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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.


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Nov 14-15 | CA
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All Girls Teams


KATIE BUCY - HS GIRLS DIRECTOR, grew up in Sammamish, Washington and played for Issaquah Girls Lacrosse and Seattle Starz. She was recruited to play at Lindenwood University and was named an WCLA D2 All-American her junior year after transferring to play at Washington State University. Along the way, she served as the President of WSU Women's Lacrosse Club for 3 years. Pursuing her goals in sports health and medicine, she graduated with a BS in Kinesiology and minor in Strength and Conditioning. After graduation, Katie's passion for the sport and interest in helping the next generation of Washington's youth players, led her to being named Varsity Head Coach for Issaquah HS Girls Lacrosse.

DANIELLE MORGAN - YOUTH GIRLS DIRECTOR 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.

LYNDSEY GILLIS - HS GIRLS RECRUITING ADVISOR, 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.

ALEXA BELTRANI grew up in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2019. During her time in college she played for the club team where she was President/Captain for 3 years. She also played for the city of Barcelona while studying abroad in Spain, competing against teams from Madrid, Sevilla, and Bilbao.

ASHLEY BLANTON is an Issaquah native who played lacrosse for Eastside Catholic and Seattle Starz. She graduated with a double major in Public Relations and Communication Management from La Salle University (Philadelphia) in 2019 where she earned an athletic scholarship to play NCAA DI Lacrosse. During her time at La Salle, Ashley tied for second on the school record board for most games played in a career. Ashley earned many accolades, including being named to the Atlantic-10 All-Academic Team, Team Captain, IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll, and Atlantic-10 Commissioners Honor Roll. Ashley currently works as a program support coordinator at PACCAR Parts.

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.

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. Dalrymple is the Varsity Head Coach for Snohomish Girls Lacrosse.

JESS GALINDO grew up in Ellicott City, MD and moved to Seattle in March of 2019. She played for Mt. Hebron High School where her team went undefeated and was ranked #1 in the Nation throughout her 4 year high school career. She continued her lacrosse career at Virginia Tech on the Hokies’ inaugural ACC team where she was a 3 year starter on defense. After graduating from Virginia Tech, she moved to DC/Northern Virginia. While in the DC area, she helped start DC Lax. DC Lax was created to provide affordable lacrosse opportunities for youth in the DC/VA metropolitan area to learn, love and continuously develop their skills. During her 5 years coaching the DC Lax high school team, she helped over a dozen girls commit to established D1 and D3 programs on the East Coast.

LEXI GAST graduated from the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina where she played NCAA D2 lacrosse and was a four year starter. Gast earned all conference honors while a Trojan as well as being a presidential honor roll student. The Havre de Grace, Maryland native grew up playing for Elite Lacrosse Club, a club she also coached for prior to moving to the PNW.

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.

KATE MESSER grew up in Overland Park, Kansas where she picked up lacrosse in high school and contributed greatly as the goalie and team captain. While at Kansas State Messer continued with the sport in various club clinics and became an official. She graduated with a degree in Finance and a minor in Leadership Studies, she is passionate about authentic growth and development.

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 D3 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.


DANA RENNINGER grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from Lock Haven University in 2018 with a B.S in chemistry. A 4 year member and 3 year starter at attack for the lacrosse team, Dana compiled 104 career points and achieved all-PSAC honors in 2018 and reached PSAC playoffs in 2015, 2016, and 2018. In 2015, the Bald Eagles had a heart breaking, overtime loss in the NCAA D2 National Championship game and finished the year ranked #2.

MELANIE RIZZOTTI is a Washington Native and a 2018 graduate from Whittier College in Whittier, CA.  She was a 4 year member of the NCAA Division 3 women’s lacrosse team and captain her senior year.  She traveled to Australia her sophomore year to play in the international ’Down Under Lacrosse Tournament’. Melanie is the JV Coach for Seattle Prep.

RINA ROSNOW is a Washington native and Starz program alumni. She attended Haverford College, a NCAA DIII school outside Philadelphia, PA, where she was a three year starter. Despite missing her sophomore season and half of her senior season due to injury, she received athletic honors including Second-team IWLCA All-Region (2018), Second-team All-Centennial Conference (2018), Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week (2018), and NSCA Strength & Conditioning All-American (2019). The Black Squirrels qualified for the conference tournament all three years of her play and achieved an all-time program high national poll ranking of #20 in 2019. She has been coaching Seattle Starz since 2016.

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.

NIKI DEMARINIS is a Seattle native and 2018 Boise State grad. Demarinis played on the Broncos women's lacrosse club team for four years. In addition to helping the program reach regional and national championship tournaments, the defender was a board member and team captain.