ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

• 4 year Varsity player at St John the Baptist
• 1986 / 1987 Captain St John the Baptist Lacrosse Team
• Two sport athlete football and lacrosse
• 1986 / 1987 All League for St John the Baptist football team
• Member of The 1986 Long Island Empire State Team Gold Medal Champs
• 1986 Catholic High School First Team All League player
• 1986 Catholic High School Co All American
• 1987 Catholic High School First Team All League player
• 1987 Catholic High School Co All American
• St John the Baptist 1987 Graduate

ROANOKE COLLEGE

• 1988 Attended and played for The Roanoke College Maroons tallying 18 goals / 43 points in rookie year
• 1989 Roanoke College Maroons F/O Midfielder
• 1990 Roanoke College Maroons F/O Midfielder and Captain

LONG ISLAND SUMMER LACROSSE LEAGUE

• Founder and Director of The L.I Summer Lacrosse League from 1990 thru 1999

COACHING

  • 1992 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse coach - Midfielder & Face Off Coach
  • 1993 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse Coach - Offensive Coach
  • 1994 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse Coach - ran winter training program and Offensive Coach
  • 1995 - 1998 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse Coach - ran winter training program, assisted in recruiting process and Offensive Coach
  • 2004 - 2014 Massapequa PAL Coach
    (2019 Class went on to be the second team in the history of Massapequa HS to win a New York State Class A Championship)
  • Head Coach of LI Jesters Black 2019 Travel Team
  • Head Coach for Massapequa Mustangs 2017 11-year-old Nassau County Champions
  • Head Coach for Massapequa Mustangs 2019 12-year-old Long Island Champions
  • Founder and Director of The Long Island Jester Girls United Lacrosse Club
  • Coach for 2020 Under Armour All American Lacrosse Classic
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach - St. Dominic's - 2021

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

1995-present

Massapequa PAL
Girls Coordinator/Coach

  • Organize and implement clinics and practices
  • Teaching fundamentals and basic lacrosse skills
  • Organize community service events
  • Organize/responsible for fundraising events
  • Purchase and distribute necessary apparel and equipment for entire girls program
  • Organize and coach Mohawk Travel Teams within Massapequa PAL

2009-2015

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY Head Coach

  • Organize daily off season/in season practice schedules’
  • Responsible for on campus/off campus recruiting as per NCAA Division II guidelines
  • Responsible for purchase of all equipment and apparel
  • Responsible for scheduling
  • Organize community service events
  • Organize/Responsible for all fundraising events
  • Responsible for disbursement of athletic financial aid to student athletes
  • Daily communication/meetings with Athletic Dept. Administration
  • Responsible for scouting and game plan preparation and implementation
  • Served as Offensive Coordinator
  • Supervised coaching staff

2007-2009

Assistant Coach

  • Implement and manage programs for competitive NCAA Division II lacrosse team
  • Defensive Coordinator (goals against average of 8.3 goals per game)
  • Coordinate team travel, recruiting, fundraising, retention and administrative responsibilities
  • Work in conjunction with athletic operations to design and implement game day procedures

2003-present

Town of Hempstead
Hempstead, NY
Lacrosse Coordinator

  • Implementation/Administration of Winter/Summer Lacrosse Leagues: Boys and Girls
  • Implementation/Administration of Summer Lacrosse Camps: Boys and Girls
  • Responsible for purchasing equipment and apparel
  • Responsible for supervision of Town of Hempstead staff

1999-2006

East Meadow SD, Hicksville SD, Holy Trinity NY
Lacrosse Coach

  • Teaching fundamentals and basic lacrosse skills to student athletes (grades 7-12)
  • Served as Head and Assistant Coach

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2 All-Americans
  • 15 All-ECC players
  • 2013 Highest GPA in ECC
  • 46-42 overall record
  • Nationally recognized last 4 years (highest national ranking of #8)

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 1994-1997 Player NYIT Midfield under Hall of Fame Coach Jack Kaley
  • 1997 Member of NYIT National Championship team
  • 1994 Member of NYIT National runner up

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Coach/Recruiter (NCAA)
  • American Red Cross Certified (CPR/AED)

ABOUT BILL

Coach Bill Taylor has been a Coach/Director of the Massapequa lacrosse club since 2007. In 2014 his LISGYLL 7th/8th grade girls went undefeated and won the Championship.

From 1998-2002 Coach Taylor was the Asst. Baseball Coach and Recruiting coordinator for Briarcliffe College taking his teams to NJCAA Division 1 baseball championships two out the five years he coached. Many of Coach Taylor's recruits went on to play Division 1 at four yr Universities and to the professionals.

From 2002-2016 he was a recruiter and partner for Meister Sports Management which represents Professional baseball players. Coach Taylor has three daughters all who are active in lacrosse and his eldest will be attending Binghamton University in 2018 on a Division 1 Scholarship.

2014

Started all 20 games in her senior season as a team co-captain...Posted 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points on the year...Picked up 18 ground balls and caused seven turnovers...Tallied a career-high seven points with three goals and four assists in the ECAC Quarterfinal game against SUNY Canton (5/7).

2013

Team captain ... Appeared in five games in an injury-shortened season ... Scored a goal against Lycoming ... Caused two turnovers.

2012

Team captain ... Started 12 games in midfield, playing all 17 ... Scored 19 goals with two assists ... Scored two hat tricks (vs. Immaculata and Elizabethtown) with seven multi-goal games ... Had 16 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and seven caused turnovers

2011

Started all 16 games in midfield ... Scored 11 goals and had 10 assists (third on the team) ... Went 4-for-12 on free-position chances ... Second on the team with 37 draw controls ... Won 30 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers.

High School/Personal

Team MVP and captain ... Earned school's Outstanding Athlete Award ... Earned scholar-athlete award ... Also captain and an all-conference member of the basketball team ... Also played soccer ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... National Spanish Honor Society member ... Athletes Helping Athletes Club ... Twin brother, Andrew, is on the LVC's men's lacrosse team ... Older brother, Brandon, played lacrosse at Ursinus ... Daughter of Valene and Michael Kruter ... Business administration major.

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