The people associated with the Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club are all current or past players and/or coaches who are dedicated to "give back" to preserve the integrity of the game. We work hard to create an atmosphere of fun and learning and stive to offer the following:
•Field nationally competitive teams through a selection process of talented players that are willing to learn and improve.
•Provide players an opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the game based on lacrosse fundamentals, individual skill development, and highly emphasized team concepts.
•Teach the importance of good chartacter on and off the field, of good sportsmanship, and of respect for other players, coaches and officials.
•Encourage players to participate in multiple sports and stress that the "in season" sport takes priority.
•Offer the opportunity to make lifetime friendships with other players from a variety of recreation programs and a variety of schools.
•Have fun and develop a true appreciation for the game of lacrosse.
Our goal is to create a great environment for the players to excel, so we make a strong effort to seek quality players, parents, and coaches to represent the Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club.
Marc Badger- University of Richmond John Belz-University of Maryland Tom Bennett-Furman University Hill Blaze- Furman University Bennett Bradley- Army Keita Christophe- Washington College Jack D'Angelo Quinnipiac University Nick Doyle- Ohio State University Austin Frederick- Villanova University Brian King- [lacrosse] College Christian Knight- Cornell University Michael Knudsen- Kenyon College Sean Lewns- UMBC Eric Levin- Swarthmore College Tyler LLewellyn-Dickinson College Devin McNamara-Villanova University Josh Reider- Dickinson College Andrew Siegel- Stevenson University Jake Walsh- Bates College
New Information from the Greene Turtle Lacrosse group as there will be tryouts for the following teams.
2021/2022 Team 4th & 5th graders-Coaches Ryan Smith and Travis Holmes
2020 Team 6th graders- Coach Kevin Benzing
2019 Team 7th graders- Coaches Andy Hilgartner and Joe Meurer
2018 Team 8th graders- Coach Rick Brocato
2017 Team 9th graders- Coaches Ian Shure, Tom Nee and Bryn Holmes
2016 Team- Coach Steve Vaikness
The 2016 Team Coach Whitty and 2015 Team Coach Brandau teams are already established and will not have tryouts.
The 2013-2014 season runs from the fall of 2013 through the summer of 2014. The youth teams (2018 and younger) typically participate in 2 fall tournaments and will play in the spring Howard County league. There will be a mandatory weekend camp in the early summer that will be held locally that will include position training sessions, team practices and scrimmages. Two to three local tournaments and the Stowe, VT tournament will round out the summer.
The high school teams also typically participate in 2 fall tournaments and 2-3 recruiting tournaments in the summer.
Any questions, please contact Andy Hilgartner- ahilgartner @mcdonogh.org
2021-22 Team - Ryan Smith and Travis Holmes Ryan Smith has been coaching youth lacrosse for nearly a decade. He currently coaches at Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council and has experience coaching the Clinic, Tyker, Lightning, and [lacrosse] age groups. A 1995 graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Ryan was a midfielder and a face-off specialist during his college career. In addition to lacrosse, Ryan played varsity soccer at Boys’ Latin and was team captain in both sports. Travis Holmes is a teacher at McDonogh School and coaches middle school football, wrestling and lacrosse. While in high school at McDonogh, Coach Holmes was a four year varsity athlete in football, wrestling and lacrosse. He then played midfield at the University of Maryland, graduating in 2007. This will be Coach Holmes third year coaching at Greene Turtle.
2020 Team - Kevin Benzing Kevin is starting his second year with Green Turtle Lacrosse, and first as a head coach. He is the 8th Grade history teacher at St. Paul's School where he will coach the Defense and Goalies on the varsity lacrosse team. He works with 83 Lacrosse during the off season. He attended Quinnipiac University where he played goalie for four years and received his Masters in Education.
2019 Team - Andy Hilgartner and Joe Meurer Andy Hilgartner has been the Coaching Director of the Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club since 2008. Within the club, he has coached high school and U13 teams. Coach Hilgartner is the Head Coach at McDonogh School as well as the Senior Class Dean. In 2014, he will be entering his 19th year as a high school lacrosse coach. In 2010, Coach Hilgartner was named the Coach of the Year by the Maryland State Coaches Association. He played college lacrosse at Michigan State University from 1990-93 and is a 1989 graduate of Calvert Hall. Joe Meurer is a current junior and team captain at Ohio State University. Joe graduated from McDonogh School in 2010, where he received the Kelly Award as the best player in the state of Maryland. Joe became a starter at OSU as a freshman at the long stick midfield position. He has assisted Coach Hilgartner for the past three years at the U13 Level.
