Meet Our Team
Amanda grew up in the Bay Area and played at Amador Valley High School and helped lead her team to winning the Northern California State Championship in 2008 and was named an Academic All-American in 2008.
Amanda went on to play center and attack at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for 3 years, helping her team get to the National Championships each year. She was a three year All-League First Team attack player and was awarded the National Rookie of the Year award in 2009.
At Cal Poly Amanda majored in Kinesiology and minored in Sports Nutrition, with the goal of pursuing a career in personal training. Amanda now lives in Santa Cruz and has been working as a personal trainer for the past 8 years. She owns her own company, HappilyForeverFit, a women’s fitness and lifestyle program in the Bay Area.
Following her playing career at Vanderbilt Division I Women's lacrosse, Dunlap spent two years (2014-2016) as an active coach for the Stanford University women's lacrosse program where she worked primarily on the defensive end. During that time, Dunlap was also the Director of Treelax Lacrosse Club, an elite national level travel team, founded by Amy Bokker, Head Coach of Stanford Division I Women's Lacrosse since 2009.
Alyssa Dunlap was a four year starter at Vanderbilt University. She was captain both her junior and senior years. She received IWLCA All-West Region selection in 2014 and was named to the All-American Lacrosse Conference 1st team.
Alyssa was a two-time 1st team All-American and Under Armour All-American her senior year in high school.
She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2014 with a degree in Corporate Leadership.
In her free time, Alyssa trains for ultra marathons. She has raced both the 50K distance and 50 mile distance. Alyssa is currently the Girls Director for the Menlo Park Grizzlies and Head Varsity coach at Saratoga High School.
Chief Executive Officer
Amy has been coaching girls' lacrosse since 2012. She coached in the NCJLA at the U9-U14 level. Her daughter and son both started playing lacrosse in the NCJLA and continued on to play Varsity at Los Gatos High School and Bellarmine College Preparatory. Her oldest daughter attends the University of Utah as a ballet dancer and Parks Recreation and Tourism major.
Amy grew up in Mountain View, California and played varsity volleyball, basketball, softball and track at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton. Amy’s lacrosse experience started at UC Davis where she played for the varsity team from 1990-1994. As the leading scorer as a midfield defensive wing, her team won the California State Championships, WWLL Western Regional Championships and went back east to win the USWLA National Division III Championship in 1994. She was president of the UC Davis Lacrosse club in 1993 and 1994 and worked to create the NCAA status with the University. She became the president of the NCWLA Club in the East Bay post graduation. Amy is currently the President of the San Jose Extreme Lacrosse and Vipers Lacrosse programs.
Originally from Pleasanton, Ca, Allie is a Bay Area native who keeps finding her way back. She started playing lacrosse in eighth grade, became a goalie because she didn't want to wear a skirt, and never looked back. She attended Amador Valley High School, where she was a two-time high school All-American in 2013 and 2014, and captained her team to a North Coast Section championship win in 2014.
Allie continued her lacrosse career into college, where she was the four-year starting goalkeeper at Stanford from 2015-2018. At Stanford, she earned all-conference team and all-academic team recognition 3 of 4 years, IWLCA all-west-region recognition in 2016, and was named the first ever Pac-12 tournament MVP as a senior in 2018.
She graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Human Biology, and hopes to use her academic and work experiences to pursue medical school in the near future. She now works at Stanford (yes, it's like she never left) doing clinical research in pediatric critical care. In her free time, Allie loves to travel on a dime, snowboard, run, bike, and bake. Allie joined Verve to expand its various outreach programs and spread the game we all love to at-risk communities.
Yuna grew up on Long Island and played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets Elite travel team. She was awarded the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award in both field hockey and lacrosse at Ward Melville High School. She was also selected to play for the U.S. Under Armour National Lacrosse Underclassmen Games, and helped lead her team to win the championships. Yuna spent her senior year at the Hotchkiss School, a boarding school in Connecticut, where she was a tri-varsity athlete (field hockey, swimming, lacrosse), and was named US Lacrosse All-American and US Lacrosse Academic All-American. She continued playing at Brown University, where in her rookie season, nominated “Best Rookie Performance” of Brown University Varsity Springs Sports, in addition to being in the top 20 leading scorers in the Ivy League prior to an injury, which sidelined her lacrosse career.
Upon graduating from Brown University, Yuna has coached field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse throughout two years at the Taft School, a boarding school in Connecticut. After earning her M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania’s Boarding School Teaching Residency, she accepted a job with huge excitement to move out to the west coast for the first time in her life.
Syracuse University & USA National Team
A previous member of the U.S. Women's National Team, and current STX athlete and UWLX Boston Storm member Hogan brings five years of Division I coaching experience to the Verve team. She served as an assistant coach at Stanford, Virginia Tech and Colgate University.
