Marty Kupprion serves as the Director of NXTlacrosse. In that role, he supports all of NXT's educational and club lacrosse-related efforts. An original member of the NXTsports leadership team, Coach Kupp helped build NXT's circular efforts for Cradle Lacrosse, Trashcan Lacrosse and NXT Lacrosse Club, while also helping to attract and manage many of the area's top young coaches. He was the head coach of the first club team, NXT 2014 and now leads the NXT 2017 team.
Marty recently left a second grade classroom teaching job at Episcopal Academy to join the NXT team in a full-time role. He spent four years at EA, including roles as a writing specialist, after-care coordinator and three years running his own classroom. Entering his sixth season with the Churchmen, he continues to serve as an assistant to Andy Hayes with the Episcopal varsity lacrosse team. Marty was a star player at Episcopal Academy and the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in elementary education and and was a member of the 2007 Blue Hen Final Four team. Marty also holds a master's degree in education from Cabrini College and frequently tutors young students. Marty currently resides in downtown Philadelphia with his fiancee Jenny.
Kate Henwood joined the NXT team in June of 2015 as the Director of Girls Lacrosse. She oversees the NXT Girls Lacrosse Club and all Girls Lacrosse Training/Educational programming.
A Garnet Valley ('01) and LaSalle ('05) alumna, Henwood coached the University of California-Davis Aggies for three seasons ('13-'15) after winning back-to-back state championships at Garnet Valley in her second and third seasons at the school. In her initial season at UC Davis, she led the Aggies to an upset of nationally-ranked conference rival Stanford.
Her Garnet Valley tenure ('10-'12) produced multiple All-Americans, brought the school its first two state titles and laid the foundation for what has become Pennsylvania's premier program. Prior to taking the helm at Garnet Valley, Henwood served as the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Villanova University ('07-'09), taught 8th grade social studies for 7 years at Garnet Valley, and earned her M.A. in American History from Villanova University.
She lives in Philadelphia.
Casey joined NXT in August of 2015 after spending two years as an assistant coach on NXT LC Girls Director Kate Henwood’s coaching staff at Division I UC-Davis, where she spent time coaching the Aggies’ goalies and midfielders.
Kellogg played collegiately at Division I Hofstra University, where she earned a degree in marketing with a minor in fine arts. She was also named a team captain as a senior and was also tabbed a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association choice in 2012. She made the Dean’s List and also collected CAA Commissioner’s Academic Awards throughout her career.
Kellogg, a Downingtown West (Pa.) alumna, also served on Hofstra’s sports marketing department during her undergraduate tenure.
Hometown: Newtown, PACoach William (Bill) Leahy is beginning his 27th year as Head Coach at La Salle College High School. He started La Salle’s lacrosse program in 1992. He has achieved an overall record of 472 W - 101 L (302 W - 4 L in the Catholic League) which includes 21(out of 25) Philadelphia Catholic League Championships and 7 State Championship game appearances, 4 of which earned Pennsylvania State Titles (2004, 2008, 2009, and 2013). La Salle’s 2008 team was ranked #1 in the nation by US Lacrosse Magazine. Coach Leahy coached the 2007 US South Under Armour All American Team, and was selected as the Philadelphia Inquirer “Coach of the Year” in 1997 and 2008, as well as the Eastern Pennsylvania US Lacrosse “Coach of the Year” in 2017. He played high school lacrosse at Calvert Hall College High School (Towson, Maryland) from 1984-1987, then graduated from Loyola College in Maryland where he was a midfielder(...continued) View Full Profile
College:3.4 GPA 2016: Philly Under Armour Underclassmen Command Team second place 2016: La Salle varsity as a freshman 2016: Big 12 Invitational all-star Other Sports Football and track 235-pound bench press Community Service Food Drive Charity showdown View Full Profile
Hometown: Newtown, PABrett is a defenseman and assistant captain of the New England Black Wolves, and also has played professionally outdoors for the Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Rattlers and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL. Manney is a 2008 graduate of the University of Delaware where he served as team captain his Senior year and helped the legendary 2007 Blue Hen men’s squad reach the NCAA final four. For his off-field contributions to the school and community, Brett was awarded the school’s Outstanding Male Athlete Contributor. Brett is also a Bucks County native and was a standout three-sport athlete at Holy Ghost Prep. A trailblazer, he was one the very first NCAA division one lacrosse recruits to emerge from Lower Bucks County. Aside from his lacrosse credentials, Brett is an accomplished journalist. He currently serves as a television broadcaster for the Ohio Machine of the MLL, and also has worked(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Media, PABryan attended West Chester University, where he majored in kinesiology and received a teaching degree in Health and Physical