Leadership Team


Grant Catalino

Grant Catalino

Grant Catalino

  • University of Maryland
  • Years of experience in the MLL
  • 3x United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American
  • 2x Academic All-American
  • 2011 ACC Champion and tournament MVP
  • Led the Terps to three straight NCAA quarterfinals and their first NCAA title game since 1998
  • 7th All-time in Maryland school history with 119 goals
  • 10th All-time is Maryland school history with 187 points

Grant, a 4-year starter on attack while attending the University of Maryland, has embraced his role not only as an All-American, but as a role model for all players. A 2011 team captain, Catalino proved to be an outstanding leader for Maryland.

Coach Dave Cottle, former Maryland head coach and current Chesapeake Bayhawks head coach, describes Grant as a players who “carried himself with class and always was an outstanding student and teammate…[He] worked extremely hard in the weight room and constantly worked on his skill development to become an All-American player. [Also], he became one of the best extra man players I have ever coached and became a “great student of the game”…. He was a leader who always wanted to know why we did things so that he could understand them in order to help other players understand..It wouldn’t surprise me if [he] became an outstanding coach someday, because he was so analytical as a player.”

He maintained a 3.44/4.00 GPA in Finance in the Robert E. Smith School of Business, which was ranked No. 9 among all public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Other academic accomplishments include; 2x Academic All-American; Dean’s list: 2008-2011; ACC Academic Honor Roll: 2007-2011; Athletic Directors Honor Roll: 2008, 2009, 2011; and a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Grant continued his lacrosse career in the MLL. In his first MLL season, Grant tied the single game scoring MLL record with 9 goals and set rookie 2 point scoring record in the MLL.

Mike Catalino

Mike Catalino

Mike Catalino

  • Duke University
  • 2010 National Champion
  • 4 Final Fours
  • 4x Dean’s List member
  • 3 ACC Championships
  • 2009 ACC All-Tournament Team
  • 4x ACC Academic Honor Roll member (first ever four-time Academic All-ACC honoree)
  • Doctorate of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Resident, University of North Carolina Department of Neurosurgery

Michael played five years at Duke University (2005-2010), and was consistently one of the top-six Midfielders. He also took face-offs, played extra-man, was a potent inside shooter, and was the first ever 4-time Academic All-ACC award winner, which takes into account both academic and athletic performance. But his efforts didn’t end there. Michael not only was an asset both on and off the field, consistently putting in extra time in the weight room, shooting, working on stick skills, and being a mentor for underclassmen. His team contributions were emphasized though leadership, courage, integrity, and character. Michael worked tirelessly and selflessly to understand the dynamics of his team, in the end, to also understand how he and his teammates could overcome multiple failed attempts at the National Championship. Duke was a good team, but Michael knew they could be great.

As his coach would later say, “Michael’s “clear and clean” philosophy for interacting with teammates allowed him to will others in a moral ethical direction… [He] understands how precious time is as well as how easily time can be lost. Michael was always the first out to practice and the last to leave…[Also] he is not afraid to push against the tide a bit and speak up for [his teammates]. It is this caring nature, along with his “clear and clean” honesty, that allowed him to become the ultimate team player.”

Michael graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, with a 3.66/4.00 GPA, and a Master of Science in Global Health, with a 3.68 GPA. Michael will continue his studies at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Catalino has volunteered in a hospital in South Africa, taught at an elementary school in rural Vietnam, and spent time in Honduras doing public health research and volunteering.

Wanda Catalino

Director of Operations

Wanda Catalino

  •  SUNY Fredonia
  •  Bachelor’s in Business Administration / Marketing

Wanda is currently the Director of Operations for Harvest Lacrosse. Before working for Harvest full time, Wanda worked for Wegmans for nine years, four of which during college where she held the Wegmans scholarship. She continued working for Wegmans, full time, after college where she became part of store management teams. Through her experience at Wegmans, she has developed leadership and management skills, which allowed her to create positive results in sales and team development.

Her passion for helping others allowed her to grow in a store training position where she facilitated training classes for all employees. Wanda also received the Dale Carnegie Leadership certification for completing a 13-week leadership course in 2014. Wanda has taken this opportunity to apply her years of experience to her current role with Harvest. She is extremely passionate about the values and purpose of Harvest, and is dedicated to making a difference through the growth and opportunities of our organization.

Tyler Russell

Tyler Russell

Tyler Russell

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2x United States Interscholastic Lacrosse Association All-American
  • 2012 Academic All-American
  • 2010 Empire 8 Champion
  • 2011 and 2012 Liberty League Champion
  • 2012 Liberty League Men’s Player of the Year
  • Most goals in a season at RIT (69)

After graduating from Livonia High School, Tyler continued his education and lacrosse career at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Coach Jake Coon reflects on Tyler’s distinguished years at RIT and says, “scoring 122 goals in only 2 seasons makes Tyler one of the best pure finishers RIT has ever had. His 69 goals in a season still stands as the most in a single season in RIT history.” Coach Coon adds, “Tyler also had grown into a great coach and mentor in the club and college community. It is great to see a local player excel like he has."

After graduating from the Saunders School of Business at RIT with a 3.26 GPA, Tyler went on to work in the finance industry from 2012-2014. Throughout that time, he was still heavily involved with lacrosse, helping out at his alma mater (Livonia) and volunteering with ROC E6’s inner-city lacrosse program. He also spent the 2016-2017 season as a Volunteer Assistant coach at Division 1, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), primarily working with the goalies and offense.

In the fall of 2014, Tyler decided he wanted to invest more of his time into the sport, so he began working with Building Blocks Lacrosse (BBL), located in central New Jersey. From 2014-2017 Tyler learned the ins and outs of the lacrosse industry, ultimately leading to his role as the Director of their Youth Program. During his time at BBL, he saw the program reach new heights, winning multiple tournaments at the youth level and also sending a team to Denver for the World Series of Youth Lacrosse. In addition to running the youth program, he also founded BBL’s Box Lacrosse program, which was one of the first authentic box experiences for players in the area.