High School Coaching Staff

Jason Montoya

Boys Varsity Head Coach, Program Director

Jason grew up in Seattle, playing lacrosse for Queen Anne and Garfield High School. He played Goalie throughout his career and was awarded HS All-American his senior year. Jason went on to play D1 Lacrosse at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Since college Jason has coached youth and high school lacrosse for over a decade all across the country. Jason previously coached Eastlake in 2019 as an assistant, helping the Wolves win the 4A State Championship.

Lena Hanson

Girls Varsity Head Coach, Program Director

Lena's involvement in our local lacrosse community spans 2 decades. She began her lacrosse coaching career at the 7/8 level when Lake Samm Lacrosse Club was still the Eastside Eagles. She moved on to become the first Lake Samm high school coach and was instrumental in growing the high school program. After taking time off when she had her second daughter, Lena returned to Lake Samm for a few years before moving on to begin coaching her own daughters in their youth sports. Now that her girls are getting older, she is excited to be back coaching high school and helping develop the Eastlake Girls Lacrosse program! For Lena, coaching is about teaching life skills through sports, and she feels most accomplished when seeing the growth in her players' maturity as an individual and as a teammate.

In addition to coaching, Lena teaches part time in the Wellness Department at Eastlake High School. She has lived and taught in this community for 20 years with her husband (also an EHS teacher) and 2 daughters. When not coaching, teaching, or spending time with her family, Lena can be found trail running, playing soccer, reading, and hiking.

Tricia Vowles

Girls JV Head Coach

Tricia Vowles grew up in Bellevue and graduated from Gonzaga University in 2021. She began playing lacrosse in middle school, and continued in high school at Holy Names Academy. Tricia moved on to play for the Gonzaga Women’s Club team and served as Club President in her senior year.

Tricia is thrilled to return to the sport and join the Eastlake Girls Lacrosse program for a second year! She looks forward to seeing players grow on and off the field, but most importantly to building team spirit and having fun together.

Aside from coaching lacrosse, Tricia works at a marketing firm in Issaquah. She loves to travel, try new recipes, and cheer on the Zags during basketball season.

Megan Novak

Girls Assistant Coach

Megan (Coach Megz) played basketball for a majority of her youth and then went on to play lacrosse at Western Washington University. After dedicating a significant portion of her life to playing the sports she loved, she made the switch and found a passion in coaching. She has coached lacrosse, basketball and volleyball at both the youth and high school level. She has spent nearly a decade in the gym as a member of the Lady Wolves Basketball Family and is excited to also have the privilege to be part of the Eastlake Lacrosse community and help grow the girls program.

When not coaching or working in technology, Megz loves to spend time with her husband (aka Coach Novak), daughter, son and pitbull. If there's any time left over she can be found running, baking or watching a Disney movie.

Boys Assistant Coach

Youth Coaching Staff

- Boys 7/8 Cardinal - Ryan Brumfield

- Boys 7/8 Black

- Boys 5/6 Black - Greg McIntyre

- Boys 3/4 Black - Martin Carlson

- Boys 3/4 White - Dave Oliphant

- Boys K/2 Black

- Boys K/2 White


Girls 7/8 Black - Jon Bishopp

Girls 7/8 White - Chris Hanshka

Girls 5/6 - Eric Montoya

Girls 3/4 - Nick Haley

Girls K-2 -