Education. He has spent the last five years as a heath and physical education teacher for children ages 3-21 at the Davidson School which is the education branch of the Elwyn Organization. While teaching at the Davidson, Bryan worked toward and received a Masters of Education Degree from Wilmington University. Coach Arra sees Health and Physical Education as the building blocks to active and healthy living. Besides physical well-being, Bryan knows that such education promotes positive self-esteem and self-image in young adults. Lessons learned here are the same lessons and interactions students will need to succeed in the game of life. In both instances, one strives for excellence in realizing one’s potential, and this personal goal Coach Arra hopes to leave as his legacy with students. Coach Arra began(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: New Hope, PA2017 LaSalle Varsity Player 2017 Catholic League Champion 2017 National High School Tournament All Star 2016 MVP Delaware Team Champions 2016 MVP Towson All-Star 2016 "Most Improved Player" for NXT 2019 2016 Starting Midfielder for La Salle JV Academics 3.0 GPA 2016 Student Ambassador Other Sports Basketball, football, snowboarding Community Service GiGi Project - Read books and play music for people on life support machines Aid for Friends - Meal prep for the elderly in need View Full Profile
Hometown: Washington Crossing, Pa.2016: Varsity player as a freshman 2016: Under Armour Uncommitted Showcase 2016: Under Armour Callbacks. Selected as top 25 player in Pennsylvania. 2016: Duke's Lacrosse Club captain 2016: PIAA finalist 2016: Duke's Lacrosse Club "Best of the Best" Academics: 4.01 GPA as a freshman. Awarded First Honors and Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. PSAT scores ranked in the 96th percentile nationally. Taking honors and AP courses. Other sports: Football - selected team captain in fall of 2015 and top scorer in fall of top 2015. National Fitness Award. Community service: Student Ambassador at La Salle in fall of 2016. Volunteered at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in the spring of 2016 and at Mary's Cupboard in the fall of 2015. Highlight Links: https://youtu.be/4jTjucDjXuM https://youtu.be/P5tYXHKsyIU View Full Profile
Hometown: Radnor, PAJake grew up locally and was a lifer at Episcopal Academy, graduating in 2002. He then attended Middlebury College, earning a degree in literary theory and classical political philosophy in 2006. Jake went on to become a consultant specializing in advertising technology & marketing strategy, and has worked for Razorfish, Publicis, Booz & Co. and PwC. Jake first discovered his love for the sport while playing for the Ashbee youth program under the legendary Norm Treinish. In high school, Jake was a four-year letterwinner as a LSM & defenseman at Episcopal, earning All Inter-Ac honors and served as co-captain. He was also a standout player and co-captain for the PennStar and Dukes elite club teams. In college, Jake went on to play for perennial DIII powerhouse and multi-time NCAA champion Middlebury College, helping the squad to back-to-back NESCAC championships and strong NCAA tournament showings, reaching the national final in 2003 and 2005.Jake previously(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Wallingford, PAMarty attended the University of Delaware, where he majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in history. He spent two years as a physical education teacher for children ages 3-18 while completing a Masters of Education at Cabrini College. He then spent time teaching in the Lower Merion School District (PA) at the elementary level. Marty taught for three years as a second grade teacher at Episcopal Academy. He began working at EA in 2011 as a Writing Specialist in the Lower School. After learning to play lacrosse in the Rose Tree, Ridley, and Haven youth programs, Marty was a crafty attackman and an All Inter-Ac selection while at the Episcopal Academy, graduating in 2003. He then went on to play at the University of Delaware, helping the Blue Hens to two CAA championships and to reach the NCAA tournament in 2005 and 2007. “Coach Kupp” is the director of all(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Sparta, NJMike grew up in Sparta, NJ where he started playing lacrosse and competing as a goalie in fifth grade. Mike attended Sparta High School and was the starting goalie for his junior and senior seasons, graduating in 2008. Mike went on to play DIII lacrosse at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA where he was named the starter at the beginning of his sophomore season. In a time of desperation, Moravian College ended up cutting the Men’s and Women’s Varsity Lacrosse programs. Heading into his junior season, Mike and a teammate created the Moravian College Lacrosse Club. The Greyhounds enjoyed much success in the NCLL by capturing two Eastern PA Division titles and advanced to two elite eights and one final four. Mike was selected to first-team Eastern PA in both seasons and was elected to first(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Media, Pa.NXTsports is proud to introduce Peter Lawrence as the company’s new full-time Chief Operating Officer. Peter, known to everyone as Coach Law, joins NXT from the University of Hartford, where he has spent the last 10-and-a-half