Coach Yamada has played lacrosse since she was in 6th grade and always loved the sport. She played premier lacrosse and was on the varsity team all four years in high school. She was a team captain her sophomore through senior years. As a member of Rhode Island’s national lacrosse team for four years, she was an UnderArmor All American Select her junior and senior years. She earned the SENE Player of the year award her sophomore through senior years as well. She could not be more excited to coach at Gould and looks forward to coaching alongside her father, Kaz Yamada.
A familiar face to those who have been at USASA nationals competing and working, Anna is a six-time national champion in Boardercross, Giant Slalom, and Slalom. She was the starter at PSL from 2016 to 2019 and was a member of the University of Colorado at Boulder Snowboard team. Yamada competed as part of Team USA at the University World Games in 2015.