Martin helped Dartmouth win six Ivy League championships and make eight NCAA Tournament appearances. During her time, she played a large role in developing 25 first team All-Ivy athletes, as well as 10 first team All-America honorees. With Martin overseeing the defensive end, the Big Green was perennially one of the nation’s and Ivy League’s top defensive teams. While Sarah’s primary assignments were working with the Dartmouth defense- she took a great amount of pride in recruiting, including targeting prospects and player assessment. She played a critical role in putting together some of the finest recruiting classes in the nation during the past several seasons and has helped the program nationalize its recruiting base, with players from as far West as Colorado and South to hotbeds Virginia and Maryland. Both Martin and Patton have recognized the talent that lies in their own backyard, tapping into New England’s finest high school and club programs for a core group of talented, tough-minded players.
Holding undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the women’s lacrosse team from 2005-2010 and captained the team in 2010. US Lacrosse All American, ’03, ’04, and ’05 and three time ACC Champion and NCAA Runner up. After receiving her master’s degree in education at UVA, Whitaker worked in a technology firm before moving to the Admissions Office at Choate Rosemary Hall. She then coached lacrosse at Dartmouth College before returning to the business world with Lululemon Athletica. Whitaker is currently the Program Coordinator for a Non-Profit Global Association, AISAP, which advances those involved with admission and enrollment management in independent schools. Along with her work in education, Whit is the assistant lacrosse coach at Hanover High School and feels extremely lucky to be a part of the Empower Lacrosse Family.
Christine Anneberg is a 2004 graduate of Brown University where she was co-captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team. She is currently the varsity assistant coach for the Hanover High Girls Lacrosse program. Christine comes to Empower and Hanover High by way of the Dartmouth College Women’s Lacrosse program, where she served on the coaching staff in many forms since in 2004. During her time in Hanover, Christine graduated from Dartmouth with a master’s degree in Globalization, as well as oversaw all facets of the Big Green program, working with goalies, defense and attack. During her time at Brown, she was named All-Ivy, North-South Senior All-Star as well as Regional All-American. Christine hails from Denver, Colorado.
Sara graduated from Hanover High School 150 years ago and went on to study Behavioral Neuroscience while playing Division 1 lacrosse at Lehigh University. Following college graduation, she made her way back to the Upper Valley and took over as the Lebanon High School lacrosse coach where she has been for 23 seasons. Sara’s true joy is coaching children and adolescents as they navigate through their early and teenage years. She feels strongly that athletics and being part of a team early in life builds stronger, more confident women who are skilled in nurturing positive relationships as well as their own self- esteem. It is also her belief that sports encourage kids to challenge themselves as they work and grow outside of their comfort zones.
Kelsey grew up in Norwich, VT, and played lacrosse at Hanover High School where she captained the team her junior and senior years and earned Honorable Mention All-America status. She then went on to play lacrosse at St. Lawrence University, class of 2011, where she also captained the team her junior and senior years, earned all-conference honors and was named 2nd Team All American by USA College Lacrosse for defense in Division III. After college, Kelsey volunteered in Kenya for the Education For All Children organization, traveled on her own in South America and then moved out to Park City, Utah. She was head coach of the JV Girls Lacrosse Team at Park City High School for 2 years and coached for Utah Mamaci, the top girls’ club lacrosse program in the state for one season. Kelsey is now back on the East Coast and enjoying her summer with her new puppy, Blue.
Marianne Bocock Doyle- Assistant Coach
As a mid-fielder, Marianne played on the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team and was named captain her senior year, All-American and Academic All-American. She also played for the US Lacrosse Squad for four years. She joined the Dartmouth Women’s Lacrosse coaching staff in 1993 and coached at The College for four years while earning a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies. After a stint coaching and teaching high school English at The Wheeler School in Providence, RI, Marianne taught at Hanover High School and then went on to coach the Hanover High School girls’ lacrosse team for twelve years, winning two New Hampshire Division Two State Titles. She now coaches the 7th/8th grade Hanover girls lacrosse team and is Empower’s Program Director.
Moe Garmon – Assistant Coach
Moe was a 10 coach of the Hanover High School and is a Nationally Certified Level 1 & 2 Coach through US Lacrosse, an NFHS Certified Coach, and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. She graduated from UVM in 2003, where she started as a freshman defender on the UVM lacrosse team. After being side lined with an injury, Moe became an Assistant Coach for the UVM team. Moe brings her heart and soul to each and every practice and game. Her commitment and dedication is a source of strength for both players and coaches alike!
Lauren Maiorano – Current Dartmouth College Player
Hannah Lyons – current Colorado College player
Hannah Seibel – current Georgetown player
Sophie Cardanelli – Hanover High School Player
Sonthaya Lacy – Hanover High School Player
Maddie Lyons – Hanover High School Player