Liberty Lacrosse offers premium instruction for over eight months of the year. Liberty Lax boasts the best coaching staff in the country with an elite coaching staff consisting of top world cup players, excellent high school coaches and former college players as the full-time coaching staff.

Danielle Gallagher
Danielle Gallagher is a household name within the lacrosse world. She graduated from The College of William and Mary , where she finished her collegiate career as a two-time first team All-American. The captain of her squad both her junior and senior year, she landed herself in the school’s record books, ending her tremendous career as W&M’s third all-time leading points scorer and third in all-time assists.

Post W&M, Gallagher served as a member of the U.S. Elite Women’s Lacrosse team, beginning in 1987. She has participated in four World Cup events, three of which resulted in World Cup Championships (1993 Edinburgh, Scotland; 1997 Edogawa, Japan; and 2001 High Wycombe, England), and one of which the U.S. took home the Silver (2005 Annapolis, MD). Gallagher was also a member of the elite US National Team touring squads in 1996 and 2000, where she traveled to England, Scotland, Wales, and Australia, respectively.

An active member of the lacrosse community, Gallagher has dedicated her time to camps and clinics all over the country, helping spread her knowledge and skill to people all over the United States. She also served as the first high school coach for Steamboat Springs High School in 1993, taking them all the way to the playoffs in their first year of existence.

In 1998, Danielle took on a coaching role at Colorado College, where she led them to their first NCAA appearance. Continuing that theme, in 2000, she took on the Assistant Coach position at the University of Notre Dame. While there, the team became nationally ranked for the first time in its history, reaching 8th, and also made their first NCAA playoff appearance, losing to the eventual National Champions.

Gallagher has been accepted as one of the powerhouses in the lacrosse world and has been acknowledged by many for her accolades. She has been inducted into the Manhasset High School Hall of Fame, The College of William and Mary’s Hall of Fame, Long Island Metropolitan Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2006.

Danielle Gallagher continues to share her knowledge and love of lacrosse with the world, as she is the founder, President, and Director of Liberty Lacrosse and Black Diamond Lacrosse.

Meghan Clarke
Meg was an All- State and All-County player and a one time State Champion at Manhasset HS (2003). She was also a two time All- State basketball player (2004 &2005). She went on to play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina in which she appeared in one NCAA Championship game and appeared in two ACC championship games. She was also a two-time ACC honor roll award winner.

Meg holds a dual Master degree in Elementary Education and Students with Disabilities from Long Island University. She went on to teach two years at Locust Valley Middle School. She is currently in her third season as the assistant varsity coach at Manhasset High School, where they just completed the 2014 season with winning the New York State Championship. She is now working full time for Liberty Lacrosse and Black Diamond Lacrosse Programs.

Brandy Miller
Brandy has been involved with lacrosse for the past 19 years, as a player and a coach. She helped start the girl’s lacrosse program at St. Mary’s HS, Manhasset. In the 4 years that Brandy coached at St. Mary’s she achieved 4 state final appearances. Brandy then went on to coach the junior varsity team at Manhasset HS for 4 years. For the past 5 years she been the assistant varsity lacrosse coach at Manhasset, and has been instrumental in Manhasset’s conference and league championships. Brandy was an All- State and All-County player and a Two Time State Champion at Manhasset HS.

Sarah Phillips
Sarah  is currently an attacker with the Cornell Big Red. She is a graduate of Manhasset High School and was a captain her senior year and part of nationally-ranked teams that won two Long Island Championships and one State Championship. Sarah was honored to receive the Diane Whipple Memorial Scholarship her senior year. Sarah competed with Liberty Lacrosse from the fifth grade, and her teams won multiple tournament championships as well as making the Final Four of the National U15 Championship. Sarah is currently enrolled in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. She has coached with both Liberty and Black Diamond the last three years and most recently the assistant to the 2019 Black team which won four tournament championships during the summer of 2015.

Kathleen Berkery
Kathleen graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 2015 where she played basketball and varsity lacrosse for four years.  At Sacred Heart she was a two-year captain, Co-MVP as a senior, two-time All-Class, appeared in 3 Long Island Catholic Conference championships, and was a two-time Academic All-American. Kathleen was a member of 2015 Liberty Black.  She now attends the University of Richmond and plays attack.  

Lindsey Kovar
Lindsey is currently in her first year as an Assistant Coach at Iona College in New Rochelle. Prior to Iona she had a two year stint as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater Drexel University, where she played for five years for the Dragons.

Following her collegiate Career Kovar moved across the pond to serve as a Lacrosse Specialist with the English Lacrosse Association. While with the ELA Kovar was responsible for teaching basic skills of lacrosse for physical education classes in addition to her coaching responsibilities.

