National


Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Mike co-founded City Lacrosse in Los Angeles with Doc O'Connor. Prior to founding City Lacrosse, Mike served as the CEO of Boston-based MetroLacrosse, where he worked from 2008 through 2014. Mike holds a B.A from Brown University and a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College's Lynch School of Education. During Mike's successful playing career he earned All-American honors twice while a student at Brown and won two Major League Lacrosse championships during his seven-year professional career.   Email:  coachmike@harlemlacrosse.org

Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Mike co-founded City Lacrosse in Los Angeles with Doc O'Connor. Prior to founding City Lacrosse, Mike served as the CEO of Boston-based MetroLacrosse, where he worked from 2008 through 2014. Mike holds a B.A from Brown University and a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College's Lynch School of Education. During Mike's successful playing career he earned All-American honors twice while a student at Brown and won two Major League Lacrosse championships during his seven-year professional career.

Email: coachmike@harlemlacrosse.org

Michael Levin

Chief Executive Officer

Jill grew up in Minnesota, where she graduated from Carleton College. She began her career at Teach For America and spent five years working on the Alumni Affairs team; following that, she worked in the Division of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley. She also served as the founding Strategy and Operations Manager for Revolve, a peer-led community dedicated to personal, professional, and spiritual growth through the lens of Jewish values. Jill joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2018.   Email:  jill@harlemlacrosse.org

Jill grew up in Minnesota, where she graduated from Carleton College. She began her career at Teach For America and spent five years working on the Alumni Affairs team; following that, she worked in the Division of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley. She also served as the founding Strategy and Operations Manager for Revolve, a peer-led community dedicated to personal, professional, and spiritual growth through the lens of Jewish values. Jill joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2018.

Email: jill@harlemlacrosse.org

Jill Rodde

Chief Operating Officer

 
 

New york


Joel graduated from Haverford College, where he earned All-American honors as a member of the Men's Lacrosse team. Following graduation, Joel worked for the 2008 Obama campaign in North Carolina and as a government affairs officer at George Mason University. Joel has written for US Lacrosse Magazine and coached various club lacrosse teams, camps, and high school teams in the Washington D.C. metro area. From 2013-2015, Joel served as the Boys Program Director at Frederick Douglass Academy. From 2015-2017, Joel worked as Harlem Lacrosse’s Director of Advancement, and in 2017 Joel became the Chief Program Officer for Harlem Lacrosse.   Email:  joel@harlemlacrosse.org

Joel graduated from Haverford College, where he earned All-American honors as a member of the Men's Lacrosse team. Following graduation, Joel worked for the 2008 Obama campaign in North Carolina and as a government affairs officer at George Mason University. Joel has written for US Lacrosse Magazine and coached various club lacrosse teams, camps, and high school teams in the Washington D.C. metro area. From 2013-2015, Joel served as the Boys Program Director at Frederick Douglass Academy. From 2015-2017, Joel worked as Harlem Lacrosse’s Director of Advancement, and in 2017 Joel became the Chief Program Officer for Harlem Lacrosse.

Email: joel@harlemlacrosse.org

Joel Censer

Chief Program Officer

Kim graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Educational Studies and earned her Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Kim has served as the Director of the University of Chicago Laboratory High School's Community Learning Program, worked as a middle school English and History teacher and curriculum designer in Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx. She has published research on child and family policy and educational reform as a member of Demos, a public policy think tank in London. Kim joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2013.   Email:  kim@harlemlacrosse.org

Kim graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Educational Studies and earned her Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Kim has served as the Director of the University of Chicago Laboratory High School's Community Learning Program, worked as a middle school English and History teacher and curriculum designer in Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx. She has published research on child and family policy and educational reform as a member of Demos, a public policy think tank in London. Kim joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2013.

Email: kim@harlemlacrosse.org

Kim Appelt

Director of Development

Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Devin co-founded and operated Memphis Inner City Rugby, a sport based youth development non-profit in Tennessee. He also spent two years in the classroom as a Teach for America Corps member at Kingsbury High School. Upon returning to his native New York, he worked as the General Manager at Coney Island Brewery before joining Harlem Lacrosse in 2018. Devin hails from Croton-on-Hudson and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Colby College.   Email:  devin@harlemlacrosse.org

Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Devin co-founded and operated Memphis Inner City Rugby, a sport based youth development non-profit in Tennessee. He also spent two years in the classroom as a Teach for America Corps member at Kingsbury High School. Upon returning to his native New York, he worked as the General Manager at Coney Island Brewery before joining Harlem Lacrosse in 2018. Devin hails from Croton-on-Hudson and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Colby College.

