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Collaboration within our community to create more opportunities to develop talent and growth for the sport of lacrosse.
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CO-FOUNDERS

Dr. Meghan Braun

Dr. Meghan Braun

CHristina Anderson

CHristina Anderson

Coach Braun is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified strength and conditioning specialist, Emergency Medical Responder, and certified in manual therapy. She received her Doctorate degree from the University of St. Augustine in 2012, and is the owner of Body Mechanics Physical Therapy. She has worked with athletes throughout her career from youth-adult age groups to provide strength and conditioning, injury prevention and assessment, and physical therapy services to patients and athletes across the Jacksonville area. In North Florida, she has been coaching at the high school level for the past 8 years, helping to start the lacrosse programs at St. Augustine High School and at The Bolles School. She is currently the Mandarin HS Head Coach and has been with the program for the past 5 seasons. She has also coached and had guest appearances at multiple summer clubs and leagues throughout Florida. Coach Braun also coached the 2018 North Florida regional high school national tournament team, and recently competed as a player, coach, and medical staff, with the United World Games Team America in the 2018 Prague Cup.

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!
Coach Chris was a multi-sport athlete who transitioned to lacrosse in her junior year at Potomac Sr. High School (Woodbridge, VA). She continued her lacrosse career playing for the Royals at Queens University of Charlotte (DII). Following graduation, she played on the Charlotte women's club team and was later selected to the AIST Women's Lacrosse International Team where she competed in the London/Ireland Tour. Chris has continued to stay actively involved within the southeast as an official and coach to help grow the game. In the last 15 years she has helped start new high school and club teams, revamped MS and HS programs, directed boys and girls developmental programs, produced multiple collegiate athletes, and has provided position and strategy specific training for individuals and teams. At The Lax Box, Coach Chris focuses on skills development for all levels and specializes in midfield and goalie training.

Accolades:

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

Coaching Background:

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

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