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Stephanie Schenkel
Girl's High School Head Coach

SCLA is excited to announce the new Lady Dragon Head Coach, Stephanie Schenkel! Stephanie comes to us from Tennessee, by way of England, where she has spent the last year helping to grow the game of Women’s Lacrosse.  Stephanie won us all over with her positive attitude, love of Lacrosse, thought process, and passion for teaching young ladies.  She is going to do great things for Southlake Lacrosse and all of North Texas Lacrosse.

Stephanie started playing at age 13.  Her high school team was rated one of the top three teams in the state of Tennessee all four of her attending years.  She went on to play Division I lacrosse for Longwood University. During her time with Longwood, they were crowned NCAA Division I NLC Conference Champions. Along with a champion skill level, Stephanie's coaching experience is vast. She has coached extensively at the high school, middle school, and youth levels. 

Most recently, Stephanie has coached overseas in the U.K. as a Graduate Sports Fellow at Oakham School and was the Associate Head Coach at DeMontfort University.  In just the second year of the program, Stephanie led them to a second place finish in their league. From 2013 to 2016, Stephanie was the assistant coach at Ravenwood High School girl's lacrosse team while she was the head coach at the Woodland Middle School girl's lacrosse team.  She assisted Ravenwood High School to the Tennessee State Final Four in 2015 and led Woodland Middle School to Middle Tennessee Champions in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Stephanie also served as the assistant coach for Team Tennessee at the US Lacrosse National Tournament two years in a row where they went undefeated in their bracket in 2015 and 3-1 in 2016 against top players from teams all across the nation.

Stephanie brings an overall love of the game and has expressed “if I could play or coach lacrosse 24 hours a day, I would”.  Her passion is to grow the game while leading and mentoring young women towards success.  In addition to her community coaching positions, Stephanie has started, and coached all levels within, five travel club teams.

We are excited to have Stephanie join the Dragon Nation and hope that you will join us in welcoming her to our community.

Nick Bumpass

Nick Bumpass
Girls's HS Assistant Coach

Hometown- Annapolis, Md. 

Graduate of McDonogh High School- Baltimore MD.

Member of Team USA U15 Competed in England

Member of Team USA U17 Competed in Australia

Three year Varsity Starter

Graduate of Texas A&M University with degree in economics and finance

Member of Texas A&M Men’s Club Lacrosse Team


Nick Bumpass has 25 years worth of lacrosse and coaching experience.  For the past 10 years,  has been been coaching for Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association.   First as the Coach of Boy’s High School lacrosse team, then JV Head Coach (past four years), and currently is Assistant Coach for Girls High School varsity lacrosse team.

Nick is a husband and a father of 3 wonderful daughters.  His wife, Wendy, is a Biology teacher at Carroll High School, and his "rock".  His eldest daughter is in the US Marine Corps, his second is a Sophomore and playing collegiate lacrosse, and his youngest, a freshman is rising star here at SCLA with Dragon Lady's Lacrosse!   

Bart Sullivan
Boy's HS Head Coach

2018 will be Coach Sullivan’s 6th season as Southlake Carroll varsity head coach. Prior to coming to Southlake, he was the Assistant coach at Arapahoe High School in Colorado as well as the Director of Training for 3d Lacrosse. While at Arapahoe High School Coach Sullivan helped lead the team to a 19‐0 record and a State Championship in 2012 while earning Assistant Coach of the Year honors for the state of Colorado.


From 2010 to 2011, Bart Sullivan served as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Bellarmine University in

Louisville, Kentucky, where he also served as an assistant coach for two seasons. Prior to Bellarmine, Sullivan had coaching stops at Denison University in 2007 and at his alma mater, the University of Denver, in 2008. As an assistant at Denison, he helped the Big Red to an 11‐4 record and an appearance in the Division III NCAA tournament. The following season, his Denver squad finished with a 10‐7 record and made the NCAA tournament for the second time in program history.


As a player, Sullivan was a four year starter on defense for the University of Denver from 2003‐2006. In his senior season, Sullivan was named team captain and went on to help Denver earn their first ever NCAA tournament berth. As a junior he was named the team’s Defensive MVP and was a member of 2005 Face‐Off Classic All‐Tournament team. Recently he has been named to the University of Denver Lacrosse All‐Decade Team.



Kyle Saunders
Boy's HS Assistant Coach
Coach Saunders is a Native Texan. From Flower Mound, he began his playing career in the 9th grade for Coppell. A multi-sport athlete in high school, Saunders played basketball at Flower Mound Marcus and lacrosse at Coppell. He took to lacrosse very quickly and was a four year letterman at Coppell, 3 year Captain, and was awarded All-State honors in his junior and senior seasons.

