Maineiax Coaching Staff

Maineiax takes great pride in giving you the best coaching possible. We have multiple college coaches, elite high school coaches and college players on staff to help you grow your game throughout the year. We are the premier club program in Maine ensuring that you or your daughter are receiving the top coaching in the state while meeting new friends and having a blast! Meet our coaches below. 

LAUREN REID KANE

CO-OWNER, CO-DIRECTOR & COACH

Lauren has been with the Maineiax program since its inception. She is the former Bates College women's lacrosse assistant and has also been head coach for University of Southern womens' program since the fall of 2009. The two-time Little East Conference Coach of the Year (2010, 2013), Reid guided the Huskies to their first LEC title and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament in 2010. The fifth seed in the LEC tournament, Reid led the Huskies to three straight road wins to clinch their first title and a spot in the NCAA tourney. In her five seasons as head coach, Reid has compiled a 44-50 mark, including a record-setting 12-8 mark last season.

A four-year letter winner and high school All-American at Deering High School (1999-2002), Reid went to the University of Maryland for a year, playing on the Terrapins' squad that advanced to the NCAA Division I semifinals in 2003. Reid later transferred to the University of Massachusetts Amherst and played three seasons with the Minutemen. She completed her undergraduate degree in hospitality and tourism management at UMass Amherst in 2007.

Lauren also has taken her coaching expertise to the international stage as she helped lead a team, SIS Flamingo, in The Prague Cup in the Czech Republic in 2015.  Lauren is Co-Owner of CrosseCoach, a service that offers scouting and recruiting advice, as well as small group training and private lessons on field. Lauren is also a Sales Associate at Sea Bags. 

HEIDI HOWARD ALLEN

CO-OWNER, CO-DIRECTOR & COACH

Heidi graduated from Middlebury College in 1999 with a degree in art history and a minor in sociology. At Middlebury, Heidi was a decorated athlete, earning six national All-American honors on the field hockey and lacrosse fields. She was a member of the school’s first DIII NCAA Championship team in field hockey, while also winning two DIII NCAA Championships in lacrosse. Her accolades include being named DIII National Lacrosse Player of the Year, NESCAC Player of the Year in both sports, graduating as the school's field hockey leader for most goals and points in a career and being named to the Middlebury College Inaugural Hall of Fame class in January 2015. 

Heidi’s extensive career began while working at Sports Illustrated in New York from 2000-2004, where she played an integral role in developing and selling multi-media sponsorships such as Sportsman of the Year and executing marketing events such as the Swimsuit Party. Heidi also managed SI’s 50th Anniversary Tour in over 30 cities and the SI client & Olympic athlete hospitality center during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Heidi spent two seasons (2005-2007) with the field hockey and lacrosse teams at her alma mater, Choate Rosemary Hall. While at Choate, Heidi also worked as an Assistant Director of Athletics and an Associate Director of Admissions. From 2007-2009, Heidi served as assistant coach of the field hockey and lacrosse programs at Middlebury College.

From 2009-2011, Heidi spent two years in the Advancement Office at Bates College planning and executing events for leadership level donors including Presidential and Trustee events. Since 2009, Heidi has been the Associate Head Coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Bates College and the Co-Founder of collEdge Camps. In 2014, she became a Co-Owner and Co-Director of Maineiax Lacrosse Club.

BRETT ALLEN

CO-OWNER, CO-DIRECTOR & COACH

A 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, Brett has a master’s degree in kinesiology with a focus in athletic administration/coaching from James Madison University.

Brett was appointed as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Bates College in 2006 after serving as the team’s assistant coach during the 2005 season and earning an appointment as Bates’ head volleyball coach in the summer of 2004. No longer coaching volleyball, Brett is directly involved in the women’s lacrosse team’s recruiting efforts as well as implementing practice plans and developing and adjusting team strategy throughout the season. Prior to arriving at Bates, Brett was an assistant women’s lacrosse and volleyball coach at Washington and Lee University in Virginia for two years.

He has led the Bates program to seven appearances in the NESCAC Championships while also leading them to a Division III Top 20 ranking in each of those years. He was named the 2016 NESCAC Coach of the Year. He has coached six All-Americans, including the 2015 and 2016 Division III Goalie of the Year, and each of his teams has been honored as an IWLCA Honor Squad (team GPA above 3.0). He has served as the Division III National All-American Committee Chair and on the NCAA Division III Championship Committee. 

In 2010, Brett became Co-Founder of collEdge Camps, while also becoming a Co-Owner of Maineiax Lacrosse Club in 2014.

