Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ashley Mara 734x600pxAshley Mara, a 2008 graduate of Northwest Catholic, is pictured with her team and assistant coach Jeff Cahill, who is also a math and social studies teacher. (Photo submitted)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.