NLX Director 

Coach Stagnitta brings 30 years of coaching experience to the Nex Level Arena and has a proven record of success at the highest levels of lacrosse. Stagnitta was recently named the head coach of the Charlotte Hounds MLL team on April 4, 2016. As a head coach, he holds a career professional and amateur record of 231-139 (.624) and has guided teams to seven NCAA tournaments and two MLL playoff appearances. Stagnitta spent two seasons leading the MLL’s Denver Outlaws to two first-place regular-season finishes, with a combined 26-4 record. The Outlaws went 11-3 and advanced to the MLL Championship Game in 2012, establishing five team records along the way, including wins and a single-season MLL record 229 goals. Stagnitta was named MLL Coach of the Year after the Outlaws had another record-setting season in 2013, going 14-0 during the regular season. 
Stagnitta also spent 10 seasons at Rutgers University, leading the Scarlet Knights to back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2003 and 2004. He was named USILA and ECAC Division I Coach of the Year in 2003 after engineering the biggest turnaround in DI lacrosse history, leading Rutgers to a 10-5 record after the team went 2-12 in his first season. Stagnitta's first head coaching position was at D3 Washington and Lee University, where he has more wins than any coach in the program’s history. In 12 seasons there, he guided the Generals to a record of 136-42 that included 12 consecutive top-10 national rankings, six conference championships and five NCAA tournament appearances.

Pro Specialist 

Taylor Cummings First-ever three-time Tewaaraton Award winner (2014, '15, '16) Three-time Honda Award winner (2014, '15, '16) Four-time IWLCA First Team All-American (2013, '14, '15, '16) Three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year (2014, '15, '16) Two-time Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (2014, '15) Four-time All-Conference team member (2013, '14, '15, '16) Two-time NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player (2014, '15) Three-time NCAA Championship all-tournament team (2014, '15, '16) Two-time ESPY Best Female College Athlete nominee (2014, '15) U.S. National Team member (2014-pres.) Two-time Conference All-Tournament team (2014, '16) 2016 Big Ten Tournament MVP 2014-15 Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year 2013 ACC Freshman of the Year

Taylor Cummings

First-ever three-time Tewaaraton Award winner (2014, '15, '16)

Three-time Honda Award winner (2014, '15, '16)

Four-time IWLCA First Team All-American (2013, '14, '15, '16)

Three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year (2014, '15, '16)

Two-time Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (2014, '15)

Four-time All-Conference team member (2013, '14, '15, '16)

Two-time NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player (2014, '15)

Three-time NCAA Championship all-tournament team (2014, '15, '16)

Two-time ESPY Best Female College Athlete nominee (2014, '15)

U.S. National Team member (2014-pres.)

Two-time Conference All-Tournament team (2014, '16)

2016 Big Ten Tournament MVP

2014-15 Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

2013 ACC Freshman of the Year

Ron Garling

Assistant Coach at Cabrini University

Five years as an assistant coach at High Point University

High Point amassed 35 wins through its first five season and made three postseason appearances.

Began his coaching career in 2010 as an assistant to head coach Steve Colfer. 


Garling graduated from Drexel University in 2010 with a degree in sports management. 

Totaled 47 career points, scoring 33 goals and recording 14 assists.

Katie Hertsch Member of the United States National Team from 2010-15 Katie Hertsch enters her fourth season as an assistant on the Rutgers women’s lacrosse staff. Previously, Hertsch served as an assistant coach at Hofstra after spending a season at Boston University. Among her numerous qualifications, Hertsch most recently played with Team USA by making the 38-player 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team roster. Hertsch was a member of the U.S. National Team beginning in 2010 and helped lead the country to a gold medal in the FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Canada in 2013. Hertsch is heralded as one of the top defenders to ever suit up for the Pride. In three years on Long Island, the former captain amassed 138 ground balls, 70 caused turnovers and 110 draw controls. Those totals rank in the top-10 all-time of each respective category. A two-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region team selection, Hertsch also garnered All-Colonial Athletic Association accolades as a junior and senior and was twice named to the IWLCA Academic Squad.

Katie Hertsch

Member of the United States National Team from 2010-15

Katie Hertsch enters her fourth season as an assistant on the Rutgers women’s lacrosse staff. Previously, Hertsch served as an assistant coach at Hofstra after spending a season at Boston University.
Among her numerous qualifications, Hertsch most recently played with Team USA by making the 38-player 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team roster. Hertsch was a member of the U.S. National Team beginning in 2010 and helped lead the country to a gold medal in the FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Canada in 2013.
Hertsch is heralded as one of the top defenders to ever suit up for the Pride. In three years on Long Island, the former captain amassed 138 ground balls, 70 caused turnovers and 110 draw controls. Those totals rank in the top-10 all-time of each respective category. A two-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region team selection, Hertsch also garnered All-Colonial Athletic Association accolades as a junior and senior and was twice named to the IWLCA Academic Squad.

