Coach Sue Montegari, IHA Varsity Lacrosse coach, was a part of the original varsity squad as well as a three-year starter and team captain at Ridgewood High School. She is also a very established equestrian, competing at high levels of competition in the Medal/Maclay Division, including the Junior Olympic Trials. Coach Montegari continued her career at Alfred University as a four-year lacrosse starter and team co-captain, graduating with a B.A. in athletic training and a double minor in coaching and equine science. She was also on the AU Equestrian Team for four years competing at the intercollegiate level in the Open Division. As a senior, she was also part of the Athlete Mentor Program.
After college, Coach Montegari went on to coach at her alma mater, Ridgewood High School, as the assistant varsity lacrosse coach and the JV head coach from 2002-2008. Coach Montegari was the head varsity girls lacrosse coach at Ramapo High School from 2009-2011, 2012-2013 a 3/4th grade coach for Mahwah Girls Youth. She was named the head varsity girls lacrosse coach for Immaculate Heart Academy in the fall of 2013. After her first spring season at IHA, Coach Montegari was named 2014 Bergen County Coach of the Year, 2014 All Suburban Coach of the Year, and 2014 The Record Coach of the Year!
In addition, Coach Montegari is a member of the Team NJ Coaching staff for the Under Amour All-American Games (2014-present), evaluator for North NJ Teams for the US Lacrosse National School Girls Tournament (2006-present), and is US Lacrosse Level I & II Certified. She is certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. Coach Montegari become a Certified Personal Trainer and worked as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist for the past 13 years, working with athletes that have attended and competed at the top institutions in the country. She started with Tri-State in 2002 primarily working with the all-star program. In Fall of 2008 she was named Tri-State’s Girls’ Lacrosse Director.