Meet the Coaches

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Caroline Tesar..Head Coach / Director of Coaches

Lake Bluff, Illinois

Northwestern University graduate.  Played lacrosse on two National Championship teams.  High school All-American and multiple State Championships at Loyola Academy.  She helped launch the Bandits in 2014 before moving out of the area.  She is currently a kindergarten teacher. She is a master coach.

 

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Melissa Paluch

Bandits Head Coach

Lake Forest College Womens Ice Hockey Assistant Coach

LFHS Girls JV Lacrosse Coach

Parma, Michigan

Lacrosse: USLax D2 All American Team, 1st Team All-Conference, Rookie of the Year Women’s Ice Hockey: (4 years varsity-current), Captain – (sophomore year), NCAA appearance (2013-2015), Conference Champs (2013-2014), All Rookie-Team (2012-2013, Honorable-Mention (2012-2013), MVP within team (2012-2013), Melissa is the 3rd player in program history to record 100 career points. Culver Academies (High School ’12): Lacrosse: Varsity starter 2 years at Culver Academies, midfield, State runner-up (junior and senior year). Hockey: 3 year varsity, Captain (junior and senior year); Coaching Experience: Lacrosse: Lake Forest Academy (LFA) – assistant coach (spring 2014), .  Hockey:, Kent State Hockey School (June-Aug. 2010-2013), Coach, Counselor and Assistant, Dorm Director , Jackson Optimist Ice Arena –Jackson, MI (June-Aug. 2014), Coach for summer sessions.  Bandits Lacrosse-Head Coach (Spring 2015-2018) & (Fall 2015-2017). Lake Forest High School Girls JV Coach 2017-2018.   Melissa is also an assistant coach for the Lake Forest College Womens Ice Hockey Team (2017-current).

 

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Kristina Bellemo

Head Coach 7th/8th grades

Varsity Lacrosse & Varsity Hockey, Lake Forest College

Vermont

Coaches U15-U13 Girls Lacrosse

College: Lake Forest College-Junior ’19: Women’s hockey and Lacrosse for the Lake Forest College. High School: Varsity Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse. Coaching: Bandits Lacrosse U13 (Spring 2017, 2018) & (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018). US Lacrosse Level 1 certified.

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Amanda Beaujolie

Head Coach

Varsity Lacrosse & Varsity Hockey, Lake Forest College

 Minnesota

Coaches U11-U13, & 1st/2nd grade Girls Lacrosse

College: Lake Forest College-Junior ’19: Women’s hockey and Lacrosse for the Lake Forest College. High School: Varsity Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse. Coaching: Bandits Lacrosse U11 (Spring 2017, 2018, 2019) & (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018).

 

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Sami Wais

Varsity Lacrosse & Varsity Hockey, Lake Forest College

Coaches U11, U15,Girls Lacrosse

Lake Forest College Senior ’19:  Lake Forest College Women’s Hockey team and Club Lacrosse team.  Coaching: Bandits Lacrosse U11 (Spring 2017, 2018, 2019), U15 (Fall 2016, 2018).

 

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Grace Black, Joscelyn McCoy, Jordan Trapp, Annie Dalton & Jacque Rogers

Assistant Coaches

Coach U9, U11, U13, & U15

 

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