Coaches

 

Laura Fletcher (Program Director/Head Coach): Laura began her lacrosse career in Maryland, playing for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Although she was a multi-sport athlete, she immediately fell in love with lacrosse and helped lead her team to win the WCAC Conference Championship for the first time ever in 2001. Laura went on to play Division I Lacrosse at Duquesne University. Over the next four years she was captain of her team, named an Academic All-American two years in a row, and made All-Tournament Team multiple times. While playing, she earned her Degree in Elementary Education and has been teaching in Colorado for the past decade. Laura has been coaching year-round for Havoc Girls Lacrosse in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2009 and is currently the program’s President and Head Coach. She is passionate about teaching the game and sharing her love of lacrosse. She is so excited to take part in developing Noco Select and helping girls take their lacrosse game to the next level.

Annie Nicholson (Program Director/Head Coach): Annie was a three year Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse player at Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ from 1981-1983, where she was named NJ Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year in 1983. She was a four year starter at Loyola College in Maryland from 1983-1987. She was captain of Loyola Field Hockey and Lacrosse Teams in 1986-1987 and received Lacrosse All American and All Conference Honors in 1984-1987. Post college she was a member of the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Squad from 1984-1986 and a member of West Jersey Women’s Lacrosse Club and from 1991-2000, where she spent time as Club President.  She coached for Moorestown Parks and Recreation Girls Lacrosse, was the director from 2000-2003, and has been privately instructing lacrosse players of all ages from 2003-present. She also coached for South Jersey Select Lacrosse from 2004-2008. After moving to Colorado Annie became President of CGLA (Colorado Girls Lacrosse Association) from 2013-15, and has been the Executive Director of Boulder Valley Girls Lacrosse, Boulder, CO 2011-present. Some of her other accolades are:, she was selected to the NJ Top Ten Players of the 20th Century, 1999 and inducted into the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2004. 

Megan Henriksen (Head Coach): Megan was born and raised in Maryland and played HS lacrosse at Our Lady of Good Counsel. She attended Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY where she played from 2008-2013 as a defensive mid. She was a 4 year All-Academic in both conferences that RIT played in. In 2010 she was 1st Team All Empire 8 Conference, and 2nd Team IWLCA Regional team. She coached youth lacrosse teams in Rochester for Penfield in the RALL rec league and at the club Relentless Hustle, and coached high school volleyball for 3 seasons in Maryland. 

Kelly Stansbury (Head Coach): In High School, Kelly coached Middle School Field Hockey and assisted with a variety of other sports her younger sisters were involved in. Professionally, she started coaching Club Field Hockey at the University of Kentucky in 2013. Accepting a teaching position in Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly got involved with the boys and girls lacrosse programs. In 2014, she sponsored the boys lacrosse program and a year later coached the Varsity girls. With her move to Northern Colorado, she got involved with the Loveland Titans Lacrosse Program in 2017 and head coached the Middle School girls. She started coaching with NOCO Select in 2017, and has loved every minute of it!

Domenic Alfieri (Head Coach): Domenic Alfieri grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY where he was introduced to lacrosse in 1st grade and then his family moved to Austin, TX where he continued to play throughout Middle School and High School.  He then went on to play goalie for Texas A&M where he became a Two-Time All American and was selected to the All Lone Star Alliance Team in 2000 and 2001.  He was also named the Lone Star Alliance Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and was the Texas A&M Defensive MVP in 2000. After graduating from college, he returned to his alma mater James Bowie High School in Austin, TX where he was the head lacrosse coach and took his team to 5 district Championship games, winning 3 district titles.  His team went on to finish in the top 4 in the state 5 times. He also spent 5 years as the offensive coordinator at St. Joseph’s High School in Trumbull, CT where his team played in two state championships and won one state title. Domenic recently moved to Fort Collins with his wife, Joy, and their 4 children. He spent spring 2018 head coaching his son’s U7 Viper’s team and assistant coaching his daughter’s U12 Havoc team. During this short period of time he quickly made a name for himself and has  provided regular goalie coaching for players within the Vipers, Havoc and NOCO Select organizations. He is now the Head Men’s lacrosse Coach at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins.

