ABOUT

Coastal Crush Lacrosse Club is Hampton Roads' fastest growing lacrosse community! Featuring youth recreational lacrosse, elite travel teams, player development, and more! Our programs span from Williamsburg to Outer Banks. Join the Coastal Crush family!

OUR PROGRAMS

Youth Recreational Lacrosse

Coastal Crush Lacrosse offers youth recreational lacrosse for boys and girls ages 8 - 14. With seasons the spring and fall, we serve players throughout Hampton Roads from Williamsburg to Outer Banks.

Spring Registration: November 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (Early Bird Pricing)

Crush Elite Travel Lacrosse 

Crush Elite is a competitive, girls travel lacrosse program for Hampton Roads players. We focus on comprehensive player development for elite competition and college recruitment and emphasize the importance of leadership, teamwork, integrity, focus, and commitment.

Tryouts for Crush Elite: March 20, 2021

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Clinics and Player Development 

Crush offers clinics all over Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News throughout the year. Clinics often feature area college coaches and players.

LAX In Schools 

Coastal Crush Lacrosse works with schools and school districts throughout Hampton Roads to teach the game of lacrosse and develop young players in Physical Education classes. Using US Lacrosse curriculum, Coastal Crush provides PE teachers with training and a curriculum in age appropriate levels, ensuring a positive introduction to the sport.

Coastal Crush is currently partnered with Virginia Beach schools.

Laxin' At The Beach - Summer Lacrosse Tournament 

Coastal Crush Lacrosse will host a competitive, girls summer lacrosse tournament in Virginia Beach, VA, June 26-27, 2021. Open to teams with players graduating 2022 - 2030 in both Competitive & 7 x 7 Divisions.

FOUNDERS & MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Toni Auld

Volunteer Chief Executive Officer
Director of Coach Development

Toni is a lifelong athlete. She played basketball in college at Minnesota State University, Mankato, lettered in multiple sports in high school, and currently plays adult soccer.  She has extensive experience coaching youth lacrosse with over 8-years of experience as a boys lacrosse coach from 8U - middle school, including competitive travel teams. Additionally, she has 4-years of experience as a girls lacrosse coach from 8U - middle school, including competitive travel teams.

As a founding member and Crush's Volunteer CEO, her primary focus is on player and coach development. Toni is very active in her community as a volunteer.  In addition to lacrosse, she donates her time as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, and a school volunteer. Toni's two children, Kieron and Reilly, are lacrosse athletes in addition to other activities. Toni is passionate about growing the lacrosse community in Hampton Roads and partnering with universities and schools to grow the game and develop new players.

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Catherine "Caddie" Hardy

Volunteer Chief Operating Officer and Director, Crush Elite Girls Travel 
Head Coach: Crush Elite 2024 

Caddie has over 20 years of lacrosse experience. She was a three-sport athlete all four years at New England College in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Caddie has extensive coaching experience as the Assistant Woman's Lacrosse Coach at New England College, head coach at Hartwick College and Bridgewater State University. Locally, Caddie serves on the board of HRLAX and US Lacrosse Tidewater.

Caddie is a founding member of Coastal Crush, the volunteer Chief Operating Officer, Director of Crush Elite Girls Travel program, and Head Coach of Crush Elite 2024 team. Caddie comes from a lacrosse family where her husband, an active duty US Navy Diver, and her father are both heavily involved in the local lacrosse community. Caddie's two children, Emma and Liam, are active lacrosse athletes. Caddie is passionate about building a true culture for lacrosse in Hampton Roads and a recruiting pipeline for college athletes. Her experience with coaching and admissions at the collegiate level provides valuable insight for Crush Elite and the recruiting process.

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Lauren Logan-Gates

Volunteer Chief Financial Officer and Travel Director, Crush Elite Girls Travel
Assistant Coach: Crush Elite 2024
Lauren is a Virginia Beach native, college lacrosse player, and experienced coach. Lauren walked on her NCAA DIII college lacrosse team as a sophomore, at Mary Baldwin, where she played lacrosse for her last 3 years. Lauren has over six years of lacrosse coaching experience from 8U to 14U. Lauren has a deep sports background with a Masters in Sports Administration and having previously worked as Virginia Beach Program Director and 5K Director at Girls on the Run.
As founding member of Coastal Crush, volunteer CFO, and Travel Director for Crush Elite, Lauren manages the finances, technology, and systems for Crush and coordinates the travel schedule for Crush Elite. Lauren also coaches the 2024 Crush Elite team. Lauren's three children Tucker, Summerlin, and Molly Ryan are involved in lacrosse and many other activities. Lauren is excited to grow a pipeline of competitive lacrosse athletes in Hampton Roads.
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Atlanta Hernandez

Volunteer Executive Director, Communications and Branding and
Apparel Director, Crush Elite Girls Travel

Atlanta is a USAF Veteran originally from Upstate NY. Growing up around lacrosse, she believes in sharing and preserving the foundations of this indigenous sport deeply rooted in her home. Atlanta has worked in youth programs since high school, coached cheerleading, and serves as a founding member, as well as brand and marketing specialist for Coastal Crush. Atlanta has a professional background in graphic communications, photography, and marketing.

As the mother of two lacrosse athletes, the growth of the game in Hampton Roads is incredibly important to her. As she and her family are Yorktown residents, Atlanta provides a strong voice on our team for peninsula representation.

OUR STORY

Coastal Crush Lacrosse aims to grow the game of lacrosse throughout Hampton Roads by providing competitive opportunities for lacrosse athletes, and a comprehensive introduction to the sport for newcomers. We provide a professional and consistent experience for players and families, strong communication, robust coach development, and appropriate age level competition. We seek to bring the Peninsula and South side lacrosse communities together to expand the game throughout our entire tidewater region.

Coastal Crush develops players and coaches to build a culture of fairness, growth, inclusion, and competition. We work with youth programs throughout Hampton Roads to create a pipeline of competitive athletes for our area high school programs as well as college recruitment. We developed our Crush Elite Travel program, specifically for girls who want to elevate their competition and are underserved in this area. 

Coastal Crush is committed to equity and inclusion in lacrosse. We aim to provide any player interested in the sport with the opportunity to play. We partner with US Lacrosse, local businesses, and individual donations to provide scholarships through Crush-4-All, as well as free player and coach development opportunities.  We seek to grow the game in areas of Hampton Roads without a strong lacrosse presence. We are thankful for every opportunity generously provided by our university partners.

Coastal Crush Lacrosse was founded by four women with extensive lacrosse, coaching, and community involvement experience. Our dedicated volunteer founder and management team is committed to ensuring a positive experience for players and families while growing the game in Hampton Roads!