Maplestix Lacrosse Player and Coaches Clinic

Featuring Top Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse Coaches

Guest Coaches Information


Jesse Porter

Jesse Porter is currently in her 2nd term of coaching the Varsity Blues women's lacrosse program at the University of Toronto.

Prior to joining the Blues, Jesse coached the National Chinese women's lacrosse team while living abroad, where she guided the team to their first entry at the World Cup in England. Lacrosse has given Jesse the opportunity to coach lacrosse in over seven different countries from Thailand to Argentina.

Back in Toronto, she has coached the U13 and U19 teams with the Toronto Beaches Lacrosse Club from 2011-15, while also serving as an official in the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse league from 2010-15.

As a player, Porter was an OUA-MVP Defender the four-time OUA champion Western Mustangs from 2011-14. While at Western, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology – Sport Management.

As a coach, Jesse is dedicated to coaching her athletes as people first and empowering them to be leaders who are able to think for themselves, communicate effectively and develop tools to succeed both on and off the field.


Kevin Segriff – Goalie Clinic

As a Team Canada goaltender Kevin competed in several events, including:
- Lacrosse International, Baltimore
- Olympic Trial Tournament, Los Angeles
- 1986 Men’s Field World Championships, Toronto

Over the past twenty years Kevin has helped goalies achieve provincial and national championships in both Box and Field Lacrosse. Focusing recently on OUA Women's Lacrosse Kevin has worked with UOIT, U of T, and Trent University where his goalies have achieved numerous team, tournament and league awards. He was part of the coaching team that led Trent to the 2019 OUA Gold Medal championship.


Tori Wasson

Before Tori’s focus changed to high performance coaching she was an accomplished lacrosse player in her own right. Tori played for four years at the University of Vermont, a Division 1 field lacrosse school. During her time in Division 1 she was named Rookie of the Year, recipient of the Co-Offensive Player of the Year Award, recognized as an All-State player and All-American. She returned to Canada to get her Masters in Education at the University of Toronto where she played lacrosse for two years in the OUA . In the OUA she was recognized as an OUA all-star and team MVP.

Development of the Excalibur Women’s Lacrosse Team
This Excalibur varsity team started in 2013 and was self-funded for the first three years. The coaches started the team as a way give back to the sport of lacrosse and provide a high performance pathway in the sport of lacrosse for female student-athletes at Trent. In the Trent Arthur newspaper’s debut article on the team Tori commented that the “the coaches hope to build a program that will win an OUA championship in four years” and the team won its first gold medal in 2016 (then bronze in 2018 and gold in 2019). Tori, and the whole coaching staff, have built a team culture with high performance goals that set the team on a pathway to success and they did not give in to any adversity along the way.

Lacrosse Coaching experience:
- Summer 2012-2014        Coach for Kawartha Women’s Lacrosse U-19 Club
- Fall of 2013-Present        Head coach of the Trent Women’s Lacrosse Team

Certifications and conferences:
-Level 1 -       Community level                - Received Summer 2008
-Level 2 -       Competitive level coach      - Trained Summer 2012

Player experience:
Sept 2005-Dec 2009       Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Program –University of Vermont
May 2004                       Lake Forest, Illinois High School State Champion
May 2004, 2005              High School All-American
Summer 2004                 Kawartha U-19 Lacrosse Club- bronze medalists (2004)
Summer 2005-Present     Kawartha Senior Lacrosse Club- Silver Medalists (2011)
Fall 2010- Fall 2011         University of Toronto Varsity program
Fall 2010 and 2011          OUA All-Star


Mike Watson

Mike Watson currently serves as the head coach of the Queen's Gaels and has been with the team over the past 5 years. He began playing at 9 years of age in London, Ontario, and has played at the Jr. B level, Canadian University level with Western and has played Sr. B. Mike has been involved as a coach for the last 13 years, coaching at the Jr. level, minor field and box, as well as University field.

Since joining Queen's as a coach, the women's lacrosse team has finished with a bronze medal, 2 silvers and a gold, medalling 4 out of 5 years. Queen's has been in the OUA final each of the past 3 seasons, and finished the season undefeated in 2018. Mike feels a focus on fitness and conditioning has helped drive Queen's success over the last 5 years.


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