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: Bala Cynwyd, PACoach Hayes is the co-founder and President of NXT Sports. He directs the Trashcan Summer Camp at Episcopal Academy, the Trashcan Winter Program at Episcopal, the Philly Showcase, and many other NXT events. He graduated from Trinity with a B.S. in Biology and currently teaches freshmen and sophomore biology at Episcopal. Andy played lacrosse and soccer at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, earning all-Conference honors in both sports.Andy just completed his seventh season as boy's head lacrosse coach at Episcopal Academy. In 2010, Andy led the Churchmen to a 16-6 record and to the championship game of the highly competitive Inter-Ac league, where they dropped a one-goal heartbreaker to national power Haverford School. Andy also serves as President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association. View Full Profile
Hometown: Newtown, PACoach Leahy is in his 24th year as Head Coach at La Salle College High School. He has achieved an overall record of 418 W - 86 L (280 W - 4 L in the Catholic League) which includes the 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2013 PA State Championship, 2005 & 2007 EPSLA Finals, 2010 & 2011 PIAA Finals, 2006 EPSLA Final Four, & 19 Philadelphia Catholic League Championships. He is a 1992 graduate of Loyola College in Maryland where he played and coached midfield and was considered a face-off specialist. From 1995-1996 he played forward for the Philadelphia Wings. Coach Leahy coached the 2007 U.S. South UnderArmour All American Team. In 2010 Coach Leahy was the first lacrosse coach to be inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Philadelphia Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and will join the 2016 Under-19 USA World Team Staff for the World Games in Conquitlam, BC, Canada -(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: South Bend, INChris lives in Philadelphia and is the National Sales Manager for Elevation Lacrosse.Attackman, St. Joseph HS (South Bend, IN), Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY), Gryphons LC (Philadelphia division of the ALL).I was previously the head boys lacrosse coach at St. Joseph HS (South Bend, IN), assistant coach with Team Indiana and Program Direcctor for Michiana Falcons Youth Lacrosse. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2010, I've been an assistant coach with the UPenn NCLL Lacrosse team and have served as an interim coach with Edge Elite (Toronto, Ont.). With NXT, Chris was an assistant coach for the NXT 2017 team, leading the offense for three years. Coach Williams also serves as an attack coach at the NXT Lacrosse Academy each winter. I believe in creating a competitive, efficient, positive and fun environment that demands each player bring their best effort every time they step on the field. View Full Profile
Hometown: South Kent, CTDrew joined the NXT staff after spending just over a year at South Kent School, in South Kent (Conn.). At South Kent, Drew was the head coach of the boys' lacrosse team, as well as a faculty member, teaching Pre-Engineering and African-American history. Upon moving to Chicago, Drew took the Assistant Varsity coaching position at Fenwick High School.3-year starter and Captain at Hartford University. Named 2013 All-Conference America East. Drew has an identical twin brother that played defense for the Hawks. Drew graduated the University of Hartford Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in U.S history, and a minor in sociology. In his time with NXT, Drew helped launch NXT Chicago and coached club as well as lacrosse education programs. Since 2015, Drew moved from Chicago to Philadelphia to join the NXT Events team and his role now centers around marketing. Drew serves as a dedicated coach in our(...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: Springfield, PAMike works full time for an insurance broker called The Graham Company in their Technical Development Department and is responsible for new hire training and development. In his free time he enjoys cooking, sports, and music.Mike played at Springfield High School in Delaware County, graduating in 2005. He was a 4 year letter winner in soccer and lacrosse and a member of 2 PSLA Final Four teams and won the Central League Championship in 2005. He then played collegiately at Drexel University. Graduating in 2010, Mike was the recipient of the Randy Voight Coaches Award as a senior. He continues to play for GMH in the spring and summer. Mike's goal is to teach the fundamentals of both position and team defense based around a tough, hard-nosed philosophy. "Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow" - Norman Vincent Peale 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: Bala Cynwyd, PANile was born and raised in Bala Cynwyd. He graduated from Lower Merion High School in 2010 and Ursinus College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics and minors in African American studies and environmental sciences.Three-year varsity letter winner at Lower Merion High School for both football and lacrosse. Captain of the 2010 Lower Merion lacrosse team. 2010 Honorable Mention All-Central League. Four-year varsity letter winner at Ursinus College, a Division III school participating in the Centennial Conference. Captain of the 2014 Ursinus lacrosse team where the Bears had a school-record five conference wins. 2014 Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference. Nile began his coaching career with the Cradle and Trashcan Lacrosse programs. Coach Nile truly enjoys coaching all age groups. Six years of coaching experience with NXT Education programs. Cradle Lacrosse, 2010-present Trashcan Lacrosse / Play Fast Training, 2010-present Trashcan LC 2020 assistant coach