Coaches' Corner

With Maryvale’s extensive athletic offerings also comes incredible coaches, many of whom are Maryvale alumnae and former collegiate athletes. Our coaches bring many years of knowledge to their sports and serve as phenomenal resources and role models to Maryvale students. Learn more about our experienced, championship-winning coaches below.
 

Badminton

Marce Fackler Hughes '88 - Head Varsity and JV Coach

  • Head Varsity and JV Badminton Coach (Four Years)
  • Club Team Coach (Three Years)
  • IAAM Championship Coach (2014, 2016)

Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field

Jason Miller - Head Varsity Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Coach

  • Head Maryvale Varsity Cross Country and Indoor Track & Field Coach (2005-Present)
  • Head Maryvale Varsity Outdoor Track & Field Coach (2008-Present) 
    • Coached Seven Championship Teams
      • Cross Country (2013, 2015, 2016)
      • Indoor Track & Field (2015-16, 2016-17)
      • Outdoor Track & Field (2008, 2016)
    • Started Maryvale Middle School Cross Country Program (Fall 2016)
    • Started Maryvale Middle School Outdoor Track & Field Program (Spring 2015)
    • Started the Varsity Outdoor Track & Field Program (2008)
  • MileSplit Maryland Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year (2015)
  • Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year for Indoor Track & Field (2015-2016)
  • Maryland Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year (2015)
  • Head Calvert Hall Outdoor Track & Field Distance Coach (2005, 2006)
  • Assistant Maryvale Varsity Cross Country and Indoor Track & Field Coach (2004-2005)
  • USATF Level I Certified Track and Field Coach
  • Member of Towson University Cross Country and Track & Field Teams (2000-2004)
  • Member of Calvert Hall Cross Country and Track & Field Teams (1997-2000)
    • Member of Multiple High School Championship Teams

Kyle Reagan - Assistant Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Coach

  • Assistant Maryvale Cross Country and Track & Field Coach (2005-Present)
    • Concentration in Distance, Middle Distance and Jumping Events
    • Coached Winning High Jump Team in Outdoor Track & Field for Seven Year in a Row
    • Coached High Jump Conference Record Holder Lacey Shuman ’10 (Jumped 5’10”)
    • Coached 14 Division I Track Athletes, Five Baltimore Sun Athletes of the Week and 12 All-Metro Selections
  • Member of Cross Country and Track Teams at Salisbury University and Towson University
    • Ranked Eighth All-Time in Towson University History in Men’s 10,000M Run
  • Member of Mount Saint Joseph High School Cross Country and Track Teams
    • Ran Cross Country and Track for 12 Seasons
    • Won Five MIAA Team Championships

Lauren Pierce '10 - Assistant Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Coach

  • Assistant Maryvale Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Coach (2014-Present)
  • Four-Year Member of Maryvale Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Teams as a Sprinter and Jumper

Olivia Tauypen ’15 - Assistant Outdoor Track & Field Coach

  • Assistant Maryvale Outdoor Track & Field Coach (2017-Present)
  • Member of St. John’s University Track & Field Team (2015-2016)
  • Member of Maryvale Track & Field Team
    • Ran Track for Seven Seasons
    • Three-Time Captain
    • Beast-Mode Award Recipient (Junior Year)
    • Most Valuable Player Award Recipient (Sophomore Year)

Megan Wall - Assistant Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Coach

  • Assistant Maryvale Track & Field Coach (Four Years)
    • Concentration in Pole Vaulting
  • Level I Certified Track & Field Coach
  • Four-Year Member of University of South Carolina Track & Field Team
  • Member of Dulaney High School Track & Field Team – Pole Vaulter, Sprinter and Hurdler
    • Achieved a Top Mark of 12’1” in High School Pole Vault
    • Four-Time 4A State Pole Vault Champion
    • Maryland State Indoor and Outdoor Record Holder

