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Tom Harris
Tom is a New Canaan CT Native. He graduated from New Canaan High School in 2003 as an All County and All State selection and was an All Star for the CT North vs South Game. He went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at the University of Hartford. He was a 2008 graduate at Hartford and a two-time captain. He is currently playing professionally for the Charlotte Hounds. Tom has been coaching for 14 years and has been the Loggerhead Director for 6 years.
Jeff Mayer
Jeff is a Sykesville, MD Native. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1986 being a top scorer for his high school team. He went on to play Division III for Wittenburg College. At Wittenburg Jeff was a 4 year starter. He left there with awards of most points in a game, most points in a season, most points in a career and he is the programs all-time leader in points. Jeff has been coaching for 12 years and has been the Loggerhead Director for 6 years.
 
Garett Rosecrans
Former MLL player and Syracuse native Garett Rosecrans will Co-Direct this summer. Growing up with a stick in his hand, Garett was a top high school player before moving on to play Division I lacrosse at Butler University . After graduation, he remained there as an Assistant Coach. Later he was the #9 pick in the MLL Supplemental Draft by the Los Angeles Riptide. A veteran camp clinician, he has coached at the youth, HS, and college level, giving him a comprehensive background in coaching philosophies.  Garett has a degree in Physical Education and Health, and looks forward to coaching the next generation of lacrosse players.
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Matt is a Chapel Hill, NC Native. He played his high school ball at the Episcopal School in Lynchburg VA where he was a three year starter. He was also the MVP of the All State game in VA. He went on to play Division III lacrosse at Randolph Macon College. Matt has been coaching for the Loggerheads for 5 years now.
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Matt is a Baltimore, MD native. He graduated from Glenelg High School in 2004 as a 1st-Team All Baltimore/Washington Metro selection, 3X All-County, 2004 Player of the Year and nominee for the C. Markland Kelly Award. Matt went on to play for Division III Roanoke College appearing in 2 NCAA Final Fours. 
Screen-Shot-2014-10-07-at-10-50-57-AM.png Kyle O'Keefe
Kyle is a Madison, NJ native. He graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut in 2009 and was All Founders League and captain of his team. He went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Bucknell University and Graduated in 2013. He has been coaching for the Loggerheads for 3 years.
Chris Williams
Chris is a South Carolina Native. Chris got recruited to play NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse at Presbyterian College. After graduation, Chris moved to England to play and coach lacrosse at the University of Durham.  Chris coached the his team to a championship of their own.  Chris had the opportunity play Team Germany, Netherlands and Team England in international tournaments.  After returning from England, Chris moved to Southern Maryland (DC Metro Area) to assistant coach for St. Mary's Ryken for 2 years.  Chris moved back to South Carolina (Charleston) in October, 2014 and has since been helping coach a Mount Pleasant a U13 Rec team and Loggerheads.
Screen-Shot-2014-08-14-at-7-18-59-PM.png Chris Buechele
Chris is an Annapolis MD Native. He moved to the Charleston area in High School and attended Wando High School and helped form the Wando High School Lacrosse Team. He went on to play MCLA at Clemson University where he was an All American.
Palmer Simpson
Palmer is from Louisville, KY . He graduated from Trinity High School in 2009 after being a two time 1st Team All State selection and team captain. He went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Jacksonville University in Florida. Following the completion of his freshman season, he transferred to Sewanee: The University of the South. He led Sewanee to its first ever NCAA playoff birth and 14-4 record during his senior season in 2013. Palmer will be assistant coach at Porter-Gaud in the Spring of 2014.
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Mike Del Bianco is Westchester, NY native. Mike played his high school lacrosse at Mahopac High School where he was a two time Captain. Mike went on to play in the MCLA at The University of South Carolina where he was a 4 year starter. He went on to be the Defensive Coordinator of the 2013 SCISA State Champion Healthwood Hall Highlanders before moving to Charleston in the Summer of 2013
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Tyler is a native of Baltimore, MD, where he attended St. Paul's high school. He was a high school all American as a goalie, but when he got to Towson University he started all 4 years as a midfielder. At Towson he helped the tigers reach the NCAA tournament all 4 years. Three out of the four years they made it to the quarterfinals. He has coached all levels and skills in lacrosse and is currently the head lacrosse coach for the men's club team at College of Charleston. 
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Alex is a Dowington, PA native. He played his high school lacrosse at Downington West High School. He was a team captain his senior year and was also a second-team all-league selection as a long-stick midfielder. Alex played Division III college lacrosse at Nazarath College. At Nazarath, Alex and his team went to the NCAA tournament twice. The also won the league championship twice. After college Alex played one year in the MLL with the Rochester Rattlers. This will be Alex's first season with Top Left.
  Hartland Jones
Pat is a native of Manhasset, NY where he played high school lacrosse for all 4 years.  He was recruited to play at Division 3 Scranton, becoming a part of their first ever recruiting class.  After transferring out, he helped set up a lacrosse program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.  Currently he play's with the world renowned Salt Shakerz Lacrosse Team who's main goal is to battle breast cancer.  He is also a member of the Charleston Hurricanes Men's team.  He is currently in the fire academy on my way to becoming a full time firefighter
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Ryan is a Rocky Point, NY native. Ryan played three sports at Rocky Point, Lacrosse, Football and track. In 2008 his lacrosse team won the New York State Class B Championship. Ryan was recruitied to play Divsion III lacrosse at Endicott College. He decided to transfer and play at the Division II powerhouse, Limestone College. At Limestone, Ryan and his team won two National Championships. This will be Ryan's first season with Top Left.
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CJ is a native of Baltimore, MD, where he graduated from McDonogh School in 2006.  In 2005, his lacrosse team won the state championship and was recognized by LaxPower as the nations top team.  After high school, CJ went on to the College of Charleston where he founded the club lacrosse team his freshman year.  CJ played and coached the club team for 4 years until he graduated.  CJ also helps coach for the Mt. Pleasant Rec Department.  This is CJ's first year with the Top Left Chargers.
 
