Carolina Coaching Staff
Jess has coached college lacrosse for over a decade including serving as the head coach at Bucknell University (D1), Randolph-Macon College (D3) and assistant coach at Manhattan College (D1). She holds Levels 1 and 2 US Lacrosse Certifications. Jessica attended the University at Albany (NY) as a D1 player and held many scoring records including leading scorer and 2000 Player of the Year. She founded her own successful elite travel lacrosse program, Virginia Venom, for girls grades 3rd-11th in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Venom had numerous girls go on to play in college, many at the D1 level. She is a clinician to both youth and coaches and helped to develop the High Sierra Lacrosse Club in Nevada (Reno and Tahoe). She has developed and coached lacrosse players in New York as the head coach at Holy Child - taking that team to the highly competitive New York state private school semi finals (first time in program history). She also served as a facilitator for Brave Enterprises, founded by lacrosse legend Crista Samaras, working to design programming to motivate and empower female athletes.
Patricia Alexander has been coaching lacrosse in North Carolina since 2006 and has played an instrumental role in the growth of club and high school girls’ lacrosse in the Triangle region over the past decade. A stalwart on the Carolina Fever (now Ultimate Carolina) staff, Patricia has helped to grow the club program into a nationally recognized name. In 2014, Coach Alexander was named the head coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh. She led the Lady Crusaders to the State Championship game in all four years, winning titles in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Coach Alexander has also coached the prestigious Under Armour All American Highlight team ( 2017 & 2018). A 1994 graduate from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, Alexander was a four year starter on defense under renowned coach Diane Geppi Aikens. She earned captain and MVP honors and as a senior she was also named to All-American and All-Maryland teams after leading her team to a final four appearance in College Park, MD.
Carolina Fever alum and Broughton alum, Sydney was a four year member on the American University lacrosse team. Playing both defense and midfield in college, Sydney earned All-Patriot Academic honors and captain her senior year. She has coached with Fever since college and has worked extensively with players in our area providing private instruction.
Katy has been a fixture in the North Carolina lacrosse scene since 2005, while an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. During that time, she coached the inaugural Carolina Fever Lacrosse teams (now Ultimate Carolina) and has since guided the club over the last 16 years to become one of the most dominant programs in the southeast. Katy has helped over 130 players from North Carolina go on to play at the collegiate level, earning a reputation as a trusted coach and mentor among parents and college coaches alike. In 2013 Katy founded Win Win Sports, the parent company for Carolina Fever as well as local rec program Blast Lacrosse and the Pumpkin Shootout, the largest school-based girls' lacrosse event in the state. In 2017, Katy and former Fever coach Summer Pomeroy, founded the inaugural Cary Academy Chargers varsity girls' program. As a member of the highly competitive TISAC conference, Cary Academy made an early impression under her leadership - becoming a fixture in post-season play after only their first season. Many Chargers earned All-State and All-Conference honors during each of her four years at the helm. Prior to Cary Academy and Carolina Fever, Katy served as the defensive coach at UNC, helping to train a top-ranked defensive unit that included multiple All-Americans and US Team players. Katy is a 2002 graduate of Dartmouth College. She was a four year member of the women's lacrosse team there and was a starting defender in each season. She earned All-Conference and All-America honors and served as a captain her senior year. She also holds an MBA from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.