Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse is open to all boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area. We practice in Fox Chapel, PA. We are a non-profit, community based program run by volunteers who are interested in creating a fun and challenging developmental lacrosse progr

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2018 GIRLS PYLAX Coach Bios



Eleni Brown

Played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse team for four years (2013-2017) where she was low defender.  Originally from Maryland, she attended Calverton High School where she played on Varsity all 4 years and was captain her junior and senior years.  She also played for the CCLAX club team for 6 years in Maryland.  Overall, Eleni has 13+ year of lacrosse experience.

Kellee Cribby

Played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse team for 4 years (2011-2014). Was a three time captain earning an All NCAC honorable mention (2011) and a spot on the All NCAC second team (2014). Additionally, was awarded the Comeback Athlete of the Year by Allegheny College (2014). Kellee played three years of  Varsity Lacrosse at York High School (York, Maine) and was a two-year captain for the Wildcats. Additionally she played Club Lacrosse for Seacoast United (NH) for two years.  Kellee coached for PYLAX in the spring and fall of 2016 and 2017.


Kate Goodwin

PYLAX graduate.  Kate is a 2018 lacrosse commit to Lehigh University. Currently starting Fox Chapel High School Varsity Lacrosse Player.  Kate is also playing for the  2018 Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club team.  She was an MVP at The Top of the Class Camp in the summer of 2016 and Kate was invited to the 2015 winter Draft showcase.  Kate coached for PYLAX in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 and 2017.


Jeannie Kirk

Jeannie played on Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse team for four years (2013-2017) as a midfielder. She went to high school at Winchester Thurston School where she played varsity lacrosse and field hockey all four years, and she was varsity captain for two years. Jeannie coaches middle school field hockey at Winchester Thurston where she is also the assistant varsity lacrosse coach.


Jen McCrady

Jen has been coaching lacrosse in Pittsburgh since 1995 including 8 years as head coach at FCHS most recently.  She also coached 8 years at Winchester Thurston and 5 years at St. Edmunds Academy in addition to coaching PYLAX.  Jen is a former lacrosse & field hockey player.  She played at Michigan State.  Jen will support the overall PYLAX curriculum to insure consistent coaching and skills across age groups


Shannon McHugh

Shannon was a 4-year starter for Cornell University and a team captain her senior year. She earned 2nd-team all-Ivy as a midfielder in 2012. Shannon coached collegiately at Lehigh University from 2012-2017 and was named Associate Head Coach in 2015. She is a native of Syracuse, NY and recently moved to Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2017.


Jackie Morrow

Jackie played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse Team for four years (2012-2016). During her tenure as a high attacker, she was one of ten players to score 100 goals during her career. Her senior year, Jackie was named to All-NCAC Tournament Team. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jackie was a 2 year varsity lacrosse player and four year varsity field hockey player at Skyline High School where she was an all-state player in both sports. Jackie Played for the Ann Arbor Lacrosse Club and Players Lacrosse Club (Chicago, IL).


Alyssa Rapelje

Alyssa played on the Allegheny College Varsity Lacrosse Team for four years (2012-2016) and earned a spot on the 2016 All NCAC second team. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Alyssa was a three year captain for Gahanna Lincoln High School. She also was a member of the 2010 second team All-OCC and earned first team All-OCC honors in 2012. Alyssa coached for PYLAX in the fall of 2015.





Additional specialist coaches and assistants may be used throughout the season