Woodbury girls lacrosse: Ahlers is Royals’ first head coachMegan Ahlers is the head coach of the first Woodbury Royals girls lacrosse team.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
Megan Ahlers is the head coach of the first Woodbury Royals girls lacrosse team.
Ahlers, hired last week, brings deep experience to the Royals lacrosse team as a player and coach. Most recently she was head coach of the St. Cloud area girls lacrosse team.
For the past 10 years, Ahlers has been active in the women’s lacrosse community, first as an athlete at Stillwater High School and St. Benedict and most recently as the President of the North Central Women’s Lacrosse League.
“Coach Ahlers is bringing a comprehensive background as a player, coach and leader that will certainly add momentum to our program as we build from the ground-up,” Woodbury Activities Director Jason Gonnion said. “She has great passion for girls lacrosse and a positive, outgoing personality which we expect will lead to great athletic experiences for our current and future Royals. We’re very excited to have her on staff.”
Coach Ahlers won’t have much time to get comfortable. She will be introduced to the players and coaches on Wednesday, March 7 at Woodbury High School’s Media Center at 6 p.m. before the Royals’ inaugural season officially begins on March 26.
Last year, Woodbury played in a cooperative with East Ridge to form the East Ridge/Woodbury Griffins and was coached by Kara Vier.
Following a 1-12 season two years ago, the Griffins showed great improvement last season, improving to 5-7 overall and 1-6 in the Suburban East Conference.