We are super excited to welcome Jess Hanson as our new Chatfield Girls Lacrosse Varsity Coach! Jess has been coaching girls club lacrosse in Colorado with 3D, and previously Northern California and Oregon with Tenacity Elite, for 7 years. She played lacrosse in college at George Fox University and moved out to Colorado to attain her Masters degree in sport psychology from the University of Denver. She has many athletic accomplishments to include, 3x Northwest Conference Championship, 3x Northwest Conference First Team, Northwest Conference Player of the Year (2018), IWCLA All West Region First Team (2018), NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee (2018), led the conference in points and assists (2018), and graduated holding these school records: Career points, career assists, single season points, single season assists, single game points. With her experience coaching and in sport psychology, she always prioritizes using lacrosse as a way to empower athletes outside of sport. Outside of lacrosse, Jess runs a small business working with retired athletes on mental health, fitness, nutrition, and career counseling.
Savannah Mellberg-Junior Varsity Head Coach
We are excited to welcome back Savannah Mellberg for her second season as our JV Head Coach! In addition to coaching at Chatfield, Savannah also coaches for Summit Lacrosse Club. She is an alumnae of Team 180 and Chatfield Lacrosse, was a four-year varsity starter, two-year captain, and was recruited to play defensive-mid for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont, California. Savannah graduated with a degree in Economics and Studio Art form Scripps College in 2018, and plans to persue her Masters of Public Health in 2022. As a coach, Savannah belives very strongly in empowering her athletes to not only be the best players they can be, but also the best people they can be, and approaches coaching from a holistic point of view. Outside of lacrosse, Savannah works as the Provider Education & Training Coordinator for Sepsis Alliance, the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis. She spends her free time golfing, climbing, skiing, and hanging out with her fiancé and their five-year-old rescue dog, Benji.