Camp Director/Head Coach
Jackie Dando enters her eighth season at the helm of LVC’s women’s lacrosse team in 2020 after guiding the Dutchmen to their first-ever MAC Commonwealth Title in 2019.
Dando led LVC to a 12-8 overall record and the program’s first-ever conference title and trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team reached the Second Round after defeating the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in the First Round. She also guided Jen Eck to a MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Year award and four others to all-conference nods, including Veronica Venezia, who landed on the First Team, as well as Brittany Hathaway, Makenzie Kelley, and Morgan Ernst, who each were named to the Second Team.
Dando guided LVC to a 12-4 regular-season record and won seven more games than in 2017. LVC had two separate four-game win streaks, and its 7-1 conference record was its best since Dando took over as head coach. For her efforts, Dando earned her first MAC Commonwealth Coach of the Year award. Dando guided several players to All-Conference nods, including Veronica Venezia, who was named the MAC Commonwealth Rookie of the Year. Additionally, Makenzie Kelley, Jen Eck, and Leah Franklin earned first team honors, and Emma Jones was named to the second team.
Alexandra Stambaugh enters her second season as an assistant coach in 2019.
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 women’s 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 women’s lacrosse players in Pennsylvania with 134 goals. She ended her four-year career with 256 tallies. Stambaugh is the head coach of the Xtreme Lacrosse Club 2023, and will be assisting Coach Dando with LVC’s attacking unit as well as recruitment.
Marina Venezia enters her second season as an assistant coach in 2019. 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
Jared Hatz is the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of Lebanon Valley College. He joined the school in the fall of 2015.
Hatz came to 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 institution’s 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.