Girls’ Lacrosse

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Program Overview

Head Coach Jennifer Nardi finds immense satisfaction in mentoring and shaping the next generation of lacrosse players, instilling in them a passion for the sport and a drive for excellence. “Empowering young athletes to reach their full potential,” says Nardi, “is the most rewarding aspect of my role at Poly.”

Poly’s Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team plays its home matches at the Steinberg Athletic Complex and competes in the Ivy Prep League. The highly competitive program consistently competes against some of the strongest teams in New York. With core foundations centered on discipline, hard work, team cohesion, and fair play, the student-athletes excel both individually and as a team.

Can’t make it to the field? Families and friends can stream Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse action via Locallive.tv and On-Demand video. 

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Girls’ Lacrosse Highlights

89 Record number of goals scored in one season by Maggie Fort ’19
200 Career goals scored by Maggie Fort ‘19
100 Career goals scored by Jordan Denaver ‘20
75% Of the team’s players are multi-sport athletes
Girls’ Lacrosse Coach
Jennifer Nardi, Head Girls’ Lacrosse Coach

Jennifer Nardi
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800
Education: University of Massachusetts – BS, Southern New Hampshire University – MS

In 2023, Jennifer Nardi joined Poly’s Athletics Department as head coach of the Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team and Physical Education teacher. Originally hailing from Queens, Nardi earned her degree in hospitality and tourism management from UMass, later achieving a master’s in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2013. She is working toward completing her MBA at University of Hartford. 

A seasoned lacrosse coach, prior to Poly, Nardi made a significant impact on the University of Hartford Hawks, guiding them to break 11 single-season records, resulting in the most successful season in the program’s history. Prior to this, she spent three seasons as the head coach at Manhattanville College, where she led the Valiants to a school-record 258 goals in a standout 2018 season. 

With a rich Division I background, including stints at esteemed institutions like UC Berkeley, UMass, and UVM, Nardi brings a wealth of experience to her role at Poly. A former standout goalie at UMass, she graduated as the program’s all-time leader in saves, culminating in an IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team selection in 2000. 

Nardi’s coaching acumen extends beyond college lacrosse, having overseen the Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse program, catering to hundreds of youth athletes.

Lacrosse Facilities

Our lacrosse teams practice and compete at the Steinberg Athletic Complex.

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Away: Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Hackley 41224
4:30 PM
Location:Hackley School


HOME: JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Hackley 41224
5:45 PM
Location: Poly Prep


HOME: Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Stony Brook 41524
4:30 PM
Location:Poly Prep

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Featured Athletes

Maggie Fort ’19

A three-sport All-Ivy Prep League student-athlete at Poly, this two time U.S Lacrosse All-American scored more than 200 goals in her career. Maggie earned the Scull Plaque as Poly Prep's top senior scholar-athlete. She is currently a lacrosse student-athlete at Fairfield University.

Jessica Dahldorf ’12

Dahldorf was a two-time MVP, three-time First Team All-Ivy League, 2012 MSG Varsity Player of the Year, and 2011 New York Post Player of the Year. Recruited by Northwestern, she graduated as an All-Academic Big Ten honoree and a Distinguished Scholar.