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Twenty-three Philly grads are head coaches for D1 women’s programs for 2023

Thursday, 19th January 2023

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 1/19/23
Staff Report

Jenn Cook

There are 23 NCAA Division I women’s college programs in 2023 being led by head coaches that graduated from Philly/South Jersey area high schools.

One new face is Princeton’s Jenn Cook (Marple Newtown), who was elevated to head coach to replace legendary Chris Sailer (Haverford High) last spring following the end of the season. Cook had spent 5 seasons as Associate Head Coach.

The list of coaches also feature a newcomer – of sorts – in Henderson grad Katie O’Donnell, who is serving as the Interim Head Coach at Drexel. O’Donnell took over the Dragons late in the 2022 season on the interim basis and guided the team to the CAA championship with a dramatic 11-10 overtime win over top-seeded Towson.

Katie O’Donnell

O’Donnell was a Co-Player of the Year in 2011

Philly graduates coaching Division I women’s lacrosse team in 2023
Amy Bokker (Phoenixville grad, coach at Ohio State)
Jenn Cook (Marple Newtown, Princeton)
Laura Cook Korutz (Penncrest, Sacred Heart)
Jackie Dando (Henderson, Bucknell)
Colleen Dawson (West Chester East, William and Mary)
Jill DePetris Batcheller (Archbishop Carroll, Villanova)
Jenna Dingler (Washington Township-NJ, Manhattan)
Chelsea Gamble Hoffmann (Moorestown-NJ, Oregon)
Jenny Graap (West Chester East, Cornell)
Heather Holt (Radnor, Old Dominion)
Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin, St. Joseph’s University)
Kerstin Kimel (Haverford High, Duke)
Laura Maness (North Penn, Kennesaw State)
Katie McConnell (Holy Cross-NJ, Lafayette)
Lauren Morton (Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Boston University)
Julie Myers (Harriton, Virginia)
Katie O’Donnell (Henderson, Drexel Interim)
Amanda O’Leary (Spring-Ford, Florida)
Gina Oliver Thomas (Pottstown, Cincinnati)
Bonnie Rosen (Harriton, Temple)
Katrina Silva (Strath Haven, Robert Morris)
Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, Navy)
Michelle Tumolo (Clearview Regional-NJ, Army)

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