About Us

Origins. Approaches. Beliefs.

The ACES girls lacrosse program was founded in the summer of 2017 by Nick Tintle and Lauren Ciccomascolo. Nick, owner of Athlete’s Choice and the head coach of the ACES boys program, approached Lauren and asked if she would be interested in forming a team made up of the girls he was training. She agreed and so ACES began as one team with one goal. This intimate model worked.  After seeing many positive results, the decision was made to expand as an organization with an emphasis on elite player development. 

Our staff brings years over 100 years of of cumulative experience to the field and constantly seeks to learn new more about the ever growing sport of the lacrosse. We love what we do.


At ACES, we believe that success is a combination of hard work, mental toughness, and passion. Whether your goal is to play in college or improve your skills, our staff will support your goals and guide you along your journey to help you reach your potential.

As we continue to grow and expand this organization our promise is to never lose sight of what matters–the kids. We want to ensure that we meet the needs of all of our players and continue to make this the best lacrosse playing experience out there!


Lauren Ciccomascolo

Director & Cofounder. D1 Player at the University of Denver. Tesoro HS Head Coach.

Nick Tintle

Cofounder. Strength & Conditioning Coach. D1 Player at University of North Carolina. MLL Player for Denver Outlaws.

Kate Hick

Coach. Offensive Specialist. D1 Player at Duke University. Former Foothill HS Head Coach. 2017 OC Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

Joseph Stoltman

Mental Strength & Team Bonding Specialist. Trained in SYSTEMA. Worked with members of Special Forces.

Cristina Johnson

Coach. Defensive Specialist. D2 Player and Regis University. Johnson & Wales Coach. Foothill HS Head Coach.

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