Kristen Coleman - President, Co-Founder
Coach Kristen Coleman played Division I Lacrosse at Fairfield University, where she was team captain, and at Georgetown University where she finished her career as a fifth year graduate player. At Fairfield, she set the single-season record for points and goals as a freshman and assists as a sophomore. By her junior year she set the career record for goals and points. In 2008, she was MAAC Rookie of the Year and Fairfield Freshman Athlete of the Year. She was a three time IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team performer, a two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year winner, and a three time First Team All-MAAC honoree. She was also a three time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team. Kristen also graduated from Fairfield as a US Lacrosse All-American. After a serious knee injury before her senior season, Ms. Coleman transferred to Georgetown University where she finished her lacrosse career and obtained her Master degree in Sports Management. After working her way up to starting position, Kristen was nominated to play in the North vs. South Senior Game representing the Hoyas.
Ms. Coleman graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in 2007 where she is currently the head coach for the Varsity lacrosse team. During her high school career she was a four year Varsity Lacrosse player, serving as team captain during her junior and senior years. She was a 2007 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, and a three-time All-WCAC player. Ms. Coleman currently resides in Northwest Washington, DC and works in the Georgetown Prep Athletic Department.
Erik Roberson - Director of Finances, Co-Founder
Erik Roberson is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy holding designations as a Submarine Officer, Nuclear Engineer Officer, and Diver. A 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Erik served aboard the fast attack submarine USS Albany out of Norfolk, VA from 2009-2012. Growing up in Western New York, Erik played lacrosse for 10 years within the Penfield Youth Lacrosse and McQuaid Jesuit programs. At McQuaid, Erik was also a 4-time varsity wrestler and rugby player, choosing to pursue a commission as a Naval Officer over wrestling in college.
Since moving to the DC area, Erik has joined Kristen at the Academy of the Holy Cross as the assistant varsity lacrosse coach and has coached across various levels with Check It Out and Potomac Power. With an extensive background in sports and training Navy Divers, Erik brings with him a wealth of cross-functional and sport specific fitness knowledge. He currently serves as the Fast Attack Submarine Fleet Liaison to the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard and attends Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Caroline McCarthy - Director of Coaches
I grew up in the Washington, DC area playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Throughout high school I played soccer and lacrosse at Georgetown Visitation and also played club lacrosse for Capital Lacrosse. After graduating from Visitation, I went on to the University of South Carolina where I majored in Finance with a specialty in investments and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Currently, I work at the Federal Reserve Board as a Financial Systems Analyst. Since graduating college I have coached both CYO Basketball and lacrosse and am looking forward to being a board member and coaching with Potomac Power! I enjoy running half marathons and recently ran my first Marine Corps Marathon. I also still enjoy playing group sports - I play on a soccer team with my mom and sister and on a kickball team downtown with friends.
Meghan McCarthy - Director of Marketing
Throughout high school I played soccer, basketball and lacrosse for Georgetown Visitation and played club for Play Her Sports Ultimate lacrosse team. After graduating high school I went on to play Division I lacrosse at University Louisville where I majored in Sports Marketing. I now work in the marketing department for Panera Bread. In my free time I enjoy exercising and playing organized sports. I'm very excited to being my new role as Director of Marketing with Potomac Power and can't wait for the season to begin!
EB Kinkel Srygley - Co-Founder - former coach
It's been a joy coaching and serving on the Potomac Power board. Best of luck to you all!