Kara McMahon, a native of Framingham MA, played varsity lacrosse and soccer at Framingham High School. As a member of the lacrosse team, she helped lead the Flyers a state championship title in 2010 (along with fellow Gold Star coaches Tanner and Rachel). She then went on to play lacrosse at Assumption College in Worcester MA. Kara was a leader for the Greyhounds on defense, and started 14/15 games her senior year. A speedy defender, she was often tasked with marking up on some of the top offensive talent. Kara graduated in 2016 with a degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies.

Kara currently works full-time in the special education field. She was also the JV head coach at Natick High School from 2018-2021