CRUSH ELITE COACHING STAFF
2025/2026 Team Head Coach:
Julia Collins: United States Naval Academy ‘18 Clarksville, MD // Attacker
2018 Team Co-Captain
2018 Inside Lacrosse All-American (Honorable Mention)
2018 IWLCA All-South Region (Second Team)
2018 All-Patriot League (First Team)
2017 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team
2018 Patriot League Tournament Most Outstanding Player
2018 Patriot League All-Tournament Team
2019 Five Flags Knights Volunteer Coach
2025/2026 Team Assistant Coach:
2024 Team Head Coach:
Catherine "Caddie" Hardy:
Caddie has been involved with sports, but specifically with lacrosse, for the last 20 years. She began her playing career at New England College where she was a three-sport athlete, playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse for four years.
Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at her Alma Mater, started postgraduate classes and worked in college admissions. After 2 seasons at NEC she moved to upstate NY where she was a head college lacrosse coach for 4 years and then on to Massachusetts, coaching for 3 more years with her now husband, Alex.
Caddie took a break from coaching and focused on raising their two kids Emma (13) and Liam (10). Alex, an active duty US Navy Diver brought the family to the area and Caddie started coaching Emma in the former recreational program (HRLAX). She has volunteered on the Board of HRLAX, which now runs the high school club program for the last 4 years, last year taking on the role of Boys HS Operations and Chairman of the Board while continuing to coach. She is also on the board of US Lacrosse Tidewater.
Caddie has always been passionate about lacrosse. She values her athletes and their families and works very hard to ensure the experience they receive when playing in her program benefits them on and off the field. Her experience in both college admissions and college coaching give her insight to what can be a daunting process.
Alex and Caddie Hardy, their two children Emma and Liam and Caddie’s dad John are all active members of the lacrosse community on both the recreational and travel levels. They are dedicated to building community and a true culture of lacrosse in the Tidewater area.
2024 Team Head Coach:
2022/2023 Team Head Coach:
2022/2023 Team Assistant Coach:
Carlos M. Sanchez Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years. He is currently the Head Coach for the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team at Tallwood High School. Carlos has 10 years total of lacrosse coaching experience, 8 years as an assistant coach and 2 years of being a head coach. He has been apart of Coastal Crush Elite Travel Team for 3 yrs. Carlos has completed US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (USL CEP) Level 1, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach, NFHS online Concussion Training Course, USL CEP Level 1 Live Clinic and USL CEP Level 2 Live Clinic. He is no stranger to athletics and commitment. Carolos played baseball growing up in Texas for almost 14 yrs.