Head Varsity Coach | Katie JASIEN
Santa Margarita Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Jasien as the head varsity girls lacrosse coach. Jasien comes from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia where she was a four-year starter for the Lancers. McHugh received Big South Honors each season she played. She is currently the record holder for Longwood’s all-time career points with 267, second in all-time career goals with 195 and fifth in all time assists at Longwood with 72.
Her senior season she set the single-season program record with 93 points ranking fourth in the nation and leading the Big South. She was named to the VaSID All-State first team her senior year (2016). Jasien was also a Big South Honor Roll recipient.
As a coach, Jasien has been an assistant coach for the United States Coast Guard Academy and was responsible for player skill development and recruiting. In the private sector, Jasien was the Director of Women’s Programs for Shoreline Sharks Lacrosse Club in Connecticut where she helped create growth opportunities for girls’ lacrosse.
In 2015, Jasien was hired as the Assistant Lacrosse Coach for SuperNoVA Select Lacrosse Club in Fairfax Virginia where she was responsible for developing offensive and defensive skills of players and working with the program’s goalies. In addition, she created player assessments to enhance the transparency between player and coaches.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the girls’ lacrosse program at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. There is such a tremendous energy at the school and people truly care about the students,” Jasien said. “The most exciting part for me is to share my passion for lacrosse with all the girls in the program. I can’t wait to get started.”
Athletic Director Annie Garrett is excited to see Jasien get to work and share her enthusiasm with all the players. “Coach Jasien brings a great deal of experience, energy and leadership to our Girls Lacrosse program”.
Coach Jasien went to James W. Robinson Secondary in Fairfax, Virginia where she lettered in lacrosse. She has been a camp instructor at numerous Lacrosse camps for Stanford University, The US Naval Academy as well as several Nike Lacrosse camps. She currently lives in South Orange County, California.
assistant varsity coach | kelsey turchi
Coach Kelsey Turchi is in her second year as the Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse coach at SMCHS. Coach Turchi played lacrosse at Tesoro High School where she fell in love with and learned a lot about the sport. Coach Turchi is excited t continue growing the SMCHS lacrosse program and to inspire girls to play. She is running a fitness and conditioning program for the Fall season and will be patiently waiting for the Spring season! Coach Turchi is also the JV soccer coach and, when not on the field, she works as an Instructional Aid in the Auxiliary Studies Program (ASP) department at school full-time.
If you are interested in playing girls lacrosse, wondering about the commitment of girls lacrosse, or just want a little more information, we are here to help!
- Our regular season games run from late February to April, May if you are on Varsity and go into playoffs.
- Although we condition all year, JV practice does not start till January.
- Junior Varsity (JV) is a No Cut sport, we welcome girls of all talent levels and are happy to work with beginners and teach players new skills and a love for the game.
- If you would like to shoot for Varsity – Coach is happy to evaluate your skill level and work with you to achieve your goals.
Please fill out the information below and we will be in touch. We hope to Welcome you into the Girls Lacrosse Family!
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