Camp Director/Head Coach
Jackie Dando enters her sixth season at the helm of LVCs womens lacrosse team in 2018, after guiding the Dutchmen to yet another postseason berth in 2016. LVC went 5-11 in 2016 but came out of the MAC Commonwealth with a solid 5-3 mark, good enough to make the Tournament for the fifth-consecutive season. Emma Jones, Makenzie Kelley and Jen Eck were all named to the All-Conference First Team, while rookie goalie Hannah Oliveras earned Honorable Mention.
In 2015, Dando led the Dutchmen to their third consecutive ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament appearance. The Dutchmen went 12-8 overall and featured five all-conference honorees with Bailey Benz and Sam Boyce on the first team, Tori Kuntz and Emily Moatz on the second team, and Brooke Stoltzfus earning an honorable mention nod.
In 2014, Dando led Lebanon Valley to a second straight ECAC championship after a season that saw the Dutchmen go 16-4 and earn a Commonwealth Conference tournament berth. Bailey Benz became the programs first IWLCA All-American under Dandos watch that spring and was one of five all-conference team honorees.
Laura Richmond enters her first season with Lebanon Valley in 2016. Richmond is a graduate of Widener University where she played lacrosse and earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management in 2013 and graduated Cum Laude.
During her senior season with the Pride, Richmond started in all 17 games, scoring 24 goals with six assists, to go along with a shot percentage of .472. She picked up 12 ground balls and controlled 15 draws as well. As a junior, she started in seven games and scored 18 goals on 40 shots, while picking up 10 ground balls and recorded 16 draw controls.
Post graduation, Richmond began her coaching career by guiding the Lampeter-Strasburg Youth Lacrosse (Fifth and sixth grade) for two seasons in 2014-15. She then moved on to coach Hershey Youth Lacrosse for one year in 2015, and is currently coaching the Lancaster Xtreme 2021 Club Team. Richmond will coach LVCs attack in the spring.Richmond currently resides in Annville.
Alexandra Stambaugh will join Lebanon Valleys womens lacrosse coaching staff for the 2018 season.
Stambaugh recently completed her career at Division I Monmouth University where she served as Community Service Committee Chair, organizing various volunteer events over her four years. She finished her playing career with 28 goals, 18 assists, and 17 ground balls. As a senior, Stambaugh was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma at Monmouth, which recognizes high academics and athletic achievements.
The Harrisburg native attended Central Dauphin East High School, leading her womens lacrosse squad to their first PIAA Districts appearance. She had a successful high school career in both lacrosse and field hockey, earning a varsity starting spot all four years, being appointed captain for each sport, as well as being named MVP each year. Stambaugh was recognized each year on the All-Conference teams for field hockey and lacrosse, as well as being placed on the PennLive “Big 11” team. As a senior at CD East, she was named the “Female Athlete of the Year” after leading all womens lacrosse players in Pennsylvania with 134 goals. She ended her four-year career with 256 tallies. Stambaugh coaches a local lacrosse club, Black Dog, and will be assisting Coach Dando with LVCs attacking unit as well as recruitment.
Marina Venezia will begin coaching with LVCs womens lacrosse team before the 2018 season. Venezia played her lacrosse at Division I Lehigh University.
The Long Island, N.Y. native began playing lacrosse during her freshman year of high school and won County and Long Island Championships to go along with a runner-up finish at states in her junior season. As a goalie, she worked closely with Al Bertolone, who is now the head coach at Mt. Sinai and coached the team to three state championships. Venezia played at Lehigh for three years but could not compete in her fourth season due to injury.
The chemical engineering major has worked with several goalies in Long Island at the high school and collegiate levels, and currently she coaches the goalies at Xtreme Club Lacrosse.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Lebanon Valley College is pleased to welcome Jared Hatz as the schools first strength and conditioning coach.
Hatz joins LVC with nearly five years experience in the strength and conditioning field. His most recent position was at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. where he was the institutions head strength and conditioning coach. His responsibilities included working primarily with the boys ice hockey, boys lacrosse, and girls lacrosse programs while providing instruction to a number of other varsity sports programs.
Hatz has earned numerous professional certifications from a variety of respected health organizations, including NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist certification, USA Weightlifting level 1 certification, certification from CISSN and Precision Nutrition as a sports nutritionist, functional movement screen level 2 certification, and certification from the American Heart Association in CPR & AED and first aid.