2023 COACHING STAFF
Amy Orcutt, Varsity Head Coach
Jaclyn Klunder, Varsity Assistant Coach
Jaclyn was Conestoga’s JVA coach for 8 years and has been the Varsity Assistant for 3 years. She is currently teaching 2nd Grade at Valley Forge Elementary. She also runs the local Little Laxers Camp for Kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls. She graduated from Conestoga in 2007. While at Conestoga she helped the team win 2 PIAA championships and 3 Central League titles. Jacklyn was teammates with JVA Head Coach Charlotte Neser at both Conestoga and Drexel University.
She went on to play lacrosse at Drexel University, where she was team captain her senior year. She helped lead Drexel to the CAA championship tournament for the first time in history her junior year, and again her senior year. All five years and seasons at Drexel, she achieved the Commissioner’s Academic Award.
Elise Bendinelli - Varsity Assistant Coach
A native of West Chester, PA, Elise Bendinelli was a four-year letter winner at Villa Maria Academy where she graduated in 2011. At Villa Maria, she scored 106 goals during her junior and senior seasons and served as a 2011 team captain. Elise’s additional high school accolades include: 2011 PASLA Student-Athlete of the Year, 2011 Academic All-American, 2011 and 2010 AACA All-League, and 2011 Army National Reserve Scholar-Athlete.
Elise moved on to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University, where she graduated in 2015 with a BBA in Finance and Marketing. During her collegiate career, Elise was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team all four years (’12, ’13, ’14, ’15). In addition, Elise was a representative of Villanova’s Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and helped lead Villanova to the program’s first Big East Tournament in school history during her senior year.
Charlotte Neser - JVA Head Coach
Coach Neser is in her second year as the JVA coach. A native of Paoli and a graduate of CHS. Charlotte was teammates with Varsity assistant Jaclyn at both Conestoga and Drexel University. She had a standout career at Drexel before playing and coaching in Europe as part of the Global Players Student Athlete Exchange program. She was the first-ever player at Drexel to be named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List and was among the team's top-three scoring leaders all four years. She concluded her career with 142 goals and 168 points, leading Drexel in both goals and points as a junior and senior, while she was also named to the CAA's All-Rookie Team in 2009 and to the league's second team as a junior.
Coach Neser graduated from Drexel in 2012 with a degree in Sports Management and earned her Master's degree in Higher Education, also from Drexel in 2014. In addition to playing and coaching for Phantastix, Coach Neser spent time traveling Europe, coaching throughout Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. She has also worked as a graduate assistant in academic advising and life skills for Drexel student-athletes. She most recently hails from the Loyola lacrosse program where she was on their staff as the Director of Operations from 2014 to 2021. Coach Neser recently moved home and is raising 3 year old Carson and 1 year old Luke along with her husband Jarrod.
Corey Anderson - JVB Coach
Coach Anderson graduated from Wilmington Friends School in Delaware before going on to play for Temple University. She earned a degree from Temple's School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2007.
At Temple, Coach Anderson's team won multiple conference championships, earning NCAA Tournament bids. She received multiple Conference Player of the Week, All-Conference First Team and Conference All-Tournament Team honors and was selected to the IWLCA Farewell Festival North/South Game. As a senior captain, Coach Anderson led the Owls in scoring ending her career with over 100 goals. She went on to coach at Avon Grove before getting involved with Conestoga. She is now on the board of local youth lacrosse organization Quix Stix and volunteers with the girls club team, Philly Blast.
Coach Anderson and her husband Shawn own a farm in Berwyn that she manages. Along with their menagerie including their pet camel Luna, they have 3 children. Lila (9), Tyler (7) and Keira (5).
Coach Marscher is thrilled to return to Stoga lacrosse after spending the 2019 season as the head coach of the Baldwin School. A graduate of Conestoga (and teammate with Coach Orcutt), she continued her playing career at Rutgers University. In her senior year she was captain of the most successful team in the programs’ history, as well as a defense which finished #1 in the Nation. Coach Marscher still holds the Rutgers record for most Caused Turnovers in a single game. After college she moved to Boston and began her coaching career as the 1st ever girls lacrosse coach at Bedford High School in Massachusetts. She also held the position of first assistant coach at Boston College for one season before moving to Brooklyn and serving as the head coach of the new Division One program, LIU-Brooklyn, for four years. Before returning to the Main Line, Coach Marscher spent 6 years as the head coach of the Holmdel HS girls lacrosse team in New Jersey. She also implemented, developed and ran the girls youth program in Holmdel. She has directed several camps and clinics, and truly loves to share her passion for the great sport of lacrosse with girls of all ages. Coach Marscher is also the head field hockey coach at Conestoga.
Sarah is currently teaching 1st Grade at Beaumont Elementary School. She graduated from Downingtown East High School in 2015 where she played lacrosse and field hockey. She played division I lacrosse at Duquesne University and graduated with a degree in early childhood education. Sarah was a 4-year starter at Duquesne, was nominated to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie Team, selected to try out for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team Tryouts, Team captain senior year, Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic Team junior and senior year, and was Director of Athletics Honor Roll all four years.
Coach DeBernardi is a Health and PE teacher at TE Middle School where she also coaches field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. She played lacrosse at Ursinus college and graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Physiology in 2018. Coach DeBernardi was a 4-year starter at Ursinus. Her senior year she was named captain and was nominated to the Centennial Conference all academic and all sportsmanship teams. She is a 2014 graduate from Springfield High School where she played both field hockey and lacrosse. She is a Phantastix alumni and currently coaches for their program.
This Coach Murphy’s seventh year coaching with the Conestoga girls lacrosse program. This isn’t Coach Murphy’s first time on the sidelines for the Pioneers, as graduate student during the 1994 and 95 seasons, she was the JV girls lacrosse coach and assisted the Varsity as well. After she received her masters degree, she became a high school guidance counselor and Varsity Assistant at Brandywine High School in Wilmington, DE for two years. From Brandywine she went to Lower Merion High School where she was a guidance counselor, the Varsity Assistant for the girls lacrosse team during the1998-99 seasons and the Varsity Coach seasons 2000-2002. Coach Murphy continues to volunteer her time in the community through her position on the Quix Stix lacrosse board. After graduating from Conestoga in 1987, Coach Murphy went on to play field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Richmond. She was a four year starter and was named to the 1st team All CAA Conference her junior year, and selected to the Division I Senior All Star Game her senior year. Samantha and her husband Peter currently live in Berwyn and are the proud parents of three sons, Brendan, Toby and Brody.