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Liberty Lacrosse offers premium instruction for over eight months of the year. Liberty Lax boasts the best coaching staff in the
country with an elite coaching staff consisting of top world cup players, excellent high school coaches and former college players as the full-time coaching staff.
Danielle Gallagher is a household name within the lacrosse world. She graduated from The College of William and Mary, where she finished her collegiate career as a two-time first-team All-American. As team captain her junior and senior year, she landed in the school’s record books, ending her tremendous career as W&M’s third all-time leading points scorer and third in all-time assists.
Post-W&M, Gallagher served as a member of the U.S. Elite Women’s Lacrosse team, beginning in 1987. She participated in four World Cup events, three of which resulted in World Cup Championships (1993 Edinburgh, Scotland; 1997 Edogawa, Japan; and 2001 High Wycombe, England), and one which the U.S. took home the Silver (2005 Annapolis, MD). Gallagher was also a member of the elite U.S. National Team touring squads in 1996 and 2000, where she traveled to
England, Scotland, Wales, and Australia, respectively.
An active member of the lacrosse community, Gallagher dedicates her time to camps and clinics all over the country. She aspires to spread her knowledge and skill to people all over the United States. She also served as the first high school coach for Steamboat Springs High School in 1993, taking them to the playoffs in their first year of existence.
In 1998, Danielle took on a coaching role at Colorado College, where she led them to their first NCAA appearance. Two years later, she accepted an Assistant Coach role at the University of Notre Dame in 2000. During her years, the Irish became nationally ranked for the first time in program history. The team ranked 8th, and also made their first NCAA playoff appearance, losing to the eventual National Champions.
Gallagher is accepted as a powerhouse of the lacrosse world and has been acknowledged by many for her accolades. She was inducted into the National US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, LI Lacrosse Metropolitan Hall of Fame, Nassau County Athletics Hall of Fame, College of William Mary Hall of Fame, and Manhasset High School Hall of Fame.
Danielle Gallagher continues to share her knowledge and love of lacrosse with the world, as she is the founder, President, and Director of Liberty Lacrosse and Black Diamond Lacrosse.
Danielle spent six years coaching Division I lacrosse at Georgetown (3), Army West Point (2), and Virginia Tech (1). Before coaching, Danielle graduated from Massapequa High School as an All-American, where she went on to enjoy a standout playing career as an attacker for Boston University. Along with serving as team captain as a junior and senior, she led the Terriers in scoring during her sophomore, junior and senior campaigns, including team bests of 79 points, 59 goals, and 20 assists as a senior.
A two-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American, Danielle earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region first team and All-America East Conference first-team honors in each of her final three seasons at Boston University.
From 2011-2017, Danielle represented her country on the United States National Team, earning a spot on the 2013 World Cup squad. Danielle won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, totaling 17 goals and three assists in the seven-game tournament. Currently, Danielle is in her 4thseason playing professionally for the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League.
We are excited to have Amanda Johansen as part of our incredible staff. Team USA Midfielder and former USC All-American. Johansen is currently in her fourth year as the Associate Head Coach at Hofstra, serving as the Defensive Coordinator and the Draw coach. She spent the 2018 college season as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California. Johansen served as the offensive coordinator for USC and help lead a unit that averaged 12 goals per game. Prior to working at USC, Johansen spent a season as a graduate assistant coach at Mount St. Mary’s. She served as the program’s defensive coordinator at Mount St. Mary’s.
Johansen was a decorated student-athlete at USC as she compiled 194 points on 134 goals and 60 assists during her 77-game career with the Women of Troy. She also had 258 draw controls. The 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Rookie of the Year and a Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American as a senior, she was a team captain in 2015 and 2016 and was an integral part of USC’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and run to the NCAA Quarterfinals as a senior in 2016.
Johansen has also played professionally as she played two seasons with the Baltimore Ride of the United Women’s Lacrosse League and two seasons for the Baltimore Brave of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. In the summer of 2019 she captured the WPLL title with the Brave and was also named to the All-Star team for the second year in a row. This past summer, Johansen played in the pro debut of Athletes Unlimited as a midfielder. In addition, Johansen is a member of the U.S. National Team.
