The Lauralton Hall Athletics Office Has Been Busy!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Steinmetz as the Head Coach for our Lacrosse program. Laura played lacrosse at Tufts University where she earned a spot on the New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team while helping her team advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. Laura continued at Tufts earning a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. She moved back to Connecticut to be close to her family in Bethel and is working as an Occupational Therapist. She also coached lacrosse for the Stratford/Bunnell Co-Op Girls Lacrosse program and Surge Lacrosse Club in Fairfield. Laura shares, “I am thrilled to be joining the Lacrosse Program at Lauralton Hall, an institution which is so fully committed to developing its students in all aspects. Being a student athlete means learning to find balance, manage challenges, work with all different types of individuals, be a community leader, grow strong character, and look after those around you. I hope to support our student athletes to develop into the best versions of themselves on and off the field.” Congratulations to Coach Laura Steinmetz.  

To the Lauralton Hall Soccer program, we also welcome a new head coach, Leonardo Germiniani. Leo is originally from Brazil and came to the United States to play soccer and attend school. Leo has been coaching since he graduated from Lincoln Memorial University. He started as an assistant with the University of Bridgeport Women’s Soccer Program and supported those players to a Division II National Championship. Since 2022 he has been coaching at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. He is also part of the Connecticut Futbol Club as the U14 & U18 ECNL Girls Coach as well as the Owner and Coach of LG Soccer Fit. Leo is a knowledgeable coach who is very excited to meet our players, “I am very excited to join the Lauralton Hall community. My coaching philosophy focuses on helping players develop their technical skills while focusing on the journey and experience in a supportive and caring environment. I am looking forward to starting the development with the current team and the incoming freshman to build a top-tier program in Connecticut over the years."   

This summer Lauralton Hall will host a series of sports camps for middle school girls interested in soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, softball, basketball, and cheer. In addition, we will host the Connecticut Hoopsters Girls Basketball AAU Travel Program.  Please encourage any interested athletes to visit our website for information and to sign up starting March 1.  


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