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

Chris Mattes

Faceoff Specialist for the Florida Launch

Member of the German National Team

5 Year MLL Veteran

2011 MLL Champion (Boston Cannons)

Rutgers University (2007-2011)

2011 USILA All American
2011 First Team All-Big East

NFPT Certified

B.S. Sociology from Rutgers University

Nicole Graziano  Assistant Coach at Rutgers University  Member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team A 2016 Tewaaraton Award finalist and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American, Graziano was among the top players in the BIG EAST during her five-year career, earning two all-conference honors and the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Award as a senior. Graziano, an IWLCA All-South First Team selection, tallied at least 21 points in all four seasons played at Florida, saving her best performance for last in 2016 with 44 goals and 17 assists (61 points), 31 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers, and 45 draw controls. Her all-around dominance earned her one of five invitations as a finalist at the 16thAnnual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 2.

Nicole Graziano 

Assistant Coach at Rutgers University 

Member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team

A 2016 Tewaaraton Award finalist and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American, Graziano was among the top players in the BIG EAST during her five-year career, earning two all-conference honors and the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Award as a senior.

Graziano, an IWLCA All-South First Team selection, tallied at least 21 points in all four seasons played at Florida, saving her best performance for last in 2016 with 44 goals and 17 assists (61 points), 31 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers, and 45 draw controls. Her all-around dominance earned her one of five invitations as a finalist at the 16thAnnual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 2.

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

Megan Douty 2105 Graduate University of Maryland Current member of the USA National Team and Long Island Sound 2x National Champion 2015 IWLCA First Team All-American 2015 NCAA All-Tournament Team 2015 IWLCA Defender of the Year 2015 Tewaaraton nominee 2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year 2014-16 U.S. National Team member 2014 Tewaaraton finalist 2014 IWLCA National Defender of the Year 2014 IWLCA First Team All-American 2014 Inside Lacrosse Defender of the Year 2014 Womenslax.com Defender of the Year 2014 ACC Defender of the Year NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) All-American Strength Award

Megan Douty

2105 Graduate University of Maryland
Current member of the USA National Team and Long Island Sound
2x National Champion
2015 IWLCA First Team All-American
2015 NCAA All-Tournament Team
2015 IWLCA Defender of the Year
2015 Tewaaraton nominee
2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
2014-16 U.S. National Team member
2014 Tewaaraton finalist
2014 IWLCA National Defender of the Year
2014 IWLCA First Team All-American
2014 Inside Lacrosse Defender of the Year
2014 Womenslax.com Defender of the Year
2014 ACC Defender of the Year

NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) All-American Strength Award

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.

 

Dom Sebastiani

Professional Lacrosse Player – Chesapeake Bayhawks

2 Time MLL Champion (Outlaws & Bayhawks)

2 Time Captain University of Delaware & 2 Time CAA Champion

All State NJ 2007 & 2008

NJ Group 3 Lacrosse State Champion 2008

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 Coaches 

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

Nicole Graziano Current Assistant Coach at Rutgers University University of Florida 2016 Graduate  Member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team  

Nicole Graziano

Current Assistant Coach at Rutgers University

University of Florida 2016 Graduate 

Member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team

 

Casey Ikeda  Current Assistant Coach at University of Pennsylvania Member of the Atlanta Blaze

Casey Ikeda 

Current Assistant Coach at University of Pennsylvania

Member of the Atlanta Blaze

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.

 

 

Dorian Gilmartin  Current Assistant Coach At Drew University University of Connecticut 2013 Graduate

Dorian Gilmartin 

Current Assistant Coach At Drew University

University of Connecticut 2013 Graduate

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

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

P.T. Ricci Defensive coordinator for the Cabrini Men's lacrosse 2016-17 Former Director of Lacrosse Operations at Loyola University All American Men’s Lacrosse Loyola University 2006-2009 11th Pick in the MLL 2009 Draft, Played on the MLL All Star Team 2011

P.T. Ricci

Defensive coordinator for the Cabrini Men's lacrosse 2016-17

Former Director of Lacrosse Operations at Loyola University

All American Men’s Lacrosse Loyola University 2006-2009

11th Pick in the MLL 2009 Draft, Played on the MLL All Star Team 2011

Michael Terranova  Current Assistant Coach at Lafayette College

Michael Terranova 

Current Assistant Coach at Lafayette College

Chris Bates Current Head Coach Episcopal Academy (Pa) Former Head Coach Princeton University   Former Head Coach of Drexel University

Chris Bates

Current Head Coach Episcopal Academy (Pa)

Former Head Coach Princeton University  

Former Head Coach of Drexel University

Katie Hertsch Assistant coach Rutgers University Member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team   

Katie Hertsch

Assistant coach Rutgers University

Member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team 

 

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 Former Head Coach Women's Lacrosse Widener University Head Field Hockey Coach Lehigh 2002-2010 Head Coach Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey Roanoke College 2002-2010 Played Field Hockey and Lacrosse West Chester University

Julie  La Zelle

Former Head Coach Women's Lacrosse Widener University

Head Field Hockey Coach Lehigh 2002-2010

Head Coach Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey Roanoke College 2002-2010

Played Field Hockey and Lacrosse West Chester University

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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