Hometown: Massapequa, Long Island

I played four years of soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Massapequa High School.  I am now a sophomore playing lacrosse at Hofstra University.

University of Maryland Graduate.

Coach/Manager/Social Media Carlsbad, California North Coast Storm Lacrosse January 2019 - Present

▪ Head Coach for second tier seventh and eighth grade girl’s lacrosse team.

▪ Coached the only North Coast Storm team at the seventh/eight grade age group to make it to semi-finals in the San Diego Lacrosse Shootout.

▪ Attended coaches’ meetings and program meetings to ensure integrity and reputation of the program including topics such as logistics, skills, conditioning, player interactions, and parent interactions.

▪ As manager, actively oversee 8-10 coaches at a time and 80-120 players at a time, creating practice plans and various materials for coaches to use as well as hosting and developing content for coaches’ meetings.

Coach Hillcrest, California F45 Training East Hillcrest August 2019 - Present

▪ Teach scheduled classes beginning and ending on time; providing adequate warm up exercises and modifications

▪ Instructing members on effective workout methods, explain and demonstrate proper technique and form

▪ Identifying different muscle groups and explaining appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles

▪ Laying out equipment for the next day class while returning any non-used equipment to proper place

▪ Ensuring that members needs are met through personal recognition and quality service while encouraging members to meet their fitness and wellness goals

Program Director/Coach/Athlete Ashkelon/Ashdod/Netanya, Israel Israel Lacrosse Association June 2015 - Present

▪ Program Director of Ashdod Lacrosse Club 2017-2018.

▪ Representing Israel as utility player in games and tournaments in Israel and internationally.

▪ Coaching children of various ages in lacrosse in Israel and the United States.

▪ Marketing Israel Lacrosse in the United States and worldwide to increase awareness and encourage volunteerism in Israel using multi-channel communication with donors, parents, and potential players.

▪ Contributed to the raising of $54,664 in the United States for Israel Lacrosse during Giving Tuesday 2017.

▪ Staffed the Israel Lacrosse Taglit-Birthright Trip Summer 2016.

Water Safety Instructor Smithtown, New York Town of Smithtown, New York June 2013 - Present

▪ Training students in swimming techniques and ensuring success in skill acquirement and advancement.

▪ Reviewing daily with parents their child’s successes and areas for development as well as creating a plan for future success. Water Safety Instructor – Lead Instructor College Park, Maryland University Recreation and Wellness August 2013 – May 2017 ▪ Responsible for up to 10 instructors and 60 children in a pool setting 3-4 days a week to promote a safe and productive learning environment.

▪ Functioned as the main liaison between parents and instructors during lessons by answering parent questions and concerns. ▪ Taught students how to swim and ensured progression of skills according to the Red Cross Learn to Swim model from beginner swimmers to competitive swimmers.

ACTIVITIES/INVOLVEMENT Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity January 2015 – May 2017

▪ Hosted and attended various philanthropy events, sisterhood events, and study hours throughout the school year.

▪ Worked to improve public and alumnae relations through literature, events, and meetings.

Kappa Delta Pi – Executive Board January 2015 – January 2016

▪ Co-coordinated and created bi-weekly meetings and programs to discuss issues in education as well as encourage professional development and networking.

▪ As secretary, kept minutes of meetings of the chapter and executive committee, handled chapter communications as assigned by the executive committee, and kept an accurate record of the chapter membership. Hauppauge High School Athletics September 2009 – June 2013

▪ Competed both individually and as a team member in the sports of swimming, track, and lacrosse during each year of high school.

▪ Contributed to a Winter Track League III Champions title during the 2012/2013 school year, the first time Hauppauge High School achieved this award in 20 years.

▪ New York State Public High School Athletic Association Gold Key Award Recipient – Highest honor given to an athlete for sports participation, awarded to athletes who letter in eight seasons during their sophomore to senior years.

▪ Twelve time New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award Recipient - Awarded to athletes who maintain a 3.7 grade point average while competing in sports.

I am currently an attacker for the LIU Women's Lacrosse Team and majoring in Early Childhood Education. Prior to college, my summers were spent playing travel lacrosse for LI Top Guns and I was a five-year Varsity lacrosse player at West Babylon High School. I am looking forward to working with the girls and passing on the lacrosse knowledge that I have acquired through the years. I am also very excited to share my love of lacrosse with the Jesters!

coach

  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach, Malverne High School
  • Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Malverne High School
  • Former Wantagh JV lacrosse and basketball coach, Wisdom Lane Middle School Coach
  • 3 years coaching with Empire Girls Lacrosse, 2027

career

  • Certified K-12 Phys Ed Teacher, 14 years teaching experience
  • Ace Personal Trainer
  • All-County in HS for Volleyball, Basketball, and Lacrosse
  • 2001 State Championship for Volleyball at Wantagh High School

I am from Mount Sinai, NY. I started playing lacrosse when I was in middle school. I was a five-year varsity lacrosse player at Mount Sinai High School, where I earned All-Division selection, as well as help lead my team to a 2013 NYS title. During the summer, I played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets. I am a recent graduate from LIU Post, where I was a four year starting defender, helping my team make it to 3 NCAA tournament appearances, as well as earning 4 consecutive ECC Conference Championships (2015-2018).

2019

ECC All-Conference Second Team…Appeared in 21 games and started 21…Had 29 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Had three caused turnovers and one groundball against Mercy on 5/04…Recorded four ground balls and one caused turnover in the win over Mercy on 4/06


2018

Started all 20 games … IWCLA All-East Region Second Team … All-ECC First Team … Finished third on the team in groundballs with 29 and fifth on the team in caused turnovers with nine

2017

Appeared in 19 games with 19 starts … Finished the season with 13 groundballs and four caused turnovers

2016

Saw action in all 21 games (19 starts) … totaled 23 ground balls on the year … collected two ground balls and forced a turnover in a 16-6 win versus Molloy (Mar. 23) … caused one turnover against No. 1 Adelphi (Apr. 2) … scored a goal and won two draw controls in a 19-0 rout of UDC (Apr. 9).

2015: Redshirt Season

Prior to LIU Post: Three sport athlete from Mt. Sinai High School ... All-Division selection ... helped the Mustangs to back-to-back Suffolk County and Long Island Championships, as well as a 2013 New York State title.

I am from Bethpage, New York where I was a multiple sport athlete throughout my childhood. I attended Bethpage High School where I developed quickly earning myself a Varsity role in three different sports. All four years of my High School career I played at the Varsity level in Lacrosse, Soccer and Basketball earning myself All-County honors. Team Captain on all three teams capped off my unremarkable High School career. I then attended SUNY Cortland where I continued my athletic career as well as my leadership role serving as Team Captain before receiving my degree.

I currently teach in the Levittown school district since 1998 and have coached Varsity soccer, middle school lacrosse, middle school basketball and middle school volleyball. Currently holding a US Lacrosse coaching certificate.

  • Bethpage High School 3 year Varsity player
  • All County Honors
  • Team Captain / 3 different sports
  • SUNY Cortland
  • Coaching experience w 4 different sports

My name is Sara Giammarella and I am from Rocky Point, New York.  I was on the Rocky Point Varsity team for five years as a defender. I also played Yellow Jackets for three years. After high school I began playing at NYIT where I am now a part of the midfield. I am a psychology major pursuing my Masters Degree. Lacrosse has always been a huge part of my life, and I love teaching children new ideas and useful tools as they grow. I love being able to work with kids and hope to make the best of their experience!

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