Colleen, a New York Native, started her lacrosse career at William Floyd High School (NY) while playing for Team 91 where she received all division honors as a high school senior. She spent her college career at Gardner-Webb University as a four year starter on defense and three year captain for the program, playing in all 76 games in her collegiate career and starting in 75. Colleen is a middle school lacrosse coach at Charlotte Country Day School.

Colleen graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and currently works as a certified trauma and emergency nurse.