Grant Catalino

Grant Catalino

Grant Catalino

  • University of Maryland
  • Years of experience in the MLL
  • 3x USILA 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.

Scott Tota

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Scott Tota

  • SUNY Cortland
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Coaching  
  • USILA All-American
  • SUNYAC Tournament MVP  
  • 2x Captain
  • SUNYAC First team Goalie

After graduating from Webster Schroeder High School, Scott continued his education and lacrosse career at SUNY Cortland.  At Cortland, Scott maintained his accademic status on the Deans list and finished with a 3.20 GPA. 

After graduating from Cortland, Scott became the head assistant coach at Monroe Community College as the defense and goalie coach. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sports Management and is the men's lacrosse assistant coach at SUNY Cortland. Scott is dedicated to pursuing a career in coaching and truly enjoys the sport of lacrosse and making a difference through building relationships with players at all levels of play.

Andrew Knoblauch

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Andrew Knoblauch

  • St. John Fisher College
  • Bachelor’s in Business Management/Marketing from St. John Fisher College
  • 2016 PR News Rising Stars 30 & Under

Andrew played three seasons of varsity lacrosse at Canandaigua, leading the team to a Section V title in 2008. Andrew was named Section V’s Sportsman of the Year, First Team All Finger Lakes, and an All Greater Rochester Honorable Mention. He also played two years of varsity football and basketball, leading the Braves to a football Section V title in 2007 and being named to the First Team Finger Lakes football team twice.

Andrew continued his post-high school lacrosse career at St. John Fisher College. The two-year captain holds the record for most games started in program history and most turnovers caused in a single game. During his freshman season, St. John Fisher College defeated its East Avenue rival Nazareth for the first time in program history. He graduated with a 3.6/4.0 GPA. He was accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a national honor society recognizing business excellence.

Andrew is a social and digital media supervisor at Dixon Schwabl, one America’s best companies to work for according to the Great Place to Work Institute. In 2016, Andrew was named a PR News Rising PR Star 30 & Under. Andrew has over a decade of coaching experience. He lives in Canandaigua with his wife Melissa.

Chris Mulheron

Chris Mulheron

Chris Mulheron

  • Binghamton University
  • Bachelor’s in Management
  • 2006 America East All Rookie Team
  • 2009 America East All-Tournament Team

After graduating from Canandaigua Academy, Chris continued his lacrosse career at Binghamton University. As a 4-year attackman, Chris helped lead the team to four consecutive America East Tournaments. He ultimately finished his career as the all-time leader in assists and second in total points.

Chris currently works for Windstream where he provides dedicated support to enterprise sized clients throughout the East Coast. Outside of his role at Windstream, Chris has spent the last 6 years volunteering as an assistant varsity lacrosse coach at Canandaigua Academy. Chris enjoys teaching aspiring athletes how to enhance their skills, expand their knowledge of the game, and how to bring a competitive edge on and off the field.

Brian Sutton

Brian Sutton

Brian Sutton

  • University at Buffalo
  • Bachelor’s in History
  • Master’s Degree in Education, SUNY Brockport
  • 2012 “RCSD Teacher of the Year” Award
  • 2010 “Most Promising Teacher” Award
  • 2012 “GRALL Assistant Coach of the Year” Award

Brian continued his post-high school lacrosse career at Monroe Community College where he was a team captain and played defense. Continuing his education, Brian decided to pursue a teaching career, and attended the University at Buffalo. He graduated with a 3.35/4.0 GPA and then went on to complete his Master’s Degree at SUNY Brockport, where he graduated with a 3.9/4.0 GPA.

Brian currently teaches in the Rochester City School District. Brian has coached for five years at various high school levels and is currently a Varsity Lacrosse coach at Aquinas Institute of Rochester. However, Brian’s true passion lies in helping young people grow into prominent adults. Brian volunteers his time to help students with academics as well as social problems. He continuously works on relationship building with peers, students, and players. Brian considers himself a “life learner” and is constantly trying to expand his knowledge in education and lacrosse.

Alex Gray

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Alex Gray

  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor's in Physical Education and Coaching
  • Teacher at McQuaid Jesuit
  • Lacrosse and Football Coach at McQuaid Jesuit

Alex grew up in Rochester where he played football, basketball and lacrosse for Aquinas Institute. While at Aquinas, he was a starter on the 2007 State Championship football team and was a 4-year varsity starter and 2x captain for lacrosse. He continued his post-high school career playing defense at Monroe Community College and later Roberts Wesleyan College, where he was team captain during his senior year.

His passion for sports became clear at a young age and led him to major in Physical Education and Coaching. Alex strives to use both the field and the classroom as a place where he can mentor young men and help them achieve their athletic and academic goals. Alex's coaching and teaching style is informed by a strong belief in "cura personalis" or "care for the whole person." Throughout his six years coaching three sports, Alex has volunteered his time to help young men hone not only their athleticism but their leadership skills.

He currently teaches Social Studies at McQuaid Jesuit, where he also coaches football and lacrosse. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in education. He seeks to foster a commitment to excellence in all of his players, and to help them become leaders among their peers.