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Kegan is a Syracuse NY native. Graduated from Wando High School after appearing in two championship weekends. After graduation Kegan attended SUNY Potsdam in the North Country of New York State in 2011. After playing one season Kegan transferred back home to continue his studies at College of Charleston. Kegan is a huge lacrosse fan and just finished his first year coaching for Top Left. 
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Bay is a Leonardtown MD Native. He graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School. He lead his team to an Undefeated season his senior year. He was recruited and a scholarship player for Division 1 Radford University. After Graduation he started coaching for his Alumni Mater St. Mary’s Ryken and has coached many players that went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse. Bay has been coaching for 14 years and has been on the Loggerhead staff for 4 years.
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Sean grew up in Allentown, PA where he attended Parkland High School. In 2013 he graduated from Messiah College where he was named as a Second-Team All-Conference selection.  He also earned Conference Player of the Week Honors in 2011. Sean was a four time All-Conference Academic team selection while playing at Messiah College.  Previously, he has coached with FCA Lacrosse out of Baltimore, MD and is currently the Bishop England Head JV Coach.
 
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Lance Renes is a native of Denver, Colorado.  He graduated from Smoky Hill High School in 2004 and was a two time All-Conference selection for football and All-City for lacrosse.  He went on to play Division II lacrosse for Mars Hill University in North Carolina were he was an All-Conference selection and a three-year captain. Renes graduated in 2009 and now teaches AP Psychology and he is the head lacrosse coach for Wando High School. He started coaching for Wando in the spring of 2011 and has won two state titles in 2012 and 2013.  Renes has been named the Low Country Coach of the Year for 2011,12,13, & 14.  In 2012 he was named the South Carolina Lacrosse Coach of the Year. 
  Capture.PNG Ryan Vanderford
Ryan is a Montclair, NJ native. He graduated from Montclair High School in 2014. Ryan finished his High School career as the team MVP while also earning first team All State All County and All Conference honors as a Goalie. He went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at the University of Hartford under coach Peter Lawrence. Last year as a Freshmen Ryan started in all 15 games posting a save percentage of 56%. In addition Ryan was named to the American East All Rookie Team and All Tournament Team for his performance in the American East Playoffs against The Albany Great Danes where he registered a career high and playoff high 17 saves. Ryan also received the Rookie of the year award for his team along with a preseason vote for the All New England Team. Ryan is returning to Hartford for his Sophomore year. He moved to Summerville a year ago and has joined the Loggerhead Program. 
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Director

