Originally from Freeport, New York Karen spent 8 years as the Head Coach of D1 Bryant University before moving south to start her family and begin working in youth lacrosse.
She launched the LB3 Girls program in Atlanta GA and quickly built it into a premier program in the region. Her unique style of coaching and leading young women has proven successful in developing both quality players and quality people.
At Bryant she led the programs successful transition from D2 to D1 and while they were not eligible for the conference tournament during her tenure, she finished the regular season in 2nd place in just their third year of division 1 play.
Prior to taking the reigns at Bryant, Karen served as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts and as a program director for Metro Lacrosse in Boston, MA.
Karen played college lacrosse at Syracuse University. She was a top recruit on the inaugural Women's Lacrosse team at Syracuse. Karen earned Regional All American honors as a midfielder in both her freshman and sophomore years. Three knee surgeries were a major blow to her career but Karen fought back and after a brief stint as a goalie, moved back on to the field earning 2nd Team All Big East Honors as a defender in her senior season.
Karen has been an outstanding athlete her entire life. In High School she was a three sport star earning honors in lacrosse, basketball and cross country. Lacrosse however was her best sport. She was a 2X US Lacrosse All American, Empire State Games MVP, 3X All County, 3X Team MVP and 2X Team Captain.
Karen currently resides in Redwood City, CA with her husband Brian and their son Cameron James.