club directors


Jerry Caramelli

The founder of The Long Island Jester Girls United Lacrosse Club.  Through passion and love of the game, Jerry continuously raises the bar for women’s lacrosse throughout Long Island with a combination of high-level training paired with a carefully designed curriculum aimed towards inspiring and empowering girls everywhere.  Jerry believes that a good coach changes lives - not just wins games. This belief has become the core within the club.  Jerry brings in Directors and Coaches who serve as remarkable role models, to surround our girls with these principles.  He also oversees all aspects of day to day operations for the club.

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Colleen Kilgus

Responsible for hiring and overseeing all coaches for every Jester team. Ensuring that all coaches are teaching and fulfilling our clubs high expectations, displaying leadership on every level as well as representing our club in a respectful manner. Colleen will be handling recruiting and player development on every level. Involved in designing winter training formats as well as positional training and available for personal training.


Eric Petrullo

Responsible for securing field permits as well as allocating fields to coaches and teams. Overseeing camp outline involving training, practice plans and team bonding events. 


director of operations




Manages day to day administrative operations for the club.  Additionally responsible for all Social Media content including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Oversees Uniform Fitting and Uniform Pick up, Camp Pontiac coordination,  team building and coordinates all custom uniform ordering along with other club related events and activities.  Maintains Club website and serves as parent liaison for recruitment platform.

Tournament and Hotel administrator


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Handles all tournament registrations on a team by team basis including local tournaments for our youngest players and out of state, US Lacrosse sanctioned tournaments, and showcases for our middle school and JV/Varsity teams.  The tournament selection varies from year to year to expose our girls to a cross section of women's lacrosse on both a regional and national level.

Karen also manages hotel group reservation blocks for all of our away tournaments.  The properties are chosen for their close proximity to playing fields and reasonable rates to suit all of our families.  Popular chains include Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Fairfield Inn & Suites.  Most bookings include free breakfast, free parking and free WiFi.