Garden State ELITE Coaching Staff

Liz Cook  

Currently the Head Coach at the Hun School of Princeton.  She grew up in Princeton, NJ playing high school lacrosse for Princeton Day School where she was a two-time All-American, 1st Team All Prep A selection, and 1990 Town Topics Player of the Year. She went on to play lacrosse for Brown University in addition to Field Hockey and Ice Hockey. She was on the coaching staff at Princeton Day School from 1999 to 2014, helping the Panthers Varsity Lacrosse teams to winning records in 12 straight seasons. For the past 7 years she has run the Princeton Lacrosse Club girls program, in addition to coaching the U13 youth teams

Dina Cifelli 

She is a native of Robbinsville, NJ. Dina plays collegiate lacrosse at perennial Division II powerhousr West Chester University in Pennsylvania.  After the 2014 season Dina was named PSAC Freshman of the Year and broke the all time assist record at WCU and for the PSAC conference.  In her high school career Dina amassed more than 200 points (136 goals, 83 assists)

Bryan Fisher 

Coach Fish is a graduate of West Windsor Plainsboro High School and Gettysburg College. He founded Garden State Elite Lacrosse with Kerry C. Weigner in 2009. Bryan is the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Notre Dame High School in Lawrence, NJ. Notre Dame has won 4 straight division titles (2013,2014,2015,2016) and won the 2015 and 2016 Mercer County Tournament Championship. While head coach at WWP South Bryan helped improve his program’s Laxpower ranking from #130 when he took it over to #16 in 2011. “Fish” was named Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year by the Trentonian in 2009,2010, 2015 and 2016 and the Packet in 2009 and 2010 and Trenton Times in 2009, 2015 and 2016. He currently teaches history at South and also coaches boys varsity soccer.   Bryan and his wife Cassandra are very proud of their two future laxers, Mckenna and Reese.

Jen Garavente  

Jen is originally from Monroe, NJ and she is a 2014 graduate of The College of New Jersey in Ewing. Jen was named a 2014 Division III All American.  Jen has coached in the WWPC Lacrosse program in West Windsor and has coached at various TCNJ camps and clinics. She is the Head Coach at Allentown HS.

Bob Henderson 

In 2014 Bob become the Goalie Coach at TCNJ in Ewing, NJ.  Bob is a US Lacrosse Level II certified coach and is known throughout NJ as one of the best goalie coaches in the game. Many, many girls who played for Bob have gone on to successful college careers. Coach Bob played at Stevens Institute in Hoboken where he was a three year starter and two year All Knickerbocker Conference honoree. In 1979 he was the #5 ranked DII/DIII goalkeeper in the country. Bob still holds records at Stevens for single season save percentage and career save percentage.   Bob entered the Stevens Athletic Hall of Fame in late 2012. Bob has coached at the youth level since 2000 and at the elite HS level since 2007. Over the years he has worked with South Jersey Select, Central Jersey Select, WWPC Lacrosse, Five Star Lacrosse and Lightning Lacrosse. Bob has been selected to coach at various state and national All Star games including the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Women’s Division National Tournament. Bob is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Notre Dame High School.

Tracy Young

Tracy is a Princeton, NJ native who played lacrosse at Princeton High School.  She enters her third season with GSE. Tracy went on to play at Roanoke College where she was named a two-time All Old Dominion Athletic Conference First Team Selection. She was also honored as a IWLCA Chesapeake Regional All-American and First Team IWLCA All-American during her career at RC. Tracy is currently the Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach at Princeton Day School and she has been working with the Princeton Lacrosse Club youth program for the last five years.

Megan Clements 

Meg played her high school lacrosse at Hopewell Valley HS. A two time Player of the Year, she went onto star at Rutgers University. An assistant coach on the 2016 Notre Dame Mercer County Championship team, Meg is now onto her next coaching job at Stevens University in Hoboken NJ.

Sharon Pfluger

Head Coach at TCNJ. Sharon Pfluger is ranks among the elite at any NCAA level as the veteran coach has compiled an impressive 387-36-1 record in 25 seasons. Her lofty winning percentage of .914 is the best in NCAA history at any level and she also ranks in the top five at all levels for career wins.

Cricket Allen

Coach Allen brings a wealth of experience from PGLax, PLC, and Princeton Day School. She loves to build character, confidence and friendships through the game. She is a graduate of Princeton HS and William Smith College.

Jill Maley

Julia Giordano

Head Coach at WWP North. Julia is a 2014 graduate of TCNJ where she played on the womens lacrosse team winning 2 conference champiuonships and making it to the NCAA Regional finals both years. She has coached at Shore Youth lacrosse since 2014 and we are excited to have her on staff this summer.