About Jersey Thunder Girls Lacrosse

Our Philosophy

Keeping our basic principles in mind, we want you to PLAY a lot, not PAY a lot.  Although our traveling team is a fraction of the cost of most other programs, we will never sacrifice the quality or integrity of our program.  We are second to none in coaching, teaching, and honoring the game.  All of our athletes will benefit from our program.

College Exposure for High School Athletes:

Jersey Thunder provides Elite teams to accommodate those college coaches looking for the missing pieces to their collegiate squads.  Thunder lacrosse is respected by college coaches all over the country.

How Do We Prepare You For Collegiate Lacrosse?

Our staff is full of high school coaches with tons of experience in college recruiting, former Division I lacrosse players, and college coaches.  The major transition that comes from playing at the higher level is learning how to play as a team.  All of our coaches teach the philosophies of playing as one competitive unit, which is the foundation of any great college lacrosse team, and a skill that is vitally important for high school athletes to learn before playing at the next level.  "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."  Play Jersey Thunder Girls Lacrosse - Learn how to play competitively on a team, and how it works on the next level.

Jersey Thunder Girls Coaching Staff

Doug Dolan, Co Director  

Lindsay Lafferman, Co Director
Thunder Orange Coach for Fall 2017

Danielle Rackowitz
Thunder Black Coach for Fall 2017

  • Coach: Pequannock TownshIp
        High School (Varsity), 2006-present 
  • Coach of the "New Jersey North Schoolgirls Team" at the US Lacrosse National Tournament from 2012 - present
  • Conference Champions: 2010
  • Coach of the Year: 2010, Jersey Sports Now Online
  • College: York College (soccer)
  • High School: Smithtown, Long Island (soccer and lacrosse) 
  • Lax On Women's Lacrosse & Youth League Director
  • Morris Hills HS - 2017- Head Coach Varsity Coach
  • Morris Hills HS - 2016- Head Coach JV and Freshman, Assistant Coach Varsity
  • Morris Catholic HS- 2015- Head Coach JV, Assistant Coach Varsity
  • Rock Den Renegades- 2006-2016- Girls Program Director, Head Coach 7/8 Select Team, Board Member
  • College- Rutgers University- B.S and M.B.A
  • Coach:  Montville Youth Lacrosse
  • College:  Monmouth University, 2014 (lacrosse)
  • High School:  Montville High School (tennis, basketball, lacrosse)

Kelsey Hall - Director of Recruiting
Thunder Orange Coach for Fall 2017

Lauren Callaghan
​Thunder Bolt Coach for Fall 2017

Kaytlin Callaghan
​Thunder WhiteCoach for Fall 2017

  • Coach at Kinnelon High School (Assistant Varsity/JV); present
  • Orangeburg Youth Lacrosse, Orangeburg, NY; 2014 
  • College: St. Thomas Aquinas College 
  • Lacrosse 2010-2013 - Captain 
  • High school: DePaul Catholic High School - soccer, winter track, lacrosse.
  • Coach at Kinnelon High School
  • College:  Rowan University, 2010 - 2014 Member of the lacrosse team.  Received All American honors at Rowan. 
  • High School:  Wayne Valley High School (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse)
  • High School: Wayne Valley High School (cross country, basketball, lacrosse)
  • College: Slippery Rock University D2 women's lacrosse team 2012-2016
  • Ranked second in Rock history for career assists and career points. 

Kailee Beal
Thunder Bolt Coach for Fall 2017

Alyssa (Yaya) Tachon
Summer Coach 

Amanda Beal
Summer Coach 

  • College: Ramapo College Lacrosse (2015- present).  Leading goal scorer.  Captain.
  • High School: Pequannock Township High School (lacrosse and cheerleading
  • Jersey Thunder Lacrosse Alumni 
Coach: Kinnelon High School (Varsity) - 2015- Present
Coach: Mountain Lakes High School (Assistant/ JV) 2014 - Group 1 State Champions 2014, Morris County Tournament Champions 2014, Stars/Stripes North Division Champions 2014
College: Montclair State University Lacrosse- 2010- 2013 
High School: Roxbury High School (Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse)
  • College: East Stroudsburg University (present) 
  • Montclair State University Lacrosse (2014-2015)
  • High School: Roxbury High School (Lacrosse & Field Hockey)

Alex Tepper  -​ Goalie Coach - Fall & Summer

Kellie Kucinski
Thunder White Coach for Fall 2017 

Krista Perry
Thunder Black Coach for Fall 2017 

  • Morris Hills High School Freshman Coach
  • College: Montclair State University 2013-2016.  Member of the lacrosse team. 
  • 2nd all time goals against average. 
  • 4th all time save percentage 
  • High School:  Mount Olive High School 
       (Field hockey, Ice hockey, lacrosse) 
  • Coach:  Rock Den Renegades Lacrosse Coach & Kinnelon HS soccer coach
  • College: West Virginia University club lacrosse & soccer
  • High School: Morris Knolls High School (soccer, swimming, lacrosse)

  • Coach:  Assistant Coach at Roxbury High School
  • College: Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College Lacrosse 2011-2015
  • High School: Roxbury High School (lacrosse)
  • Jersey Thunder Alumni 

Angela DiPasquale - Goalie Coach (Summer)​​​

  • Jersey Thunder Lacrosse Alumni
  • Bloomsburg University Lacrosse 
  • High School: Paramus High School (lacrosse, volleyball, winter track)