ABOUT LEGENDS LACROSSE
Legends Lacrosse is a year-round, invitation-only girls club program based in South Jersey. Founded by Kristy DeCarlo and Kim Knapp, the program's goal is to foster friendship and a love of the game. The program currently has three teams of 2031-2033 athletes that compete in fall and spring tournaments and do winter training.
About the Founders and Coaches
Kristy (Gallagher) DeCarlo (center) serves as Director of Lacrosse Operations for Legends Lacrosse. Kristy brings nearly two decades of coaching experience to Legends. She has coached hundreds of girls ages 4-18, a dozen+ going on to play at the D1 level. Kristy went to Cherry Hill East High School and graduated as a two time All-American with two time All-State Honors. In 1999, she was a member of the US U19 Women's World Cup team. She played lacrosse for the University of Richmond and was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. In 2015 she was named to the Chery Hill East Athletic Hall of Fame. She has four kids and lives in Haddonfield.
Kim Knapp (left) serves as Director of Business Operations for Legends. She has a passion for lacrosse and a background in business. She has two daughters and lives in Haddonfield.
Andy (Fortino) Klingner (right) is a coach with Legends. She grew up in Medford and played for Shawnee. Andy then played defense for the University of North Carolina, where she earned a spot on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse team and was a two time All-American and Tewaaraton Candidate for National Player of the Year in 2003. She has two kids and lives in Medford.
Erin Wasnick is a coach for Legends. She grew up in Delran and was a 4 year varsity starter for the Delran Bears in both lacrosse and field hockey. She earned multiple accolades in both sports, including All South Jersey and player of the year honors. Erin then continued her lacrosse career as a midfielder for Rutger University, where her team was ranked nationally and earned NCAA bids. Erin has a love, passion, and knowledge for the game, and brings several years of coaching experience to the Legends Family. Erin is also an avid runner who had completed 20+ Broad Street Runs, and 4 Boston Marathons. She currently lives in Haddonfield with her husband and 2 kids.
Lauren Laigaie also coaches for Legends. She grew up in Voorhees and played lacrosse and soccer at Eastern then played D1 Lacrosse at Saint Joseph’s University. She loves early morning workouts, the beach, & family time!