Lauren Ariniello - Board Member

Lauren was born and raised in San Diego. Lauren didn’t pick up a lacrosse stick until her freshman year at La Costa Canyon High School. She instantly fell in love with lacrosse and ended up playing all four years at LCC, in addition to playing club and high school soccer, all while balancing other extracurricular activities like Interact, Best Buddies and speaking at elementary schools through D.A.R.E’s role model program. 

Lauren went on to attend UCLA, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2010. At UCLA, Lauren played on the Division I women’s club lacrosse team and helped lead the Bruins to three straight WCLA National Tournament appearances. During her four years at UCLA, she received several accolades including: Western Women's Lacrosse League's Second Team All-League in 2008, First Team All-League 2009 and 2010 and Women's Division of Intercollegiate Athletes All-American in 2010. 

San Diego, CA

Sarah Forrest - Board Member

Sarah grew up in Auburn, New York, just outside of Syracuse. Central New York was nicknamed the “Hot Bed” of lacrosse in the 90’s… lacrosse was everywhere! Sarah began playing (with a wooden stick!) in 7th Grade for the JV team. After her first season of lacrosse Sarah attended a clinic led by the legendary Kelly Amonte-Hiller, her love of the sport was contagious and Sarah was officially lacrosse obsessed! Sarah continued to play throughout high school; her league was considered one of the most competitive in the country. Sarah enjoyed a successful D3 college lacrosse career at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she broke 7 school records and was proud to lead her team as a Co-Captain for her junior and senior seasons. Fun Fact – Coach Andrea and Sarah were teammates at RIT for 2 seasons!

Since graduating college in 2003, Sarah has lived all over the world! She’s called home to 6 unique countries and 5 states; Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria… and finally back in the USA with her family living in Pennsylvania! 

The love of sports runs deep in Sarah’s family, her husband JD was a professional hockey player for 10 years and is now a pro hockey coach. Sarah and JD have two children, Madison (6), and Max (2), they are so excited to pass on their love of athletics on to them! Sarah has competed in countless distance running races all over the world and is a proud finisher of the 2015 NYC Marathon, she is also a certified Pilates instructor. Sarah is thrilled to be developing the next generation of women’s lacrosse players as a youth Coach of the 1st-4th grade girls team for the Back Mountain Bandits, in Dallas, PA. 

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Peyton Lindsay - Coach

Coach Peyton was born and raised in Charlotte, NC - Mint Hill to be exact. She started playing lacrosse in 9th grade on her high school's inaugural team. Everyone was a beginner her first year of playing and by their third year her team made it to 2nd round of state playoffs!  Peyton played all four years starting on Varsity at Independence High School, and then went on to play on the UNCC's club team for the 2015-16 season. Peyton has played all positions, but excels as a midfielder. Peyton likes to play by the rules; she began officiating for all levels in 2015 and is looking to become a District Official in the near future. Coach Peyton was the Head JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Providence High School in the 2016-17 season, and looks forward to continue her coaching career this summer as a TEAM Lacrosse Coach in Charlotte!

Charlotte, NC

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