DIRECTORS

RYAN PENNER 

Ryan has been an assistant coach at Sacred Heart in Greenwich for the past 3 years where they have gone 46-11. Ryan has been able to bring a different perspective to the girls game, which at the collegiate level is beginning to look a lot like boys lacrosse. His big push is to develop lacrosse IQ and create a team concept on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, to compete with some of the best teams in the country.  Currently the Sacred Heart girls team is ranked in the Top 40 teams in the country and in the past 3 years have developed athletes playing at or committed to play at Boston College, Penn, Cornell, Navy, Duke, UNC and Villanova.

Ryan is a product of the Yorktown lacrosse program, where in high school started two seasons in goal managing a .663 save percentage. As a starter, Ryan helped the Huskers to back-to-back Section Championships and was named All-Section both years. Despite only starting for two years, Ryan still ranks # 7 in saves in Yorktown history with 437. Ryan was also a member of the 2003 State Championship team.

Ryan accepted a scholarship to play college lacrosse at Marist University where he was a mainstay in goal for the Red Foxes. He was a four-year starter and was a three-year captain while at Marist. During his senior year, Ryan ranked in the top 10 in the country in save percentage.

As a coach, Ryan has been actively involved with numerous programs. Prior to the Predators, he has spent his summers coaching at the club level for the No Limit Ballers and the Yorktown Bombers. Ryan is also a coach for Greeley Youth Lacrosse and Bronxville Youth Lacrosse.

HEATHER RANIOLO

Heather graduated from Yorktown High School in 2012, where she played Lacrosse and Volleyball. She was an all section first team defender and draw specialist, as well as captain during her senior year. During her time at Yorktown, she was a member of the 2011 section championship team. In 2012, Heather was recognized as a member of the All Star First Team, as a defender for the huskers.

After high school, Heather went on to play at Springfield College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She was a four year starter and a captain her senior year. Heather transitioned from defense to midfield for the pride, where she was named All Conference first team sophomore through senior year. She was named Athlete of the Year in the NEWMAC Conference in 2015, as well as first team IWLCA Berkshire All Region. Heather was also a part of two NEWMAC Championship titles. She led the team her senior season to the sweet sixteen in the NCAA tournament in 2016 to make history for the program.

Heather graduated from Sacred Heart University with her Masters Degree in 2018, where she was brought on to be an assistant coach for the program. During her time there she focused on the offensive side of the ball for the Pioneers, as well as working with the draw specialists and goalies

Heather currently coaches for two varsity programs within the Mt. Pleasant Central School District. She coaches both volleyball and lacrosse at Westlake High School. Heather is also a physical education and health teacher within the school district. Heather also has been a coach for Predators Lacrosse since the girls’ program was founded!

ALLY MUELLER

Ally Mueller grew up in Pelham, NY and attended the Hackley School in Tarrytown from 2010-2014. She was a three-sport varsity athlete and captain and won 6 total state championships (3 in basketball, 2 in lacrosse, and 1 in cross country). Ally was named a top-5 senior athlete in the Hudson Valley/Westchester areas by MSG Varsity and was a recipient of the Journal News’ Con Edison Scholar-Athlete award.

After high school, Ally went on to play in the Big Ten at Northwestern University, graduating in 2018 after helping the team make the NCAA Tournament 4x and advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals 2x. Ally was a four-year starting defender and received All-Big Ten First Team Honors her senior year, as well as All-Big Ten Tournament Team Honors twice. She was also a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and received a BA in Political Science and Legal Studies with a minor in business.

Ally has coached club lacrosse for Predators since the girls’ program was founded and spent time as a Rye Youth Lacrosse coach. Ally currently plays for the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) lacrosse team and works in Sponsorship Sales at a Sports and Entertainment Marketing agency in NYC.

COACHES

BUNNY O’REILLY

Bunny O’Reilly was a three-sport athlete in lacrosse, soccer, and squash, who grew up in Philadelphia. Bunny played lacrosse at Georgetown University, where she was a starting attacker and co-captain. Bunny has been coaching lacrosse in and around New York/Connecticut for over 10 years and now teaches at Collegiate School in New York City.

KATIE COMERFORD

Katie Comerford went to Yorktown High School where she was a 2x All-American, before continuing her lacrosse career at Villanova University as an attacker. She currently leads Villanova’s program all-time in points, goals and assists. Today, Katie is finishing up graduate school at Villanova and working as a business consultant at EY. 

STEF FROLO

Stef Frolo is a Yorktown Heights native, who graduated from The Hackley School in 2014 as a 5-time State Champion and captain of 3-varsity sports. Stef played 4-years of lacrosse as a midfielder at Division 1 Binghamton University, while also being inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society. Stef is currently teaching 1st grade and coaches High School lacrosse at the Hackley School.

