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Coaches & staff

Our coaches and staff work hard to provide a safe and fun environment for our players to learn & grow as athletes, students, and community members. Our coaches all have experience playing and/or coaching at the elite-level. Our coaches are trained in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) and are background-checked and cleared by US Lacrosse.

Summer Aldred

Girls Program Director 

She fell in love with lacrosse and learned to play at Chandler Park on the eastside of Detroit. After attending Denison University and she has since coached in Detroit, has been the JV Head Coach at Athens High School, and currently coaches the varsity program at Cass Tech. Coaching truly is something that brings her joy every day!

 

​During the day, Summer works as a Marketing & Communication Specialist at the Build Institute, a non-profit working with local entrepreneurs to launch ideas and grow businesses by providing access to education, resources, and a supportive, engaged community.

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Ashlee Brown

Assistant Coach

Coach Ashlee was introduced to lacrosse at Howard University where she found the love, passion and beauty of the sport. She went on to play four years of Division 1 Lacrosse for Howard and graduated with a degree in Biology. Coach Ashlee currently works for the State of Michigan & owns her own home-based bakery, The Sweet Life.

Christina Arens

Assistant Coach

Christina started playing lacrosse in the 3rd grade, and has since had a 15 year career in the sport. Graduating from Bloomfield High School, she went onto play for the University of Michigan Club Lacrosse team my freshman year of college where she won 2 National Championships (2015, 2018) Her involvement with Bloomfield Lacrosse came full circle last year when she became the Bloomfield Hills High School Varsity Assistant Coach. I started a Master’s program at Wayne State University in the fall of 2018, which led me to lacrosse in the city of Detroit. She is so excited to help coach students of all ages in the city, and as her grandpa graduated from Cass Tech in the early 1950s she is thrilled to give back. There is no greater feeling as a coach than seeing a sport that means so much to her also have a positive impact on her players. She can’t wait to see where this sport goes in the city!

Paige Holocomb

Assistant Coach

Pagie is from Portage Michigan, started playing lacrosse in 7th grade. She went to Lawerence Tech to study Architecture, and  joined their inaugural woman’s lacrosse team in 2013, she  played for 4 years and in that time we went from a band new team to playing in the NAIA national championship game! (Sadly they lost to SCAAD). She currently lives in Detroit and works full time at SmithGroup which is an Architecture Engineering firm downtown, and she is going to Grad school part time. 

Lacrosse has brought her some of my best friends, so many great memories, and a way to help pay for school. She hopes she can help give the same opportunities to the girls we coach!

Gabi Larkin

Assistant Coach

Gabi plays lacrosse at Lawerence Technological University. 

Alyssa Melotik

Assistant Coach

Through coaching Alyssa wants to provide a positive environment for players to look forward to coming to everyday. Through experiences in playing and coaching she grew to learn playing sports provides so much more than just physical and health benefits. She believes athletics build confidence, creativity, and leadership skills that stick with you forever. She graduated from Lawrence Tech in 2018 where she played lacrosse and earned a B.S. of Industrial Design and currently works at Ford as a designer. 

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Tel: 313-335-4873

Location: Various locations across Detroit, MI

Boys Program: coachmac@detroitunitedlacrosse.org

Girls Program: summer@detroitunitedlacrosse.org

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