Mike Faby (South Bay Director)

Born in Baltimore, MD, Coach Faby started for three years at The St. Paul’s School helping his team to an MIAA Championship in 2010. He went on to play at Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and 2012.  Coach Faby will be entering his first season as the Head Coach at Archbishop Mitty.

Achievements:

  • 2nd All Time Faceoff Wins at St Paul’s (553)

  • Won 62.8% Faceoff in 3 Years

  • 3rd All Time in Groundballs (257)

  • MIAA Champion (2010)

  • NCAA Quarterfinalists (2011, 2012)

  • Assistant Coach at St Paul’s in 2013  and 2014

  • Assistant Coach at McDonogh in 2015

  • Offensive Coordinator at Denison in 2016

  • MIAA Runner up in 2014 (#12 Nationally) and 2015 (#15)

  • #3 in Final DIII Poll (2016)

  • 2nd Fewest Turnovers (13.25 per game) coupled with the 17th Best Scoring Offense (13.9 per game) in 2016

  • Coached 3 USILA DIII All Americans (2016)

  • Assistant Coach at Menlo School (2017)

  • Head Coach at Archbishop Mitty (2017-Present)

Carlos Trujillo

Coach Trujillo grew up in Connecticut and was a steady defensive force at The Loomis Chaffee School, he went on to play at the United States Military Academy at West Point. With an extensive coaching background, Coach Trujillo is entering his 3rd year as an ADVNC Coach and ambassador.

Achievements:

  • Stanford Defensive Coordinator (1999-2002)

  • USCLA National Runner-Up (2001)

  • Chapman Head Coach (2003)

  • Defensive Coordinator at Notre Dame de Namur (2005)

  • Associate Head Coach at Bellarmine College Prep (2006-2008)

  • Head Coach at Archbishop Mitty from (2009 - 2013)

  • Mexican National Team Head Coach (2009-2014)

  • Chairman of Northern California All-American Committee (2007-2017)

Joe Romano

Joe Romano captained the Penncrest Lions as they won the first league title in school history in 1996. After his time in Media, PA, Joe went on to play midfield at Whittier. After an illustrious coaching career at the Collegiate and Professional levels, Coach Romano is currently the Athletic Director at Bellarmine College Prep.

Achievements:

  • PIAA League Champions (1996)

  • Whittier Defensive Player of the Year (1998)

  • Whittier Offensive MVP (1999)

  • Whittier Assistant Coach (2001, 2002)

  • NDNU Founder and Head Coach (2003-2007)

  • San Francisco Dragons Assistant Coach (2007, 2008)

  • San Jose Stealth Assistant Coach (2008-2010)

  • NLL Champions (2010)

  • Washington Stealth Scout (2011-Present)

  • Bellarmine College Prep Head Coach (2011-2015)

  • Bellarmine College Prep Athletic Director (2015-Present)

 

Ross Neisler

Coach Neisler, attended Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT, where he was a 4-year letter winner in both Lacrosse and Basketball. In Basketball, he lead his team to the first of three state championships for Norwalk and was 2nd team All-State in Lacrosse. Following high school, Coach Ross was awarded full basketball scholarship to Drexel University where he

was a 2yr Co-Captain and part of the 1995-1996 NAC Championship team that finished the season 27-4 and won its first NCAA Tournament game against Memphis.

Achievements:

  • CT Basketball State Champions (1995)

  • Midfielder at Drexel (1997, 2000)

  • Captain of Drexel’s Basketball Team (1997/98, 1998/99)

  • Played Professional Basketball in

    • London (2001)

    • Spain (2001)

    • Finland (2001)

    • Philadelphia Force (2003, 2004)

    • Harlem Rockets (2005-2007)

  • ADVNC 2020 Coach

 

Chris Nespor

After graduating from Amador Valley, Coach Nespor went on to enjoy a stellar lacrosse career at Cal Poly. He started for four years before becoming the Defensive Coordinator. Chris is currently coaching at Los Gatos High School.

Achievements:

  • 3rd Team MCLA All American (2014)

  • 2nd Team MCLA All American (2015)

  • 3rd Team All League WCLL LSM (2013)

  • 1st Team All League WCLL (2014, 2015)

  • Defensive Coordinator at Cal Poly (2016, 2017)

  • WCLL Champions (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)

  • MCLA Runner-Up (2012, 2016)

 

Pat Bennett

Coach Bennett has been playing or coaching lacrosse in both the United States and Canada for over two decades. After graduating from St. Lawrence Academy, he went on to play at St. Mary’s College. Pat is currently the Head JV Coach at Bellarmine College Prep.

