Lax On Staff

Vanessa Windsor

Director & Owner

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Coaching Experience

Vanessa Windsor has over a decade of experience on every level of lacrosse from coaching college to youth programs and being a former National Championship player.  She currently holds the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Head Girl’s Lacrosse Coach at The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, New York. Coach Windsor is responsible for training all 400 student-athletes and launched the first varsity girl's lacrosse program since 1990. In 2018, The Girl's Varsity lacrosse team made school history by being the first girl's lacrosse team to make playoffs. Coach Windsor is also the Director of Stony Brook School Youth Lacrosse Clinics, a lacrosse clinic for the outside community, ranging from Kindergartners to Seniors. From there, Lax On LLC was started. She wanted to inspire and give confidence to girls of all ages in the lacrosse community. From having a unique experience from college coaching sidelines to camps she understood the importance of coaching the fundamentals while providing an elite experience for all ages. As the Director & Owner of Lax On LLC she is committed to helping all players become the best they can be on and off the field.

Coaching Experience Continued:

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    Present Day: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Head Girl’s Lacrosse Coach at The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook

    Coach Windsor is responsible for training all 400 student-athletes and launched the first varsity girl's lacrosse program since 1990.

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    2019 : Head Coach of the US Sports Nike Camp

    In 2019, Coach Windsor served as the Head Coach of the US Sports Nike Camp, an overnight and day camp that focuses on high-level lacrosse training. 

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    2014-2017 : University of Virginia Fast Break Camps

    Since then, she has led many camps and clinics throughout the country. Her most notable was with the University of Virginia, where she helped facilitate the Fast Break Summer Camps between 2014-2017.

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    2013 to 2017: Randolph College Women's Lacrosse

    From 2013 to 2017, Windsor served as the Assistant Coach of Randolph College Women's Lacrosse from 2013 to 2017. In her second season with Randolph, she helped Head Coach Alexis Waggoner break the school record of most wins in a single season. She was on the NCAA All-Academic Honor Roll team five years in a row, and helped produce 5 All ODAC players during her 5 seasons as the assistant coach. She further assisted Randolph College in recruitment coordination, having helped field players for the women's lacrosse program.

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    2009-2010: International Coaching Experience

    In 2009 and 2010, she coached clinics in Ireland with American International Sports.

Community Impact & Mentorship

Coach Windsor is highly committed to serving the community, as she helps grow the game of lacrosse by volunteering as Head Coach of Rocky Point Youth Programs second-grade team in 2018 and is continually volunteering within the youth community.  As a former college coach she is committed and has mentored many student-athletes with college recruitment, helping her players land on many collegiate rosters.

Playing History

During her high-school career, Windsor was a five-year starter at Rocky Point High School and won the Suffolk County Championship in 2004, 2005, and 2006. She earned 2 All-County Honors, and was named to the All-Tournament Team in 2004. She finished with 120 career goals and 73 career assists. In college, Windsor was a three-year standout for Division II powerhouse Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. As a starting midfielder, Windsor helped the Panthers go undefeated (18-0), earning the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship.

After learning from her playing experience, Windsor finished her schooling at nearby Dowling College in 2010, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Windsor would then matriculate to Liberty University, where she would attain her Master's Degree in Human Service Counseling with a specialization in Health and Wellness in May of 2013.

Personal

Coach Windsor resides in Long Island, New York with her husband, Neil Windsor, and three children Adelina (age 7), Logan (age 5), and the newest member of the team, Eliana, who was born December 2019.