We will help you showcase your talent in front of the coaches and recruiters who can help you fulfill your dreams. Bottom line: if you have the talent, inclination and drive to play at the next level, Starz will provide the coaching, guidance, exposure and personal attention to make it happen. Not just words – we have the credentials to prove our claim. Our horizons aren’t limited to Washington’s borders, we are national.
Girls Summer 2018 Teams and Coaches
- HS Elite – Lyndsey Gillis, Stevie McNesby
- 2021 Elite – Lyndsey Gillis, Steph Moffat, Ruth Bonner
- 2022 Elite – Ruth Bonner, Olivia Jacobsen (Starz ’17), Kasey Uhlenhuth
- 2023 Elite – Alex Foreman, Jocelyn Davee, Maddy Hunter (Starz ’17)
- 2024/25 Elite – Penny Moss, Jenny Cooper, Sophia Cerino (Starz ’17)
2018 Girls Summer Tournaments
Please note that the following tournament schedule is preliminary and may change.
Sunday March 4th
Marymoor Park – Field 1
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052
MS Girls Info:
Check-In & Warm-up – 8:15 a.m.
Try-Out – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Parent Q&A – 9:15 a.m.
Ages: As of 2017/18 Academic Year
- 2023 7th Grade
- 2024 6th Grade
- 2025 5th Grade
- 2026 4th Grade
**2022 8th Grade will tryout with HS Girls**
HS Girls Info:
Check-In & Warm-up –10:15 a.m.
Try-Out – 11:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Parent Q&A – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: As of 2017/18 Academic Year
- 2019 11th Grade
- 2020 10th Grade
- 2021 9th Grade
- 2022 8th Grade
The price for Summer 2018 for the teams below will be all inclusive aside from airfare. It includes all tournament registration fees, lodging, food at tournaments, ground transportation at tournaments, uniforms, practices, coaches and coach travel, fields, etc. There are no other charges for the season; this fee is all inclusive aside from airfare.
- HS Elite – $2,995
- 2021 Elite – $2,995
The price for Summer 2018 for the teams below includes all tournament registration fees, uniforms, practices, coaches and coach travel, fields, etc. There are no other charges for the season; this fee does NOT include lodging, food at tournaments, ground transportation, etc.
- 2022 Elite – $1,400
- 2023 Elite – $1,250
- 2024/25 Elite – $1,250
Lyndsey Gillis is the varsity head coach and program director of Mercer Island Girls’ Lacrosse and the 2017 WSLA Coach of the Year. She also currently serves on the WSLA board. Prior to taking on the MI position, Gillis spent four seasons as the varsity head coach at Seattle Preparatory School and two seasons at Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, CT. A standout midfielder at Bowdoin College, Gillis was a member of three NCAA tournament teams and an Academic All-American. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Washington.
Ruth Bonner spent nine years coaching at the NCAA DIII level, most recently as the head coach of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. During that time she coached four NCAA All-Americans, seven IWLCA All-Region players and three NCAA tournament teams. Bonner played women’s lacrosse and was on the inaugural field hockey team at the University of New England where she was named UNE Female Athlete of the Year in 2005. She earned her Master’s in Sports and Exercise Studies from Smith College.
Kasey Uhlenhuth is a graduate of Harvard University where she was a three year member of the Crimsons women’s lacrosse program. The Kentucky native was a KGLA All-Star team member , KGLA All-State team selection and a two time Academic All-American.
Stevie McNesby was a highly decorated four year starter and two year captain at NCAA D2 Holy Family University. The former Tiger was named to the CACC All-Conference team four times ( twice on the second-team, twice to the first-team) and to the CACC All-Tournament team twice. She was the CACC Rookie of the Year in 2010, the Player of the Year in 2012 and a D2 Athletic Directors Association Academic award recipient in 2015 (as a member of the Women’s Soccer team). After her collegiate career, McNesby was a Local Development Officer for the Stockport Lacrosse Club in England. Stevie was most recently an assistant coach for the Agnes Irwin Academy’s girls lacrosse team in Pennsylvania and a coach for the Ultimate Lacrosse club program following a stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater.
Jocelyn Davee is a graduate of the University of New England where she was a four year member of the Women’s Lacrosse team. In 2017 she was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete of the year and to the IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll. The Nor’easter midfielder was selected to the CCC Second-Team twice and was a team captain her junior and senior seasons.
Mike Pittas is a veteran Starz coach for both the boys and girls programs. Pittas is also the offensive coordinator for the Eastside Catholic boys varsity team where he has lead two All-Americans and 13 All-Conference selections. The Crusaders won the 2017 WHSBLA Private A State Championship. Prior to moving to the Seattle area, he also coached for club lacrosse programs in the Pittsburg area. Pittas played lacrosse at Robert Morris University.
Steph Moffat is a graduate of Seattle University where she was a four year member of the women’s lacrosse program (WCLA D2). In her time at SU she was a three year captain and president, a 2 year MVP and a student-coach her senior year. Moffat continued to coach the SU program for two years after she graduated. She has also had coaching stints at Kennedy HS, Nathan Hale and is currently on the Mercer Island staff.
Penny Moss is a veteran Starz coach who brings a wealth of knowledge to the sidelines. Moss’ playing career began in 4th grade and spanned through her years at Notre Dame where she played intra-mural lacrosse as the sport was not offered otherwise. While in South Bend, she was a 4 year member of the Fighting Irish field hockey team. Penny is currently a member of both WWLUA and WSLA boards in addition to being the Head Coach of the ISD girls’ varsity squad.