North NJ Girls Director


Sue Montegari, IHA varsity lacrosse coach, was a part of the original varsity squad as well as a three-year starter and team captain at Ridgewood High School. She is also a very established equestrian, competing at high levels of competition in the Medal/Maclay Division, including the Junior Olympic Trials. Coach Montegari continued her career at Alfred University as a four-year lacrosse starter and team co-captain, graduating with a B.A. in athletic training and a double minor in coaching and equine science. She was also on the AU Equestrian Team for four years competing at the intercollegiate level in the Open Division. Sue is married to Mad Dog Coach Jim Montegari who is also a fellow Ridgewood HS Alumni, they have 3 children and two dogs.


High School: Ridgewood High School 1997

College: Alfred University 2001

  • RHS Team Captain 1997- Member of the 1st Varsity Girls Lacrosse team at Ridgewood HS
  • Alfred University Team Captain 2001
  • AU Player of the Week 2001
  • 2014 BCWCA, All Suburban &  NJ Record Coach of the Year 
  • 2019 – Earned 100 Wins as a High School Lacrosse Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Ridgewood HS 2002-2008
  • Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach Ramapo HS 2009-2011
  • Mahwah Girls Lacrosse Rec Coach  20011-2013
  • Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Immaculate Heart Academy 2013- Present
  • 2x Group 3 North Sectional Champions ( 2018, 2019)
  • UA All America NJ Team Coach  2014-2016, Evaluator 2014- Present
  • US Lacrosse Level I & II Certifcations
  • US Lacrosse National School Girls Coach 2003-2006, Evaluator 2003-2017
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Tri-State Lacrosse Club Director and Coach 2002-2018
  • Mad Dog North NJ Girls Director 2018- Present 
  • Mad Dog National Team Coach



Lose Yourself by Eminem

STX Crux

Winning our 2nd Sectional Championships as a coach in 2019

Listen to Motivational Speeches by Eric Thomas

Coach Sue, Sue Ann, Coach, Mama

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad


Anything USA

Lead for God Sake by Todd G. Gongwer


Spending my time with my family

Play like there is no tomorrow. Live every day with No Regrets. Don’t ever apologize for who you are. Remember you teach people how they are allowed to treat you. Never ever say I Can’t. Be Kind. Speak to yourself how you would speak to others, do not let your self talk stop you from achieving your goals.  And do not take any day for granted.



Date: Sunday, March 1st


Cathedral Catholic High School
5555 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA 92130

Grad Year / Time

2027 - 2030 | 9:00am - 10:30am
2026 - 2024 | 10:30am - 12pm


• $25 Early Bird registration fee until February 23rd
• $40 registration fee from February 24th to March 1st
• $50 walk up fee day of tryout