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CAMP COACHES

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.

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 College 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.

 

KELLY GALLAGHER | HEAD COACH AT THE UNIVESITY OF TAMPA

Kelly Gallagher finished her fourth season as the head women's lacrosse coach at the University of Tampa. She was chosen as the program's first coach, being named to the position on Oct. 9, 2012.

Gallagher brings a total of 17 years of lacrosse experience, including coaching stints with Limestone College (2011-12) and NCAA Division I Detroit-Mercy (2008-11).

As a player, Gallagher competed for Washington College in Chestertown, Md. from 2003-06. While there, she helped lead the Shorewomen to a runner-up finish in the 2003 ECAC Regional Lacrosse Championship. She started at attack for two seasons and was voted team captain as a senior by her teammates.

A 2006 graduate of Washington College, Gallagher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history and a minor in political science.

 

HILARY DUDA | CAMP COACH

Hilary Duda a Minnesota native recently received her Masters in Sports Administration and Coaching at her Alma Mater Regis University DII.  She recently accepted the Assistant Coach position at Northern Michigan University, and begins her duties there in August. Her individual awards are listed below. In the 2017 season Duda helped coached Regis to a 17-3 finish, winning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) tournament. They beat the previously undefeated Lindenwood to earn the teams first trip to the NCAA DII National Tournament.

  • 2016 All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 All-Region Division II Second Team (South Region)
  • 2016 Offensive Player of the Week (April 26th)
  • 2016 All RMAC First Team
  • 2016 RMAC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-RMAC
  • 2014 Dean’s List
  • 2014 All-RMAC First Team
  • 2014 RMAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2014 All-RMAC Preseason Team
  • 2013 All-WILA Second Team
  • 2011 First Minnesota Miss Lacrosse
 

TAYLOR TVEDT | CAMP COACH

Taylor Tvedt a Minnesota born, Eastview HS 2013 graduate, Tvedt went on to play Goalkeeper for Lehigh University DI, majoring in Sociology with a double-minor in Africana studies and Political Science. A 3 year starter for the Mountain Hawks, in the 2016 season Tvedt helped the team finish 3rd in the Patriot League with 9.61 goals against average. Ranked 2nd in the league and 11th nationally with a 49.4 save percentage and ended the season with a 12-6 record.

Tvedt’s coaching experience ranges from camps and clinics both at Lehigh and Minnesota, Tvedt joins the camp staff as Goalie Director.

 

EMMA 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.

 

ASSISTANT COACHES
All current or former Collegiate Lacrosse players will join the camp staff as dorm and field coaches.