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IWLCA Elects Five Members to the Board of Directors

By IWLCA Admin, 06/01/20, 2:00PM EDT


President-elect Liz Grote; photo courtesy of Bowdoin College.


IWLCA President Kathy Taylor, the head coach at Colgate University, has announced the results of the 2020 IWLCA Board of Directors election. Five vacancies were contested in this election cycle, including two for Executive Committee positions, and three for NCAA Divisional representatives. All new board members will begin their three-year terms of service on July 1, 2020.

“We’re very excited about our newly elected Board members,” Taylor said. “Each of them has a strong track record of experience in the sport and service to our association that will serve them well in their new roles. We are experiencing unprecedented times and we will need strong leadership to help navigate the obstacles to come. I am confident all of the members of our Board will rise to the challenge of guiding our association towards a brighter future for women’s lacrosse.”

Liz Grote, the head coach at Bowdoin College, was elected as the new IWLCA President. She previously served the IWLCA as both Secretary and as a Division III representative to the Board. She is a member of the Division III All-American committee and serves as the chair of the Pilgrim region.

University of Tampa head coach Kelly Gallagher was elected as the new IWLCA Secretary. She previously served the IWLCA as a Division II representative to the Board. She is a former chair of the Annual Meeting Planning committee, a former member of the Communications and Tournament committees, and is a current voter in the Division II Coaches Poll.

Gabby Capuzzi, associate head coach at the United States Naval Academy, was elected as a Division I representative. She has significant experience serving the IWLCA as a member of the Annual Meeting Planning committee and the Online Video Exchange committee. This will be her first time serving on the Board of Directors.

Meghan Dennehy is the head coach at UVA-Wise and will serve as Division II Representative. Dennehy previously served as a Division II representative from 2017-2019 and has been active as an All-American committee member.

Karrie Moore, head coach at Ithaca College, was elected as a Division III Representative. Moore has been the Division III Chair of the Online Video Exchange committee and was recognized for her contributions to the organization with the IWLCA Service Award in 2019. This will be her first time serving on the Board of Directors.

The IWLCA re-structured the Board of Directors in order to balance Divisional representation in 2017. The new structure includes the four officers comprising the Executive Committee, as well as three Representatives from each NCAA Division and one representing the NAIA. Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three-year term of office.

“I’d like to also recognize outgoing Board members Meredith Black, Dennis Short, and Michele Dombrowski for their service to the IWLCA.” said Taylor. “Their professionalism, commitment to our mission, and willingness to consider disparate viewpoints will be sorely missed.”


2020-21 IWLCA Board of Directors (terms begin July 1)

Liz Grote

Bowdoin College

IWLCA President

Ricky Fried

Georgetown University

IWLCA Vice President

Kelly Gallagher

University of Tampa

IWLCA Secretary

Melissa Lehman

Rutgers University

IWLCA Treasurer

Kathy Taylor

Colgate University

IWLCA Past-President

Missy Doherty

Penn State University

Division I Representative

Lauren Morton

Boston University

Division I Representative

Gabby Capuzzi

US Naval Academy

Division I Representative



Division II Representative

Scott Tucker

Limestone College

Division II Representative

Meghan Dennehy


Division II Representative

MK Geratowski

Randolph-Macon College

Division III Representative

Susan Stuart-Elliott

Colorado College

Division III Representative

Karrie Moore

Ithaca College

Division III Representative

Mary Ann Meltzer

Lawrence Technological University

NAIA Representative


*A vacancy for Division II Representative will be created on July 1 when Kelly Gallagher assumes her new role as IWLCA Secretary. The IWLCA Bylaws stipulate that the Board of Directors will appoint a replacement officer to serve the balance of the term, as it is less than 12 months.