970 Coaches – Girls

Coaches for the inaugural 2020 season are...

Danni Cox - 8th Grade (Head Coach)

I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and started playing lacrosse in 5th grade. I played for Havoc from 5th grade through 8th grade. My 7th & 8th grade years were by far my favorite because Laura started coaching for Havoc and she really took our team to the next level and made my love and obsession for the lacrosse grow even more. It’s been such an amazing experience being able to coach alongside Laura - eight years later! In High School I played for Thompson Valley High School and was a four-year varsity starter, lettering all four years. I attended Savannah College of Art and Design where I was awarded an athletic scholarship to play on the Women’s Lacrosse team. Our team won the NWLL & NAIA National Championships my Freshman, Junior, and Senior years - Go Bees! I was named an Academic All-American all four years, and was also named an All-Conference player my Sophomore and Junior years. Sophomore year I made 1st team All-American and Junior year 2nd team All-American . I’ve coached as a volunteer with Havoc and Rocky Mountain High School for a while, and this summer I began officially coaching for Havoc and NoCo Select. I was also hired as the JV Assistant Coach at Rocky Mountain High School this fall. I’m so excited to coach this year and see our players develop into amazing lacrosse players and hope to help the girls fall in love with the game like I have!

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Sarah Emery - 2nd/3rd Grade (Assistant Coach)

In the early '90s, my dad was finishing his college lacrosse career. 16 years later, I started mine with Havoc Lacrosse as a fifth-grader. Growing up in Fort Collins, our family played lacrosse together on the warm summer nights and the spring tournaments were truly family events. I played lacrosse with the Thompson Valley Eagles until I graduated from Fossil Ridge High School in 2014. I attended the University of Kansas for Elementary Education and after graduating, I returned home because wheat fields aren't quite like the beautiful state of Colorado. I currently teach fifth grade at Laurel Elementary school with an amazing staff that includes Laura Fletcher, my previous lacrosse coach that promptly recruited me to coach for 970 Lax. I am excited about my first year of coaching and can't wait to help the team grow together!

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Laura Fletcher - 2nd/3rd Grade (Head Coach;8th Part Time Asst)

I began playing lacrosse as a freshman in high school in Silver Spring, Maryland and immediately fell in love with the sport. I made Varsity my Freshman year, and our team won the WCAC conference Championship my senior year. I attended Duquesne University and played Division I lacrosse the next four years. I was Captain my senior year and named an Academic All-American two years in a row, as well as All-Tournament Team multiple times throughout my career. I have been coaching year-round for Havoc since 2009 and am currently the Youth Director for 970 Lax.

Net Meredith - 4th/5th Grade (Head Coach)

I grew up in northern Maryland where I started playing lacrosse as a freshman at Bel Air High School and played club at the University of Michigan back before lacrosse entered the B1G. Right after college I played on Colorado State University’s club team while I was enrolled in some classes and then on post-collegiate teams in the Baltimore area and Washington, DC for several years. While out east I coached several clinics in Baltimore City and in Washington DC. I moved back to Fort Collins in 2014 and joined up with Havoc to coach the most fun girls on the planet. 

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Katy Pailthorp - Girls Director - 6th/7th (Head Coach)

I’m Katy Pailthorp, the new director of girls’ youth 970 Lacrosse. I was born in Baltimore Maryland (go Ravens!) and have now been living in Fort Collins for five years. I have been playing lacrosse since I was eight years old and played competitively up until I graduated from Colorado State University. While playing at CSU, I served as captain and treasurer for the team, as well as had my first introduction to the Havoc youth teams. Over the past few years I have acted as a volunteer coach and a head coach for the clubs youth team, and now am very excited to be continuing with the organization in a new way! Some of my best friends and memories came from playing lacrosse so I hope to give that same happiness back to the younger community of lacrosse players here in Fort Collins! I am super pumped for the season ahead!

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Devon Shircliff - 6th/7th Grade (Assistant Coach)

I grew up playing lacrosse in the Washington DC Metro Area and have been living in Fort Collins for the last three years. I played on my high school varsity lacrosse team for two years where I was voted captain my senior year. I was also a 2nd team All-District defender two years in a row and was voted most outstanding senior women’s lacrosse team member. After high school, I worked as a lacrosse day camp counselor and league coordinator which sparked my love of coaching. I’m so excited to share the game I love with the girls at 970 Lax and work hard to continue to progress the sport of women’s lacrosse out west! When I’m not on the lacrosse field, I work as a R&D Chemist by day and love spending time in the mountains with my fiancé Brain and my dog Jäger.