Caitlin Copelan – Director

Caitlin (Young) Copelan is the Director, Founder and Recruiting Coordinator for the Sound Lacrosse Girls Program. Copelan started Sound in the winter of 2014 and the premier girls club has emerged as a top program in the area.

Coaching Experience

  • Current Greenwich Country Day School Varsity Head Coach
  • St Luke’s Varsity Head Coach (2017-2019)
  • Greenwich High School Varsity Coach (2014-2016)
  • New Canaan High School Varsity Assistant Coach (2013)
  • Fairfield University Graduate Assistant Coach (2010-2012)
  • Chelsea Piers Marketing Manager / Girls Lacrosse Director / CP-LAX Girls Club Director (2012-2014)
  • Under Armour Underclass Games – New England COMMAND Head Coach – Tournament Champions (1st for New England Region) – 2016
  • Under Armour Underclass Games – New England HIGHLIGHT Head Coach – Tournament Semi-Finalists – 2017
  • Under Armour Underclass Games – CONNY COMMAND Coach – 2019

Playing Career

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Undergraduate 2005-2009)
  • National Championship Finalist (2009)
  • National Championship Quarterfinalist (2008)
  • Class of 1996 Award
  • While at Fairfield University (Grad School)
    • All-MAAC
    • IWLCA Second Team All-Region
    • Statistical Champion – Ranked #1 in Nation in Division I for Caused Turnovers (2010)
  • Wilton High School (2001-2005)
    • WHS Hall of Fame Inductee (2011)
    • Melissa Nickel Scholarship Award Winner (2005)
    • US Lacrosse All-American
    • CT Super Junior
    • 2X CT State Champion
    • 2X FCIAC Champions
    • 2X All-State & All-FCIAC
  • Division I Recruited Basketball Player

Amber Falcone McKenzie Co-Director

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching Experience: 

  • Father Ryan Lacrosse Coach (2021-present)
  • Eagle Stix Recruiting Coordinator (2016-2021)
  • Hutchison School Lacrosse Coach (2018-2019)
  • Furman Associate Head Coach (2013-2016)
  • Vanderbilt Assistant Coach (2009-2013)
Playing Experience:
  • Current Athletes Unlimited Pro Player
  • 2018 WPLL Champion
  • 2x World Champion (2009, 2013)
  • 2x All-World Team (2009, 2013)
  • Named Defender of the World (2009 World Cup)
  • National Champion
  • 4x All-American at UNC
  • 3x All-ACC at UNC
  • Defender of the Year (2009)
  • Tewaaraton Finalist (2009)
  • Honda Award Finalist (2009)

Education: 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A. Communication Studies

Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, M.Ed. Education