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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Kathy Taylor

Kathy Taylor

IWLCA President

Kathy Taylor was elected to the Board of Directors as the IWLCA President in May 2017. Her term as IWLCA President will expire in June 2020.

Taylor is the head coach at LeMoyne College. Read Taylor's coaching bio.

Ricky Fried

Ricky Fried

IWLCA Vice President

Ricky Fried was elected to the Board of Directors as the Vice President in 2018. His term as IWLCA Vice-President will expire in June 2021. 

Fried is the head coach at Georgetown University. Read Fried's coaching bio.


Katie  Woods

Katie Woods

IWLCA Treasurer

Katie Woods was elected to the Board of Directors as the IWLCA Treasurer in 2015. Her term as IWLCA Treasurer will expire in June 2019. 

Woods is the head coach at the University of Connecticut. Read Woods' coaching bio.

 


Liz  Grote

Liz Grote

IWLCA Secretary

Liz Grote was elected to the Board of Directors as the IWLCA Secretary in 2017. Her term as the IWLCA Secretary will expire in June 2020.

Grote is the head coach at Bowdoin College. Read Grote's coaching bio.

Division I Representatives

Melissa  Lehman

Melissa Lehman

Division I Representative

Melissa Lehman was elected as a Division I Representative in 2016. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2019.

Lehman is the associate head coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Read Lehman's coaching bio.

Meredith Black

Meredith Black

Division I Representative

Meredith Black was elected as a Division I Representative in 2017. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2020.

Black is the head coach at Marquette University. Read Black's coaching bio.

Missy Doherty

Division I Representative

Missy Doherty was elected as a Division I Representative in 2018. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2021.

Doherty is the head coach at Penn State University. Read Doherty's coaching bio.

Division II Representatives

Meghan Dennehy

Meghan Dennehy

Division II Representative

Meghan Dennehy was elected as a Division II Representative in 2017. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2019.

Dennehy is the head coach at UVa-Wise. Read Dennehy's coaching bio.

Dennis Short

Dennis Short

Division II Representative

Dennis Short was elected as a Division II Representative in 2017. His term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2020.

Short is the head coach at Rollins College. Read Short's coaching bio.

Kelly Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher

Division II Representative

Kelly Gallagher was elected as a Division II Representative in 2018. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2021.

Gallagher is the head coach at the University of Tampa. Read Gallagher's coaching bio.

Division III Representatives

Courtney  Shute

Courtney Shute

Division III Representative

Courtney (Farrell) Shute was elected as a Division III Representative in 2016. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2019.

Shute is the head coach at Tufts University. Read Shute's coaching bio.

Michele Dombrowski

Michele Dombrowski

Division III Representative

Michele Dombrowski was elected as a Division III Representative in 2017. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in May 2020.

Dombrowski is the head coach at Sewanee: The University of the South. Read Dombrowski's coaching bio.

MK Geratowski

MK Geratowski

Division III Representative

MK Geratowski was elected as a Division III Representative in 2018. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2021.

Geratowski is the head coach at Randolph-Macon College. Read Geratowski's coaching bio.

NAIA Representative

Mary Ann Meltzer

Mary Ann Meltzer

NAIA Representative

Mary Ann Meltzer was elected as an NAIA Representative in 2018. Her term on the Board of Directors expires in June 2021.

Meltzer is the head coach at Lawrence Technological University. Read Meltzer's coaching bio.

IWLCA Staff

Gothard  Lane

Gothard Lane

Executive Director

Phone: 443-951-9611

Gothard Lane was named Executive Director of the IWLCA in September 2007. Lane joined the IWLCA after having served as the Director of Championships for the ECAC during the prior two years. With the ECAC, he was responsible for the organization, planning and administration of 98 conference championships involving 320 Division I, II & III universities and colleges involving over 19,000 student athletes.

Prior to joining the ECAC, Lane served as the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at St. Bonaventure University from 1999-2003 and was the Director for Varsity Sports & Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Services at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1982-1999.

Samantha  Ekstrand

Samantha Ekstrand

Legal Counsel

Phone: 919-451-0200

Samantha Ekstrand was named the IWLCA Legal Counsel in 2009. Ekstrand co-founded the law firm Ekstrand & Ekstrand in 2002 and oversees the management of the Firm, evaluates prospective cases, advises on case strategy, drafts and reviews contracts, and prepares simple wills and trusts.

Ekstrand received her J.D. from Duke Law School, and received an M.A. in History from Duke University. While at Duke, she worked as a staff editor for the Duke Law Journal, and served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Duke University Women’s Lacrosse Team.

Ekstrand earned her B.A. in History and Government cum laude from Dartmouth College. As a college lacrosse player, Samantha earned All Academic Honors.

Danie  Caro

Danie Caro

Director of Communications and Membership Operations

Phone: 203-577-5742

Danie Caro was hired as the Director of Communications in the fall of 2015. Caro has over 20 years experience in intercollegiate athletics, and was most recently the head women's lacrosse coach at Quinnipiac University after coaching stops at Stony Brook University, St. Bonaventure University, Colgate University, and Manhattan College. 

Caro ​is no stranger to the IWLCA, as she ​ served as a Division I member of the IWLCA’s Board of Directors from 2011-2015 after having served as President of the organization from 2002-2008. She is a 1993 graduate of Colgate University and also holds master’s degrees from Frostburg State University (Education) and Quinnipiac University (Organizational Leadership).