Emily Maher: Emily has over six years of coaching experience in Colorado and Pennsylvania for youth, high school and collegiate levels. Currently, she serves as a coach for NoCo Select and Boulder Valley Girls Lacrosse. Previously, Maher was a four year starting midfielder and captain at American University. She ranks second all- time for draw controls in program history. During her career she made All-Patriot League First Team, Second Team, All Tournament Team and Academic Team. She was also president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for American University’s Athletic Department.  Maher’s hometown is Hilltown, Pennsylvania.

Danni Cox: Danni grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and started playing lacrosse in 5th grade. She played for Havoc from 5th grade through 8th grade. She was coached by Laura Fletcher her 7th-8th grade years and her love and obsession for the lacrosse grow even more during this time. In High School she played for Thompson Valley High School and was a four-year varsity starter, lettering all four years. Danni attended Savannah College of Art and Design where she was awarded an athletic scholarship to play on the Women’s Lacrosse team. Her team won the NWLL & NAIA National Championships her Freshman, Junior, and Senior years – Go Bees! She was named an Academic All-American all four years, and was also named an All-Conference player her Sophomore and Junior years.  Her sophomore year she made 1st team All-American and Junior year 2nd team All-American. Danni coaches at the youth level for Havoc Lacrosse, coached this fall with Noco Select, and is the JV Assistant Coach at Rocky Mountain High School. She is excited to coach for Noco again this season and to see our players develop into amazing lacrosse players and fall in love with the game of lacrosse. 

Sarah Brown, CU Lacrosse: Sarah grew up in Massachusetts and started playing boys lacrosse in second grade and got into girls lacrosse in 6th grade after she moved to Florida. In 8th grade she moved to Boulder, Colorado where she played for Boulder valley lacrosse with coach Annie. Once Sarah got to high school she played for Centaurus and started as a freshman. She was a three time captain and a two time All-American. She is currently a senior playing defense at CU Boulder where she’s earned 2016 MPSF Defensive player of the week, 2016 CU Female athlete of the week, 2016/2017 All-MPSF First Team, 2016 IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region Second Team, 2017 IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region First Team, 2017 All-American Second Team, Inside Lacrosse Magazine All-American Honorable Mention, and 2016/2017 MPSF All-Academic. Sarah has coached all of the CU camps since since she’s become a player and currently coaches for NoCo.

Madi Wifall, CU Lacrosse: Madi grew up in Littleton, Colorado and began playing lacrosse in the third grade. She began playing club lacrosse with Denver Summit in the 6th grade then occasionally for 3D Colorado. When committing January of her sophomore year, she then switched to the club Team 180. She lettered in lacrosse all four years of high school and was a team captain her senior year. Madi also played field hockey for her high school in the fall and was on the swim team in the winter. She earned three  letters for field hockey and four letters for swimming. Her senior year, as a captain of the field hockey team they were state champions with an undefeated season. Madi was the swim teams captain her junior and senior year, being league champions her sophomore year and senior year. Following league she was a state qualifier her sophomore, junior, and senior year. Madi is currently playing defense and midfield at CU. She was on the team when they became the first ever PAC-12 conference champions. Madi began with NoCo this summer and helped coach her team to a tournament championship in Salt Lake City!

Regan Buckner, Rocky Mountain High School Lacrosse: Regan was born in Idaho and has grown up in Fort Collins, Colorado. She began playing lacrosse in 4th grade after she went to a Havoc camp and fell in love with the sport. Regan played Havoc for 4 years, skipping the 7th grade season because of knee surgery. She then went on to play for Thomson Valley High School on the varsity team as a freshman. Regan started as a Freshman, lettered, and won the most versatile player award. Sophomore year, Rocky Mountain High School created their lacrosse program and Regan started playing for them in fall clinics but could not play the actual season because of knee surgery. Her junior year she got back into playing and had a great season for Rocky Mountain High School. Regan is really looking forward to leading her team this year as a senior and finishing up High School. She wants to go on to play Club Lacrosse in college, so she can still enjoy the sport, but not at as intense of a level. Regan began coaching NoCo and Havoc last spring and has enjoyed helping develop the girl’s skills for the next level.