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Meet Our Staff!

Marisa (DeAngelis) Ongaro

Marisa (DeAngelis) Ongaro enters her sixth season as head women's lacrosse coach at Holy Family.

Ongaro has been coaching club lacrosse for ten years working with various different clubs in the area. Most recently she was the Regional of Ultimate Lacrosse NJ for 5 years.

Prior to Holy Family Ongaro spent two seasons at Delaware Valley University, where she served as an assistant coach. While a member of the Aggies' staff, she was the head recruiting coordinator and also prepared and implemented practice plans.

Ongaro was a four-year defensive starter for Kean University, serving as the team captain during her senior season in 2015. She earned first-team all-conference honors from both the New Jersey Athletic Conference and Skyline Conference her freshman season, and she was a three-time selection to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaching Association's (IWLCA) Academic Honor team.

She graduated from Kean in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, before finishing her MBA in General Business at Delaware Valley University in 2017.

  • Graduation Year: Kean 2015

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. He is in his 10th year at Notre Dame after a 4 year stint at WWP South as Head Coach. His teams have compiled over 180 wins in his 14 year career. Notre Dame won 5 straight division titles (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), won the 2015 and 2016 Mercer County Tournament Championship and won the Central Jersey Group III Sectional State Championship in 2017 and 2019. Coach Fish is a 7x The Trentonian and a 6x Trenton Times/ Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year. He currently teaches history at WWP-South and also coaches the girls varsity basketball team.

Coach Fish just finished his 1st year at Notre Dame HS as the boys varsity soccer coach. His team finished with a #4 ranking in the state (18-3-1) and he was named the NJ State Parochial Coach of the Year. Before that he spent 20 years with the boys soccer program at WWP South with 10 of those years as head coach. He notched his 100th career win this past fall.

  • Graduation Year: WWPHS '96, D3 Gettysburg College '00

Laurie Stagnitta

Laurie grew up in Baltimore and has been playing lacrosse since kindergarten. She went to the University of Pennsylvania and played lacrosse and field hockey there. Her love of coaching began at Penn, when due to a career ending injury, she became a player-coach. Laurie coached at Washington & Lee for 12 years and also started their field hockey program. Laurie's husband Jim is a professional lacrosse coach, and while raising her kids, she coached at Hillsborough High School for over a decade. Laurie is a proud mother to her daughter, Ali, who is an entertainment reporter in NYC and her son, Matt, who played lacrosse at Hopkins and just completed his masters & took his fifth year at Jacksonville. Laurie and her husband now live in Point Pleasant Beach.

  • Graduation Year: D1 University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie Linder

Steph join us this Summer from an extensive coaching and playing background. Linder was a standout field hockey and lacrosse player as an undergraduate at Stevens. She is etched in both record books, and as a senior lacrosse player, she was selected to play in the prestigious North/South Senior All-Star game. After her collegiate career, she had coaching stints at The College of Wooster (08'-09'), Stevens (09'-11'), Watchung Hills Regional HS (12'-15'), and Felician Universtiy (16'-19'). Steph also coached with club program T3/Triple Threat for almost 12 years. 

  • Graduation Year: Stevens '08 & '11

Raven Linton

Raven is a fifth year at New Haven College studying Chemical Engineering. This past year she continued to break records as she now holds the program record in draw controls. Linton was also named a Pre-season All-American heading into the 2021 season. As a sophomore, she broke the record for career high draws in a single game (16) and draws in a single season (126). She was selected to First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region for the Eastern region. As a freshman she was named to the Northeast 10 All-Rookie Team. Raven graduated from Notre Dame High School and also won back to back Mercer County Championships.

  • Graduation Year: Notre Dame High School '16, D2 New Haven College '21

Julia Giordano

Julia is a coach and teacher in the West Windsor-Plainsboro school district. She is in her 5th year as the head coach of the WWP North Girls Lacrosse team. Julia began coaching lacrosse in 2011, when she helped start the Shore Youth Lacrosse program in Monmouth Beach, NJ.  She also coaches field hockey and basketball. In high school, Julia played for Shore Regional High School, where her team won two state sectional championships and three conference titles.  She went on to play on the women's lacrosse team at TCNJ winning 2 NJAC Conference Championships and making it to the NCAA Regional finals both years. Julia graduated from TCNJ in 2014.

  • Graduation Year: Shore Regional HS '11, D3 The College of New Jersey '14

Brogann Sanderson Bowden

This is Brogann's second year with GSE.  She has coached lacrosse for over 25 years and has a background in child psychology.  Brogann was a high school All-American at St. George's School in Newport, RI.  She graduated from the University of Virginia and went on to earn her MSW from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research.  While at UVA, she coached the Walton Middle School girls lacrosse team and founded True North Lacrosse with her late husband, All-World Goalie, Chris Sanderson.  For 20 years, True North operated year-round camps, clinics, club teams, and tournaments in both the US and Canada.  From 2002 to 2007, Brogann served as the Director of Counseling Services at The Pennington School where she coached the varsity girls lacrosse team to a Prep B State Championship in 2005.  In recent years, she coached every grade level for Hopewell Valley Lacrosse, and, this spring, was hired as an assistant varsity coach at Princeton Day School.

