Jenna Gerlach

2024 | NY: West Nyack
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Hard worker, great field awareness, tenacious, aggressive, disciplined, leader, multi- sport athlete, strong Lax IQ, team player, good listener, freshman starter on varsity and leading scorer.

My love for lacrosse began when I started playing club at the age of 6. In youth lacrosse from ages 11-13, I was the leading scorer at midfield and led the team in ground balls. I am grateful to my youth lacrosse coaches for providing me with a strong foundation of teamwork. I now play for Mad Dog North NJ and continue to practice the core value of working as a team. I was a freshman starter on varsity lacrosse and was honored to be named "All League Honorable Mention" and nominated "Player of the Week" in Lohud News. As the leading scorer, I was also the recipient of the 2021 "MVP Award". On the field, I pride myself in dodging, finishing, transitioning, and strength in both hands. I thrive as a fierce competitor at midfield with quick changing feet and strong defensive skills.

I am a multi-sport athlete playing varsity basketball and love to take aspects from one sport and apply them to the other. The most important thing to me on and off the field is discipline, hard work, and dedication. On my own, I enjoy conditioning and fitness training in preparation for upcoming seasons. I also help coach and referee youth lacrosse grades K-6 for Lightening Ladies Lacrosse. Additionally, I enjoyed being a youth lacrosse camp counselor this past summer. I like to stay active with my high school and most recently joined the athletic department as a support staff member to keep records during the fall sport season.

Some of my academic achievements include consecutive Principal's High Honor Roll while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Academic Excellence Award, President's Award for Educational Achievement, Student of the Month, and was selected to compete in a National Italian dialect test. My athletic accomplishments include MVP Varsity Lacrosse 2021, MVP Basketball 2020, and two time Basketball Captain 2019 through 2021. I was also a selected player to represent the Mad Dog National team 2021& 2022
and previously selected to compete in the National Girls Lacrosse League (NGLL).

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Honors & Awards:
- Varsity Starter as Freshman 2021:
* Named "All League Honorable Mention"
* Leading Scorer
* 2021 MVP
* The Journal News and Lohud.com "Player Of The Week" Nominee
* Recipient of the "Hardest Worker Award"
* Recipient of the "Smartest Player Award"
- 2021 Mad Dog National Gait Cup Champion
- 2021 Fall Mad Dog North NJ Hard Hat Award (Competitiveness- Toughness- Asset In All Positions)
- Two Time Basketball Team Captain 2019 through 2021
- MVP Basketball 2020
- Rockland County and Upstate New York Basketball Champion 2020
Other HS Sports Played:
Basketball (Varsity)
Play 2 Sports In College?
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
- Mad Dog North NJ Black Elite Team - Mad Dog National Team 2020 & 2021 - National Girls Lacrosse League (NGLL) - 2021 National Gait Cup Champion

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Performance Metrics
10 Yard Dash
40 Yard Dash
5-10-5 Shuttle
4.48 sec
Shot Speed
Broad Jump
Vertical Jump
Coach Contacts
High School:
Clarkstown South High School
Matt Galati
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Club Name:
Mad Dog Girls
Sue Montegari
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Mad Dog NJ North Girls 2024
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2nd Club Name:
Lightening Ladies Lacrosse
Missi Holland
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Lightening Ladies Lacrosse
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GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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For a full evaluation of Jenna's field play, athleticism and academics, please contact Sue Montegari, Mad Dog North NJ Recruiting Director at smontegari@maddoglax.com

Lex Haarmann

Jun 25, 2021

Jenna is an extremely athletic and hardworking midfielder. Her quick first step makes her a threat to goal and allows her to be a shutdown defender. She is an aggressive driver with great vision often creating for her teammates. Jenna is strong taking the draw and on the circle. Her high lax iq and team first attitude makes her an asset to any team. Jenna’s drive and dedication make her an ideal player for the next level.

Carly Cappello

Mar 30, 2021

As a coach Jenna is a player every team can utilize. Jenna is driven, coachable and a team player. As a midfielder she is an asset on both ends of the field. Her speed is undeniable, with her ability to change direction and speed quickly it makes her a threat not only the attacking end, but on defense as well being able to read when to slide to help or put pressure on the opposing players. Once she steps onto the field there is a different type of energy and spark that arrives! Jenna is an amazing athlete to work with and watch grow over the years.

Matt Galati

Mar 30, 2021

I had the opportunity to coach Jenna for several years in youth lacrosse. She is the kind of kid that makes coaching youth sports worth it! Her competitive spirit, tenacious drive and coachability compliment her tremendous athleticism. She is ferocious on the field but will also be the first to compliment and help a teammate or opponent. Jenna has always wanted to improve, asking what she could work on and how to see the field. It has been a pleasure to see how far she has come and how much she has improved her lacrosse IQ, again to compliment her athleticism. I am excited to see where Jenna goes from here!

Sue Montegari

Mar 8, 2021

Jenna, driven multi-sport athlete who is coachable and hardworking. She drives strong to goal with a quick first step, great defensive position with quick slides and strong double teams. She is a true two way midfielder who is an asset in all zones. She is alwaysa joy to work with!

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