Tennessee Girls Lacrosse Club
Providing the highest level of lacrosse competition and experience for girls in Tennessee at the high school and middle school levels.

(615) 974-1977


TNLAX Owner Megan Riley Clark

Megan Riley Clark is a 1999 graduate of James Madison University, where she was a 3 time All-American on the Dukes Division I Lacrosse Team. Megan's freshman year she was the Colonial Athletic Association - Rookie of the Year, followed by CAA Player of the Year her senior year. She was also JMU's Female Athlete of the Year in 1999.  Megan was a member of the US Developmental squad for 2 years.  During her 4 year career at JMU, Megan helped her team to the NCAA Playoffs 3 years in a row, falling short her senior year of a Final Four appearance.  Megan was the Most Valuable Player in the North/South Senior All Star Game in 1999.  She is JMU's all time leader in assists.  Megan was named to the 25th Colonial Athletic Conference Silver Anniversary Team in December 2009. In September 2011 Megan was inducted into the James Madison University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Megan was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in January 2013. She was most recently inducted into the US Lacrosse Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame in 2019.

Megan spent two seasons at Johns Hopkins University as an assistant coach before coming to Vanderbilt.  During her 2 year stint the Blue Jays were 21-14 and earned ECAC title in 2001.  From 2002 until 2009 she was an assistant lacrosse coach at Vanderbilt University . While at Vanderbilt, she worked contributed to the team's offensive ideas and concepts and assisted with goalies. She helped take the Commodores to it's first ever Final Four appearances in 2004.  Megan has coached 6 All Americans while at Vanderbilt, along with a nationally ranked goalkeeper who earned the All American Lacrosse Conference Goalie of the Year in 2008. 

   Megan gave her spare time helping to start a middle school lacrosse program at Harding Academy in February, 2004.  She also began helping Tennessee area high school girls improve their game at a five week fall clinic in September of 2005. It was such a success that it was time for Nashville to have its own club team and TNLAX was formed in December of that year.  Megan was the head coach at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville for 6 years where she led the Knights to 5 playoff appearances and one Final Four.  Over those 6 years the Knights were 70-32.  Megan was the offensive assistant coach for the United States U19 women's lacrosse team that won the Gold Medal in the FIL World Championship in Hannover Germany in August 2011.   She has been a head and assistant coach for the Girls South Underclass All Star team that competes at the Under Armour Tournament held in Towson, Maryland in 2012 and 2013. Megan is the head coach of Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, where she has led the Honey Bears to 5 Final Four appearances in the TGLA State Championship. Megan was named US Lacrosse Tennessee Coach of the Year in 2018.  Contact Megan at TNLAX@comcast.net

Joy Miller

Joy Miller started coaching lacrosse in 2005 in the Nashville, Tennessee area.  She began coaching at Woodland Middle School in 2005 and in 2007 moved to the high school level as a JV coach and assistant varsity coach at Ravenwood High School.  She was the interim head coach in 2009 for 14 games at Ravenwood.   Joy has served as the Chairperson for Academic All-American.  She has been on the committee for All-American for 2 years.  She is a Level 2 US Lacrosse Certified Coach.  Joy has been a selector for the Tennessee National Team for 2 years and was a selector for the 2012 Under Armour South team that competes at the Under Armour Tournament held in Maryland.  Joy was an assistant coach at Pope John Paul II High School and head coach for the Hendersonville Knights where her team finished an undefeated season and won the 2012 Middle Tennessee Middle School Girls Championship. She is now an assistant coach at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, where she has help lead the Honey Bears to 5 Final Four appearances in the TGLA State Championship.  Joy has been on the TNLAX coaching staff since 2012.   Both of Joy’s daughters, Julia Miller (University of Alabama) and Jarrett Miller (Marymount University) are TNLAX alumni. 

