The ADVNC Lacrosse Podcast is hosted by ADVNC Founder & CEO, Chris Rotelli. Chris welcomes a variety of guests from in and around the game of lacrosse to discuss how they fell in love with the sport, what drives them, and how they teach young players to become great players.
EPISODE 13: RYAN CONRAD OF UVA AND THE PLL
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes midfielder Ryan Conrad to the show. In the past 2 weeks, Ryan won a National Championship with the University of Virginia and played for the Atlas in the opening weekend of the Premier Lacrosse League. Ryan was a captain and All-American at UVa. Along the way, he became one of the nation's most prolific & versatile middies for the Cavaliers. He now plays alongside PLL founder, Paul Rabil for the Atlas in the first season of the PLL.
Ryan & Chris discuss the following on this show:
Ryan's wild last 2 weeks winning a National Title and playing in the PLL's opening weekend
His 4 year journey at UVa, and how the 2019 team was able to win the Championship
Ryan's decision to join the PLL and where he sees the new league going in the future
His 2018 ACL injury and how he recovered from that setback
How Ryan trained to become an elite lacrosse player
The influence Ryan's father has on his lacrosse career
How Ryan became one of the best ground ball middies in the nation
EPISODE 12: QUINT KESSENICH OF ESPN
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes ESPN's lead men's DI college lacrosse analyst, Quint Kessenich to the show.
Kessenich has been the lead voice of college lacrosse on ESPN since 1995. An All-American goalie at John's Hopkins, Kessenich won the national title as a freshman in 1987. He has covered every men's D1 lacrosse Final Four since 1995. He has also covered pro lacrosse on TV since 2001.
Chris & Quint discuss the following topics on the show:
Quint's top teams in D1 men's lacrosse heading into the NCAA Tournament
Previewing this weekend's ACC Tournament in Chapel Hill
Best memories from the Final Four over the years
How Quint started playing lacrosse & how he became a goalie
His days playing for Johns Hopkins & what the Jays need to do to return to national prominence
Why college lacrosse fans don't appreciate how elite & spectacular the pro lacrosse game is
Problems with today's youth lacrosse scene
EPISODE 11: GRANT AMENT OF PENN STATE
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Penn St Attackman, Grant Ament to the show
Ament and his Nittany Lions are currently the unanimous #1 ranked team in Division I Men's Lacrosse. Ament leads DI in assists and is 3rd nationally in points. He's a huge part of the nation's highest scoring offensive unit.
Chris & Grant discuss the following topics on the show:
Grant's upbringing in lacrosse and his time starring for the Haverford School
His college recruitment and how he decided to play for Penn St
His recovery from a foot injury that caused him to miss the 2018 season
Grant's development into becoming one of the top assist-men in the nation
Players Grant studied and looked up to growing up and how he emulates parts of their game
Grant's advice for young players looking to develop their skills
EPISODE 10: LARS TIFFANY OF UVA
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes University of Virginia Head Coach, Lars Tiffany to the show
Tiffany and his Cavaliers are coming off 3 straight OT wins as they host Notre Dome in Charlottesville this weekend. Tiffany is in his 3rd season at UVA as he tries to return the Cavs to national prominence.
Chris & Lars discuss the following topics on the show:
how the Hoos managed to win 3 straight OT games
how the UVa program is different now than when Tiffany took over
why Tiffany's teams are so consistently excellent in the ground ball game
what lessons Tiffany brought to UVa that he learned from his former head coach, (and former UVa head coach) Dom Starsia
biggest differences in the way Tiffany teaches and trains players now compared to when he started coaching
Tiffany's prediction on who will make the 2019 Final Four
what Tiffany thinks his team needs to do in order to win the National Championship
EPISODE 9: JON TORPEY OF HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes High Point University Head Coach, Jon Torpey to the show.
Torpey and his Panthers are off to an amazing 4-0 start to the '19 season, with wins over Duke, UVa, and Drexel. Currently in his 7th season at the helm of the High Point program, he is one of the hottest young coaches in college lacrosse.
Chris & Jon discuss the following topics on the show:
if Jon is surprised at his team's 4-0 start
how good his team can be
how Jon develops great chemistry & culture on his team
what Jon loves about coaching
Jon's view on the current state of college lacrosse recruitin
the most important skills young players need to develop
EPISODE 8: PAT SPENCER OF LOYOLA (MD) UNIVERSITY
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Loyola University Maryland senior attackman Pat Spencer to the show.
Spencer is one of the premier players in Division 1 men's lacrosse. A 2-time Tewaaraton Award Finalist, Spencer is viewed by many as the favorite to win the prestigious award in 2019.
Chris & Pat discuss the following on the show:
Pat's individual & team goals for the '19 season
Pat's mentality when the Greyhounds have the ball
The recruiting process and how Pat ended up at Loyola
Pat's love for basketball and his future aspirations to play college hoops
Pat's focus in his training sessions
Other players Pat admired and studied growing up
Pat's advice for young players
EPISODE 7: RYAN POWELL
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Lacrosse Hall of Famer, Ryan Powell to the show.
Powell is one of the greatest offensive players of all-time. A Four-Time All-American at Syracuse, Powell led the Orange to a National Title in 2000. Ryan was a Two-Time MLL MVP and the Captain of the 2010 US Lacrosse Team that won the World Championship. Ryan currently works with his brothers at Powell Lacrosse.
