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Judy Baxter - Head Coach
Co-Head Varsity Coach, Eden Prairie High School, 1999 - present

  • Champions 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; Runner-up 2003, 2008, 2010
  • MSHSL Coach of the Year, 2007; 3M MN Swarm Excellence in Coaching Award, 2008
  • Coached 6 HS All-Americans; Former players on current rosters at Syracuse, Denver, Longwood, Stonehill, 2012 player committed to Ohio State; Coached 3 current MSHSL Head Varsity Lacrosse Coaches, 3 Assistant coaches
Eden Prairie Youth Lacrosse Instructor, 2000- 2011
US Lacrosse Women’s Game Safety Education Committee, 2011
WDNT National Lacrosse Tournament Team Coach, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
Vail Shoot Out LacrosseTeam Coach, 2002
Twin Cities Head Women’s Lacrosse Clinic Director 2009, 2010, 2011
Head Coach, Lehigh University, NCAA Division 1, 1977-85, 2002-03

  • NCAA Quarterfinals, 1984, 1985; East Coast Conference Champions, 1985; Coach of the Year, 1984, 1985
  • Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, Coach of the Year, 1985
Collegiate: NCAA Division I Ursinus College – three-sport athlete 
  • 4 year Varsity Lacrosse starter, Captain; 4 year Intercollegiate All-Philadelphia Team for US Lacrosse National Tournament
  • 4 year Varsity Field Hockey starter, Captain; touring team (England/New Zealand); two-time national championship runner up
  • 4 year Intercollegiate All-Philadelphia Team for US Field Hockey National Tournament
  • 2 year Varsity Basketball starter; National Championship participant
USA National Team Player- two sports
  • Member USA Lacrosse Team 1975-81; Captain; Touring Team to Australia, 1981
  • Member USA Field Hockey Team 1976-80; 1980 USA Olympic Training Squad; 1979 World Cup Team Player, finished 3rd in the world, best-ever finish; Olympic Festival Participant, two-time Gold Medalist
High School: Plymouth-Whitemarsh (PA) 3 year varsity starter in Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Basketball; 
Philadelphia Inquirer Athlete of the Year, 1973
"Coach Baxter is the best coach I ever had, and the best I've worked with.  Her knowledge of the game and her ability to instruct and motivate is unsurpassed. I learn something every time I step on the field with her."                                     ~ quote from former college lacrosse player
Laura Mark - Head Coach:  
Head Varsity Coach, The Blake School, 2007 - present

  • Champions 2008, 2010; Runner-up 2007, 2009
  • 2010 Blake School Pete Parks Coach of the Year
  • Coached 3 HS All-Americans; Former players on current rosters at Notre Dame, Colorado College, Colby College; 
Head Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Lawrenceville School (NJ)
Collegiate: NCAA Division I University of Virginia – two-sport athlete

  • 2 year lacrosse player; 1999 NCAA Finalist
  • 4 year field hockey starter; NCAA Final Four 1997, 1998
  • Field Hockey: Member of USA 21-under team 1996-1999; USA 18-under team 1995-1996
  • Olympic Festival participant
High School: Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA, 4 year varsity starter in lacrosse, field hockey, ice hockey; 3 sport team captain 1995-1996

"Coach Mark truly inspires me and brings out the potential of every player she coaches. She will not let the team settle for anything less than our best. It is a true honor to be a part of a team coached by her."                                           quote from current HS lacrosse player
Maria Slusser - Tournament Coach:
MN Storm Select Team Co-Head Coach 2009-2011

  • Champions, Indian Prairie Showdown, IL - 2009
  • Champions, Sandstorm Tournament, CA- 2010
Co-Director, Accelerate Lacrosse
US Lacrosse Youth Rules Committee member, 2008-2010
Current MSSLax Board Member (Twin Cities area youth girls lacrosse league)
MN Swarm 3M Excellence in Coaching Award, 2010
Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Coach, MN, 2005-2007
Hopewell Youth Lacrosse Coach, New Jersey 2004-2005
Collegiate Lacrosse: NCAA Division I - James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA

