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WENDY PINTA GALLAPOO
has been involved in coaching and playing high school lacrosse for over 20 years. Coach Gallapoo starting playing lacrosse in 1983 on Thomas Worthington High School's team as a defender. In 1985 she helped Worthington to a title when they won the Midwest Schoolgirl's Lacrosse Association Championship. She continued to play lacrosse at The Ohio State University from 1987-1992. Additionally, she was selected to the Collegiate Midwest Team #1 that competed at the National Tournament in 1989. Between 1987 and 1990 she coached the junior varsity team at Thomas Worthington under the direction of John Galipault.

In 1991 Coach Gallapoo began her coaching career at Upper Arlington High School at the junior varsity level. In 1992 she assumed the head coaching position. Under her direction, the varsity squad made eight appearances in the Midwest Tournament. The Golden Bears went on to win state titles in 2002, 2004, and 2005 and were ranked nationally by US Lacrosse for the same years under Coach Gallapoo's leadership. She ended her high school coaching career with a record of 213-78-12 having earned the first-ever OCC Coach of the Year Award in lacrosse for the 2007 season. That same year she was also honored by the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association for her 16+ years of service. Additionally, she coached 19 All-Americans and transitioned over 60 players to the collegiate level.

In addition to her high school coaching, Coach Gallapoo also was instrumental in founding and organizing both the Jones and Hastings middle school lacrosse programs as well as the Upper Arlington Lacrosse Association, which provides youth lacrosse programs and clinics for elementary students. She also co-founded the Ohio Middle School Girls Lacrosse Association with Laurie Johnson in 1994. During her tenure as head coach she served on the National Scholastic All-American and Academic All-American Selection Committees and was a board member of the Ohio Schoolgirl's Lacrosse Association. In 2009 Coach Gallapoo was inducted into US Lacrosse's "Century Club" which was established to recognize high school coaches of girls lacrosse who have achieved significant levels of varsity wins in their coaching careers. Most recently, Coach Gallapoo accepted the head coaching position at Hastings Middle School where she hopes to add to UA's winning streak!

 

 

  

 
 
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