ALEX SPARK

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Alex joined the Maineiax coaching staff in 2014 and is one of our Middle School Travel Team Coach in the summer and fall. She is currently the Head Coach of the girls lacrosse team at Cape Elizabeth High School. 

Alex was born and raised in New Jersey.  She played lacrosse for Division III powerhouse The College of New Jersey.  In 2011, her team advanced to the NCAA national tournament final four and she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. In 2012, Alex was named an IWLCA 2nd-Team All-American while netting a career-high 76 goals with 18 assists for 94 points. She also tied a program record with nine goals in a game in a victory over Rowan University. Her accomplishments were recognized within the conference as well being named All-NJAC First Team.

In December 2013, Alex graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science.  She is currently completing an internship at the OA performance center/Parisi speed school in Saco.  

ANGELA MALLIS

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Angela attended Falmouth High School where she was a two-sport athlete competing in soccer and lacrosse. She earned six varsity letters between both programs and was named a Western Maine Conference All-Star selection, earned All-American status and claimed All-Academic honors in lacrosse. Angela was also a member of the honor roll.

In the spring of 2017, Angela graduated from Wheaton College, where she was a four year letter winner on the women’s lacrosse team. She ended her career with her first all-conference accolade, after playing in and starting 17 contests. 

As a senior midfielder, Angela scored a career-high 26 goals, while dishing out four assists for a career-best 30 points.

ASHLEY DUREPO

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

In 2009, Ashley graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree majoring in sociology with a business management minor.  During her collegiate playing career at UNH, Ashley helped the Wildcats reach one NCAA tournament and make four America East tournament appearances.  She scored 90 goals and dished out 28 assists for 118 points in 72 games. Ashley was also a three-time America East All-Academic Team honoree, a two-time All-America East Conference second-team selection and an AEC All-Rookie Team pick.

Ashley has extensive collegiate coaching experience as an assistant at the Division I & III level and has coaching and administrative experience at the club level. She began her career as the head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Granite State Elite Club in New Hampshire.

In 2010, Ashley began her collegiate career at USM during which the team won the Little East Conference championship. After the 2011 season, she returned to her alma mater, the University of New Hampshire for one season.  Ashley then moved on to serve a three-year stint (2013-2016) as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Ashley is currently the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at The University of Southern Maine Women’s Lacrosse.

CARRIE EARLS

TRAVEL TEAMS

Carrie is a Maine native and graduated from Deering High School. Carrie began her coaching career with Back Bay lacrosse for two seasons and Greely Middle School for two seasons.

For the last six years, Carrie has been a three-sport coach at Waynflete School, coaching girls soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Carrie is also a substitute teacher at Waynflete for grades 6-12.  

In spring 2018, Carrie will graduate from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelors in Sports Management. She is also first aid and CPR certified. 

CHRISTIE BARNES

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAM

Christie is a 2010 graduate of Duke University and was a 4 year member of the Women's Lacrosse team. The team made the NCAA Final Four her freshman and sophomore year. After graduation, Christie went to Durham University in England where she pursued her Masters in Education while also being the assistant coach and player for the University's Women's Lacrosse team. The team won the 2011 British Universities College Sport (BUCS) National Championship. Christie received the MVP of the National final game vs. Cambridge.

After returning from England, Christie was the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Haverford College for their 2011-2012 season, where she gained great experience as a coach at the college level from making scouting reports and practice plans to recruiting.

Christie has worked various lacrosse camps throughout the years, most notably the Duke Lacrosse Camp from 2007-2011.  She has also spent 2 years teaching English in China, and then spent a year teaching ESL and coaching soccer and lacrosse at the Hyde School in Woodstock, CT. Christie is currently teaching and coaching girls lacrosse at Berwick Academy. 

INGRID KNOWLES

TRAVEL TEAMS

Ingrid attended High School at North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, ME. She was a three season varsity athlete in field hockey, nordic skiing, and lacrosse. During that time, she earned two All- State Honors in field hockey, four All- State Honors in nordic skiing, and three All-State honors in Lacrosse. She was also an All American honorable mention in lacrosse. 

Ingrid graduated from Bates College as an honors student with a degree in Geology. She was also a DI nordic skier and a member of the women's lacrosse team. Ingrid was captain of her lacrosse team her senior year. After Bates, she moved to Houston, TX where she was a member of the coaching staff for the Lamar Lacrosse program. In 2012, the team won the DII Texas State Championship.

