Experience. Leadership. Knowledge. Talent.
Our coaches are the backbone of our lacrosse club, which is why we value & respect them so highly. They aren't only talented scholars of the game, but well-rounded people of integrity & character as well. That's the only kind of coach we'll take and the only kind of coach we'll have mentoring our players. Take a look at our coaches for club, camps, leagues & all of our programs below.
Paul Stolzer - Director
40 Year Lacrosse Veteran. NCAA All - American in the Hall of Fame at Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey). 4-Year Starter, All Time Assist Record Holder and 5th All Time Leading Scorer.
Kyle Sullivan - Director
MCLA All-American and SELC Collegiate All-Conference at Eckerd College. Co-founded Eckerd's Lacrosse program and catapulted the program into national standing in just three short years. Youth Park District Coordinator. Head of Youth Club Coaches.
Andy Thompson - Director
St. Charles Lacrosse Head Coach from 2007-2012. Won 3 conference championships and went to 4 state Final 4's during this time. Currently an Assistant Coach for St. Charles North Lacrosse since 2013. Selected as the IHSLA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013 and the IHSLA Lacrosse Person of the Year in 2015. Was the first All-Conference player to come out of St. Charles.
Played High School Lacrosse At St. Charles, Conference Champion, All Conference Player, And Team Captain. 4 Year Starter at Carthage College, Team Captain. Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. Previous Semi-Professional Lacrosse Player for the Chicago Outlaws.
Head Coach at North Central College. NCAA Regional Advisory Committee Member. Former Head Lacrosse Coach at Benedictine University. Former Assistant Coach at Adrian College.
Head varsity coach at Neuqua Valley. 4 Year starter at NCAA DIII Lacrosse at Adrian College. Holds school records for most assists in a game, season, & career. 2nd most points in school history. 8 years of coaching experience (club & high schoo).
10 Years of High School Lacrosse Coaching experience in Illinois. 2X Illinois State Champion (Benet Academy and Naperville Central High School). Current Assistant Coach at North Central College. Former Assistant at Benedictine University.
Current Assistant Coach at North Central College. 2 Year Captain at Benedictine University. 3 Year Starter at Benedictine University. 2x Season Goal Leader. 78 Goals, 101 Points in Career. 2nd Team All-MLC Attack. Attended Schaumburg High School, where he was Captain.
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. Midfielder at Benedictine. 2x First-Team All-Conference Benedictine University. 4x Varsity Starter Schaumburg High School. 2x All-Conference.
Current Head Coach at York High School after helping to start the program in 2007. Played Midfield at Cornell University under legendary coach Richie Moran.
State Championship Coach at Naperville Central HS. Four Year Starter and Captain at Northern Illinois University. President of Lacrosse at Northern Illinois for 2 years. Co-Head Coach St Charles East 2 years. 3 Year Head Coach at Wheaton North
Current Assisstant Coach Varsity Lacrosse St. Charles North. Former Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Wheaton Academy. 15 Year Lacrosse Coaching Veteran.
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. Current Player at NCAA Aurora University. Best Faceoff Win Percentage in the MLC 2017. Top 7 in the Country. 2x Most Groundballs in the MLC 2017 and 2016. MLC Defensive Player of the Week 2017. Won Conference Title Aurora University.
7 Year Alumni who played with New Wave since its inception. 6x Attackmen of the Year. 12 years of lacrosse experience and 3 years of coaching. Starting Attackmen at North Central College in their inaugural NCAA season.
3 Year Assistant Coach at Elmhurst College. Four year starter at Aurora University. 3x All-Conference Selection MLC. 2013 MLC All-Conference Honorable Mention. 2013 National Leader in Assists (68).
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. All-Conference Defenseman from Lemont
A four-time All-MLC selection, three-time Academic All-MLC honoree, and two-year team captain, McNamara established MLC and Aurora records for goals in a single game (9) and single season (66) and finished with 283 points, the second-highest total in the Spartans' history.
Played collegiately at Carthage College. State Champion at Benet Academy.
Assistant Coach NCAA Division 3 Elmhurst College. 4 Year Starter at Elmhurst College (Goalie). 2x All-Conference Selection (2016, 2017). 2015 Academic All-Conference. MBA Candidate
7 Year New Wave Alumni. Wabash College Midfielder. 4 Years of Coaching Experience. Played Wheaton-Warrenville South Varsity for 3 Years.
Head Coach at Wheaton North High School. 4 year starting midfielder at MCLA Purdue University
Steve "Laddy" Laduzinsky
4 year starter and 4 year team captain in goal for Illinois Wesleyan University. IWU's School Record Holder in Goals Saved (619). CCIW Champion (IWU). Earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament where the team reached the Sweet 16 in only the fourth year of the program's existence.
Captain of the Michigan State University Lacrosse Team 2015. 2015 MCLA All-America Midfield honorable mention. 2014 3rd Team All-Conference Midfield. Recruited by the USA West official lacrosse team in High School to play for Team USA in the Asia Pacific Games.
Played Lacrosse for Division 1 2X Conference Champion Mt. Saint Mary's. 3X High School All-Conference and 2X State Final Four. Played professionally for Chicago Outlaws.
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. North Central College Midfielder
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. All-Conference Geneva Defenseman
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. Rutgers Attackmen
Played at D3 Aurora University. MLC Newcomer of the Year 2012. 2x Second Team All-Conference honors. 2015 MLC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. Captain of Lindenwood (Defenseman)
Former NCAA D3 Ursinus College Pennsylvania and Wittenberg University Ohio. 2nd Team All-Conference (Wittenberg). 3x All-Conference Midfield as well as 2x selection for Team Illinois. Multi-Year Lacrosse America Coach, Camp Counselor and former Team One Lacrosse Director.