By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/4/15
Two Philly residents have been named as the Men’s and Women’s Game Senior Managers and will oversee many key areas of providing high school lacrosse information to the public and the media.
Caitlin Kelley, the Director of Women’s’ lacrosse for Pattison Sports Group and Victory Events and coach of District 1 champion finalist Downingtown East in 2011, has been hired as the Women’s Game Manawer. Rick Lake, Chapter Secretary of the Greater Philadelphia Lacrosse Officials Association (GPLOA), was hired as the Men’s Game Manager.
Each hire will oversee gathering and distribution of high school and youth awards and other information from all US Lacrosse Chapters, along with other key duties at US Lacrosse.
Kelley managed PSG’s portfolio of girl’s lacrosse events, including the Girls Summer Slam, Brandywine Classic, T300 Showcase and Texas Draw. Kelley has been the Head Lacrosse and Field Hockey Coach at Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE and coached at Downingtown East where she earned a 72-21 record and a berth in the 2011 state finals during her 4-year stay. Her accomplishments include placing over 20 athletes at Division I or II programs as well as the U19World Cup Goalie (Allie Murray) in 2011.
Kelley hopes to remain as coach of the 2017 team for Victory Events and also is serving as a consultant for the program she helped create.
Lake played lacrosse at Father Judge (2002 graduate) and then club lacrosse at Slippery Rock. He began officiating lacrosse at the youth level in 2008 and has worked his way up to doing college games. he has been an executive with the GPLOA for two years as a Board Member and Secretary, but will leave that post and begin his duties at US Lacrosse this coming week.