FOUNDER - LYNDSEY GILLIS
Lyndsey Gillis is the varsity head coach and program director of the Mercer Island Girls’ Lacrosse program. Since her inaugural year with Mercer Island in 2017, she has led the Islanders to two state championships and was the 2017 WSLA Coach of the year. Lyndsey also coaches the elementary school program on Mercer Island where her eldest of three is a happy participant. She currently serves as an executive member to the WSLA board in her commitment to help grow the sport in the PNW. Over the past twelve years, Lyndsey has been passionate about supporting and aiding players in their pursuit of collegiate level lacrosse. She has successfully helped many student-athletes find homes at NCAA DI-III programs.
Prior to taking the position on Mercer Island, Lyndsey directed the Seattle Starz girls’ program in addition to teaching and coaching at Seattle Preparatory school for six years. She also spent two seasons at Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, CT as a teaching fellow where she coached varsity volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Washington in 2012 and her BS from Bowdoin College in 2008 where she was a dual sport athlete.
Bowdoin College, NCAA DIII Lacrosse, 2004-2008
3x NCAA tournament team
Mercer Island Girls Lacrosse, Program Director and Varsity Head Coach, 2017-Present
Four-time Team Washington U19 and U15, Head Coach, 2014, 2019, 2022
Seattle Starz, Program Director; Head Coach; HS Recruiting Advisor, 2012-2019
National Adrenaline All-American, Team 'North' Head Coach, 2018
Under Armour West, Regional Coach, 2016
Seattle Preparatory School, Program Head, 2012-2016
Greenwich Academy, Varsity II Coach, 2008-2010