Johansen, who graduated from USC in 2016, earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and also received a minor in sports media studies. She earned her master’s degree in sports management from Mount St. Mary’s in 2017 and a Masters Degree in Sports Science from Hofstra University in 2019. She also is a certified Sports Nutritionist.
Halle Majorana is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Hofstra women’s lacrosse program in 2021-22. Majorana spent 2017-2020 serving as an assistant coach at Villanova University. While on staff with the Wildcats she assisted in all facets of the program, including focusing on offensive strategies and preparing scouting reports. Majorana also oversaw all aspects of team travel and served as the liaison for team equipment. Majorana also spent a year at Syracuse as an undergraduate student assistant.
Majorana has played professionally since 2016, starting off as a member of the United Women’s Lacrosse League before transitioning to the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. Most recently, she competed in Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse that concluded its first season this summer.
A highly-decorated student-athlete during her career at Syracuse, Majorana was a two-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American, including earning first team honors in 2015. She also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team accolades in both 2015 and 2016. As a senior she totaled 70 points on 40 goals and 30 assists and was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.
Majorana started her career at the University of Maryland before transferring to Syracuse University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in child family studies in 2016. Majorana earned All-ACC Academic Team honors three times during her career.
One of the top players in University of Florida lacrosse history, Lindsey Ronbeck joined the American University women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach beginning in the 2019-20 season. Ronbeck helped lead the Gators to four consecutive conference titles (three with the Big East, one with the American Athletic Conference), three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, and an NCAA Eight appearance (2018).
Ronbeck was only the third Gator to earn over 200 goals (243), the second to graduate with over 300 points (313), and is the all-time leader in points per game (3.96) and goals per game (3.08), among others. She finished her career ranked in the top-20 of the NCAA in eight categories and was a two-time nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, which recognizes the most outstanding men’s and women’s lacrosse players in the NCAA.
A 2019 graduate with her B.A. in English Literature, Ronbeck was a three-time ILWomen (InsideLacrosse) All-American, two-time IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) All-American, four-time IWLCA All-Region, and four-time all-conference selection, including the 2019 AAC Attacker of the Year.
A veteran staff member of Liberty Lacrosse, Sandra has vast experience both coaching and directing girl’s lacrosse. Sandra graduated from Binghamton University where she was a three-year starting goalie and is the current record for most overall saves. She continued to share her love of the game spending 15 years coaching club and over five years coaching high school and middle school. Currently, Sandra is a director of Girls & Youth Lacrosse since 2015 and Founder Fearless Goalie School. In previous summers, Sandra was an Assistant Coach for Max Seibald Specialty Camps and worked NJY sleep-away camp for grades 3rd – 11th. Sandra graduated from Paul D Schreiber high school.
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Dito, a Manhasset HS graduate, was a part of the 2014 State Championship Lacrosse team as a senior. She went onto play Division II lacrosse for the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) as a defender. During her time at NYIT, Dito tallied a program-record 46 ground balls and had 32 caused turnovers and 80 draw controls while starting all 18 games for the Bears her senior spring. Dito received multiple ECC Defensive Player of the Week and garnered a National IWLCA Player of the Week. As the accolades continue, Dito was First-team All-ECC in 2018 and 2019, and closed out her star career receiving ECC Defender of the Year, First-Team All-East Region, ECAC Defender of the year & Third-team All-American. In only 3 seasons, holds New York Tech’s career record holder in ground balls (109), caused turnovers (74), games played (56) and games started (56).
Becky attended Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, New York, where she was a member of the lacrosse, basketball and soccer teams for four years. She played varsity lacrosse as an eight-grader at West Hempstead High School and was an all-conference selection. In 2012 she was named to the All-American team and All-Long Island team. She is a three-time all-league selection and was named to the Under Armour Underclassman team as a junior. She was a National School Girls Team selected player in 2010 and 2011 and was named the Tri-State Athlete of the Week by MSG Varsity during the 2012 season. Becky helped Sacred Heart to four consecutive Long Island Catholic Conference championship appearances. She served as team captain and was co-Most Valuable Player as a senior. Becky was #14 at Hofstra University where she was named 2013: Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and was a CAA All-Rookie team selection playing for the Pride.
