counselor at SportsPro Summer camps (2014)
  • JV Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Comsewogue Schools (2016)
  • 7th & 8th Grade English and ENL Teach at South Huntington Schools (2016 – Present)
  • Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Walt Whitman High School (2017 – Present)
  • FLG Lacrosse Coach (1st Year)

Robyn Pastuch – 2024 Team

University of Connecticut

  • 2001-2004: Four-year starter at Calhoun High School where she finished her career with 366 points and was a top scorer on her lacrosse team in both her junior and senior years
  • 2003: Earned “All Galaxy” honors from the Long Island Yellow Jackets
  • Received All-County (2002, 2003, 2004) and All-Conference (2001) accolades
  • 2004: Academic All-American (2004)
  • 2005: ECAC Champions
  • 2005-2008: four-year member of UCONN varsity lacrosse team
  • 2009: Served as Assistant Coach for Adelphi University which finished the season undefeated (18-0), #1 IWLCA national ranking and the NCAA Division II National Champions.
  • 2009-Present: Assistant Coach at George W. Hewlett High School
  • 2014-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Samantha DiSalvo – 2024 Team

SUNY Stony Brook ’18

  • 2011: Named All – Conference and was a two-time All-Nassau County honoree (2012 & 2014) while she also played for Long Island Yellow Jackets
  • 2011-2014: Four-year letterwinner at Hewlett High School
  • 2015-present: second-year member of Stony Brook varsity lacrosse team
  • 2015: Named to America East All-Rookie Team
  • 2015-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Rory Sadoff Jr. – 2025 Team

University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • 2009-2012: Freshman starter on Massapequa High School Varsity Lacrosse team
  • 2011: Won All County as a Junior
  • 2012: Won All County for the second year in a row as a Senior
  • 2012: Committed to play D1 Lacrosse at UMass Amherst
  • 2013: Won the A10 Championship with her team
  • 2014: Won the A10 Championship for a second year in a row
  • 2015: Won the A10 Championship again! Her team then advanced to their first ever Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

Rory Sadoff – 2025 Team

Cornell University

  • At MacArthur: Played Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse
  • At Cornell: Committed and played lacrosse for Cornell’s D1 Program
  • 2003-2009: Coach for his PAL team in Massapequa
  • 2016-Present:  Coach for FLG with his daughter

Justin O’Connell – 2026 Team

University of Pennsylvania

  • 1998-2001: Member of UPenn varsity lacrosse program
  • 2001: Team Captain
  • 1997: Ray Enners Award winner as Suffolk County’s top lacrosse player
  • 2004-2011: Sachem East High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2012: Molloy College Assistant Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013-present: Sachem North High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013: Suffolk County Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 2011-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Carolyn Sumcizk – 2027 Team

Marist College

  • 2006-2009: four-year member of Marist varsity lacrosse team where she finished her career with 51 goals and 88 points and ranks 5th all-time in games played (68) and caused turnovers (55)
  • 2008: Helped Marist to for first ever NCAA Tournament (First Round)
  • 2008: Member of first ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship Team
  • 2008: All-MAAC Second Team honors and All-Academic Team
  • Serves as girls lacrosse director of the Oak Neck Athletic Council and served as Locust Valley High School (LVHS) Head Varsity lacrosse coach
  • 2009: All-MAAC First Team honors and All-Academic Team
  • 2011: Let LVHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse team to Nassau County Class C Championship
  • 2015-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Frank Meak – 2027 Team

  • 1997 to Present: PAL Youth Lacrosse Coach
  • 1 Year: Old Field Middle School Lacrosse Coach
  • 2016 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

FLG Boy’s Coaches – 2017/2018 Season

Devin Votta – 2020 Team

Siena College ‘17

  • 2010-13: FLG Select Player
  • 2010-2013: Four-year starter and two-time captain for Division Avenue High School where he totaled 113 points and 204 groundballs during high school career and was an All-County Selection in 2012 and 2013
  • 2010-2015: Coach at Levittown PAL
  • 2015-2017: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Academic All-Conference Team
  • 2014-2017: Four year player for Siena varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team and Senior Captain
  • 2015-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Mike Hungerford – 2020 Team

Ithaca College

  • 1987-1990: Four-year member of Ithaca varsity lacrosse program
  • 1989-1990: Team Captain
  • 1994-1998: Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Plainview JFK High School
  • 1999-2012: Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Farmingdale High School
  • 2011: Farmingdale Men’s Lacrosse NYS Class A Champions
  • 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011: Farmingdale Men’s Lacrosse Nassau County Champions
  • 2016-present: Farmingdale High School Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Corey Winkoff – FLG Program Director, 2021 Team

University of Pennsylvania

  • Program Director, FLG Lacrosse & Head of Development, Lax4all Organization
  • Three-year letter winner at Cold Spring Harbor High School and helped CSH to New York State C title in 2006 and Nassau County Class C Championship in 2007
  • 2008-2011: Four-year member of UPenn varsity lacrosse team
  • 2011: Team Captain, Second-team All-Ivy League, Helped lead UPenn to 2011 NCAA Tournament (First Round), Finished career second on Penn’s all-time assist list (95) and 10th all-time in points (135)
  • 2011-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Eric Dunne – FLG Director, 2022 Team

