About the Co-Founders

Catherine Leahy Shelley, a Columbus native graduated from Watterson High School and went on to play Division I lacrosse at Ohio University as a scholarship player. As a low defender, Leahy contributed greatly to the Bobcats success and served as a captain for two seasons. Catherine spent a year coaching collegiate Division I lacrosse at the University at Albany in New York before returning to Columbus to focus on developing lacrosse in the area.


Trish Derwart Marton grew up in the hotbed of lacrosse in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Mount Hebron High school, the long standing #1 nationally ranked team, Derwart came to Columbus as a scholarship lacrosse player at Ohio State University. In her senior season, Derwart helped lead the buckeyes to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament and 12th place ranking. While residing in Columbus after her college career, Derwart coached a year at Columbus Academy and two years at Columbus School for Girls. She currently is the Varsity coach at her alma mater, Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott city and is a school counselor in Howard County, MD.