 Meg is a Newtown Square, PA native. Meg grew up playing lacrosse and became an All American in High School. She was recruited to play Division 1 Lacrosse at the University of Delaware where she again became an All American. Meg moved to Atlanta in 2005 and started the Dixie Chix girls' lacrosse program. When she moved to Charleston she moved the program with her and has been running the premier girls' travel program in SC for 5 years.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins High School Coach
Anni is a native of Fairfax, Virginia. She played field hockey and lacrosse at Robinson High School, where her lacrosse team competed for the state title her Junior and Senior year. She chose to go to warmer weather and play club lacrosse at the University of South Carolina as part of the D1 Southeastern Women’s Lacrosse League. She played four years as a defender. She moved to Charleston after finishing graduate school at USC and currently teaches special education at Stratford High School.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School Yellow Coach
Wysong grew up in Boyertown, PA and started playing lacrosse at 13 years old. She attended and played lacrosse at James Madison University. Carolyn was a four year starter and D1 First Team All American her senior year. She was a member of the US Women's lacrosse team '94 and '95. She and her husband moved to Charleston in 1997 and have been here ever since. She was out of the lacrosse scene for about 10 years until coaching the first HS girls lacrosse team in Mt Pleasant in 2007. Since then, she has been coaching youth and middle school age girls with both the Mt Pleasant Recreation Department and the Fins. She has 4 kids, a boy and 3 girls. She love coaching the girls, watching the "light bulbs" go on, and hope to instill confidence, teamwork and leadership skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School Yellow Coach

Hillary is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but graduated from Ridgeview High school in Columbia, South Carolina in 2009. Her parents live in Charlotte, North Carolina where she worked as a camp counselor during her summers as a college student. In high school she served as a three-year captain on her Varsity lacrosse team. In her senior year Hillary competed in the North-South All Star game and was offered a scholarship to play lacrosse at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. In her college lacrosse career she played mostly attack, but was utilized in the mid-field when needed. She was added to the IWLCA Honor Roll in 2012, was twice awarded with NCAA Academic All Conference, and was listed on the NCAA Presidential Honor Roll five times. Hillary is currently living near Charleston, South Carolina where she is working her first year as a fifth grade math, science, and Social Studies teacher
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School Floater Coach
Jack is from Billerica MA and started coaching lacrosse late in life when his stepdaughter started playing in 7th grade. He learned quickly, and ended up coaching for 4 years for the Billerica Lacrosse program. During this time, he became a level 1 and 2 certified coach by US Lacrosse and worked with the high school girls during the winter months.
Jack retired to Mt Pleasant in 2013 and started volunteering at the Mt Pleasant Recreation lacrosse program. Wanting to do more, he started working with the Top Left Finns Middle School girls’ teams. During this time, he also became a level 3 certified coach from US Lacrosse (1 of only 2 in SC).  In 2016, Jack started coaching with the College of Charleston Women’s Lacrosse Club.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Youth Red Coach
Cleaver is a Philadelphia, PA native. Kate played at Methacton High School before her collegiate play at Kutztown University. Kate moved to Charleston in 2014 where she teaches elementary school art. She’s coached and refereed youth lacrosse since high school in addition to assistant coaching at Hanahan high school and working with Fins.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School Blue Coach
Bri is a Baltimore, MD native who grew up playing every sport that would fit into her schedule. She began playing lacrosse for Garrison Forest School in Middle School and continued through her Senior Year. She then attended and played for High Point University. Upon graduating in 2012, she moved to Charleston and got involved with Mt. Pleasant Rec. Department’s lacrosse program, coaching her younger sister’s team. Now the Upper Elementary Teacher and Athletic Director for Crown Leadership Academy, Bri is incredibly excited to have joined the Fins community in 2016.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School Blue Coach
Lauren is from Columbia NJ.  She played soccer, basketball and lacrosse at North Warren Regional HS lettering in all 3 sports all 4 years.  She was recruited to play collegiate soccer at Division 1 Campbell University and later switched to lacrosse at the end of her sophomore year. Competing in the Big South Conference, she was a member of the inaugural team, starting all 13 games as an attacker and scored the first goal in program history.  She was placed on the Big South All Academic Team both Junior and Senior years. Lauren currently lives on James Island and works as a Athletic Trainer and Orthopedic Technologist for Roper Saint Francis Hospital. 
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School White Coach
Alyssa is from Fenwick Island, DE. She was a competitive cheerleader and played lacrosse at Seton Keough HS in Baltimore, MD. She continued her career as a goalie for Salisbury University. During her career, she won 4 Capital Athletic Conference championships, made 4 NCAA tournament appearances, was a NCAA national finalist in 2012, and won the DIII NCAA National Championship in 2013 and 2014. Alyssa currently lives on James Island and is pursuing her law degree at the Charleston School of Law. 
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Middle School White Coach
Division I Notre Dame Womens Lacrosse
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Youth Black Coach

