Coach Leesa Chelminiak has coached lacrosse for two decades. After transferring to Southern California from Ohio she founded the first high school girls lacrosse team in the Santa Clarita Valley at West Ranch High School and along with her dedicated and talented staff, has built that program into the only Division 1 girls lacrosse team in the SCV,.
Coach Leesa has coached everything from elementary to high school lacrosse over the years and believes strongly in teaching proper technique with an "East Coast" style.
In 2018 Coach Leesa was named Pacific Lacrosse League Coach of the Year. In 2019 she was hand selected to serve on the LA Lacrosse Associations Playoff Seeding Committee and was recently honored with a seat on the CIF Southern Section Lacrosse Advisory Committee.
"Play better today than you did yesterday and play better tomorrow than you did today!" -
Coach John Borkowski has been coaching with Vibe since the program started in the summer of 2019. He has been an assistant coach with the West Ranch Wildcats for the past 5 years and led the JV Wildcats Team to an impressive 25-2 record in 2019. Coach John takes pride in teaching players to play the game of lacrosse with energy and passion, while also maintaining the highest level of sportsmanship. He has been known to read the NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rule Book for fun and usually can be found with a copy in his pocket in case the need arises to look something up.
Coach John focuses on helping players identify their strengths and puts them in positions on the field that will help them reach their fullest potential. One of the highlights for him is to see newer players of the sport discover the love of lacrosse.
Coach John and his wife have lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for almost 20 years and have three amazing daughters.
Coach Kat Lin is a 2020 Valencia High School graduate and former member of the Viking's Girls Lacrosse Team. She was a four-year varsity starter and 2-year varsity captain with the Vikings. During her time as a Viking, Kat was named 2020 Varsity MVP, 2019 Offensive Player of the Year and received the distinguished Bruce Fox Founders Award. In the off season she spent her time playing club lacrosse with Scream and Vibe and was the 2019 Fall/Winter Vibe Orange Elite Team Captain.
She brings with her a wealth of knowledge from every position on the field and is well known for her "BTB" (behind the back) goals.
Coach Kat is pursuing a degree in Media Studies at Pitzer College and continues her love of the game by playing on their women's lacrosse team.
Coach Jen Thompson has been coaching lacrosse for over 5 years in the Santa Clarita Valley and just finished her first season as the West Ranch Wildcats assistant JV coach. She has coached girls from 5 years old through high school. Her focus is first on building an athlete’s confidence by developing a strong foundation through repetition and positive reinforcement. She believes that a positive mindset during practice leads to a lifetime love of the sport and that playing on a team is one of the primary building blocks of navigating life. With her medical background, she is highly focused on proper form in calisthenics and strength training to reduce injury. She encourages respect and support amongst teammates and loves watching new players reach their goals!
Coach Andy Steier is a new coach to the Vibe, but not new to the Vibe family. Andy is the new Head Coach for the Valencia Vikings where this past season he led the Valencia JV team to an 11-1 record and a Co-Championship with West Ranch for the Varsity Team. Coach Andy loves teaching the X‘s and O’s and getting the girls involved in game day planning. His philosophy is that the girls are the ones on the field and there are times that they know what is working and what doesn’t.
Coach Andy likes to teach the girls how to play multiple positions so they understand the game from different perspectives and to learn outside their comfort level. He loves to see new players who have never picked up a stick learn and excel at the game.
Coach Andy and his wife have lived in the Santa Clarita area for almost 20 years and have an amazing daughter and son.
Coach Madison Spell is a starting midfielder with the Siena Heights University Women's Lacrosse Team in Adrian, MI. In the 2021 season she led the Saints in draw control and currently holds the school record for most draws in a single game. Coach Maddy was named "Newcomer of the Year" for the Saints in 2021 and "Midfielder of the Year" in 2022.
Madison is a 2020 graduate of West Ranch High School and was a 3 year varsity starter for the Wildcats. During her time at West Ranch Madison earned such honors as 1st Team All League, JV MVP and Most Improved Athlete.