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Lady Swashbucklers Coaches

Coach Emily Kowalik

Only 4 year Lady Swashbuckler player.  2014 Under-Armour All-American, 2013 Brine All-American, 4 time 1st team all-district, 2 time 1st Sun-Sentinel, Palm-Beach Post All--County player, 2 time all area 1st team player.  Plays at Radford University in Virginia.  Coached Saint John Paul II Academy in 2016 and Lady Swashbucklers summer 2016 teams.

Coach Jeff Atkins

Lady Swashbucklers Coach/Program Director/Owner 2011-Present

Head Coach Pope John Paul II High School 2008-Present - 6 straight district championships, 3 time state-quarterfinalist.  Started Program in 2008

Girls Lacrosse Director/Coach Florida Elite 2008-2011

Head Coach Eastport-South Manor High School 1999-2007 Started the program in 1999

2005 Suffolk County semi-finalist

2005 Long Island Coach of the Year

2010 and 2013 Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach County Coach of the Year


Coach Holly Seifert

University of Vermont

Holly Seifert is from Pittsburgh, PA where she played lacrosse starting in the fifth grade.  In high school she was All-American her senior year.  She graduated from the University of Vermont where she also played lacrosse.  She has been coaching for 10 years and loves working with kids from all ages! 

She currently lives in Delray Beach, FL and teaches Pre Kindergarten.

Coach Erin Gildea

Erin was a 3 year player for Lady Swashbucklers.  Erin was a 4 year starter at Pope John Paul II High school where she was also a 2 year captain.  Erin was a 4 time 1st team all-district.  4 time all-area player, also being named 2 straight years as 1st team Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel all county tea.  Erin currently plays at division 2 Assumption College.

Brianna McCaffrey

Brianna was a 3 year player for Lady Swashbucklers.  She played her high school lacrosse at Pope John Paul II High School.  She was a 2 time All-American, 3 time 1st team all-district and All-County player.  She was the 2015 Palm Beach Post Girls Lacrosse player of the year.  She is currently playing at division 1 Liberty University where she was a starter as a Freshman.

Coach Tara Taylor

Coach Taylor has coached Lady Swashbucklers since it's 1st year.  She also is the varsity assistant and jv head coach for the past 9 years at Saint John Paul II Academy.  She's been instrumental in the success and growth of the Lady Swashbuckler program.