Summer 2014 Coaches.

Rick Brocato

Currently the varsity head coach at St. Paul’s School (SP) in Baltimore, Maryland, Rick Brocato is one of the most decorated coaches in the mid-Atlantic. He began his coaching career in 1986 and is entering his 28th year behind the whistle. Brocato started his coaching career as a varsity assistant at St. Paul’s where he helped the team to an MSA Championship in both 1991 and 1992. Now, after 23 total years at SP, Brocato has guided the Crusaders to an overall record of 171 wins and 84 losses to date. His teams’ accomplishments including five final 4 appearances, four division titles, reaching the MIAA finals in 1996 and 1998, and winning an MIAA Championship in 2010. Brocato was recognized as All-Metro Coach-of-the-Year in 1996, 1998, and 2010, and was named US Lacrosse Baltimore Chapter Coach-of-the-Year in 2010.

In addition to his years coaching at SP, Brocato was the head coach of the South team in what was then the annual USILA High School North-South Senior Game in 1996. He was also an assistant coach at Kent Denver School in Colorado when they won the State Championship in 2001, an assistant coach at Boys’ Latin School in 2002 when the Lakers won the MIAA Championship, and he was the head coach of the South Team that won the Under Armour Senior All-America tournament in 2011.


Jeff Bryan

Jeff grew up in Niskayuna, New York and graduated from Niskayuna High School in 2000, where he was a team captain and all-American. After Niskayuna, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he helped his team to two NCAA tournament appearances. At West Point, Jeff was a four-year letterman, two-time all-American, and served as the 2004 team co-captain. He holds Army’s single season assist record (45) and ranks third at Army in career assists (114). Upon graduation, the Boston Cannons selected Jeff as the 15th overall pick in the 2004 MLL draft.

Following West Point, Jeff served as an officer in the U.S. Army for five years, to include two 12-month deployments to Iraq. During his first tour, in 2006, Jeff led his platoon on daily patrols northwest of Baghdad to protect the Iraqi populace. During his second tour, in 2008, Jeff served in southern Baghdad and was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key leaders to advance reconciliation and reconstruction initiatives. After his military service, Jeff earned a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and subsequently served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.

Jeff is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the Quiet Leadership Institute (QLI), an organization co-founded by Susan Cain, the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet. The mission of the QLI is to enhance organizational performance through the understanding and empowerment of introverts. In addition to his duties with the QLI, Jeff also serves as the Westfield High School (VA) offensive assistant lacrosse coach.


Ned Crotty

Ned grew up in New Vernon, NJ and graduated from Delbarton in 2005. While at Delbarton, Ned played four years of varsity hockey, winning the State Championship in 2002, and played three years of varsity lacrosse, winning State Championships in ’03, ’04 and ’05. Following Delbarton he went on to play lacrosse at Duke University where he was a 3x All-American, once at Midfield and twice at Attack. Ned was a 2x Captain, 3x All-ACC, 2009 ACC player of the year and 2009 USILA’s Lt. Col. J.I. Award for national attackman of the year.  He played in 4 Final Fours, 2 National Championships and was on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team, the first ever for Duke Lacrosse. He was a 2x-Tewaaraton Finalist and won the Tewaaraton Trophy as the national player of the year in 2010. Ned set the single season assist record at Duke in 2010 with 63 and is second all time in assists at Duke with 147.

Following Duke, Ned was picked first overall in the MLL draft by the Chicago Machine and was the only collegiate player to play with Team USA in the 2010 World Games when they won the Gold Medal in Manchester, England. He has twice been named to the All-MLL Team and was a co-winner of the MLL scoring title in 2011 with Paul Rabil. Ned played 3 seasons in the NLL and is in his 5th MLL season, playing his first season with the New York Lizards after spending the previous 3 season with the Rochester Rattlers.

Ned recently competed for Team USA in the 2014 World Games, held in Denver, CO.


Allison D’Anjou

A Baltimore native, Allison D’Anjou graduated from St. Paul’s School for Girls (SPSG) in 2002 as a three-sport letter winner in field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. In lacrosse she was named a Towson Times Honorable Mention All-Star her senior year, and played for four years with the Baltimore All-Star club team.

