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New Wave Girls Lacrosse Coaching Staff

meet the director

We are thrilled to introduce Gina Fisher as Director of the New Wave Girls Lacrosse Program. As the most decorated women’s lacrosse player in the history of North Central College & with several years of successful club coaching already under her belt, Coach Fisher has the potential, talent & intelligence to bring the New Wave Girls Program to the next level.

And when you look at Fisher’s laundry list of accolades, it’s very clear why that is.

Fisher is the current Career School Record Holder at North Central College in every stat category (save those restricted to goalies) including Goals Scored, Assists, Ground Balls, Draw Controls & Forced Turnovers. She was the #1 NCAA DIII Ground Balls in the entire country (2016) and #4 in Forced Turnovers that same year. You can view Coach Fisher’s entire list of awards below.

Coach Fisher has an unparalleled drive, passion & knowledge for women’s lacrosse. We hope you’re as excited to work with Coach Fisher, as she’s looking forward to meeting you on the field!

Gina Fisher

Gina Fisher New Wave Lacrosse Girls Director

A 4-Year Starter at North Central College, Fisher Holds the school record in Goals Scored, Assists, Ground Balls, Draw Controls & Forced Turnovers.

Coach Fisher's Awards

  • Ranked 1st for NCAA Division III ground balls 2016
  • Ranked 4th  for NCAA Division III caused turnovers 2016
  • 4x First Team All-Conference selection
  • Academic All-District At-Large Team
  • 2x Academic All-MWLC 2013, 2014
  • 2x Academic All-CCIW 2015, 2016
  • CCIW Offensive Player of the Year 2015
  • MWLC Defensive Player of the Year 2014
  • MWLC Defensive Player of the Year 2013
  • 3x NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region Second Team
  • 2x CCIW Jack Swartz Academic All-Conference selection
  • Division III South All-Star Team for the IWLCA's Senior All-Star Games
  • NCC School Career Record Holder for goals scored, assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers

the coaches

Jess Hogan

-Current Naperville North Varsity Coach - Led team to the State Semi-Finals in 2018

-2017 Coach of the year - IHSWLA

-IHSWLA Positive coach of the year 2015

-Exemplary Coach of the Year 2005 - US Lacrosse IL Chapter

-Head of All-State Committee 2014 -present

-Former Captain/player/coach and co-founder of the Taylor University club lacrosse team

-Helped lead the team to the club nationals.

-Former coach at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis and Northside College Prep in Chicago.

-Former coach with Lakeshore Lacrosse for their U-13 National Travel teams from 2010 - 2015. 

Bianca Perri

Bianca - Eclipse

- Assistant Coach at Benedictine University 

-Four year starting attacker for North Central College 2013-2016

- New Wave coach since 2016

- Directed IGLA summer programs 2012-2016

-12 years lacrosse experience

Kailey Robbins

Kailey Robbins - Eclipse

-Varsity Head Coach Geneva High School - past 3 years

-New Wave coach since 2016

-North Central College Women's Lacrosse Team 2012-2016

 

Grainne Kelly

Grainne Kelly - Venus

Grainne Kelly is a 2019 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with Coaching and Spanish minors. As a four year varsity letter winner, and two year captain on the Titan women's lacrosse team, Grainne brings great perspective to the New Wave coaching staff. As a midfielder for four years, Grainne excelled both athletically and academically, and helped to lead her her team to two CCIW Regular Season Championships, three CCIW Conference Championships, and three NCAA appearances, with two being in the Sweet Sixteen. A vocal presence on the field, Grainne hopes to bring new growth and skills to her team this year, and share her love of the game. Her accomplishments are listed below: 

-Great Lakes All- Region 2nd Team, 2018; 1st Team, 2019

-CCIW First Team All-Conference 2017, 2018, 2019

-3x CCIW Player of the Week

-2017 Team Offensive MVP

-4x Varsity Letter Winner

Carla Bennett

Carla Bennett - Venus

- played 4 years of collegiate lacrosse at Augustana College

- Sweet 16 NCAA in 2016

- AYLA Coolstick Lacrosse coach 2016

- 3x 2nd Team All-CCIW Conference

- Team captain in 2018

Savanna Giesler

Savanna Giesler - Nova

-3 years varsity at Naperville Central High School

-2016 Defensive player of the year

-2017 Team captain

-2017 MVP, Red & White Award recipient, & DVC All-Conference selection

-2017 State leader in ground ball controls

-2018 Carthage Women's Lacrosse 

-2 years coaching experience at New Wave and NCHS 

-NCHS Varsity girls lacrosse head coach

Kalie Miller

Kalie Miller- Galaxy

Earned four Varsity letters from Naperville Central High School 

- Attack player of the year Junior year of HS 

- Team captain senior year of high school 

- MVP Award winner in 2016 at all star lacrosse tournament 

-current collegiate player at Elmhurst College

- co-captain starting sophomore year in college 

- Lead college team sophomore year in goals and draw controls 

- New Wave coach since 2018

- 8 years of lacrosse experience

NATALIE NESBITT

-Native of Philadelphia, PA

-Started playing lacrosse at Philadelphia High School for Girls

-Played four years varsity at the University of Pennsylvania

-Named Co-Captain of UPenn 2x Years

-Starting goalie for 4 years for the Penn Quakers and still holds a school record for her saves.  

-Named to the College II team (a national select team for post season play) her junior year and the College I team (All-American) in her senior year.

-Current Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach at St Francis College Prep in Wheaton.