  • Graduation Year: St. George's School, D1 University of Virginia

Erik Trost

Erik graduated from TCNJ where he was an exceptional football player. Erik is a teacher at South Brunswick HS where he coaches football in the fall. In the spring, Erik is the assistant coach under Bryan Fisher at Notre Dame HS. Trost has 9 years experience coaching at the high school level and brings a ton of knowledge to the program. His background in football brings a different aspect of footwork, agility and offensive strategy to the GSE program. 

  • Graduation Year: TCNJ 14', Rider 16'

Beth Murrinn

Beth served as the Varsity Lacrosse coach at Hillsborough High School for fifteen seasons (2003-2017) amassing a 209-82 record and leading the program to 3 Somerset County and 3 Skyland Conference Championships during her tenure. In addition to lacrosse, Beth Coached the Varsity Gymnastics program at Hillsborough as well. Over 19 seasons she collected a 182-22 record and led the team to 31 total County, Conference, and Sectional State Championships. Beth is a member of the 2014 New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, a 2016 NJSIAA Sports Award recipient for contributions to the sport of gymnastics, the 2007-2008 National Federation Coaches Association Coach of the Year for New Jersey, and was recognized with 10 all-area, all-section and State Coach of the Year Honors from the Courier News and Star Ledger. In addition to her scholastic coaching experiences Beth was also the founder and co-owner of Raider Elite Lacrosse from 2008-2014, and the founder of the Hillsborough Youth Girls Lacrosse program.
While Beth has a passion for coaching and having a positive impact on young women through their sport, she also serves her districts as a special educator. She was a teacher at both the middle school and high school level, served as a member of the child study team, and now works as a supervisor of special education.

Emily Guenther

Emily is a recent graduate of Notre Dame High School where she played midfield under Coach Bryan Fisher and Coach Bob Henderson. Playing for the Irish, she totaled 48 points, won the Central Jersey Section III final, and was named team captain her senior year. After graduating, she was awarded the "Athletic Directors Award" along with several academic honors. She is now a midfielder at (#1 ranked, Division II) the University of Indianapolis. As a freshman she played in 8 games and totaled 5 points. As a sophomore, Emily and the UIndy Greyhounds won the 2022 DII National Championship. She started her club lacrosse career playing for GSE and this is Emily's second year coaching for GSE.

  • Graduation Year: Notre Dame HS '20, D2 University of Indianapolis

Grace McGeeney

Grace is a GSE Alum and 2020 graduate from Hopefully Valley Central High School. Grace is a rising junior defender on the Youngstown State Division 1 lacrosse team in Ohio.

  • Graduation Year: Hopewell Valley HS '20, D1 Youngstown University

Sabrina Phillips

Sabrina is a GSE Alum and 2019 graduate from Notre Dame High School, where she played under Bryan Fisher. She is currently a junior at the #7 nationally ranked TCNJ, where she is a standout defender for the lions while pursuing a degree in nursing. In her junior year, Sabrina earned IWLCA Co-National Defensive Player of the week honors, as well as, All-NJAIC Honorable Mention. 

Sabrina will be coaching with the 2028/2029 team. 

  • Graduation Year: Notre Dame HS '19, D3 #7 TCNJ

Nikki Phillips

Nikki is a GSE Alum and 2019 graduate from Notre Dame High School and played under the leadership of Bryan Fisher. She is currently a junior defender at #7 nationally ranked TCNJ, anchoring the lion defense alongside her twin sister Sabrina, while studying to be an Elementary Special Education teacher. 

Nikki will be working with the GSE 2028/2029 team. 

  • Graduation Year: Notre Dame HS '19, D3 #7 TCNJ

Bryce Redfield

Bryce is a GSE alum and 2021 graduate from South Brunswick High School. Bryce just finished her first year at #2 East Stroudsburg University, where the Warriors competed in the D2 NCAA National Championship. Bryce will be working with the GSE 2027 team.   

Claudia Zappia

Claudia is a GSE alum and 2021 graduate from South Brunswick High School. Zappia just finished her first year at FDU-Florham Park, where the Devils competed in the MAC Freedom Championship game. Claudia will be working with the GSE Pink team.

Margot Costello

Margot is a GSE alum and 2021 graduate from South Brunswick High School. Costello just finished her first year at Stockton University, seeing time in all 11 games on the offensive end. Margot will be working with the GSE Pink team.

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