Emily Glenn
Emily was a two-time All-County player at Mineola High School.  She was also named Female Athlete of the Year for her graduating class (2009).  Emily went on to play at Molloy College, where she became a first and second team All- Conference player.

After graduating in 2013, Emily became a Strength and Conditioning coach at Hammer Athletic.  She is currently in her first season as the assistant Varsity girls lacrosse coach at Jericho High school.

 

Jaclyn Coyne
Jaclyn Coyne is currently coaching the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team at Wantagh High School and is certified in Health and Physical Education. Coyne graduated in 2011 from LIU Post where she was a defender for the lacrosse team.  During her time at Post, the team made 3 national tournament appearances. She was named to the ECC Second Team and was a team captain her senior year. Jackie represented the Irish National team at the European championships in 2008 in Finland. She is currently the Assistant Coach for Team Ireland and recently coached at the 2013 World Cup in Canada. Coyne played for Liberty in 2006 and graduated from Division Avenue High School (Levittown) in 2007. She is also an AFAA certified personal fitness trainer.

Deirdre McQuillan
Deirdre McQuillan- is currently in her second year teaching Business Education at Long Island Lutheran High school, where she coaches Middle School Lacrosse, is an assistant Varsity Lacrosse, and is an assistant Volleyball coach.  Deirdre graduated from Siena College in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in Management and a Certification in Marketing Education.  At Siena she was a four year starter and received MAAC All-Academic Team, MAAC First Team Selection, and MAAC All-Tournament Team honors.  She also received a Masters Degree from Durham University, England and competed for the University’s lacrosse team.  At Durham, Deirdre competed in the English National Tournament.   Deirdre played Liberty Lacrosse and graduated from Holy Trinity in 2008.

Becky Conto
Becky attended Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, New York, where she was a member of the lacrosse, basketball and soccer teams for four years. She played varsity lacrosse as an eight grader at West Hempstead High School and was an all-conference selection. In 2012 she was named to the All-American team and All-Long Island team. She is a three-time all-league selection, and was named to the Under Armour Underclassman team as a junior. She was a National School Girls Team selected player in 2010 and 2011 and was named the Tri-State Athlete of the Week by MSG Varsity during the 2012 season. Becky helped Sacred Heart to four consecutive Long Island Catholic Conference championship appearances. She served as team captain and was co-Most Valuable Player as a senior. Becky is presently #14 at Hofstra University where she was named 2013: Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and was a CAA All-Rookie team selection playing for the Pride.

Jillian Maricondo
Currently the Assistant Coach at Division II Mercy College participating in the East Coast Conference, and is in her first season coaching with the Mavericks. Volunteered and traveled to Uganda, Africa in the summer of 2012 to coach the Women’s National Lacrosse team, which will participate in the World Cup 2017. While in Uganda, introduced and taught the sport to four different high school districts, which recently just competed in the first ever “Girls Empowerment Lacrosse Tournament.”

Graduated & played four years at D1 Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus, serving as a captain for two years and also participated on the Women’s Track & Field team. While at LIU, achieved a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Childhood Education. After graduating, participated and continued to compete in lacrosse for NYAC post-collegiate club team.

Played for Liberty Lax in 2006 and led her HS MacArthur Lacrosse team to its first ever title of Conference Champions.

Megan Trotta
Megan was an exceptionally talented two-sport athlete during her four years at Saint Michael’s. She was one of the greatest players in women’s lacrosse history at the College. A four-year starter and two-time team captain and Most Valuable Player, she graduated as one of the program’s all-time scoring leaders, and was among the team’s leading scorers each season. As a senior, she became the first and only Purple Knight to ever earn Brine/IWLCA Division II First Team All-America honors, and was one of only three women from the New England region invited to participate in tryouts for the U.S. National Team. Her leadership abilities were truly outstanding, as she led the lacrosse team to four consecutive winning seasons, and a win percentage of .600, despite playing for three different head coaches during that span. She was also a three-year starter for the volleyball team at middle hitter, and served as the team’s captain in her senior year. Megan played a critical role in the emergence of the program as a quality contender in the Northeast-10 Conference. Purple Knights Volleyball enjoyed one of its most successful spans during her playing career, collecting 31 match victories, and posting the first back-to-back double-digit win seasons in the program’s history. She is the first volleyball player to be enshrined in the Saint Michael’s Hall of Fame.

Brianne Griffith
Brianne was a 3 year varsity player for Garden City in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. She was a member of the New York State Championship team in 2011 and 2012 for lacrosse, and Long Island Championship team in 2011 and 2012 for Field Hickey.  She was named a prestigious New 12 Scholar Athlete early in her senior year for her outstanding achievements and dedication. Brianne played on the Liberty 2014 black. She is attending Georgetown University in the fall of 2014.