Penguins Coach Profile: Regina Rogers

Regina Rogers has been coaching for the Penguins since Fall 2016 where she has coached the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 teams. Regina went to Exeter High School in New Hampshire and played defense for varsity for three years there. Her senior year she was captain and a high school All-American. She was recruited to play for St Lawrence University and played defense for them as well. Regina graduated in 2014 with a History major and Education minor and is currently an English as a Second Language teacher in East Boston. In addition to coaching the Penguins, Regina is also the Wellesley High School Freshmen Lacrosse Coach as well as Wellesley High School Freshmen Soccer Coach.

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Where are you from? When did you first start playing lacrosse?

I am from New Hampshire and started playing lacrosse in 5th grade. 

Where did you play college lacrosse and what position? 

St Lawrence University, Defense

What sparked your interest in coaching lacrosse? When did you first start coaching? 

I have been coaching since I was in high school. I got interested in coaching as a way to improve my own skills as well as to spread my love of the game to others! 

What has been your most memorable coaching moment as a part of the Penguins?

This summer at the Portsmouth tournament when the girls demonstrated so many of the skills we worked on in practice in real game situations.

What do you like most about the Penguins program?

I really enjoy being able to work with girls that have a variety of skill levels and see them come together to work as a team. 

What are some values you try to implement in your players?
I try to instill in the girls that hustle can close the gap between skill levels. I also try to make sure the girls know that working as a team is how you improve. 

How would you describe your coaching style?
I would describe my coaching style as tough, but hopefully fun too! 

Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you live now? What do you do for work? Any hobbies non-lacrosse related?

I currently live in Somerville and am a teacher in Boston. Outside of lacrosse, I love to do yoga and read. 

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