Camp Director Brooke Diamond O’Brien is in her 13th season as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Washington and Lee University. O’Brien has led the Generals to a 183-54 (.772) overall record. The Blue and White have won 11 ODAC titles (103-4, .962 winning percentage in league play) and made 11 trips to the NCAA tournament, highlighted by a Final Four appearance in 2017. She has been named the ODAC Coach of the Year seven times, the VaSID Coach of the Year twice and was the IWLCA Chesapeake Regional Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2019.
O'Brien came to W&L after serving as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Amherst College and as a graduate assistant women's soccer coach at Smith College from 2005-07. O'Brien graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst in 2003 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and law, jurisprudence and social thought. She earned a total of 12 letters as a member of the women's lacrosse, women's soccer, and women's basketball teams and served as a captain for all three sports.
In lacrosse, she was a two-time First Team All-America selection and two-time Kelly Award winner as the Division III National Goaltender of the Year. She was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected the Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in leading Amherst to the 2003 National Championship.
Dani Ellis is in her second year as assistant women's lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee.
In her first season with the Generals, the team totaled the second-most wins in program history, finishing the year 18-3. W&L defeated four Top 20 teams during the season, advancing to the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals. The Blue and White led Division III with the fewest turnovers per game (11.86), and also set a new program single-season scoring record with 351 goals. The Generals claimed their 10th straight ODAC Championship and notched 15 straight victories during the year while going a perfect 11-0 at home. W&L also swept all five major ODAC honors, while putting nine players on All-ODAC teams.
Ellis came to W&L from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she served for the past two seasons. She was the graduate assistant for the Rams' women's lacrosse team during the 2016-17 season, and then was promoted to Director of Player Development for the squad during the 2017-18 school year.
In her time at VCU, Ellis assisted with the offensive players and overall game strategy during practices and games, while developing new drills and offensive sets for the Rams. VCU went 3-14 the year before she arrived, and Ellis helped improve the team's win total to seven during her first season.
Ellis earned a bachelor of science in psychology at Winthrop and was a four-year letter winner on the women's lacrosse team. She played in 75 career games and totaled 75 goals and 85 assists. She earned her master of education in sport leadership from VCU in 2017.