  • College Captain, MVP, Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award, 4 year Varsity Starter
  • Intercollegiate All-State (Virginia) and All-South Teams
High School Lacrosse: Radnor High School, Radnor, PA
  • HS Captain, MVP, 4 year Varsity Starter
“Coach Maria has made me the lacrosse player I am today and has given me the confidence, skill, and desire to play at the Division I level in college. Not only is she the most technical lacrosse coach I’ve ever had, she is so positive and cares so much about all the girls she coaches – she really brings out the best in all of us.”      ~ quote from a former youth player and current HS player
Beth Lyman - Tournament Coach:
MN Storm Select Team Co-Head Coach 2009-2011

  • Champions, Indian Prairie Showdown, IL - 2009
  • Champions, Sandstorm Tournament, CA- 2010
MN Swarm 3M Excellence in Coaching Award, 2010
Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Coach 2008 – 2010
MSHSL – Minnesota State High School League

  • 2006-2007 Head Varsity Coach Minnetonka High School  
  • 2005 Assistant Varsity Coach Hopkins High School
Collegiate Lacrosse: NCAA Division 1 Princeton University
  • Captain, 4 Year lacrosse player, 1989 NCAA Final 4
High School: St. Paul’s School Concord, NH
  • 3 sport Varsity Captain - field hockey, basketball, lacrosse
  • Winner Loomis Medal, Best Female Athlete
“Coach Beth has made me a better lacrosse player because she knows so much about the game, and helps me learn skills on both sides of the field, attack and defense. I am fortunate to be coached by someone who has played for Princeton University in, Division 1, here in MN.  She makes practices fun but is serious about making me a better lacrosse player.”     ~ quote from current HS player
Michele Ruth – Tournament Coach
Head Varsity Coach, Jensen Beach High School, Jensen Beach, FL 2010-2011
Director/Head Coach, Barefoot Lacrosse, Stuart FL (elite lacrosse program) 2010-2011
Coach, Stickbenders Lacrosse Club, Vero Beach, FL 2009-2010
Head Varsity Coach, The Pine School, Stuart, FL 2006-2009
Head Coach, Anne Arundel Community College, Annapolis, MD 1999-2001
Assistant Varsity Coach, Division I Lehigh University 1983-1985
Collegiate: Varsity Lacrosse – Lehigh University 

  • Varsity Lacrosse 1979-1982: Captain; EAIAW Regional Champions; AIAW National Tournament Runner-Up
  • Varsity Field Hockey
  • Varsity Swimming
High School: Governor Mifflin High School, Lancaster, PA
  • Four sport varsity athlete
Michelle Tremblay – Skills Coach
Collegiate Division I Women’s Lacrosse University of Notre Dame 2009-present

  • Defender
  • Majoring in engineering
First female lacrosse player to commit to a Division I top 20 program
High School: The Blake School

  • Three sport athlete in lacrosse, soccer, and ice hockey; earning 11 varsity letters
  • Blake lacrosse all-time scoring leader with career 322 points
  • State Championship team in 2008; State Runner-up team in 2007, 2009
Lacrosse youth coach, 2009-2011
Lacrosse camp instructor, 2009, 2010
“I learned more about lacrosse skills from Michelle at lacrosse camp than I did playing varsity lacrosse. She drew out my true passion for the defensive position and taught me skills she learned as a Division I defender”                                     ~ quote from camp participant and HS player
Hannah Riggs – Skills Coach
Collegiate Division I Women’s Lacrosse Longwood University, VA 2008-present

  • Starting Midfielder
  • Most Valuable Player, 2010
  • Member: All Tournament Team for National Lacrosse Conference, 2010
High School: Eden Prairie High School
  • Multi-sport athlete in varsity lacrosse (3 years), varsity ice hockey (4 years), varsity swimming (4 years), varsity track (1 year), soccer
  • Lacrosse Rookie of the Year (Sophomore); All-State First Teams (Junior, Senior); All-State Second Team (Sophomore); Defensive Player of the Year (Junior); All-American (Senior); All-American Academic (Senior)
  • Lacrosse State Championship Team in 2006, 2007
  • Minnesota Representative at WDNT National Tournament, 2006, 2007
“Hannah is a great coach! She demonstrates what we need to do and always encourages us to work at top speed. And, she makes it so much fun!”