The coaches of Dominion Liberty Lacrosse pride themselves on bringing their knowledge, experience, and love of women’s lacrosse to today’s next generation of women lacrosse players.
Director and Owner of Dominion Liberty Lacrosse Club, Erin was a standout player and two season captain at Johns Hopkins University from 1998 - 2002. Voted the Best Offensive Player in 2001 and selected for the 2002 North/South Senior All-Star game, Erin is among the Blue Jay leaders in career assists, goals, and points.
In addition to her playing experience, she was the Associate Head/Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Georgetown University from 2004 - 2012. During her nine seasons with Georgetown, they were named the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year for two-consecutive years. Erin coached eight offensive All-Americans, including Alison Chambers, Coco Stanwick and most recently Ashby Kaestner and Molly Ford. Under her watch, the Hoyas averaged almost 11 goals per game.
Prior to coaching at Georgetown, Erin spent two seasons at Stevens Institute of Technology helping to coach the team to the ECAC tournament both years, winning both the 2003 and 2004 Knickerbocker Conference Championship. The 2004 season record was the best in Stevens’ history.
Aside from coaching, Hellmold is the co-owner of the New York Lacrosse Academy, a camp company that has been teaching the game to young athletes for over 20 years.
Hellmold currently resides in Alexandria, Va., with her husband Erich, an attorney and a 2002 graduate of Johns Hopkins where he played football for the Blue Jays. The couple have four children, Grant, Taylor, Pierce and Grady.
SADAF NAJAFZADEH, Assistant Director
Assistant Director of Dominion Liberty, Sadaf is also the current JV lacrosse coach at West Potomac High School (HS) where they had an undefeated season last year (2017). A former collegiate lacrosse player herself, Sadaf played attack for Marymount University Saints Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team. In addition, she was a former Bishop Ireton High School player, named Captain of the team in her Junior year.
Finished her sophomore year and lacrosse season at Bates College in Maine. She was a NESCAC All Academic selection. Played high school lacrosse at West Potomac HS
Just finished her freshman Marymount University where she was a starting midfielder.
MOLLY DOUGHTERY, goalie coach
Just finished her sophomore year at James Madison University where she was the CAA goalkeeper of the year, and All American.
Played college lacrosse at Gardner Webb University. Played high school lacrosse at Bishop Ireton.
Graduate West Potomac High School and standout player.
Graduate of West Potomac High School and standout player. Will be going to play at Mary Washington University next fall.