PHILADELPHIA – The HEADstrong South Jersey Girls Lacrosse Club has announced today Amanda Rey has been named the General Manager of the program, bringing a wealth of lacrosse experience in the local area to the role.
“I’m incredibly honored to be stepping into this role with the HEADstrong organization and thankful for the opportunity to further Nick Colleluori’s legacy,” Rey said. “As a current coach for the South Jersey Girls, I look forward to continuing to build a girl’s program that emphasizes what Nick embodied – an unparalleled commitment to family and team, a relentless attitude and a passion for life.”
The Turnersville, NJ native attended Wagner College from 2013 until 2017. During her tenure the Seahawks won a SEC Championship in 2016 with Rey earning Second-Team All-NEC honors that season as well as 2015. Serving as captain her senior year in 2017, Rey was the team leader in groundballs (52), draw controls (43) and caused turnovers (30). Those 30 caused turnovers rank seventh on the Wagner all-time single-season list and led to her to be named to First-Team All-NEC that year.
Rey will be taking over for Nikki Bouzakis and Talia Bouzakis who have led the program for the past three years.
“I’d like to thank Nikki and Talia for their dedication to the program over the last few years,” HEADstrong Director of Sports Operations Jon Knowles said. “We are incredibly excited to have one of our current and dedicated coaches step up into this role. She is a perfect fit and has the experience to continue to grow the club while also furthering HEADstrong’s mission.”
A year-round program, HEADstrong South Jersey Girls Lacrosse Club provides a personalized and individualized coaching environment for players in the 2022-2030 graduating classes in the Southern New Jersey region. That includes fall team training sessions, fall tournament play, winter skill development sessions and summer team training and tournament play in addition to community service under the HEADstrong Foundation umbrella.