The St. Margaret’s Episcopal School girls’ lacrosse coaching staff has set a high bar for the program, going a combined 27-8 over the last two seasons. Both seasons ended with disappointing one-goal losses in the playoffs, including last year’s heartbreaker to eventual champion Mater Dei.
Head Coach Holly McGarvie Reilly and Assistant Coaches Marc McCarthy and Veronica Johns-Richardson return again this year to take another run at a Southern Section championship.
Reilly competed for Team USA where she won gold medals in the 2009 and 2013 FIL World Championships. Reilly continues to play competitively in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League for the Philadelphia Fire.
McCarthy graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University where he was an All-American and three-time All-Conference lacrosse player. McCarthy specializes in goalie coaching.
Johns-Richardson graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was a starting point guard for the Buffs basketball team that appeared twice in the NCAA Sweet 16 and once in the NCAA Elite 8. As a senior, she served as a captain where she was named Most Valuable Player and earned All-Big XII Honors. After college, Johns-Richardson played in the WNBA as well as overseas in Brazil. Johns-Richardson brings her expertise from the court to the field working with defensive positioning and offensive movement.