I was gifted my first lacrosse stick in kindergarten at 4 years old. My three older siblings were all playing at the time and I joined my first rec team shortly after in second grade. I joined Long Island Liberty in sixth grade. I went on to play 4 years of Varsity lacrosse at North Shore High School in Long Island, New York, graduating in 2016. I continued my athletic career at the University of Southern California where I also received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. I would spend my summer’s back home in NY where I would also coach for my former club team Liberty. Shortly after I graduated from USC in 2020, I moved to Orange County and began coaching with Mad Dog OC/West Elite and was the Assistant Varsity Coach at St. Margaret’s Episcopal HS in 2021.
Currently, I work full time in Pharmaceutical Sales and am the Mad Dog OC Director and head coach of the West Elite 2025 Team. In my three years of living in OC I have seen this sport grow so much in such a short time and I am so grateful to be a part of it and help get athletes to the next level.
As far as Mad Dog Lacrosse, I truly cannot say enough great things about the players, coaches, family and entire organization. Sam and Tommy dedicate countless hours into ensuring that their athletes are getting better everyday and most importantly having so much fun throughout the process. It’s been such an awesome experience watching our girls programs beat top ranked teams and then watching them crush it on their collegiate teams! Go Dogs!
High School: North Shore High School
College: University of Southern California
Watching my Sister Amanda score the first goal in USC history in 2013.
My dad starting calling me K-Dog when I was 5 and it just stuck with him. I never understood where he got it from but go Dogs?
Dogs. Though my cat Murphy is the only exception.
Salmon and Avocado Roll
Kotobuki in Roslyn, NY. Yard House for watching sports games.
Easter. My family does a COMPETITIVE Easter egg hunt.
Walking to the Beach
Enjoy the process! Make sure to remember it’s a game and you should be having fun! Being retired now, I can attest to how quick time flies on the field and to never take a minute for granted out there. The relationships you make with teammates will last a lifetime and this sport will teach you so many life lessons that will carry over into your career and overall just make you a better person!