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 West Potomac High School and serves as a consultant to an international women’s team in the Far East.

Tim Prosser
Head Coach 2024

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 2024

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.

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 a coach at the high school level. 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.

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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 president of George Mason University's club lacrosse team and plays attack. She is also majoring in Sport Management. 

TJ Finnerty
Head Coach 2026

A lifelong laxer originally from New York, Coach Finn is the Head Coach of the Girls Lacrosse program at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. He is coaching in one of the most competitive conferences in the country with traditional powers that are in the Top 10 and Top 20 in the country annually and producing Division 1 talent every year. Prior to this position he was the Head Coach of the J.V. team at W.T. Woodson High School for two years as well as an Assistant for the Varsity that advanced to the State Championship Game in 2016 and won the Patriot District Championship in 2017. He has also been coaching club lacrosse since 2016.

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.

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Julia Bell
Head Coach 2027

Coach Bell has coached youth, high school and travel lacrosse in both MA and VA for a combined 8 years of experience. She is from Longmeadow, MA where she played lacrosse, field hockey and ran cross country at Wilbraham and Monson Academy. After high school she went on to play both field hockey and lacrosse at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She was a four-year starter on the lacrosse team, as an attacker, and was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year her first year. Coach Bell was selected to NEWMAC All-Conference and Berkshire All-Region Teams each year and served as a captain her senior year. While at Mount Holyoke College, Coach Bell worked with the local 7/8th grade recreation team and coached the program for two seasons.

After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sport’s Pedagogy she went on to obtain her Master’s in Sports Management and Recreation from Springfield College. Here she coached the South Hadley high school varsity girls and assisted with local coaching clinics.  

Coach Bell moved to Virginia in 2020 and started coaching with Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington and later became connected with Virginia One. Coach Bell is the current program specialist at the Pentagon Athletic Center and excited to continue working  with the youth program at Virginia One. 

Elizabeth Ashford
Assistant Coach 2027

Coach Elizabeth is from New Hampshire and has loved the game of lacrosse ever since she started playing in 6th grade. She started on Varsity all four years of her high school career where she also played club lacrosse for NH Tomahawks. Previously, Elizabeth has coached 3rd and 4th graders and now currently is coaching at West Potomac High School. In addition to coaching, Elizabeth also plays on the club team at George Mason University.

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Phil Carolan
Head Coach 2029

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, joining Coach Bell working with the 2027/28/29 fall team. 

Dana Gleich
Assistant Coach 2029

Bio Coming Soon...

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Meghan Kennedy
Goalie Coach

Bio Coming Soon...

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