About the Staff

In hiring staff for our camp, we seek coaches who know the game and are enthusiastic about teaching it. We also strive to maintain an excellent 5 to 1camper-to-coach ratio so the campers receive a great deal of individual attention. While our staff goes through some changes each year, below are some brief bios on the regular staff of experienced coaches.

BOY'S COACHING STAFF

 

GIRL'S COACHING STAFF

Coach Walsh

Dave Walsh, Director
Dave Walsh has been a high school English teacher since 1997, he has been coaching lacrosse since 1992, and he became the head coach at Lexington High School in 2000. In his tenure the LHS Minutemen have won the Middlesex League title five times, they are consistent qualifiers for the Division I state tournament, and Coach Walsh has been named Middlesex League Coach of the Year twice. He was also a co-founder of the now well-established 128 Lacrosse Club.

Jason Andalo
Head Coach, Walpole HS
Social Studies Teacher

Jeff LoPresti
Head Coach, Bedford HS
Mathematics Teacher

John Maggiacomo
Former Head Coach at Danvers HS
Currently a high school and college lacrosse referee
Physical Education Teacher

John Pynchon
Head Coach, Beverly HS
Social Studies Teacher

John Wilkens
Head Coach, Marblehead HS
Social Studies Teacher

Kathy Fritz

Kathy Fritz, Girls' Camp Director
Needham Girls Youth Lacrosse Board Member
NGYL 1st and 2nd grade coordinator
Assistant Coach Needham 7th/8th Select Team
High School English Teacher
Former Collegiate Player and All-Star
Blue Cheetah coach since 2007

Michael Olsen
Middle School Math Teacher
Head Coach Matignon Girls Lacrosse
Blue Cheetah coach since 2007

Debra Morris
Elementary School Teacher
Former collegiate player
Owner of Stix 4 Chix Clinx (Youth girls lacrosse/FH clinics)
Current youth lacrosse referee
First year at Blue Cheetah

Meghan Wiseman
Student-Athlete at Merrimack College
Blue Cheetah Coach since 2013

Meghan Olsen
Assumption College '16
Blue Cheetah Coach since 2011
Volunteer 2009-2010
Camper 2007-2008

Amanda Frank
Assumption College Rising Junior (2018)
Assumption college lacrosse player & Assumption college field hockey player
Blue Cheetah Coach since 2015

Mary Grace Cronin
Amherst College field hockey and lacrosse player
2X Middlesex league first team all-star
E-Mass all-star

 

Those coaches listed above have been with the camp in nearly every year of its existence, helping us to maintain consistent quality. The remainder of who make up our staff shifts a bit from year to year, but we always hire people highly experienced in and enthusiastic for the game of lacrosse. We make sure all our coaches are well versed in teaching the finer skills of the game and the specialty positions, and we are proud of our standard of maintaining a 5-to-1 camper-to-coach ratio when the state requires a 10-to-1 ratio for a camp like ours.

Younger Staff

Bringing to the camp the latest in skills, techniques, and drills, we also have a host of excellent younger coaches, all of whom are accomplished players in their own right. We seek players with current or recent college experience for these younger positions, so we have goal-keepers, faceoff specialists, dodging/shootings specialists, attackmen and midfielders, and long-pole defenders. Some of the college varsity programs our student-coaches have recently represented: Oberlin, St. Vincent's, St. Anselm, Wooster, Georgetown, Manhattan College, Southern New Hampshire university and Johns Hopkins. Through these younger coaches, therefore, we are able to improve the finer skills of those campers who feel committed to one position and offer the opportunity for any camper to try out something new. These younger staff members display their skills in daily demonstrations, inspiring enthusiasm among the campers. Indeed, the staff demonstrations have quickly become a camper-favorite!

Staff 2007

 


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