Email: devin@harlemlacrosse.org

Devin O’Brien

Executive Director

Jacques was born and grew up in East Harlem with his older brother and mother. He graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in History and a minor in business. While at Skidmore, Jacques received All-American and Most Valuable Player honors. Jacques has led the Harlem Lacrosse Promise Academy II program since 2014.   Email:  jacques@harlemlacrosse.org

Jacques was born and grew up in East Harlem with his older brother and mother. He graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in History and a minor in business. While at Skidmore, Jacques received All-American and Most Valuable Player honors. Jacques has led the Harlem Lacrosse Promise Academy II program since 2014.

Email: jacques@harlemlacrosse.org

Jacques Ward

Senior Program Director, Promise Academy II Boys

Richie graduate from Siena College with a B.A. in History. In addition to being a Presidential Scholar, while at Siena he was a two-time captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team. During his playing career, he earned All-American, All-MAAC Confernce, and MAAC Player of the Year Honors. Richie joined Harlem Lacrosse as a Coach Across America Member and Program Coordinator following graduation, and became a Harlem Lacrosse Program Director in 2016.   Email:  richard@harlemlacrosse.org

Richie graduate from Siena College with a B.A. in History. In addition to being a Presidential Scholar, while at Siena he was a two-time captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team. During his playing career, he earned All-American, All-MAAC Confernce, and MAAC Player of the Year Honors. Richie joined Harlem Lacrosse as a Coach Across America Member and Program Coordinator following graduation, and became a Harlem Lacrosse Program Director in 2016.

Email: richard@harlemlacrosse.org

Richie Hurley

Managing Director of Programs

Natasha represented her nation as a member of Team Canada and is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. Following graduation, Natasha pursued her passion for coaching and mentoring as a teacher and lacrosse coach at Everest Academy before joining Harlem Lacrosse as the Frederick Douglass Academy I Girls Program Director in 2016.   Email:  natasha@harlemlacrosse.org

Natasha represented her nation as a member of Team Canada and is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. Following graduation, Natasha pursued her passion for coaching and mentoring as a teacher and lacrosse coach at Everest Academy before joining Harlem Lacrosse as the Frederick Douglass Academy I Girls Program Director in 2016.

Email: natasha@harlemlacrosse.org

Natasha Blackburn

Senior Program Director, Frederick Douglass Academy High School Girls

Elise grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and graduated from St. Anne's Belfield high school in 2012. Elise graduated from Villanova University with a major in English and a minor in History. While at Villanova, Elise played club lacrosse and field hockey and was involved in Habitat for Humanity spring break trips, an inner-city tutoring program, and the DelCo Literacy Council. After graduating, Elise served with City Year, working at a school in the South Bronx. She started at Harlem Lacrosse in 2017 as the girls program director at PS 149 in Harlem.   Email:  elise@harlemlacrosse.org

Elise grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and graduated from St. Anne's Belfield high school in 2012. Elise graduated from Villanova University with a major in English and a minor in History. While at Villanova, Elise played club lacrosse and field hockey and was involved in Habitat for Humanity spring break trips, an inner-city tutoring program, and the DelCo Literacy Council. After graduating, Elise served with City Year, working at a school in the South Bronx. She started at Harlem Lacrosse in 2017 as the girls program director at PS 149 in Harlem.

Email: elise@harlemlacrosse.org

Elise Van Arsdale

Senior Program Director, P.S. 149 Girls

Charlotte grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey and graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2017 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology. Charlotte was a four-year player for the Quinnipiac Women’s Lacrosse team. Before Harlem Lacrosse, Charlotte coached for a variety of different lacrosse teams, including Tri-State, 3D, and Building Blocks Lacrosse. During the fall and winter of 2017, Charlotte worked as an assistant coach for Harlem Lacrosse. Charlotte became the Girls Program Director in Spring 2018 at Promise Academy 2.   Email:  coachcharlotte@harlemlacrosse.org

Charlotte grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey and graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2017 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology. Charlotte was a four-year player for the Quinnipiac Women’s Lacrosse team. Before Harlem Lacrosse, Charlotte coached for a variety of different lacrosse teams, including Tri-State, 3D, and Building Blocks Lacrosse. During the fall and winter of 2017, Charlotte worked as an assistant coach for Harlem Lacrosse. Charlotte became the Girls Program Director in Spring 2018 at Promise Academy 2.

