Varsity Lacrosse - Girls
The Pingree girls’ lacrosse team competes in the Eastern Independent League. Pingree has dominated the league for the past decade and will strive to maintain that position in seasons to come. The team also competes with prep schools outside the EIL such as the Rivers School, Cushing Academy, Phillips Andover, Noble and Greenough, BBN, Phillips Exeter, the Governor’s Academy, and St. Paul’s School. Pingree lacrosse aims to instill confidence, determination, teamwork, and a love for the game in all of its players. Our goal is to improve every day and maximize our lacrosse potential through hard work, perseverance, and dedication.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Caroline Kagan '20, University of Vermont
Elsa Smith '20, Connecticut College
Julia Lucey '20, University of New Hampshire
Liz Evans '20, St. Lawrence University
Erin Jayne '19, Babson College
Mackenzie Vasque '19, University of Vermont
Hannah Marino '17, Colby College
Kirby Heffrin '16, Connecticut College
Mollie Smith '16, Middlebury College
Monica Manning '14, St. Lawrence University
Maura Grady ’13, James Madison University
Liz Jayne ’13, Boston University
Katlyn Oliver ’13, Union College
Louisa DelRio ’12, Boston University
Katie Iverson ’11, Dickinson College
Catherine Dioli ’10, Bates College
Brittany Mscisz ’10, Wellesley College
Lyndsey Shephard ’10, Trinity College
Lacey Allis '10, Slippery Rock
Micheala Colbert ’09, Middlebury College
Haley Thompson ’09, Trinity College
Olivia Whitney ’09, Trinity College
Holly Noyes '09, St. Lawrence University
Samantha Taylor '08, Boston College
Lindsay Thompson ’08, Bates College
Eve Whitehouse ’07, Smith College
Kate Cushing '07, Wellesley College
Kellen Millard '06, University of New Hampshire
Head Coach: Jocelyn (Brault) Graham
Jocelyn (Brault) Graham enters her third season as head coach of Pingree’s Girls Lacrosse, having led the Highlanders to a stellar 15-1 record in 2019 on the way to the Highlander’s second consecutive EIL championship.
Jocelyn joined the Pingree Girls Lacrosse staff with over 12 years of high school club lacrosse experience. She currently serves as a head coach for the Laxachusetts Girls lacrosse program and formerly coached for Granite State Elite Lacrosse.
Jocelyn, a New Hampshire native, was a three-sport athlete from Souhegan High School, and played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels Women’s Lacrosse team (’09). Jocelyn is also a Registered Dietitian. She is the owner of Nutrition Synergy in Peabody, MA, and works at North Shore Physicians Group with a focus on hydration and sports nutrition consulting.
Jocelyn looks forward to another strong season for the Highlanders and plans to continue growing the lacrosse program to attract top athletes to the Pingree School.
Assistant Coach: Hala Sahlman
Hala Sahlman has been coaching high school and collegiate athletics for six years. She was the Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse assistant coach at Bourne High School from 2012-2013, before spending three years as the Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Gordon College. She then coached a season of Women’s Lacrosse at Danvers High School and helped turn a 4-11 team into conference champions. For the past two years, Coach Sahlman has been the head JV coach for the Essex Technical High School Men’s Soccer Program. Coach Sahlman graduated from Falmouth High School as a four-year Varsity starter. She continued her athletic success playing both soccer and lacrosse at Gordon College, and graduating as the Female Athlete of the Year. Hala Sahlman is currently a Special Education Teacher at Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers.
Assistant Coach: Caroline Crandall
Growing up in Saratoga Springs, NY, Coach Crandall has a strong passion for sports and athletics. Crandall played four years of varsity soccer and lacrosse in high school and continued her soccer career at the collegiate level at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. She received Liberty League All-Academic Team in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The St. Lawrence women's soccer team earned its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1989 during Coach Crandall's senior season in the fall of 2015. Currently, Crandall enjoys instilling her passion for the game in young athletes through coaching. She has most recently been the St. Paul’s School Girl’s Varsity Soccer assistant coach and the St. Paul’s School Girl’s JV Lacrosse coach for the past two years. Crandall has also coached several camps and clubs including STLGSA, FC Freeze, Lake Placid Soccer Camp, Team Prep Camp, Caramba. In addition to coaching, Crandall teaches Math 2 and AP Calculus AB at Pingree since 2018