Michael Haight is the current Head Coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD. Haight has guided the Falcons to 9 out 10 WCAC titles and national rankings in four of the past five seasons. His career record is 187-50-3. Good Counsel is the only team in Montgomery County history to finish in the laxpower.com final national rankings.
In each of the past eight GC seasons the team finished in the Washington Post's "Top 10" and was recently recognized as one of the most dominant lacrosse program in the country over the past four years by Inside Lacrosse. Good Counsel has won 101 out of 102 WCAC games dating back to 2004. For the past six years Coach Haight has been honored with the distincition of being a National Tournament Team Coach and Selector for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Throughout his eleven year run at Good Counsel High School, Coach Haight has accumulated 20 "Coach of the Year Awards", including the All-Met Coach of the Year in 2010 when his team finished #1 in the Washington Post and #6 Nationally. In 2011, the Falcons were 19-2, Top 10 in all major polls, Laxpower.com (#6), CBS sports (#7), ESPN (#6) and NJ Bill (#5), Good Counsel has been wire to wire #1 in the Washington Post in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Haight encourages players to challenge themselves academically, physically, and emotionally while completing their high school education.
Rachel Bassler has been coaching girls lacrosse for over 10 years, both at the youth and high school level. She played competitively at Susquehanna University, earning the Mid-Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year her freshman year. She was an all-conference selection all four years she played. Coach Bassler was part of the first Frederick Stars Lacrosse Club team out of Frederick County.
Most recently, Coach Bassler was a part of the varsity lacrosse staff at Urbana High School (2016, 2017, 2018) and coached the Renegades 2021 and 2026 teams throughout the past 4 years, winning several championships along the way. Prior to coaching with Renegades, she coached with FSLAX and at North Carroll High School in Carroll County.
Outside of lacrosse, Coach Bassler is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and lives in Walkersville, MD with her husband, Chris and 1 year old son, Colton.
Coach Ahlgren is the Head Girls' Lacrosse Coach at Mercersburg Academy where she also teaches English and coaches field hockey. In her 25 plus years of coaching experience, she has coached at the college, club, high school, middle school, and rec. levels, and loves building teams and developing players.
A 1991 graduate of Gettysburg College, Coach Ahlgren played both field hockey and lacrosse for four years, earning All Mid-Atlantic Conference All-Star in Lacrosse in 1991. Coach Ahlgren played for Midwest I for three years in the USWLA National Tournament, and has traveled the country spreading lacrosse through camps and clinics.
Coach Nolan rounded out a five-year playing career at UMBC in 2017 before joining the La Salle coaching staff for the 2018 campaign. In summer of 2018 she moved home to Maryland and accepted the assistant coaching position at Mount St. Mary’s University. She is going into her third season with the Mountaineers.
Coach Nolan working directly with the offensive unit at Mount St. Mary’s. She helped assist the Mountaineers to a historic season in 2019, which included setting a new program record with 16 victories and a program-best 13-game win streak. The Mount posted a perfect NEC record for the third time in program history en route to claiming its fourth NEC Regular Season Title. During the 2019 season the Mount was ranked 20th on the offensive end with 14.11 goals per contest.
A two-year team captain at UMBC, registered 117 goals, 73 assists and 190 points during her time with the Retrievers. The Fallston, Maryland native finished her career as the program's all-time leader in assists and ranks third in career points.
The attacker was named First Team All-America East in each of her final two years at UMBC, combining for 83 goals, 54 assists and 137 points in the pair of seasons. During her senior campaign, she tallied career highs in all three scoring categories and led her squad to an 11-6 overall record and a semifinal appearance in the America East Playoffs.
Coach Nolan graduated from UMBC in 2016 with a degree in Sociology. After registering a season ending injury in 2014, she was granted a 5th year and went back to play and earn another degree in Media and Communications. She will earn her masters in Sport Management from Mount St. Mary’s in December 2020.
Brittany graduated from UMBC in 2019 where she played 4 years of division 1 lacrosse for the Retrievers. She graduated with a psychology major and sociology minor and plans to continue on to PT school in the coming years. While at UMBC she played midfield and her senior year she tied for 5th for UMBC’s single-season draw control record as well as ranking 6th in the America East conference for draw controls per game, and 8th in the conference for ground balls per game. She also was awarded 2019 First Team All-Conference and was named to 2019 D1 IWLCA where she played on the All-Star team.
A Middletown High School graduate, Brittany played 4 years of varsity lacrosse for the Knights and was captain her senior year. She received All-Area First Team honors junior and senior year, All-Area Second Team Honors her sophomore year, and Honorable mention freshman year. She also played on the Frederick Stars for many years.
Julia graduated from Walkersville High in 2009 where she was a member of the 2006 and 2007 2A West Regional Champions for Girls Lacrosse. Julia was an Academic All American and a 3x Frederick News Post First Team All-Area for Girls Lacrosse.
Julia continued her lacrosse career at Washington & Jefferson College, setting numerous goalkeeping records at W&J, including over 500 career saves. After graduating, Julia returned home to help coach at Walkersville High School. This upcoming season will be her 6th season at Walkersville, 3rd as the Varsity Head Coach.
