FLG Coaches Bios

FLG Girls Select Coaches – 2019/2020 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
  • 2016 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Professional Coach

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
  • 2017 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Professional Coach

Dawn Sachs – 2021 Team  

Dawn Sachs is currently the Assistant Athletic Director for Operations, Senior Woman Administrator and head women’s lacrosse coach (entering eighth season). In addition, she acts as the Chief Academic Officer of the athletic department.

In 2019, the Mavericks went 15-5 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the second time. Mercy also qualified for the ECC Tournament for the fourth straight year and won a share of the ECC Regular Season crown for the first time. The Mavericks went on to secure their first-ever ECC Tournament Championship with their first-ever win over national power LIU Post. Sachs led the Mavericks to a No. 11 ranking in the final IWLCA Poll and senior Hunter Isnardi was named IWLCA Division II Midfielder of the Year for the second straight year. Isnardi was also named First Team All-American, First Team All-Region and ECC Midfielder of the Year after setting a new career goals record in NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse. Isnardi was also named to the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game and was named an NCAA Woman of the Year Award nominee. Junior Katherine Sanchez and freshman Micayla Brady were tabbed Second Team All-Region and the Mavericks had six named to the ECC All-Conference teams.

The 2018 campaign saw the Mavericks go 14-4 and appear in the ECC Tournament for the third straight year. Mercy advanced to the ECC Championship Game for the second straight year and ended the season ranked No. 13 in the final IWLCA Coaches Poll. Under Sachs, the Mavericks had three All-Americans in Hunter Isnardi, Talia Stagnitta and Emily Jehle with Isnardi being named the IWLCA, Inside Lacrosse and ECC Midfielder of the Year. At the end of the season, Isnardi was crowned NCAA Division II Statistical Champion in goals per game and draw controls per game, setting a new NCAA Division II single-season record for draw controls. Stagnitta was named ECC Defender of the Year as the Mavericks had six named to the All-ECC teams. Isnardi, Stagnitta and Jehle all received IWLCA First Team All-Region accolades and were named to the All-ECAC teams with Isnardi being named Offensive Player of the Year. The accolades did not stop there for the Mavericks with Jehle and Coticchio being named to the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game and Jehle also received ECC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women’s Lacrosse.

In 2017, Sachs led the Mavericks to a school-record 16 wins and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Mercy qualified for the ECC Tournament for the second straight year and won their first-ever playoff game over NYIT to advance to the ECC Championship Game for the first time in program history. Sachs also guided the Mavericks to their first national ranking in program history, ending the season ranked No. 11 in the final IWLCA Coaches Poll. During that time Sachs coached the first two All-Americans in program history in sophomores Hunter Isnardi and Talia Stagnitta. Isnardi was a First Team selection and Stagnitta a Third Team recipient, while Sachs coached a school-record seven ECC All-Conference honorees with Isnardi being named Offensive Player of the Year. Sachs was named ECC Coach of the Year for the second straight year and had four named to the IWLCA All-North Region teams. The Mavericks also had three named to the All-ECAC women’s lacrosse teams and two student-athletes selected to play in the IWLCA North/South Senior All-Star Game.

The 2016 season proved to be a successful season with an overall record of 12-7. The Mavericks made their first appearance in the East Coast Conference Playoffs, obtaining the No. 3 seed.  Awards and accolades from the 2016 season include one IWLCA Second Team All-North Region selection, one IWLCA Third Team All-North Region selection, one ECC Rookie of the Year, three ECC First Team All-Conference selections and two Second Team All-ECC recipients. Additional accolades include a Rookie of the Year and First Team selection from the ECAC. These accolades helped cap off an outstanding 2016 season that also saw Sachs named ECC Co-Coach of the Year.

During the summer, Sachs is an assistant director and coach with the Long Island Wave (Summer Lacrosse Club). Throughout the school year, Sachs also coaches with the Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse program with different age groups.

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
  • 2017 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Professional Coach

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
  • 2018 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Professional Coach

Mackenzie Murphy – 2022 Team

Mercyhurst

  • Played High School Lacrosse for Sachem North
  • Rising Sophomore at Mercyhurst, where she started as a Freshman as the backer of their defense
  • 2018-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 Professional Coach

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 Professional Coach

Samantha DiSalvo – 2025 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

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

Gussie Melendez – 2026 Team

Georgetown University 

  • Cold Spring Harbor PAL Head Coach for the 2026 Girls
  • Graduate of Georgetown University
  • Competed as a starter in a Division I National Championship against University of Maryland
  • 2019 to Present: FLG Professional Coach

Carolyn Sumcizk-Morales – 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

Megan Santina – 2027 Team

Kean University

  • Rising sophomore for Kean University
  • Graduated from Carey High School
  • 2019 Summer – FLG Lacrosse Intern
  • 2017 to Present: FLG Junior Coach

Charlotte Sofield – 2029/20208 Teams

University of North Carolina, 2X Captain

Senior (2019) – Named honorable mention All-America by ILWomen … A second-team All-ACC pick in 2019 for the second year in a row … Second-team All-South (IWLCA) … Named a third-team Midseason All-America by Inside Lacrosse …  UNC team co-captain in 2019 … Started all 21 games as an anchor of the Tar Heel back line.

