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New Wave Girls Lacrosse Coaching Staff

meet the director

We are thrilled to announce & introduce Gina Fisher as the new Director of the New Wave Girls Lacrosse Program. As one of the most decorated women’s lacrosse players 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.

Because of their long standing history as teammates & friends, the transition from Fiala to Fisher has been seamless. The two share a remarkable amount in common – not the least of which is unparalleled drive, passion & knowledge for women’s lacrosse. We hope you’re as excited to work with Coach Fisher as we are. 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.

History In The Making

Awards

Ranked 1st for NCAA Division III ground balls 2016

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Ranked 4th  for NCAA Division III caused turnovers 2016

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4x First Team All-Conference selection

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Academic All-District At-Large Team

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2x Academic All-MWLC 2013, 2014

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2x Academic All-CCIW 2015, 2016

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CCIW Offensive Player of the Year 2015

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MWLC Defensive Player of the Year 2014

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MWLC Defensive Player of the Year 2013

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3x NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region Second Team

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2x CCIW Jack Swartz Academic All-Conference selection

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Division III South All-Star Team for the IWLCA's Senior All-Star Games

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Former Player at North Central College

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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

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. 

kaitlyn liccion

Current Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at DIII Benedictine University. This season, her squad went 8-8, setting the record for their program with the most wins in a single season. One individual was named second team all-conference in the MWLC as well as earning Academic All-American while finishing seventh nationally in caused turnovers and ninth in groundballs.

Kalyn Spatol

Playing Career:

Started playing lacrosse my freshman year for Union Endicott High School in Endicott, New York.  Played for two years at Broome Community College, starting in every game as a midfielder. Served as Captain my second year. Also ran Cross Country for Broome both years to stay in shape for lacrosse season. Recruited to play for Division III Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.  Member of the inaugural team and served as Captain both years. Started as a midfielder in every game and ended my Huntingdon career second in draw controls and ground balls.

Division III Spotlight Athlete in 2014.

 

Coaching Career:

Served as a volunteer coach for Huntingdon for the 2014-2015 season. Served as the Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach for the University of Montevallo's Division II program in Montevallo, Alabama from 2015-2017. Coached a Birmingham Youth Club in the Summers of 2016 and 2017. Coached for multiple Nike Xcelerate Lacrosse Camps at Auburn University in Alabama and Emory University in Georgia.

 

Lauren Pavich

Current player at Illinois Wesleyan University

Earned two letters (2015, 2016)

2015: Started all 16 games, scoring 29 goals and adding 20 assists for a team-leading 49 points...Picked up 26 ground balls and had five draw controls...
 

2016: Started in 16 games ... Scored 26 goals and tallied 38 assists ... Picked up 28 ground balls and caused five turnovers ...

carly shisler

Plays midfield for DII Grand Valley State University

·       As a frosh, played in all 19 games for conference champion

·       Helped GVSU gain first ever NCAA tournament bid

·       As a frosh, scored 14 goals, 4 assists, 21 ground balls and 13 draw controls

·       As a soph, started 15 games and played in all 17 scoring 19 goals with 2 assists

·       As a soph, won 24 draw controls while collecting 21 ground balls and causing 6 turnovers

·       As a  soph, won another regular season conference championship

High School lacrosse career

·       Played for Naperville North High School

·       Four year varsity starter, two time most valuable, three year Captain

·       Three time all conference, two time All-State honoree, All Academic

claire norfleet


North Central Assistant Coach

North Central College Women’s Lacrosse Player 2012-2016

Played and started all 65 games in four-year career at Midfield

2x First Team All-CCIW 2015, 2016

Second Team All-MWLC 2013

Set single-season school assist record (41) in 2016

2x CCIW Offensive Player of the Week in 2016

Second in program history in assists (95) and draw controls (166), third in goals (133)

Team Captain 2016

Dean’s List

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.

Kailey Robbins

Current Geneva High School Head Coach

Played Division III Lacrosse at North Central College 2012-2016

Defense/Midfield

Elected captain of the team (2015 & 2016)

Ranked third all time for caused turnovers (2016)

Second Team All CCIW (2016)

Academic All CCIW (2015 & 2016)

Academic All MWLC (2013 & 2014)

Madii Maas

Former North Central College Lacrosse Player

Attacker 2013-2017

Ranked 5th in Goals (120) and assists (40) in the Program’s history

Team Captain 2017

Offensive Player of the Year 2017

Coaches Award 2017

 

High School Team Captain- Burnsville, Minnesota 2012, 2013

Burnsville Youth Coach

New Wave Fast Break Academy Coach

IGLA Youth Coach

hilary kargl

Collegiate Career – Augustana College (Attack)

