2020 PLAYer Clinics: OHIO

Education & Exposure
Jun 5, 2020
Jumpstart your OHIO Lacrosse Festival weekend with the must-attend PLAYer Clinic of the summer for boys and girls! Lacrosse America's Friday night PLAYer Clinics offer individual recruiting exposure for high school players and a top lacrosse educational experience for youth. THE ULTIMATE TRAINING EXPERIENCE - TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

2019 OHIO Player Clinics Coaches

Boys Youth Coaches

Casey Powell - Team usa    Image result for team usa lacrosse logo

Casey Powell is the former Captain of Team USA and has set the MLL All-Team scoring record (504 goals).  He's a 4 time NCAA All-American at Syracuse University where he won a national championship.  Casey Powell is the current Director of Player Development at Team ONE Lacrosse.

Other notable experience:

  • Lax Magazine All-Century Team
  • Jack Turnball Award - D1 Attackman of the Year
  • McGlaughlin Award - D1 Midfielder of the Year
  • 2 Time Lt. Raymond Enners Award - D1 Most Outstanding Player

 

 

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Brian Lalley - xcelerate   

Coach Brian Lalley is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten Selection from Ohio State University and former Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator at Canisius College. Lalley is currently the Director of Xcelerate and the Head Coach at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH.

Other notable experience:

  • 2012 MAAC Championship
  • Ohio State University - 2009 Community Service Award


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david Ames- blackjack Lacrosse (Columbus, OH)     

David Ames, Two-Time US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year - Ohio, is currently the Operations Director and Curriculum Coordinator for the BlackJack Elite Lacrosse Club.

Other notable experience:

  • 3X State Champion/4X Runner Up as Associate Head Coach of Dublin Jerome High School (Dublin, OH)
  • Founder and Coach of Hilliard Predators Lacrosse City Team (2018 undefeated season)
  • Defensive Coach, Under Armour Midwest Team 2010 - 2012
  • Titanium Lacrosse Director of Operations 2013 - 2015
  • Assistant Coach, Team Ohio Brine National Lacrosse Classic 2013 - 2017
  • Collegiate Experience: Bentley University (Boston, MA) and The University of Arizona


Learn more about Coach Ames

Boys High School Coaches

Casey Powell - Team usa    Image result for team usa lacrosse logo

Casey Powell is the former Captain of Team USA and has set the MLL All-Team scoring record (504 goals).   He's a 4 time NCAA All-American at Syracuse University where he won a national championship.  Casey Powell is the current Director of Player Development at Team ONE Lacrosse.

Other notable experience:

  • Lax Magazine All-Century Team
  • Jack Turnball Award - D1 Attackman of the Year
  • McGlaughlin Award - D1 Midfielder of the Year
  • 2 Time Lt. Raymond Enners Award - D1 Most Outstanding Player

 

 

Learn more about Coach Powell

Adam Hardy - Hobart & William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)     

Adam Hardy is currently an assistant coach for Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, NY where he was an attackman for the Statesmen (class of 2016).

Other notable experience:

  • 2016 Joe Abraham Prize - outstanding service to Hobart Athletics.
  • Former University of Tampa Junior Varsity Head Coach
  • Sunshine State Conference Championship, Division II national semifinals.


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Shawn Ewert - Jacksonville university (Jacksonville, FL)     

Shawn Ewert is currently a Graduate Assistant with Jacksonville University where he completed his four year career with the Dolphins (2018).  Prior to his collegiate career, Ewert was a three-year starter at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, OH.

Other notable experience:

  • Broke Dublin-Jarome’s career in assists as a senior
  • Three-time State Runner-Up
  • Offensive MVP in the state championship title games his junior season
  • Two-time All-Midwest and All-Ohio selection
  • MSCLA All-American
  • Represented Midwest Team at Under Armor All-American Tournament


Learn more about Coach Ewert

Evan Merrill - Davis & Elkins College (Elkins, WV)     

Evan Merrill is in his first season as Head Coach of the Davis & Elkins College Men’s Lacrosse Program, he perviously served as the assistant coach for the Senators..  Merrill was a four year starter at Virginia Wesleyan University and was given captain honors in the 2016-2017 season.

