Southern Zone Coaches Credo
Southern Zone Coaches Are:
Tough, but fun
Strict, but fair
Instill a deep love for the game
Always remember it IS a GAME!
Strong women role models for our players
Honor The Game
Southern Zone Director and Coach – Clare Boothe
Clare was born and raised in Setauket, NY, (Long Island), where lacrosse is king (or should that be queen?)! She was around lacrosse and played it throughout her childhood, notably at Ward Melville High School, a perennial state champion in lacrosse. She’ll be the first to tell you that she played with a wooden stick, when the only lines on the field were the goal circle and the draw circle, and girls wore no protective equipment…she’s an old-timer in the game!
Clare moved to Atlanta in 1987, and was a little dismayed (but not surprised!) that there was no lacrosse here! She started coaching small instructional clinics in the Johns Creek area in 2006 and 2007, when the game was still in its infancy here. In 2008, after seeing that there were very few coaches in the area who understood and had played lacrosse, she signed up to coach her daughter’s U11 team at Newtown Park. That started a chain of coaching and lacrosse administrator roles. Clare started up the Johns Creek Jr. Gladiator program in 2009, where she remained as head coach and administrator for 5 years. Concurrently, she got the Georgia Outlaw middle school program started in the summer of 2012, coached the Johns Creek High School Varsity team in 2013, and started up the LB3 Atlanta Girls Lacrosse program with Karen Healy-Silcott in the fall of 2012. She remained with that program as coach and Administrative Director for Atlanta until August of 2015, when she started up Southern Zone Lacrosse.
Clare and her husband Dave live in Johns Creek, and have two kids, Roman and Ana. They are both sophomores in college and are playing lacrosse for their schools. Ana is playing Division 1 lacrosse at Presbyterian College in South Carolina, while Roman is playing lacrosse at the perennial D2 powerhouse, Adelphi University on Long Island.
Clare’s passion is teaching this great game, and instilling the love of lacrosse in the girls she coaches.
Southern Zone Head Coach – Maggie Bermingham
Maggie is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and served as a captain for Women’s Lacrosse team where she earned a starting role on defense as a redshirt freshman in 2012. She was a President’s Award recipient recognized for sportsmanship, citizenship & leadership and was the Feffie Barnhill Award recipient awarded to the top female athlete for leadership & sportsmanship. Maggie attended Annandale (VA) High School where she was a four-year starter and served as a captain two seasons for the Women’s Lacrosse team. She was a Tewaaraton Award nominee, a three-time first-team All-Patriot District selection, two-time first-team All-Northern Region honoree, earned honorable mention All-Met distinction, named second-team All-Patriot District and second-team All-Northern Region. During her summers, Maggie has served as a collegiate camp counselor at Duke University, William & Mary and Marymount University.
Maggie is the Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Blessed Trinity High School, where she has helped coach the Lady Titans to three Georgia AAAAA State Championships. She’s very excited to share her coaching expertise and her love for lacrosse with our SoZo girls!
Specialty Coach-Speed & Agility/Coach Team 2025/2026-Spring 2019 – Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan, a native of Upstate NY, has been coaching the components of improved sports performance for more than 20 years. Best known as a speed and agility coach, Tracy began her coaching career at college programs that include San Diego State University, University of California San Diego and the University of Washington before moving on to help launch the IMG Academy. Since starting her own business in 2001, Tracy has helped hundreds of Professional, Collegiate and developing athletes in the Atlanta area improve their on-field performance in lacrosse, tennis and football.
In addition to training athletes in the area of speed and agility, Tracy currently serves as Head Coach of the Pope Jr Greyhound Sr Select Lacrosse Team, and Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Fellowship Christian School.
Tracy’s love for lacrosse and all of its footwork and speed components, came 7 years ago when her daughters Morgan and Kacy, then 5 and 8 years old, picked up their first stick. Tracy is excited to join SoZo as a specialty coach in Speed and Agility this summer!
Coach and Trainer-Tampa Area – Taylor Ketchum
Specialty Coach-High School Goalies – Jenna Stover
Jenna graduated from Coastal Carolina University where she played Division I lacrosse for four years. She played goalie for the Chanticleers. Jenna helped build the program for the Chanticleers joining the team after its first inaugural season. She graduated from Coastal Carolina with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Public Health and is now working in pharmaceutical sales.
She grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and graduated from North Penn High School where she earned first team All American her senior year with a 70% save percentage.
