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 – 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 Alpharetta, and have two kids, Roman and Ana. Both have played lacrosse since their childhood. Ana graduated from Presbyterian College in South Carolina in May 2022, after 5 years of playing Division 1 lacrosse. She is currently the SoZo 2027 Red coach. Roman graduated college in May 2021, after playing lacrosse for four years at the perennial D2 powerhouse, Adelphi University on Long Island. He currently works in New York City, and is staying involved in the game, playing in leagues and coaching youth lacrosse on Long Island.
Clare’s passion is teaching this great game, and instilling the love of lacrosse in the girls she coaches.
Southern Zone Assistant Director/Team 2024, Team 2027 White – 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 Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Fellowship Christian School.
Tracy’s love for lacrosse and all of its footwork and speed components, came several years ago when her daughters Morgan and Kacy, then 5 and 8 years old, picked up their first stick. Tracy is excited to continue to lead Team 2024 and train all of the athletes in SoZo!
Assistant Director/Team 2028 Red – 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 of Coach Borbee’s 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 then for one season as an assistant at Swarthmore, Julie moved to Atlanta in 1996. She then 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 and then 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 has 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 an assistant at The Wesleyan School where she is enjoying coaching and watching her daughter Audrey play in her senior year. 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.
Team 2023 – Taylor Oliver
Taylor is from Annapolis, MD and played DI lacrosse at the University of Colorado Boulder and UMBC. She has experience coaching many levels ranging from elementary age to college. In 2018 after graduating, she coached at San Diego State University. She is excited to work with SoZo!
Team 2025 – Katie Brenan
Coach Katie grew up in Chatham, NJ and was involved in sports her entire life. A competitive swimmer as a younger athlete, Katie learned and fell in love with the games of field hockey and lacrosse when she got to Chatham Twp. High School as a 9th grader. Katie went on to play D1 field hockey and lacrosse at Lafayette College in Easton, PA from 1986-1990.
Katie and her husband moved to Atlanta in 1997 and started their family shortly thereafter. Her two young daughters drew Katie back to the game of lacrosse where she found herself coaching her oldest daughter’s youth team in 2009.
Katie’s love of sharing the game and belief in the value of athletics and team sports for young women has kept her involved in middle school and high school lacrosse as a coach and administrator for the last 11 years. Katie has spent her time in the Northview and Pinecrest Academy lacrosse “systems” where her daughters have played.
Katie lives in Suwanee with her husband, Kevin, daughter Maggie, a graduate of UNC @ Chapel Hill and Casey, a freshman at Notre Dame.
She is thrilled to be a part of the SoZo team and is looking forward to a strong fall season!
Team 2025 – Megan Toner
Megan graduated from Tufts University in 2019 where she played lacrosse for 4 years. She played midfield and defense for the Jumbos and helped them to the NCAA Division 3 Final Four in 2019. Megan is from Roswell, GA and attended Roswell High School. She was an Academic All American as well as All American Honorable Mention. In her senior year, she was a captain of both the basketball and lacrosse teams. At Tufts, she majored in mechanical engineering and is now working for an engineering firm in Norcross. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outside. This is Megan’s fourth season with SoZo and she is excited to continue coaching Team 2025!
Team 2026 – Mary Doyle
Mary is from Rochester, NY and played lacrosse, soccer, and basketball in high school. She played lacrosse for four years at St. John Fisher College where she was a four-time All-Conference honoree and First Team All-Region honoree. While at Fisher, Mary started in every game throughout the four years as a player while the team won Conference titles and made NCAA tournament appearances in each year during her career. She has coached at a variety of levels, including at her alma mater, serving as the Assistant Coach at St. John Fisher, helping the team achieve program history by making their NCAA DIII Final Four debut in the 2021 Season. She spent the most recent spring season with the Roswell Select Program. Mary loves being a part of the SoZo team!
Team 2026 – Michaela Lucas
Michaela is a Maryland Native who attended Mercer University and graduated in 2020. She was a four year starter and two year captain for the bears, playing defense and specializing in the draw. From 2017-2020, Michaela was an ASUN/SOCON All Conference team member, varying from All Freshman Team, First Team, Preseason First team. She helped lead her team to two SOCON Championships, and two NCAA Tournament appearances. After her senior season was cut short due to COVID, she was introduced to club coaching in Maryland. Michaela became the Bethesda Chevy Chase Girls Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach in Bethesda, Maryland, where she led the team to the 2021 High School State Finals, which resulted her receiving Coach of the Year. After moving down to Atlanta, Michaela was introduced to SOZO, and will be coaching the 2026 team!
Team 2027 Red, Team 2028 White – Ana Boothe
Ana Boothe is a recent graduate from Presbyterian College, where she played Division 1 lacrosse for five years! Ana doubled as an attacker and a midfielder for the BlueHose. She attended Johns Creek High School, where she was a 4 time letterman. She is an all-around player, with an emphasis on attack. She has had a lacrosse stick in her hand since she was 5. Ana has been a starting player at Presbyterian College since her freshman year. She graduated in May with two degrees–a BS in Psychology and a BA in History. She has had a focus on Forensic Psychology, as she hopes to work with the FBI in the future. This fall will be Ana’s 9th season coaching for SoZo, and she is looking forward to leading the 2027s to a fun and successful SoZo Fall 2022!!!
Team 2027 Red, Team 2028 White – NaQuia Hall
NaQuia Hall is a 21’ graduate from Peachtree Ridge High school. She now plays Division 1 lacrosse at Kennesaw State University as a low attacker. In high school NaQuia started all four years as a midfielder. Her senior year she led the team in goals, assists, and draw controls and was also named captain. Naquia had been playing lacrosse since 6th grade and is super excited to work with all kinds of players and coaches!
Team 2027 White – Roz Talbert
Roslyn (Roz) Talbert, grew up in Lancaster, PA where she played lacrosse at midfield for 4 years. She got to compete at the Division I level at Kennesaw State University for 5 years, started 4 of the years as a defender and was captain in her final year. After graduating with Bachelors degrees in Exercise Science and Integrated Health Science while also obtaining a minor in Biology, she will be heading to Mercer University of Atlanta this January to start her Masters of Medical Science in their Physician Assistant Program. Roz is beyond excited to be brought to the team and can’t wait to share some of the knowledge she has learned throughout the last 9 years of playing the sport!
Team 2029/2030 – Megan Frank
Megan grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Georgia during high school. She first learned the game of lacrosse during summers spent in Upstate NY (Geneva & Rochester). Throughout her youth, she competed in equestrian, volleyball, and cross country. One sport stuck in her heart above all else: lacrosse. When she moved to Georgia, she worked with her school’s athletic director to create the first girl’s lacrosse team at Peachtree Ridge HS!
Megan graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She attended graduate school at Georgia State University where she earned an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. Megan works in Fulton County Schools and coaches at Roswell HS. She has been coaching with Roswell Youth Lacrosse for 4 years and has worked with all age levels! Megan is excited for her next season with SoZo, coaching Team 2029/2030!
Team 2031/2032 – Liz Vola