Heather Nerenberg '13 - Head Middle School Cross Country Coach

  • Head Maryvale Middle School Cross Country Coach (2016-Present)
  • Assistant Maryvale Middle School Track & Field Coach (2017-Present)
  • Assistant Maryvale Varsity Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Coach (2016-Present)
  • Member of Stevenson University Track & Field Team (2014-2015)
  • Member of Maryvale Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Teams (2009-2013)
    • Ran 12 Varsity Seasons
    • Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award Recipient (2013)
    • Most Improved Athlete Award Recipient (2010)

Lia Testerman - Head Middle School Outdoor Track & Field Coach

  • Head Middle School Outdoor Track & Field Coach (2016-Present)
  • Assistant Varsity Indoor Track & Field Coach (2016-Present)
  • Two-Year Varsity Member of High School Track & Field Team
    • Earned First Place in High Jump and Placed in Relays
    • Competed in UCBAC Championships and Regional Championships

    Lacrosse

    Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2012-Present)
    • Nike Coach of the Year (2013)
    • Under Armour All-American Coach (2012-Present; Champions Four Years in a Row)
    • Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year (2012)
    • Varsity Sports Network Coach of the Year (2012)
    • Maryvale Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2011)
    • Maryvale Middle School Lacrosse Coach (2010)
    • Seton Keough Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2007-2009)
    • Oldfields Head JV Lacrosse Coach (2005-2007)
    • Salisbury University Division III Lacrosse Player 
      • National Finalists (2005)
      • Semi-Finalists (2004)
      • CAA Champions (2003)
    • Maryvale Varsity Lacrosse Player
    • Skywalkers Lacrosse Club Player
    • Chair of Greater Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse

    Emily Vitrano Waugh ’03Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2013-Present)
    • Under Armour All-American Assistant Lacrosse Coach (2012)
    • Oldfields Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2010-2012)
    • Maryvale Middle School Lacrosse Coach (2008-2009)
    • William and Mary Division I Lacrosse Team Player
      • Captain (2007)
      • Senior Athlete of the Year (2007)
      • Tewaaraton Watch List (2007)
      • CAA Player of the Week (2006)
      • Feffie Barnhill Leadership Award Recipient (2006)
      • Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week – Honorable Mention (2006)
      • Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd (2006)
      • CAA Rookie of the Year (2004)
      • CAA All-Conference Team (2005)
      • CAA All-Tournament Team (2005)
      • William & Mary Top 10 Ranking – All-Time Leader in Draw Controls (since program began in 1975)
      • William & Mary Top 20 Ranking – All-Time Leader in Points, Goals and Assists (since program began in 1975)
    • Maryvale Varsity Lacrosse Player
      • Member of 2002 Championship Team
      • George G. Litz Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship Award Recipient
    • Skywalkers Lacrosse Club Player 

    Nikki Puszcz ’10Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2016-Present)
    • C2 Lacrosse Club Technical Director
    • C2 2022 Red Team Head Lacrosse Coach (2015-Present)
    • Maryvale Head Middle School A Team Lacrosse Coach (2015)
    • Four-Year Starter for University of Oregon Division I Lacrosse Team
      • Two-Year Captain (2012-2014)
      • Member of 2012 MPSF Conference Championship Team
      • MPSF Second Team (2012, 2014)
      • MPSF All-Tournament  Team (2012, 2014)
      • MPSF All-Academic Team (2012, 2013, 2014)
      • IWLCA Honor Roll (2013, 2014)
      • University of Oregon Top 10 All-Time Ranking – Points, Goals, Assists, Ground Balls, Draw Controls and Caused Turnovers
    • Four-Year Player for Maryvale Varsity Lacrosse Team
      • Maryvale Midfielder Award Recipient (2010)
      • Maryvale Most Improved Player Award Recipient (2007)
    • ROME Lacrosse Club Player
    • US Lacrosse Magazine’s Give & Go Featured Player (Summer 2012)

    Brian GregoryGoalie Coach

    • Maryvale Varsity Goalie Coach (2016-Present)
    • St. Paul’s School for Girls Varsity Goalie Coach (Two Years)
    • ROME Lacrosse Club Head Coach (Seven Years)
    • Rec Council Lacrosse Coach for Boys and Girls (Eight Years)
    • Private Goalie Coach
    • University of Virginia Division I Goalie
    • All-American Goalie
    • Dulaney High School Goalie
    • Mt. Washington Wolfpack Club (10 Years)
    • Master and Grand Master Leagues (Eight Years)