Chris & Ryan discuss the following on the show:
Growing up in Upstate NY with his brothers (Casey Powell is the eldest brother, Ryan is the middle brother, and Mike Powell is the younger. All 3 Powell brothers were multiple time All-Americans at Syracuse)
How all 3 Powell brothers were able to star at Syracuse University
The current state & future of lacrosse at the pro level
The greatest players he's ever seen
Ryan & Chris's days playing in the MLL on the same team
The current state of Powell Lacrosse, a company Ryan runs with Casey & Mike
Ryan's current role with the Syracuse lacrosse program
EPISODE 6: DOM STARSIA
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Lacrosse Hall of Famer, Dom Starsia to the show.
Starsia is one of the most successful coaches in the history of lacrosse. Starsia coached Rotelli at UVA where they combined to win the 2003 Division 1 National Championship. Starsia won 4 National Titles at UVA in all, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008. Starsia will be a Head Coach in the PLL this Summer.
Chris & Dom discuss the following on the show:
- Dom's days as a player at Brown University
- How the game of lacrosse has changed over the years
- Dom's decision to join the PLL as a Head Coach
- Overseeing his UVA team popularize 'The Dive'
- The return of 'The Dive' this season
- The best players and teams he's ever seen
- The key to building a Championship team
- Dom's lifelong love affair with the game of lacrosse
EPISODE 5: MARCUS HOLMAN & ADAM GHITELMAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes current Pro Lacrosse Players & University of Utah coaches, Marcus Holman & Adam Ghitelman. Holman & Ghitelman are both veterans of the MLL and are set to make the leap to the newly formed PLL. They both starred in the ACC at UNC & UVA, respectively. And they are both assistant coaches at the University of Utah, where they will participate in the school's first ever Division 1 Season in 2019. Chris, Marcus, and Adam discuss the following on the show:
turning the Utah Utes into a Division 1 lacrosse program
Long-term expectations for the Utah program
Coaching under Marcus's dad, Utah Head Coach: Brian Holman
Growing up in lacrosse hotbeds on the East Coast
Memories of playing at UNC & UVA
The difference between lacrosse on the East & West Coast
Making the leap from the MLL to the PLL
The future of outdoor pro lacrosse
The Give & Go Foundation
Advice for young players who have college lacrosse aspirations
EPISODE 4: STEVE STENERSEN OF U.S. LACROSSE
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes the President & CEO of US Lacrosse, Steve Stenersen. Steve has been at the helm of US Lacrosse since its inception in 2008. He has been a key part of the sport's explosion in popularity. Steve & Chris discuss the following topics:
Steve's intro to the sport of lacrosse
Steve's days at UNC where he won 2 National Titles
The growth of lacrosse, and why it isn't growing as rapidly now as it was 5 years ago
The start of the PLL and the future of outdoor pro lacrosse
Lacrosse's potential as an Olympic sport
Steve's advice for parents & players who want to pursue college lacrosse
EPISODE 3: ROB PANNELL
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes the reigning MLL MVP Rob Pannell to the show. Rob is one of the most prolific attackmen in the history of lacrosse, and is widely regarded as one of the best current lacrosse players in the world. Rob & Chris discuss the following topics:
How Rob came to love playing lacrosse
Getting recruited to Cornell
Rob's record breaking 2013 season for the Big Red
Winning a World Championship for Team USA
Playing in the MLL and winning the 2018 MVP award
How playing Box Lacrosse helps improve his skills
Rob's fitness regimen
His New "Attack Academy"
EPISODE 2: PAUL CARCATERRA OF ESPN
ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Paul Carcaterra to the show. Paul is one of the most well known and respected people in the entire sport of lacrosse. He has been one of ESPN's top lacrosse analysts and sideline reporters since 2010. He is also a sideline reporter for ESPN's college football coverage. He played lacrosse at Syracuse, and helped lead the Orange to a National Title in 1995. Paul is also the founder of Maverik Showtime Lacrosse, one of the top college recruiting showcases in America. Chris and Paul discuss a variety of topics including:
How Paul came to love the game of lacrosse
Paul's time at Syracuse in the midst of their unprecedented run of 22 straight Final Fours
Paul's broadcasting career
The growth lacrosse has enjoyed over the past decade
A preview of the 2019 college lacrosse season amid the new rule changes
Paul's advice for young players who want to play at the college level
EPISODE 1: MIKIE SCHLOSSER OF THE DENVER OUTLAWS
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ADVNC Lacrosse Podcast. Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli is your host for this episode. We are proud to have Mikie Schlosser as our first guest. Mikie started playing on ADVNC teams in 8th grade. He then was a 2 year captain for the University of Michigan lacrosse team. Mikie just won his 1st MLL Championship as a member of the Denver Outlaws. Mikie is currently the ADVNC Tahoe Director and a coach for many ADVNC Teams & Camps.
Episode 1: Mikie Schlosser
Mikie Schlosser joins Chris Rotelli on the very first episode of the ADVNC Lacrosse Podcast. Mikie is an ADVNC Alum, and went on to play at the University of Michigan. He won the 2018 MLL Championship with the Denver Outlaws. Mikie is the ADVNC Tahoe Director, and a coach for many ADVNC Teams and Camps.