Meggie grew up playing lacrosse on Long Island where her high school team won two New York State Championships. Rodenberg is a 2004 Boston College Graduate where she holds 2 Division I Letters in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was a co-captain of the BC Eagles Women's Lacrosse Program both her junior and senior year seasons.
Kellie Brabham Fins Coach Kellie Brabham
Charleston, SC Top Left Fins Floater Coach

Kellie is from Greer, South Carolina where she graduated from Riverside High School in 2009 as a cheerleader and captain of the lacrosse team. The team won the 2008 SC State Championship, and she also competed in the North-South game before moving on to college. She went on to play Division 2 lacrosse at Erskine College. She was a 2013 graduate at Erskine and captain for one year. She was also Academic All Conference and Second Team All Conference. She is currently at The Citadel's Graduate College obtaining a masters degree in Clinical Counseling and working as a graduate assistant for the Psychology Department.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins High School Coach

Kat Francis is a Tewksbury Township, NJ native where she played 4 years of Varsity lacrosse at Voorhees High School.  She graduated in 2012 and continued to play lacrosse at Lynchburg College.  Kat started every game in her career at Lynchburg and was able to lead the team as captain her senior year.  Some awards Kat accumulated over her 4 years at LC include 2013 All-State and ODAC Rookie of the Year, 2014 Second-Team All-ODAC, 2015 ODAC All-Tournament Team, and 2016 First-Team All-State.  Kat is currently in graduate school at The Citadel and coaches The James Island Women's Lacrosse Team.
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Charleston, SC Top Left Fins High School Coach

Samantha Bos is a Richmond, Virginia native. Sam played lacrosse in high school for Collegiate where she was All Division. She was recruited to play Division 1 Lacrosse at The College of William and Mary where she graduated in 2012. Sam moved to Charleston for her job with BB&T in the Commercial Real estate division. She began coaching with the Mount Pleasant Rec. Department lacrosse program soon after her move, and has since assisted with the FINS program. 
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Top Left Fins Floater Coach
Kelsey Paulsen is a native of Long Island, New York where she grew up playing lacrosse. She lettered four years and graduated from West Islip High School, where her team was ranked 27th in the country. Kelsey traveled and played club lacrosse with Long Island Yellow Jackets, Long Island Black Magic and Long Island Express as a low attacker. She was offered a scholarship her senior year and she continued to play at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a Division II school. Throughout college, Kelsey traveled home to Long Island to coach various summer camps and clinics. After graduating, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina where she works as an Underwriter for an Insurance Brokerage Firm and is also an Assistant Coach to the JV Women’s Lacrosse Team at Wando High School.