Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Program Officer
Director of Development
Senior Program Director, Promise Academy II Boys
Managing Director of Programs
Senior Program Director, Frederick Douglass Academy High School Girls
Elise Van Arsdale
Senior Program Director, P.S. 149 Girls
Program Director, Promise Academy II Girls
Senior Program Director, Frederick Douglas Academy High School Boys
Program Director, Frederick Douglas Academy Boys
Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Chris worked for the Town of Amherst as the Sports Director for all youth and adult programs. He earned his BA in Business Management and minored in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Clark University. While attending Clark, he played four years of lacrosse, and was named NEWMAC Second-Team All-Conference in 2011, then as a senior captain he went on to earn First-Team in 2012 finishing fourth in the league in scoring. Chris was a recipient of the athletic department’s Merit Award after his standout senior campaign, which is given out each year to the male student-athlete who had made the most significant impact in their sport. Upon graduating, he returned to his alma mater joining the Athletic Department Staff as the Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Intramural and Club Sports Director. Chris joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2019 as the program director for MS223 and South Bronx Preparatory.
Program Director, South Bronx Prep & MS223 Middle School Boys
Luke, a Southern California native, began playing lacrosse at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. Luke was a senior captain on HW‘s team that won the Los Angeles city championship for the first time in 2013. Luke then enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he played on the Trojans’ MCLA team for two seasons. Luke spent four seasons as a coach for Harvard-Westlake‘s middle school lacrosse program while at USC, and also worked as a coach with Harlem Lacrosse’s Los Angeles-based community program—then City Lacrosse—during his junior and senior year. Luke graduated in 2017 with degrees in public policy as well as journalism. After graduating from USC, Luke joined Teach For America and spent two years teaching middle school math as well as coaching basketball in Indianapolis. He joined Harlem Lacrosse full time in the summer of 2019 as the Boys Program Director at P.S. 76 in New York.
Program Director, PS 76 Middle School Boys
Carley grew up in Harleysville, PA where she attended Souderton Area School District. Carley was introduced to lacrosse by her family who has a long history in the sport. She went on to play lacrosse throughout high school, and then on to Washington College in Chesterton MD where she played lacrosse, as well as basketball and served as team captain for both teams. Carley graduated from Washington College with a business management and studio art degree, but soon realized her passion for teaching and coaching when she began spending her summers after graduation coaching for Strive: Sports Challenge Leadership Academy. Carley continued her teaching and coaching career at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills MD, where she taught Physical Education, and coached women’s soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at the high school level. Carley joined Harlem Lacrosse in the summer of 2019 as the Girl’s Program Director as P.S. 76 A. Philip Randolph School.
Program Director, PS 76 Middle School Girls
Sam grew up playing lacrosse in Devon, PA and graduated from Bowdoin College in 2019 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies. While at Bowdoin, Sam was a four year starter at long stick midfield on the Men's Lacrosse team and was the 2019 recipient of the Marshall Neilson Award. Before Bowdoin, Sam was a starter at close defense on the 2015 National Champion team as a senior at The Haverford School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Sam also spent four summers as Head of the Nature Program at Camp Pasquaney in Hebron, New Hampshire. Sam joined Harlem Lacrosse in the summer of 2019 as the Boys Program Director at PS 149 The Sojourner Truth School.
Program Director, PS 149 Middle School Boys
Executive Director, Baltimore
Senior Program Director, Commodore John Rodgers Girls
Senior Program Director, James McHenry Girls
Program Director, James McHenry Boys
Program Director, Commodore John Rodgers Boys
Franchesca Del Rosario
Program Director, ACCE High School Girls
Regional Director, Boston
Director of Community Programs, Boston
Director of High School Programming, Boston
Program Director, Mildred Avenue Girls
Program Director, Joseph Lee School Girls
Program Director, Donald McKay School Boys
Program Director, Donald McKay School Girls
Program Director, Joseph Lee Boys
Program Director, Young Achievers Boys
Program Director, Mildred Avenue Boys
Senior Program Director, Thomas K. Finletter Girls
Program Director, Olney Elementary Girls
Associate Director of Development
Regional Director, Philadelphia
Dan grew up playing lacrosse in Montclair, NJ, and earned a BA in Economics, Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Clark University. He worked in sales in Hawaii and acting as the President of the Hawaii Chapter of US Lacrosse. Dan then returned to Philadelphia to attend Temple University where he received his M.Ed in Higher Education and Higher Education Administration. During his time at Temple, Dan worked as an Assistant Coach for the Men’s Lacrosse Team. Dan joined Harlem Lacrosse in fall 2019 as the Program Director for the boys program at the Thomas K. Finletter School in Philadelphia.
Program Director, Thomas K. Finletter Boys
Regional Director, Los Angeles
Program Manager, Los Angeles
Program Director, Walton Middle School Girls
Program Director, ICEF View Park Prep Girls
Raised In Chicago, IL but with strong Los Angeles roots, Brandon attended Marian Catholic High School where he was a 4-year team captain and helped lead the team to two state playoff appearances. While studying Psychology at Howard University, Brandon continued his love of lacrosse by playing on the club team and a 2-time HBCU All-Star, and coaching youth lacrosse in Silver Springs, MD. After college Bandon worked with MLL's Chesapeake Bayhawks in Annapolis, MD in several capacities, while still coaching youth lacrosse & helping with the men's club team at Howard University. After moving back to Chicago-land in 2017, Brandon coached Lincoln-Way High School's teams while aiding college bound student-athletes as a Lacrosse Recruiting Coordinator with Next College Student Athlete. Brandon joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2019 to serve as the Boys' Program Director at ICEF View Park Middle School.
Program Director, View Park Middle School Boys