Jenna has been coaching for Roswell Youth Lacrosse Association and is currently assistant coach for Cambridge High School’s varsity lacrosse team. She’s excited for her first season with SoZo, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with the high school goalies!
Specialty Coach-Middle School Goalies – Landyn White
Landyn White is from Alpharetta, Ga and is a goalie at Cambridge High School where she graduated in May of 2018. She was a two time varsity captain and has lettered all four years of high school. Landyn was a member of the South Under Armour Team, an All-State player her junior and senior seasons, and she was named a 2018 US Lacrosse All American. Outside of high school lacrosse, Landyn has played club lacrosse for LB3 and Southern Zone.
Landyn attends the University of Connecticut where she plays Division 1 Lacrosse. In the future, she hopes to pursue a Biomedical Sciences degree where she will later look to find a career in Orthopedics.
Outside of lacrosse, Landyn enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Coach-Team 2020-Summer 2019 – Taylor McGhee
Taylor McGhee is from Marietta, GA and played Varsity lacrosse at Sprayberry High School while leading her team as a captain her junior and senior year. Taylor played Division 1 lacrosse at Kennesaw State University and led her team as a captain all four years playing for the Owls. Throughout her lacrosse season, she was recognized by the Atlantic Sun Conference as All-Academic, Second Team All-Conference, and was awarded Iron Owl for achievement in the weight room and was awarded All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Taylor graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State and earned a Master’s of Management from Mars Hill University while assistant coaching for the inaugural season of the Mars Hill Women’s Lacrosse team. Taylor currently works for a Kitchen and Bath supply company in Atlanta, Ga.
This will be Taylor’s sixth season coaching for Southern Zone, and she is exciting the continue to be a part of the Southern Zone family!
Coach-Team 2020-Summer 2019 – Madison Roepe
Coach-Team 2021-Summer 2019 – Kate Heninger
Coach Kate Heninger is in her sixth season coaching for us at Southern Zone. She is currently the Head Coach at Cambridge High School, after coaching girls lacrosse at Roswell High School for 5 years. She has split her time at Roswell, coaching both JV and Varsity. Coach Heninger played 4 years of lacrosse at Roswell High School before graduating in 2005. During her time at Roswell, she led her team in goals and was named an all-state honorable mention. She went on to play lacrosse recreationally while studying Exercise Science at Brigham Young University. After graduating in 2009, Coach Heninger worked at several sports training programs both in Utah and in Georgia before returning to school for her Master’s degree in education and subsequently becoming a middle school health and physical education teacher and coach. She loves lacrosse, among other sports, and enjoys helping young athletes see and reach for their potential.
Coach-Team 2021-Summer 2019 – Julie Noyes LaFramboise
Julie was surrounded by lacrosse growing up in Philadelphia while her father (Jim, an All American at Amherst College) coached the men’s game at Swarthmore College- she was the ball girl! She attended Strath Haven High School following in the footsteps of her two older sisters (Kelley- Amherst College, Jillian- Randolph Macon, Ashland).
Julie played at Princeton University her freshman year, playing in the NCAA finals. She then transferred to Swarthmore College and played for Karen Borbee. While at Swarthmore she broke several scoring records. Julie was a two time National All American (1994, 1995) and the Centennial Conference Player of the Year in 1995. After coaching lacrosse in Scotland and one season as an assistant at Swarthmore, Julie moved to Atlanta. She coached and played for the Atlanta Women’s Lacrosse Club while she also officiated, was VP of the GA US Lacrosse Foundation and met her husband, Tim. She was amazed that there were NO high school teams in Georgia, so in 1998 Julie helped start the Roswell Girls Lacrosse Club. In 1999 she started the North Springs Girls Lacrosse Club. She was amongst the men and women who fought for our sport to achieve Varsity status within the GHSA. After 8 years she moved to the Wesleyan School where she spent two years. She had two children, Jamie and Audrey, which kept her very busy and therefore she “retired” in 2009. A call came in 2011 that Holy Innocents’ needed a coach, so Julie headed up their program for the next six seasons. She is now once again retired and is enjoying watching her son play baseball and her daughter play lacrosse. In 2005 Julie was inducted as one of the first members of the GA Lacrosse Hall of Fame and in 2013 she was inducted into the Swarthmore College Athletic Hall of Fame. She enjoys sailing, reading and most of all watching her kids play sports while hanging out with her husband and dogs, Brooklin and Camden.
