TLC 2016 Red - Head Coach
Tom Angel was a multi letter winner in Baseball and soccer at Severna Park high school where he captained the 1983 state champion soccer team, later going on the university of MD to play soccer. Tom has actively been involved in coaching Soccer, lacrosse and basketball in the Towson area for the last 10 years and has been involved with the TLC program since its inception with his daughter playing on the 2012 team.
TLC 2012 Red - Head
Laurie Linnell Benzing, is the Head Coach for TLC 2012 Red. As a 5 sport Varsity athlete at Old Mill High School in Anne Arundel County, Laurie went on to captain her teams and receive All-County Honors in Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse. She was a member of the two-time ECAC Championship UMBC Women’s Lacrosse team from 1984-87, where she garnered All-South honors and is still one of the program’s Top 5 Career Points gatherers. Laurie played post-collegiate ball for the Capital Club, appearing in her final National Tournament in 2000.
Laurie is a former USWLA Board Member, District-Rated official and Mid-Atlantic School Girl’s Team Selector. She has coached both basketball and lacrosse at nearly every level, including 13 High School seasons, since 1994. Her teams include HCYP Sharks Basketball, HCLP Cobra Lacrosse, MYLA U15 All Stars, Holton-Arms V Basketball and JV Lacrosse and Centennial HS V Basketball (Asst) and JV Lacrosse.
Lisa Dixon was a former assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. She is currently living in Baltimore, and is the Special Assistant to the President and Special Events Manager for the Baltimore Ravens. Before accepting the position at UNC, Dixon was an assistant coach at Penn State University. Dixon graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1997. As a lacrosse goalkeeper, Dixon helped William & Mary earn three NCAA Tournament appearances. In the Colonial Athletic Association conference, she received first team honors, and was recognized as a CAA Scholar Athlete in 1996 and 1997. In Dixon's senior year, she received First Team USWLA and IWLCA/BRINE All-American honors. In June 1997, she was awarded the C. Markland Kelly award; otherwise known as the "Goalie of the Year" award for Division I.
TLC 2015 White - Co-Coach
TLC 2009 - Head Coach
Coaching 19 more teams...
Mike Farrell, TLC founder, Director and Board Member, has a hand in coaching all the TLC teams and players from our youngest, newest players to our graduating, recruitable class. Mike was a defenseman at Calvert Hall High School where he was a member of the MSA Championship teams of 1971 and 1972, earning high school All-American honors in 1972. At the University of Maryland, Mike played in the NCAA Lacrosse Championships in all four years of his collegiate career, winning the championship in 1973 and 1975. He earned First-Team All-American honors in 1974 and 1975. He was a member of the ACC championship teams of 1973 and 1976. Mike received the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation’s best defenseman in 1976 and Maryland’s Edwin E. Powell Award for great service to the game of lacrosse in 1976. He was also captain for the south team in the 1976 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Mike played for the Maryland Lacrosse Club for 1979-82, winning the club championship in 1979 and 1982. He has continued his contribution to the sport of lacrosse as a coach at the recreational level.
TLC 2021 White - Head Coach
Monica Fischer was a midfielder at Fallston High School and earned honorable mention all-county honors as a sophomore, named first team all-counjty as a junior and senior and also named first team all-metro and a US Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete as a senior. She led the team to a conference and Maryland state championship as a senior. Monica also played soccer and basketball and led her soccer team to the state championship game and won a state championship with basketball. At Johns Hopkins University, Monica played midfield as a freshman, attack sophomore and junior years and defense her senior year. She received the "Unsung Hero" award for the Hopkins Women's lacrosse program as a senior. Monica has continued to play the game of lacrosse during the summer and contriubtes as a coach at the recreational level.
TLC 2012 White
Four year lacrosse player for the University of Virginia Kathleen Gavin assists in coaching the 2012 team. In 1983 Kathleen earned the MVP award at UVA. Kathleen graduated from St. Paul’s School for Girls (SPSG) in 1979 where she played varsity lacrosse, hockey, and basketball. She now works as an attorney and pursues volunteer activities such as past board member at SPSG, coach for Towsontowne Rec, and class parent. She enjoys running 10ks, crew, and tennis when time allows.
