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Meghan Toomey

  • Fire Program Head
  • Director & Coach - Santa Monica

Meghan has been at the head of Fire Lacrosse since its inception in 2016, growing the program from an 8 person roster to five full rosters of teams and several championships. Her vision and dedication for creating a unique club experience largely contributed to the rapid growth of the program. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Meghan was an All-American defender and captain at Salisbury University leading the program to two national championships. Meghan has extensive coaching experience, including our CREST after-school program, the Dragons recreational program, Marlborough High School, WDNT, Under Armor, and of course Fire. Meghan also runs the business side of things alongside Randy Grube.

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Trenna Hill

  • Director - Recruiting & Player Development
  • Coach

Trenna is from the Onondaga Nation in Upstate NY, widely known to be "the home of lacrosse.” Trenna has a strong cultural background and spiritual connection to the sport as a Native American female athlete. Her lacrosse career included the highest ranks of the high school level, Division I lacrosse at Syracuse (4 NCAA DI Final Four appearances), as well as being captain of the Iroquois Nationals at the Women’s World Cup. Trenna has also coached for a large number of club and school programs in Los Angeles, and most recently took the UCLA Bruins to the WCLA championships as head coach. Trenna joins Fire Lacrosse as the director for the recruiting and player development.

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Randy Grube

  • Founder & President

Randy is a driving force behind the Fire organization. In the last 3 years he has been deeply involved in planning out the long-term trajectory of this program, and made sure that the program we are creating does its best to empower our players, as well as our coaches. Randy deals with matter large and small and you will see him on the field interacting with players, cleaning up and shooting photos and video. Randy also runs the business side of the organization alongside Meghan Toomey.

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Maggie Preas

  • Coach

Maggie played Division I lacrosse for the University of Virginia, where she was also team captain. She has a teaching degree and coached on the East Coast prior to moving to California. She is presently the head coach Notre Dame High School and of course she coaches with Fire. Maggie is one of our go-to coaches for clinics and specialty training in defense and the draw. Maggie is passionate about teaching and lacrosse and has already had a big impact on the field with our young athletes.

Laura "Mac" McIntyre

  • Coach

Mac is the head of the women’s lacrosse program at Cal Lutheran University. She comes to us originally from eastern Pennsylvania by way of Tennessee where she had been the Head Field Hockey and Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at The University of the South. Prior to her time in Sewanee, Mac coached both field hockey and lacrosse at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD while earning her master’s degree in counseling. Mac played both sports at Gettysburg College; as a goalie for the Bullets she earned a spot in the Division III NCAA tournament four consecutive years, ultimately winning the 2011 National Championship. Coach Mac looks forward to bringing additional insight to the Fire Lacrosse family as a current college coach and sports psychology enthusiast.

Emily Rodgers

  • Coach

Emily is originally from New Hampshire. She played lacrosse and field hockey at the collegiate level, and graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 2015 with a dual degree in Health & Physical Education. After college she took up coaching and led her local high school to the league playoffs and their winningest season ever. Emily works at The Painted Turtle where she is involved in managing camps for kids with serious medical conditions. Since 2017 she has been coaching with both Fire Lacrosse and the Santa Monica Dragons. Emily is also the Varsity head coach at Culver City High School. Emily stands out because she combines a passion for teaching kids, has excellent lacrosse knowledge, and also has the formal training and ability of a teacher that allows her to work very well with players at all age levels.

Daniel Rivas

  • Coach

Jamie hails from Whitehouse Station, NJ and grew ups playing soccer and lacrosse though high school. She played lacrosse with the Syracuse University club team and went on to coach lacrosse at Southridge High School while attending law school in Portland, OR. Jamie has been a Fire coach for almost 2 years now and has become a pillar of the program, specializing in working with middle school and high school players. In 2020 Jamie took over as the head coach at Palisades Charter HS.

Hannah Newhall

  • Coach

Hannah hails from Cape Elizabeth, ME. She attended Colby College, where in 2017 she was part of the team that won the NESCAC Championship. Hannah’s specialty is midfield and draw and she has a background in outdoor education. She joined Fire in 2022 and has brought her entire skill set to the field to help players on Fire HS Orange leap forward in their development.

 

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Catie Shin

  • Coach

Catie is an undergrad at CSU Long Beach and will graduate in the spring of 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in human development. Although she is one of our youngest coaches, she already has a wealth of experience. She has been playing since 3rd grade, played varsity at Culver City HS for 4 years, two of which she was captain. Her coaching career started as a junior in HS working with recreational players in West LA. Her next stint was as assistant coach at Culver City HS and she currently plays at CSU Long Beach. Catie has been a Fire coach for 3 years and has found a passion for coaching girls lacrosse and teaching them the game, but most importantly, having fun while doing it.

JoJo De La Trinidad

  • Coach

Jovanna had a stand out career as the starting goalie for Culver City High School. She was captain for 2 years, voted Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and was named to First Team All Ocean League all 4 years. She is currently majoring in computer science at Santa Monica College and is the assistant coach at Culver City HS as well as a goalie coach for Fire. She has already had a huge impact with the goalies on the youngest group of Sparks players.

Emma Daniels

  • Coach

Emma Daniels is from Hingham, Massachusetts. After playing lacrosse throughout her youth, she went on to play DIII at Wesleyan University, where she was named an Academic All American in 2010. After college Emma moved to California and now works in corporate communications at Amazon. She has been a Fire coach since 2021, and is passionate about working with our elementary and middle school players to develop their foundational lacrosse skills, athletic ability, and fostering their love of the game.

 

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Erica Skowron

  • Coach

Originally from Baltimore, MD, Annie played for high school powerhouse McDonogh, where she went undefeated for all 4 years. She was then recruited to play for Campbell’s inaugural team. Annie is a vital component to our middle school team’s success, with her vast knowledge of the game and the constant positive energy she brings. Annie also works as a personal trainer for Equinox and brings her extensive knowledge of performance training to the field.

Katie Hagen

  • Coach

Katie grew up in West Chester, PA and played lacrosse, field hockey, and swam through high school. In college she played attack at Washington & Lee University (D3), where she won the ODAC championship each year. She also had consecutive NCAA appearances, lead the team in points junior year and made the all-ODAC team. Katie moved to LA from DC during the pandemic, and now work in business management and coaches Fire.