Meet the Coaches
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 2012 before moving out of the area. She is currently a kindergarten teacher.
Jenna Zilka….Head Coach (5th/6th grades)
Lake Forest, Illinois
Jenna has coached with the Bandits beginning Spring 2021 when she was head coach of the 4th grade Bandits. Fall 2021 Jenna moved over to head coach of the 5th/6th grade Bandits. Prior to Bandits, Jenna was an Assistant coach Girls Lacrosse at Lake Forest High School. Jenna lives in Lake Forest with her husband, John, and their four children.
Head Coach 5th/6th or 7th/8th grades
Varsity Lacrosse & Varsity Hockey, Lake Forest College
Coaches U15-U13 Girls Lacrosse
College: Lake Forest College-Senior ’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, 2019) & (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020). US Lacrosse Level 1 certified.
Coach U9, U11, U13, & U15
Grace Black (3 years), Jordan Trapp (4 years), Annie Dalton (4 years), Emma Tryder (2 years), Karya Dean (2 years), Stokli Ashcroft (2 years), Kenna Bailey, Audrey Bailey (2 years), & Jacque Rogers (3 years)