TLC 2012 White - Head
TLC 2015 Red - Co-Coach
A coach for TLC since 2008, Kait Gentry joined after graduating from Boston University. A four-year varsity member of the BU terriers, Gentry made four trips to American East conferences championships and three to the NCAA's. Kait Gentry was named to the conference academic honor roll and conference Commissioners’ honor roll all four years, awarded to Boston University's dean's list as well as IWLCA's academic honor roll. Captain of the squad her senior year, Gentry was also awarded the John B. Simpson award for student athlete leadership. Gentry graduated with a B.S. in psychology.
TLC 2017 Red
TLC 2010 Red - Head Coach
TLC 2013 - Head Coach
TLC 2019 Red
Megan Hanson has been actively involved with the TLC program since its inception in 2004. She coached the 2010 Red team from 2006 to 2009, producing 7 championships along the way. Megan previously coached the NBC Too 2009 team from 2003 to 2006, leading them to 5 championships. She also coached in the LTRC Lacrosse Program from 1998 to 2006, and led her teams to MYLA ‘A’ Championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006. In addition to her extensive lacrosse coaching experience, Megan coached Field Hockey in the Towsontowne program, leading her teams to Harvest Hockey ‘A’ Championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Megan started her athletic career at the Severn School, playing Varsity Lacrosse from 1974 to 1980 and Varsity Field Hockey from 1977 to 1979. She received the C. Markland Kelly Award in 1980 and was honored in 2001 as an inductee to the Severn School Athletic Hall of Fame. At Hollins College, Megan played Varsity Lacrosse from 1981 to 1983 and Varsity Field Hockey from 1980 to 1982.
Megan Huether graduated in 2006 from Duke University where she was a 4-year starter in the goal. During her career she was a two-time All ACC selection in 2004 and 2005, an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) first team All American and the National Goalkeeper of the Year in 2005. She is currently on the US team and was a member of the 2009 USA World Cup team which brought home the gold medal from Prague. Megan was a member of the coaching staff at The College of William and Mary from 2006-2010 where she directed the defensive unit and trained the goalkeepers. She received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in 2010 and is now a Counselor at Marian House, a transitional supportive living program in Baltimore.
TLC 2017 White - Head Coach
Maura Kadan assists Kelly in coaching the 2014 team. Maura played lacrosse for at Mercy High School, where she was chosen as an all-star. She went on to play at Roanoke College and majored in Health and Physical Education. She was selected as a 2nd team All-American in her senior year. During her college career, the team went to the NCAA tournament twice. After graduation, she spent a year as assistant coach at Colgate University. She returned to her alma Mater and coached at Mercy High School for 3 years. In recent years, she has played for club teams in Baltimore and currently works as a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
TLC 2021 Red - Head Coach
Bob Kaestner has been in and around lacrosse his whole life. His father, Bud Kaestner, and brother, Hank Kaestner, are both in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame for their play as defenseman at Johns Hopkins University. Another brother, John, was 1st team All-America and won the Turnbull award as top attackman in the Country while playing at Maryland. Another brother, Reed, was an All-American at attack and midfield while playing for the Terrapins. Bob also has two nieces Ashby, midfield- Georgetown '10, and Christie Kaestner, attack- Duke '11, who were 1st team All-Americans.
Bob started on defense for St. Paul's 1979 MSA Championship team and was also named top defenseman at St. Paul’s his senior year in 1980. Bob changed his competitive focus to golf after high school. Among golf titles Bob has won are the Maryland Stroke Play Amateur. Maryland State Mid-Amateur, 4 Baltimore City Amateur championships, and 10 Baltimore Country Club Championships. Bob has also competed in the British Amateur Championship at Muirfield in 1998 and the USGA Amateur Championship at Oakmont in 2002. Bob has been coaching lacrosse for the past 15 years in the Reisterstown recreational program. Bob has also been in the TLC family the past 5 years following his daughter Eleanor who is a member of the 2015 White team.