Email: coachcharlotte@harlemlacrosse.org

Charlotte Morley

Program Director, Promise Academy II Girls

Mike grew up in Long Island and attended Western New England University where he played four years of lacrosse before graduating in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, Murray joined the lacrosse coaching staff at WNEU. During his tenure at his alma mater, Murray held many positions, including assistant football coach, assistant to the athletic director and academic success coach. As an assistant lacrosse coach at WNEU, Murray helped the Golden Bears win five conference championships to advance to the NCAA tournament. Mike joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2017 as the program director at PS 76 in Harlem.   Email:  murray@harlemlacrosse.org

Mike grew up in Long Island and attended Western New England University where he played four years of lacrosse before graduating in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, Murray joined the lacrosse coaching staff at WNEU. During his tenure at his alma mater, Murray held many positions, including assistant football coach, assistant to the athletic director and academic success coach. As an assistant lacrosse coach at WNEU, Murray helped the Golden Bears win five conference championships to advance to the NCAA tournament. Mike joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2017 as the program director at PS 76 in Harlem.

Email: murray@harlemlacrosse.org

Mike Murray

Senior Program Director, Frederick Douglas Academy High School Boys

Prior to joining Harlem Lacrosse as an Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach in January of 2017, Bart spent four years at 3d Lacrosse where he was responsible for running recruiting showcases, training camps, leagues and coaching select travel teams. Graduating from Denison University in 2013, Bart served as a co-captain his senior year and was a short stick defensive midfielder on the number one ranked Division III defense in the country. During his four years, Denison reached the NCAA tournament three times and made it to the Elite 8 once. Bart majored in Communication and minored in Spanish.   Email:  bart@harlemlacrosse.org

Prior to joining Harlem Lacrosse as an Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach in January of 2017, Bart spent four years at 3d Lacrosse where he was responsible for running recruiting showcases, training camps, leagues and coaching select travel teams. Graduating from Denison University in 2013, Bart served as a co-captain his senior year and was a short stick defensive midfielder on the number one ranked Division III defense in the country. During his four years, Denison reached the NCAA tournament three times and made it to the Elite 8 once. Bart majored in Communication and minored in Spanish.

Email: bart@harlemlacrosse.org

Bart Farinholt

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.

Chris Johnson

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.

Luke Holthouse

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.

Carley Kendall

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.

Sam Denious

Program Director, PS 149 Middle School Boys

 

Baltimore


Jenny graduated from The College of William and Mary, where she was a Sharpe Scholar and studied Psychology and History. Jenny was captain of the Women’s Lacrosse Team and a four-time winner of the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner's Academic Award. Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Jenny was a member of the Baltimore City Teaching Residency, where she earned a Maryland Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education and Special Education. Jenny taught Elementary and Special Education for two years at The Historic Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School in Baltimore City, where she was an Instructional Team Leader and member of the Positive Behavior Intervention System Team. Jenny led Harlem Lacrosse’s Commodore John Rodgers Girls Program from 2014-2017. In 2017, Jenny became the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, overseeing boys and girls programs in Baltimore and Philadelphia.   Email:  jenny@harlemlacrosse.org

Jenny graduated from The College of William and Mary, where she was a Sharpe Scholar and studied Psychology and History. Jenny was captain of the Women’s Lacrosse Team and a four-time winner of the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner's Academic Award. Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Jenny was a member of the Baltimore City Teaching Residency, where she earned a Maryland Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education and Special Education. Jenny taught Elementary and Special Education for two years at The Historic Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School in Baltimore City, where she was an Instructional Team Leader and member of the Positive Behavior Intervention System Team. Jenny led Harlem Lacrosse’s Commodore John Rodgers Girls Program from 2014-2017. In 2017, Jenny became the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, overseeing boys and girls programs in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Email: jenny@harlemlacrosse.org

Jenny Moe

Executive Director, Baltimore

A Catonsville, Maryland native, Claudia graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a B.A. in Public Health and a minor in Marketing and Communications. At Hopkins, Claudia was a four-year member of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse team and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the 2017 season. She has coached club lacrosse, volunteered with Harlem Lacrosse throughout college, and also spent time volunteering with a tutoring and mentoring program in Baltimore during her senior year. Claudia became the program director in Fall 2017 at Commodore John Rodgers.   Email:  claudia@harlemlacrosse.org

