Team Canada is pleased to announce the coaching staff for the 2024 Women's Senior Box Championships. The games will take place in Utica NY, from September 13-22 in 2024.
The coaching staff is stacked with former players from Women's National teams in the past, along with some top tier coaches in the box game. The staff is as follows.
Troy Cordingley-Head Coach (Ontario)
After contributing to the success of four Professional Lacrosse organizations over the course of the last 21 years. Troy posses the knowledge, skills, and experiences as both a coach and that of a former Team Canada athlete that make him a great choice to head up the first Womens National Box team. Troy’s experience encompasses coaching professional lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for over 20 years (Calgary, Toronto, Buffalo, Vancouver), winning the Champions Cup in 2009 and 2011. Along with this, he has coached in the Major Series Lacrosse League from 2002 to 2009, winning the Mann Cup in 2008 and 2009 alongside coaching in the Oakville and Orangeville Minor Lacrosse Associations for the past twenty years, and coached Team Ontario the last 10 years. His success has helped to take those teams (boys and girls) to win 2 provincial and 7 national championships.
Head Coach for Team Ontario U17 Girls at the Canada Games-2022, National Lacrosse League assistant coach, coach, GM since 2003, NLL champion Head Coach - 2009 Calgary Roughnecks, 2011 Toronto Rock, Mann Cup Champion Coach - 2008, 2009 Brampton Excelsiors, NLL Player 1993-2002 - 2 x champion Buffalo Bandits, CLA Player - 4 x Mann Cup Champion - 1992, 1993 Brampton Excelsiors, 1995, 1996 Six Nations Chiefs
Tami Rayner (Jones) -General Manager (Ontario)
Tami has represented Canada at World Championships as a player starting in 1995 at the first ever Junior event in the USA and then with the Senior National Team in 1997, 2001, 2005 (co-captain) and in 2009 winning a bronze medal in Prague, Czech as a co-captain. After Tami’s playing career she began coaching with the U19 National Team program winning a Bronze medal at the World Championships in 2011 held in Hanover, Germany. In 2015 she was an Asst Coach with the U19 National Team in Scotland where Canada won their first ever women’s Gold medal at the World Championships. In 2022 Tami’s final event as a coach was in Baltimore, MD with the Senior Women’s team where they lost a close battle with the USA to earn a Silver Medal. Tami has now transitioned to become the GM for the Women’s National Team programs which involves the U20, Senior National Team and now the first ever Women’s Box program. In her professional career, Tami is an Elementary School Principal working in Ontario with the Durham District School Board.
Troyhann Santos- Asst Coach (Ontario)
Troyhann’s lacrosse career has reached four decades. From 9 to 18 years old, Troyhann competed with boys in box lacrosse in the Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association. In 1984, Troyhann began playing for Team Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse Team - playing on ten provincial teams winning 3 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals at the National championships. Troyhann became the second Canadian woman in history to be awarded a lacrosse scholarship. She attended James Madison University playing Division 1 in the NCAA. She garnered All-South Second Team honours (1992) and All-South First Team honours (1993). In 1993, Troyhann began playing for Team Canada. Over the next 12 years she competed in the Commonwealth Games (1994) and 3 World Cups (1997, 2001, 2005.) After playing she turned her attention to coaching. In 2004, she joined the Team Ontario coaching staff and won 2 golds (2004-05) and 1 silver (2006) at the Canadian Boy’s Box Nationals. Troyhann was then selected as the head coach of Team Ontario, leading her team to several Canadian Women’s Box Championships winning 7 gold medals and 3 silver from 2009 to 2019. Troyhann is a member of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2022), Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2016) and Whitby Sports Hall of Fame (2019).
Krista Lovse-Asst Coach (Alberta)
Krista Lovse was born and raised in Calgary Alberta, where she played field lacrosse for 25 years and women’s box for eighteen years. Krista has been coaching both field and box lacrosse within Calgary for over fifteen years. She began coaching younger females in the province of Alberta to give back to the game she loves so much. She has been a part of the Team Alberta box program for 13 years, 2 as a player and 11 as a coach. This includes Head Coaching the first ever female Canada Summer Games Team Alberta which captured bronze in 2022. Overall, these teams have medaled in every national tournament, capturing Bronze seven times, Silver twice (once as a player and once as coach) and gold once as a player. As a player she has been a Captain of her team many times over her career. In her personal life, Krista is a small business owner in Calgary, has one daughter, and a husband who all love lacrosse, and support all her lacrosse endeavors
Cory Henkewich-Asst Coach (Manitoba)
Cory Henkewich makes his debut as Assistant Coach of the SRWNT. A resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba - Coach Henkewich has been involved with many Manitoba Provincial Teams and recently led Team Manitoba Lacrosse as Head Coach in the 2022 Canada Summer Games. Coach Henkewich also spent time in 2018 and 2019 as Head Coach of the 22U Manitoba Blizzard Box Lacrosse program. Henkewich played Box Lacrosse for the Manitoba Selects, Edmonton Miners and Field Lacrosse in Burlington. Henkewich was selected to the All-Star team in the 2012 Ross/Victory Cup with the Winnipeg Wolverines and now leads Manitoba Lacrosse as a Learning Facilitator and Program Coordinator for the province.
Megan Kingston- Scout/Film Coordinator (New Brunswick)
Megan Kingston has been involved in Box Lacrosse as a player, official and coach. She was a player for Team Atlantic in 2011 and Team New Brunswick in 2013. As an official, she attended the 2015 and 2018 Female Box Lacrosse Nationals. In 2021, she assisted in the development of an all female program(The Fundy Furies) in the Saint John, NB region. Last year, 2022, Megan was the head coach for the Female Team New Brunswick that attended the inaugural Canada Games for Female Box Lacrosse. Currently, Megan is an assistant coach for the U17 Female Team NB that will be attending Box Lacrosse Nationals this August in Saskatchewan. She is also the president of the Saint John Rapids Lacrosse Club, the only junior program in New Brunswick. This program consists of a male and female team that compete in the ECJLL.
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