University of Albany

  • 2003-2006: Four-year member of Albany varsity lacrosse team
  • 2002, 2004, & 2005: America East Conference Champions
  • 2005: Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation Head Coach
  • 2007: SUNY Potsdam Offensive Coordinator
  • 2008: Molloy College Assistant Lacrosse Coach
  • 2008-2012: Hot Shots Lacrosse Club Owner & Coach
  • 2010: Wantagh High School Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach
  • 2011: Class A State Championship
  • 2012-present: Farmingdale High School Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Tim Holman – 2023 Team

Hofstra University

  • 2007: Helped Garden City to Long Island and Nassau County championships in
  • 2008-2011: Four-year member of Hofstra varsity lacrosse team
  • 2011: Team Captain
  • 2010: Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Commissioner’s Academic Award Recipient
  • 2013: Holy Trinity Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2010-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Rich Winkoff – 2024 Team

Towson State University

  • 1983: Graduate of Fox Lane High School (High School Lacrosse All-American)
  • 1983-1987: Four year member of Towson State University Varsity Lacrosse Team and Senior Captain (Played in USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game)
  • 2001-2015: Cold Spring Harbor Youth Lacrosse Coach
  • 2018-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Nick Woll – 2024 Team

Duke University

  • 2001: Graduate of Walt Whitman High School. Captain of Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse Teams. 3X All-Suffolk County Midfielder. Newsday All-Long Island Football Player.
  • 2013: Inducted into Walt Whitman Athletics Hall of Fame
  • 2005: Graduate of Duke University
  • 2001-2002: Duke Varsity Lacrosse
  • 2003-2005: Player/Coach Duke Club Lacrosse
  • 2009-2016: Portledge Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach (3 IPPSAL Championships, 7 Straight Playoff Appearances)
  • 2011-2015: Cold Spring Harbor Junior High Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
  • 2014: Argentina National Lacrosse Team Assistant Coach (FIL World Lax Championship)
  • 2016-2017: Cold Spring Harbor Varsity Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach (NY State Champions)
  • 2017-present: Portledge Varsity Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
  • 2018-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Kenny Garcia – 2024 Team

SUNY Cortland

  • 1990: Graduated from Long Beach HS where he played lacrosse
  • 1990-1994: Played lacrosse at SUNY Cortland, where he played attack. At Cortland he was a 1994 All American player, as well as the winner of the Red Dragon Letter Award, North-South game participant and game MVP in 1994.
  • 1995: Upstate Lacrosse Club Team Member
  • 1997-1998: Volunteer Coach at Long Island Pride Lacrosse
  • 1996-2000: North Hempstead “Gamecocks” Lacrosse club (USCLA), where he made the All-Club Team Selection and in 2000 was the “Player of the Year”
  • 1996-1998: Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Long Beach High School
  • 1998-2017: Assistant Coach at Farmingdale High School

Andrew Benazzi – 2025 Team

University of Delaware

  • 2000-2004: Four-year member of Delaware varsity lacrosse team
  • 2005: Coach at New York Lacrosse Academy
  • 2005-2008: Chaminade High School Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Devin Votta – 2027 Team

Siena College ‘17

  • 2010-13: FLG Select Player
  • 2010-2013: Four-year starter and two-time captain for Division Avenue High School where he totaled 113 points and 204 groundballs during high school career and was an All-County Selection in 2012 and 2013
  • 2010-2015: Coach at Levittown PAL
  • 2015-2017: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Academic All-Conference Team
  • 2014-2017: Four year player for Siena varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team and Senior Captain
  • 2015-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Mike Winkoff – CEO, 2027 Team

Ithaca College

  • CEO, FLG Lacrosse & President, Lax4all Organization
  • 1980-1983: Four-year member of Ithaca varsity lacrosse team
  • 1983: Led the team in scoring, was a senior captain and led the Bombers to the Quarterfinals in the Division III Tournament
  • 1991: Took over as Director of the Cold Spring Harbor (CSH) PAL Program.
  • 2001: Joined the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation (LIMLF) as a Board Member and Summer Coach
  • 2006: Co-founded, “For the Love of the Game” (FLG Lacrosse, Inc.)
  • 2010: Launched Lax4all Organization, designed towards building and sustaining youth lacrosse programs in “non-traditional” lacrosse communities
  • 2011: named by US Lacrosse Magazine “one of the top ten most influential people in youth lacrosse today”
  • Presented, “Coach to Teach, Not to Win”, at 2011 US Lacrosse Convention, focused on a coach’s fundamental role in both the discipline and character development for youth lacrosse player

Justin O’Connell – 2028 Team

University of Pennsylvania

  • 1998-2001: Member of UPenn varsity lacrosse program
  • 2001: Team Captain
  • 1997: Ray Enners Award winner as Suffolk County’s top lacrosse player
  • 2004-2011: Sachem East High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2012: Molloy College Assistant Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013-present: Sachem North High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013: Suffolk County Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 2011-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

Corey Winkoff – FLG Program Director, 2028 Team

University of Pennsylvania

  • Program Director, FLG Lacrosse & Head of Development, Lax4all Organization
  • Three-year letter winner at Cold Spring Harbor High School and helped CSH to New York State C title in 2006 and Nassau County Class C Championship in 2007
  • 2008-2011: Four-year member of UPenn varsity lacrosse team
  • 2011: Team Captain, Second-team All-Ivy League, Helped lead UPenn to 2011 NCAA Tournament (First Round), Finished career second on Penn’s all-time assist list (95) and 10th all-time in points (135)
  • 2011-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach

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