A Catonsville, Maryland native, Claudia graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a B.A. in Public Health and a minor in Marketing and Communications. At Hopkins, Claudia was a four-year member of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse team and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the 2017 season. She has coached club lacrosse, volunteered with Harlem Lacrosse throughout college, and also spent time volunteering with a tutoring and mentoring program in Baltimore during her senior year. Claudia became the program director in Fall 2017 at Commodore John Rodgers.

Email: claudia@harlemlacrosse.org

Claudia Flister

Senior Program Director, Commodore John Rodgers Girls

Mary graduated from Towson University in 2012 where she helped the Tigers win two CAA Championships. She became a college coach afterwards, first at the University of Vermont and then at The College of William & Mary, where she worked with the defense and goalies for three seasons. Mary joined Harlem Lacrosse in March 2017 as the first ever girls program director at James McHenry in West Baltimore.   Email:  mary@harlemlacrosse.org

Mary graduated from Towson University in 2012 where she helped the Tigers win two CAA Championships. She became a college coach afterwards, first at the University of Vermont and then at The College of William & Mary, where she worked with the defense and goalies for three seasons. Mary joined Harlem Lacrosse in March 2017 as the first ever girls program director at James McHenry in West Baltimore.

Email: mary@harlemlacrosse.org

Mary Teeters

Senior Program Director, James McHenry Girls

Cormac was born and raised in and around Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up playing lacrosse. He graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park—one in English, one in Philosophy. He also earned an MFA in Poetry at the University of Oregon, while teaching as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the University’s Creative Writing and Composition programs. Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Cormac was a Baltimore City Teaching Resident, earning a Maryland Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education – English. He taught for two years at the National Academy Foundation School of Baltimore, where he taught English, computer science, and coached lacrosse. Cormac joined Harlem Lacrosse in Summer 2018 as the Program Director of boy’s lacrosse at The James McHenry School in Baltimore City.   Email:  cormac@harlemlacrosse.org

Cormac was born and raised in and around Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up playing lacrosse. He graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park—one in English, one in Philosophy. He also earned an MFA in Poetry at the University of Oregon, while teaching as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the University’s Creative Writing and Composition programs. Before joining Harlem Lacrosse, Cormac was a Baltimore City Teaching Resident, earning a Maryland Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education – English. He taught for two years at the National Academy Foundation School of Baltimore, where he taught English, computer science, and coached lacrosse. Cormac joined Harlem Lacrosse in Summer 2018 as the Program Director of boy’s lacrosse at The James McHenry School in Baltimore City.

Email: cormac@harlemlacrosse.org

Cormac White

Program Director, James McHenry Boys

Lantz was born in raised in Baltimore, Md before attending Salisbury University, where he won 2 national championships in 2011 & 2012 and graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. After Salisbury, Lantz moved to Los Angeles, CA where he played professional on the LXM Pro Tour and coached full time for the Santa Monica Dragons and City Lax. After 4 years in LA, he moved back to Baltimore where he began working in the Baltimore City public school system as a mentor as well a volunteer assistant coach at Hampton University. Lantz joined Harlem Lacrosse in Summer 2018 as the Boys Program Director at the Commodore John Rodgers School in East Baltimore.   Email:  lantz@harlemlacrosse.org

Lantz was born in raised in Baltimore, Md before attending Salisbury University, where he won 2 national championships in 2011 & 2012 and graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. After Salisbury, Lantz moved to Los Angeles, CA where he played professional on the LXM Pro Tour and coached full time for the Santa Monica Dragons and City Lax. After 4 years in LA, he moved back to Baltimore where he began working in the Baltimore City public school system as a mentor as well a volunteer assistant coach at Hampton University. Lantz joined Harlem Lacrosse in Summer 2018 as the Boys Program Director at the Commodore John Rodgers School in East Baltimore.

