The Lacrosse Master's annual Salisbury, CT Fall Prospect Camp is unlike any camp in the country. Eight coaches from some of the world's finest academic institutions will be on staff for the duration of the camp. The make-up of our World-Class staff and the institutions they represent is unprecedented. All Lacrosse Masters camps are headlined by coaches from both top lacrosse programs and the best academic institutions in the world. Our camp is designed to provide every participant with the best instruction and Guaranteed Exposure to many of the nation's most well respected NCAA Division I, II & III lacrosse coaches from the world's best academic institutions.
This is a MUST ATTEND camp for any player interested in playing at any of these schools. Each participate will be coached and seen by every coach on staff - GUARANTEED. You will not find this level of exposure and instruction at any camp or tournament.
This Prospect Camp is open to ANY and ALL players in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 graduation years.
Taylor Mendoza joined the Amherst College men's lacrosse coaching staff in September of 2015 and begins his first year as the team's recruiting coordinator in 2016-17.
Mendoza joins the Amherst lacrosse program after previously serving as an assistant coach at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. under the direction of head coach Patrick Hart (a former assistant at Amherst) since 2013. While at Skidmore, Mendoza served as the lone full time assistant coach and was in charge of instructing the offensive, faceoff, extra-man, and midfield units. He also oversaw film breakdown, scouting reports, player development, travel logistics, and organizing of prospect events.
“We're all thrilled with the addition of Taylor to the Amherst Lacrosse Family,” said Amherst head coach Jon Thompson. “He is a relentless recruiter, a fantastic evaluator, and a really innovative lacrosse mind. More importantly, he represents perfectly some of our most foundational character traits here at Amherst – humility, modesty, and he has a tireless work ethic. He is a valuable addition to our program, and we couldn't be more thrilled.”
Mendoza is a 2013 graduate of SUNY Cortland where he was a three-year member of the Red Dragons lacrosse program as a midfielder playing for head coach Steve Beville. During his career at Cortland, the Red Dragons amassed a 56-5 overall record, reaching the NCAA quarterfinals in 2011, the NCAA championship game in 2012, and the NCAA semifinals in 2013. Mendoza appeared in 54 games at Cortland, collecting 16 Goals, and 5 assists in his career. He graduated with a degree in Business and Economics.
Mike Silipo was named an assistant coach of the men's lacrosse program on Sept. 1, 2016.
Silipo joined the Terriers after spending the last three seasons as an assistant at Ithaca College, his alma mater. There, he served as defensive coordinator and helped guide the Bombers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the quarterfinals last year.
Prior to his stint at Ithaca, Silipo coached for two seasons at Williams College. He spent the first of his two campaigns at Williams as the defensive coordinator before shifting roles and leading the offense the following year. In 2013, he also took over duties as the program’s recruiting coordinator, film coordinator and faceoff coach. Silipo was also the football team’s running backs coach during his tenure at Williams.
In June of 2012, Jason Archbell was named head coach of the Bowdoin men's lacrosse program. In 2016, Archbell led the Polar Bears to a 12-5 record and third overall seed in the NESCAC tournament. Archbell's squad had five players recognized as All-NESCAC selections, including Rookie of the Year, while being named Coach of the Year for the 2016 season.
Archbell spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Penn, where he served as a defensive assistant and recruiting coordinator. The Quakers enjoyed one of their finest seasons in 2011, posting an 8-7 mark and reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. In 2012 Penn played one of the most difficult schedules in Division I and, despite a losing record, earned wins versus ranked North Carolina and Harvard.
He comes to Bowdoin with extensive Division III experience. A 2002 graduate of Hampden-Sydney, his coaching resume includes stops at Washington & Lee, Denison, Kenyon and Virginia Wesleyan.
Archbell played his college lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney College, captaining the squad his senior year. The Tigers made three NCAA Championship appearances and won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) once during his career. Archbell was a two-time All-ODAC defenseman and earned honorable mention All-America as a senior.
Guy Van Arsdale, a veteran coach and former NCAA Player of the Year, has been named head coach of the Colby College men’s lacrosse program.
Most recently at Division 1 Jacksonville University, Van Arsdale has also been head coach at Colorado College and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) at the Division III level, and coached professionally with the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse.
A member of a storied lacrosse family, Guy’s father, William Van Arsdale, and his brother, Marc, also were inducted into the Hobart Athletics Hall of Fame. Hobart lacrosse has the Van Arsdale Award in honor of all three Van Arsdales for a lacrosse player whose scholarship, leadership, and determination have proved to be superior. Marc is a new assistant lacrosse coach and offensive coordinator at Loyola University Maryland after spending the past 15 years at University of Virginia.
Scott Barnard is in his 10th year as the head men's lacrosse coach at Hamilton College. Barnard has a 66-63 record at Hamilton and he has guided the Continentals to the postseason in three of the last four years.
Barnard has mentored a pair of All-Americans in his Hamilton coaching career, including a player that made the first team in 2012. His athletes have received 28 all-conference honors and a NESCAC Player of the Year award. Five of his players have participated in the North-South Senior All-Star Game and four have made the Scholar All-America Team.
Barnard was the head coach at Herkimer County Community College (HCCC) from 2004 to 2006. He won national championships as a head coach, assistant coach and player at the National Junior College Association of America Division III school located in nearby Herkimer.
Barnard guided HCCC to a national title in 2005 and the national championship game in 2004. His record was a sparkling 46-7 (.868 win pct.) as a head coach. He was an assistant at the school from 1996 to 2003 and helped HCCC win a Division III crown in 2003. Barnard coached at SUNY Cortland for two years prior to returning to Herkimer in August 1996.
Barnard has a bachelor's degree in physical education and he earned his master's in education from Cortland. He resides in Chittenango with his wife Courtney and their four children: Collin, Brooke, Caleb and Brendon.
Casey D'Annolfo, who revitalized the men's lacrosse program at the Taft School during nine seasons as head coach, has been named as the new leader of the Tufts University men's lacrosse program.
A 2006 Tufts graduate, D'Annolfo replaces Mike Daly as the Jumbos' head coach. Daly left to become the head coach at Division I Brown University in July.
D'Annolfo also established Taft as a nationally-ranked program. The Rhinos were #802 in the USA Today national high school poll for 2007, but by 2014 he had the team ranked in top 20. Taft was #18 in USA Today's rankings this past spring. The 2016 team broke the school record for goals in a season (287).
"I couldn't be more excited to return to Tufts University, my alma mater, in order to continue the great lacrosse tradition that has been established," D'Annolfo said. "The bar has been set very high by the alums, and I look forward to getting to work with this group of young men in order to create an equally impressive legacy. I am excited to re-immerse myself in the Tufts community that taught me so much and both reinvigorate relationships that I cherish to this day as well as make many new ones. I can't thank John Morris enough for giving me this opportunity."
At Tufts, D'Annolfo takes over a program that has won three NCAA Championships (2015, 2014, 2010), has played in the last three NCAA title games (2014-16), and has captured seven straight New England Small College Athletic Conference crowns (2010-16).
Gene McCabe is in his 10th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee, having posted a 103-57 (.644) overall record across his first nine seasons, including a 16-5 overall record in 2013 when he led the Generals to the ODAC Championship game and to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
McCabe graduated from Bates College in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in European history. At Bates, he lettered in both lacrosse and football. He and his wife Kristen have four daughters; Kaelan, Molly, Ava and Georgia.
John Raba enters his 21st season as head coach of men's lacrosse in 2017. Raba was named NESCAC and NEILA Division III Coach of the Year in 2006. He earned his fifth NEILA Coach of the Year award following a 15-4 season in 2009 as his Cardinals captured the NESCAC tournament title for the first time and qualified for the NCAAs for the fourth time in a five-year span. He was named Co-Coach of the Year by the NEILA in 2005 after his squad posted a 13-6 overall mark, reached the NESCAC finals and received its first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, making it to the quarterfinals. Both his 2000 and 2001 squads reached the ECAC New England Division III title game. After posting a 14-4 mark and reaching the NESCAC Championship game in 2004, he received NEILA Coach of the Year laurels as well.
His teams have won seven outright Little Three crowns, and shared five others over the last 15 years, all of them .500 or better seasons. Raba recently completed his third year of a three-year term on the USILA All-American Committee in 2012-13, after serving his first three-year term with the committee beginning in 2009. He also is a regional representative on the NCAA men's lacrosse advisory selection committee.
A 1993 graduate of the University of New Haven, Raba was an All-American lacrosse player for the Chargers as a grad student in 1994 after leading Division II in scoring as a senior in 1993. Also outstanding on the gridiron, Raba was a team captain, a two-time all-New England pick as a fullback and earned team MVP honors as well. He was honored by UNH as its male athlete of the year in both 1991-92 and 1992-93. He was inducted into the UNH Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
George McCormack was named head lacrosse coach of the Ephs in 2003. In the time since his appointment coach McCormack has achieved some great milestones for the program:
Prior to coming to Williams, McCormack coached at Union College, Norwich University, Boston College, Ithaca College and in N.S.W. Australia. While at Union, McCormack was named the 1999 Liberty League Lacrosse Coach of the Year.
McCormack received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College in 1987 and his Master of Education Degree from Boston University in 2007. While at Ithaca he played both lacrosse and football and in his senior year played for the football National Championship in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Coach McCormack and his wife Kristen live in Williamstown with their three sons Brett, Michael and Sean.