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DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING and PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Chris Mattes:

Chris played his first year in the MLL with the Boston Cannons where he won a championship.  He is now a member of the Denver Outlaws.  At Rutgers, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a senior... A First-Team All Big East honoree, Mattes lead the conference with a .635 winning percentage on faceoffs (160-252) during his senior season... Led Rutgers with 61 ground balls and scored one goal with four assists during his final season with the Scarlet Knights... Won 114-of-217 draws (.525 pct.) his junior season, in which he also scored one goal with one assist and led the team with 59 ground balls... Won 69-of-115 draws (.600 pct.) as a sophomore and ranked fourth on the team with 30 ground balls

Chris also offers private session at a rate of $50 per hour. In order to set up lessons or contact Chris, email him at .


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH OPERATIONS

Boomer Wertheimer:

Varsity Assistant Coach Westfield HS
 
Kean University - Two-year letter winner
  • All decade team selection (2000 – 2010)​
  • Team captain (2003). ​
  • Recipient of the Brian Dunne Award for leadership & dedication to the Kean lacrosse program (2003). ​
  • 4 Year starter 1998-2001, 2003
  • Selected to the Knickerbocker All-Conference First Team (2000)
  • Ranked in NCAA Division III Top 20 in goals scored (1998) & points scored (2000)

Club Lacrosse
  • NALC (2002 – 2003)
  • Team 135 (2003 – present)
  • Middlebury College Vail Team (2011 – present)
  • Various other league and tournament teams (1998 – present)

Teams  
  • Head coach of the Westfield Lacrosse Club 8th grade elite team                            2008-Present   
  • Head Coach of Blue Devil Lacrosse Club                                                            2006 – Present  
    • The club is an off-season team for High School aged players in Westfield. I coach them in various tournaments and leagues where they compete against other High school teams.
  • Westfield Lacrosse Club volunteer coach                                                          1998 – 2008 
    • Helped prepare players in the 5th through 8th grades for the next level of lacrosse.

Coaching Philosophy:  As a coach, I feel it is important to remember that you are there to help improve a player athletically and their fitness. While doing this you have to remember each player learns the game differently, so a coach has to find the best way to teach his/her teams’ different styles of learning. When a player leaves a practice or a game, my goal is to make sure he/she understood what I was teaching and they had fun while doing it. The only thing I ask of my players is that they are able to look in the mirror at the end of each practice or game and say,  “I gave a 110% today and I left it all out on the field.”