Saint Mary’s Hall Women’s Lacrosse is a brand new opportunity for student athletes at the school to create something special and build a legacy of success. The team is determined to make a positive impact and contribute in the community, in the classroom, and on the playing field. The team is being built around the concepts of authenticity, hard work, integrity, and passion on and off the field. The athletes are directing their future through the “Positive Pursuit of Excellence” and the role that women’s lacrosse will take at Saint Mary’s Hall for years to come. They are excited to get started and grateful for the support from the alumni, administration, staff, faculty, parents, and classmates. Let’s Go Barons!
Coach Lohr joins SMH most recently from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where she served as the Head Coach of the field hockey program, an adjunct faculty member, an Independent Study Supervisor, and the Title IX Deputy Coordinator. For USA Hockey, she has been a Regional Head Coach & Selector and the Futures/Nexus National Tournament Head Coach. Coach Lohr received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and History from Lehigh University. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law and was later admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Valerie played both field hockey and lacrosse at Lehigh University and began her coaching career after her graduation. She spent four years at Dickinson College, serving as an assistant for both the Red Devils' field hockey and women's lacrosse programs, and was named to the Dickinson College Hall of Fame as a Coach. Along with strengthening and growing our field hockey program, Valerie will be working closely with students and faculty and teaching health and wellness in the Upper School.