Coach Retzlaff has forged the Athenas tennis team in a perennial SCIAC power and one of the best teams in the nation. Her 2005 squad won their 11th SCIAC title. A great player in her own right she was on scholarship at St. John's and was the team MVP in both 1982 and 1984. After graduating she played for the US Maccabi team from 1987-91 and won two golds (in Australia) and a bronze (in Venezuela).
Retzlaff's coaching career began at Brooklyn College where she coached for four years before taking time off to get her Master's degree. After earning her M.S. she started at CMS and began the Athenas tennis emmergence. She lives in Claremont with her husband Steve, CMS' assistant head football coach, and their sons, Ryan 4, Jacob 2 and Daniel 10 monthes.
Some of Coach Retzlaff's hobbies are going on runs with her yellow labrador, Copa and playing games with her sons.