​​Virginia United Girls Lacrosse 

​​​​​Jenny Jones - Team Coach - jljones@fcps.edu 

Coach Jennifer Jones has recently graduated  from Lynchburg College. During her time at Lynchburg she played for the Lynchburg College Women’s Lacrosse Team as a four year starter on defense. While in college she earned the ODAC All-Academic Award all four years while earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Jenny is the girls lacrosse Assistant Varsity and  head JV coach for West Springfield High School. She is also their JV assistant field hockey coach. She played four years of lacrosse and field hockey while at West Springfield. She is a  2013 graduate of West Springfield High School and first grade teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools.  



Tricia Mangas – Team Coach - patriciamangas3@gmail.com
Tricia Mangas is a 2012 graduate of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Va.  She attended Randolph-Macon College, where she was a four year  starter on the women’s lacrosse team and a two year captain. Following the 2016 season, Tricia received Second Team All-Conference Honors.  She was also named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Tricia graduated from Randolph-Macon in 2016 with a degree in Communication Studies. She went on to Marymount University, where she received a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in May 2017. Tricia has previously coached lacrosse for club travel teams in 2016 and 2017 and is currently lacrosse JV and Varsity Assistant coach at Freedom-South Riding High School

Coaches

Virginia United’s founding principle is to provide an opportunity for girls to develop elite skills in an environment that honors the beauty of the game. VU strives to be a place where excellence is the reward of hard work and focused training; friendship and fun are its natural byproducts. VU wants to continue to field strong teams that are a joy to play on and a pleasure to watch. The ultimate goal is to provide a competitive outlet for a dedicated student-athlete to further develop skills and to prepare to play at the next level.

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Richard DeSomma -  Team Coach/Club Director - 2019 Team - rdesomma@aol.com

Richard DeSomma is a Virginia United club director and team coach. He has been a head coach of varsity girls lacrosse programs four years at Westfield High School, nine years at Langley High School, two at Hayfield High School and beginning in the 2016 season is coaching varsity at Freedom South Riding High School. In 2016 Coach DeSomma was nominated coach of the year in the Evergreen Conference and Freedoms lacrosse team set three school records. Most consecutive wins (17), first sports team to be undefeated in their regular season (14), and first girls lacrosse Conference Championship. He was unanimously voted by his peers as Northern Regional Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2010 and was also the Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year in 2006. Under Coach DeSomma’s guidance, Langley was a State Finalist in 2012 and 2013, State Semi-Finalist in 2010, Regional Champion in 2010, District Champions in 2006, 2007, 2010 and was ranked in the Washington Post’s Top 10 in 2006, 2010 and 2012. As the coach heading the Northern Region team for the Commonwealth Games, his teams garnered 10 gold medals spanning 1999 2011. Richard is also Vice President of the Northern Region Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and Vice President of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse. He has completed  US Lacrosse Level I, II and III coaching clinics as well as Positive Coaching Alliance Workshops, Level I and Double Goal Coach.