Christen Neugebauer - Varsity Asst. Coach
In the 1998/99 season when Girls and Boys lacrosse first became CHSSA sanctioned sports at Columbine High School, I was in my first year of teaching. I was asked to be a coach on the Girl’s staff and agreed, although I had never seen a lacrosse game in my life. This will be my 20th season coaching Lacrosse. My two oldest children played lacrosse here at Columbine. Lauren was in the class of 2012, lettered in two sports, and was part of a squad that went on to the final four (Curt was a coach on that staff). Lauren played club lacrosse in college at Pacific Lutheran University and served as a Captain. Lucas graduated from CHS in 2015. Lucas also enjoyed a very successful Lacrosse experience here. He earned multiple All-Conf. awards and was selected to the Colorado ALL-State Lacrosse Team at the LSM position. He was named as a Captain both junior and senior years. He currently attends Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where he is realizing the dream to play D1 Lacrosse while studying Business. My youngest son, Samson, is a freshman at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he is majoring in Political Science and volunteering for various outreach groups.
My wife, Kallie, also serves in education. She is patient beyond my understanding. I’m ever grateful for my family and their support.
I’m humbled that Sonorah asked me to be a part of this staff. I look forward to serving as a Varsity assistant and supporting the program any way I can. Lastly, I’m pleased to say I was Sonorah’s first coach here at Columbine. I’ve enjoyed witnessing her growth on and off the field. We are fortunate to have Sonorah. I firmly believe that we need outstanding female role models and coaches for our daughters.
Sonorah Hunter- Varsity Head Coach
Sonorah grew up in Evergreen Colorado and graduated from Columbine High school in 2009. She started playing lacrosse sophomore year and immediately fell in love with the sport. Being the first girls lacrosse player from Columbine to play Division 1, she attended The University Of Denver. Sonorah specialized in draws and was a solid defender for the team. In 2014 she helped lead the team to their first conference championship and second straight appearance to the NCAA.
Sonorah has always loved sharing her passion for the game with other players and teaching the fundamentals. She coached at a competitive high school club program Denver Summit for many years and also coached the Girls Mountain Lacrosse team. She then went on to coach with 3d Lacrosse, which is one of the largest club lacrosse teams in the country.
Since coming on board at Columbine in the fall of 2015, Sonorah has dedicated her time and energy in creating the best possible girls lacrosse program. In 2015, she lead the Varsity team to their first conference championship since 2010 and took the team to the second round of the playoffs.
She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with such amazing girls and their parents and is excited to continue the progress in the program.
Rennie began playing lacrosse at the age of 7 in Parkton, Maryland. After graduating from Hereford HS in 2012, she was recruited to play Division I lacrosse at Bucknell University. Rennie played low defense and lead her team to the Patriot League Conference tournament by her senior year, in 2016.
Rennie graduated from Bucknell with a chemical engineering degree and began her career in Albany, NY. She immediately expressed her interest and energy in coaching girls lacrosse. Rennie coached with Bethlehem HS in 2017 and two ADK Club teams, in Saratoga Springs, NY.
She couldn’t help but recognize that moving to Colorado would allow her to continue teaching the greatest sport and leading young women to become better players and better versions of themselves. Rennie is thrilled to have the opportunity to coach with Columbine HS.
Kiki Leyba - Varsity Asst. Coach
Taylor Bailey - JV Head Coach
Kacy has been coaching the Level 3 girl’s lacrosse team at Columbine High school since 2013. Like many of the girls she's coached, she started playing lacrosse her freshman year of high school (at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch). After high school Kacy attended Colorado School of Mine where she helped to start the Mines Women’s lacrosse team. In her three years with Mines lacrosse her team won a total of two games, but she had a great time coaching, playing, and growing the program.
Her coaching experiences in college lead her to pursue coaching at the high school level. She loves being able to introduce new players to the game, as well as helping more experienced players improve their skills.
When she isn’t coaching, Kacy is a product development engineer at a science education company. She also enjoys snowboarding, camping, and cheering on the Broncos.
Christen grew up in Littleton, CO and graduated from Columbine HS in 2011. Throughout high school, Christen was involved in cross country and lacrosse, but it was no secret that lacrosse was her number one passion. In 2010, she played in the Nationals tournament in Maryland, playing on Team Colorado, and in 2011, was the captain of the varsity team alongside two wonderful teammates. In 2011, the team went to the final four in the state championships, farther than the Columbine team had ever gone up to that point.
In college, Christen played on the club lacrosse team at Baylor University. Christen recently graduated with her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from University of Colorado Boulder and is now a speech pathologist at an elementary school in the Denver area.
Christen is excited for the opportunity to help out with the varsity team, alongside her old CHS teammate, Sonorah. She is eager to instill the love and passion for the game in these young women.
Rennie Tankersley - JV Asst. Coach
Kacy Bill - Level 3 Head Coach
Taylor grew up in Loveland, CO and graduated from Thompson Valley High School in 2008. She grew up playing soccer and continued playing through college. Taylor went to the University of Denver (DU) and played on the Division 1 soccer team.
While attending DU she also played with the club lacrosse team. Although she was not introduced to lacrosse until college, her brief time playing made her realize how much she enjoyed learning the sport. Throughout college, she discovered her love for coaching. She coached many soccer clinics for players of all ages. Taylor enjoys watching players grow, team dynamics, and knowledge gained both on and off the field from hard work and team camaraderie.
In her spare time, Taylor enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with her family and continues to play soccer on a co-ed indoor team.
Taylor is excited to work with such a great coaching staff, players and parents.