GOLDEN BEARS GIRLS LACROSSE
Varsity Head Coach
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.
was recruited to play for The
Ohio State University Womens 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).
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 Sandblooms tenure
together, the Mustangs won five back-to-back Colorado
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.
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.
recently relocated back to Columbus with her husband
and two young children, and she is thrilled to be
a Golden Bear once again.
SENGELMANN : Assistant Head Coach
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 Womens 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.
graduation, Megan moved back to Columbus to start
her coaching career. She has been the Head Coach of
the JVA Womens 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
STIMMEL: Varsity Assistant Coach
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.
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.
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.
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
AREY - Goalie Coach
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.
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.
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
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.