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The Coaches

Who We Are

Virginia One’s founding principle is to provide an opportunity for girls to develop elite skills in an environment that honors the game. Our primary focus is to become the premier club that achieves excellence through dedication, hard work and focused training. We have an incredible group of coaches with experience playing at different levels. Their knowledge and passion for the game makes for a great dynamic. 

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Victor Chen
Owner

Club owner Victor Chen brings over 30 years of lacrosse experience as both a player and coach. His accolades are too long to list but his greatest accomplishment to date is the assembled staff below. He is currently on staff at Lake Braddock Secondary School and serves as a consultant to an international women’s team in the Far East.

Phil Carolan
Director

After a 30-year break from his playing days in high school and college, Phil returned to the sport of lacrosse to become the volunteer coach for his daughter’s 3rd & 4th grade recreational team in the spring of 2012. Since then, he has spent countless hours working as a volunteer coach, parent volunteer, or even team “mom” for rec, high school, and travel teams in the Northern Virginia area. In 2020 he was presented with the opportunity to become a member of the girl’s junior varsity lacrosse coaching staff at Bishop O’Connell High School. In 2021, Phil transitioned from VA One parent (daughter Allison, aka Big Al, played for VA One for four years) to VA One coach.

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Erik Viilu
Head Coach 2025

Coach Erik started playing lacrosse in 6th grade in Northern Virginia for Braddock Road Youth Club, and fell in love with the sport. He played locally at Fairfax High School followed by stints at Washington College, GMU Club, and Mary Washington College at Middie. Coach Erik has experience coaching at different levels for both boys and girls programs. More recently Erik has been a Co-Commissioner for Annandale Girls lacrosse for the past 5 years and coached with them for over 6 years. Recently he took on the role of Girls coordinator for the Executive Committee for Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League. Erik is also an Assistant Coach with Flint Hill School and a Coach for George Mason University's women's club lacrosse team. Being involved in lacrosse for over 30 years makes being on the field some of the best parts of his days! When not on the field, Coach Erik works in IT security for NIH. Over the last 3 years, Coach Erik has won the prestigious Virginia One's "Victor Chen's Coach of the Year" award for his outstanding work. Coach Erik enjoys making lacrosse fun, and passing on the knowledge he has acquired over the years.

Rachel Chen
Assistant Coach 2025

Rachel began playing lacrosse in pre-K for Vienna Youth, Annandale Youth and Chantilly Youth as attack and goalie. She continued her high school campaign at Chantilly and Oakton High School receiving All-District honors as a freshman starter at the varsity level. Rachel has participated in multiple national prospect invites representing Virginia One Girls Lacrosse Club. She concluded a successful club campaign with Virginia One as the all-time points leader and is currently an assistant coach (Team 2025) and Social Media Director. Rachel is also currently on staff at Flint Hill School's lacrosse team. Rachel is president of George Mason University's club lacrosse team and plays attack. She is also majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Coaching.

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TJ Finnerty
Head Coach 2026

A lifelong laxer originally from New York, Coach Finn is the Head Coach of the Girls Lacrosse program at Flint Hill School in Oakton as a member of the prestigious ISL conference. Prior to this position he was the Head Coach at Bishop O’Connell for the previous 5 years competing in the WCAC.

 

Outside of the high school scene Coach Finn has been on staff for 2021, 2022 and 2023 for the All-America lacrosse program coaching the DC region each summer in the national tournament pitting the best of the best young ladies in the sport. He has coached club lacrosse since 2016 and is one of our original Virginia One coaches coming aboard at our inception. Most recently he coached a DC region girls all star team (along with our very own Coach Prosser) that competed in Ireland in the summer of 2022 at the U21 Men’s World Championship Tournament. The team finished 9-0 at the tournament and captured the championship.

Growing up in one of the original lacrosse hotbeds Coach Finn attended Washington & Lee University to play Division 1 for three years before W&L transitioned to Division 3 his senior year. He was a 4 year starter, a Captain, All Conference and an Honorable Mention All American.