Email: lantz@harlemlacrosse.org

Lantz Carter

Program Director, Commodore John Rodgers Boys

Franchesca Del Rosario

Program Director, ACCE High School Girls

 

Boston


Adrian graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Sports Management and earned his M.A. in Teaching at Marian University. While at Michigan, Adrian was the Head Manager of the University of Michigan Football Team. Adrian became a Teach for America Corps Member following graduation, teaching Algebra at Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis, where he was awarded the New Educator of the Year Award in his first year and promoted to the school’s Leadership Team. Adrian joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2016 as a Program Director, Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School. In 2017, Adrian became the regional director for Harlem Lacrosse-Boston.   Email:  adrian@harlemlacrosse.org

Adrian graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Sports Management and earned his M.A. in Teaching at Marian University. While at Michigan, Adrian was the Head Manager of the University of Michigan Football Team. Adrian became a Teach for America Corps Member following graduation, teaching Algebra at Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis, where he was awarded the New Educator of the Year Award in his first year and promoted to the school’s Leadership Team. Adrian joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2016 as a Program Director, Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School. In 2017, Adrian became the regional director for Harlem Lacrosse-Boston.

Email: adrian@harlemlacrosse.org

Adrian Heneveld

Regional Director, Boston

Pat grew up in Boston and graduated from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst in 2013 with a B.A. in Business Management and a minor in Philosophy. He was a four-year member of the club lacrosse team and served as captain his junior and senior seasons. After graduation Pat joined MetroLacrosse in Boston, where he served as the Program Director until the organization's merger with Harlem Lacrosse in 2018. Pat is currently the Director of Community Programs at Harlem Lacrosse-Boston and continues to coach in Dorchester and Chelsea.   Email:  coachpat@harlemlacrosse.org

Pat grew up in Boston and graduated from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst in 2013 with a B.A. in Business Management and a minor in Philosophy. He was a four-year member of the club lacrosse team and served as captain his junior and senior seasons. After graduation Pat joined MetroLacrosse in Boston, where he served as the Program Director until the organization's merger with Harlem Lacrosse in 2018. Pat is currently the Director of Community Programs at Harlem Lacrosse-Boston and continues to coach in Dorchester and Chelsea.

Email: coachpat@harlemlacrosse.org

Pat Cronin

Director of Community Programs, Boston

Rod was born and raised in East Boston and had his first encounter with lacrosse as a participant with MetroLacrosse in 2003. He graduated from Anna Maria College in 2014 with a Bachelors in Sport Management and captained the Men’s lacrosse team. While at Anna Maria, Rod earned all-conference honors, was ranked nationally for face offs, and left as the all-time lead scorer. After graduation, Rod joined MetroLacrosse in Boston, where he served as the High School Program Director until the organization's merger with Harlem Lacrosse in 2018. Rod is currently the Director of High School Programming for Harlem Lacrosse-Boston.   Email:  coachrod@harlemlacrosse.org

Rod was born and raised in East Boston and had his first encounter with lacrosse as a participant with MetroLacrosse in 2003. He graduated from Anna Maria College in 2014 with a Bachelors in Sport Management and captained the Men’s lacrosse team. While at Anna Maria, Rod earned all-conference honors, was ranked nationally for face offs, and left as the all-time lead scorer. After graduation, Rod joined MetroLacrosse in Boston, where he served as the High School Program Director until the organization's merger with Harlem Lacrosse in 2018. Rod is currently the Director of High School Programming for Harlem Lacrosse-Boston.

Email: coachrod@harlemlacrosse.org

Rod Henriques

Director of High School Programming, Boston

Maddy grew up in West Hartford, CT and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018 with a B.S. in Sport Management and minor is Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Maddy was a four-year member of the UConn Women’s Lacrosse team. Before Harlem Lacrosse, Maddy worked with the First Tee of Connecticut as their Community Outreach Intern. Maddy joined Harlem Lacrosse as the Program Director in Fall 2018 at Mildred Ave in Boston.   Email:  coachmaddy@harlemlacrosse.org

Maddy grew up in West Hartford, CT and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018 with a B.S. in Sport Management and minor is Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Maddy was a four-year member of the UConn Women’s Lacrosse team. Before Harlem Lacrosse, Maddy worked with the First Tee of Connecticut as their Community Outreach Intern. Maddy joined Harlem Lacrosse as the Program Director in Fall 2018 at Mildred Ave in Boston.

