GIRLS

Seattle Starz is committed to helping athletes get better on and off the field. Our youth teams focus on creating a strong foundation of stick skills, lacrosse IQ and teamwork. Starz HS teams build upon the fundamentals by implementing game strategies and situational awareness while competing with the best in the country. We help athletes who want to play at the next level by guiding them through the recruiting process and providing opportunities to showcase their abilities in front of collegiate coaches at national level tournaments.

FALL 2019 TEAMS

2021 ELITE

TOP DRAW
PRESIDENTS CUP
SAND STORM

2022 ELITE

TOP DRAW
PRESIDENTS CUP
SAND STORM

2023 ELITE

SURF STORM
SIN SITY SHOWDOWN
SAND STORM

2024 ELITE

SURF STORM
SIN SITY SHOWDOWN
SAND STORM

2025 ELITE

SURF STORM
SIN SITY SHOWDOWN
SAND STORM

MS UNITED

SIN SITY SHOWDOWN
SAND STORM

FALL 2019 TOURNAMENTS

Top Draw

Top Draw

November 1-3, 2019 | IL
2021, 2022

surf storm

Surf Storm

November 9-10 | CA
2023, 2024, 2025

Pres Cup

Presidents Cup

November 22-24 | FL
2021, 2022

sin city

Sin City Showdown

December 14-15 | NV
2023, 2024,2025, MS United

sand storm

Sand Storm

January 18-19 | CA
All Girls Teams

GIRLS COACHES

LYNDSEY GILLIS - GIRLS DIRECTOR, is the varsity head coach and program director of Mercer Island Girls’ Lacrosse. In her third season at the helm, the Islanders won the 2019 State Championship. Gills was named 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.

COURTNEY BIRD is an highly experienced coach who joined the Starz staff after moving from the Portland OR area where she coached a HS program and a select travel team. She is currently the varsity head coach and program director for the Woodinville Girls' program. Courtney, a 2008 graduate of Princeton University, was a member of four Tiger squads to play in the NCAA tournament. Prior to living in the PNW, Bird helped introduce girls’ lacrosse in Montana and before moving west coached for one of the top select programs in New Jersey.

RUTH BONNER is a veteran coach with over 15 years of experience. Ten seasons were at the NCAA DIII level during which 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.

NATALIE BRUST grew up in Lino Lakes, Minnesota playing hockey and lacrosse for Centennial High School. Brust was a four year defender at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. As a 3rd year program, the Trojans made their way to the Top 10 of Division II and won its first Conference Carolinas Championship her sophomore year. In her junior and senior years, she helped her team advance to the CC Conference championship. Natalie graduated from Mount Olive in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science.

Hanna Dalrymple graduated from St. Mary’s College in California in May 2018. She play 3 seasons on the D1 NCAA squad before the school reclassified the team to a club sport. Dalrymple started every game her sophomore and junior year and was team captain her last two seasons as a Gael. In her final year at St. Mary’s, Hanna was the president and for a brief period team coach of a club which made it to nationals in it’s inaugural club season.

Helen Hansen is a 2016 graduate of UC Berkeley where she was a four year member of the women’s lacrosse team. Cal’s program has been a member of the MPSF conference, the only D1 conference in the west to have women’s lacrosse and in 2018 will look to challenge perennial west coast powerhouses in the first season the PAC-12 conference will recognize the sport and hold a championship.  The former Bear goalkeeper brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise between the pipes to the Seattle Starz sidelines.

Morgan Kaye is a Richmond, VA native who attended Trine University and Virginia Common-wealth University. During her time at Trine University she played attack and midfield on the lacrosse team. She also played defensive-mid and attack for the field hockey team, where she was a captain as a freshman, leading the team in goals. She has been coaching at the high school and club level since 2011 in Virginia, Oregon and Colorado before moving to Seattle in 2019.

STEVIE MCNESBY is the head varsity coach for Eastside Catholic. The former Holy Names (NCAA D2) 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). Prior to moving to Seattle, McNesby coached at Agnes Irwin Academy, Ultimate Lacrosse, Holy Names and was a Local Development Officer for the Stockport Lacrosse Club in England.

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.

DULCE MOLL graduated from the University of Redlands in 2017 where she played at the NCAA DIII level all four years. She was selected to the All-SCIAC First Team (2015 & 2016) and All-SCIAC Second Team (2017) as well as the IWLCA All-West Region First Team (2015) and All-West Region Second Team (2016 & 2017) for three years in a row. Moll was named captain her senior year and broke the Bulldog record for Career Assists during her four years of playing and also ranked fifth in all-time points. Currently, Moll coaches the 7/8th grade Mercer Island team, under Starz Director Lyndsey Gillis, where she educates and shares her love for the sport.

 

DANIELLE MORGAN is a Washington native, and a 2017 graduate of Aurora University in Aurora, IL. During her time in college, Danielle was on the inaugural AU Women’s Lacrosse team as a four-year starter, and captain her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She played on the USA Athletes International Lacrosse team in the 2015 “Down Under Lacrosse Tournament” in Melbourne, Australia. She also made MWLC 1st Team All Conference for Defense and Midfield two years in a row. After receiving her B.A in Secondary Education, Danielle was the assistant women’s lacrosse coach for Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. She has also had coaching stints with IWLGA in Illinois, and LaxNW in Oregon before joining the Starz and Mercer Island staff, where she has been since returning to WA.

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 and has previously been the Head Varsity coach of the ISD program.

SAFFRON SNETHEN is a Mercer Island native who played collegiate lacrosse at NCAA D2 University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. In the 3rd year as a varsity program, the Trojans made their way into the Top 10 of Division II and won its first Conference Carolinas Championship her sophomore year. The 2017 graduate earned Second All-Conference team honors twice and was the second leading points scorer her senior campaign. Snethen returned to the Islanders Girls’ Lacrosse program as part of the coaching staff, most recently as an assistant on the 2019 State Championship team.