Austin Kaut

MVP Springfield High School 2010

Delaware County Player of the Year 2010

2-Time All-State 2009 and 2010

High School All-American 2010

Penn State University Men’s Lacrosse Team Capitan 2013-2014

CAA Rookie of the Year 2011

4-Time All-CAA First Team 2011-2014

USILA Honorable Mention All-American 2011

USILA Third Team All-American 2012

Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award 2013 (Nation’s Best Goalie)

USILA First Team All-American 2013

CAA Player of the Year 2013

2-Time CAA Defensive Player of the Year 2013 and 2014

USILA Third Team All-American 2014

USILA Scholar All-American 2014

Member of the MLL Boston Cannons

Tatum Coffey  USA Women’s Senior National Team member U-19 USA Women’s World Champion/Championship Game MVP Four-year starter for the Penn State Women's Lacrosse team US Lacrosse 1st Team All-American

Tatum Coffey 

USA Women’s Senior National Team member
U-19 USA Women’s World Champion/Championship Game MVP
Four-year starter for the Penn State Women's Lacrosse team
US Lacrosse 1st Team All-American

Joey Sankey  UNC All-Time Points Leader 3x All American MLL Rookie of the Year 2x MLL All-Star

Joey Sankey 

UNC All-Time Points Leader

3x All American

MLL Rookie of the Year

2x MLL All-Star

Thomas Schreiber

2016 Major League Lacrosse MVP

1st overall Draft Pick in MLL to the Ohio Machine

3-Time Finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy (Division 1 Player of the Year)

2-Time Winner of Danald McLaughlin Award, given to Nation’s top Midfielder

2 Time Capitan, 4 Time first team All-Ivy League

First Team All-American, 2014, 2013, and 2012 (3rd team 2011)

All-Time Points Leader (most goals & assist) for midfielders in Princeton history

Mike Chanenchuk

Mike Chanenchuk grew up playing lacrosse on Long Island. He attended St. Anthony’s High School where he was a captain of the team in 2008 and earned Long Island Midfielder of the year the same season.  After graduating St. Anthony’s Chanenchuk competed his first year in 2010 at Princeton University.  His freshman season Chanenchuk helped the Tigers reach the NCAA tournament. Mike led all midfielders in scoring for the tigers in route to breaking the Princeton single season scoring record for a freshman. He totaled 28 goals and 8 assists. That season Chanenchuk was named IVY League Rookie of the Year, 1st Team All-Ivy League and USILA 2nd Team All-American.

In 2012 Chanenchuk transferred to the University of Maryland. Over the next three seasons Mike started every game for the Terrapins at midfield and helped the team reach the NCAA tournament every year including two final four appearances and one national championship game appearance. In 2013 Chanenchuk was a USILA 2nd Team All-American. Chanenchuk senior year in 2014 he was captain of the team and led the team in points with 59(36 goals, 23 assists). In 2014 Mike was named to the All-ACC Team and USILA 1st Team All-American.

In 2014 Mike Chanenchuk was drafted 11th overall by the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse. He ahs played the past three seasons for the hounds. In 2016 Chanenchuk had a breakout year tallying 53 points.  Chanenchuk was named to the 2016 MLL All- Star game and was awarded MLL Most Improved Player.

Mike is currently the offensive coordinator for the NYIT Bears. He is heading into his second year on the coaching staff. The bears fell to Lemoyne in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in 2016.

 

Kristina Vangeli She was named Delaware Division 1st team both junior and senior year of high school. She holds the record at Hillsborough High School for most draw controls.  Kristina played D1 lacrosse for Monmouth University, and she set Monmouth’s single-season record for draw controls, and placed 18th in the NCAA with 4.16 draw controls per game.  In addition, she finished 2nd in the NEC in draw controls.  Kristina currently holds the Monmouth University’s record in draw controls.  In 2013 she also helped lead the Hawks to a regular season championship and a conference title.  She earned first team All-MAAC selection both junior and senior year.  She led the team in caused turnovers and was three-time MAAC defensive player of the week.  In addition she earned Mid-Major third team All- American.

Kristina Vangeli

She was named Delaware Division 1st team both junior and senior year of high school. She holds the record at Hillsborough High School for most draw controls. 

Kristina played D1 lacrosse for Monmouth University, and she set Monmouth’s single-season record for draw controls, and placed 18th in the NCAA with 4.16 draw controls per game.  In addition, she finished 2nd in the NEC in draw controls.  Kristina currently holds the Monmouth University’s record in draw controls.  In 2013 she also helped lead the Hawks to a regular season championship and a conference title.  She earned first team All-MAAC selection both junior and senior year.  She led the team in caused turnovers and was three-time MAAC defensive player of the week.  In addition she earned Mid-Major third team All- American.

Brendan Fowler

Captain Senior Year at Duke
Member of 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division I National Championship teams.
2013 USILA 1st Team All-American
2013 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
2013 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year
2013 Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament
2013 ACC All-Academic Team
2013 All-ACC Team
2013 ACC All-Tournament Team.
2014 USILA 3rd Team All-American
2014 USILA Academic All-American
2014 ACC All-Academic Team,
2014 All-ACC Team.
NCAA All-time leader in Face-off Wins (339) and Face-offs taken (526) in a season.

