The New Canaan High School girls lacrosse staff is so excited to be coaching the 15th year of NCLA fall clinics. Coach Kristin Woods, Coach Emma Sheeran, Coach Nicholas & Coach Vincent will be working closely with all the girls to improve their individual fundamentals and learn basic team concepts. Each clinic will focus on cradling, dodging, ground balls, catching, throwing, shooting, 1 v 1 defense as well as man up, man down situations. We are thrilled to be working with the future New Canaan Lady Rams.
Coach Woods finishes her 15th season at the helm of New Canaan High School. During the 2021 spring she led the New Canaan High School program to an undefeated regular season and a 2021 FCIAC Championship. She was named CTHSCA - COACH of the YEAR in 2018. Her overall coaching record adds to 243-62 including the 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 & 2010 Connecticut State Championships. She has coached 43 All-Americans, 85 All-State, and 113 All-FCIAC players. She was named Connecticut Coach of the Year in 2021, 2012 and 2008, as well as the 2021, 2012 & 2009 FCIAC Coach of the Year. As a player at Penn State, she was an Academic All-Big Ten midfielder. Following her collegiate playing days, she served as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach at PSU. Coach Woods currently teaches Health and Physical Education at New Canaan High School, and is in her 16th year in the school system.
Coach Sheeran grew up in Westchester, NY. She was a 4-year varsity lacrosse player for John Jay High School and went on to play at Fairfield University. This is going to be her 6th year coaching with the New Canaan Lacrosse program. During the 2019 season the JV team went undefeated. Coach Sheeran’s dedication and enthusiasm for the game brings our program to the next level. She is currently a Social Studies teacher at Bedford Middle School in Westport.
Coach Kat Nicholas played lacrosse for Wilton High School and then at Lafayette College. Post college, she volunteered for LEAPS lacrosse in Philadelphia, PA and played on an adult club team. She has always been very involved volunteering at the youth level throughout high school and college, she has coached the last three years for New Canaan and Gold Coast.
Coach Kat Vincent is a Wilton native and Warrior stand out. She went on to play with Washington College where she was named 2016 All-Centennial Conference first team. Additionally, Vincent was a 2x Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Shorewoman of the Week. She currently holds the school record for Single-Season Free-Position Goals. Coach Vincent hasbeen coaching with Gold Coast Lacrosse the past 5 years and is currently the Freshman Head Coach at New Canaan High School
General NCLA Covid Protocols:
Stay home if you do not feel well, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to someone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If a player has missed school due to illness or close contact, they may not participate in lacrosse activities.
If a player shows signs/symptoms of Covid-19, that member MUST take a PCR test before returning to play. A negative rapid test will NOT be accepted because a rapid test is not as accurate as a PCR test.
If a player has been quarantined after close contact with someone who is known to be positive for Covid-19, that player MAY NOT participate in lacrosse until their quarantine period has ended. You can not test out of a quarantine.
If you are currently following school guidelines and are in quarantine, you MUST stay home from all lacrosse activities
If an individual does not have Covid-19 symptoms BUT had close contact to someone diagnosed with Covid-19, they should have a test taken no earlier than 5 days after last exposure
If a player is quarantined as a close contact and has no symptoms, siblings of that player may participate in lacrosse activities.
**If your player is quarantined, it must be reported to
Patricia Mee - - AND your Grade Level coordinator.***
We appreciate your attention to these safety measures in order to ensure a successful lacrosse season.
2021 Spring Lacrosse Registration is OPEN!
Register by February 1st to avoid late fees or being waitlisted.
All uniforms must be ordered by January 29th
See links below for uniform details and to place your order.
1. Click on 'Players Register here' on the left side of nclax.com 2. Select the program you wish to register for from the dropdown menu. 3. Follow the prompts and check your account information for accuracy. The system will bring you to the US Lacrosse website in order to make sure your player has a valid US Lacrosse number for the duration of the spring season (through June 2021). A US Lacrosse membership is required for insurance purposes and their fee is not refundable. 4. Once the US Lacrosse site returns you to the NCLA site, complete your registration by following the prompts.
All registrations must be done online. Questions? Contact Patricia Mee at
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR GRADES 5-8: February 1st. Registrations after the registration deadline will incur an additional fee of $200.
ALL UNIFORM PURCHASES MUST BE COMPLETED BY January 29th
If you need to purchase a new uniform for the season, click below: