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Girls Coaches Socal Express

The SoCal Express Girls have a wonderful coaching staff with years of experience to help grow and develop these lacrosse players on and off the field. 

Girls Coaches

“As the JSerra High School Head Coach and Pomona Pitzer College Assistant, it is an honor to collaborate with peers at both levels through SoCal Express.  We make ourselves better when we make each other better!  I love the game of lacrosse and helping players be their best while seeing them make friends with players from other programs!  It has been a blast helping to grow the game of lacrosse in Southern California in a collaborative way with other fun and talented coaches!”

  • Dan Kirkpatrick - Current Chapman University (NCAA D III) Head Coach

  • Olivia Smart- Current Edison Co-Head Coach
    Olivia Smart graduated in 2015 from Foothill High School. She just finished her
    final semester at Cal State Fullerton and has graduated with a degree in Child
    and Adolescent Development. Olivia began coaching when she was 17 years
    old and coaching has been her passion ever since. Currently, she is the head
    coach at Edison High School. In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time with
    her dog, Piper, and going camping with her Dad.
    “I have been a coach for seven years now. I love coaching because I get to be
    a part of a player’s journey. Coaching for SoCal is great because of the
    relationships that I have made with other coaches and players.”


  • Megan Armes - Mission Viejo HS Head Coach / St. Mary's NCAA D I Player
    "I've loved coaching for SoCal the past 3 years because we emphasize supporting each other on and off the field. We enjoy the entire process and share the responsibility for the success as well as the failures. It's the club I'd want my family to play for.”


  • Gaby Fukumura - Pomona College NCAA DIII Player (All American Goalie)

  • Bob Mezeul - Former Santa Margarita Head Coach and Current UCI
    "Two things standout when asked why I've been coaching for SoCalExpress from the start. First, the organizational mission and genuine player focus of the managing partners Honors the Game above all.  And an impressive staff of coaches with an unequaled range of lacrosse experienced and the result is the premier lacrosse developmental entity and showcase for collegiate engagement offered in the Southern California region." 


  • Makenna Pietras - Former SoCal Express Player/Graduate


  • Aly Bryant - 2021 graduate of Edison High School, where she played
    for the Chargers. Coached by Rob Hendrixs, Jeff Newman and Olivia Smart. 
    Was the varsity team MVP in both 2019 and 2021, earning First Team
    All-Sunset League honors after both campaigns. She was a First Team
    All-CIF Southern Section pick as a senior in 2021.  
    She served as the team captain from 2019-21.


  • Blakely Malpass - Member of the Edison High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 
    Scored 145 goals in her career. She was named first-team all-conference as a senior.

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