Athletics

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Athletics has always been a large part of who I am.  Whether watching a game or playing myself, it’s hard to keep me away.

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 group of athletes, I was part of a graduating class that collectively totaled 35 total state championships over our four years, including 12 during each of our junior and senior years.  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 High School All-America Team.

Since leaving Essex, I’ve had the incredible experience of being able to return as an assistant coach for the varsity lacrosse team for four years.  Alongside the incredible coaching trio 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 men’s leagues in Vermont, New York, New Mexico, and California  (including back-to-back wins of the Ambis Cup in the Ithaca Adult Hockey League).  I also have continued to play and coach lacrosse, serving as captain and president of the University of Vermont Club Lacrosse team, and as a part of the executive board of the Cornell Club Lacrosse team, 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 and MLL 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 start up a men’s league team – pretty much regardless of the sport – I’m game!