YJ North Recruiting


Jennifer Thomas- Recruiting Director- Thomas.yjnorth@gmail.com


Western Connecticut State Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Jennifer "Jenn: Thomas enters her third summer as a member of the YJN Staff.

Thomas will be Yellow Jackets North main Director of Recruiting. 

A native of Waterford, Conn. was and Assistant Coach at  Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. and  had the honor to coach a  First-Team All-American, a First-Team All-Star student-athlete, four  IWLCA Region players, a pair of North/South Senior All-Stars, seven  All-Conference (PSAC) stars and 10 IWLCA All-Academic Honor Roll  Players.  During her tenure, Mercyhurst was named Top Team GPA in the  Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for three consecutive years,  IWLCA Academic Honor Squad, and received the 2015 Academic Merit Squad  Award for the top GPA in the country within NCAA Division II. 

Prior to her appointment at Mercyhurst, Thomas was an assistant coach  at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.  While with the Lyons,  she mentored three All-NEWMAC players, two IWLCA All-Region players and  two ECAC First-Team All Stars.  MHC received IWLCA Academic Honors and  appeared in the NEWMAC Tournament during her tenure. 

Thomas began her collegiate playing career at American International  College (AIC) in Springfield, Mass. as a scholarship student-athlete.   For the Yellow Jackets, she starred in the midfield and in the defense  side of the field.  She then transferred to Springfield College and was a draw specialist  for her junior and senior year.  

Thomas led the Pride to back-to-back  New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Conference  Championships in 2012 and 2013 and led Springfield to two straight trips  to the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament. She  was named team captain for Springfield for her senior campaign. 

Scholastically at Waterford High School, Thomas was a Connecticut  All-Area and All-Conference selection and captained the team her final  season in high school after only playing for two years.  She is a  three-sport varsity letter winner in soccer, basketball, lacrosse and  was declared "Student of the Year" in 2009 for superior leadership.