MEET COACH SARAH
Sarah founded LACROSSOVER, LLC in 2011 to help female student-athletes reach their full potential as outstanding players, teammates, and leaders. LACROSSOVER works with clients to develop fundamental lacrosse skills, build self-confidence, and build leadership capability. Sarah has coached players at all levels of lacrosse--from youth to international. She played on the 2005 Northwestern University National Championship team and represented Ireland in the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam.
Sarah played lacrosse under two of the best coaches in the country: Kelly Amonte-Hiller at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Kathy Jenkins at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes High School in Alexandria, VA. From high school, she was recruited to Northwestern’s inaugural Division I team. She earned three-time Academic All-Big Ten honors and was on the American Lacrosse Conference Academic Honor Roll. In 2005, her senior year, the Northwestern team won its first NCAA National Championship, where she was the selected speaker at the Final Four banquet.
In 2007, Sarah became the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst under then Head Coach Alexis Venechanos. They took the UMass team to the A-10 championships in 2008 for the first time since 2003. In 2008, Sarah helped run the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a start-up national foundation that pairs children with pediatric brain tumors with athletic teams.
Sarah Walsh Kotkowski, Founder
In early 2011, Sarah founded LACROSSOVER, LLC to create a professional framework for her passion for working directly with young adults and her belief in the importance of team sports. Sarah also started coaching the defense for St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes varsity and middle school teams in 2011, and is entering her 11th season with the #2 nationally ranked program.
Sarah was named the Head Coach for the Ireland Women's National Lacrosse Team for the 2015 European Championships in Nymburk, Czech Republic, the 2017 World Cup in London, and a 2022 World Championships in Baltimore, MD. A dual citizen, she played for the 2012 Ireland National Women's Lacrosse Team and was the assistant coach for the 2013 World Cup team in Canada.