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Lindsay Teeters

After three seasons at the helm of American University lacrosse, head coach Lindsay Teeters has already led the team to record-breaking success. Announced as the program's 10th head coach on June 9, 2020, Teeters led the team to one of its most successful seasons in program history in 2022, culminating in a record-tying nine-win regular season and the Eagles' first postseason appearance since 2013 with a Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal berth.

Teeters will enter her fourth season with an overall record of 16-26 (.381).

Highlighting the student-athlete success stories in the first three seasons of the Teeters' era is that of Emma Vinall, who graduated in 2022 as the most successful player in program history. An eight-time record holder, including career records in points (259), goals (221), and draw controls (292), Vinall closed her career with back-to-back All-Patriot League First Team selections under Teeters' tutelage.

Teeters has also guided four student-athletes named to the Second Team All-Patriot League, and in the classroom, has seen the Eagles continue their success with two Academic All-Patriot League honors and a College Sports Communicators Academic All-District honor.

Both Vinall and classmate Kendall Goldblum were selected for the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game - Goldblum also left her mark in the history books with the single-game draw control record (14) and spots on eight the program's all-time top-five lists.

Teeters' second season was also highlighted by some exciting performances from the underclassmen, including Maddy Spratt who earned a new freshman season record with a team-high 28 assists. Sophomore-transfer Mary Alice Collins dominated in goal, tying the program-record for single-game saves with 20 against Army West Point.

Her third season saw wins over both UMBC, for the program’s first win over the Retrievers in 20 years, and the Pac-12’s California Golden Bears. It also saw a pair of newcomers combine for 60 goals and 74 points when Kellie Linehan (31 goals, 40 points) and Annabelle Jackson (29 goals, 34 points) finished second and fourth on the team for the season in points respectively, and first and third in goals. Hannah Spease, a junior transfer, closed her first season with the Eagles placing herself third in program history with 69 draw controls in a single season and third as well for 11 draw controls in a single game.

A two-time All-American for Boston University from 2002-06, Teeters brings 13 years of coaching experience including seven on the Division I level with stops at James Madison (2006-09), George Washington (2009-10), and Virginia Tech (2010-13) where she was promoted to associate head coach during her final season.

While at Virginia Tech, Teeters led the Hokies to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history. Among those wins were victories over No. 16 Boston College in 2011 and No. 7 Virginia in 2012.

Teeters returned to Maryland in 2013 to serve as the National Teams Manager at U.S. Lacrosse. One year later, the Assistant Athletic Director position opened up at Garrison Forest School which gave Teeters an opportunity to get back into coaching as the varsity lacrosse coach. Under her leadership, Garrison Forest had its best season in almost 15 years and ranked in the Baltimore Sun's Top 10.

Over the next five years, Teeters continued to work in the club and high school ranks. She became the program director of Bitmore Lacrosse in Maryland in 2015 then the club owner in 2017. When Bitmore was acquired by PRIDE Lacrosse in Falls Church, Va., in 2019, Teeters became the Director of Recruiting which involved working with all six high school level teams to provide coaching, game strategy, scheduling, evaluations, and individual recruiting plans. While in that role with PRIDE, Teeters also served as the head varsity girls lacrosse coach at Mount de Sales Academy.

Teeters graduated from Glenelg High School in Howard County, Md., and went on to be a four-year starter at Boston University. While with the Terriers, she earned two IWLCA All-American selections and helped the team to three America East Championship titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a quarterfinal run in 2005. She was a four-time America East All-Conference selection and a four-time IWLCA All-Region honoree, and graduated as the program's all-time leading scorer with 187 goals in 2006 - seven years before BU joined the Patriot League.

Teeters, who was Lindsay Lewis in her BU days, still ranks fourth all-time in career goals for the Terriers. She received her bachelor's degree in hospitality in 2006 before joining Team USA from 2007-09.

Teeters currently lives in Ellicott City, Md., with her husband Matt and two daughters Lewis and Weston.


2023 (6-10, 2-7 PL) – Placed two Eagles on the All-Patriot League teams with Jordan Mitchell (Second Team) and Hannah Spease (Second Team) … Maddy Spratt earned her first Academic All-League honor as well as making a spot for herself on the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team … Spease, a junior transfer, closed her first season with the Eagles placing herself third in program history with 69 draw controls in a single season and third as well for 11 draw controls in a single game … A pair of newcomers combined for 60 goals and 74 points, Kellie Linehan (31 goals, 40 points) and Annabelle Jackson (29 goals, 34 points).

2022 (9-9, 4-5 PL) -- Closed the season with the program's first Patriot League Tournament appearance since 2013, falling to Navy in the quarterfinal round ... Placed three Eagles on the All-Patriot League Teams with Emma Vinall (First Team), Stephanie Walsh (Second Team), and Jordan Mitchell (Second Team) ... Sarah Boney earned her second consecutive Academic All-Patriot League honor ... Vinall closed her historic career with her eighth program record, earning 292 career draw controls ... A pair of newcomers also made their marks in the record books with Maddy Spratt (freshman season assists - 28) and goalkeeper Mary Alice Collins (single-game saves - 20 at Army West Point).

