Girls Lacrosse

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RFA Girls LAX Team
Coach Smith

Kayla Smith

Coach Smith has coached Rome Girls Lacrosse for the last 8 seasons at various levels. This is her second year as the Varsity coach. She is a RFA alum, 2010 Graduate-and played lacrosse, basketball, field hockey

She was a player for the 2011 & 2012 MVCC Lacrosse team & 2 year captain She led MVCC team with 51 goals, 13 assists, and 4th leading scorer in the National Junior College Athletic Association

After MVCC, she attended Niagara University lacrosse player & 2 year captain in 2013 & 2014 She was ranked 20th in NCAA Division 1 for draw controls. She was 2014 MAAC All Conference Second Team as a midfielder.

She is looking forward to competing for the League Title. Her key players this year will be , Drew Kopek, Alyssa Nardslico, Danielle Dauito

She was the Tri Valley Coach of the Year for 2022

League Championships

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Sectional Championships

2023 Schedule

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Medicis, Nick

-Coaching Rome Girls Lacrosse for 11 consecutive seasons

-One of NYS top high school varsity basketball coaches

-Brings great basketball concepts that transfer nicely to the lacrosse field as well as varsity head coach experience in both lacrosse and basketball

-Built a very discipline style of team defense for our lacrosse program

-Took the Black Knights to their 1st sectional appearance in program history as the Varsity Girls Lacrosse Head Coach

-2019 & 2022 Won the League Title as the Varsity Assistant Coach for our Girls Lacrosse Program

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Herron, Patrick

-Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach & PE Teacher

-2003 Graduate of West Genesee

-Played goalie most of his lacrosse career

-Played attack and midfield at Monroe Community College

-Transferred to SUNY Brockport, played close defense and LSM

-2009, Graduate Defensive Coach at SUNY Brockport

-2010, Assistant Coach at Brockport H.S.

-2010-2012 Assistant Coach at Onondaga Schools

-Still plays in Syracuse City League & Pick-up Leagues


Pokinas, Meghan

-RFA's 1st four year Division 1 lacrosse player

-Part of Rome Girls Lacrosse Coaching Staff since 2009

-2003 Empire State Games Central Team Player, won the silver medal

-2004-2008 St. Bonaventure Graduate and lacrosse player 

-2006 A-10 All Conference Team as a low defender

-2009, 2010, 2011 RFA Varsity Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach

-2012 & 2013 RFA Varsity Girls Lacrosse Head Coach 


Aly Thayer:

2nd season coaching Rome Girls Lacrosse

-2 year captain for Keuka College Lacrosse Team

-2017 Keuka College Lacrosse (goalie)- set the record for most saves in a single season

-2017 First Team All Conference for NEAC

-2017 Led the NEAC in average saves per game

-2018 Second Team All Conference for NEAC

-Finished Career at 2nd most saves in program history at Keuka College

Program Goalie Coach