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, former head coach of Ursuline Academy, Bob Panke, head coach at Incarnate Word Academy, 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-Fortmann, 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


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


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  


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-present
  • Captain of the University of Charleston WLAX  2016
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2017


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


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


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


Sophia Honig

  • 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
  • Has coached with STL Liberty Lacrosse since Summer 2017


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


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
  • This is Lexi’s first year coaching with Liberty


Mackinsey Hamer

  • Attacker at Francis Howell Central High School 2016-2017
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • Roslyn L. Schulte Senior All-Star Game Participant
  • All-Academic All-Conference
  • Founding member of STL Liberty (Formerly Rush) Lacrosse
  • Defender at McKendree University 2017-2018
  • Lynn University Lacrosse Transfer 2018-Present
  • This is Mack’s first year coaching with Liberty


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 
  • This is Claire’s first year coaching with Liberty