EMILY CONCIALDI

Emily Concialdi Graduated from Yorktown High School in 2015. She was a two sport athlete. She was a four year starter and two time all American on the Yorktown Girls Lacrosse team. She also competed on the Yorktown Ski team and placed top 10 in the state of NY her junior and senior year.

Emily continued her Lacrosse career out west and Played five years for the University of Southern California. During her five years her team won three conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.  USC made two appearances in the elite 8. Emily’s senior Year she was one of the leading scorers and was elected as Team Captain. She also was selected as PAC-12 all conference attacker. In 2020 her final season was cut short due to COVID-19. Emily is excited to move back to New York and join the predators coaching staff.

GAB GJELAJ

Gab Gjelaj is a Shrub Oak native, who graduated from Lakeland and excelled as an Attacker in lacrosse. Gab attended Binghamton and Pace University and has extensive experience coaching for the Ballers club team and Yorktown Youth Lacrosse.

LAUREN MCAULAY

Lauren attended Yorktown HS, where she was a NY State Champion and Game MVP. Lauren was a 4 year starting goalie at Springfield College before becoming an Assistant at American International College for 2 years. Lauren then returned to her alma mater, coaching for 8 years as a Head/Assistant Coach at Yorktown HS.

KELLY HARRIS

Kelly attended Yorktown HS, where she was a Senior captain, 2x Section title holder, Regional title holder, and NYS finalist. She was a defensive starter at Springfield College and 3 time NEWMAC Champion, before becoming an Assistant Coach at Western Connecticut State University. Kelly has coached for various local club teams and is now an Assistant Business Manager at Columbia University’s Athletics Department.

CAITLIN ROONEY

Caitlin grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY. She is a graduate of Lakeland High School where she played field hockey and lacrosse for 4 years. Within her high school career Caitlin helped lead her field hockey team to a NYS Championship title and a Lacrosse Section title. Caitlin was a 2 time all-state player in field hockey and was a part of the Empire state games for 3 years. As a midfielder and captain Caitlin was named All American for field hockey and lacrosse her senior year. She went on to play D-1 Field Hockey at University of Rhode Island where she graduated with an education degree.

Caitlin has been coaching lacrosse for the past 10 years. In that time she has coached youth through High School around the country in Rhode Island, California and New York. Caitlin has been the head varsity coach at Harrison High School for the past 4 years and a part of the Harrison Youth Lacrosse program.

ASSISTANT COACHES

RYAN SMITH 

Ryan Smith is from Port Chester, New York. She graduated from Sacred Heart Greenwich in 2019, where she played four years of varsity field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. The three sport captain just finished her first year at Boston College, where she excelled on the women’s lacrosse team. Unfortunately her freshman season was cut short due to COVID-19, but Ryan is excited to get back to Alumni Stadium.

MORGAN SMITH 

Morgan Smith is from Port Chester, New York. She graduated from Sacred Heart Greenwich in 2020. She played four years of varsity field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. The three sport captain will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, where she will be playing lacrosse for the Quakers this upcoming season.

HILLARY HOOVER 

Hillary Hoover is from Rye, New York. She is a graduate from Sacred Heart Greenwich, where she played four years of varsity lacrosse. Hilary was also a member of the field hockey team at SHG. The two sport captain was dominant for her freshman year at Cornell University. The season was cut short due to COVID-19, but she started all six games for the Big Red, posting 22 draw controls, 11 ground balls and 5 caused turnovers.

GOALIE SKILL DEVELOPMENT COACH

CHARLIE CIPRIANO

Charlie grew up in Long Island, and attended Herricks High School where he was a four year varsity starter. During his time at Herricks, Charlie was a 4x All-County Selection, and in 2008 was named a 2nd Team All American as well as the Nassau County Goalie of the Year. Over the course of 4 years, Charlie finished with 1,366 career saves which is also the All-Time National High School record. He served as his teams Captain during his Junior and Senior seasons as well as earning Herricks’ Most Outstanding Athlete in 2008.

After high school, Charlie went on to play at Fairfield University where he helped the team crack a top 20 national ranking and served as a captain during his senior season. As a three year starter, Charlie earned All-American (2012), ECAC Goalie of the Year (2011, 2012), and Scholar All-American (2012) honors. In the 2012 MLL Draft he was selected by the Denver Outlaws.

After three seasons and one MLL championship with the Denver Outlaws he finished the 2015 season with his second Championship while playing for the New York Lizards. This past season he was the starting goalie for the Charlotte Hounds and led them to their second ever playoff appearance. He currently serves as a Guidance Counselor and lacrosse coach at Fordham Preparatory High School.