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Lauren Schmidt

Director of Coaching

Lauren Schmidt originally hails from Bay Shore, NY where she played for the Yellow Jacket Club Team. She then played at D1 Stanford University, where she was a 4 year starter, 2 year captain, All American, 2 time Conference Player of the Year, and lead the team to four Conference Championships and several NCAA appearances. 
She also played on the US National Team, and for Team STX, the precursor to the Professional Women's League. 
She coached at D1 Fresno State and UC Berkeley, where she oversaw the Defense, Midfield and Draw Circle. She also coached 2x Conference Player of the Year Megan Tackas at Cal. 
Lauren left Cal to work with the then-fledgling Bearlax/Tenacity Club Team. She oversaw the growth of Tenacity from a few teams in the Bay Area to 16 teams in California, and coached countless players to have the opportunity to play collegiate lacrosse at every level. 

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Lily Shalz

Timberline Black Team Coach

Local Boise Star Lily Shalz is returning for the summer to work with our camps, clinics and as the Co-Coach of the Timberline Black Team. 

Lily had a distinguished career at Bishop Kelly, where she was recruited to play at Division 1 University of Oregon. 

Lily's sophomore year was cut short, but in an abridged season she was able to start in all 7 games, was one of eight players in the Pac-12 with double-digit draw controls and ground balls. She had 5 or more draw controls in two games, and tied for 2nd on the team with 6 caused turnovers and 10 ground balls. 

Lily played in all 18 games her freshman year and started in 11, an unheard of feat for a freshman. As a defender she picked up 16 ground balls over the course of the season, and won 18 draw controls for the Ducks. 

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Abby Escandon

Timberline White Team Coach

Abby Escandon returns to Boise after a distinguished career at DII Fort Lewis in Colorado. Abby will be coaching Timberline camps, clinics and as the Co-Head Coach of the Timberline White Team.

Serving as both an attacker and a midfielder at Fort Lewis, Abby was the leading scorer her senior year, and was one of the top scorers in the RMAC. She was voted First Team All-RMAC after leading her team to the conference semi-final game. She also garnered All-Academic awards in the 2021 season. 

Abby won 2 State Championships while playing for Rocky Mountain High School in Boise, was a part of several All-Star teams and was a four year starter. 

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Maddie Northcut

Timberline Black Team Coach

Maddie Northcut returns to Boise after graduating early with Cum Laude from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Maddie will be the head Coach of the Timberline Green Team.

 

She has played lacrosse for twelve years, four years on Eagle High School’s Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team, seven years on various summer club teams, and played three years in NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse at Regis as an attacker and midfielder.

 

At Regis she won two RMAC conference championships and appeared in two NCAA DII tournaments. She earned 2x RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll and five semesters on the Academic Deans List in the Anderson College of Business and Computing. She accumulated 30 goals, 10 Assists, and 13 ground balls in her collegiate career. 

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Kali Ronhovdee

Timberline White Team Coach

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Kali started playing lacrosse in the 6th grade and was a starting varsity freshman for Boise High, captain her senior year, and nominated to play in the Idaho All Star games and the HS National Tournament. She was a player and captain for Lauren Schmidt’s first Timberline team in 2018. It has been an amazing experience to learn and grow and to now become a coach for the same team that she loved as a player. Kali is now a practice player for Boise State University Women’s Lacrosse Club as she pursues a bachelor’s in Biology.

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Sophie Kamanski

Timberline North Team Coach

Following her career at UCLA playing D1 Club Lacrosse, Sophie continued to pursue her love for the sport through coaching. Since graduating, she has had the pleasure of coaching multiple high school club teams, including STEPS CA and Timberline, before she eventually went back to Westwood to co-head coach the 2022 UCLA Lacrosse season. There, she helped bring her old team back to Nationals after two years of being shut down due to Covid. Since then, she's moved to Bozeman, MT, where she is enjoying the ability to continue to coach for both the Bozeman and Timberline club programs, and she is also taking time to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities Bozeman has to offer. Outside of lacrosse, Sophie loves hiking, skiing, and pretty much anything outdoors. She is also pursuing her private pilot's license at a flight school in Bozeman.

 

While at UCLA, Sophie played midfield and won All League and All American awards during her sophomore and junior seasons. During her junior (2019) season, she was awarded the WWLL Player of the Year and the UCLA Club Sports Athlete of the Year. She was a captain for the team during her junior and senior year, before covid ended the Bruins' season early in 2020. She was also the club president during her senior year (2019-2020) season.

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Timberline Coaching Core

Director of Coaching

The Timberline Coaching Core is a highly trained group of coaches that helps at practices, camps and clinics. These coaches have not only shown a passion for the game and are dynamic role models for our players, they go through hours of training to fine tune their coaching skillset. 

If you are interested in getting involved, please send us an email at:

timberlinelacrosseclub@gmail.com

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