After graduation in 2003, Saunders went on to study International Studies and Spanish at Texas State University in San Marcos while playing for the Bobcats in the 2004-2007 seasons. He was a four year captain at Texas State and was a member of the All-Conference team in 2005-2007. He stayed on staff for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons and as Associate Head Coach/Offensive coordinator, helped Texas State win their first ever Lone Star Alliance Conference championship in 2010.

After Texas State, Saunders moved to Austin and began coaching middle school in Westlake in the Fall of 2010. In 2012, he was hired by Lake Travis and served as Program Director for 1st-8th grade as well as the high school Offensive Coordinator.

In 2014, Saunders returned to his alma mater at Texas State as Head Coach for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. In his two seasons at the helm, the Bobcats played in the Lone Star Alliance championship game twice and won the championship again in 2015 making him the only coach to have won 2 titles at Texas State.

Saunders moved back to DFW in the Fall of 2016 and is entering his second season with Southlake. Saunders assists in facilitating SCLA's Fall Box Lacrosse programming for 1st-8th grade as well as serving as the Head Assistant for the High School varsity team. In 2017 he coached the 7/8th grade Dragons Black team that made the DFWL playoffs and advanced to the semi-finals.


SCLA Youth Coaching Staff

Aaron Skiles
7/8 Boys D1 Head Coach

Coach Skiles played high school lacrosse at Berkshire Prep in Sheffield, Mass and Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep in Faribault, MN where he was a starting goaltender with both programs. He was  selected as a two year captain with the Minnesota Chill All Star team which travelled the country during the summer to play some of the toughest competition throughout the US. 


Skiles then went on to be a three year starter in goal at Guilford College (NCAA DIII, Greensboro, NC) where he still ranks fifth on the school’s all time saves list and was awarded the team’s MVP his sophomore year (14 games, 207 saves).


Upon graduation, Coach Skiles coached at Western Guilford High School (DI Varsity, Greensboro, NC) where he operated as the Goaltender Coach and assisted with the JV team. 


After a hiatus from coaching lacrosse to pursue a career in Human Resources, Skiles came on with SCLA in 2013 as the Head Coach for the 5/6 program. Two years later, he would work as a HS Varsity Coach under Bart Sullivan before being promoted to the HS Varsity DII Head Coach position for the 2016-2017 season.


In the summer of 2017, Coach Skiles was hired by the University of North Texas as their Head Coach. A month later, he was hired by StickStar Lacrosse as an Assistant Coach and the Head of Goaltending. 


Coach Skiles lives in Roanoke, TX with his fiancée, Calley. 



 Shaun McGowan

Board Member:  Girls Director for K-4th Grade

Girls Youth Coach

Shaun joins the SCLA with almost 30 years of lacrosse playing and coaching experience.  Growing up playing in the Long Island lacrosse hotbed of Garden City, NY and top ten nationally ranked Chaminade High School, he was a four-year starter at midfield for NCAA Division I College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, earning Academic All New England, Patriot League Honor Roll, and the John H. Price award for outstanding dedication to academics, varsity lacrosse, and the Worcester Big Brothers Program.  Shaun was also selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s East-West All Star Game.  He continued his playing career post collegiately in the American Lacrosse League (formerly US Club Lacrosse Association) and in a number of national club tournaments.  While Shaun attended law school at St. John’s in NY, he was selected as a free agent by the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse. 


Shaun has coached at numerous lacrosse camps and clinics including World Class Lacrosse Camp (CT), Player’s Choice Lacrosse Camp (MA and RI), Check Mate Lacrosse Camp (NY) and Holy Cross Lacrosse Camp (MA).  He was an inaugural coach of the Long Island Express boy’s high school select club team, and served as an assistant coach for three years on Chaminade High School’s undefeated JV Team.  He also served as the Head Coach of the Westport, CT boy’s 8thgrade A Team for 4 years and as an assistant coach for Wilton, CT’s youth girl’s program. 


Shaun and his wife Lindsay have a second grade daughter Madison, and four-year-old son Gavin.  They are delighted to be a part of the Southlake community and the SCLA, having relocated to Southlake in July 2017 from Wilton, CT.    


In addition to loving spending time with family and friends, away from the field, Shaun is an avid NY Giants fan (sorry!) and serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Surveillance for the Dallas-based hedge fund Carlson Capital, LP.