Alberta Lacrosse is excited to announce the Head Coaches that will lead the Team Alberta U15 Men’s Field and U19 Women’s Field Programs for the upcoming year!
Team Alberta U15 Men’s Field—Jesse Fehr, Paul Rai, and Dallas Smith
Jesse Fehr started coaching in 2011 under Bruce Codd with the Junior A Raiders and was Alberta Lacrosse’s technical director in 2012. Jesse has extensive experience in field lacrosse, having played for Harvard University and Duke University, along with Team Scotland and LXM Pro. Jesse currently serves as the Alberta Lacrosse’s Director of High Performance and is a pivotal component in the Mustangs Field Lacrosse Program.
Paul Rai’s lacrosse experience started forty-years ago with the Gold Bar Miners, which transformed into today’s Edmonton Miners Club. He played his minor lacrosse with Gold Bar Miners and traveled to many national championships with the organization. As an adult, he played Senior lacrosse with the Miners, and then with the Edmonton Outlaws where he was the player/coach of the 2002 Presidents Cup National Champions. He is currently the Senior Manager of Development for the Alberta Lacrosse Association working very closely with coaches and players throughout the province leading coaching clinics and camps.
Dallas Smith brings more than twenty-years of lacrosse experience to the Team Alberta program. As a player, Dallas played for Binghamton University (NCAA DI), where he graduated in 2015. In addition to playing experience, he has a strong coaching background serving as the Program Director at Vimy Lacrosse, the Head Coach for DHC Hannover in Hannover, Germany, Team Alberta U-15 Head Coach in 2019, and an active coach for the Sherwood Park Titans.
Team Alberta U19 Women’s Field—Sarah Lehman
Sarah played at Limestone College (NCAA DII) from 2011-2014. During her time at Limestone, the Saints won 4 Conference Carolinas Championships and made 4 NCAA tournament appearances, including two trips to the finals. Sarah was a three-time All-American attacker and four-time All-Conference. Additionally, Sarah is a former member of Team Canada. She was the captain of 2011, U19 Team Canada Women’s Field team that competed at the World Championships in Hannover, Germany, where Canada won the bronze medal.
In 2017, Sarah was appointed as a Head Coach with the Team Alberta program. She took the U19 Team Alberta Women’s Field team to Halifax in 2017, where they finished third. In 2018, Sarah led U19 Team Alberta to a spot in the National Championship final game where they finished the tournament with a silver medal.
U15 Men's Field and U19 Women's Field Try-Out Information
Date(s): Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15
Location: Red Deer Dome 334 Energy Way, Red Deer County
Registration Fee: $175.00 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00PM (U15 Men’s), 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (U19 Women’s)
*U15 Men’s Field - Players must be born in 2005 or 2006
**U19 Women’s Field - Players must be born between September 1, 2001 and December 31, 2005
The Alberta U15 Men’s Field team is tentatively scheduled to travel to the West Coast of the United States in mid-July to participate in a preliminary tournament as preparation for the National Championships. Players selected to Team Alberta U15 Men’s Field must commit to both events.
All players can register through this link.
Team Alberta Requirements