WEST HARTFORD – Ashley Mara, a 2008 graduate of Northwest Catholic High School, has returned to Northwest Catholic as head women's lacrosse coach.
Also a 2012 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Mara brings playing experience at the Division 1 collegiate level, where she was recognized as co-captain and MVP of her team. She graduated with a degree in exercise science, pursuing her passion in wellness for student athletes from youth to collegiate levels.
Before returning to Northwest Catholic, Mara served as a strength and conditioning coach at CCSU and coached the Division 3 nationally ranked Springfield College lacrosse team.
In addition to her work at Northwest Catholic, Mara coaches lacrosse at the club level for LaxPlus and is a strength and conditioning coach at Foresi's Individualized Training in Southington.
Mara said she is excited about the opportunity to lead Northwest Catholic's lacrosse team.
“My passion for the well-being of the whole student-athlete from a physical, mental and faith-filled aspect is something I am excited to bring to Northwest Catholic. This school shaped who I am today, and I am fortunate to now be a role model for the students at NWC,” she said.