2021 (1-7, 0-4 PL) -- Teeters' debut season as head coach of the AU Lacrosse program ... Placed two Eagles on the All-Patriot League Teams with Emma Vinall (First Team) and Casey Harkins (Second Team) ... Harkins also earned an Academic All-Patriot League honor alongside Sarah Boney ... Vinall continued to make history with program records in career points (187) and goals (163) ... Harkins reset a record of her own with 79 assists to close her career.

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Mary Eames

Mary Eames is heading into her third season with the Eagles in 2023 after joining the program as an assistant coach in August 2021. Eames came to AU after spending five seasons as a head coach on the Division III level at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

In her two years with the Eagles, Eames helped guide the team to one of its most successful seasons in program history in 2021, tying the program record for regular season wins at 9-9 and returning to the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since 2013. She also helped mentor graduate student Emma Vinall, who will go down in program history as the most successful player to every come through AU lacrosse, earning the program's first All-American honor in 2020 and breaking eight program records including career points, goals, and draw controls. Vinall closed her career with a 2022 First Team All-Patriot League selection. Eames has also seen four student-athletes named to the Second Team All-Patriot League since joining.

In the classroom, Eames has overseen the Eagles continue their success with two Academic All-Patriot League honors and a College Sports Communicators Academic All-District honor.

A successful player in her own right, Eames played for Loyola Maryland from 2007-11 and graduated with degrees in writing and philosophy. During her senior season, Eames was a Second Team All-Big East selection and helped lead the Greyhounds to a Big East title and NCAA Quarterfinal appearance. She closed her career with 86 goals and 32 assists before going on to play professionally for the United Women's Lacrosse League in 2018.

Eames took the reins of the young Coast Guard program in 2016-17, only its fourth season after being elevated from Club status in 2014. She wasted little time in making an impact, building up a team that had gone 2-14 in 2016, including a second consecutive 0-8 season in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), to its first winning season in 2018 with a 12-7 overall record, 4-4 in the NEWMAC.

The 2018 NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Eames mentored the program's first two conference Rookies of the Year in 2018 and 2021. Her players also earned 12 NEWMAC All-Conference selections and seven NEWMAC All-Academic honors throughout her five seasons at the helm. By the close of her tenure, Eames had built an overall record of 28-34 (.452) and 11-16 (.407) in the conference.

Prior to her time at the Coast Guard Academy, Eames spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University from 2012-16. With her on staff, the Generals compiled an overall record of 56-22 (.718), including 35-3 (.921) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with three consecutive undefeated the seasons. The squad also won four consecutive ODAC titles and made four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a pair of regional semifinal qualifications in 2014 and 2015.

On an individual level, Eames helped mentor nine IWLCA All-Americans, 10 IWLCA All-Region selections, two ODAC Players of the Year, one ODAC Rookie of the Year, and 10 All-ODAC selections. She also made an impact in the classroom, with three IWLCA All-Academic honorees and one IWLCA Community Awareness Award recipient.

Along with her B.A. in writing and philosophy from Loyola (Md.), Eames also completed her M.A. in science sports management from the American Military University in 2021.

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Andrea McTaggart

Andrea “Ang” McTaggart is heading into her second season with the Eagles after joining Teeters’ staff in fall of 2022. McTaggart came to AU from the University of Maryland where she was both an undergraduate and graduate assistant with the women’s lacrosse team.

In her first season with the Eagles, McTaggart helped guide the team to wins past UMBC, the program’s first win over the Retrievers in 20 years, and California. She helped mentor two Eagles, juniors Jordan Mitchell and Hannah Spease, who were both named to the Second Team All-Patriot League along with sophomore Maddy Spratt who was named to the Academic All-Patriot League and College Sports Communicators Academic All-District teams.

While an undergraduate at Maryland, Andrea played all four years ('16-20) as a defender for the Terrapins. With the Terps, she was a BIG Ten Regular Season Champion in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also a BIG Ten Tournament Champion in 2017 and 2018. McTaggart was part of the Terrapins teams that won the 2017 and 2019 NCAA Championship.

In academia, she was on the Dean's List all five years, 2016-2021, the All-BIG Ten Academic Honor Roll in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and the IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll in 2019 and 2020. She was also a BIG Ten Distinguished Scholar 2018, 2019, and 2020. Andrea received the ICA Academic Achievement Award from UMD Athletics and the Jean Hebeler Award for Special Education, College of Education from UMD in 2020. In 2021, as a graduate student, she was the recipient of the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives Academic Excellence Award.

As an undergraduate and graduate assistant, she worked as a defensive coach working with student athletes to develop and hone skills on the field and assisted coaches in selecting daily drills and collecting in-game stats. She also aided in creating an alumni database and network to make Maryland Women’s Lacrosse a better-connected network that would stimulate personal and professional growth within the community.

McTaggart also has coaching experience with the Nation United Women’s Lacrosse underclassman team, for which she was the co-head coach. The team focused on inclusion, empowerment, and opportunity within lacrosse. Since 2021, she has worked with the Italia Women’s Lacrosse National Development Team as an assistant coach for the u14 and u16 Italian-American lacrosse development teams and worked collectively with a staff to teach and evaluate player skills.

McTaggart is a native of Baltimore and received her Bachelor of Science in special education in 2021 and her Master of Education in special education in 2022.

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