Originally from Upstate New York, Hogan began coaching after an outstanding career at Syracuse where she went 52-23 as a four-year starter at goalkeeper. She is the all-time leader in saves (660) and ground balls (181) in program history. She was a four-time All-Big East First Team member, 2010 Big East Defender of the Year, First Team IWLCA All-American (2010), three-time First Team All-Northeast Region selection and three-time Big East regular season champion (2008, 2009, 2011).
Pac-12 Champion (2021)
Pac-12 Tournament champion (2021)
Pac-12 All-Tournament Team (2021)
Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll (2021)
As a Sophomore (2021) • Pac-12 Champions, Pac-12 Tournament Champions
Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
Played in all 12 games, making seven starts
Finished with a 7-1 record in goal
11.55 goals against average was second in the Pac-12
Seventh in the conference with 4.58 saves per game
Career-high 13 saves in the Pac-12 Tournament final versus Colorado (May 8)
As a Freshman (2020)
Played in one game
Totaled one save and three goals allowed (.250 save percentage)
Finished with 12.87 goals against average in 8:34 minutes and had two ground balls
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Alex was a three-time First Team All-American at Springfield High School and county Player of the Year her senior year. She also played basketball and soccer in high school.
Alex played lacrosse at Stanford University and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Product Design. She played midfield and attack for the Cardinal and was a three-time MPSF Academic All-American. During her summer breaks, she coached at multiple collegiate lacrosse camps.
Alex now lives in San Francisco and works in live video partnerships at Twitter. She enjoys spending her free time exploring the California coast, surfing, and training for her first marathon.
Lauren Boyle played NCAA Division I lacrosse at UC Davis while majoring in Civil Engineering. As a defender, Lauren started every game her sophomore, junior and senior years on the team. Boyle was awarded Academic All MPSF honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and served as team captain her senior season.
After her college lacrosse career, Boyle was the defensive coach for the WCLL 2012 National Champions, UC Davis Women’s Lacrosse Club team. Since then, she has coached for a variety of youth programs in the San Francisco Bay Area including The Bay Area Wave, Firehawks Youth Lacrosse, Menlo- Atherton Grizzlies, TreeLax and her alma mater Sacred Heart Preparatory High School.
Lauren is currently working as a certified professional civil engineer for BKF Engineers and enjoys coaching in her free time to stay involved with the game of lacrosse. When she isn’t busy with engineering or coaching, she dedicates time to hobbies such as gymnastics, photography, dancing and running.
US Naval Academy
Originally from Wading River, NY, Codi started playing lacrosse in Second Grade. She attended Shoreham-Wading River high school in 2008, where she ran cross country, winter track and played varsity lacrosse for four years starting as a lefty attackman and midfielder. Her team won three state NY State Championships from 2008-2010. During her senior year she was named Captain, but her season was cut short due to an ACL injury. In addition to high school lacrosse, she played travel lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets, where she got recruited to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy.
After graduating high school in 2011, she did a post-graduate year at the Peddie School in New Jersey, where she played a year of lacrosse. In 2012, Codi entered the Naval Academy, and began playing on the Navy Women’s Lacrosse team. She played all four years, and was nominated team captain her senior year. During her free time, she helped coach the Girls U14 team for Onslow Tribe Youth Lacrosse in North Carolina, as well as Bogue Elite HS Girls Team.
Codi is now attending school at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey studying Operational Analysis. She is excited to explore California. Codi loves the game of lacrosse and is excited to be involved in the lacrosse community here!
Stanford & AU Pro
Kyra Pelton is currently a fifth year on the Women's Lacrosse team at Stanford. She is studying Sustainable Design Engineering with a Product Realization concentration. Kyra is originally from Redwood City, California. She started playing lacrosse in the fourth grade, and was on the first girls Firehawks lacrosse team! As a starting defender since her freshman year at Stanford, she hopes to bring her passion and knowledge of the game to Verve Lacrosse to inspire young female athletes.
Born and Raised in Washington D.C., Kelly was a four year First Team All American at Georgetown Visitation, and a three varsity sport athlete (field hockey, tennis, and lacrosse). She was a two time Under Armour All American and honored with the Heather Leigh Albert Award.
Kelly graduated in 2018 from Stanford University with a B.S. in Business, Innovation and Design Engineering. A midfielder turned defender for the Cardinal, Kelly was a four year starter, and named MPSF and Pac 12 Tournament MVP All - Tournament Team and MVP twice ending her career with second most draw controls in a season in school history and third overall in caused turnovers.
Now a project manager at Twitter in San Francisco, Kelly loves exploring new coffee shops, being a trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp, writing on her blog and traveling (favorite places to date = New Zealand or Costa Rica).