COACHES

MAGGIE POPE

Maggie is not only one of the founders of Tempest Lacrosse, she coaches our Elite Teams and off-season clinics.  Maggie played attacking midfield throughout high school and college.  She played Division II lacrosse for Philadelphia University.

Maggie has been coaching lacrosse since 2010 and has held positions at the High School and Club level.  

In addition to club lacrosse, she was selected as one of three coaches for the Under Armor National Midwest All-American team for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021.

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MEGAN NOONE

Megan Noone is one of the founders of Tempest Lacrosse and also coaches year round for the Elite Teams and clinics.  Megan played attack for LIU-CW Post, a Division II program.

Megan began coaching in 2014 at Westerville Central High School.  She then served as the Head Coach of Olentangy Orange High School for four years before she became the first coach in history at Olentangy Berlin High School where she coached until 2020.  In 2019, Megan was named OCC Buckeye Coach of the Year for her work leading the Berlin Bears to an 8-win first season.  Megan has coached at the club/travel level since 2010.

An active member of the lacrosse community, Megan has coached three Ohio National Teams as well as an Under Armor National Midwest team in 2016.

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KAELA SMITH

Kaela Smith, one of the founders of Tempest Lacrosse, coaches the Elite Teams and off-season clinics.  Kaela played defense at Division III Mount Union College where she helped lead the team to three conference championships and three NCAA appearances. 

After graduation, Kaela returned to Columbus and began coaching at Pickerington High School Central in 2017.  Kaela coached at Bexley High School from 2018-2020.  Kaela is currently the Asisstant coach at Capital University.  She has coached travel lacrosse for multiple years and has assisted players in the recruiting process.

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ELLA GRAVITT

Ella Gravitt has been with Tempest Lacrosse since 2020 and is one of the specialized goalie coaches. 

 

Ella started playing lacrosse at 8 years old in Mason, Ohio for a new youth league. She continued playing in Mason until 2012, when she moved to Granville, Ohio. Ella had a standout career while at Granville and graduated in 2020. She received elite goalie training throughout her youth and high school career.   Ella is currently a junior goalie at Division I Kent State University.

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KATURAH EMERY

Katurah Emery is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Olentangy High School. She has coached year round for  Elite Teams and clinics throughout Central Ohio. Katurah played defense, attack and midfield during her career at Wittenberg University, a Division III program.

 

She now serves as the Assistant Varsity Coach of Westerville North High School. Katurah began coaching in 2018 at a local elite club program and has been coaching ever since. This will be Katurah’s second year with Tempest Lacrosse.

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SAM ABRAHAMSAN

Samantha Abrahamsen is one of the middle school coaches for Tempest Lacrosse. She played goalie for Westerville Central High School and later at Muskingum University, a Division III program.

 

Sam started her coaching career during the 2017/2018 season as a part of the Westerville South High School coaching staff. After getting a year of experience under her belt, Sam transitioned over to Olentangy Berlin High School where she coached from 2018-2020. Currently, Sam is coaching the JV girls lacrosse team for Hilliard Bradley High School.

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DACEY REDMAN

Dacey Redman is a coach for the Tempest middle school teams and has experience in every position on the field. Dacey started her Lacrosse career in the Olentangy School District and later on played for and graduated from Olentangy Berlin High School. 

 

Dacey is currently playing for Grand Valley State University’s Division II WCLA Club team in Michigan.

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MEGAN KOZAR

Megan is a graduate of Upper Arlington High School where she was a standout attacker and won multiple State Championships.  She currently plays Division I lacrosse at Kent State University.

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SOPHIE ZIMMERMAN

Sophie Zimmerman started playing lacrosse in 4th grade and played throughout high school at Pickerington North. Sophie played midfield for Walsh University, a Division II program, for 2 years. She is now a senior at Ohio University, studying early childhood education. 

 

Sophie played club lacrosse for elite central Ohio programs. She started her coaching career for Pickerington’s middle school team and has also volunteered with Pickerington North’s girls lacrosse program. This is her first year with Tempest Lacrosse and she is super excited for this summer season!

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CIEANNA JONES

Cieanna Jones played goalie for Pickerington Central High school; at the end of her senior year, she was awarded OCC first team. She also has a record for most saves in a season and was awarded defensive player of the year. She also played goalie at Muskingum University for two years. 

 

During her time as an undergraduate, she floated around different high schools to train goalies. This year, Cieanna became the Head Coach of Pickerington Ridgeview Junior High School Girls Lacrosse team. This will be her first year coaching for Tempest lacrosse. Cieanna began coaching club lacrosse in 2017.

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GABBY STERN

Gabby Stern graduated from Hilliard Darby High School in 2020. At Darby, she played attack on varsity for 4 years and also served as team captain.

 

Gabby has played for various club teams all around central Ohio. Gabby currently plays attack and midfield at Wittenberg University. She is studying Nursing with a minor in Psychology. This past year, she won the “Iron Tiger” award. The “Iron Tiger” is awarded to a student athlete who demonstrates effort, toughness,  family mindset, and strong leadership qualities.

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AUDREY SMITH

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Audrey competed for Granville High School in 2017 & 2018 where she was a standout midfielder.  She transferred to IMG Academy her junior year and played as midfielder and attacker for the remainder of her high school career. Audrey has competed in summer league and multiple select tournaments such as Under Armor and Maryland Select.  She currently plays at Division I University of Albany and intends to transfer to Division I Furman University this fall. 

 

Audrey volunteered with the youth recreational league in Granville for a number of years.  She also volunteered with City Lax, a program based out of downtown Albany, New York.  Audrey is very involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as a coach and collegiate player.

MEGAN DEBOLT

Megan Debolt started playing lacrosse in the 5th grade and played goalie for 7 years. She attended  Pickerington North High School and also played club summer lacrosse for a local program in Ohio. 

 

Spring of 2022 was Megan's first year as a lacrosse coach. She coaches for Ridgeview Junior High School in Pickerington. She plans to continue coaching for them next year. 

 

Megan will enter her senior year at Ohio Dominican University this fall. She is majoring in Middle Childhood Education and Intervention.

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