MEET THE COACHES
Mandi Willis grew up in Irvine, attending Irvine High School from 2009-2013. She played varsity lacrosse for four years, serving as captain her senior year. She earned Midfield MVP awards all four years. She was named First Team All-League her freshman and junior year, and Second Team All-League her sophomore and senior year. She also served as an alternate for the OC/LA regional team that played in the National Tournament in Stony Brook, NY (2012).
Mandi also played varsity soccer for three years. During her senior season, she was awarded First Team All-league, served as captain, and earned the Offensive MVP award.
After graduating, she went on to play soccer for two years at Santiago Canyon College under Coach Ian Woodhead. Both seasons her team placed second in the state. Mandi was voted Most Inspirational Player in 2014. She also received the OEC Fair-Play Character Champion award in 2015. Following SCC, Mandi transferred to Providence Christian College in Pasadena where she served as a captain during the season she played.
After returning home, Mandi began her coaching career with Victory Lacrosse. She coached U13 select, intro clinics, and U13 rec leagues from 2017-2019. She served as head coach for CSULB women's club lacrosse team for two seasons (18-19), coached for Storm OC Lacrosse club from 2019-2020, Frenzy LC (formerly Pride Lacrosse) from 2021-2022, and was the head coach for the Beckman High School girls’ lacrosse JV program from 2017-2023 before taking the role of Varsity head coach in summer 2023.
Mandi currently attends CSUF and is pursuing a credential in Physical Education. She plays lacrosse for the university's club team and serves as a player-coach. She also works for Soccer Shots OC where she teaches soccer to children ages 2-8.
Nora attended Irvine High School from 2016-2020 where she played 3 years of varsity lacrosse as a goalie. During her time at Irvine High, she received the coaches award, player award, and was a captain her senior year.
While attending Irvine High School, she also played for the basketball team for 3 years and was a part of the school broadcast team for Irvine Television (ITV) for 2 years. By her senior year, she was appointed to be the sports director for the school’s broadcast team. With that, she found her passion in sports media.
After graduating Irvine in June 2020, Nora attended Orange Coast College (OCC) where she stayed for two years studying Film and Television. During this time she joined a club lacrosse team (Women’s Skyfire) and began playing defense.
Nora began serving as a student coach at Irvine High School in Fall 2020. Later that year, she was awarded an assistant coach position. For the following three years, she served at Irvine High school where she would bounce back and forth in being assistant and head coach.
After receiving her associates degree at OCC, Nora transferred to California State University of Fullerton (CSUF), where she would continue her education in Film and Television and join CSUF Women's Lacrosse Club playing defense and back-up goalie.
Nora is currently in her senior year of college. She is one of three captains for the Women’s SkyFire Lacrosse Team and she serves as the president for the CSUF Women’s Lacrosse Team. Although it may seem that she has a lot of things going on, Nora is really excited to coach the girls and have a great season.
Head JV Coach,
Brianna, aka “Coach Bri”, grew up in Riverside CA and attended Patriot High School where she played a variety of sports, such as soccer, basketball, cross country and track. She attended Cal State Fullerton where she began playing lacrosse. Bri served as the team's Financial Chair for 3 years. She played defense and goalie during her time on the team.
She received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Teacher Education in 2022. Following graduation, Brianna completed her student teaching at Beckman and earned her Single Subject Credential in Physical Education. During her student teaching, Bri also served as a volunteer JV lacrosse coach for the 2023 season.
Bri also serves as a coach for Beckman’s first official Girls Flag Football team. She is now pursuing a career in Physical Education at the high school level. She is looking forward to being back on the field to support our lacrosse team.