Other notable experience:

  • ODAC Conference All-Academic Team
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Coached Marlin Lacrosse in Virginia Beach, VA


Learn more about Coach Merrill

Karl Zimmerman - TRine university (Angola, IN)     

Coach Karl Zimmerman has been at the head of the Trine Men’s Lacrosse program since 2014.  Zimmerman’s teams have led the MIAA is scoring and defense, set a new program-best record with 5 MIAA wins during the 2016 season and ranked as one of the best defensive units in the nation (9th in the country in goals-against averaged).  The Thunder have also produced a program-best six All-MIAA performers.

Other notable experience:

  • First-Team All North Coach Athletic Conference at Ohio Wesleyan - 2006
  • Honorable mention All-Conference - 2009
  • 3-time state champion at Birmingham Brother Rice High School (MI)
  • All-American, All-Midwest, All-State - Birmingham Brother Rice -2005
  • Served at the University of Detroit’s offensive coordinator.

 


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Bryan Habick - the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)     Image result for college of wooster

Bryan Habick

Coach Bryan Habick has four years of collegiate coaching experience, including a season as a head coach, enters his first season at the College of Wooster.  He will oversee the team's defense and assist with the program's recruiting and social media efforts.

Other notable experience:

  • 2017 Head coach at Wilmington College
  • Four- year member of Utica College men's team

 


Learn more about Coach Habick

Girls High School Coaches

Katrina Reeves - Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI)   

Coach Reeves, a California native and San Diego State University alum, is currently the Assistant Coach for the Central Michigan University Chippewas.  While at SDSU, the goalkeeper helped lead the Aztecs to the MPST Tournament semifinals in 2017 and finished her career as SDSU’s leader in career saves and ground balls and set a program record with a .433 save percentage.

Other notable experience:

  • All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Goalkeeper - San Diego State
  • MPST All Tournament Team
  • 4 Time Scholar-Athlete Award at San Diego State
  • All-Europen Team - 2015
  • U.S. Lacrosse HIgh School All-American
  • Two Time U.S. Lacrosse High School Academic All-America

 

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Megan Callahan - University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)   

Coach Callahan, a Detroit Mercy alum,  took over Head Coaching Duties in 2018 after spending two years as the Titans Assistant Coach. As the assistant coach, Callahan helped lead Detroit Mercy to a share of it’s first-ever regular season championship.  As a student-athlete, Callahan, a midfielder, helped lead her team to the conference tournament all four years of her career and was named Captain her senior season.

Other notable experience:

  • Member of All-American Lacrosse since 2013
  • Second all-time in starts at Detroit Mercy (73)
  • President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council
  • Student-Athlete Welfare Assistant

 

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Dani Engelbreit - illinois wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL)   

Coach Engelbreit will become the Graduate Assistant of Illinois Wesleyan University Titans upon completion of her Bachelor’s Degree from IWU in May 2019.

Other notable experience:

  • First Team All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (2018)
  • Second Team All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (2017 & 2016)
  • CCIW - Offensive Player of the Year (2018)
  • Illinois Wesleyan Offensive MVP (2018)
  • Illinois Wesleyan Defensive MVP (2017)

 

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Liz Ford - The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)   

Coach Liz Ford has been heading up the Fighting Scots Women’s Lacrosse Program since 2005.  In her time at the College, Ford had won about 70% of her total games including three North Coach Athletic Conference Champshionships and 12 NCAC Tournament appearances. Her collegiate athletic experience includes both field hockey and lacrosse at perennial national power Rowan University where she helped lead both programs to two NCAA Tournament appearances.

Other notable experience:

  • NCAC titles: 2007, 2009, 2010
  • 2009 IWLCA West Region Coach of the Year
  • 2007 NCAC co-Coach of the Year
  • 2018 NCAC Coach of the Year
  • Coaches the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) under-19 team at the Women’s Lacrosse World Championship in Hannover, Germany

 

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Lisa Barnard - Ohio Northern University (ada, OH)   

Lisa Barnard is in her third season as an assistant coach for the Ohio Northern women's lacrosse team. During the 2018-19 school year, she will also serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the men's soccer program.  Barnard was a four year letter winner on the women's lacrosse team at the University of New Haven.

Other notable experience:

  • 2011-2012 Women's Lacrosse Coach at Wittenberg University
  • Certified in USA Weightlifting and CPR/AED
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 

Learn more about Coach Barnard

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