Jessica Sardella, a long-time Frederick County player and coach, is in her second season coaching for Renegades. In 2002, Jessica was one of the original 25 Frederick Stars Club players and later was instrumental in the development of the Club, head coaching the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 teams. She led many of those teams to tournament championships and was heavily involved in recruiting.
She served as head coach for Walkersville HS from 2009-2013 and in 2012, was selected as one of eight HS coaches in the county to co-head coach at the ESPN High School All-American Showcase in Disney World.
Jessica grew up playing lacrosse in Syracuse, NY and upon moving to Maryland, she became a decorated player for Urbana, leading the team to County and MVLA Championships and a #15 state ranking in Maryland Public Schools. An attacker, Jessica was a two time US Lacrosse Academic All-American, the 2003 Frederick County Player of the Year, three times 1st Team Frederick News Post All-Area Selection and the very first Washington All-Met Honorable Mention from Frederick County as well as a team captain. She went on to play Division I lacrosse for Lehigh University.
Jessica earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lehigh and a M.B.A. from Hood College. She and her husband live in Mount Airy and she works for the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering in Business Development.
Lily is the assistant coach for renegades 2026. She helped coach Renegades 2019 and Renegades 2020.
She recently graduated from Shepherd University where she played for 3 seasons.
She played at Shepherd University from 2017-2019. She served as team captain in 2019. She was named MEC offensive player of the year in 2018 and 2019. She was also named MEC player of the week 7 times in her career at shepherd. Also set 5 school records including most points in a seasons, most goals in a season, most draw controls in a season, most caused turnovers in a single games, and most draw controls in a single game.
A three sport athlete at Boonsboro high school. She was team captain for both soccer and lacrosse. She earned first team all conference from 2012-2016. Earned herald mail player of the year in 2016. Also gained the US lacrosse Jackie Pitts award in 2016.
Doug Agnes grew up playing in lacrosse rich Baltimore County and went on to play as a crease defenseman for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) from 1989-1992. He emerged into the Western Maryland lacrosse scene in 2010 as the founder of the Carroll Manor Girls Lacrosse Program and he started the WMYLC U7 Scoopers program in 2011.
Doug is a US Lacrosse Level 2 Certified Coach, a USLAX “Learn to Play” Instructor for Parent clinics and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. He has coached teams and run clinics for players of all ages K-12 for Carroll Manor, Frederick Stars, Lax Factory, the Western MD Chapter of US Lacrosse, St Johns Catholic Prep and he joined the Renegades Program in 2018.
Doug is the current President of the Western MD Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC) and the Sports Development Director for the Western MD Chapter of US Lacrosse (WMDUSLAX). Doug is also a “Cohort” for the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model working with program leaders from around the county to share ideas for implementation of the LADM. He was recently recognized as a “Community Teammate” for this involvement by US Lacrosse at a Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Game.
When he’s not coaching or organizing his next new player clinic, you can also find Doug playing in an Over 40 League with the “DieHards” Lacrosse Team! In his spare time, Doug is the Manager of Maintenance & Engineering at a Power Plant and is raising 3 children with his wife, the Lovely Darla
Carly played lacrosse at University of Maryland Baltimore County from 2015-2019. Over the course of her career UMBC has made 3 out of 4 appearances in the America East tournament. In her senior season she earned a nominee for the America East Fans Choice Player of the Year. Was named America East Defensive Player of the Week three times. Earned second team honors by making 162 saves with a .472 saves percentage. Made 10+ saves in 10 games this season, including a career-high 17 against American in the season opener. Was ranked first among America East goalkeepers in saves percentage, fourth in goals against average (11.67), and third in saves per game (9.53). Ranked in the top 30 in the NCAA in saves percentage (27th) and saves per game (26th) while ranking 24th in total saves. A two-sport varsity athlete at Middletown High School. Earned US Lacrosse Maryland All-American honors and US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a senior. Named Defensive Player of the Year by the Frederick News-Post as a junior and senior finishing senior year with a save percentage a .52 and a goals-against average of 7.1.
Dani Holt is in her second season of coaching for Renegades. She played her college career at Hood College. Where she was ranked third in conference for both save average (11) per game and her save percentage (49%). She was also ranked fourth in conference for her goals against average (12.6). Dani was named all Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth defensive player of the week in the first week of her college career. She was one of two athletes to receive an all conference honorable mention at the end of the season. She holds school records in saves per season (151), save percentage, and goals against average.
Dani played four years of varsity lacrosse where she received an honorable mention freshman year and was named all county second team for three consecutive seasons. She was a three time Central Maryland Conference champion, state-finalist, and state semi-finalist. Dani spent most of her club career playing for Rebels Club Lacrosse and loves being able to give back to the program by coaching.
Alexis Flynn will be your main point of contact for distribution lists, emails, uniforms, and overall customer service.
Rob Haight will be helping at tournaments with logistics and coaching.