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 currently a Sales Associate at Sea Bags. 

HEIDI HOWARD ALLEN

CO-OWNER, CO-DIRECTOR & COACH

Heidi graduated from Middlebury College in 1999 where she 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. She was named DIII National Lacrosse Player of the Year, NESCAC Player of the Year in both sports and graduated as the school’s field hockey leader for most goals and points in a career. In 2015, Heidi was named to the Middlebury College Inaugural Hall of Fame class.

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.

From 2009-2017, Heidi was 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. Heidi and Brett also own two athletic facilities, the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland and All Pro Sports Center in Waterville. 

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 the head women’s lacrosse coach at Bates College from 2006-2021 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. Brett was 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, the premier girl’s lacrosse club in Maine. Brett and Heidi also own two athletic facilities, the Maine Athletic Complex (the MAC) in Portland and All Pro Sports Center in Waterville. 

CHRISTIE BARNES

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. 

HAYLEY CURRY

TRAVEL & SKILLS COACH

Hayley is a 2014 graduate of Wheaton College (MA). She has a B.S. in Psychology, and currently works in Portland at Covetrus. During her playing career at Wheaton, Hayley helped lead the team to a NEWMAC Championship her senior year, advancing to the second round of the NCAA’s. She still holds a record at Wheaton for number of games played, and was selected to All-Conference team her senior year. She was an All-Decade select, and a four year starting defensive midfielder. 
 
Prior to Wheaton, Hayley played high school lacrosse at North Yarmouth Academy, and helped lead the team to their first Class B State Championship her senior year. 
 
Hayley is a passionate player and coach, focusing and specializing in midfield play, defensive work, and most importantly, a love of the game. She is thrilled to be a part of Maineiax and can’t wait to spend the summer with such a great group of women and girls. Hayley will be coaching the MS Green 27/28 team this summer!

MORGAN CASPARIUS

SKILLS PROGRAMS

Born and raised in upstate New York, Morgan graduated in 2013 from Siena College where she received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. While at Siena, Morgan played with the Saints for three seasons (2011-13) after transferring into the program following her freshman season 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.

Prior to joining Maineiax in 2016, Morgan coached for Albany Elite Lacrosse and ADK Lacrosse Clubs in New York.

TAYLOR COLANGELO

TRAVEL & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Taylor graduated from Windham High School where she was part of the girls swimming and lacrosse teams. After high school, she went on to a semester at Elmira College in NY, before transferring to the University of Southern Maine. At USM, Taylor was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team for 5 seasons as an attacker. During her time at USM, Taylor was also a coach for the 7/8th grade girls team at Windham for 3 years. 

Upon obtaining her nursing degree from USM, Taylor has been able to work as a school nurse at Windham School Systems and is currently the Head Girls Coach at Scarborough Hight School. She is excited to be coaching the 2025s this summer!

MEGHAN CUSHING

TRAVEL & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Meghan grew up in Gorham, Maine and graduated from Gorham High School in 2014. She attended Assumption College from 2014 to 2018 and graduated with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. She remained at Assumption during 2019 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Special Education. Meghan was on the women’s lacrosse team for five years, after suffering an injury during her junior season. She was a midfielder and served as a four-year captain. Meghan helped lead Assumption to its best season in program history (14-5) and helped lead the team to a visit to the semifinal in the NE-10 playoffs her graduate season. During her graduate season she was named to the NE-10 all-conference second team and all-region second team, while also earning a spot on the all-championship team. Meghan left Assumption as the winningest player in program history (having started and played 71 games for the Greyhounds), while also holding the record for ground balls (180) and caused turnovers (75).   
 
Meghan joined Maineiax in the Fall of 2019. She has coached both travel teams and skills. Meghan currently is a teacher at Brunswick Junior High School. Meghan will be coaching the MS Black 26/27 team this summer!

MORGAN CUSHING

TRAVEL & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Morgan is a 2014 Gorham High School graduate. She attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA from 2014-2018 where she graduated with a degree in Biology. Morgan was a member of the women’s lacrosse team during her 4 years at Assumption, playing in a total of 62 games on defense. As a senior she was named to the IWLCA Division II Senior All-Star team. Her senior year was also the first year in which the team garnered their first national ranking in program history, and the team has maintained this status since. Morgan went on to attend MCPHS University where she graduated with a degree in nursing. She currently works at Maine Medical Center in Portland as an oncology nurse. 

Morgan joined Maineiax in the Summer of 2020. She is also currently coaching 7th grade girls’ lacrosse at Scarborough Middle School. She is excited to be working with our 2025 team this summer!

CAMBPELL SY

TRAVEL COACH

Campbell is originally from Keene, NH but has spent summers growing up in Kennebunk, Maine. She started playing lacrosse in third grade, on both a town team and club team in NH. She went to private high school at Northfield Mount Hermon, where she was a member of both the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams for all four years, and becoming a starting playing for both squads sophomore year. She was a varsity captain for both sports her senior year, and earning the coaches award for both teams. Junior and senior year she was named NFHCA high school national academic squad. She graduated in 2021.

Campbell currently plays at the University of Rochester, part of the Liberty League in NY, as a defender. She is majoring in English with a minor in Psychology.

KIAYA GATCHELL

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

Kiaya is from Portland, Maine and started playing lacrosse in sixth grade. She attended Deering High School where she was a four-year varsity member on the lacrosse and soccer teams. She was named to the All-Conference Team during her freshman season, SMAA Second-Team her sophomore year, and SMAA First-Team her junior year. Kiaya achieved her 100 career points her junior year and ended 30 goals shy from hitting her 100th career goal. She was elected captain of the girls lacrosse team for her junior year and was also named spring female athlete of the year. Kiaya graduated from Deering in 2020. 

