Head Varsity Coach Laura Sandbloom
      Associate Head Varsity Coach Megan Sengelmann
      Assistant Varsity Coach Sue Stimmel
      Assistant Coach Grace Dower
      JVA Head Coach Armonde Moore
      JVB Head Coach Becca Heicher
      JV Assistant Rachel Kamnikar
      Goalies Coach Samantha Arey McCandlish
LAURA SANDBLOOM: Varsity Head Coach

Born and raised in Upper Arlington, Ohio, Laura Burke Sandbloom was a two-time state champion and two-time High School USALacrosse All-American for Upper Arlington High School and head coach Wendy Pinta.

Laura was recruited to play for The Ohio State University Women’s Lacrosse team by head coach Sue Stimmel, where she served as team co-captain in 2010 and lettered all four years of her eligibility as a starting defender for the Buckeyes (2006-2010).

After moving west and taking a few years off from the game, Laura returned to the field as an assistant coach to Steph Sanders at Colorado Academy in Denver, Colorado. During Sanders’ and Sandbloom’s tenure together, the Mustangs won five back-to-back Colorado state championships.

Laura took over as head of Program in 2019, and despite the cancellation of the 2020 season, she led her team back to the State finals and ultimately, another pair of state championships in 2021 and 2022 as Head of Program. In total, she helped lead the Mustangs to seven back-to-back state championships since 2015.

Laura was also named the Colorado High School Coach of the Year for Girls’ Lacrosse for the 2022 season by CHSAA (Colorado High School Athletics Association). For the last two years, she also served on the NFHS Rules Committee for girls' lacrosse.

She recently relocated back to Columbus with her husband and two young children, and she is thrilled to be a Golden Bear once again.

MEGAN SENGELMANN :Varsity Associate Head Coach
An alumnae of the Golden Bears, Megan Sengelmann first started playing lacrosse in 4th grade in the Upper Arlington Lacrosse Association spring league. Megan continued her love for the game and played lacrosse at Upper Arlington High School under coaches Wendy Pinta and Sue Stimmel. She won two DI State Championships in 2013 and in 2015 with the Bears. After graduation, Megan took her lacrosse career to The University of Tampa in Florida. Tampa Women’s Lacrosse was only in its second year as a program when Megan joined the team as a freshman. By her senior year, Tampa won their first Conference Championship, ranked #5 in the country and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Megan graduated with a Bachelors in Communications and Minor in Graphic Design.

After graduation, Megan moved back to Columbus to start her coaching career. She has been the Head Coach of the JVA Women’s Lacrosse team at Upper Arlington for the past 2 seasons. In the off season, Megan continues to help grow the game by coaching with the Resolute Lacrosse Club. This will be Megan's first year as the Assistant Head Coach to the Varsity team at Upper Arlington. She is excited to help all the athletes reach their goals and keep expanding the love of lacrosse in Columbus!

SUE STIMMEL: Varsity Assistant Coach

Before coming to Upper Arlington, Sue Stimmel spent 21 years coaching at the collegiate level, finishing her career with a 198-130 record. Most recently, Coach Stimmel was the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at the Ohio State University. She was Buckeye's first coach, starting the program in 1996. During her 15 year leadership, the Buckeyes became a Top 20 team, playing in one of the toughest conferences in the country. Ohio State made back-to-back NCAA appearances in 2002 and 2003. The 2003 team won the ALC Championships and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals. Stimmel was named the ALC Coach of the Year and was also honored as the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. During her tenure, eight Buckeyes were named All-Americans and three went on to play in World Cup competitions.

Before Ohio State, Coach Stimmel coached for six years at Denison University, where she guided the Big Red to a 76-18 record. Denison won five NCAC Championships and made five NCAA appearances. Two of Stimmel's student-athletes won National Player of the Year honors. She was named the IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year in 1991, 1992, and 1994 and NCAC Coach of the Year in 1990, 1992, and 1993. In 1995 she coached the North Team in the annual Division III North/South game. Her coaching career began in 1984 when she was named an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts.

A native of Boyertown, PA, Stimmel is a 1984 graduate of Temple University, where she received a degree in mathematics. A four-year varsity starter and member of Temple's national championship teams in 1982 and 1984, she was named a Regional All-American in 1984 and was invited to the U.S. team tryouts. Her championship teams were inducted into the Temple University Hall of Fame in 2011. Stimmel was inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame in 2000.

In addition to her coaching, Coach Stimmel has been involved with numerous lacrosse committees and organizations. She was the president of the Midwest Lacrosse Association and served as a member of the executive board for the USWLA. She was also the chair of the IWLCA Ethics Committee, chair of the Mid-Atlantic NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, and the Division I Vice-President for the IWLCA. She served on the Tewaaraton Selection Committee and the IWLCA Regional All-American Selection Committee.

SAMANTHA AREY - Goalies Coach
Sam Arey started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade in New Albany. She helped her high school team to two State Championships in 2008 and 2009 and made it to the Final Four in 2010 and 2011. Coach Arey graduated from New Albany High School in 2011. 

After graduation, Coach Arey took her skills to Limestone University where she played goalie, defence, and midfield. During her time at Limestone, she helped the team to wins over nationally ranked teams, impressive regular season records, and multiple NCAA appearances. In 2015, she was named All-Conference Carolinas Tournament Team. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in Sports Management.

Coach Arey found her way back to her high school alma mater and served as the goalie coach in 2017. She moved to the Head JV Coach position at New Albany in 2018. In 2019, she became the Head Coach at Columbus School for Girls. 

She continues to grow the game of lacrosse in the off-season with Major Force Lacrosse Club. She has been a part of the Columbus Ohio MFL coaching staff since 2012.

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