Founder and CEO
ADVNC Director Chris Rotelli is one of the most accomplished lacrosse players of all time. Chris was a 3X NCAA All American, 2X First team All American, USILA Midfielder of the Year, 4X MLL All Star, 3X All ACC, ACC Player of the Year, and a 3X High School All American. In 2003 he lead University of Virginia to an NCAA Championship, and was honored as the ACC Male Athlete of the Year, and with the Tewaaraton Award, given to the nations most outstanding lacrosse player.
With over 15 years of coaching experience, Rotelli’s goal is to help young players achieve their dreams. With ADVNC Lacrosse, Chris translates his experiences, lessons, and achievements, passing along his secrets to lacrosse players who wish to reap all the benefits from the sport. Chris is the Head Coach at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, CA, and was honored as the PAL coach of the year in 2015.
Director of Training
Greg is in his second season as Head Coach at Menlo School. In his first season Coach Weigel led the Knights to a 15-6 record and undefeated regular league season and PAL regular season championship. Prior to Menlo Greg was the Head Coach at Foothill High School in Pleasanton Ca. and an assistant at Kent Denver School.
Coach Weigel played lacrosse at the University of Denver where he was a stand out attackman and midfielder. He is currently ninth all-time in career goals per game at DU. Greg grew up in Maryland playing for legendary coaches John Sothoron and Lenny Casalino, both of whom are in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Over 4 years of high school Greg lead his team to a 62-11 record and the team never left the DC Metro Area Top 10. Weigel was named All- State, All-County, Southern Maryland Player of the Year, All-Met, and was a Kelly Award Finalist.
Director of Events
Mo Ryan hails from Morris County NJ, 4 year Varsity starter at St. Peter's Prep '01 Jersey City, NJ. Marquette University '05 Milwaukee, WI elected captain on both teams starting in his junior year.
Coaching Career 2006-Present
-Marquette University HS State Runner Up 2006 Assistant Coach
-Morristown Beard 2 Prep Titles 2007, 2008 State Championship 2008 Assistant Coach
-Park Regional Defense Averaged 5.5 GA in NJ, guided the team to their first state tourney appearance in 10 years 2010 Head Coach
-Morristown HS NJ State Runner Up 2012 Assistant Coach
-Stanford 2 WCLL Championships, 2 National Tournament births including making it to the quarter finals in 2015 Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator
-Sacred Heart Prep PAL Champs 2016 Assistant Coach
Director of Operations and Community
Tyler's coaching career began at Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 2003 before heading to UCSB where he coached defense from 2004 to 2005. There he helped lead the team to its second MCLA Championship in 2005. He was a Defensive Coordinator at Cal in 2007 before he took over as Head Coach at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland from 2008-2011, where he also served as the Director of Admissions and Enrollment through 2014.
As a player, Tyler was a four-year starter at defense for the University of California, Berkeley from 1998 to 2001. During that time Cal was an MCLA National Champion (1998), 2x MCLA semi-finalist and 2x WCLL champion. Tyler was named a captain in 2001, was a 3x All-WCLL and 3x All-MCLA defenseman (1999-2001) and was named to the inaugural USA West teams of 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Before joining ADVNC, Tyler led business development and operations teams in education and early stage technology companies. He is a Bay Area native from Alameda and has been involved with Bay Area lacrosse since 1994. He and his wife live in Redwood City with their sons Ethan and Logan.
ADVNC San Francisco Director
Matt is a two-time All American attackman who graduated from Cornell University in 2015 and has played professionally for the Chesapeake Bayhawks for the past two seasons. Originally from Morristown, NJ, Matt has been in the Bay Area for a little over a year, and has stayed heavily involved with the sport during his time here. Matt's work ethic and drive allowed him to be voted as a two-time captain at Cornell, where he is also the 4th all time leading scorer. With 3 Ivy League Championships and a Final Four appearance, Matt has played with and against the best players in the world, and has a lot to offer our kids at every level. We are excited to have Matt heading our operation in the SF Region and he is very much looking forward to working with all ADVNC teams and families.
ADVNC Sacramento Director
Joe Sullivan has been playing and coaching lacrosse for 15 years in Northern California. He played at Granite Bay High School and was an original player in the program's first years. Joe then went on to play at Dominican University of California, and helped the program transition into a NCAA Division II program during his career. Sullivan was a team captain in high school and college during his senior years. Joe was an assistant coach at Dominican in 2011, and has coached at the youth and high school level since 2009. Joe is currently the head varsity coach at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.
ADVNC East Bay Director
Joe Rabinowitz is in his 11th season coaching high school lacrosse in the East Bay. He is the Head Coach at Monte Vista High School in Danville, where he led the Mustangs to an undefeated record and North Coast Section Championship during his first season at the helm. He also coaches with the Diablo Scorpions program. Prior to coaching at Monte Vista, Joe spent four seasons as the Head Coach at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, and five as an assistant at Berkeley High. Joe is an alum of the University of Arizona, and graduated from Berkeley High School in 2001. He currently lives in Berkeley.
ADVNC South Bay Co-Director
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mike Faby is entering his first season as the head coach of Archbishop Mitty High School, in San Jose. Prior to leading Mitty’s program Faby’s coaching career began in the most competitive high school lacrosse league in the country, the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).
While coaching in the MIAA, Faby helped St. Paul’s School of Baltimore, MD, improve from 3-15 in 2012 to Quarterfinalist (2013) and MIAA Runner Up (2014). In 2015, Faby joined the staff at McDonogh School where the team earned a MIAA Championship appearance and #15 national ranking. In 2016, Coach Faby joined the staff at Denison University as the Offensive Coordinator. That season, Denison had one of the highest scoring (13.7 goals per game) and most efficient offenses (13 TO per game) in NCAA Division III and went on a 17 game winning streak before finishing 18-2 and #3 in the Nation.
As a player, Mike was a stand-out prep athlete at St. Paul’s. He was a 4 year starter and 2 time captain of the soccer team and 3 year starter in lacrosse. After helping his lacrosse team to a 15-4 season ending with a MIAA ‘A’ Conference Championship and a #4 national ranking, Mike continued playing at Johns Hopkins University where his teams received the #2 and #1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Quarterfinals both years. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management.
Mike currently resides in Santa Cruz and runs skill specific clinics throughout all ADVNC regions.
ADVNC South Bay Co-Director
Carlos played college lacrosse at the United State Military Academy at West Point from 1990 to 1994 including a trip to the NCAA Division I Quarterfinals in 1993.
His coaching career began at Stanford where he was the Defensive Coordinator from 1999 to 2002, helping lead that team to its first and only USCLA National Championship game in 2001. He then took over as Head Coach at Chapman University, again taking that team to its first National Championship appearance in 2003. Coach Trujillo spent 2005 as the Defensive Coordinator for Div II NDNU and was the Assistant Head Coach at Bellarmine College Prep from 2006 through 2008 and the Head Coach for Archbishop Mitty from 2009 to 2013.
Over the last 5 years, Coach Trujillo has been the Head Coach for the Mexican National Team, leading them in their inaugural World Championship in 2010 and returning to coach the team to a 23rd place finish out of 39 teams at the 2014 World Championships.
ADVNC Tahoe Director
Mikie Schlosser is a Davis, California, native and one of the most celebrated lacrosse players to come out of the Sacramento region. While at Davis Senior High School Mikie became the program's most decorated player, twice earning All-American honors and three times being elected captain by his teammates and coaches. Mikie went on to play at the University of Michigan where he was a three year starter at midfield and a two time captain. During his senior year he was a National Strength and Conditioning All American and finished 3rd on the Michigan all time goals list. He graduated in 2017 with a degree in Educational Studies.
In addition to coaching at his alma mater, Davis Senior High School, and the Davis Knights youth program, Mikie is pursuing his graduate degree and a career in youth counseling and education. He currently plays for the Denver Outlaws in Major League lacrosse.