years as head men’s lacrosse coach. During his tenure at Hartford, Coach Law revamped the Hawks into a consistent contender for the America Easttitle. Under his leadership, Hartford made their first two appearances in the NCAA tournament by virtue of winning the 2011 and 2016 America East tournaments. He was named the 2011 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year. Law’s Hawks also excelled in the classroom, posting the top GPA among America East men’s lacrosse programs in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Lawrence co-founded NXTsports with NXT CEO Andy Hayes in 2009. He has been an integral part of the(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Lafayette Hill, PA2x Varsity Letterwinner 2x Captain PW High School 2x OSU Groundball Award Recipient 3x All Suburban One American Conference 2x ECAC Rookie of the Week 2010 George Kruse Memorial Sportsmanship Award After graduating from Plymouth Whitmarsh High School I was fortunate enough to face-off for two seasons at Ohio State before injuries ended my playing career a bit early. Since graduating from OSU, I have been working in the Masters of Education program at Saint Joseph’s University and coaching the JV lacrosse team at Lower Merion High School. In addition, I’ve worked privately with many young face off specialists in the area. I’m very excited to be a part of the NXT Family and I'm looking forward to working with any player that is eager to make a difference at the face off X. View Full Profile
Hometown: Garnet Valley, PAColey Ricci is the Head Coach of NXT 2024, serves as a NXT Lacrosse Academy Trainer and Directs Play Fast Lacrosse Camps in the summer for NXT. A first year 5th grade teacher, Ricci graduated from University of Delaware in June, 2017, where she majored in Elementary Education and served as two-year captain for the DI lacrosse team. She served as a 3 year starter for Garnet Valley Varsity Lacrosse, and was named captain her senior year. She was a member and contributor to the 2011 and 2012 State Championships, and earned All American, All-Delco and All-Central Honors. In addition to lacrosse, Coley played basketball and was a 4 year starter for GV. She served as captain her junior and senior years, and earned mulitple All-Central and All-Delco Honors. View Full Profile
Hometown: Springfield Township, PAJamie Wesztergom is a Springfield Township High School and East Stroudsburg University alumni. During her college playing experience, she was a two-year captain who started all 72 games of her career. She received the team MVP award her junior season and Coaches Award following her senior season. She was ranked second among all Division II players with 195 career grounds balls over her 4 year span. Following college she was the assistant coach at Garnet Valley for 3 years, 2 of which were State Championship seasons. Wesztergom is currently a 7th grade science teacher at West Oak Lane Charter School. Asst Coach Garnet Valley HS (2012-2014) View Full Profile
Hometown: Garnet Valley, PAAsst Coach of NXT 2020 4 year starting defender and captain at Temple University 2 x State Champion and HS All American at Garnet Valley NXT Lacrosse Academy Trainer and Playfast Camp Veteran View Full Profile
Hometown: Ridley, Pa.Kelsey Garraty enters her 2nd season as Asst Coach of NXT 2021, where she coaches the defense. She is also a lead trainer for NXT Lacrosse Academy and Director of Play Fast and Cradle Training programs. 2014 Big East champion and Sweet Sixteen finalist at Louisville 2013 and 2014 AD Honor Roll at Louisville All-Delco and All-Central League player at Ridley HS Asst FH and Lacrosse Coach at Ridley HS View Full Profile
Hometown: Ridley, PaMaryann Miller was a standout player at Ridley High School earning All- American, All- Delco, and All-Central honors in 2008. As a captain of her team in 2008, she was named the Ridley High School Lacrosse MVP and the recipient of the Lady Raider award. She took her talent to Hofstra University where she earned a starting position at midfield as a freshman. In 2012, she served as team captain and was selected as a member of the CAA All- Tournament Team. Throughout her career, Maryann received the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award (09-13), IWLCA Academic Honor Roll (09-13), and CAA Rookie of the Week honors. Maryann has been coaching club lacrosse, youth lacrosse, high school lacrosse, camps, and clinics for seven years. View Full Profile
Hometown: West Chester, PATheresa Giunta joined the NXT team in September 2017 as the Manager of Girls Youth Education and Clubs. She is the Head Coach of the NXT 9U team and Director of Play Fast and Cradle youth training programs. Giunta is a alumna of Henderson High School (West Chester, PA) and West Chester University (WCU), where she was a 2x All-American for Midfield and Defense. She competed for the Divison II National Championhip two out of her four years at WCU and was a semifinalist in 2011. Giunta helped WCU win the PSAC Championship in 2013, her senior year. Giunta was named defensive player of the year by her coach at WCU two years in a row. Giunta has also served as the Bishop Shanahan High School lacrosse coach the past 4 years, in which they have had record breaking seasons and were state semifinalists in 2017. Giunta also received her MS in(...continued) View Full Profile