Amanda is entering her 16th year coaching M&D. She is currently the head coach at Marriotts Ridge High School. Amanda just came off a repeat state championship with the Mustangs (21 & 22). She has helped lead them to five state championships over the past ten years. Amanda has previously coached the 2011 Red team, 2015 Black team, one year with the 2023 Black team, & 3 years with the 2024 Black team before taking the lead with the 2029s. Her 2015s consisted of Tewaaraton Award Winner Megan Taylor, Tewaaraton Award Nominee Jen Giles, current Athletes Unlimited stud Caroline Wakefield, among many others. In college, she played at Division 3 powerhouse under Coach Nestor at Salisbury University where she helped lead her team to make 4 NCAA tournament appearances, 2 final four appearances, and 1 championship appearance.
2029 Black AC
Melissa graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in both Health and Physical Education, while competitively playing Field Hockey and Lacrosse. After graduating from FSU, she coached Varsity Girl’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey at Long Reach High School for eight years. She then made a professional change in schools and coaching at the high school level to be able to coach her children’s rec soccer and lacrosse programs for the past 6 years. Melissa is excited to now be able to assistant coach the 2029 team and be part of such an elite club program.