NCHS Cumulative Record 172 - 45

Four time "Coach of the Year"

Five times led team to State Champion victory

Coach Woods looks forward to her 11th season at the helm of New Canaan High School in spring 2017 with the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Program.  Her overall coaching record adds to 172-45 including the 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 & 2010 Connecticut State Championships.  At the end of the 2012 season, Lacrosse Magazine ranked New Canaan High School Girls Lacrosse #18 in the country.  Coach Woods consistently has players selected as All-Americans.  Already sixteen of Coach Woods’ players received All-American honors: Jenny Simpson, Veronica Lizzio, Alexandra Crerend, Anjalie Christie, Kacey Pippitt, Sarah Mannelly (2x), Lauren Freeland, Olivia Hompe (2x), Liz O'Sullivan, Kelly Armstrong, Wheatley Raabe, Elizabeth Miller, Bailey Pilder, Catherine Granito, and Sami Stewart.  An additional thirteen players have earned Academic All-American honors: Meg Boland, Betsey Hart, Abby Lee, Julia Tuttle, Olivia Hompe, Lily Citrin, Bea Eppler, Lizzy Burke, Emily DeTour, Elizabeth Miller, Matty Novick, Isabel Taben and Mia Carroll.  She has also coached 37 All-State and 56 All-FCIAC players.  She was honored as the 2008 & 2012 Connecticut Coach of the Year, as well as the 2009 & 2012 FCIAC Coach of the Year. 

Before becoming an esteemed Coach Woods made an impact on the field.  As a player at Penn State, she was a four-year letter winner and captain of the team during her senior year, ultimately being named to the Academic All-Big Ten team as a midfielder.  Following her collegiate playing days, she was asked to stay on at Penn State for an additional year as the Undergraduate Assistant Coach.  She has coached at the Penn State Elite Camp for nine years, as well as owning and operating CT LAX, which she founded in 2005. 

Coach Woods currently teaches Health and Physical Education at New Canaan High School, and is in her 12th year in the school system.

Coach Woods and CT LAX are excited to be organizing camps for the 11th year in New Canaan, CT and look forward to mentoring and instructing the next generation of Connecticut lacrosse.  


Coaching Accomplishments:

2016 CT Class M State Champions

  • FCIAC Runner-Up

2015  CT Class M State Champions

  • FCIAC Runner-Up

2014  CT Class M State Runner-Up

2013  CT Class M State Champions

  • US LACROSSE Ranked New Canaan Girls Lacrosse #20 in the Country
  • FCIAC Runner-Up

2012  CT Class M State Champions

  • Connecticut Coach of the Year
  • FCIAC Coach Of the Year
  • US LACROSSE Ranked New Canaan Girls Lacrosse #18 in the Country 
  •  Undefeated Regular Season (16-0)

2010  CT Division I State Champions

  • FCIAC Runner-Up

2009  FCIAC Coach Of the Year

  • State Championship Runner- Up
  • FCIAC Runner - Up

2008  Connecticut Coach Of The Year

  • FCIAC Runner - Up


Coaching Experience:

2007 – Present       New Canaan High School Varsity Coach

2005 - Present        CT LAX owner and head coach

2001 - 2010              Penn State Lacrosse Camp Counselor

2006                         New Canaan High School Junior Varsity Coach

2005                         Wilton High School Freshman Coach

2005                         Impact Lacrosse Club Team Coach

1999 - 2005             Whitten Lacrosse Girls Coordinator


Athletic Experiences:

1999 - 2003  Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Penn State University

  • 2003 Captain of 13th ranked Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Team
  • 2003 Academic All- American Big Ten
  • 2003 Penn State University Scholar Athlete Award

1995 – 1999  Wilton High School Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Captain

  • 1999  MVP of FCIAC
  • 1999  All-American Honorable Mention
  • 1999  Melissa Nichol Award Recipient as top female student athlete Wilton High School
  • 1999  Led Wilton to 1st FCIAC Championship

1995 - 1999   3 Sport Varsity Athlete - Lacrosse, Basketball, Cross County


2007-2016 New Canaan Girls Lacrosse Record:

2016  19-4

2015  19-4

2014  15-7

2013  21-2

2012  21-1

2011  13-8

2010  18-3

2009  18-5

2008  16-5

2007  12-6

Cumulative Record:  172-45