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Boys Lacrosse Coaches

new wave boys coaching staff


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.

Alek Szmajda
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.

Jay Farrell
Head Coach at North Central College. NCAA Regional Advisory Committee Member. Former Head Lacrosse Coach at Benedictine University. Former Assistant Coach at Adrian College.

Josh Maluta
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 school).

Tim Hurst
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.

Blake Keenan
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.

Tony DePinto
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. Midfielder at Benedictine. 2x First-Team All-Conference Benedictine University. 4x Varsity Starter Schaumburg High School. 2x All-Conference.

Gerry Freaney
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.

Aaron Vermedal
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

Jeremy Taylor
Current Assisstant Coach Varsity Lacrosse St. Charles North. Former Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Wheaton Academy. 15 Year Lacrosse Coaching Veteran.

Corey Segall
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.

Ethan Hurst
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.

Garret Rosiek
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).

Bryan Potesta
Multi-Year New Wave Alumni. All-Conference Defenseman from Lemont

Trevor McNamara
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.

Kyle Honn
Played collegiately at Carthage College. State Champion at Benet Academy.

Nick Bonastia
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

Jacob Taylor
7 Year New Wave Alumni. Wabash College Midfielder. 4 Years of Coaching Experience. Played Wheaton-Warrenville South Varsity for 3 Years.

Chris Weed
Head Coach at Wheaton North High School. 4 year starting midfielder at MCLA Purdue University