Junior (2018) – Named first-team All-ACC at defender … One of Carolina’s team captains, along with Marie McCool, Erin Kelly and Naomi Lerner …  Valuable team leader and stabilizer on the back end of the field … Often one of the first Tar Heels off the bench early in games … Appeared in 19 games on the year, starting the first seven … Scored goals against Virginia, Duke and Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament … Had an assist in the win over Elon … Had season highs with three ground balls and three caused turnovers against Elon.

Sophomore (2017) – Moved into a starting role as a sophomore … Played in all 20 games and started the last 14 of the year as a defensive midfielder … Scored in the season opener against James Madison and against Albany … Had assists against Maryland, Virginia Tech and Boston College (ACC Tournament) … Controlled 16 draws on the season, including a career-high against Boston College in the ACC Tournament semifinals … Caused 11 turnovers, including a season-high two in three different games.

Freshman (2016) – Appeared in 19 games as a key reserve … Scored a season-high two goals in the regular season win over Notre Dame … Also scored against Duke (regular season and NCAA Tournament), Louisville and Northwestern … Had her first career assist at Elon in March … Caused nine turnovers (one each in nine different games) … Had two draw controls against both Duke (NCAA Tournament) and Notre Dame (regular season) … Took a season-high three shots in the NCAA final vs. Maryland … Named the No. 14 incoming player in the nation for 2016 by Inside Lacrosse.

High School – Earned a spot on the All-ILWomen High School Team as one of the top 20 players in the nation … A 2015 Under Armour All-America … U.S. Lacrosse All-America … Inside Lacrosse All-High School Team … Scored a goal for the South team in the Under Armour All-America game in July 2015 … Three-time all-state choice in Virginia … Three-time Under Armour Underclass All-America choice … Won state titles in 2014 and 2015 … Washington Post first-team All-Metro in 2015 … The VISAA Player of the Year as the top player in the state of Virginia … Recorded 118 points (67 goals, 51 assists) and 25 ground balls in 2015 … Posted career totals of 194 goals, 189 assists and 110 ground balls … Played for her father, head coach Richard Sofield, at Bishop Ireton … Played four years of lacrosse and basketball and two years of volleyball.

Personal – Is the daughter of Richard and Alice Sofield … Born in Alexandria, Va. … Birthday is December 18 … Is a talented cook … Can juggle … Has three younger brothers … Majoring in modern European history.

FLG Boy’s Coaches – 2019/20 Season

Devin Votta – 2021 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

Corey Winkoff – FLG Program Leader, 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 Hegarty – 2022 Team

Hofstra University 

  • 2015 to 2018 – Played four years of lacrosse and two years of football at Farmingdale (NY) High Schoo
  • 2016: Honorable Mention All-county
  • 2017: All-American honorable mention & All-county
  • 2018: US Lacrosse All-American as a senior Lacrosse Academic All-American & Recipient of the Hartranft Ostrander 50 Scholarship
  • 2018 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Junior Coach & Attends Hofstra University

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

Andrew Benazzi – Director of Roots & 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

Nick Defelice – 2025 Team

Farmingdale High School

  • 2018 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Junior Coach, specializing in close defense and team defense

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

Zach Leung – 2027 Team

Farmingdale High School

  • 2018 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Junior Coach, specializing in close defense and team defense

Sean Gillman – Goalie Trainer & 2027 Team

Farmingdale High School

  • 2018 to Present: FLG Lacrosse Junior Coach, specializing in goalie play and box substitutions

Corey Winkoff – FLG Program Leader & 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

Justin O’Connell – 2029 Team

University of Pennsylvania

  • 1996: Gold Medalist with the Long Island Empire Team
  • 1998-2001: Member of UPenn varsity lacrosse program
  • 2001: Team Captain & Upenn Coaches Award
  • 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
  • 2013-2016: Sachem North High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2013: Suffolk County Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 2016-Present: Hills East High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • 2011-present: FLG Lacrosse Coach
  • 2019-present: FLG Lacrosse Director of Youth Select Teams