Meet the 253 Lax Family
- PROGRAM STAFF -
Courtney Stringer, Program Director, Girls Camp Director
Courtney brings a wealth of expert knowledge and positivity to the 253 Lacrosse program. She got her start in basketball but quickly transitioned those skills to lacrosse during her time at Pacific Lutheran University. She has coached youth boys to high school varsity girls to elite travel teams and college club teams. Courtney was selected as the Washington U-19 Girls Regional team coach for the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament in 2011. Courtney's positivity and leadership make her one of the most sought after coaches. Courtney has coached the Tacoma Tigers boys 5/6 team, Stadium High School girls varsity team, Bellarmine Preparatory girls varsity team, as well as North Cascades South Sound club and travel teams. Courtney is the Associate Athletic Director at Western Washington University and sits on the US Lacrosse, Washington Chapter board. Catch Courtney speeding down the field as a midfielder or logging miles around Fairhaven in preparation for her next half-marathon!
Grace Reid, Program Director, Girls Camp Director
Grace was a late bloomer when it came to team sports - so she's the first to know that great coaches and positive environments can make a world of difference and have a huge impact on an athlete's experience. Grace quickly grew to love lacrosse and wholeheartedly believes that sports have the power to increase mental, physical and emotional capacity. Grace played for Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club from 2004-2008 before moving south to play for the NCAA Division III program at the University of Puget Sound from 2009-2013. During her time at Puget Sound she was voted captain and 'Logger of the Year.' Grace has coached youth lacrosse for the University Place Vikings, North Cascades Lacrosse Club, and Vand'al Lacrosse Club as well as at the high school level for North Cascades Lacrosse Club and Stadium High School. Grace is the Head Coach for the girls varsity program at Bellarmine Preparatory School. In 2014, Courtney and Grace coached North Cascades Lacrosse Club at the premier winter Sandstorm Tournament in Palm Springs, California. Grace is passionate about growing lacrosse in Washington and is excited to continue to bring high-level and accessible experiences to the South Sound.
Jason Stockton, Program Director
Jason brings great lacrosse knowledge and leadership experience to 253 Lacrosse. Jason played lacrosse at U.C. San Diego and U.C. Davis from 1989-1993 and served as a graduate assistant coach at U.C. Davis in 1994. After moving to the Northwest in 1999, Coach Jason coached the Pacific Lutheran University [PLU] men's lacrosse program to a perennial top-25 program form 1999-2004. He was voted Coach of the Year by the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League in 2002. Jason also has a great deal of experience with women's lacrosse, coaching the PLU women's lacrosse program to a Final Four appearance in 2004 and the Northwest Conference Championships in 2005.
Since 2005, Jason has shifted to coaching youth lacrosse and continues to coach for and serve as the director of the South Sound Starz select program. Additionally, Jason serves as Conference Director of the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League and provides leadership on the Executive Committee of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse League. Coach Jason currently coaches his 12-year-old son Connor and 9-year-old daughter Cameron. Jason owns and practices at Tacoma Family Chiropractic in Old Town, Tacoma - he has been voted "Best Chiropractor" by South Sound Magazine (2009-2015) and is the team Chiropractor for the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team.
Stay tuned for additional coaching announcements...