Mike Schneider
Assistant Coach 2026

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Coach Schneider has been playing lacrosse since middle school. He played club lacrosse in college at the University of South Florida. Coach Schneider has been coaching high school lacrosse for over 15 years in Fairfax County. He started coaching boys lacrosse at Hayfield and transitioned to the girls game in 2016 at WT Woodson. Coach Schneider was an assistant coach on the 2018 State title winning team at Woodson and took over as the head girls lacrosse coach for Woodson in 2022 where he is also a teacher.

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Grace Catello
Assistant Coach 2026

Grace began playing lacrosse in 6th grade for Dulles South. She played on varsity all four years at Freedom High School and won two state championships. Grace is currently the secretary of George Mason University's club lacrosse team and plays defense. She is also majoring in Psychology. 

Tim Prosser
Head Coach 2027

Originally from upstate New York (Syracuse and Buffalo), Coach Prosser was a three-sport athlete playing football, basketball, and lacrosse. Coach Prosser then went on to play defense for Ithaca College. After graduating from Ithaca with a Degree in Health and Physical Education, Coach Prosser has been teaching and coaching for Fairfax County Public Schools since 1991. Coach Prosser was head varsity boys' coach at Lee High School before he had two daughters which led him to learn and love the girls' game. Since then, he has coached at the youth, high school, and club levels. Coach Prosser is now head coach at Robinson Secondary School, but has also been assistant coach for Robinson since 2012 which he helped lead the girls in back to back 6A state championships. He is also a US Lacrosse level 1 and 2 certified coach.

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Bill McCulloch
Assistant Coach 2027

Coach McCulloch started in boy's lacrosse with Braddock Road Youth Lacrosse winning NVYLL Championships in 3rd-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade & 7th-8th Grade before becoming Commissioner of BRYC Lacrosse. He has been Asst JV Boys Coach at W.T. Woodson High School before becoming the Head JV Coach the following two seasons and was Varsity Head Coach at Potomac School leading the Panthers to a MAAC Championship. He transitioned to girls and has been the WT Woodson Cavaliers Girls Varsity Out of Season Coach (Leagues: TripleEdge, Metro Fallball, Frost Fest Winter as well as Tournaments: Lax O’Ween, FallBrawl, Oakton Shootout, & Valentine’s Day) for the last 14 years for five successive coaches. Became Asst Coach of BYC Girls Lacrosse 7th-8th Graded Select in 2012 before joining Virginia United Girls Lacrosse Club and coaching 7th graders through HS Juniors in club competition. Excited to be part of Virginia One Girls Lacrosse Club.

Dana Gleich
Head Coach 2028/29

Coach Dana grew up in Fairfax County, attending Oakton HS, and played various sports including lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. She not only enjoys playing, wanted and attending all types of sports events, but now has an affinity for coaching, especially lacrosse. She graduated from Radford University in 2011 and began teaching Kindergarten, 1st and 6th grade for Fairfax County Public Schools. In 2011, Coach Dana started as an assistant coach for Oakton HS and helped lead the team to win the State Championship in 2012. She became the head coach for JV in 2013 through 2016 for Oakton and 2017 has been the JV head coach for Madison HS. In 2019 she became a head coach for Cardinal Lacrosse Club where she coached the 23's. In 2022, she made the move to Virginia One. When she isn't coaching high school and club lacrosse she is spending time with her two children who are only 3 and 1, but are already showing signs of loving lacrosse like their mother.

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Andy Suddarth
Head Coach 2030/31

A native of Fairfax County, Andy played youth and high school lacrosse in the area and, as a member of the Annandale High School lacrosse team, won Virginia's first Boys Lacrosse State Championship. Andy went on to play four years of NCAA lacrosse with Div. 3 Mary Washington College. He followed his college playing career by returning to Annandale High School as an assistant varsity lacrosse coach. With the arrival of children, Andy's high school coaching chapter came to a close but four daughters brought him to the girls' game. For the last eight years, Andy has been actively involved in coaching girls' youth lacrosse with many of his former players appearing throughout the varsity rosters of the top high school teams in the area. When not coaching or watching his kids play lacrosse, Andy works as a personal injury attorney in Fairfax.

Vince Lobosco
Assistant Coach

Bio Coming Soon...

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Jack Sine
Goalie Coach

Bio Coming Soon...

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