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Meet the Coaches

Grace Hamilton
High School Varsity Head Coach 


Grace joined Woodinville as Program Director and Varsity Head Coach ahead of the 2022 season after spending two seasons as varsity assistant and goalie coach with Eastlake Girls Lacrosse. In her first season with Woodinville, Grace helped the team to the program's first state semi-final appearance and was named 2022 Coach of the Year by the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association. Grace also coaches club lacrosse -- she is currently head coach for the Vand'al Elite team, and previously coached the Vand'al select team since 2018.

Grace believes deeply in developing well-rounded leaders on and off the field and takes a holistic approach to developing teams. She’s committed to meeting athletes where they are and helping players set and achieve their own academic and athletic goals. She admits to being something of a lacrosse nerd, and forever a student of the game, something she hopes to instill in her players. Through lacrosse, Grace looks to help  players develop a love of the game, diligent work ethic, great teamwork, and a high standard of character. Winning is a well-deserved byproduct.

Grace grew up in the area and is an alumni of Eastlake High School and Lake Sammamish Lacrosse where she was a two-time Varsity captain and All-State goalie. After graduating from American University, she worked in New York and Ohio before returning to Seattle. She works in public relations and communications and lives in Queen Anne. When she's not on the lacrosse field, you can find her cheering on the Kraken, skiing, hiking or watching film.
Maddie Storr
High School Assistant Coach

Maddie is in her second season as an Assistant Varsity coach for Woodinville Girls Lacrosse. She is a former mechanical engineer working as a paraeducator at Innovation Lab High School in Bothell while she obtains her teaching certification in secondary mathematics. Her coaching experience includes being head coach for the Middle School Tribe Lacrosse team in Los, Angeles, CA. She is currently in her second season as the assistant coach to the 7/8 Vand'al club team in WA. 

Coach Maddie also has extensive playing experience, playing high school lacrosse at Clarence High School in Western New York, where she was a defender and midfielder. After high school, she went on to play collegiately at Ohio Northern University where she was a midfielder, attacker, and captain for the ONU Polar Bears. During her time at Ohio Northern she was named OAC Rookie of the Year, twice OAC Conference Player of the Week, and held 8 single season records. 

Her coaching philosophy is: Inclusion, progression, and engagement.        
Ellen Goncher
High Sschool Assistant Coach

Ellen began playing lacrosse in the San Francisco Bay Area. She played four years of Varsity lacrosse at Palo Alto High School, and continued her lacrosse career at the University of Washington. Ellen served as President of the UW team for the 2020-2021 season. During her senior year, she was a team captain and ranked 10th in the WCLA for total points. She was named Attack MVP for the Northwest Women's Lacrosse League and received the "For the Love of the Game" Award.

Ellen began her coaching career with Vand'al Lacrosse in the Summer of 2020, where she coaches the Select team. Ellen is excited to be working with Woodinville and is grateful for the opportunity to pass on her love for lacrosse to the next generation of players. Ellen aspires to create a positive environment in which players want to push themselves to become better athletes, lacrosse players, and people.


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