Concordia, Chicago - Women's Lacrosse

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Coaching Staff

Shelby Cosman
Graduate Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach

Shelby Cosman returns to the Concordia-Chicago women's lacrosse staff for 2018-19 as a 2nd year graduate assistant coach.

A native of St. John, IN, Cosman attended Marian Catholic High School where she played three seasons of lacrosse. Cosman later played four years at Augustana (IL) College, where the Vikings had a four-year record of 73-9 and made the second round of the NCAA III tournament all four seasons. She tallied 87 goals and 20 assists while recording 77 draw controls over her 75-game career. Cosman was honored as a three-time member of the CCIW All-Academic team.

Cosman's coaching career began while still in high school, helping in the Illinois Girls' Lacrosse Association where she coached teams from grades 3-5 and later grades 6-8. Her later coaching experiences came with the Coolstick club team and as co-head coach of the Lincoln-Way High School (co-op) team in south suburban Mokena. She currently works with the New Wave club team out of Naperville in addition to coaching CUC.  

"I'm very excited to work with Coach Russell and learn how to build a program," says Cosman. "I was part of building a program at Augustana, and now I get to see that aspect of the game from the coaching side. Coach Russell has had great success at the collegiate level and I am really excited to become a better coach under him. CUC lacrosse has a lot of potential to become a top team in the Midwest and I look forward to being a part of helping the program achieve this."

Cosman graduated Augustana in 2016 with a BA in secondary education and biology. She is completing her graduate work at Concordia-Chicago towards a master's in exercise science with a dual concentration in sports performance training and strength & conditioning.


Jessie Mortillaro
Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

Jessie Mortillaro is entering her first year as graduate assistant with the athletic training staff.

Jessie did her undergraduate work at North Park University in Chicago and received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2016.

She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). Jessie is a licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Illinois and is NATABOC certified. She is also First Aid/CPR and AED certified through the American Red Cross.

Before coming to CUC, Jessie worked at the University of Illinois-Springfield as an athletic trainer for Women’s Volleyball and Softball.

Jessie lives in Evanston, IL. She enjoys eating sushi, taking her dog to the dog beach and running.

She is working on her Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Movement. Upon graduation from CUC, she plans to pursue her career in athletic training at the collegiate or professional level.