Sports has also always been a large part of who I am. Whether cheering for a local team or playing myself, it’s hard to keep me away from a game.
I grew up playing soccer, hockey and baseball, but by the time I got to high school I was playing fullback and linebacker in football, and goalie in hockey and lacrosse. Surrounded by an incredible class of athletes, I was part of a graduating class that totaled 12 state championships our senior year. Despite being part of the hockey state championship team, my proudest achievements were winning the school’s first and second men’s lacrosse state championships along the way to being named Team Captain, MVP, and a member of the 2008 US Lacrosse Boys’ High School All-America Team.
Since leaving Essex High School, I’ve had the incredible experience of being able to return as an Assistant Coach for the varsity lacrosse team. Alongside the fantastic coaching talents of Dean Corkum, Scott Edwards, and Charlie Herrick, I’ve had the joy of coaching a number of incredible teams and players, including the 2010 state championship team.
After finishing high school, I continued to play ice hockey in a local men’s league, and lacrosse on the club team at UVM. I am now continuing this trend, playing in the Ithaca Adult Hockey Association and as part of the club lacrosse team at Cornell, who finished the 2013 season with an appearance in the National College Lacrosse League Final Four – where I was lucky enough to be named an All-Tournament attackman.
I’m also proud to have signed with New England’s first semi-professional box lacrosse team, the Vermont Voyaguers of the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League. Competing alongside collegiate All-Americans and professional lacrosse players from the NLL (National Lacrosse League), NALL (North American Lacrosse League), PLL (Professional Lacrosse League), and MLL (Major League Lacrosse) has been an outstanding learning experience as well as a lot of fun.
If you’re looking to just throw a ball around, watch a game, go for a run, or even start up a team – pretty much regardless of the sport – you know where to find me!