Email: coachmaddy@harlemlacrosse.org

Maddy Hooper

Program Director, Mildred Avenue Girls

Greta grew up in Larchmont, NY and graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a degree in Performance and Communication Arts. While at St. Lawrence, Greta captained the women’s lacrosse team where she earned all Liberty League Second team in 2018. Greta was a intern at Harlem Lacrosse in New York City during the summer going into her senior year. Following graduation, she became a Harlem Lacrosse Program Director at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester.   Email:  greta@harlemlacrosse.org

Greta grew up in Larchmont, NY and graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a degree in Performance and Communication Arts. While at St. Lawrence, Greta captained the women’s lacrosse team where she earned all Liberty League Second team in 2018. Greta was a intern at Harlem Lacrosse in New York City during the summer going into her senior year. Following graduation, she became a Harlem Lacrosse Program Director at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester.

Email: greta@harlemlacrosse.org

Greta Massey

Program Director, Joseph Lee School Girls

Chuck grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from Western Washington University with a double major in English Literature and Community Recreation. While playing for WWU men’s club lacrosse team, he was elected team captain his junior and senior seasons. After college, Chuck taught students as an academic mentor at Eastside Catholic School; served for three years as the high school boys lacrosse head coach at Eastside Catholic School; and coached with Seattle Starz Lacrosse club. Chuck joined Harlem Lacrosse in Fall 2018 as the Boys Program Director at Donald McKay School in East Boston.   Email:  charles@harlemlacrosse.org

Chuck grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from Western Washington University with a double major in English Literature and Community Recreation. While playing for WWU men’s club lacrosse team, he was elected team captain his junior and senior seasons. After college, Chuck taught students as an academic mentor at Eastside Catholic School; served for three years as the high school boys lacrosse head coach at Eastside Catholic School; and coached with Seattle Starz Lacrosse club. Chuck joined Harlem Lacrosse in Fall 2018 as the Boys Program Director at Donald McKay School in East Boston.

Email: charles@harlemlacrosse.org

Chuck Goodman

Program Director, Donald McKay School Boys

Maryanna was born and raised in Woodstock, CT. She attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where she played lacrosse and majored in legal studies. Afterwards, she interned at the Suffolk County Juvenile Probation Court and worked for the Department of Youth Services as both a program coordinator and tutor. She began her career in Sports Based Youth Development as a Program Manager with MetroLacrosse. Maryanna joined Harlem Lacrosse in Summer 2018 and will be the Program Director for the Girls at the Donald McKay K-8 School in Boston.   Email:  mleonard@harlemlacrosse.org

Maryanna was born and raised in Woodstock, CT. She attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where she played lacrosse and majored in legal studies. Afterwards, she interned at the Suffolk County Juvenile Probation Court and worked for the Department of Youth Services as both a program coordinator and tutor. She began her career in Sports Based Youth Development as a Program Manager with MetroLacrosse. Maryanna joined Harlem Lacrosse in Summer 2018 and will be the Program Director for the Girls at the Donald McKay K-8 School in Boston.

Email: mleonard@harlemlacrosse.org

Maryanna Leonard

Program Director, Donald McKay School Girls

Josiah Bramble

Program Director, Joseph Lee Boys

Stephen Alexandre

Program Director, Young Achievers Boys

Kevin Blackmur

Program Director, Mildred Avenue Boys

 

Philadelphia


Christine grew up on Long Island and earned a B.S. in Health Sciences and a M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling at Philadelphia University. While attending Philadelphia University, she was a member of both the Women's Lacrosse and Women's Varsity Rowing teams. Prior to joining Harlem Lacrosse, Christine was a practicum student at the Renfrew Center of Southern New Jersey where she assisted therapists at an eating disorder recovery program. Later, she was an outpatient therapist at Northeast Treatment Center in Philadelphia where she provided individual and family therapy for a case load of clients with trauma histories and behavioral issues. Christine became the Girls Program Director at P.S. 149 the Sojourner Truth School in 2016. In 2017, Christine started the girls program at the Thomas K. Finletter School in Philadelphia. Christine is a License-eligible Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.   Email:  christine@harlemlacrosse.org

Christine grew up on Long Island and earned a B.S. in Health Sciences and a M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling at Philadelphia University. While attending Philadelphia University, she was a member of both the Women's Lacrosse and Women's Varsity Rowing teams. Prior to joining Harlem Lacrosse, Christine was a practicum student at the Renfrew Center of Southern New Jersey where she assisted therapists at an eating disorder recovery program. Later, she was an outpatient therapist at Northeast Treatment Center in Philadelphia where she provided individual and family therapy for a case load of clients with trauma histories and behavioral issues. Christine became the Girls Program Director at P.S. 149 the Sojourner Truth School in 2016. In 2017, Christine started the girls program at the Thomas K. Finletter School in Philadelphia. Christine is a License-eligible Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.

