About SBGLA

The Santa Barbara Girls Lacrosse Association is a non-profit California 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2015 with the goal to drive growth in girls youth lacrosse in Santa Barbara County.  We provide instruction, competitive playing opportunities and after-school programs, while building community relationships that result in increased support for young girls interested in playing lacrosse.

SBGLA Mission Statement

Santa Barbara Girls Lacrosse Association is driven to provide the best experience possible for the girls in our program. It is the goal of our association that through team building, fun games, competition and character building we can instill a sense of accomplishment, foster life-long friendships, promote healthy living habits and build leadership skills that will carry well beyond each player's time with the SBGLA. Additionally, the SBGLA is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone and not just the girls in families who can afford to participate.

Board of Directors

Paul Ramsey, Co-Founder

A Zoology major from UCSB, and a former head coach there, Paul's career includes stints as an assistant coach at Hofstra and head coach at NCAA Division I Holy Cross. In his fourth season Holy Cross recorded the most wins in school history with a 13-7 record, and garnered an 11-7 upset of Villanova in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals. While he was assisting at Hofstra the program rose to 15th ranked in NCAA DI. Ramsey coached teams at UCSB have won the WWLL Championship five times and advanced to the championship game another two times. The Gauchos qualified for national post-season play eight out of nine seasons he was there. Prior to UCSB, Paul spent three years as the head coach of the club at Pepperdine University. In addition to founding the SBGLA, Paul runs 805 Lacrosse Project and owns Mission Lacrosse Club. He oversees the girls divisions of the Santa Barbara Showdown and runs girls lacrosse camps. Paul lives in Santa Barbara.

Robert Ball, Co-Founder

Robert and his wife Tammy have two daughters, Avery and Delaney who fell in love with lacrosse at a young age. Robert became involved in lacrosse while living in Seattle and managing Avery's club team. Having witnessed the rapid growth of the sport in the Pacific Northwest, he's interested in contributing to Santa Barbara youth lacrosse at all levels. As an SBGLA Director, Robert oversees programs throughout Santa Barbara and is responsible for web site maintenance, marketing and communications. Robert attended Cal Poly Pomona and is employed as Director of Digital Analytics at Sonos in downtown Santa Barbara.

Dina Clapinski, 

Kristine Sperling, 

Advisory Staff

Christina Ferrara

Christina grew up in Maryland where she was a 3-year varsity lacrosse player on her high school team, and named Most Outstanding Player in her senior year.  She attended Shepherd University in West Virginia, earning her BS and MBA while starring for the Women's Lacrosse team.  Christina finished her collegiate career with 202 goals, was a NCAA First Team Attacker in 2012 and was named Shepherd's Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2014.  She's held several positions in sports marketing and coaching and is currently the Co-Head Coach of UCSB Club Women's Lacrosse, Head Girl's Lacrosse Coach at Dunn School in Los Olivos.  Christina is Asst. Director and Head Coach for the Mission Club team and is helping develop Mission's younger programs.  She also provides private individual and group instruction.  Click Here to contact Christina.

Alexis Morrell

Alexis comes from a strong sports family. In her native Easton, MD, Alexis' mom Lisa has coached high school girls basketball for over twenty years and has won multiple conference championships while her father Dave was a driving force behind one of the first girls youth lacrosse programs on the east coast, Chesapeake Club Lacrosse. Alexis played attack for NCAA lacrosse powerhouse, Salisbury University in Maryland. She played on the 2008 semi-finalist team and later worked as an assistant coach for Salisbury. She's also coached for Adrenaline Lacrosse, Nike and Westmont College. In the spring of 2016, Alexis oversaw coaching for over thirty SBGLA girls at the two Montecito locations. Alexis works in Los Angeles as a filmmaker, director, and photographer.

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