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Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College Athletics
101 N. College Ave Annville, PA 17003
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Developing team

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Rachel Perla

Rachel Perla was named the seventh head coach in Lebanon Valley Women's Lacrosse's 22-year history in June of 2020.


Perla, who comes to LVC from the University of Scranton, inherits a Dutchmen program that captured its first-ever MAC Commonwealth Championship in 2019 and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament.


Perla served as the assistant at Scranton since July of 2017 and helped the Royals to a 2-4 overall record in 2020 prior to the season being cut short. Scranton earned dominating victories over Farmingdale State and Misericordia. The Royals drastically increased their strength of schedule for the 2020 season and were ranked No. 20 in the IWLCA Preseason Coaches' Poll.


Currently, Perla also serves as the Nike Lacrosse Camp Director in Lawrenceville, N.J. She's responsible for creating teams, as well as camp agendas for all skill levels. Additionally, she provides a fun and positive learning experience for all campers and is responsible for hiring and paying a staff of workers and athletic trainers.


Perla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Studies in 2017 and played lacrosse at Division I St. Bonaventure (N.Y.). In her three-year career on the field for the Bonnies, Perla netted 53 goals and added 19 assists (72 total points) as an attack/midfielder. Overall, she started 46 of the 50 games she played and served as team captain as a senior.


In the classroom, Perla was named to St. Bonaventure's Dean's List from 2015 through 2017 and served as an intern for the women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2015.


A native of Liverpool, N.Y., Perla was named a Brine All-American and helped her high school, Christian Brothers Academy, earn two New York State High School Lacrosse Championships in 2011 and 2013.

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Alexandra Stambaugh

Alexandra Stambaugh enters her first season as interim head coach of Lebanon Valley's women's lacrosse program.


Stambaugh was an assistant with LVC for the past two seasons in 2018 and 2019. She recently completed her career at Division I Monmouth University where she served as Community Service Committee Chair, organizing various volunteer events over her four years. She finished her playing career with 28 goals, 18 assists, and 17 ground balls. As a senior, Stambaugh was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma at Monmouth, which recognizes high academics and athletic achievements.


The Harrisburg native attended Central Dauphin East High School, leading her women's lacrosse squad to their first PIAA Districts appearance. She had a successful high school career in both lacrosse and field hockey, earning a varsity starting spot all four years, being appointed captain for each sport, as well as being named MVP each year. Stambaugh was recognized each year on the All-Conference teams for field hockey and lacrosse, as well as being placed on the PennLive "Big 11" team. As a senior at CD East, she was named the "Female Athlete of the Year" after leading all women's lacrosse players in Pennsylvania with 134 goals. She ended her four-year career with 256 tallies.


Stambaugh is the head coach of the Xtreme Lacrosse Club 2023, and will be assisting Coach Dando with LVC's attacking unit as well as recruitment.

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Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough has joined the LVC Women's Lacrosse coaching staff beginning in 2021.


“We are so excited to welcome Katie to our LVC family,” said head coach Rachel Perla. “Katie is so heavily involved in the lacrosse community and has many valuable experiences to draw from. She is a great fit for our team culture and is a tremendous addition to our staff and program.”


McDonough comes from Catholic University, where she served as an assistant since the summer of 2019. While with the Cardinals, McDonough spearheaded fall ball, created practice plans and scouting reports, and broke down film. She was also head of logistics, and assisted in social media design. Prior to her time in Washington, D.C., McDonough spent a season as the defensive coordinator at Lycoming College.


The Oakdale, N.Y. native graduated from Lock Haven University with bachelor of science and master of science degrees. She was a three-year starting defender and was a 2018 team captain. She helped guide the Bald Eagles to a pair of National Championship games (2014, 2015) and two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships. Additionally, she was selected to participate in the 2018 IWLCA DII North-South Senior All-Star Game.

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