Rachel Benzing, our girls' travel team director, brings a wealth of experience to our program. Her lacrosse journey includes playing and coaching at the collegiate level. Rachel's background as a former college lacrosse player has equipped her with valuable insights into the sport. Herrole extends beyond coaching; she serves as an inspiring role model for our players, encouraging them to reach their full potential.
Moreover, Rachel places a strong emphasis on character development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Under her guidance, our girls' program fosters not only lacrosse skills but also personal growth and character building. We are excited to see how she will grow our program!
Before we delve deeper into Rachel's story, we must acknowledge Eli Gobrecht, who served as our boys' travel team director from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. Eli's impressive background as a professional lacrosse player contributed significantly to our program's success during his tenure. Though Eli is no longer with CitySideLax, his journey remains an intriguing part of our story. As a professional player turned coach, he continues to be a respected figure in the lacrosse community. His transition to coaching in Bellevue adds a unique dimension to the local lacrosse landscape, serving as a source of inspiration for aspiring players. We want to thank him for everything he has done for us! We are forever grateful.
As we look ahead to 2023, it's important to spotlight Rachel Benzing's invaluable contributions to CitySideLax. Rachel's unwavering dedication to the sport and the development of young athletes has been instrumental to our program's success.
Rachel's journey, from being a collegiate player to a respected coach, is a testament to her hard work, passion, and love for the game. She's using her vast experiences and knowledge to shape the future of lacrosse in Bellevue and its neighboring communities.
Under Rachel's guidance, our girls' program continues to thrive and grow stronger. Her presence as our program director serves as an open invitation to all aspiring lacrosse players in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, Newcastle, and the surrounding areas, encouraging them to be part of this remarkable journey! Why CitySideLax? If you're considering joining our program, you'll find a welcoming community with experienced coaches like Rachel. CitySideLax offers high-level coaching and mentorship for players of all skill levels. Whether you're a newcomer to the sport or a seasoned player aiming to improve, CitySideLax provides an environment for growth, camaraderie, and lasting memories. Our program prioritizes skill development, teamwork, and personal growth.