Originally from Upstate New York, Andrea moved to San Diego from the East Coast in May of 2008, recently making her way back to Charlotte, NC in October 2016. Playing every sport growing up kept Andrea well-rounded; however, it was lacrosse where she excelled. A starter her freshman year on Varsity lacrosse, Andrea aided her team to the State Championship for four consecutive years. Being involved with many extracurricular activities, Andrea was president of Key Club for three years, treasurer of her senior class, and parliamentarian of the student council. She also coached younger kids at the local YMCA in gymnastics, was an ice skating instructor, and worked summers for Parks and Recreation. Growing up, Andrea also played volleyball, basketball, ran track, and was on the swim & dive team. Ultimately, it was lacrosse where she found her passion.
In college, Andrea not only continued her love for athletics by playing lacrosse, but also wrote for various publications, was on several committees, secretary of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, and started substitute teaching when she was 19. Ready to start her life, Andrea graduated a year early from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional & Technical Communication. In 2004, she moved south where she started her entrepreneurial journey, working with the first of four start-up companies.
Over the next few years Andrea lived in Baltimore, MD and Charlotte, NC where she coached girls' lacrosse for middle school, youth leagues, and high school camps. She also helped student-athletes who were interested in playing at the collegiate level by helping them with the recruiting process. Andrea's ability to help kids get excited about what they can accomplish is where she feels the most fulfilled.
Andrea moved to San Diego in 2008, and started off as the Head Varsity lacrosse coach at both public and private high schools, helped coach a competitive club program, and ran numerous clinics and lessons. Andrea coached for four seasons as a middle school girls' coach for the Scripps Ranch Lacrosse Association, and was the Executive Director of SRLax overseeing the boys' and girls' pee-wee and middle school programs for two years. She completed her fifth season as Head Coach at UC San Diego in 2016. In 2014, the Tritons were coined the WWLL Division II Champions in Santa Barbara. Andrea was also named Coach of the Year during the league championship. In 2013, Andrea left her six-figure job in medical sales to pursue her dream and go full-time lacrosse. In February 2016, TEAM Lacrosse Academy was officially born, with the help of co-founder, Katie Williams.
Andrea continues her love of the sport year round by playing post-collegiate lacrosse with San Diego Lacrosse Club, traveling to tournaments in Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas annually. In addition to coaching, Andrea has been involved in several non-profits, charities and served on the board for the San Diego Chapter of USLacrosse, Secretary of Be REAL Students, Secretary of the WWLL (Western Women's Lacrosse League), and Committee Chair for Tackle ALZ (SD Alzheimer's Association). As of October 2016, Andrea moved to Charlotte, NC expanding TEAM Lacrosse Academy, and helping spread the love of lacrosse from Southern California to the East Coast! She was the head varsity lacrosse coach at Providence High School for four years, and was named Coach of the Year for the 2016-2017 season. Andrea currently coaches at Lake Norman Charter where she's a substitute teacher and tutor. Her true passion is to coach, teach and mentor young women to become the best version of themselves as student-athletes on the lacrosse field as well as community leaders.