Gallion brings a wealth of experience as a coach and player to the JU program as she begins her first season as a full-time assistant working with the defense.
She was promoted to the position in the summer of 2012 after serving in the same capacity as a volunteer assistant and was a key contributor to the team's 2012 National Lacrosse Conference title as her defense held opponents to just 5.5 goals per game over the last eight games including the conference tournament.
Gallion made a quick transition from star player to the coaching ranks. She most recently coached in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, leading her team to a tournament championship at the prestigious all-American Showcase for her club program, the LaxManiax Elite. Her teams earned undefeated records at two major northern tournaments competing against the nation’s top club programs.
Gallion also served as head coach of local prep powerhouse Bartram Trail, helping the squad remain one of the top programs in north Florida with consecutive district championships. During her tenure, the Bears posted a 42-13 cumulative record. Her final senior class saw four players move on to college teams, including three who earned Division I scholarships.
Prior to coaching with Bartram Trail and the LaxManiax, Gallion coached her former prep club team, North East Maryland Select (NEMS). She gained her first coaching experience during her time at Johns Hopkins, working with the Little Jays youth league team.
A former captain and four-year varsity starter for Blue Jays, Gallion twice was named her school’s Defensive Player of the Year award. As a senior, she earned all-American Lacrosse Conference honors in 2008.
Gallion played in the prestigious IWLCA North-South Senior all-star game as a defender, helping her South team to a win. The appearance capped a stellar career in which the Bel Air, Md. native also earned Second Team All-ALC and Second Team Mid-Atlantic Region honors as a sophomore.
Gallion starred for Maryland’s C. Milton Wright High School from 2001-04 and was a four-year starter and varsity MVP her junior and senior seasons. She was a team captain and earned first-team all-Baltimore Metro in her final two seasons.