Liz Jones - Berry College

Liz Jones is, originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee, and she is a TNLAX alumnae and two-time Team Tennessee team member. She played at Hendersonville High School where she was a captain for 3 years, two-time Academic All American, two-time all region and selected to the All State Team her senior year in 2012. Upon graduation, she went to Berry College where she majored in communication and minored in economics. During her lacrosse career, she was named to the SAA Academic Honor Roll x4, IWLCA Academic Honor Roll x2, voted captain her junior and senior year, and named First Team All-Conference her senior season in 2016. After graduation, Liz soon began assisting with TNLAX after graduating and was an assistant at Brentwood High School in 2019, before moving to Harpeth Hall School in 2020, where she is now.
Alex Rasmussen - Vanderbilt University
Alex Rasmussen is originally from San Diego, California where she played lacrosse at Torrey Pines High School.  She helped Falcons to runner-up finish in 2015 CIF Tournament.  She was a Two-time All-CIF selection, earning first team honors in 2015.  Alex is a Four-time selection to All-Avocado League, twice named to first team, second team as sophomore and honorable mention as freshman. She was a Scholar-Athlete in 2014 and 2015.  Alex earned Team MVP in 2015 and was a team captain as senior. She was a member of the Pacific Falcons Club team, where she was recruited to play DI lacrosse.  Alex played Division I lacrosse for Vanderbilt University. Alex graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organizational Development, with a focus in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. At Vanderbilt, Alex was a three-year starting defender and a captain of the team her senior year. Junior year, she led the team in ground balls. She was also on four Academic Honor roll rosters. Alex now works for a technology startup, Vancery, as an Associate Recruiter.  Alex is an assistant coach at Harpeth Hall.
Erin O'Hara - Campbell University
Erin O’Hara is a 2017 graduate of Campbell University where she was the first player in program history to make the All-Conference team all 4 years. She started every game of her career as a defender. O’Hara was named team captain her senior year, and was chosen as the pre-season Defensive Player of the Year for the Big South. She was the first player in Campbell’s history to
surpass 100 ground balls, and held the program record for ground balls and caused turnovers. She was also a 3 Time Big South All-Academic Team Player, made the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, and Nominated for the Big South All Decade Team in 2020. Erin graduated from Campbell with a degree in Marketing. She began coaching club lacrosse in Maryland for Bay Area Lacrosse
Club shortly after graduating in 2017. After moving to Nashville in 2019, she wanted to stay involved with coaching and was able to find a home with TNLAX!

Kelly Todd - Harvard College

Kelly (Noon) Todd is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Bryn Mawr High School before being recruited to Harvard College as a defender. Kelly was a four year starter at Harvard and a co-captain her senior year. She graduated with a degree in Government in 2005. She began her coaching career in TN as an assistant coach at Christ Presbyterian Academy. Currently, Kelly is the Varsity coach at Page High School and lives in Franklin.

Carter Koontz - Campbell University
Carter Koontz is a 2018 graduate of Campbell University where she was a four-year member of the Division I Big South Conference Women's Lacrosse Team. Carter is originally from Annapolis, Maryland, where she attended Broadneck High School and was a member of the 2013 Women's Lacrosse State Championship team. During her time at Campbell University, the midfielder helped her team earn a spot in the Big South Championship finals against High Point University in 2017. Carter served as co-captain her senior year at Campbell University. Upon graduating, Carter enrolled in graduate school at East Tennessee State University, where she earned her Master's Degree in Sport Management. She works with the Tennessee Golf Foundation and is the Director of Community Engagement.
Kelsey Mackin - Chapman University
Kelsey Mackin is a 2018 graduate of Chapman University where she was an inaugrual member of the DIII lacrosse team. She received her B.A. in Public Relations & Advertising with a Minor in Social Entrepreneurship & Leadership, and capped off her time in California earning her M.A. in Leadership Development in 2018. She  was a member of NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Success), graduating with Magna Cum Laude ’16 and Summa Cum Laude ’18 honors. She received All-SCIAC First Team and IWCLA All-Region honors during her seasons as a Panther, and holds rank as Chapman’s all-time leading scorer, with three SCIAC Championship Match appearances.

After her playing career, Kelsey stayed on as a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Coach and helped coach the 2018 offense to SCIAC Playoffs and Semi-Final game.  She was a recruiting assistant where she managed correspondence with potential recruits, led campus tours.  Kelsey also assisted with team communications, where she handled team social media page and emails for the head coach.

The Bainbridge Island, Washington native attended Bainbridge High School. . Kelsey earned four State Championship game appearances for the Spartans, captaining back-to-back State Champion titles her Junior and Senior season. Kelsey played on the Washington State National Team, earned All-Conference and All-State honors each season, and was named a High School All-American her Senior season.

Kelsey is most recently coming from Dallas, where she was the head coach for the Lovejoy Lacrosse club coaching girls kindergarten through 4th grade.  She was and assistant varsity coach at Lovejoy High school.  Kelsey spent her time with 214 Lacrosse Club where she coached both youth and high school teams!  Kelsey is the chief marketing officer for Corio Active, which is a luxury activewear line.  She will be an assistant coach at Ravenwood High School and will be coaching our middle school and high school TNLAX teams! 
Cristi Rowland - Lenoir-Rhyne University - Goalie Coach

Cristi Rowland is a 2020 Graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. She graduated with a degree in Middle Grades Education with a focus in English. She currently attends Vanderbilt University and will graduate in May of 2021 with her master’s degree in Reading Education. During her time at Lenoir-Rhyne she spent 4 years on their women’s lacrosse team. In 2018 the team made program history. They were the first team in program history to win a conference championship. In addition, they were the first team in conference history to beat Queens University of Charlotte. Her junior and senior year she shared the starting goalie position. In the summers of 2017-2019 she coached the goalies of Check-Hers Elite lacrosse club traveling all over the east coast to provide coaching and recruitment assistance to middle school and high school goalies. She also assisted Megan Taylor in coaching her goalies during weekly goalie clinics. Prior to attending Lenoir-Rhyne University, Cristi played lacrosse for the club team Check-Hers Elite and Liberty High School located in Eldersburg, Maryland. She is currently looking for teaching positions in the Nashville area.