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 2019 Teams
- HS Elite
- 2021 Elite
- 2022 Elite
- 2023 Elite
- 2024 Elite
- 2025/26/27 Elite
2019 Summer Tournaments
**The following schedule is TENTATIVE and subject to change**
* 2021s will attend either New England Cup or The Surge, not both
Summer 2019 Tryouts are closed.
The Summer 2019 prices 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 – $3,175
- 2021 Elite – $3,175
- 2022 Elite – $3,175
The Summer 2019 price 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.
- 2023 Elite – $1,275
- 2024 Elite – $1,275
- 2024/25/26 – $1,275
Summer 2019 Girls Fundamentals Info HERE
Lyndsey Gillis - Girls Director
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.
Courtney Bird is an highly experienced coach who joins the Starz staff after moving from the Portland OR area where she coached a HS program and a select travel team. Courtney is a 2008 graduate of Princeton University and 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 who spent nine years at the NCAA DIII level during which she coached four NCAA All-Americans, seven IWLCA All-Region players and three NCAA tournament teams. She is currently the Snohomish varsity head coach. 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 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.
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.
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 grew up in Washington and played HS lacrosse for the Mukilteo Lacrosse Club. She was recruited to play at Aurora University in Aurora, IL, where she double majored in English and Secondary Education, with a minor in Special Education. During her time at AU, Danielle was a three year captain, a two time MWLC First Team All-Conference selection, a team MVP and was a student-coach her senior year. After graduating she returned to the west coast and spent the past season as the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach position at Pacific University.
Saffron 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.