Updated: Sep 23, 2021
The James Vick Foundation is pleased to present our new women's lacrosse coaching staff!
As the Vipers prepare for a loaded tournament slate in October, we are beyond excited to introduce the coaches that will lead them into battle.
Earlier this week Rutgers women's lacrosse alum Amanda Rosen officially came on board as the Interim Head Coach for the ball club.
Coach Rosen played her lacrosse at Rutgers University, and overseas, the former Scarlet Knight brings decades of experience as a coach and an elite athlete to our program at the perfect time, her ability to teach, to develop, and the cultivate athletes is invaluable to a club in it's formative stages!
Coach Rosen was kind enough to release a statement to the JVF as she prepares to take over the reigns of a team on the verge.
"I am extremely excited to work with these young women because I know the lessons they learn on the JVF field will transcend lacrosse. These skills will translate to helping them managing expectation of their teachers, parents and friends, to social skills and succeeding with their hobbies, their health, personal development and simply making sense of the world around them. Besides teaching lacrosse skills, strategy and love for the game, it brings me such joy to make a positive impact by helping set kids on a path towards lifelong wellness.
"My goal this fall is to develop and maintain well-rounded lacrosse players who work to constantly improve individual stick skills, establish an understanding of the team concept, and apply these skills successfully at a competitive level. While tirelessly working to improve performance, our athletes will be coached to apply their knowledge on the field and continue to advance their understanding of the game".
"Combined with their passion for the game and Kelsey and I’s positive feedback, our goal is to create elite lacrosse players who demonstrate success at the highest level of play possible".
Joining Coach Rosen is our new Associate Head Coach Kelsey Darcy!
Coach Darcy has played at all three levels, first as a club player, then for Cheshire Academy, and then Springfield College!
Coach Darcy brings discipline, strategy, and an incredible ability to connect with the athletes, she also will be helping our girls with recruiting, we believe the paring of her and coach Rosen will give our athletes everything they need to succeed as they prepare for two separate major tournament appearances.
Coach Darcy was kind enough to release a statement as well.
“I am very excited to be working with this group of girls for several reasons. They are extremely hard working, fun to be around, and they love the game just like I do. For some these girls are experiencing the next level play for the first time which is so exciting. These girls will develop such critical skills to have with them on and off the field that will stick with them forever. It’s a great foundation to be apart of and these girls know it. I wish this was around when I was growing up, though I’m extremely lucky to be coaching for and apart of something as great as the JVF.
For this fall I hope we achieve becoming more of a family with a tight team bond, getting our seniors all situated with where they want to play in college, and to let these girls play at the next level. All while of course having fun and letting people really understand that team Vipers mean business."
The JVF Vipers will open the season October 24th at the Knickerbocker Classic in New Jersey before returning home to Connecticut October 31st for the Fall Lacrosse Series. The ladies will wrap up the season at the massive New England Showcase November 7th in Masschusetts.