2018 Team - Rick Brocato Rick Brocato has been a Varsity Lacrosse coach for 28 years. Twenty-one years at St. Paul's, 13 as head coach. Won MIAA A Conference championship in 2010.MIAA A Conference finalist in 1996 & 1998. Coach-of-the-Year in 1998 & 2010. Head coach of the South Team in the Under Armour Senior All-America Game in 2011. Played for Towson Sr. High, All-Balltimore County in 1980 & 1981.Played college ball at Washington College.
2017 Team - Ian Shure, Tom Nee, Bryn Holmes Ian is the founder and owner of Shure Shot LLC, which organizes and offers training opportunities for coaches and youth lacrosse players year-round. Shure Shot LLC sponsors the Athletic Learning Center which offers athletic training space for youth lacrosse programs such as Cradle Monkeys, Lax T.R.U.E., and 83 Lacrosse. Ian was a recognized attackman at the Boys' Latin School of Maryland (1994-1997) and the University of Virginia (1997-2002), earning several achievements and titles including MIAA and NCAA championships. He has coached at the middle & high school, college, and club levels for 10 years. Coach Holmes is a teacher at Gilman School and coaches middle school football, varsity wrestling, and as an assistant on the varsity lacrosse team. Coach Holmes is a 2010 University of Maryland graduate, where he was named to the Honorable Mention All-American team as a midfielder. Like his brothers, Coach Holmes was a four year, three sport varsity athlete in high school.
2016-Vaikness Team - Steve Vaikness Coach Vaikness is currently an assistant coach with the 2012 National Champion Loyola University Greyhounds, where he works with the face off men. Coach Vaikness attended West Genesee High School and played for the 1985 New [lacrosse] State Championship Team. He went to Loyola and in his four years, helped the Greyhounds advance to three NCAA Tournaments, including the Quarterfinals in 1988 and the NCAA Championship Game in 1990.
2016-Whitty Team - Trey Whitty and Billy Gladding Coach Whitty is the Athletic Director at St. Mary’s High School. Before that, for 3 years Coach Whitty was the Defensive Coordinator at McDonogh School, where he was named MIAA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011. Prior to his work with McDonogh, Coach Whitty also served in the same capacity at St. Pauls. He has played professionally in the MLL and played his college lacrosse at the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 2003 as a National Champion and All-American.
2015 Team - Tim Brandau Coach Brandau is currently an assistant coach for McDonogh's Varsity. Coach for Buggs Combs' Shoot2Score Lacrosse Camps run throughout the Mid-Atlantic which specializes on shooting and stick skills. Formerly a Head Coach for Predator Lacrosse Club U-19 and an assistant coach with the Greene Turtle U-15. Four year starter at attack for Bucknell University from 2006-2010. Top ten scorer in program history and an all Patriot League selection.
Aug. 23 3pm - 2017, 18, and 19 4:30pm - 2020, 2021, 2022
Aug. 27 6pm - 2017, 18, and 19 7:30pm - 2020, 2021, 2022
Location Ridley Athletic Complex - Loyola U.
WELCOME TO THE GREENE TURTLE LACROSSE CLUB 2014-2015 TRYOUT REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 6AM ON 8/25/14 FOR ALL TEAMS
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE E-MAIL: STEVE VAIKNESS at email@example.com
You will be asked to pay for $40 tryout registration fee at the end of this form via Mastercard or Visa. If you are having difficulty with this procedure please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful Information: 1. Please input players information correctly. A valid email address on this form is important in order to contact you about weather related changes and team postings. 2. Please register promptly. We limit the number of attendees per age group. 3. Tryout fee is non refundable. 4. We will not accept "walk up" registration. All interested athletes must register online. This website page will be shut down September 12th at 12 noon in order to prepare for evaluations. If you do not have a credit card, please fill out the form online and send a $40 check prior to August 22 to Greene Turtle Lacrosse,408 [lacrosse] Road, Towson MD 21204. 5. Attending both tryouts is not mandatory but the more time you spend in front of the evaluators, the better your chances of obtaining a spot on a team. There will only be one team per age group.
TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, RIDLEY FIELD Take Interstate 83 to exit 9B Cold Spring Lane West. Bear right and then get in the left hand lane. Turn left at Baltimore Northern District Police Station. Keep left,go up the hill to Ridley Field