LEIGH MCDONALD HALL,HEAD COACH, MS "A" FIELD HOCKEY
Garrison Forest School graduate of 1981, Coach Hall played Field hockey, soccer, lacrosse for the Grizzlies.
Coach Hall went on to the University of Pennsylvania where she got a B.S. in Nursing - Deans Award for the School of Nursing and played Field hockey and Lacrosse for four years.
1982 EAIAW Champions, Co-captain 1984, All-Ivy League Hockey Team 1984.
AIAW Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions 1982
Ivy League Rookie of the Year 1982
All-Ivy Lacrosse Team 1982-1985
Three Ivy League Championships between hockey/lacrosse
First Women’s North-South All Star Lacrosse Game 1985.
Garrison Forest School - 1996 to 2002 - Field hockey and lacrosse coach for girls from Lower to Upper School.
Garrison Forest School - 2003 to 2019 - Varsity Field Hockey Coach,
IAAM Regular Season Champions four years IAAM Tournament Champions 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Baltimore Sun Co-Coaches of the Year in 2010 with Traci Davis.
Pacas Lacrosse Program – 2002 – 2010
Program coordinator/Head Coach for elementary and middle school girls, the only inner-city girls’ team in Baltimore City. Included mentoring/coaching program for Garrison girls, including my daughter Poppy Hall.
Assisted players in placement in camps, high schools, and colleges.
Baltimore City Department of Recs and Parks Contribution Award 2002.
Nancy Grasmick Excellence for Minority Achievement Award 2003.
US Lacrosse Regions Council Commitment Award 2005.
Greater Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee 2005 with my father Jim McDonald.
My hope, in both teaching and coaching, is that our students develop a love of movement which they carry with them throughout their lives. Friendships, life lessons, and an admiration for the capabilities of the human body and mind can all be celebrated in a gym or on a playing field. Garrison Forest School has outstanding facilities and dedicated teachers/coaches who enable our girls to create joy in everyday life.