Achievements:

  • Founder of the South Valley Chiefs

  • Bellarmine College Prep (2012-Present)

 

Wil Chuch

Coach Chuch was born and raised in Pleasanton, CA where he was a four year varsity long pole in high school at Amador Valley before going on to play at Air Force. After two years at the Air Force Academy, he played at NCAA Div II Notre Dame de Namur University for three years. Wil is currently the Head JV Coach at St Francis High School.

Achievements:

  • All League at Amador (2006-2008)

  • Amador Team Captain (2006-2008)

  • WILA Championship (2011)

  • St Francis JV Head Coach (2015-Present)

 

Austin Pridham

Coach Austin Pridham started playing lacrosse in the 5th grade as an attackman for the West Valley Redhawks. He then played at Bellarmine College Prep before having a spectacular career at Colorado Mesa. Coach Pridham is entering his second year as a coach with ADVNC.

Achievements:

  • Bellarmine Prep Team Captain (2010)

  • USA Starz U19 Team Member

  • Total Points Leader at Manchester World Championship (2010)

  • 4 Year Starter at Colorado Mesa

  • Colorado Mesa Team Captain (2015)

  • President’s List for Academics

  • WILA League Champion (2011, 2015)

 

Peter Curtis

Peter Curtis was born in New Jersey and received his first lacrosse stick as birthday gift when he was six years old. A career defensemen, Peter helped his Mountain Lakes team to a NJ State Final. Coach Curtis is in his 2nd year coaching with ADVNC.

Achievements:

  • U13 NJ State Championship

  • NJ State Runner Up (1987)

  • West Valley Red Hawks Coach (2015-Present)

  • ADVNC Lacrosse Coach (2016-Present)

 

Matt Cerone

Matt Cerone started playing lacrosse in San Jose, CA in 2006 and has been around the game ever since. After playing for the San Jose Vipers and Archbishop Mitty High School, Matt went on to play at Chapman University in Southern California. Upon returning to San Jose Matt has become a Head Coach and the Coaching Director in the San Jose Vipers.

Achievements:

  • Chapman University Team Member (2010)

  • Coaching Director with the San Jose Vipers (2013-2017)

 

Schuyler Horn

As a goalie, Coach Schuyler was a 3 year starter and Senior Captain at Kingswood Oxford school in West Hartford, CT.  He went on to excel at Wheaton College where he started all four years and was a captain his senior year.  Coach Horn was recently named the Head Coach at Pacific Grove High School.

Achievements:

  • Pilgrim Conference Runner Up (2008-2010)

  • #2 in Wins at Wheaton College

  • Team MVP (2008)

  • Most minutes played at Wheaton

  • Lincoln Sudbury Assistant Coach (2015)

  • Massachusetts State Champions (2015)

  • Pacific Grove Defensive Coordinator (2017)

  • Pacific Grove Head Coach (2018)

 

Cade Vlacos

From Sunol, CA, Cade enjoyed a stellar high school career at Foothill High School before going on to play at Cal State San Marcos. Cade is currently a Senior at UC Santa Cruz and is entering his first year coaching.

Achievements:

  • 45 Games Played, 168 Goals, 90 Assists

  • 1st Team All Conference (2015)

  • All Freshman Team (2015)

  • HM All American Attack (2017)

  • Offensive Player of the Year (2017)

  • 1st Team All WCLL (2017)

 

Riley Snyder

Coach Riley was born and raised in San Diego and has been playing lacrosse since he was in 5th grade. Riley played both Long Stick Middie as well as close Defense at Poway. Riley went on to play at the University of San Diego where he was a 4 year starter

Achievements:

  • Team Treasurer (2011-2012)

  • Club Vice President (2012-2013)

  • Club President (2013-2015)

  • USD Team Captain (2014-2015)

 

Ryan O’Rourke

Coach Ryan is a midfielder that grew up in Hillsboro, OR – part of the greater Portland area. He played his high school lacrosse at at Glencoe High School and graduated in 2011.

After high school, Ryan went on to play at the University of Oregon at the MCLA Division 1 level.

Achievements:

  • Team Captain (2015)

  • Team MVP (2015)

  • 2nd Team All PNCLL (2015)

  • PNCLL League Title (2012)

  • MCLA National Tournament Appearance (2012, 2013)

 

Wes Katayama

Wes grew up in San Jose, CA where he was part of the first graduating class from the West Valley Redhawks. After high school, he coached for the Redhawks for 3 years before heading to the University of San Diego where he played collegiately for 3 years.

Achievements:

  • Assistant Coach at Bellarmine College Prep (2012-2016)

  • Assistant Coach at Santa Clara University  (2015-2016)