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Coach Claire English

Current Team
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Claire grew up in Sykesville, Maryland and began playing lacrosse at age 6.  She played four years of lacrosse and field hockey at Century High School where Claire won two State Championships as a Sophomore and a Senior. She was part of the Check-Hers 2009 team.
From there Claire went on to play lacrosse at Hofstra University. She appeared in 68 games tallying 40 goals and 47 assists. Claire graduated from Hofstra University in 2013.
Claire went on to coach lacrosse at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York for three years.  Her primary focus was coaching the attack and monitoring academics and team travel. Claire graduated from Long Island University in 2015 with a Masters Degree.

Assistant Coach Kara Strack

Current Team
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Kara grew up and has lived her whole life in Carroll County. She played both soccer and lacrosse at Francis Scott Key high school and graduated in 2013, earning second team honors for soccer junior and senior year and honorable mention for lacrosse junior year. She played for CMD for 2 seasons while in high school. Kara then attended Lebanon Valley College where she continued to play both sports and major in Biology for all 4 years, competing in the MAC playoffs each year as well as ECACs. Returning home in 2017, she was dual enrolled in nursing school at Carroll Community College and Stevenson University for her ADN and BSN degrees. She is currently working as a travel nurse. She began coaching at Francis Scott Key high school with the girls lacrosse team in 2020. And is super excited to have this opportunity to teach and grow the game of lacrosse with our local youth girls!


Goalie Coach Heather Burnham

Heather Burnham
Current Team
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Heather graduated from Messiah University where she played for the women’s lacrosse team as a goalie. Heather grew up in Westminster, Maryland and played for the recreational league Westminster Area Lacrosse (WAX) and continued her lacrosse career playing for the Winters Mill High School JV and Varsity teams. Throughout high school she helped coach goalie clinics and further developed her skills in private sessions. She also assisted in coaching clinics through Carroll County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and has experience working with athletes from third grade- high school.

During her college career, Heather was third in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) in number of saves and led her team in groundballs prior to the season being shortened by Covid-19. As a junior her team won the conference championship with an undefeated record which qualified them to compete in the NCAA Division 3 tournament where they made it to the Elite 8. In the Elite 8 match Heather made a season high of 12 saves and ended the game with a save percentage of over 50%. 

 Heather will be joining our 2028 Black team coaching staff as well as assisting with position specific training for the goalies of CheckHers Elite.

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 Tournament Schedule

FALL – 2022

National Fall Fest – 10/22


Spring – NGLL -2023

Summer -2023


Live Love Lax-6/10 & 6/11

Beach Blast-6/24 & 6/25

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Upcoming Events › 2028 Black

October 2022

National Fall Lax Festival

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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November 2022


November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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June 2023


June 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Live, Love, Lax

June 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Beach Blast

June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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