After Texas, Ingrid moved to Park City, UT where she spent four years as the head varsity coach for the girls lacrosse team at The Waterford School while also coaching the local club program, Utah Mamaci. Ingrid is currently a science teacher at New Hampton School in New Hampshire and coaches the ski team and lacrosse team. 

KAREN HENNING

SKILLS PROGRAMS GUEST COACH

Karen MacCrate Henning, who won national titles as a player and coach, is in her ninth season as head coach of the Colby College women's lacrosse team in the 2015-16 academic year. Henning reached 200 career wins during the 2014 season and has a 211-60 overall record as a head coach. She has a staggering 78 percent winning percentage in her coaching career. 

Henning spent eight years as head coach at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She started the women’s lacrosse program at C.W. Post in June 1999 and won NCAA Division II national titles in 2001 and 2007. She was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II National Coach of the Year after the championship seasons in 2001 and 2007.

Henning has achieved success throughout her lacrosse career. She was an attacker for the University of Maryland, which won national titles in 1995 and 1996 and finished unbeaten in both seasons. Henning was an NCAA Division I First Team All-American in 1995 and 1996 and finished her career with 78 goals and 76 assists for 154 points. Maryland had a 61-3 record during Henning’s four seasons.

Henning was a member of the United States National and Development teams from 1995 to 1998.

KELSEY HOWARD

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Kelsey is a 2012 graduate of Scarborough High School, where she was named a 2011 US Lacrosse All-America, 2012 honorable mention and a US Lacrosse Academic All-America. She helped lead Scarborough to three straight state titles (2010-2012) and was a two-year team captain while earning both First-Team All-State and All-Conference honors in 2011 and 2012.

Kelsey is a 2016 graduate from Bentley University and majored in Accountancy. She was a key contributor to Bentley's record breaking 2016 season which saw them run off a program record 11 game winning streak and advance to the Northeast-10 semifinals.

As an attacker, Kelsey finished 2nd on the squad in each of goals (38), assists (17) and points (55). She finished her career with 121 points, which ranks 11th most in the program's history and was previously selected Second-Team All-Conference and to the All-North 3d Team Region by the IWLCA. 

MICHELA WIPFLER

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Michaela was a member of the girls lacrosse team at Deering High School where she played alongside Lauren. She continued on to play at St. Lawrence where she graduated with a degree in Psychology.

In 2015, Michaela spent a season as the head coach of the girls lacrosse team at Scarborough High School. Following the season her family moved to Pennsylvania for a year where Michaela was a Motility Coordinator at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Upon returning to Maine, Michaela spent another season with the Scarborough team and is currently working as Medical Education Coordinator at Maine Medical Center.

MORGAN WILL

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Born and raised in upstate New York, Morgan graduated in 2013 from Siena College where she was a defender on the Women’s Lacrosse team.  Morgan played with the Saints for three seasons (2011-13) after transferring into the program following her freshman season playing at Sacred Heart. She appeared in all 49 of the Saints' games over that three-year span, making 41 starts on defense and serving as team captain during her senior year.

Following graduation, Morgan joined Siena’s coaching staff for the 2014-2015 season as an assistant coach while completing her Master’s Degree in Communications.

Before moving to Maine, Morgan coached multiple youth leagues in New York. Morgan currently works on the Partner Marketing team at WEX.

NIKKI SMITH

TRAVEL TEAMS & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Nikki has been a coach for Maineiax for 3 years and will be the assistant coach for the 2019's, Nikki graduated from the University of New England where she was an attacker for the Nor'easters. Having graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, Nikki plans to take the board exam to become a certified athletic trainer.

A three sport athlete at Massabesic High School, Nikki was also on the cross country and basketball teams. She captained her cross country and lacrosse team her senior year while also being named MVP of her lacrosse team her junior and senior years.

Nikki has also played abroad in the Czech Republic on a sports tour for team USA where her team made it to the championship game. 

STEPHANIE BELANGER

SKILLS PROGRAMS & GOALIE COACH

A Lewiston, Maine native, Steph has been coaching for the Maineiax Lacrosse Club since 2011. Steph, who played goaltender for Utica College and was team captain, previously was an assistant coach at Colby College, working with the team’s goalies. Steph just finished her first season as head coach for Scarborough High School. 

Steph, who graduated from Utica in May 2013, was named to the All-Conference team as Sportswomen of the year in 2012.  During her final season, she was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention team and finished the season ranked 18th in the nation for goals against average and 36th in the nation for overall save percentage.

Stpeh recently received her masters in exercise science and health promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently coaching CrossFit