Coach Colleen Kilgus is more than just a coach. She’s an important figure in the lives of so many young women in West Babylon. For nearly a decade, Coach Kilgus has adopted her father’s all-encompassing coaching style and brought it to West Babylon. Coach Kilgus wants to leave a lasting impression on the girls she coaches. Teaching them the game of lacrosse is just part of the big picture

COACH:

West Babylon High School Varsity girls lacrosse Coach

Nationally Ranked Program producing D1 Athletes yearly.

COLLEGE:

  • George Washington University (Under Grad)
  • Hofstra University (Masters)

HIGH SCHOOL: 

Wantagh High School

  • Track/Race Walking 2X All American
  • High School National Champion

Career:

True Lacrosse Chief Women's Ambassador & Professional Lacrosse Player

Coach:

St. Dominics Varsity girls lacrosse Coach

College:

Northwestern University

  • All-Big Ten Selection
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection
  • Named to the IWLCA West/Midwest All-Region Second Team for the second-straight season
  • Finished with a career-high 45 goals and 64 points, while adding 19 assists
  • Led Northwestern in goals, points, shots (123), shots on goal (83) and was second on the team with 14 free-position goals
  • Ended her career 10th in program history with 25 career free-position goals.
  • On the Tewaaraton Watch list

High School: 

West Babylon High School

  • Two Time All-American
  • Played on the Senior 2012 Under Armour All-America game
  • Named first-team All-Metro Long Island as a senior
  • All- Long Island selection in 2012
  • Earned Player of the Year award in 2012
  • Named one of 15 College Rookies to Watch by Lacrosse Magazine
  • Recipient of Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award
  • Three-time participant in the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic
  • Three-time participant in the United States Lacrosse National Tournament
  • Led team to a 13-1 record as a captain her senior season

Won the National Draw Championship in 2011 with club team Long Island Yellow Jackets

Coaching Experience

2018- present 

Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach – West Babylon High School    

  • Finalists – 2018/2019 Suffolk County Division 2                                                      

2013 – 2017

Head Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach – Lindenhurst High School                                                                     

2012 

Head Middle School Girls Lacrosse Coach – Lindenhurst Middle School                                                         

2007- 2010 

Head Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach – West Babylon High School                                                          

  • Quarterfinalists – 2007 Suffolk County Division I
  • Finalists – 2008 Suffolk County Division I
  • Semifinalists – 2009 Suffolk County Division I
  • NYS Scholar Athlete Team Award – 2007-2009

 2005- 2006 

Head Middle School Girls Lacrosse Coach – Lindenhurst Middle School                                                     

2003- 2004

Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach – West Babylon High School                                                      

2000- 2001

Head Middle School Boys Lacrosse Coach – Robert Moses Middle School – North Babylon, NY

Related Experience

2007 – Present – Attended US Lacrosse National Convention

2008 – 2010 – Vice President of the Suffolk County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association (SCGLCA)                          

2008 – 2010 – Director of Girls Varsity Lacrosse Summer League (Lindenhurst, NY)     

2009 – 2010 SCGLCA Awards Dinner Chairperson

2007 – 2009 – Selected to be on the US Lacrosse All-American Committee

2009 – Team selector for US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament – Long Island Region

2009 – In charge of collecting Penalty Points for US Lacrosse All-American Nominees

2006 – 2008 – Team selector for Long Island Empire State Team

 Education

Stony Brook University                                                                                                                                        

May 2003 –   Masters of Liberal Arts and Studies

Long Island University – C.W. Post                                                                                                                                                

May 1998 –  Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

High School:

West Babylon 2019

College:

University of Florida

  • High School All American 2019
  • Invited to try-out for U.S. Under-19 women’s lacrosse team
  • Named a “On the Rise” recruit by ILWomen
  • Selected as one of Newsday’s Top 100 girls lacrosse players for 2018
  • Finished the 2018 season with 31 goals and seven assists
  • Played for West Babylon High School
  • Played club for LI Top Guns
  • Started in all 2020 games as a Freshman Midfielder at the University of Florida where she has logged 7 goals and 3 assists in 8 games.

Career

Special Education Teacher at West Babylon Middle School

Coach

  • West Babylon Middle School Field Hockey
  • West Babylon High School JV Basketball Coach
  • West Babylon High School JV Lacrosse Coach

University of North Carolina

Four Year Member of the University of North Carolina Women's Lacrosse Team

High School: 

Wantagh High School

  • High School 2x All American 
  • Played on the Senior 2011 Under Armour All-America game,
  • Tallied 59 goals, 39 assists and 45 ground balls as a senior at Wantagh HS in Wantagh, N.Y. 

High School:

West Babylon 2019

College:

University of Massachusetts

  • Named Second-Team All-America in 2019
  • Played on the Under Armour All-America Senior Game 2019
  • Selected to the 2019 U19 USA Training Team ‘
  • Scored 29 goals and added 23 assists as a senior
  • Finished career with 126 goals and 45 assists
  • Wow the High School State Championship title in the 4x4 relay in 2017

Playing Career

  • senior goalie from Wantagh
  • a starter since freshman year
  • Goals against average ranked second in NE10 and save % ranked seventh for 2019 season
  • ECAC Goalkeeper of the Month – April 2019
  • 2019 national championship

Honors and Awards

  • NE10 All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • NE10 Academic Honor Roll – Academic Distinction (Fall ’18, Spring ’19, Spring ’20)
  • NE10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall ’17, Spring ’18)
  • NE10 Academic Honor Roll – Academic Honors (Fall ’19)
  • D2ADA Academic Achievement Award (2019-20)

PLAYING CAREER

  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • 2019 National Champion
  • 2015 New York State Champion
  • Three-year starter
  • Ranked second on the team with 49 goals and fourth with 55 points

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • NE10 Academic Honor Roll – Academic Distinction (Fall ’18)
  • NE10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall ’17)

Childhood education / Physical Education Major

Coach

  • Massapequa High School Varsity girl’s lacrosse coach (2005-2019) 
  • 4X Nassau County Champions 
  • Coached and developed numerous HS All-Americans 
  • Physical Education teacher at Massapequa HS for over 15 years 

College: Syracuse University 

  • 2X IWLCA All-American 
  • 2004 Big East Attacker of the Year 
  • 4X IWLCA Division 1 North Region All-America First Team 
  • 4X All-Big East Selection 
  • 2X Tewaaraton Top 20 Candidate 

CAREER:

  • Social Studies Teacher

COACH:

  • West Babylon JV Lacrosse
  • West Babylon JV Soccer

COLLEGE:

  • SUNY Old Westbury
  • University of Tampa
  • Dowling College
  • Lacrosse - University of Tampa
    Sunshine State Conference Champion 2014,2015
  • NCAA Division 2 Semifinalist & Quarterfinalist 2014,2015
  • Soccer- Dowling College
  • Started 14 of 17 games as a Freshman - 2012

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • West Babylon High School
  • All County Lacrosse - 2012
  • All-Conference Lacrosse - 2011
  • All County Soccer - 2009,2010