Director of Ops./Alumni
Army West Point
Kristen Skiera, formerly Kristen Waagbo, enters her third season as the Noto Family Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Army West Point during the 2016-17 academic year after being appointed to the position on June 13, 2014.
Skiera led the team during its inaugural season to a 5-12 mark with the first program win coming against Central Connecticut State. The team defeated the Blue Devils, LIU Brooklyn, UMass-Lowell, Presbyterian and Howard in their first NCAA season.
Skiera oversaw the women’s lacrosse program’s final season at the club level, guiding the Black Knights to an 8-3 overall record and an appearance in the championship game of the New England Women’s Lacrosse League Tournament in 2015.
She continued to transition the team to the varsity level, with women’s lacrosse becoming the Academy’s 28th varsity sport in the 2015-16 academic year. Army West Point competed at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Patriot League in the 2016 season.
Noto Family Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kristen Skiera
Noto Family Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Kristen Skiera announced the hiring of Shannon Gilroy as an assistant coach in August. Gilroy comes to West Point after spending one year as an assistant at Vanderbilt.
Gilroy worked primarily with the attack and midfield units at Vanderbilt and mentored Second Team All-BIG EAST honorees Kelly Chandler and Emma Dagres. The Commodores finished with a 5-11 overall record during the 2015 season.
Gilroy also brings a wealth of top-level playing experience, including competing on the United States Women’s National Lacrosse Team since June 2015. She was one of 24 players to represent the United States during a foreign tour to England in the summer of 2016.
She has gained additional experience as a member of the Long Island Sound of the United Women’s Lacrosse League, the world’s first-ever professional women’s lacrosse league. Gilroy was selected 10th overall by Long Island during the inaugural United Women’s Lacrosse League Draft in April 2016.
Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach Shannon Gilroy
Leah Gallagher enters her first season as an assistant women's lacrosse coach.
Gallagher comes to West Point after spending two years as a graduate assistant at Wagner College.
Gallagher is a former defensive standout at the University of Notre Dame where she captained the team during her senior season in 2015.
She was a three-year starter for the Fighting Irish and started in all 20 games during her senior campaign. A four-year letterwinner, Gallagher played in 69 career games and totaled 54 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers.
Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach Leah Gallagher
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