Dave Moore

Dave Moore

Dave Moore

  • SUNY Oswego
  • Bachelor’s in Elementary Education
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education from St. John Fisher College
  • 2013 Monroe County D-3 Coach of the year
  • Two-time Male Student-Athlete Mentor of the year

Dave grew up in Webster where he played volleyball and lacrosse. He continued his lacrosse career at SUNY Oswego where he studied elementary education. Dave was the recipient of the Block O coaches award.  

Currently, Dave teaches at Quest Elementary in the Hilton Central School district. He was a part of the Cadet Lacrosse program for 7 years. He spent his first season as the JV head coach and the last 6 seasons coaching the Varsity team. He guided the program to their only league title in 2013. His goal is to develop a top-tier lacrosse program that produces successful players on the lacrosse field and in life through teaching discipline, teamwork, and responsibility. Dave continues to live out his passion for the sport and for coaching, while applying the same goals and utilizing his team experiences to help players develop.

Sean Sawyer

Sean Sawyer

Sean Sawyer

  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School
  • Current student pursuing a degree in Education
  • Sean played high school lacrosse in East Irondequoit. He then continued his lacrosse career at SUNY Potsdam as a midfielder.

As a current full-time student who is pursuing his degree in Education, Sean is equipped with a strong passion for teaching. His goal is to be a contributing factor toward student-athletes’ success, both on and off of the lacrosse field.

Colin Cornaire

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Colin Cornaire

  • Monroe C.C. & Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Offensive Coordinator - Roberts Wesleyan College
  • 2nd Team All-Region

After graduating from Rush-Henrietta, Colin played for Monroe C.C., where he ranked 13th in the Nation for total points. He would go on to finish his career at Roberts for their Inaugural 2012 season. He scored the 1st goal in the History of the Program and averaged 4.8 points per game during that season, good for 1st in the Nation for Division II.

After graduating from Roberts Wesleyan, Colin became the Offensive Coordinator for the Roberts Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team in 2015. In his second year, Coach Cornaire led his Man-Up Offense to 10th Best in the National Rankings.

Coach Cornaire is a Rochester native and currently works at Paychex. He resides in Pittsford with his wife Elizabeth and three daughters, Sawyer, Shea, and Elle.

Jake Ziegler

Jake Ziegler

Jake Ziegler

  • Jacksonville University
  • Bachelor’s in Communications
  • 3x Captain
  • USILA Academic All-American
  • 2x MAAC First Team All-Conference
  • 2x MAAC All-Academic Team
  • Drafted by MLL Rochester Rattlers

After graduating from Webster Thomas High School, Jake continued his lacrosse career at LeMoyne College. Jake then transferred to Jacksonville University for his sophomore season.

At Jacksonville, he was named captain for the program’s inaugural season where the Dolphins finished with a 6-7 record, winning games against Denver, Mount St. Mary’s, and Rutgers. Jake, a 3-year starter on defense, finished his career as a program leader in caused turnovers, groundballs, and games started.

He maintained a 3.8/4.0 GPA while at Jacksonville. Other academic accomplishments include: Dean’s List 2011-2012, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Communications, and acceptance into Lambda Pi Eta – National Communication Association.

After college, Jake was drafted by the Rochester Rattlers, but has since worked professionally in communications and marketing, currently at Dixon Schwabl in Victor. 

John Herriman

John Herriman

John Herriman

  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology
  • Over 10 Years Of Coaching Experience
  • Face-Off Specialist

John continued his post-high school lacrosse career at SUNY Potsdam where he graduated with a degree in Sociology. His coaching career has spanned over a decade. He spent two seasons as Varsity Assistant Coach at Potsdam High School before eventually returning to SUNY Potsdam as an Assistant Coach. He also spent 7 seasons coaching in the Canandaigua Academy program.

John believes in a systematic building block approach – which might explain his career as a construction project manager. He has a passion for the game and for developing young players into selfless and determined teammates who are relentless in their pursuits on and off the field.

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.

Sean Roche

Sean Roche

Sean Roche

  • John Fisher College
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology / Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology, University at Albany

Sean grew up in Syracuse, NY, where he played attack at Bishop Ludden High School. He then continued his lacrosse career for four years as a midfielder at St. John Fisher College. After graduation, Sean completed his Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study at the University at Albany.

Sean currently works as a school psychologist in the Hilton Central School District, and has coached lacrosse within the district for the past seven years. He is currently the head coach of the Hilton Varsity team. Sean enjoys being a part of the Hilton lacrosse program and is eager to continue learning as a coach while helping his players improve their individual skills and team-based understanding of the game. 

Pat Bonafede

Pat Bonafede

Pat Bonafede

  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Bachelor’s in Business
  • 2x Captain
  • 3x SUNYAC All-Conference  
  • 2016 USILA North All-Star

After graduating Churchville-Chili high school, Pat went on to play lacrosse at SUNY Potsdam where he was a 4 year starter, 2x captain and 3x all-conference selection. In 2016, after his senior senior season he was selected to the USILA North/South game.  

Pat maintained a 3.25 GPA while attending Potsdam and made the Dean's list 3 times. He was also awarded as the best senior male athlete in 2016 by the Potsdam athletic department. His passion for lacrosse and the community has led him to become involved in coaching and the development of young student athletes.