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BIO:  Beth Potter Bryan graduated from Ridley High School where she was the captain of the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams her senior year.  She was a 2 time High School Lacrosse All-American who attended the University of Virginia on a lacrosse scholarship.  She was a four year starter earning All-American, South Regional All-American and All-ACC honors and was the team captain her senior year.   She had the chance to play in 2 National Championships and win an ACC Championship while at Virginia.  She graduated with her BA in Psychology and her Masters in Teaching.
After college Beth was hired as an elementary school teacher in the Ridley School District and was the head Varsity Girls Lacrosse coach at Ridley High School.  During her coaching career at Ridley, her team made the playoffs 9 out of 10 seasons and played in the District 1 State Championship game two times. 
She also coached for the Phantastix Club Lacrosse team for one year and the Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club for 3 years.  She started and ran the Reaction Lacrosse Camp for 3rd-8th graders at Ridley High School during the summer for three years.
Beth is on child rearing leave from the Ridley School District and has 3 children with one on the way.  She is excited to be a part of the Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse Program.
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BIO:  Lauren graduated from Ridley High School in 2002 and went on to play lacrosse on a scholarship at Penn State University from 2002-2006. While at Penn State she was an academic all-American as well as a regional all-American and team captain her senior year. After graduating Lauren took the assistant coaching position in 2006 at Ridley High School and remained there until this year. Lauren also coached with the Ultimate Goal Girls Lacrosse Club from 2006-2008. Lauren resides in the district with her husband Kevin and their son.
One of her favorite Quotes is: "Believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things."  - Joe Paterno

Amanda Alexandrowicz 
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BIO:  Missy is a graduate of Ridley High School, Class of 2000. She went on to play lacrosse and field hockey at Cabrini College. During her time at Cabrini, she was a four year starter and senior captain for the lacrosse team, which won conference championship titles 2001 thru 2005. After graduating, Missy traveled with a USA club team to Tokyo, Japan to play in the International Lacrosse Friendship Games. Missy started coaching Lacrosse as an assistant coach at Immaculata University for 2 years, then at Penncrest High School as the assistant coach for 4 years. Currently Missy is the clinic manager/social worker at The University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine Autism Clinic, where she is also finishing her graduate degree. She and her husband Kevin reside in Folsom with their children. Missy is looking forward to a fantastic season with the 3rd and 4th grade teams!!
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BIO:  Erica is 1993 graduate of Ridley High School where she was a 3 year varsity lacrosse player, she also played field hockey and basketball. Erica accepted a lacrosse scholarship to the University of Massachusetts where she was a 4 year starter and captained the Minutewomen for two years. She was first team all-conference her junior and senior year. After graduating with a B.S in Exercise Physiology she was the Ridley High School assistant coach. She then went to fulfill her passion in nursing and graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a BS in Nursing and has worked at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia for the past 12 years as a pediatric oncology nurse. She is married to her highschool sweet heart and they have 2 children and reside in Ridley Park. She has been coaching at the youth level for the past 3 years. Erica brings great energy and enthusiasm to the program and loves working with the girls.
One of her favorite quotes is: “Dare yourself to be great”

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BIO:  Mariel Bryan is a 2005 graduate from Ridley High School where she participated in both Varsity Lacrosse and Soccer all 4 years. She earned her way to captain on both teams and earned All-Delco honors (9-12). She picked up a love for the sport of lacrosse and became a member of the SEPA Lacrosse Club. Mariel played in the national tournament her sophomore and junior high school years, which led Mariel to go on and play Division I Lacrosse at Penn State University. 

Since graduating college in 2009, Mariel has continued her lacrosse career by coaching for the Ridley Girls Youth Lax Club. She is currently completing her master’s degree from West Chester University in secondary school counseling and plans to graduate in May. She currently resides in Ridley with her fiancé and dog Charlie. Mariel is excited for the upcoming lax season and looks forward to developing the 5th and 6th graders into great all around lax players



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BIO:  College: Hofstra University
Years played: 15
Years coaching: 9 years – Club lacrosse, youth lacrosse, high school lacrosse, camps, clinics
Achievements & Awards:
CAA All-Tournament Team 2012, CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award 09-13, IWLCA Academic Honor Roll 09-13, High School All-American Honors 2008, First Team All Delco 2008, First Team All Central 2008, Ridley High School Girls Lacrosse Varsity MVP 2008, Lady Raider Award 2008.
Favorite Sports Quote:  "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." –Michael Jordan 
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