Our Team 2018-03-23T13:21:18+00:00

Our Team

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Carolyn Toll
Carolyn Toll
Carolyn’s vast international playing,officiating and coaching knowledge and experience have been key components to her success in the development of top level athletes and teams. She has been extremely successful in teaching young players basic fundamentals and teamwork concepts while instilling the invaluable trait of hard work.

Team Ontario 1990-1995
University of Western Ontario 1996/1997
Team ProBoss 1996-2001
Team Canada 2001 World Cup in England

McMaster University Coaching Staff 1998, 1999
Assistant Coach Team Canada U-19 2003
Senior Team Canada Training Camp Instructor2009, 2014
LadyBlue Knight Coach
2010 U-11 Provincial Champions
2011 U-11 Provincial Champions
2012 U-11 Provincial Champions
2013 U-13 Provincial Champions
2014 U-13 Provincial Champions
2015 Coaching Mentor
2016U-15 Provincial Champions

2 Away/1 Away Girls Lacrosse Co-ordinator2013-2016

Tami Rayner brings over two decades of international lacrosse experience. Tami was most recently the Head Coach for the Team Ontario U19 Women’s Field team. The Team captured gold at the National Championships in 2016. Coach Rayner was also an assistant coach with the Team Canada U19 Women’s Field team that won gold at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland in July 2015, beating Team USA 9-8 in a thrilling championship game. Team Canada’s win over the strong US team was the first in the history of the World Cuptournament. In 2011 Coach Rayner was an assistant coach with thebronze-winning U19 Team Canada team at World Cup.  A National Team veteran, she played on Canada’s very first U-19 team at the IFWLA World Championship in 1995, and at four World Cups at the senior level. She has competed on four continents and brings strong leadership and passion to the National Team Program. During her last World Cup as a Team Canada athlete she co-captained the team to a bronze medal, 27 years after they earned a medal at the first World Cup held in 1982. Rayner has been a key part of the Canadian lacrosse landscape not only as a player but as a coach. She began coaching at the club level with the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights program and moved to coaching Team Ontario where she coached for 4 years prior to her assistant coaching role with the 2011 U-19 Team Canada.

Tami Rayner
Tami Rayner
Tami has her BA (Psychology) at Saint Mary’s in Halifax, NS, her Teaching degree from the University of Sydney in Australia, and her Masters of Education at Niagara University in New York. Tami Rayner is a currently a Principal in the DDSB.
Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson

Started playing lacrosse at the age of 4.  Played in the Whitby Minor Lacrosse system until beginning my JR career with the Green Gaels in 1998.  Played on 3 concesuctive Founders Cup teams, winning Gold in 1998 and 2000 while winning Bronze in 1999. Attended Monroe CC in Rochester New York, and played JUCO for two seasons.  Transfered to NCAA Division III at Keuka College.  Played Senior A Lacrosse for the Brooklin Redmen for 4 seasons, and a mixture of time between the Brooklin Merchants and Ajax Pickering Rock Sr B teams.  Played in the 2007 Presidents Cup Final and finished with a loss in the Gold Medal Final.

Coaching Resume:

Winning 3 Provincial Box Lacrosse titles, 4 Provincial Field Lacrosse Titles, a Midget Box Nationals Gold Medal with Team Ontario, and as well 3 National Field Lacrosse titles.  In 2016 I was the Head Coach of the Brooklin Merchants Sr B Lacrosse Club that won the Ontario Sr B Title and won Bronze in the Presidents Cup.  Also in 2016 was an assistant coach with the Whitby Warriors Jr A Lacrosse Club finishing 6th in the OLA standings.

In my coaching career I have coached in the following programs: Whitby Minor Lacrosse, Edge Lacrosse, MOJO Lax, Team Ontario, Oshawa Blue Knights, Green Gaels Jr B, Whitby Warriors Jr A, and the Brooklin Merchants.  Was also the founder and lead organizer of the JR CLAX Lacrosse program during the first two years of operation.

Shawn is a highly decorated and respected lacrosse player and coach.  Shawn has played 17 years in the NLL, from 1998-2014.  He is a two-time NLL Champion (2002 Toronto Rock and 2007 Rochester Knighthawks). In the World Championships for Box Lacrosse, he helped lead Canada to two Gold Medals in 2003 and 2007. He is also sitting in 5th in the Overall League Leading Scorers and played in six NLL All-Star Games. Shawn has coached many minor lacrosse teams to Provincial Championships and highly motivates his players to push themselves to the next level.  Shawn used his leadership skills to captain the Brock University Lacrosse team in the mid-nineties and returned to assist with the coaching development of the players after graduation.  Shawn’s self-discipline, determination and motivation are skills he shares with lacrosse players on and off the field.  He is creative when teaching skills while at the same time allowing room for the player to use their creative side.  Shawn strives for success in all areas of life while his passion for sport is contagious.

Shawn Williams
Shawn Williams
Jen Johnson
Jen Johnson

A native of Brooklin, Ontario, Johnson played for Anderson High School, helping the team to three consecutive regional titles.

2008 America East Coach of the Year.
A three-time All-American at Penn State and a former co-captain of the Canadian National Women’s Lacrosse Team.

Johnson, a 2000 graduate of Penn State with a degree in kinesiology, came to UVM after a two-year stint at the University of Connecticut, where she served as a graduate assistant coach. She earned a master’s degree in Sport Management from Connecticut during her time in Storrs.
Johnson also gained valuable experience in the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at Penn State and Cornell. While at Cornell, she helped guide the Big Red to the NCAA Final Four in 2002. An assistant coach for the Canadian National Developmental Team, she is also the director and coach of the Canadian Xposure Lacrosse Camp in Ontario.