Current & Former Collegiate Level 

John Walker Former First Assistant, Defensive, and Recruiting Coordinator Princeton University Former Defensive Coordinator for University of Virginia First Team All American and Tewarraton Trophy Finalist for West Point U.S. Military Academy Four-Time All Patriot League Selection and Rookie of the year 2003

John Walker

Former First Assistant, Defensive, and Recruiting Coordinator Princeton University

Former Defensive Coordinator for University of Virginia

First Team All American and Tewarraton Trophy Finalist for West Point U.S. Military Academy

Four-Time All Patriot League Selection and Rookie of the year 2003

Alex Lopes Current Assistant Coach at NJIT Former Offensive Coach at Jacksonville University 2014-2015 Ranks 9th in All time Assists at St. Joseph University

Alex Lopes

Current Assistant Coach at NJIT

Former Offensive Coach at Jacksonville University 2014-2015

Ranks 9th in All time Assists at St. Joseph University

Pat March  Current Assistant Coach at Princeton University Offensive Coordinator University of Vermont 2014-2016 2 time all american and Graduate of Roanoke College

Pat March 

Current Assistant Coach at Princeton University

Offensive Coordinator University of Vermont 2014-2016

2 time all american and Graduate of Roanoke College

Bennett Drake University at Albany 2017 Player All Rookie Team (2014) Second Team All-Conference Rookie of the year in MSL for Brampton Excelsiors Sr. A Box Lacrosse Current Grad Assistant at Georgian Court University

Bennett Drake

University at Albany 2017 Player

All Rookie Team (2014)

Second Team All-Conference

Rookie of the year in MSL for Brampton Excelsiors Sr. A Box Lacrosse

Current Grad Assistant at Georgian Court University

Allison Fisher Current Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Lafayette Entering 9th season as Head Coach Led Lafayette to Patriot League Tournament for the first time since 2004 Former All-Patriot League player in field hockey and lacrosse with the Leopards from 1997-2001

Allison Fisher

Current Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Lafayette

Entering 9th season as Head Coach

Led Lafayette to Patriot League Tournament for the first time since 2004

Former All-Patriot League player in field hockey and lacrosse with the Leopards from 1997-2001

Kitty Dawson Current Assistant coach at Ursinus College 2 year assistant coach at McDaniel College in Maryland where I earned my masters degree in Exercise Science Graduated from Ursinus College in 2015  Four year starter in the midfield and 2 year captain 2013-2015 at Ursinus  All-Centennial Honorable Mention (2012), All-Centennial Sportsmanship Team (2014 & 2015), First Team All-Centennial Conference (2015), Centennial Academic Honor Roll (2015) and IWLCA All-Region (2015)

Kitty Dawson

Current Assistant coach at Ursinus College

2 year assistant coach at McDaniel College in Maryland where I earned my masters degree in Exercise Science

Graduated from Ursinus College in 2015 

Four year starter in the midfield and 2 year captain 2013-2015 at Ursinus 

All-Centennial Honorable Mention (2012), All-Centennial Sportsmanship Team (2014 & 2015), First Team All-Centennial Conference (2015), Centennial Academic Honor Roll (2015) and IWLCA All-Region (2015)

Mickey Hover Current Head Coach of Georgian Court University Former Assistant coach at Gwynedd-Mercy University 2008-12

Mickey Hover

Current Head Coach of Georgian Court University

Former Assistant coach at Gwynedd-Mercy University 2008-12

Julie  La Zelle Widener University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach 2012-16 Notre Dame High School Head Girls Lacrosse Coach 2011-12 Lehigh University Head Field Hockey Coach 2002-10 Roanoke College Head Field Hockey & Women's Lacrosse Coach 1999-2002 Swarthmore College Interim Head Field Hockey & Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach 1998-99 William Smith College Assistant  Field Hockey & Lacrosse Coach 1997-98 West Chester University 1990-94, Field Hockey & Lacrosse

Julie  La Zelle

Widener University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach 2012-16

Notre Dame High School Head Girls Lacrosse Coach 2011-12

Lehigh University Head Field Hockey Coach 2002-10

Roanoke College Head Field Hockey & Women's Lacrosse Coach 1999-2002

Swarthmore College Interim Head Field Hockey & Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach 1998-99

William Smith College Assistant  Field Hockey & Lacrosse Coach 1997-98

West Chester University 1990-94, Field Hockey & Lacrosse

Youth Development Team 

Patty Kennedy 

Currently Serves Princeton University as an Academic Athletic Fellow for the Program

University of Pennsylvania dual sport athlete in both Lacrosse and Field Hockey

Assistant Coach Women's Lacrosse Princeton University 2000-05, 2009-11

Played for the US National Women's Lacrosse Team

Coached Field Hockey and Lacrosse at the Hun School 1997-1999

Laurie Stagnitta

University of Pennsylvania Graduate and member of the Women's Lacrosse Team

Assistant Coach Women's Lacrosse Team Washington and Lee University 1991-2002

Assistant Coach Hillsborough Women's Lacrosse Team 2003-2015

 

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