DIRECTORS & COACHING STAFF

The STL Liberty Lacrosse program is directed by David DiPasquale, head coach at Pattonville High School, Kathy Shortelle, east coast consultant, Dr. Judy Anderson, USA Lacrosse St. Louis Chapter Vice President - Women's Game, Bob Panke, head coach at Fort Zumwalt United Lacrosse Club, Patrick Honig, board member for CBC Lacrosse, and Jennifer Surlet, program administrator.  All drills, practices, and games are coached by former and current collegiate level players.

Dana Dipasquale, RN

  • Midfielder at Barat Academy 2010-2014
  • STL Post-Dispatch All-Metro honoree
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • 1st Team All-State
  • Academic All-American
  • Midfielder/Attacker McKendree University 2014-2018
  • Team Captain Junior and Senior years
  • Three-Time GLIAC 1st Team All-Conference
  • Four-Time GLIAC All-Tournament Team
  • Two-Time All Region
  • 2017 GLIAC Conference Season Champion and Conference Tournament Champion
  • 2018 GLIAC Conference Tournament Runner-up
  • GLIAC Attacker of the Year 2018
  • Played on the NCAA D2 South Team in the 2018 All-Star Game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, MD
  • Played for an American Team in Australia Summer 2017 through Beyond Sports
  • GLIAC Commissioner’s Award 2018
  • Assistant JV and Varsity Coach for Wentzville High School 2019
  • Has coached STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2015


Max Ruhl

  • Member of inaugural Ohio Valley University (DII) program, Defender
  • Ohio University (DI MCLA), Graduate Assistant Men’s Coach – August 2011-May 2012
  • Frostburg State University (DIII), Graduate Assistant Strength Coach – August 2012-December 2013
  • Ohio Valley University (DII), Volunteer Assistant Men’s Coach – January 2014-January 2015
  • Sat on IWLCA DII Top 20 and Top 25 Coaches Poll – 2016-2019
  • Ohio Valley University Athletics Coach of the Year – 2018-2019
  • Ohio Valley University (DII), Inaugural Head Women’s Coach – February 2015-May 2019
  • HGR Lacrosse Club Coach – September 2019-November 2019
  • REV Lacrosse Club Coach – January 2021-July 2021
  • Gordon College (DIII), Head Women’s Coach – August 2019-July 2020
  • KCAC Women’s Lacrosse Chair – January 2021-Present
  • Missouri Baptist University (NAIA), Head Women’s Coach – August 2020-Present
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse Club Coach since July 2021

 


Emily Nelson

  • Varsity Lacrosse for Holy Family Catholic in 2013-2015
  • Attacker/Midfielder for McKendree University from 2015-2019
  • McKendree Offender of the Week 2018
  • All-Conference Honorable Mention 2018
  • 1st Team AllConference 2019
  • Received MVP Award at Senior All-Star Game 2019
  • Has coached with STL Liberty since Fall 2017


Rachel Kerwin

  • Defender/Midfielder at Pattonville High School 2014-2016
  • Second Team All-Conference 2016
  • First Team Academic 2015-2016
  • Academic All-American 2015
  • Defenseman at The University of Charleston WV 2016-2020
  • Captain of the University of Charleston WLAX  2016
  • NCAA Woman of The Year Nominee 2020
  • Defender/Midfielder at Maryville University MO 2021
  • Assistant varsity coach at Pattonville 2021
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2017


Hannah Schneider-Cooper

  • Attacker/midfielder at Lafayette High School 2009-2013
  • Two-time All-State
  • Three-time All-Conference
  • Attacker McKendree University 2013-2016
  • Defender McKendree University 2016-2017
  • NCAA Division II Independent All-Freshman team selection 2014
  • GLIAC All-Academic
  • GLIAC Honorable Mention team 2017
  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach for Pattonville High School 2018
  • Head JV Lacrosse coach for Pattonville High School 2018 to present
  • Has coached STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2016


Morgan Cremen, RN

  • Defender/Midfielder at Manchester Valley High School 2009-2013
  • Defender/Midfielder at McKendree University 2013-2017
  • Team Captain for 3 Years at McKendree University
  • IWLCA Division II Academic Honor Roll
  • GLIAC Academic All-Excellence Team and GLIAC All-Academic Team
  • NCAA Division II Independent All-Freshman Team Selection
  • All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2018


Mia Fiore

  • Attacker for Eureka High School 2012-2014
  • STL Post-Dispatch All-Metro honoree
  • Two-time 1st Team All-Conference
  • First Team All-State
  • All American Honorable Mention
  • Attacker for McKendree University 2014-2018
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2018


Sophia Honig-Gicante

  • Varsity Goaltender at Mehlville High School 2012-2014
  • MO-22 Goaltender 2013
  • Goaltender at Lindenwood Belleville 2014-2016
  • CYC Women’s Assistant Coach 2 years
  • Fox Warriors Varsity Goalie coach 2019
  • FZU Lacrosse Goalie Coach 2021
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2017


Alexandria Taylor

  • Goalie at Pattonville High School 2015-2018
  • Two Time First Team All-Conference 2017-18
  • Founding member of STL Liberty (Formerly Rush) Lacrosse
  • Route 66 Champions 2017
  • Utility Player at Maryville University  2018-present
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since fall of 2019


Claire Martin

  • Midfielder at Eureka High School
  • 2015-2018
  • Second team all conference 2016 
  • 2x First Team all conference 2017-2018
  • Eureka High School 2018 Female Athlete of the Year 
  • Roslyn L. Schulte Senior All-Star Game participant 2018
  • Founding Member of STL Liberty (Rush) Lacrosse 
  • Midfielder at Maryville University 2018-present 
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since fall of 2019


Tabatha Saake

  • Goalie at Parkway West 2012-2016
  • STL Post-Dispatch All-Metro honoree
  • Central Division national team participant
  • 2nd Team All-Conference
  • Three-time 1st Team All-Conference
  • Two-time All-State
  • All-American
  • Goalie at Ottawa University 2016-2017
  • 1st Team All KCAC
  • Goalie at Maryville University 2018-
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2017


Paige Salthouse

  • Midfielder/attacker at Ursuline Academy 2010-2014
  • STL Post-Dispatch All-Metro honoree
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • 1st Team All-State
  • All-American
  • Attacker McKendree University 2014-2018
  • GLIAC 1st Team All-Conference
  • GLIAC All-Tournament Team
  • U19 Women’s New Zealand Team in 2015 FIL World Cup
  • Has coached STL Liberty Lacrosse since Fall 2015  


Trinity VanGels

  • Varsity Attack/Midfield Player at Wentzville Women’s Lacrosse 2015-2020
  • Attack player at Stl Liberty 2015-2020
  • Midfield field player of the year 2017-2018
  • Attack Player of the year 2019
  • Attack Missouri Valley College 2020-2021
  • Attack Missouri Baptist University 2021-present 
  • Currently going to Missouri Baptist (Criminal Justice Major)
  • FZU Attack coach 2021
  • This is Trinity's first year coaching with STL Liberty