Email: christine@harlemlacrosse.org

Christine Page

Senior Program Director, Thomas K. Finletter Girls

Christina grew up playing lacrosse in St. Mary's, MD, and earned a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies and an MBA in Sport Management at Shepherd University. While attending Shepherd University, she was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team. Prior to joining Harlem Lacrosse, CHristina coached lacrosse in California at different levels before working as the Girls Program Manager for Trilogy Lacrosse outside In New Jersey. Christina joined Harlem Lacrosse in fall 2019 and started the girls program at Olney Elementary in Philadelphia.

Christina grew up playing lacrosse in St. Mary's, MD, and earned a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies and an MBA in Sport Management at Shepherd University. While attending Shepherd University, she was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team. Prior to joining Harlem Lacrosse, CHristina coached lacrosse in California at different levels before working as the Girls Program Manager for Trilogy Lacrosse outside In New Jersey. Christina joined Harlem Lacrosse in fall 2019 and started the girls program at Olney Elementary in Philadelphia.

Christina Ferrara

Program Director, Olney Elementary Girls

Jody is a Baltimore native who graduated from Haverford College in 2005 where she served as captain of both the lacrosse and field hockey teams during her junior and senior years. After graduation, Jody stayed at Haverford as an assistant coach for both the lacrosse and field hockey teams. Since 2008, Jody has worked at Friends' Central School in the communications and development office and has also coached both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Jody joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2017 as the first ever program director at Add B. Anderson School in West Philadelphia.   Email:  jmayer@harlemlacrosse.org

Jody is a Baltimore native who graduated from Haverford College in 2005 where she served as captain of both the lacrosse and field hockey teams during her junior and senior years. After graduation, Jody stayed at Haverford as an assistant coach for both the lacrosse and field hockey teams. Since 2008, Jody has worked at Friends' Central School in the communications and development office and has also coached both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Jody joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2017 as the first ever program director at Add B. Anderson School in West Philadelphia.

Email: jmayer@harlemlacrosse.org

Jody Mayer

Associate Director of Development

Emily grew up in Narberth, PA, where she played lacrosse in high school and coached and reffed for the youth program. Emily earned a BA in Environmental Studies at Bucknell University, and joined Teach For America upon graduating. Emily taught middle school math for three years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a member of the school's instructional leadership team, Emily ran a tutoring program at her school and supported a club lacrosse team in the community. She returned to Philadelphia to work as a Program Manager for City Year Philadelphia, where she assisted the first lacrosse teams at Olney Elementary School during the 2018-2019 school year. Emily joined Harlem lacrosse in the fall of 2019 as the Regional Director for Harlem Lacrosse - Philadelphia.

Emily grew up in Narberth, PA, where she played lacrosse in high school and coached and reffed for the youth program. Emily earned a BA in Environmental Studies at Bucknell University, and joined Teach For America upon graduating. Emily taught middle school math for three years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a member of the school's instructional leadership team, Emily ran a tutoring program at her school and supported a club lacrosse team in the community. She returned to Philadelphia to work as a Program Manager for City Year Philadelphia, where she assisted the first lacrosse teams at Olney Elementary School during the 2018-2019 school year. Emily joined Harlem lacrosse in the fall of 2019 as the Regional Director for Harlem Lacrosse - Philadelphia.

Emily Davidson

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.

Dan Rosenak

Program Director, Thomas K. Finletter Boys

 
 

Los Angeles


Marissa grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Urban Education Policy. After relocating to southern California, Marissa founded FACT Education, a boutique tutoring, test prep and college counseling service. She was the first varsity head coach at Palos Verdes High School, a program she has led for the past 14 years, earning multiple Coach of the Year honors and Bay League Championships. In 2006 she co-founded Beach Head Lacrosse Club, one of the first youth lacrosse programs in the South Bay. She currently serves as Secretary on the USL-LA Board and is a founding board member for the Pacific Edge Lacrosse Association, a recreational league dedicated to girls. Marissa joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2018.   Email:  marissa@harlemlacrosse.org

Marissa grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Urban Education Policy. After relocating to southern California, Marissa founded FACT Education, a boutique tutoring, test prep and college counseling service. She was the first varsity head coach at Palos Verdes High School, a program she has led for the past 14 years, earning multiple Coach of the Year honors and Bay League Championships. In 2006 she co-founded Beach Head Lacrosse Club, one of the first youth lacrosse programs in the South Bay. She currently serves as Secretary on the USL-LA Board and is a founding board member for the Pacific Edge Lacrosse Association, a recreational league dedicated to girls. Marissa joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2018.