TLC 2021 White - Assistant Coach
TLC 2011 - Head Coach
Head coach Lisa LeBeau leads the 2011 team. Lisa began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Mount St. Mary’s University in the fall of 2000 immediately following a successful athletic career at Salisbury University. Lisa was a member of the NCAA Tournament Team, Honorable Mention All-American, Mid Atlantic Regional All-American, 1st Team Capita Athletic Conference, and is a record holder at Salisbury for highest save percentage, shutouts, and career least goals against average. She was also a member of the nationally ranked women’s soccer team at Salisbury. After finishing at the Mount in 2003, Lisa continued to coach at Towsontowne Recreational Council for four years, winning the MYLA Championship in her first year. She was one of three coaches to take the Towsontowne team to the Friendship Games in Japan in f2005. Lisa currently coaches goalie camps and clinics across the country and also volunteers as a goalie coach at UMBC.
TLC 2015 White
Karl Lehmann assists Mike in coaching the 2015 White team. McDonogh School 1984 graduate and three sport student athlete, Karl played Football, Wrestled and played Lacrosse, captaining his Football and Lacrosse teams in his senior year. Lehmann graduated from Cornell University and was part of the 1987 and 1988 National runner-up teams his junior and senior seasons, earning the Joe Philip Memorial Award for his contributions the overall team effort in his senior season. Karl has been coaching McDonogh School’s girl’s lacrosse rec teams since 2002.
TLC 2018 Red
TLC 2018 Red - Head Coach
Butch Marino played high school lacrosse at West Genesee Senior High in Camillus, NY. At the University of Delaware, he was a First-Team All East Coast Conference in 1986 and 1987, named to the North / South Senior All Star team in 1987 and a two time All-American. Butch played with the Mount Washington Lacrosse club from 1988-1999 where he was a 6x All USCLA Club All Star in 88, 89, 90, 91, 93 and 94. Led Mount Washington to five USCLA National Championships in 90, 91, 93, 95 and 96 and was the USCLA National Championship MVP in 93. In addition, Butch played nine years in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Baltimore Thunder and Pittsburg Bulls and was selected to the All Pro Team in 1991, All Star Game in 1991 and Pittsburg Bulls MVP for 1991. He was selected to the men’s United States World Team in 1994, where he led team USA to a world championship. Butch was inducted with the class of 2011 into the Baltimore Chapter lacrosse hall of fame. He has continued his contribution to the sport of lacrosse as a coach at the recreation level.
While at Johns Hopkins University, Sam Matz, MD, was a football running back. During his high school career at Milford Mill, Sam was tri-captain of the football, wrestling, and lacrosse teams. Sam also played for the Liberty/Heros lacrosse club. Since 1987 he has served as team physician for McDaniel College and Mt. St. Mary’s University. Sam is a founder and board member of TLC Lacrosse and serves on the boards of Carroll Hospital and Towsontowne
TLC 2017 Red
TLC 2020 White
Alex McGovern attended Towson High School where she was a four-year starter in lacrosse and field hockey. During those years Alex earned the Scholar Athlete Award, All-Academic Team, 1st Team All-Division, All-County Team, Sportsmanship Award, and Baltimore County All-star team. In her senior year, Alex was captain of the field hockey team. She played club lacrosse as well in high school and committed to Old Dominion University to play lacrosse where sheI earned the Commissioner's Academic Award in-season. Alex has also been coaching a varsity field hockey indoor team for the past 3 years.
TLC 2016 White
John Meier played lacrosse and football at John Carroll High School in Bel Air, MD from 1979 to 1981 winning the MSA B lacrosse championship in 1980 and runner up in 1981. John attended McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and played both football and lacrosse until he transferred to the University of Maryland. After graduation, John moved to Dallas and played for the Dallas Lacrosse Club, winning the Texas club championship in 1991. John has spent 7 years coaching and acting as an age level commissioner for Carroll Manor girls lacrosse. Additionally, he has organized teams to play in post season tournaments while raising money for a charitable cause. One team, "Kasey's Laxers", won the Lax Clash tournament at the Lightening A level while raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the name of Kasey Seymour. John has completed the following certifications by US Lacrosse: Level 2 Womens Coach certifed; PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance).