Branden Kessler - Rock 2023/24 ELITE Head Coach
Branden Kessler has been hired to Head Coach the Rock-PA 2023/24 ELITE team. Here is a little about Coach Kessler:
Red Lion High School
Coach Kessler brings significant enthusiasm and passion to coaching the game of the lacrosse. Hobart University one of the games most storied lacrosse institutions has produced many of the games top high school and college coaches. Coach Kessler is well connected with Hobart's tradition of producing great coaches and is interested in leveraging his experience there to begin a hopefully longstanding coaching tenure with Rock Lacrosse.
“Continuing to build our network of experienced coaches in the Central, PA region is extremely important to the continued development of our teams there and the achievement of our goals to build a national hotbed program in Central, PA…says Kevin Mayer Executive Director Rock Lacrosse….connecting with Coaches, and former NCAA players, who played youth and HS Lacrosse in region, like Coach Kessler, is extremely important to our efforts as other than the development aspects of the game, our goals are aligned with using lacrosse to open doors for student athletes that would not be available to them without the game. Branden brings a ton of enthusiasm and passion for coaching youth players, has direct experience in what the game can provide student athletes and hence we are extremely excited to have him on board !”
Rock Lacrosse joins the Baltimore Premier Indoor league and fields 1 of 4 USBOXLA certified high school teams. Play starts January 7 and runs thru February. Interested players can contact Rock for available evaluation dates and roster openings.
Big12 Lacrosse Events in partnership with Ml8 Events is proud to announce Future Starts Invitational a boutique summer recruiting event for 2021 & 2022 teams.
Future's is an invitational event, interested clubs should inquire at Future Starts website
Bitmore Lacrosse – Catonsville, MD, a Maryland region club lacrosse program since 2012 serving boys club lacrosse athletes Directed by Brendan Mundorf former UMBC 2x All American, 2X American East Player of the Year, 2X Team USA World Team, 1st round NLL pick for the Orlando Titans, 1st round MLL draft pick of the Denver Outlaws where over 7 seasons is the all time leader is Goals, Assists, and Points, Goals earning All MLL Team honors in 2009; currently attakman for the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Is merging with Rock Lacrosse-Brooklandville, MD.
In addition to Coach Mundorf’s accolades above, he has been recently selected as a US Lacrossse Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame inductee this January 2017.
Bitmore Boys Lacrosse program currently fields middle school teams, providing teams and skills training for 3rd thru 8th grade boys.
Bitmore and Rock Lacrosse programs have similar missions and mindsets, emphasizing individual player and team development, providing participants with a curriculum and experience that will not only set the table for success as student athletes but success in life.
The merger provides Bitmore staff opportunity to leverage Rock Lacrosse’ program infrastructure to better serve its membership while providing a platform to move Bitmore middle school players and teams into a High School program with a national reputation as one of the premier club lacrosse programs.
The Bitmore/Rock boy’s merger begins in earnest on or about November 15th, and moving into the spring and summer seasons Bitmore teams will be merged with Rock teams. In the short term this spring Bitmore/Rock teams will carry combined branding, although moving into the fall 2017 season Bitmore teams will become Rock Lacrosse teams.
Coach Mundorf will assume a directors position within the Rock program, and also serve on the Rock Board. Coach Mundorf will also continue to Head Coach and direct the 2021 age group and teams for Rock Lacrosse while also working as Senior Age Group Director and instructor for our 3rd – 6th grade skills development group and teams.
Rock Lacrosse National Team
National Team players were nominated by Rock team coaches, and then evluated by Rock Lacrosse National Team Selection Committee, which is comprised of NCAA Coaches, Instructors and Management teams. Players were selected based upon a combindation of skill, continued committment to improvement, work ethic, sportsmanship, team and representing themselves as well rounded student athletes that forecast as future NCAA players.
|Eithan Rosemeyer||Loyoal-Blakefield High School||Midfield|
|Gavin Jen||Queene Annes High School||Attack/Midfield|
|Jason Brunicke||Bel Air High School||Defense|
|Conor slein||St. Paul's School||Attack|
|Ian McNaughton||Central York High School||Defense|
|Billy Briegle||Penn Manor High School||Defense|
|Josh Heckman||Penn Manor High School||Midfield|
|Chase Buckwalter||Westminster High School||Midfield|
|Andrew Milani||St. Paul's School||Attack|
|Jonathan Spirapolis||Glenelg High School||Defense|
|Christian Etchison||McDonogh School||Attack|
|Tyler Reiff||Glenelg High School||Midfield|
|Brennan Traecy||St. Paul's School||Midfield|
|Josh Wiengrad||River Hill High School||Midfield|
|Collin Kelley||Marriotts Ridge High School||Goalie|
|Nick Pell||Mount St. Joseph High School||LSM|
|Max Stukenberg||St. Paul's School||Defense|
|Wesley Chairs||Mount St. Joseph High School||Defense|
|Noah Baugher||Westminster High School||Midfeild|
|Jalen Stanton||Century High School||Midfield|
|Eddie Pope||McDonogh School||FOGO|
|Ryan Leonard||Churchill High School||Attack|
|Cole Ament||St. Paul's High School||Attack/Midfied|
|Brett Rogers||Loundon County High School||Attack|
|Brady Altobello||Churchill High School||Midfield/Attack|
|Milo Moose||St. Paul's High School||Midfield|
|Andrew Taylor||Fallston High School||LPM|
|Andrew Florenza||Loyola-Blakefield High School||Defense|
|Sam Cosimano||Gilman School||Defense|
|Andrew Caples||St. Paul's High School||LPM/Defense|
|Kyle Botsford||Mount st. Joesph High School||Goalie|
|Collin Vaught||Central York High School||FOGO|
Rock Lacrosse-Baltimore is Co-Hosting a 3rd and 4th grade boys advanced lacrosse training program in conjunction with current and former Major League Lacrosse and National League Lacrosse players, the regions most experienced advanced youth skills instructors, and current and former NCAA players.
Training sessions will focus on important individual skills that form the building blocks for advanced development in the game of lacrosse.
Skills to Master at the Youth Level
Program includes 11 - 60 minute sessions held late fall, winter and early spring months.
Indoor Winter Session Dates Goals Baltimore
Goals Baltimore - 6159 Edmonson Ave Baltimore 21228
$23.00/session - 7 session mininum
3rd & 4th Grade Advanced Training Registration Link
Email 3rd & 4th grade training program if you have questions.
Rock Lacrosse Baltimore and Central Pennsylvania Tryouts have been completed.
Rock will be holding supplemental tryouts for specific age groups. If you are interested in being evaluated, but missed our scheduled fall tryouts, send us a short note (email@example.com) and our staff can confirm the opportunity and then schedule an evaluation.
In an effort to leverage our 10 years of operation in Baltimore, a significant infra-structure base and resources available to expand Rock Lacrosse's coverage within close proximity to our home-base in Baltimore, Rock entered the Central, Pennsylvania Region in the Fall 2015, establishing 3 teams, followed by a merger with Low and Away - Lancaster, PA which yielded 3 additional teams.
Rock mission with the Central PA initiatives are to organically develop the Centra PA region to the levels of play in traditional hotbeds. Rock's efforts are truly organic and as efforts are entrenched we hope to immediately scale the level of play in region, providing lacrosse athletes in middle school and high school an opportunity to develop lacrosse skills at an advanced level, participate in the nations top tournament and recruiting events, and be provided all of the opportunities club can provide - equivalent to the levels offered in traditional hotbed areas.
Rock Partners with Under Armour
Rock Lacrosse is proud to announce a new partnership designating Under Armour as the official outfitter for the Rock Lacrosse program. Under Armour will begin outfitting teams, coaching staffs, administrators and participant families heading into the Fall 2015/Summer 2016 season.
Rock Lacrosse is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational-Compete to Cure ALS for the nation’s top 2019, 2020 and 2021 teams. Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational proceeds will go to the Brigance Brigade Foundation http://www.brigancebrigade.org to support families with members suffering from ALS.
If you are interested in learning more about the event, contact Big12 Lacrosse via the tournament website.