Email: marissa@harlemlacrosse.org

Marissa Hewitt

Regional Director, Los Angeles

Ernie was born and raised in Los Angeles where he started playing lacrosse in 9th grade at Manual Arts High School. As a leader on his team, Ernie became part of a strong class that gave Manual Arts its first 2 winning seasons in school history. He was an All-American his senior year and became the first player to earn a spot on an NCAA team from his school. Ernie went on to play at Tufts University where he was a part of 4 NESCAC Championships teams and 1 National Championship team. He graduated with a degree in economics in 2014. From 2015-2017 Ernie worked as Program Manager for City Lacrosse in Los Angeles. Following the 2017 City Lacrosse-Harlem Lacrosse merge, Ernie continued his responsibilities as program manager of Harlem Lacrosse-LA.   Email:  coachernie@harlemlacrosse.org

Ernie was born and raised in Los Angeles where he started playing lacrosse in 9th grade at Manual Arts High School. As a leader on his team, Ernie became part of a strong class that gave Manual Arts its first 2 winning seasons in school history. He was an All-American his senior year and became the first player to earn a spot on an NCAA team from his school. Ernie went on to play at Tufts University where he was a part of 4 NESCAC Championships teams and 1 National Championship team. He graduated with a degree in economics in 2014. From 2015-2017 Ernie worked as Program Manager for City Lacrosse in Los Angeles. Following the 2017 City Lacrosse-Harlem Lacrosse merge, Ernie continued his responsibilities as program manager of Harlem Lacrosse-LA.

Email: coachernie@harlemlacrosse.org

Ernie Melero

Program Manager, Los Angeles

Jackie was born and raised in Baltimore, MD before attending Towson University and playing for the Tigers while receiving a BS in Environmental Science, minor in Business Administration, and MA in Education. She moved to Denver shortly after school to explore the west which included volunteer coaching for University of Denver, coaching a club lacrosse team, and rock climbing team. She then coached club and high school in Jackson Hole, WY and also worked in Jackson Hole Middle School as a Paraprofessional. Jackie joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2018 as the new Girl's Program Director at Walton Middle School in Compton, CA.   Email:  jackie@harlemlacrosse.org

Jackie was born and raised in Baltimore, MD before attending Towson University and playing for the Tigers while receiving a BS in Environmental Science, minor in Business Administration, and MA in Education. She moved to Denver shortly after school to explore the west which included volunteer coaching for University of Denver, coaching a club lacrosse team, and rock climbing team. She then coached club and high school in Jackson Hole, WY and also worked in Jackson Hole Middle School as a Paraprofessional. Jackie joined Harlem Lacrosse in 2018 as the new Girl's Program Director at Walton Middle School in Compton, CA.

Email: jackie@harlemlacrosse.org

Jackie LaMonica

Program Director,  Walton Middle School Girls

Alicia grew up in Los Angeles County and graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science. She was a four-year member of the club lacrosse team, a three-year captain, and served two years as President for the team. She also spent three years coaching lacrosse at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA. While in college, she taught her own course at UCI to first-generation/underserved students and lobbied for education bills in Sacramento, CA and Washington, D.C. Alicia joined Harlem Lacrosse in Fall 2018 as the Girls’ Program Director at ICEF View Park Middle School.   Email:  alicia@harlemlacrosse.org

Alicia grew up in Los Angeles County and graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science. She was a four-year member of the club lacrosse team, a three-year captain, and served two years as President for the team. She also spent three years coaching lacrosse at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA. While in college, she taught her own course at UCI to first-generation/underserved students and lobbied for education bills in Sacramento, CA and Washington, D.C. Alicia joined Harlem Lacrosse in Fall 2018 as the Girls’ Program Director at ICEF View Park Middle School.

Email: alicia@harlemlacrosse.org

Alicia Garcia

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.

Brandon Byrd

Program Director, View Park Middle School Boys