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Michelle Smith enters her third season as Head Lacrosse Coach of the Babson women's lacrosse program. Michelle is a graduate of Trinity College, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 2008 and her Master’s in 2011, Michelle was a three-time, All-NESCAC player and selected as the 2007 Division III Goalie of the year when she set a school record as all-time leader in saves. A first team All-American, she was also a captain in her senior season and twice voted team MVP.
Smith began her lacrosse coaching career with a one-year stint as an assistant for the women's lacrosse program at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She then returned to her alma mater in 2009, where she has served as the assistant women's lacrosse and field hockey coach for the last two years, helping lead the Bantams to a NCAA elite eight appearance in 2010.
In addition to collegiate coaching, Smith has been highly involved in a number of GameBreaker lacrosse camps and clubs throughout the northeast and has also coached the Nor'Easters Club Team in Hamden, Connecticut since the fall of 2010.
A native of Cheshire, Connecticut, Dana Heritage enters her first season as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach for the Babson field hockey and women's lacrosse training programs.
Heritage, who graduated from Middlebury College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, was a four-year letterwinner in both field hockey and lacrosse. She captained both squads as a senior and made seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2007 field hockey national championship game.
Heritage was a three-year starter for the Panthers in field hockey, earning all-region honors as a senior in 2009 and helping the team to four NCAA Tournament bids. A four-year starter in lacrosse, Heritage was selected as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2007. She capped her career by leading the team in scoring in 2010 while being named first-team All-NESCAC, first-team all-region and being chosen as a second-team All-American.
Mal Hinman - Asst. Lacrosse Coach, Middlebury College
Hinman joined the Panther women's lacrosse coaching staff in the spring of '14. The former Longmeadow, Massachusetts native graduated from fellow NESCAC institution Trinity in the spring of ’13.
Hinman was a four-year member of the lacrosse team at Trinity, spending most of her time as a part of the Bantam defense. As a captain her senior year, Hinman started all 22 games anchoring a lax team that posted a 21-1 record falling to Salisbury in the national title game. She collected 35 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers on her way to first-team All-American accolades. She was selected as a second-team All-NESCAC honoree following her junior and senior seasons helping Trinity to win three-consecutive NESCAC titles.
Danielle Tammaro - Asst. Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Daniel Hand High School - Former standout at SCSU
Thank you for time spent with my daughter during camp. She really seemed to learn a lot at camp and enjoy her experience there. She is very determined to make the needed corrections and work hard to achieve her goals in lacrosse.
I wanted to let you all know that I was very impressed with the caliber of your staff. The level of instruction was excellent and their focus on teamwork and sportsmanship is something that we value greatly. I will highly recommend your camp.
Our daughters had a great experience at this camp. Being different ages I was worried about the level of instruction they would receive. Your staff did an excellent job of putting them into groups that challenged them but did not frustrate them. Both of them ended up clearly improving their skill level during the week while having so much fun.