We want all girls who join the Shining Star family to know that their coaches are there to help them grow into strong lacrosse players and confident young women.
Beth Serughetti has over 25 years experience with lacrosse. Beth was 3 sport varsity athlete at West Windsor-Plainsboro HS. She played college lacrosse at the College of New Jersey where she anchored the defense for a Lions team that went 61-0 during her four years. She won four DIII National Championships, being named to the All-Tournament team during her last two seasons. After graduation, she became a Health and Physical Education teacher in Moorestown and won 2 NJ State championships as an assistant coach for the varsity girls team. In 2002 she became the head coach of West Windsor-Plainsboro HS North. In her 15 years, she won 4 Colonial Valley Conference Championships and 2 Mercer County Tournament titles. In 2011 she was inducted into the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Currently serves as the VP of the Girls Game for the South Jersey chapter of US Lacrosse.
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Beth and Shane celebrating another great game!
Congratulating players for their success.
Julia Giordano began playing lacrosse as a freshman at Shore Regional High School. In her time there, her team won two conference championships and one state sectional title. She is a 2014 TCNJ graduate, where she earned her degree magna cum laude in Elementary Education and Integrative STEM. She played on the women’s lacrosse team, winning two conference championships in 2012 and 2013, and making it to the NCAA regional finals both years.
Giordano has experience coaching lacrosse players ranging from ages 5 - 18. She has coached at Shore Youth Lacrosse since 2014, and is now the head coach of the West Windsor-Plainsboro North lacrosse team. She is currently in her third year teaching 8th grade science at Grover Middle School.
Coach Giordano on the sidelines
Coach Giordano getting ready for another save!
Olivia Harpel started playing and loving lacrosse in 4th grade. At West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North she participated in varsity field hockey, indoor track, and lacrosse. She was also a captain in all three sports! She holds the HS North lacrosse all-time records in goals, assists, draw controls, and ground balls. Olivia was a 2014 Under Armor All-American, a two-time US Lacrosse All-American, and the 2014 winner of the US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award in the state of New Jersey, which recognizes a player who best exemplifies the spirit of the game both on and off the field.
She is currently a midfielder at Northwestern University. Harpel is completing her major in English Creative Writing and her minor in Psychology. She has five years of coaching experience at the youth, club, and elite levels.
Olivia Harpel in action!
Carli Harpel creating offense!
Carli Harpel played varsity lacrosse at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, along with soccer and indoor track. She was a two-time captain for the lacrosse team. Her accolades include being named to the All-Area team 3 times, All-Colonial Valley Conference First Team 3 times, National-NJ South team 3 times, as well as being named to the All-State team and a two-time Offensive Player of the Year!
She is currently a midfielder at Northwestern University, where she majors in Communications.
Coach Serughetti and Coach Depelteau
Erika (Depelteau) Stonaker started her lacrosse career in 4th grade. She played varsity lacrosse at West Windsor-Plainsboro HS North, serving as team captain her senior year. Erika was a 3-year starter at Fairleigh Dickinson University, helping the team win 2 Metro Athletic Conference division titles and a conference championship. In her senior season she led the team with 53 goals and was named a 2nd Team All-Conference Player for the Metro Athletic Conference. Erika has coached local youth lacrosse for several years, as well as coaching the JV team at WW-P North. She has 2 degrees in education and is currently a 1st grade teacher in WW-P.
Blue Star Lacrosse
PO Box 335
Princeton, NJ 08542
Based out of Princeton, Basking Ridge & Moorestown New Jersey, Blue Star Lacrosse is a leader in the lacrosse industry focused on developing lacrosse players from youth through high school. We run year round lacrosse training with camps, clinics, box lacrosse and travel all-star teams. Our All-Star teams are among the most competitive in the country. What separates us is our level of dedication, communication and our ability as teachers of the game that we love!