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True Girl's National, State and Regional Travel Coaches

Suzanne Rich, State Director, National Teams Director, Coach 2019 State Team

Suzanne Rich is the program director for True Lacrosse Girls All Star Travel Program. She took the reins of the girls program in 2011 at which time she also began her role as head coach of the True Lacrosse 2015 Elite All Star Team. Rich has been the head coach of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team at Barrington High School since 2010, and served as assistant coach in 2009. In 2011, Rich coached the IGLA Barrington A Team.

Prior to her coaching career, Rich had ample experience as a player. She spent her collegiate career at the University of Richmond where she was a four-year starting midfielder and a captain her senior year. Rich helped her team to the AIAW/NCAA national championship tournament her freshman year, and the EAIAW national final four championship her junior year. She won the Presidential Scholar Athlete Award for achieving the highest GPA of any female student athlete at Richmond. In her senior year, Rich was selected to attend the US National Team Trials. Hailing from the lacrosse hotbed of eastern Maryland, Rich attended St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, Maryland where she was a member of the varsity lacrosse team and led her team in scoring for three consecutive years.

 
  • True Lacrosse National Teams Director 2017
  • State Director of True Lacrosse Illinois Girls 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • East Suburban Conference Coach of the Year 2017
  • Under Armour All America Command Coach Summer 2016
  • Under Armour All America Command Team Selector Summer 2016
  • Head Coach True Lacrosse 2019 Elite Team 2015, 2016
  • Head Coach True Lacrosse 2019 State Team 2017
  • Head Coach True Lacrosse 2015 Elite All Star Team 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Head Coach St. Viator High School 2017, 2016
  • Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach Barrington High School 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Assistant Coach JV and F/S Barrington High School 2009
  • US Lacrosse Illinois/Wisconsin National Team Selector Two Years
  • Illinois All State Selection Committee Five Years
  • Brine National Team Selector Two Years
  • IGLA Barrington 7/8/9 “A” Team Coach Fall 2011
  • Played Division I Lacrosse at University of Richmond, Virginia
  • Four Year Starter as Midfielder at University of Richmond, Virginia
  • Freshman Year: Regional Champions, Participated in AIAW/NCAA National Lacrosse Championship
  • Junior Year: Regional Champions, Participated in EAIAW National Final Four Championship
  • Captain Senior Year at Richmond
  • Won Presidential Scholar Athlete Award for having highest GPA of any female student athlete at Richmond
  • Selected to attend U.S. National Team Trials Senior Year
  • Starting attack player for two years JV and two years Varsity for St. Paul’s School for Girls, Brooklandville, Maryland.
  • Led team in scoring Sophomore, Junior, Senior years
  • Played Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Field Hockey, Varsity Basketball at St. Paul’s

Addie Dieckmeyer, Regional Director

  • West Elite Regional Director 2016, 2017
  • St. Viator Freshmen/Sophomore Head Coach 2017
  • Fox Valley 7th and 8th Grade Head Coach 2017
  • True Lacrosse Assistant Coach 2017 Elite Team 2015-2016
  • Wheaton Park District Coach Spring of 2016
  • True Lacrosse Head Coach 2016 Summer Regional Team
  • Wheaton Park District Youth Coach, 2016
  • Illinois Tech Division III Assistant Coach from 2015-2016
  • Illinois Tech Division III Offensive Coordinator from 2015-2016
  • North Central College (D3) Starting Attack from 2011-2014
  • Webster Groves High School, St. Louis, Missouri                    
  • Varsity Starting attack 2009-2011

Colleen Speth, Head Coach 2021 State Team, Co-Coach West Elite Green Team

  • US Lacrosse National WI/IL National Team Coach
  • Varsity Head Coach Maine South High School, 2017
  • Varsity Head Coach Regina High School 2015, 2016
  • Varsity Head Coach Resurrection College Prep 2013
  • Coach and Club Coordinator of the 2013 US Lacrosse U15 Central Champions Wildcat Elite Club 2012-2013
  • Assistant/Goalie Varsity Coach at Barrington High School 2012
  • Head Coach for U15 True Lacrosse 2014-2015
  • Assisted U15 and U17 True Lacrosse Elite Travel teams 2011-2012
  • Evanston Youth Lacrosse Association Head Coach 2012-2013
  • Evanston Township High School Freshmen/Goalie coach 2009-2010 
  • Northwestern University Summer Goalie School coach 2008-2013
  • University of Massachusetts Division I Starting Goalie Freshman Year 2007-2009
  • Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honor during 2008 season at UMass
  • DePaul University starting defender/draw specialist and team captain 2009-2011
  • All American Honorable Mention, First Team All State, Goalie of the Year at Evanston Township High School 2006 & 2007