Emily was a two-time All-County player at Mineola High School. She was also named Female Athlete of the Year for her graduating class (2009). Emily went on to play at Molloy College, where she became a first and second-team All-Conference player.
After graduating in 2013, Emily became a Strength and Conditioning coach at Hammer Athletic. She is currently in her first season as the assistant varsity girls lacrosse coach at Jericho High school.
Kathleen played lacrosse in the American East DI conference for the University of Albany. In her time as a Great Dane, Kathleen started 15 games as a Freshman, going on to earn a full-time starting position at midfield her Sophomore year. By her Junior season, Kathleen was the team’s draw specialist and starting defender. She broke a school record tallying 103 draw controls (top five in the nation), led the team with 26 caused turnovers, and earned America East All-Conference First Team Selection and IWCLA All-Northeast Region Honoree. During her last season, she finished second in program history for draw controls, ranked top 15 throughout the season in draws per game, and catapulted as high as 10th with 5.33 draws per game. Kathleen was appropriately named to the IWLCA Northeast All-Region First Team and became an All American. Kathleen has won two conference championships, and made two NCAA appearances, going as far as the Elite 8.
Brandy has been involved with lacrosse for the past 19 years, as a player and a coach. She helped start the girl’s lacrosse program at St. Mary’s HS, Manhasset. In the 4 years that Brandy coached at St. Mary’s she achieved 4 state final appearances. Brandy then went on to coach the junior varsity team at Manhasset HS for 4 years. For the past 5 years, she been the assistant varsity lacrosse coach at Manhasset and has been instrumental in Manhasset’s conference and league championships. Brandy was an All-State and All-County player and a Two Time State Champion at Manhasset HS.
Gillian is currently student-athlete at Molloy College in her sophomore campaign. A two-time scholar-athlete at Bethpage High School, Gillian also received All-Conference honors in addition to being named team captain. As a multi-sport athlete, Gillian was a four-year member of her varsity lacrosse, played four years of basketball, and three years of s. Her senior year, Gillian made the program records by receiving Academic All-American HM, the only player in Bethpage lacrosse history to receive this award. Gillian coached for Bethpage PAL for two years.
Megan was an exceptionally talented two-sport athlete during her four years at Saint Michael’s. She was one of the greatest players in women’s lacrosse history at the College. A four-year starter and two-time team captain and Most Valuable Player, she graduated as one of the program’s all-time scoring leaders and was among the team’s leading scorers each season. As a senior, she became the first and only Purple Knight to ever earn Brine/IWLCA Division II First Team All-America honors, and was one of only three women from the New England region invited to participate in tryouts for the U.S. National Team. Her leadership abilities were truly outstanding, as she led the lacrosse team to four consecutive winning seasons, and a win percentage of .600, despite playing for three different head coaches during that span. She was also a three-year starter for the volleyball team at middle hitter and served as the team’s captain in her senior year. Megan played a critical role in the emergence of the program as a quality contender in the Northeast-10 Conference. Purple Knights Volleyball enjoyed one of its most successful spans during her playing career, collecting 31 match victories, and posting the first back-to-back double-digit win seasons in the program’s history. She is the first volleyball player to be enshrined in the Saint Michael’s Hall of Fame.
A Massapequa High School and Liberty alumnae, Kristin was a 2013 High School All-American and continued her lacrosse career at Stony Brook University. During her time as a Seawolf, Kristin played midfield and received All-Rookie Team honors her freshman year, All-Conference 2nd Team honors sophomore through senior year, and captained her squad as a senior as well. As storied Seawolves turned the program around, Kristin was a member of the four-time American East Championships. In 2017, Kristin’s senior season, her Stony Brook Team Advanced to the Elite 8 for the first time in the program’s history. Not only was Kristin a phenomenal athlete, she was also recognized for her outstanding leadership and received the Athletic Director’s Award in 2017.
Kristin continued her career playing for the inaugural women’s professional league, the UWLX, for two seasons. Currently, Kristin is an assistant coach at Molloy College. Her family is rooted in lacrosse, with her eldest brother playing at UVA and Syracuse, youngest brother played at Yale, and her father played for the Tar Heels.