John Christmas has accepted a position on the Board of the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club
. John is a visionary in the confluence of lacrosse and social awareness. We are incredibly excited to begin our journey with him.
The Mission of the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club is to bring the sport of Lacrosse to the youth of Brooklyn, emphasizing Fundamentals, Teamwork, Respect and Brooklyn. The essence of our organization is the belief that Lacrosse should be made accessible to all children, despite the various barriers of entry that exist in urban areas; such as cost, perception, and logistics.
Through community initiatives and outreach we strive to open up endless opportunities for the youth in Brooklyn through the sport of Lacrosse
John Christmas is a native of Ardmore, PA, where he started playing lacrosse at the age of nine.
He attended Lower Merion High School, where he was and is currently still the only three-time All-American in Pennsylvania history. He then went on to the University of Virginia, majoring in sociology. At UVA, he was a two-time All-American and leading scorer for the 2003 National Championship team and two-time ALL-ACC.
John plays professionally for both the indoor NLL Philadelphia Wings team, and the outdoor MLL Boston Cannons team. Off the field, Christmas started a lacrosse training company called 141 Lacrosse LLC, Encore Brand Clothing Co, Vitality Lacrosse, Atherton Lacrosse,accesslacrosse.com and works as a sales representative for Maverik Lacrosse, a lacrosse equipment manufacturing company. He also co-founded LEAPS as well as One City Lacrosse.
Christmas was named the 2006 Most Improved Player honors. In 2007, Christmas was named to the US Indoor National Team. He currently coaches at Lower Merion High School, as well as the number one select all-star team in the country, Dukes LC.