Kirk Lamitie, Co-Coach 2019 State Team

  • Head Coach Illinois Tech Division III 2013-Present
  • 2016 Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year
  • Started Program at Illinois Tech
  • Current True Lacrosse Assistant Director of Girl’s Lacrosse Program 
  • Head Coach 2017 Elite Team 2014-2016
  • Co-Coach 2019 State Team 
  • Assistant Trainer for the West Elite High School Team
  • Head Coach 2016 Elite Head Coach 2013-2014
  • 2015 Elite Assistant Coach 2013-2014
  • 2014 Elite Head Coach 2012-2013
  • 2013 Elite Head Coach 2011-2012
  • Naperville North High School Varsity Head Coach 2011-2013
  • York High School Varsity Head Coach 2010-2011
  • York High School Freshman Head Coach 2009-2011
  • California State University, Chico (WCLA) Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach 2001-2003
  • California State University, Chico (MCLA) Starting Attack 2000, 2001 4th in Goals Scored Freshman and Sophomore Year
  • Irvine High School, CA 3 Year Starting Varsity Defense 1997-1999
  • 2nd Team All-Conference 1998, 1999
  • Bethlehem Central High School, Delmar, NY  Midfielder 1996

Peter Bogle, Head 2018 State Team Coach

  • True Coach for 2018 State Team
  • Assistant coach, Barrington High School Varsity Girls Lacrosse, 2013-2015
  • Head Coach, Girls True 2016 Elite team, Summer 2014 and 2015
  • St. Charles High School Varsity Coach 2008-2013
  • Lacrosse America 8th Grade Boys Select Coach 2008-2009
  • Lacrosse America 7th/8th Grade Boys Select Coach 2006-2008
  • Central Connecticut Men's League Traveling A Team 
  • College of Wooster DIII, four year starter, three time all-star
  • Brooks School, North Andover MA- Varsity Team
  • Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock VT- Varsity Team

Taryn Abbassian, Head 2020 State Team Coach

  • Coached lacrosse in the UK 2012-2016
  • Coached at Moreton Hall School in Shropshire 2012-2015
  • Coached at St. Swithun's School in Hampshire 2015-2016
  • Coached for Birmingham University, an elite lacrosse UK university 2014-2015
  • Assistant coach for the U19 Scotland National team 2015-2016
  • Played for 3 years on the English Club National Champions Oxton Lacrosse Club
  • Played for 3 years for the Lacrosse Superleague in the UK for the London Royals
  • Coached for Lakeshore 2005-2016
  • 4 year player at Dickinson College (DIII)
  • Captain for Dickinson College Women's Lacrosse 2011-2012
  • 4 year Varsity Lacrosse player at Vernon Hills High School
  • Illinois All State player in 2008

Sophia Pantelides, Head U13 State Team Coach

  • True Coach since 2015
  • 4 Year Division One starter, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (Northeast Conference)
  • Team Captain, 2007
  • Named to the All-NEC Second Team 2004-2006
  • Named to the NEC All-Tournament Team 2007
  • In 2006 helped lead the Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team to qualify for the NEC Tournament and finish with a winning record. It was the first time ever in the program's 10-year history.
  • From Annapolis, MD
  • Played for CC LAX travel team (Middle School and High School)

Tess Lebed, Regional Coach

  • Carthage College Grad Assistant 2015- Present
  • Neuqua Varsity Head Coach 2015
  • Neuqua JV Head Coach 2014
  • Lakeshore Coach 2015
  • Players Indoor Coach 2010-2014
  • IGLA HS Coach 2007-2009
  • Marquette Midfielder 2009-2013
  • Lyons Township High School, Varsity player 2007-2009

Jordan Shaughnessy, Co-Coach U13 State Team

  • True U15 State Assistant Coach 2015-2016
  • Assistant Coach Lane Tech 2016-2017
  • Lead Lane Tech to Win the City Championship during first year
  • University of Iowa Midfielder 2012-2015
  • 3 year Varsity Midfielder Lane Tech
  • All-Conference 2010, 2011

Katyln Wilke, Co-Coach West U13 Regional

  • Assistant Coach Downers Grove 2016-2017
  • Coach IGLA 2015
  • North Central College 2012 - 2014
  • FIL U17 International Games 2011 
  • Minnesota Lakers 2011 Defense 
  • All Conference 2010
  • Varsity Defense Blaine High School 2010-2012

Morgan Logue, Guest Coach

  • Lynchburg College Midfield Starter- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Captain- 2010, 2011
  • 2nd Team All-ODAC- 2009
  • 1st Team All-ODAC- 2010, 2011
  • All ODAC Tournament Team- 2010, 2011
  • USA College Lacrosse All-American- 2011
  • IWLCA Chesapeake Regional All-American - 2010, 2011
  • IWLCA All-Academic Team- 2010, 2011
  • Lynchburg College Assistant Coach & Offensive Coordinator- 2011-2012
  • Aurora University Assistant Coach- 2012- Current