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TAYLOR TVEDT | CAMP COACH

Taylor Tvedt (Lehigh '17) enters her first season on the Augsburg University women's lacrosse coaching staff in the 2017-18 school year, serving as a graduate fellow while pursuing her master's degree in Leadership at Augsburg.

Tvedt competed collegiately at Division I Lehigh (Pa.), where she was a three-year starting goalie. A three-time Patriot League Defender of the Week, Tvedt finished her career with an 8.43 goals-against-average, 90 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers, and helped her team improve from a 9-7 record her sophomore year to a 12-5 record her junior year and 12-6 record her senior year. Lehigh reached the Patriot League tournament each of her four seasons, eventually reaching the No. 3 seed her senior year, when she ranked 11th nationally in save percentage (.494).

She has served as a coach for youth and high school lacrosse players for the past four years, most recently serving as the Minnesota Lakers Select co-head coach for elite high school players. She has also coached at several camps, and was an assistant coach for the Cretin-Derham Hall High School girls' lacrosse team in 2015.

 

ALLISON LABEAU | CAMP COACH

Allison LaBeau enters her first season as Lehigh assistant coach following a historic four-year career in the Brown and White which saw her record 257 career points (152 goals, 105 assists).

LaBeau is Lehigh’s school’s all-time leader for assists in a season (48 in 2017, and career). She is currently third in school history in career points and fifth in goals. LaBeau garnered All-Patriot League recognition in each of her four seasons, winning major awards in 2014 (Rookie of the Year) and 2016 (Attacker of the Year). LaBeau owns the Patriot League Tournament single-game record for points (11) and assists (6), against Buckell in the quarterfinals this past season. She finished her senior campaign with 91 points, 12th nationally and second in school history for a singles season.
 
“The addition of Allison LaBeau to our staff is equally exciting,” said Redfern. “Alli was a standout Mountain Hawk over the course of her four years as a player, and I know her passion for lacrosse and teaching ability will transfer beautifully to a coaching role. Alli truly stood out in the interview process and Sammy and I feel lucky to have her join us.”
 
LaBeau has extensive coaching and mentoring experience as well, serving as a two-time captain in 2016 and 2017. She was also heavily involved in the Lehigh Athletics Leadership Academy in her time as a student-athlete, taking part in the Emerging Leaders and Leadership Legacies programs, along with SALSC (Student-Athletes Leading Social Change). LaBeau has coached various camps, including Lehigh’s summer camp since 2014 which saw her explain, demonstrate and coach drills for a variety of age groups. She is also involved with the Vimy Ridge Academy Lacrosse program, helping teach the game of field women’s lacrosse to Canadian middle and high school players.

 

CAITLIN FIFIELD | CAMP COACH

The 2018 season will mark the third for Caitlin Fifield as an assistant coach on the Marquette University. In two seasons with Fifield on staff, the offense has made tremendous gains. In her first season in 2016, the team averaged a program-record 10.5 goals per game and registered the most single-season wins in program history with seven and the highest-ever BIG EAST finish in program history, ranking tied for third place. 
 
In 2017, the offense took another step forward. Despite a 6-11 overall record with a 4-5 mark in BIG EAST play, the team scored 42 more goals than in 2016 and raised the scoring average by more than five goals per game since Fifield's arrival. 
 
Fifield comes to Marquette following an impressive playing career at the University of Richmond and two seasons as assistant coach at Wagner College. While at Wagner, the Seahawks matched a school-record with 11 wins during the 2014 season en route to its first Northeast Conference championship game appearance.
The North Babylon, N.Y. native spent five seasons at Richmond and capped her career with one of the school’s top single-season performances in program history en route to a first team All-Atlantic 10 selection and a place on the Tewaarton Watch List as a redshirt-senior in 2013. Fifield started every game, recording 72 points, including 24 assists – both of which rank in the school’s all-time single season top-10 lists.
She finished her career fourth on the all-time list in goals (174), seventh in assists (55) and third in points (229) for the Spiders. Fifield was a two-time First Team All-A10 selection, a second team choice in 2011 and an All-Rookie Team honoree in 2009.
 
 

EMAA CLAIRE FONTENOT | CAMP COACH

Emma Claire Fontenot an Eden Prairie 2013 graduate, Fontenot went on to play for the University of Notre Dame and majored in Pre-Health and Spanish.  A 4 year defensive contributor to the Notre Dame program, in the 2017 season the team went 4-3 in the competitive ACC and gained an at-large bid to the NCAA DI National Tournament.  Fontenot was also the 3rd recipient of the Ms. Lacrosse Award, for her senior season in 2013.  This upcoming spring she will serve as an Assistant Coach at Hamline University. 

 

KAREN HEGGERNES | HEAD COACH AT HAMLINE UNIVESITY

Karen Heggernes just finished her second season as the Head coach for the Hamline University Women’s Lacrosse Team. The team finished the season 15-5, earning the title of Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference champions and earning the conference AQ to the NCAA DIII National Tournament.

Heggernes was one of the founders of Cretin-Derham Hall's program, captaining the team in her junior and senior seasons. She went on to play and serve in an administrative role with the University of Minnesota club team.  In 2009-10, her senior season, she served as team captain and vice president. She was the MVP of the league championship game, an honor she also won her freshman season. She received a Bachelor's Degree there in 2010 and a Masters of Science in 2013 in Kinesiology.

Prior to coming to Hamline, Heggernes coached three seasons as a co-head coach Holy Angels High School varsity team. Moved to Michigan to coach a DIII program and worked with the Detroit Lacrosse Club, coaching girls ranging in age from 10-17. Now co-owner of the Minnesota Lakers Select team and coaching various Camps and Clinics for players and coaches around the Midwest, Heggernes is thrilled to chair an elite camp in the Midwest.

 

KATHRYN KNIPPENBERG | HEAD COACH AT AUGSBURG COLLEGE

Kathryn Knippenberg has served as the head coach for the Augsburg University women's lacrosse team for 4 years.  They finished the 2017 season 12-6, earning a bid the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference playoffs.

Knippenberg was the girls' lacrosse head coach at the Academy of Holy Angels from 2009-2013, and previously was president and team captain (2005-08) for the University of Minnesota's women's lacrosse club team. Knippenberg has also served as a coach for the MN Lakers Select club team and Lacrosse Connections, LLC.

Knippenberg is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she earned her bachelor's in Biology with minors in chemistry and art, and completed her Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology. She is excited to head up this opportunity for players to expand their game and experience phenomenal coaching from outside the Midwest.

 

PAST CAMP COACHES

KELLY GALLAGHER
FROM UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA

HILLARY DUDA
FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

TAYLOR TVEDT
FROM LEHIGH UNIVERSITY