2015 IWLCA All American

2015 Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All American

2015 Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Player of the Year

2015 First Team All Great Lakes Region

2015 First Team All Conference, CCIW

2014 First Team All Great Lakes Region

2014 First Team All Conference, MWLC

2012 Second Team All Great Lakes Region

3x Conference Champion

3x Conference Tournament Champion

3 NCAA Tournament Appearances, Final 16

NCAA Single Game Scoring Record (14 goals)

31 School Records

454 Career points, Third highest all-time in NCAA Division III (270 goals, 184 assists)

2011 Kentucky Miss Lacrosse

Previous Coaching Experience

Stealth Youth Sports (Louisville, KY); Assistant Coach

Various youth clinics through Augustana College

Savanna Giesler

High School:

Played 4 years at Naperville Central High School

3 year Varsity Starting Midfielder/Defender

Junior Year: Defender of the Year and most Caused Turnovers

Senior Year: Varsity Captain, MVP, Red & White Award Recipient (Highest level of athletic achievement at NCHS), All-Conference Midfielder, Most Ground Ball Controls in IL 2017, Finished 2017 season with 31 Goals, 9 Assists, 115 GBCs, 20 Caused Turnovers, & 49 Draw Controls

Club:

New Wave High School Tournament Team

AYLA Elite Team

College:

Recruiting Class of '21 for Carthage College Lacrosse

Grainne Kelly

Grainne Kelly is currently a midfielder for the Illinois Wesleyan Women's Lacrosse Team.

Her current and past honors include:

Two year letter winner (2016, 2017)

Team Offensive MVP (2017)

First Team All-Conference 2017

2017 Team advanced to second round of NCAA tournament

2017 CCIW Champion

Highest GPA on Team for 2017 Season

2017: Played and started in 19 games ... Led the team in goals with 57 ... Picked up 42 ground balls and caused 24 turnovers ... Named "Offensive Player of the Week" in CCIW on April 3 (Aurora, St. Mary's Ind. games) ...

2016: Played in 19 games and started six ... Scored 16 goals and tallied nine assists ... Picked up 31 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers ... Won 18 draw controls …

madeleine sherrier


Current Assistant coach at Elmhurst College. 

Played varsity lacrosse and served as a team captain at Lake Zurich High School before attending Montana State University. 

While she was a freshman at Montana State, she helped start the Gallatin Valley Lacrosse League in Bozeman, Montana. She coached the girl's high school squad while also serving on the league's board of directors. In her time with the league, she led both the middle school and high school teams to state championship titles.

Becca Gullett

Played Division III Lacrosse at Benedictine University 2014-2017

Sixth for caused turnovers and eighth for groundballs in DIII NCAA 2017

CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team Division III 2016, 2017

MWLC All-Conference (Second Team) 2017, 2016, 2015

MWLC All-Academic Team 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Starting Midfield for all games during career at Benedictine University

Ranked 1st for goals (141), points (171), caused turnovers (124), and groundballs (231) in program’s history

Set program record for most goals in a season (51) 2017

Team Captain 2015, 2016, 2017

Played on a DII International Women’s Lacrosse team in Scotland and England 2017

Sloane Baumgartner

College Career

Currently plays Division III Lacrosse at Ohio Wesleyan University 2016 - Current

Starting Center Midfield in all 17 games played

Led the team in goals and assists in the 2016-2017 season

NCAC Honorable Mention All-Conference team

 

High School

4 Year Varsity Starter at St. Francis High School 2012-2016

Started Attack/Midfield for the Spartans

Led in goals and assists for St. Francis

2 time All-Conference player

Honorable Mention All-State team in 2016

 

Coaching

Coaches 12u Lacrosse Team for Players

Coached camps for Players 360 Lacrosse Club

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp (Coach, summer 2016)

Jenni Marks

Four-year Varsity Player at Neuqua Valley – Midfield/Center

Two-year Varsity Captain & Four-year Varsity MVP

Two-time All-State Team, Two-time Academic All-American

Nikki Kelsay

High School:

Played at St. Francis High School

Three year varsity starter as center/midfield

Captain her senior year

College:

Plays on the club lacrosse team at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Started as center in all 15 games with 48 goals

Led the team in goals during the 2016-2017 season as a freshman

Delia Allen

Naperville native

Four- year Varsity Player at Neuqua Valley- Goalie/Attack

Worked Lacrosse America Tournaments

tricia wegner

New Wave Girls' Coach

Youth Coach - Arizona Girls Lacrosse

Official - Arizona Girls' Lacrosse Association (High School)

Post-Collegiate Lacrosse Player on Arizona Storm

College Lacrosse Career

Played Lacrosse at Purdue University for four years