Coach-Team 2024-Spring 2019/Team 2022-Summer 2019 – Katie Trainer
Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Richmond where she played Division I lacrosse for four years. She was an attacker and a middie for the Spiders. Richmond competed in the A-10 Championship four years straight and finally secured a victory Katie’s senior year. She was voted the team’s most improved player her freshman year and the teammate of the year her junior year. Katie graduated from Richmond with her Bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies with a minor in Business Administration.
She grew up in Johns Creek, GA and graduated from Chattahoochee High School where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain for the varsity lacrosse team.
Katie has been coaching at all different levels for over 6 years. Lacrosse has been an integral part of her life and she’s extremely excited to continue this journey with her first year of coaching with Southern Zone.
Coach-Team 2023-Spring and Summer 2019 – Taylor Johnson
Taylor Johnson graduated from Presbyterian College in May 2018, where she doubled as a defender and draw specialist for their Division 1 women’s lacrosse team. She is originally from Kennesaw, Ga and graduated from North Cobb High School in 2014. Taylor was a competitive figure skater for 14 years and picked up lacrosse her freshman year of high school as a means of getting to college. From the first time she picked up a stick she was in love. Taylor lettered all 4 years of high school, and was captain her junior and senior seasons. She was the first, and remains the only, lacrosse player from either men’s or women’s program to sign to a D1 school and holds the records for most goals scored in a single game-10 and most career goals-158. Taylor ended her collegiate career with 106 draw controls ranking second all-time in the PC women’s lacrosse record book.
Taylor comes from a very competitive sport oriented family with both of her parents, and brothers having played sports in college. This will be Taylor’s 6th season with SoZo, and she’s excited to continue coaching and encouraging young athletes to be the best they can be, in whatever they choose to do!
Coach-Team 2023-Summer 2019 – Ana Boothe
Ana Boothe is currently a sophomore at Presbyterian College, where she is playing lacrosse for their Division 1 women’s team. She attended Johns Creek High School, and was a 4 time letterman. She is a midfielder who also focuses on the draw. Ana has been playing lacrosse for 11 years, was named to the Georgia HS All Star Team two years in a row, as well as the Brine National Team and the LB3 National Team. Her intended major is Psychology with a minor in Spanish. This summer will be Ana’s 5th season coaching for SoZo, and is looking forward to helping the 2023s get ready for their first big high school tournaments!
Coach-Team 2024-Summer 2019 – Liz Blumthal
Liz is a Georgia girl born & raised and has had a stick in her hands since she was in the 4th grade. She is currently a sophomore at East Carolina University where she is playing for a new Division 1 program! She has experience in all field positions, but her primary focus is in the draw and midfield. She is a dedicated individual both on and off the field. She is in the honors college at her university & a nursing major.
Liz has played on the Brine All-American team, the Georgia All-Star team, & has been named a 3x All-County midfielder, MVP midfield for her team, 2-year team captain, a Gwinnett County Super 6 athlete, & a SoZo member for several years now.
Liz has been coaching girl’s lacrosse for 6 years now. She is very excited to be returning to SoZo for her third season as coach, & is looking forward to sharing her insight and love for the game!
Coach-Team 2024-Summer 2019 – Haley Gorke
Haley is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University and plays for their brand new division 1 women’s lacrosse program. Her intended major is biomedical sciences. Haley plays midfield and has been playing lacrosse for eight years. She was a four-time letterman for North Gwinnett High School’s varsity lacrosse team and was captain for three of the four years. Haley was an All-county first team midfielder for four years in a row and was named all-state second team for two years. She played on the Georgia National team in 2015 and the Brine National team. Haley was named 2017 Gwinnett County Women’s Lacrosse Player of the year and was recognized as the 2017 Gwinnett County Female Scholar Athlete of the year. She’s very excited to coach for SoZo this summer, and can’t wait to pass on her knowledge and passion for the game!
Head Coach-Team 2025/2026-Summer 2019 – Haley Harris
Haley Harris is a junior at Radford University, where she plays attack for their Division I program. She is from Alpharetta, GA and attended Chattahoochee High School. Haley was a 4-year varsity player, a senior captain, and named Most Valuable Offensive Player in her last 2 seasons at Chattahoochee. Haley also played for the LB3 National Team while in high school. Outside of lacrosse, Haley is a Finance major and is also a member of the Radford Honors Program, Beta Alpha Psi, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Haley spent her last few years of high school coaching for Chattahoochee’s Jr. Cougar program and this summer will be Haley’s 4th season coaching for SoZo and our “Littles”! She is extremely excited to work with her returning players, and to meet the new ones!
Assistant Coach-Team 2025/2026-Summer 2019 – Jolie Blohm