    Rachel MaysGoalie Coach

    • Maryvale Varsity Goalie Coach (2016-Present)
    • Four-Year Goalie for Boston College Division I Lacrosse Team
    • Four-Year Goalie for NDP

    Blakely Agnone ’02Head JV Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Head JV Lacrosse Coach (2013-Present)
    • Skywalkers 2021 Team Lacrosse Coach
    • Four-Year Player for SUNY Albany Division I Lacrosse Team
    • Maryvale Varsity Lacrosse Player

    Sydney Hesselbein ’13 Assistant JV Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Assistant JV Lacrosse Coach (2017-Present)
    • Towson University Women’s Club Lacrosse Team Player (2015-2017)
    • Elon University Division I Lacrosse Team Player (2013-2015)
    • Maryvale Varsity Lacrosse Player
      • Towson Times Second Team (2013)
      • Academic All-American (2013)
      • Maryvale Unsung Hero Award Recipient (2013)
      • IAAM Championship Appearance with Runner-Up Finish (2012)
      • Maryvale Best Hustler Award Recipient (2011)
    • Diamond’s Lacrosse Club Player

    Jen NicholasAssistant JV Lacrosse Coach/Assistant Third Squad Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Assistant JV Lacrosse Coach/Assistant Third Squad Lacrosse Coach (2017-Present)
    • NDP JV Lacrosse Coach
    • Four-Year Player for Villanova University Division I Lacrosse Team
      • Captain (Senior Year)
      • Most Improved Player Award Recipient (Sophomore Year)
    • Four-Year Player at NDP

    Erin PeerHead Third Squad Lacrosse Coach

    • Maryvale Head Third Squad Lacrosse Coach (2017-Present)
    • Level II Certified Lacrosse Coach
    • Falls Church High School Coach of the Year (2012)
    • Ten Years of Coaching Experience
      • Maryvale Preparatory School
      • Barrie School
      • Edlin School
      • Falls Church High School
      • FCYLL (Falls Church Youth Lacrosse League)

    Monica YeakelHead Middle School A Team Coach

    • Maryvale Head Middle School A Team Coach (2016-Present)
    • Diamonds Lacrosse Club Owner, Director and Coach (More than 25 years of Coaching Experience)
    • Twice-Named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year  
    • UMBC Head Lacrosse Coach (1996-2005)
      • Coached to Only Two NCAA Appearances
      • Coached to Only Top-20 Ranking
    • Loyola University Assistant Lacrosse Coach
    • US Lacrosse Team Member (1994-1996)
    • Loyola College (now Loyola University) Division I Lacrosse Player
      • Brine All-American – Honorable Mention (1994)
      • CAA First Team All-Conference (1994)
      • IWLCA All-American First Team – Defender (1994)
      • Two NCAA Final-Four Appearances (1990, 1994)
    • Member of Central League High School State Champion Team (1987)
    • Pennsylvania State High School All-American (1988, 1989)
    • US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee, Greater Baltimore Chapter (2009)

    Alleesha DavidsonHead Middle School A Team Coach

    • Maryvale Head Middle School A Team Coach (2016-Present)
    • Club Lacrosse Coach (10 years)
    • MDSA Head Lacrosse Coach (One Year)
    • MDSA Assistant Lacrosse Coach (Five Years)
    • Howard High school Head Lacrosse Coach (Five Years)
      • Two Regional Championships
      • Two State Final-Four Appearances
    • University of Maryland Division I Lacrosse Player
      • Member of 1986 NCAA Championship Team
    • IAAM Player of the Year
    • MDSA IAAM Championship Team
    • MSDA First Team All-American
    • Howard County Rec and Parks Lacrosse Board Member
      • Head of Training and Team Evaluations (Seven Years)
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