About Lady Lax Goalies
Lady Lax Goalies is a mobile training academy exclusively dedicated to developing, training, and educating female lacrosse goalies, their coaches, and the organizations/programs they represent.
The majority of opportunities and resources have been afforded to field players for far too long. At Lady Lax Goalies, we love our goalkeepers and we can’t get enough of the dedication, passion, and drive they bring to their teams and play. We believe each goalie has the right to feel strong, knowledgeable, and confident in the cage. Offering a wide variety of expert level training services, we ensure each goalie feels included, encouraged, and ready both physically and mentally to pursue her goals and dreams.
At Lady Lax Goalies we also know that incredible goalies require incredible coaches. We know the enormous amount of time and dedication coaches invest in their players and believe they deserve to have someone invest just as much time and energy into them. As coaches, we all have an intense desire to provide our athletes with the tools and skills needed to help them grow, but we know many programs lack the knowledge and resources to support the most critical position on the field. This is where we come in. Lady Lax Goalies provides a range of accessible and affordable training and educational programs focused on helping coaches and organizations attract, retain, support, and grow their goalies.
We are confident in our mission to build stronger, more confident goalies and coaches who will in turn build stronger, more successful programs. Together we can spread our love for lacrosse further than we could have ever imagined.
Lauren Saffoori is a devoted women’s lacrosse goalie coach with 15 years experience training players and coaches at the youth, middle school, high school, and club/travel levels.
A Philadelphia native who first picked up a stick at the age of 8, Lauren was a four year varsity starter before playing at the collegiate level as a Division 1 goalie for Temple University. During her career as a Temple Owl she won an A-10 Championship and made the NCAA playoffs. After college she moved to Northern Virginia and served as a career firefighter with the Fairfax County Fire Department for 10 years.
Lauren’s passion for lacrosse never waivered, bringing her back to the field in 2011 as the Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach for Centreville High School. Over her nine year career with Centerville, she helped lead the Lady Wildcats to appearances in two State Semifinals and a State Championship. In 2019 she graduated her first All-American goalie who currently plays at Duke University. Today she serves as the Goalie Coach for Oakton High School.
In addition to coaching high school teams, Lauren evaluates goalies for the Under Armor All-American Team, is the goalie coach for the Virginia Metro Lacrosse Club, and supports and trains goalies and coaches for several local recreation programs.
Lauren’s children are often seen playing lacrosse on the sidelines at practice, continuing in the family tradition. Off the field, Lauren spends her time snowboarding, watching her beloved Philadelphia Eagles beat her husband’s New York Giants, and baking original cupcake designs for family and friends.