The Canadian Lacrosse Association(CLA) is pleased to announce the appointments of the coaching and support staff that will help lead and mentor Canada’s future stars at next summer’s 2019 FIL U-19 Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario.
A group of highly qualified coaches will join returning head coach Scott Teeter – who led Canada to a historic gold medal at the 2015 FIL U-19 Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship – on their quest for a second consecutive title.
“I am extremely excited to get the chance to work with Team Canada again and look forward to the opportunity to defend our gold medal on home soil,” said Teeter, who also helped guide the senior women’s team to silver medals at both the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup and IWGA World Games in 2017.
The coaching staff will be made up of the following individuals:
Scott Teeter, Head Coach (Shelburne, ON)
Scott Teeter, a resident of Louisville, Kentucky and current head coach of the University of Louisville’s women’s lacrosse team, will return as head coach of Canada’s U-19 women’s field team for the third time. In this role, he has led Canada to a historic gold medal performance at the 2015 U-19 World Women’s Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland (in their first appearance in the finals) and to a bronze medal at the 2011 U-19 Women’s World Championship in Hanover, Germany.
Prior to moving to Kentucky last year, Teeter spent 14 years as the head coach at Canisius College, where he led the program to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He served as an assistant coach at Buffalo State College in 2002 and a student-assistant coach and team manager for Canisius from 1998-2002.
As an athlete, Teeter was a four-year letter-winner for the Canisius College hockey team, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2002 and a master’s degree in physical education (with a concentration in sport psychology and coaching) in 2004. His lacrosse background started in his hometown of Shelburne, Ontario, where he played field lacrosse for his high school and box lacrosse for the nearby Orangeville Northmen.
Allison Daley, Associate Head Coach (Peterborough, ON)
Allison Daley brings over a decade of international experience, as both a player and coach, to this year’s U-19 team. She was an assistant coach with the 2015 U-19 women’s team that won gold and has also played for both the senior and U-19 teams as a goaltender. Most recently, in 2017, she was a veteran presence on the senior team that won silver at both the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England and IWGA World Games in Poland.
Daley is currently the head coach at Canisius College, where she replaced Canadian head coach Scott Teeter just three weeks prior to the start of the 2018 NCAA season. In her first season at the helm, she led the team to the championship game of the MAAC Championship tournament. During her four seasons as a player with Canisius, Daley was a two-time all-conference player and earned IWLCA Regional All-American accolades.
“It is always an honor to have the opportunity to represent your country and I am humbled to have the chance to coach a second time with the Canadian U19 Team,” said Daley. “To have the opportunity to represent Canada and to also have the World Championships in my hometown, where I played for the Canadian U19 Team in 2007, is really special. I’m excited to work alongside an incredible coaching staff to defend our World Championship.”
Katie Ranger (nee Guy), Assistant Coach (Whitby, ON)
Katie Ranger has been an athlete in the women’s national team program for the last 13 years and a coach for the last four years in the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse League. On the field, she was named to the All-World Team at the 2013 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Championship as a defender and was co-captain of the senior women’s team during their 2017 campaign.
While playing at Penn State University, Ranger was the team’s captain and ranked in the top-25 in NCAA Division I for ground balls and caused turnovers. This past season, she was the head coach of the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights and led the team to an undefeated season and an Ontario provincial champions. Ranger is also a national level referee in women’s field lacrosse.
“I am excited and honoured to be named to the coaching staff of the U-19 national team,” said Ranger. “It’s special for me to return as a coach to Peterborough where I had my first experience playing for Team Canada on the U-19 team in 2007.”
Emily Boissonneault, Assistant Coach (Whitby, ON)
Emily Boissonneault is in her third year of coaching at James Madison University and was promoted to associate head coach this year. She was on the sidelines this past season and helped guide the team to their first NCAA Division I national championship and best record at 22-1.
Boissonneault has represented Canada on the last two senior World Cup teams (2017, 2013) and currently plays in the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) for the Boston Storm. She has received numerous awards during her lacrosse career at the University of Detroit, including the Horizon League Women of the Year in 2012 and the President’s Award in 2012, the latter presented to the most outstanding senior student-athlete.
“Being chosen as a member of the U19 coaching staff is a dream,” said Boissonneault.
Kaylin Morissette, Assistant Coach (Courtice, ON)
Kaylin Morissette is currently a third-year coach at the University of Louisville, where she was a four-year starter. As a player with the national team, the midfielder and draw specialist represented Canada at the 2017 and 2013 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cups, as well as at the 2011 FIL U-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
During her playing days at Louisville, she earned four All-Conference, three All-Regional and three All-American honours. For three consecutive years, she ranked second in all of NCAA Division I Women’s lacrosse in draw controls. Upon graduation, she was selected by the Baltimore Brave of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) during their inaugural entry draft.
“I am honoured to be selected as one of the coaches of the U-19 national team,” said Morissette. “I am so excited share my passion for this sport and our country with the next generation surrounded by the people that helped me fall in love with lacrosse in the first place.”
Fred Jenner, Assistant Coach/Team Coordinator (Victoria, BC)
Fred Jenner has been coaching the freshmen and sophomore teams in the Team BC girls field lacrosse program for the last five years. His knowledge of the game and his ability to quickly learn a player’s strengths and weaknesses is one of his most valuable attributes.
Jenner was the team manager for the senior women’s national team at the most recent FIL World Cup in 2017. At the end of the event, he was presented with the FIL Spirit of Lacrosse Award in recognition of his contributions to the team and the national team program. He has also represented Canada as a player with the senior and U-19 men’s teams.
“I’m excited to be back working with Team Canada alongside the coaches and players,” said Jenner. “I’m looking forward to doing all I can for the team so that the coaching staff and players can focus on their goal of repeating as U-19 World Champions.”
A group of dedicated support staff will also assist our athletes in their preparation over the coming months.
- Athletic Therapist – Katie Cirino (Montreal, QC).
- Physician (to be filled shortly)