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East Ave Girls Coaches

Jerry Considine

Head coach at Glenbard West

Founder and Girls Director - East Ave

Coaching:

Glenbard West

Fenwick Boys Lacrosse - 2018 Sectional Championship, 2018 Wednesday Journal Coach of the year, 3 All-Americans, 5 Academic All-Americans.

Playing:

OPRF High School

Team Illinois

Getting to know Coach Considine: Coach Jerry founded East Ave to provide a quality lacrosse experience to the youth in his hometown while studying finance and math at UIC. After five years coaching at the JV and freshmen level at Fenwick HS Jerry was promoted to the varsity head coach  where the team won the 2018 Sectional Championship. Coach Jerry has over a decade of coaching experience and has been coaching girls lacrosse over the last five years.

Tracy Bonaccorsi

Head Coach at Fenwick

Travel Director - East Ave

Coaching:

Fenwick High School

Trinity High School

Beckham High School

Buku Lacrosse Club

Playing:

Montini High School

Concordia University-Irvine

Getting to know Coach Bono:  Coach Bono has been with us since the start coaching 4 to 18 year old's! She enjoys creating long-term relationships with the young women who look up to her. We couldn't be more lucky to have such a great role model for our young players! When she isn't coaching lacrosse she is working in the athletic department at Fenwick High School, we can't wait to see her grow the Fenwick girls lacrosse program.

Danielle Szmajda

Head Coach at North Central College

High School Travel Coach - East Ave

Wheaton Wolverines - Girls Director

Coaching:

North Central College

Wartburg College

St. Francis High School

Suburban Lacrosse

Playing:

North Central College - set team record for goals, ground balls and draw controls.

St. Francis High School

 

Getting to know Coach Szmajda : Coach Danielle is the current Head Coach at North Central College and graduated from North Central as the all-time leading scorer! In five seasons, she has guided North Central to an overall record of 58-20, qualifying for the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Tournament in four seasons, with the conference tournament not being held in 2020.

Cecilia Luxem

Head Coach at Lyons Tonwship

High School Travel Coach - East Ave

Coaching:Lyons Township High School

Lyons Township JV Coach

Former Aviators Club Coach

Playing:

Lyons Township High School

Marquette Club Lacrosse

Getting to know Coach Luxem: Coach CC took over as the head coach at Lyons Township high school last year after playing at the high school and coaching the JV program. Coach CC was the teams captain and co MVP her senior year. Coach CC went on to play club lacrosse at Marquette University. When Coach CC is not coaching she is working as a speech pathologist.

Jordan Tice

Assistant at North Central College

High School Travel Coach - East Ave

Coaching:

North Central College

Previous coach at Lakeshore Lacrosse

Playing:

Goucher College

Getting to know Coach Tice: Coach Tice was a four-year member of the women's lacrosse team at Goucher College (Maryland), primarily playing defense before switching to midfield for her senior season in which she tallied 10 goals and 10 assists. Tice was a three-time selection to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll. Coach Tice just started coaching with us this summer and we can't wait for her to lead our high school players this fall!

Ryan Magnuson

JV Assistant at OPRF

U14 Head Coach - East Ave

Oak Park - River Forest Archers - Director

Coaching:

OPRF High School

Former IGLA Director - 2017/18 Director of the Year

Player Coach at Northern Illinois University

Playing:

Northern Illinois University

Getting to know Coach Magnuson: Coach Ryan has been the main force driving youth lacrosse in the Oak Park and surrounding area for the last 7 years. While in college he was a lock-down defensemen at Northern Illinois and also served as player coach! Ryan was the all conference his senior year while at NIU. Ryan brings team development to the next level and gives every player he coaches feedback and attention. When Ryan isn't coaching or being a family man he is working in real estate.

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Matthew Bultas

Head Coach at Riverside Brookfield High School

High School Travel Coach - East Ave

Coaching:

Riverside Brookfield High School

Lyons Township HS Varsity Assistant

Lyons Township JV & Frosh Head Coach

 

Getting to know Coach Bultas: Coach Bultas has over a decade of experience in coaching girls lacrosse! Coach Bultas was a huge part of Lyons Township girls lacrosse winning multiple sectional championships. He is excited to continue growing the RB girls lacrosse program he helped pioneer! When he is not coaching and being a family man to his loving wife and newborn baby he is working in the spin middle school special education.

Meghan Ristau

Freshmen Coach at OPRF

U12 Head Coach - East Ave

Coaching:

OPRF High School

York High School

Previous IGLA and Lakeshore Coach

Playing:

OPRF High School

Getting to know Coach Ristau: Coach Meghan has over 10 years of coaching experience at the high school and youth level! Ristau is the current JV coach at OPRF high school and is excited to start coaching future Huskie lacrosse players and teach them what it takes to compete at the high school level. When Coach Ristau is not coaching she is working as a digital support content specialist.

Anna Doten

Varsity Assistant at Glenbard West High School

Glen Ellyn Guardians Director

Coaching:

Glenbard West

MKE Elite

Playing:

Lyons Township

Allegheny College

Getting to know Coach Doten: Coach Doten went to Lyons Township high school and was an eight-time varsity letter winner in cross country and lacrosse. Named to all conference and varsity MVP her senior year for lacrosse. Coach Doten then went on to play lacrosse at Allegheny where she had a strong freshmen year. Coach Doten missed her sophomore year with an injury and came back her junior year as team captain. Coach Doten is a literacy teacher focusing on elementary schools.  Coach Doten just moved back to the area from Milwaukee and is excited to start coaching with us!

Sarah Wagner

Head JV Coach at OPRF High School

Oak Park - River Forest Archers Coach

Coaching:

OPRF High School

Playing:

OPRF High School

Getting to know Coach Wagner: Coach Wags played lacrosse at OPRF, now she coaches at the high school and helps prepare middle schoolers in Oak Park and River Forest for high school lacrosse. Coach Wags is easily the most fun and creative coach we have always knowing how to communicate with each player. When Coach Wags is not coaching she is working for a nonprofit that helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives. This year Coach Wags is the varsity assistant, she has been the JV coach in the past years.

Jim Moy

Head Coach at Trinity High School

Coaching:

Trinity High School

Lyons Township High School

Saint Charles Co-Op

Aviators Club

Getting to know Coach Moy: Coach Moy has over a decade of coaching experience at some of the biggest powerhouses in the state! Coach Moy has been with East Ave since the start and helped us to develop into the program that we have become. While we can't thank Coach Moy enough for what he has done for us in lacrosse we are also thankful for all the work he does as a doctor on infectious disease during this pandemic.