Kiaya is currently majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Southern Maine. She is an attacker/midfielder for the women’s lacrosse team along with playing right back for the women’s soccer team. Kiaya is a Maineiax alum and will be working with the Middle School Green 27/28 team this summer!

LIZ GROTE

GUEST COACH

A native of Simsbury, Conn., Liz Grote is a 1994 graduate of the University of Vermont. Coach Grote has previously coached at Wooster, Monmouth University (1995), Princeton University (1996) and the University of New Hampshire (1997-99). In 2002, Grote led Wooster to a school- record 12 victories (12-6 overall), surpassing the 29-year program’s previous top mark of 10 wins in a season. Even more noteworthy, she helped direct the Scots to their first conference title and first NCAA appearance. Grote has been named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III West Region Coach of the Year twice (2000, 2002) and was tabbed as North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in both 2001 and 2002.

Coach Grote has spent the last 17 years as the Head Women’s lacrosse coach at Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, Coach Grote has won over 65% of her games, made two NESCAC Championship game appearances and qualified for five NCAA Division III Tournaments. In 2011, her team accumulated the most wins in school history (18), the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA “Final Four” and runner-up finish in the Division III Championship. Coach Grote was honored as the IWLCA’s New England Coach of the Year in 2005 and has had at least one IWLCA Division III All-American in 11 of the last 12 years.

KAREN HENNING

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.

GENEVA WAITE

TRAVEL & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Geneva grew up in Maine and graduated from Falmouth High School in 2013. A four-year varsity letter winner, Geneva played midfield and was named an Academic All-American and a member of the Western Maine Conference All-Academic team for lacrosse. A member of the field hockey and cross-country teams at FHS, Geneva was also named to the Western Maine Conference First Team for cross-country. During middle school and high school, she was coached by Lauren Reid as a member of one of Maineiax’s first travel teams.

Geneva was recruited to play lacrosse at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she was coached by Brighde Dougherty and Anne Phillips. At William Smith, she was a key member of the defensive unit and helped the Herons win two consecutive Liberty League championship titles in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the Herons finished fifth in DIII with a record of 20-2, after losing in the elite 8 round of the NCAA National Championship tournament. She graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Art History, with minors in Studio Art and French.

Geneva continues to celebrate her passion for sport with a career in sports product. She currently works for New Balance as a footwear product developer and holds a master’s degree in Sports Product Management from the University of Oregon. She lives in Portland, ME.

KELSEY HOWARD

GUEST COACH

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. 

MIRA KUNI

TRAVEL & SKILLS PROGRAMS

Mira graduated from Massabesic High School, ME in 2015. At Massabesic, Mira was a member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams and State Champions in 2014. Upon graduation, Mira played lacrosse at the University of Southern Maine as a defender. She was named First Team All-Conference during her senior season. Mira graduated from USM in 2019 with a bachelors degree in health sciences.
 
Mira is currently the Assistant Coach of the Women’s Lacrosse team at University of Southern Maine. She is looking forward to be a member of the Maineiax coaching staff and will be coaching the 2023 team this summer!

ALEX SPARK

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.

KATIE SERGEANT

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

A native of upstate New York, Katie graduated from Our Lady of Mercy HS in 2016 where she played lacrosse and ran cross country. She played midfield at Clarkson University in the class of 2020 and received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Management. She later returned to the team in 2021 mid-season while finishing her MBA. In 58 games, Katie became Clarkson’s 10th all-time scorer with 136 points and 8th all-time in goals with 118. She also contributed 80 ground balls, 39 caused turnovers, and 100 draw controls in her career. She received accolades for the Liberty League All-Star Honorable Mention and All-Academic teams.

Katie recently moved to Portland and currently works at Covetrus. She is excited to join the Maineiax coaching staff this fall and looks forward to meeting the players!

EMMA TRENCHARD

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

Emma was named the 2021 Preseason Defender of the Year by US Lacrosse Magazine. She is a standout defender at the national level. She is currently a member of the University of North Carolina Women’s Lacrosse team and a member of the U.S National Team. A two-time, first-team All-America pick and on Inside Lacrosse’s list of the top 50 players in college lacrosse (men and women) in 2021, ranked 10th overall, sixth among female players and was the top-ranked defender (male or female).

Emma was the 2019 ACC Defender of the Year and has been a Tewaaraton Award nominee. She is widely regarded as the top 1v1 matchup in the women’s game and US Lacrosse Magazine calls her “the best of the best on the defensive side of the ball” and “capable of locking down the top option on any offense.” Emma returns as our 2023 team coach this summer but will be working with all of our high school teams as well! 

CELIA BEGONIA

TRAVEL PROGRAM

Celia is from Gorham, Maine and started playing lacrosse at age 5. She attended Gorham High School where she was named to the All-Conference Team during her freshman season. Celia then transferred to Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) prep school during her sophomore year of high school. At NMH, Celia was a three-sport varsity athlete on the soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams. She was named female athlete of the year during sophomore year at NMH, while also being elected captain of the girls lacrosse team for junior and senior years. She graduated from NMH in 2020. 

Celia is currently an attacker on the Division I University of Vermont Women’s Lacrosse team and her team recently won the America East conference championship! She is majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Sports Management. Celia is a Maineiax alum and will be working with the 2026 team this summer!