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Collaboration within our community to create more opportunities to develop talent and growth for the sport of lacrosse.
Contact us if you are interested in coaching, officiating, or hosting clinics and events at The Lax Box!
Prior to coaching in Florida, Coach Braun started several youth and middle school programs in Dallas, TX including The Hockaday School, Dallas Lax Club, Bridge Lacrosse, and the GameBreakers and Bratva Camps. She also was the assistant coach to her Alma Mater, University of Dallas (DIII) lacrosse program. In addition to playing lacrosse, she also played basketball at UD. Throughout her lacrosse career she was a four year letter winner, named MVP (2007), and held records for the most career games, goals, and points (2007).
Fun Fact: Coach Braun scored the first goal in Texas Women's Lacrosse NCAA history!
2002 HS All District 1st Team- Defense
2002 HS All Region Honorable Mention - Defense
2003 HS All District 2nd Team- Midfield
2003 State (Virginia) High School Senior All Star Tournament
2003 Selected Commonwealth Tournament Team
2004-2007 Queens University of Charlotte (DII)
2006 Inside Lacrosse Nike Player of the Week Honorable Mention
2006 WomensLacrosse.com DII Player of the Week Honorable Mention
2006 CVAC Conference Honorable Mention
2007 Queens Offensive MVP
4 year starter-Midfield
2004-2007 Top 10 career stat leader for points, draw controls, and ground balls
Current Top 10 career stat leader for draw controls and ground balls.
2009- Selected AIST Women’s Lacrosse International Team
2018- United World Games Team America - Prague Cup
Prince William County youth lacrosse volunteer coach
Varsity Assistant Coach Potomac Sr High School
Player Her Sports Youth Coach
Stick with Us Lacrosse Coach (fall, winter, summer programs)
Weddington High School JV Head Coach
Weddington High School Varsity Head Coach
Co-Head Coach Carolinas region US Lacrosse National High School Tournament Team
Co-Director Planet Lacrosse Girls Program
Site Director Connor McKemey Lax Jamboree Charity Tournament
Certified North Carolina Official
Queens University of Charlotte Women’s Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach
Freedom Lacrosse Coach/Site Director for winter and summer programs (Charlotte, NC)
Episcopal High School Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach – 2012 District Champions
ESJ Girl’s Summer Lacrosse Program – Head Coach
2011-2014 Certified Florida Official
i9 Sports Girls and Boys Youth Lacrosse Coach
Started the Bolles Girls Varsity Lacrosse Program, Head Coach
Freedom Lacrosse Clinic Summer Program Coach/Director (Jacksonville, FL)
Guest Coach St. Augustine High School
Guest coach for several developmental programs within North Florida area (i.e. Swerve Lax, Creeks Youth, Salt Run Lax)
Current volunteer Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach, Mandarin Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Co-Head Coach Jax Surge Lax
Co-Coach United World Games Team America - Prague Cup
Head Coach UNF Women's Lacrosse Club
Fun Fact: Coach Chris' uncle played on the first HBCU lacrosse team at Morgan State University in the 1970's, known as the "Ten Bears".
COACHES & PROGRAM PARTNERS
SHEA WILLIAMS - JAX SURGE LAX HS & MS COACH
NOAH ZINK - JAX SURGE LAX ASSISTANT GOALIE COACH
KEN ZINK - JAX SURGE LAX GOALIE COACH
ZACK & JOVIE BELLIN - MANDARIN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
ERIN MERCER - NORTH FLORIDA OFFICIAL
CEINWEN SIMPSON - NORTH FLORIDA OFFICIAL
MARISSA LUKE - NORTH FLORIDA OFFICIAL
SALT RUN LAX