A four-year letter winner at Penn State, Johnson led the Nittany Lions in scoring as a junior (73 pts) and a senior (70 pts). She also recorded a team-high 49 goals in 1998 and led again in 1999 with 47 goals. Johnson finished her career ranked among the top 10 all-time at Penn State in goals scored (136), assists (64) and overall points (200). The team’s captain as a senior, she received first-team All-America honors after leading the squad to a 15-5 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the semifinals. Johnson received second-team honors in 1998 and third-team honors in 1997, and was a first-team regional All-America pick three straight years. In her four years at Penn State, Johnson never missed a game, and she completed her collegiate career with a trip to the prestigious North/South All-Star game in May 1999.
In 2001, she led the Canadian Women’s Lacrosse National Team to a fourth-place finish in the 2001 IFWLA World Cup in England and finished in the top three in scoring in the tournament.
In 2005, Johnson was named to the IFWLA World Cup All-World Team after leading Canada to a fourth place finish (out of 10 teams) at the 2005 IFWLA World Cup. Johnson was one of three attackers and the only representative of Canada named to the 12-player squad. She finished the tournament ranking among the leaders in points (20), assists (8), draw controls (18) and led all players in ground balls (28) and caused turnovers (11).
In the quarterfinal round, Johnson scored what proved to be the game-winning goal to lead Canada past Japan, 13-11, in a comeback victory. Johnson’s best game of the World Cup came in a 17-7 victory over Scotland. She registered five goals, handed out two assists and collected six ground balls to earn Player of the Match honors.
Johnson is one of the few Canadian players to also serve as a coach in the IFWLA World Cup. From March of 2006 until July of 2007, Johnson directed the Canadian U19 National Team. She led Team Canada to a fourth place finish at the 2007 World Cup hosted in Peterbourough, Ontario. Johnson led Canada to a victory over Australia in the round-robin tournament play. It was the first victory by a Canadian team, at any level in a world cup event, over the Australians. Four players from the Canadian team were named to the IFWLA All-World team, including Vermont’s Kristen Millar.
In July of 2009, Johnson competed in her fourth FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The 2009 World Cup was held in Prague, Czech Republic and Johnson captained the Irish National Team. She led Team Ireland to a fifth place finish in its first-ever World Cup competition. Johnson handed out a team-high 16 assists for Ireland. Her best game of the tournament was a three goal, three assist performance to propel Ireland past Japan, 15-13, and into the fifth/sixth-place game. She added two goals and an assist in a 12-7 victory over Wales to secure fifth place.
Johnson was one of 40 players selected to compete in the first-ever professional women’s lacrosse game in Boston in July of 2002, and was a co-captain of the Canadian Under-19 National Team that finished fourth in the 1995 World Cup.

  • Played college lacrosse with Quinnipiac University and led school to its first-ever win in NCAA Championship Tournament.
  • Concluded season with 30-game scoring streak that produced 33 goals and 51 point.
  • Named to First Team MAAC Conference, MAAC Tournament Team, and MAAC Conference All-Academic Team
Ryan Keenan
Ryan Keenan
Graeme Hossack
Graeme Hossack

He enters his third season in the NLL and third with the Knighthawks… Finalist for 2017 NLL Defensive Player of the Year… Named a 2017 NLL Second Team All-Pro… Knighthawks 2017 Best Defenseman… Led the Knighthawks with 215 loose balls… Caused a team-best 29 turnovers… Scored the empty-net game-winning goal to beat Georgia on 4/29/17; he scored two goals to tie his single-game best… In 2016, he became the first Knighthawk since 2012 to be named to the NLL All-Rookie Team… Received the Knighthawks 2016 Rookie of the Year award… Finished second in the NLL in loose balls among rookies with 91… Scored a pair of goals in his pro debut on 1/9/16… In 2015, he became the first player from Lindenwood University to be selected as a First Team All-American… He earned ECAC Specialist of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015… Named First Team All-ECAC three times (2013-15)… Named Team MVP in 2013 and 2014… Concluded his four-year college career with 33 goals, 18 assists, 51 points, 452 ground balls and 145 caused turnovers.

Notched 123 points, with 83 goals and 40 assists, in 60-game collegiate career … nine man-up goals in 2017 tied Mario Ventiquattro (2010) for the most by a Buckeye since at least 2001. Member of Whitby Warriors Junior A box lacrosse team … squad won Minto Cup and Ontario finals in 2013 … led OLA in goals in 2014 and was second in points … named league MVP and most outstanding player in 2015 while leading in points … two-time letterwinner and team captain at Monsignor Paul Dwyer… squad won OFSAA championship.

Austin Shanks
Austin Shanks
Jacqueline Boissonneault
Jacqueline Boissonneault

Team Canada U19 Team – played 1 year in 2011, held in Hanover, Germany, Canada placed 3rd.
College Career
Graduated 2015 from Virginia Tech; only received academic awards/accomplishments.
Competed in ACC tournament
College Honors/Awards
Dean’s List Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
ACC Academic Honour Roll 2012-15
Athletic Director’s Honour Roll 2012-2013
Lady Blue Knights
U19 – 2009, 2010, 2011, Provincial Champs (X3)
U15 – 2008, Provincial Champs
2016 Junior Blue Knights, 2016 Fall-Winter Sessions
2016-17 Barn 3 vs 3 Sessions