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New M-A girls lacrosse coach has roots at the school


Former Stanford standout Alexis (Patrizio) Longinotti becomes the latest girls' lacrosse coach at Menlo-Atherton in an announcement from M-A Athletic Directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger on Wednesday.

Longinotti has come full circle. She launched the Bears lacrosse program as a grad student at Stanford in 2002. She has also been an assistant at Menlo School and was an assistant at St. Francis when the school formed a team in 2007.

"I'm beyond thrilled to return to coaching as part of the M-A community," Longinotti said. "Lacrosse is a sport that has had a dramatic, positive impact on my life, and I'm looking forward to sharing my love of the game with M-A's student-athletes."

Originally from Philadelphia, where she played high school tennis, basketball and lacrosse, Longinotti started for the Cardinal between 1995-99 and was a three-year captain. She helped Stanford win the Western Women's Lacrosse League Championship in her final season.

Longinotti left Stanford with more than 125 points, with at least 83 goals.

Longinotti, who has also served as an assistant coach at Saint Ignatius and a head coach of the Skyline Youth Lacrosse Club 4th-6th Grade team, was inducted into the Norcal Lacrosse Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2008. She is married to Jeremy Longinotti and they have a son, Kyan (age 12) and daughter, Avynn (age 9). They live in Mountain View.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/M-A Athletics

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