Who We Are

Karl Moisan, Central Mass Club Lacrosse President, Green 2021 Team Coach

Karl is also the Head Women’s Varsity Coach at Grafton High School.

He has US Lacrosse Coaching Certificate Level 3 Coaching Women’s Lacrosse, US Lacrosse #2601953

He earned his Double Goal Coach Certification in 2012; Karl has also coach at the youth level for 4 years in Grafton MA and Lower Bucks County PA.

He played Division 3 College Lacrosse Goalie for Norwich University in Vermont and earned his MBA in Finance from Rider University in Lawrenceville NJ.

Melissa Rausch, Gold 2019 Team Coach

Melissa is the Head Women’s Lacrosse coach at Nichols College. In her first season at the helm of the women’s lacrosse program in 2017, the Bison produced eight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Academic All-Conference selections. She also coached CCC Second Team pick Broke Marion and helped the Bison secure five victories, including the first-ever against conference foe Gordon.

Rausch came to Nichols after spending last year as both the head coach at Kent Denver School as well as the National Girls Director at 3D Lacrosse, both located in Colorado. Rausch coached five all-conference students and one All-America at Kent while handling scheduling, transportation, administrative work, and strength & conditioning programs for the students. At 3D Lacrosse, she developed national level camps, clinics and tournaments, as worked alongside the Director of Methodology in the creation of practice plans and long-term goals for the girls program. She was named the 3D Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2016. Rausch is a member of the US Lacrosse Women’s Game Committee, a Coaching Subcommittee Chair, and a Certified Level 1 Coach.

A 2000 graduate of Elmira College in New York, Rausch was a three-year captain, two-time Empire 8 All-Conference selection, and Offensive Player of the Year honors during her time with the Soaring Eagles women’s lacrosse program. Melissa and her family reside in Sterling MA.

Jaclyn Chirco, Director of Goalie Development

Jaclyn is entering her third year as a CMass goalie coach.  She recently graduated as a goal keeper from Assumption College (D-2) and now plays for the Storm. Jaclyn attended Hopkinton High School where she was a varsity starter for three years.  In her sophomore season she received the most improved player award, the same year her team won the Division III championship.  Jaclyn was named to the Tri-Valley League All-Star Team in both her junior and senior seasons.  As a senior, she was voted team captain.  Jaclynalso played field hockey and indoor track and field at Hopkinton High.  She was a 9-time high school letterer.
Jaclyn has been playing lacrosse since the 3rd grade, including six years of club.  In the summer of 2012 she earned a spot on the Lower New England National Tournament Team.  Her extensive lacrosse background and deep passion for the game make her a great asset to our coaching staff.

Vanessa Larareo, Silver 2020 Team Coach

This is Vanessa’s fifth year coaching with CMass. Vanessa is a graduate of UMASS/Amherst, where she majored in Sports Management. She captained the UMASS Women’s Club Lacrosse Team.

She has previously coached for IAS Sports and NESLL and Northampton Youth Lacrosse.

Vanessa is the Head Coach of the Girls Varsity Team at Algonquin High School and also a US Lacrosse Certified Official.

Tory Small, Coach

This is Tory’s fourth year coaching with CMass. Tory played for Connecticut Lacrosse Futures (CTLF) while growing up.  Tory is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, where she majored in Sociology and minored in Education. She was a starting Defender on the St. Lawrence Women’s Lacrosse Team.

In 2015 Tory was a City Year Corps Member in Boston Public Schools and also an assistant Field Hockey coach at Dana Hall School. She is now a teacher at a Charter School in Dorchester.

Tasha Roberts, Orange 2025/2026 Team Coach

Tasha is entering her fourth year of coaching at CMASS.

Tasha graduated from St. Lawrence University (with Tory and Margie) in 2014, and majored in Spanish and Sociology. She was a starting defender since her sophomore year, and her senior year she was tri-captain. During her collegiate career she earned All-Conference honors three years in a row.

Bergin Sullivan, Director of Club Operations

Bergin Sullivan was a CMASS player for five years and played on Grafton High School’s Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team for four years. She now attends the University of Hartford where she has started and developed a women’s lacrosse club team.

Jill Horka, Coaching Consultant

“I went to all these big tournaments with my club team and fell in love with all my club friends and just started to really love the game.” – Boston University’s Jill Horka (Westboro, Mass.) Read the full New England Lacrosse Journal article here. http://www.cmasslacrosse.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NELacrosse-article-Jill-Horka.pdf

In April 2014 Jill was named GoTerriers.com Student-Athlete of the Week. Read More