English Lacrosse is pleased to announce the appointments of the staff team for the England Senior Women’s programme.
Following their bronze medal success at the 2017 Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, Phil Collier, National Team Director, has been working with National Talent Development Manager, Jane Powell, to put together a new staff team looking towards the 2021 World Cup.
It was announced back in November that Collier was to continue in his role until at least 2021, and has worked over the following months to assemble his support staff with the challenge of building on the recent progress made and to give fresh impetus to the programme as the squad enter a new World Cup cycle.
Kate Nelson-Lee and Michael Molster have both been named as coaches, replacing the outgoing Katelyn Hoffman and Alex Carnegie-Brown with the latter recently being named Head Coach of the Women’s U23 squad.
Kate Nelson-Lee will be well known to those involved at the grass roots of lacrosse in England, with her contributions as a volunteer over recent years.
Kate is currently Head of Lacrosse at St Swithun’s School, is a regular Head Coach in the Women’s Super League and the English Lacrosse Talent Pathway, and has recent international experience having been Head Coach of the Scotland U19 team at the 2015 World Championships.
Michael is currently the Defensive Coordinator and Goalkeeping Coach at Towson University in Maryland.
In addition to his extensive NCAA experience, Molster was an Assistant Coach with the England Women’s U19 team which won bronze at the 2015 World Championships.
Terri Dixon will also be taking on the role of Assistant Team Manager, a position for which she is ideally suited with over 10 years’ experience of managing her own business, and many years of working in key administrative roles within lacrosse organisations.
“I’m delighted to welcome Kate Nelson-Lee and Michael Molster to our coaching staff, and Terri Dixon to the new management team. Each of them will offer a fresh perspective to the team’s continuing development,” commented Collier.
“I want to thank each of the departing coaches, Martha Cornbrooks, Vic Alexander and particularly Katelyn Hoffman for all that they gave to the England programme during their time with us.
“We experienced a lot of success together, and they directly contributed to our accomplishments. I want to wish them and their families the very best for the future.”
England Senior Women will make their next appearance at 2018 Home Internationals in Edinburgh, 6-8 April.
Team England Women staff: