Coaching Staff

coach-amy2Amy Orcutt, Varsity Head Coach - orcuttamy@gmail.com
This is Coach Orcutt’s 12th year as Head Coach with the Conestoga Girls Lacrosse program. Prior to Conestoga, Coach Orcutt coached at The Agnes Irwin School, leading them to the Inter-AC Championship title in 2006. Upon graduation from Conestoga HS in 1997, Amy continued her lacrosse career at The University of North Carolina. She participated in the 1998 NCAA Final Four at UMBC; she was a member of Team Deep South in the National Tournament in 1999. In 2000, Coach Orcutt was a member of the ACC All-Tournament Team, ACC Player of the week, All-ACC Academic Honor Roll and was the 2nd leading scorer on the team. Amy was named Nike Player of the Week senior year, ACC Player of the week, and was a Senior All Star. In 2000, Carolina advanced in the NCAA quarterfinals and lost to Georgetown. In 2009, Coach Orcutt was inducted into the T/E Conestoga Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in the sport of lacrosse. In 2012 and 2015, Coach Orcutt was named “Coach of the Year” by the Daily Local Newspaper and in 2014 Coach Orcutt was the assistant coach to the Philly Under Armour team. Coach Orcutt led Conestoga to win the Central League Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015 she led Conestoga to the their first ever State Championship Game, losing to Garnet Valley. Coach Orcutt then led the team to their first ever State Championship win in 2016. In 2017 and 2019 Orcutt led Conestoga to win the District Championship. The team also won the Central League Sportsmanship award AND the PIAA District 1 Sportsmanhip award in 2019! Chad and Amy are the proud parents of Jackson, Price, and Tilly. 

Jaclyn Klunder, Varsity Assistant Coach - klunderj@tesd.net
Jaclyn was Conestoga’s JVA coach for 8 years. She is currently teaching 2nd Grade at Valley Forge Elementary. She graduated from Conestoga in 2007 and went on to play lacrosse at Drexel University, where she was team captain her senior year. She helped lead Conestoga to two PIAA championships. She also helped lead Drexel to the CAA championship tournament for the first time in history her junior year, and again her senior year. All five years and seasons at Drexel, she achieved the Commissioners Academic Award. 

 

Elise Bendinelli - Varsity Assistant Coach " A native of West Chester, PA, Elise Bendinelli was a four-year letter winner at Villa Maria Academy where she graduated in 2011. At Villa Maria, she scored 106 goals during her junior and senior seasons and served as a 2011 team captain. Elise’s additional high school accolades include: 2011 PASLA Student-Athlete of the Year, 2011 Academic All-American, 2011 and 2010 AACA All-League, and 2011 Army National Reserve Scholar-Athlete.

Elise moved on to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University, where she graduated in 2015 with a BBA in Finance and Marketing. During her collegiate career, Elise was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team all four years (’12, ’13, ’14, ’15). In addition, Elise was a representative of Villanova’s Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and helped lead Villanova to the program’s first Big East Tournament in school history during her senior year.
Charlotte Neser - JVA Coach
Coach Neser is a native of Paoli and a graduate of CHS. She had a standout career at Drexel before playing and coaching in Europe as part of the Global Players Student Athlete Exchange program. She was the first-ever player at Drexel to be named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List and was among the team's top-three scoring leaders all four years. She concluded her career with 142 goals and 168 points, leading Drexel in both goals and points as a junior and senior, while she was also named to the CAA's All-Rookie Team in 2009 and to the league's second team as a junior.

Coach Neser graduated from Drexel in 2012 with a degree in sports management and earned her Master's degree in higher education, also from Drexel, in 2014. In addition to playing and coaching for Phantastix, Coach Neser spent time traveling Europe, coaching throughout Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. She has also worked as a graduate assistant in academic advising and life skills for Drexel student-athletes. She most recently hails from the Loyola lacrosse program where she joined their staff as the Director of Operations in 2014. Coach Neser recently moved home and is raising 3 month old Luke and 2 year old Carson along with her husband Jarrod.
Corey Anderson - JVB Coach - coreyleader9@yahoo.com
Coach Anderson graduated from Wilmington Friends School in Delaware before going on to play for Temple University. She earned a degree from Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2007.

At Temple, Coach Anderson’s team won multiple conference championships, earning NCAA Tournament bids. She received multiple Conference Player of the Week, All-Conference First Team and Conference All-Tournament Team honors and was selected to the IWLCA Farewell Festival North/South Game. As a senior captain, Coach Anderson led the Owls in scoring ending her career with over 100 goals. She went on to coach at Avon Grove before getting involved with Conestoga. She is now on the board of local youth lacrosse organization Quix Stix and volunteers with the girls club team, Philly Blast.

Coach Anderson and her husband Shawn own a farm in Berwyn that she manages. Along with their menagerie including their pet camel Luna, they have 3 children. Lila (9), Tyler (7) and Keira (5).


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VOLUNTEER COACHES
Regan Marscher
Coach Marscher is thrilled to return to Stoga lacrosse after spending the 2019 season as the head coach of the Baldwin School. A graduate of Conestoga (and teammate with Coach Orcutt), she continued her playing career at Rutgers University. In her senior year she was captain of the most successful team in the programs’ history, as well as a defense which finished #1 in the Nation. Coach Marscher still holds the Rutgers record for most Caused Turnovers in a single game. After college she moved to Boston and began her coaching career as the 1st ever girls lacrosse coach at Bedford High School in Massachusetts. She also held the position of first assistant coach at Boston College for one season before moving to Brooklyn and serving as the head coach of the new Division One program, LIU-Brooklyn, for four years. Before returning to the Main Line, Coach Marscher spent 6 years as the head coach of the Holmdel HS girls lacrosse team in New Jersey. She also implemented, developed and ran the girls youth program in Holmdel. She has directed several camps and clinics, and truly loves to share her passion for the great sport of lacrosse with girls of all ages. Coach Marscher is also the head field hockey coach at Conestoga.
Sarah Kollhoff
Sarah is a Reading para-professional at Valley Forge Elementary school. She graduated from Downingtown East High School in 2015 where she played lacrosse and field hockey. She played division I lacrosse at Duquesne University and graduated with a degree in early childhood education. Sarah was a 4-year starter at Duquesne, was nominated to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie Team, selected to try out for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team Tryouts, Team captain senior year, Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic Team junior and senior year, and was Director of Athletics Honor Roll all four years.
Taylor DeBernardi
Coach DeBernardi is a Health and PE teacher at TE Middle School where she also coaches field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. She played lacrosse at Ursinus college and graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Physiology in 2018. Coach DeBernardi was a 4-year starter at Ursinus. Her senior year she was named captain and was nominated to the Centennial Conference all academic and all sportsmanship teams. She is a 2014 graduate from Springfield High School where she played both field hockey and lacrosse. She is a Phantastix alumni and currently coaches for their program.
Sam Murphy
This Coach Murphy’s seventh year coaching with the Conestoga girls lacrosse program. This isn’t Coach Murphy’s first time on the sidelines for the Pioneers, as graduate student during the 1994 and 95 seasons, she was the JV girls lacrosse coach and assisted the Varsity as well. After she received her masters degree, she became a high school guidance counselor and Varsity Assistant at Brandywine High School in Wilmington, DE for two years. From Brandywine she went to Lower Merion High School where she was a guidance counselor, the Varsity Assistant for the girls lacrosse team during the1998-99 seasons and the Varsity Coach seasons 2000-2002. Coach Murphy continues to volunteer her time in the community through her position on the Quix Stix lacrosse board. After graduating from Conestoga in 1987, Coach Murphy went on to play field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Richmond. She was a four year starter and was named to the 1st team All CAA Conference her junior year, and selected to the Division I Senior All Star Game her senior year. Samantha and her husband Peter currently live in Berwyn and are the proud parents of three sons, Brendan, Toby and Brody.