D’Anjou continued her lacrosse career at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she earned four varsity letters. As an attacker, D’Anjou was ranked as one of the nation’s top freshmen, posting a Cornell freshman record and seventh-place national ranking with 28 assists. As a sophomore she ranked among the nation’s leaders in assists for the second year in a row, and she ranked third in the Ivy League with a team high 20 assists. In addition to being a leading passer, D’Anjou was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week in 2004 after scoring game winning goals against Ohio State and University of Pennsylvania.

D’Anjou also held Cornell women’s lacrosse records for most assists in a game, most assists in a season, and most career assists.

As a senior she served as tri-captain, helping the Big Red go undefeated at home and win the Ivy League Title. A caption from her Cornell player bio reads, “Schindler is the complete package on offense and has become one of the nation’s top feeders from behind the cage. Deceptively strong and quick, she has the ability to generate and run the offense in the Big Red’s schemes.”

D’Anjou currently lives in Manhattan and is a former member of the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) women’s lacrosse team.


Jena Fritts

Jena Fritts is a Darien, Connecticut native. She attended Greenwich Academy up until ninth grade in which she transferred to Darien High School where she continued to play lacrosse and squash. Jena attended and graduated from Darien High School in 2013. While being the captain of the lacrosse team, she was awarded State and League titles her senior year. She was named MVP of the FCIAC lacrosse championship game both her junior and senior years. She won honors ranging from state, league and All-American levels. Along with lacrosse she participated in the squash team at Darien High School. She was Captain of the squash team her junior and senior years of high school while also being named MVP of the team sophomore and junior years.

Jena is continuing her lacrosse career at the University of California at Berkeley. She just finished her freshman year there playing for their Division 1 program. She will spend most of her summer interning at Starr Companies in New York City, learning about the insurance business.


Matt Killian

Matt Killian grew up in Summit, NJ where he began playing lacrosse at the age of five. Throughout elementary school he played a number of sports including soccer, football, hockey and lacrosse. For middle school, he went to the Delbarton School, a place that truly fostered his love of lacrosse. Matt graduated from Delbarton in 2013 and was the captain of the 2013 lacrosse team. He helped the team reach the position of #1 HS team in the country for a few weeks according to InsideLacrosse.com. In total, Matt graduated with two county titles, two group state titles, and some personal accolades ranging from first team All-League to first team All-State over the course of his three years on the team.

Matt is continuing his lacrosse career at Amherst College, where he just finished his freshman year playing Division III lacrosse. Matt started all 20 games as a freshman and looks to lead the midfield in his sophomore year. On Nantucket, Matt also runs a valet parking service for private parties all over the island. Later in the summer he is headed to Ghana to support a charity that builds computer labs and libraries, and supplies books and computers to orphanages and schools around the country.


Quinn McKeown

Quinn Mckeown played lacrosse at Tabor Academy in MA and was a 3-year letterwinner. He earned Most Valuable Player honors in his senior year. Quinn currently plays for the Wittenberg University Tigers as an attackman. He also represents the island of Bermuda on their national lacrosse team, having competed in the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver.

 


Caroline Schlegel

Caroline Schlegel is a Colorado native. She graduated from Kent Denver School where she was a four-year varsity starter for her lacrosse team. She captained and was MVP her senior year for both lacrosse and field hockey, earning lacrosse honors at the league, state, and All American level. Her lacrosse team was a tournament semi-finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Caroline also played for the Team 180 club team where she won the Sandstorm Tournament in Palm Springs, CA for four consecutive years. She was a member of Team Colorado for the WDNT in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at Stony Brook, NY, winning the division in 2011.

Equally important to her playing career, Caroline donated over 500 hours in service: while in high school: working with Cuban and Haitian immigrants in Miami, rebuilding houses in New Orleans, volunteering for Los Amigos de Baja which helps build houses for low income families Mexico, working in an orphanage in Puebla, Mexico and leading for the Cairn Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Program for all four years of high school.

Currently, Caroline is enrolled and recently completed her first year at UC Berkeley. She is a member of their D1 lacrosse team and played in all 16 games of her freshman year. She will spend the first half of the summer working for a non-profit in Los Angeles helping low income families with healthy eating and then head to Montana for fly fishing guide school.

 


 

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