in 2012 Trashcan LC 2023 assistant(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Wayne, PANXTsports Announces Hire of P.T. Ricci as Director of Elite Training & High School Clubs NXTsports is proud to announce a major hire as its Philadelphia boys’ club program continues to raise the bar. PT Ricci will join NXT full time on August 1 as our Director Elite Training & High School Clubs. The creation of this new position allows NXT to have both a full-time youth Director and full-time high school Director. Coach Ricci has local roots, having played his high school lacrosse at Conestoga High School. He continued his playing career at Loyola University, where he was an All-American and the ECAC Player of the Year. Coach Ricci has won two MLL Championships and has been an MLL All-Star, and he was drafted by the Philadelphia Wings in the 2009 NLL draft. He has coaching experience at Malvern Prep, Towson University, Loyola University,(...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
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Hometown: Wheaton, ILDirector of NXT Girls Lacrosse Events, NXT2020 Head Coach Amanda Kammes was hired full-time at NXT in April 2016 to oversee and direct all NXT Girls Lacrosse Event programming. From 2015-present, she has also served as the Head Coach of NXT2020 and Regional Director for both Cradle and Dribble Intro programs. Prior to working for NXT, Kammes served as the UC Davis Women's Lacrosse Program's top assistant from 2012-2015. She was involved with all aspects of the program and served as the program's Recruiting Coordinator. Kammes also oversaw Defensive Systems, player development and academic support for the team. Kammes made an immediate positive impact on UC Davis women's lacrosse, assisting with the Aggies' first-ever win over a ranked opponent with an upset against No. 14 Stanford in the 2013 season finale. In 2014, she guided a stingy defensive group, helped the team defeat conference rival California(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Wheaton, ILNXT LC Head Coach, Regional Director of Cradle Lacrosse Amanda Kammes served as the UC Davis Women's Lacrosse Program's top assistant from 2012-2015. She was involved with all aspects of the program and served as the program's Recruiting Coordinator. Kammes also oversaw Defensive Systems, player development and academic support for the team. Kammes made an immediate positive impact on UC Davis women's lacrosse, assisting with the Aggies' first-ever win over a ranked opponent with an upset against No. 14 Stanford in the 2013 season finale. In 2014, she guided a stingy defensive group, helped the team defeat conference rival California for the first time since 2001, and helped mentor UC Davis to its first 5-0 start in history. The defense decreased its goals-against average by four goals per game in her three-year stint with the team. In addition, due to Kammes' efforts in the realm of academic support, the Aggies(...continued) View Full Profile
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Hometown: Downingtown, PANXT LC Head Coach, NXT Director of Lacrosse Operations Kellogg, originally from Downingtown West High School, was a standout at Hofstra, where she served as team captain in 2013 and was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2012. Kellogg started 40 games during her career with the Pride, finishing with a four-year total of 23 goals, 39 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers. Upon her graduation, she received the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award in 2013. Kellogg made the Dean's List and added CAA Commissioner's Academic Awards throughout all four years, helping Hofstra compile the nation's highest team GPA in 2010. During her tenure as a student athlete, she also worked in the Pride's sports marketing department. She graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in fine arts in 2013. Coach Kellogg recently served as the second Assistant Coach at UC Davis during the 2014-2015 campaigns. She was a valuable asset to(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Downingtown, PAKellogg, originally from Downingtown West High School, was a standout at Hofstra, where she served as team captain in 2013 and was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2012. Kellogg started 40 games during her career with the Pride, finishing with a four-year total of 23 goals, 39 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers. Upon her graduation, she received the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award in 2013. Kellogg made the Dean's List and added CAA Commissioner's Academic Awards throughout all four years, helping Hofstra compile the nation's highest team GPA in 2010. During her tenure as a student athlete, she also worked in the Pride's sports marketing department. She graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in fine arts in 2013. Coach Kellogg recently served as the second Assistant Coach at UC Davis during the 2014-2015 campaigns. She was a valuable asset to the Aggie Coaching Staff, serving as the Midfield and(...continued) View Full Profile
Guest Coach-Candace Taglianetti, Head Coach LaSalle
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Guest Coach-Candace Taglianetti, Head Coach LaSalle
Hometown: Havertown, PAHead Coach, La Salle University Candace Taglianetti Bossell enters her seventh season as head coach of the La Salle University Women's Lacrosse program for the 2014-15 school year. In her six seasons on 20th and Olney so far, she has coached an Academic All-American, an A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year, an Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, two A-10 Rookies of the Year, six First Team picks, seven Second Team honorees, nine All-Rookie selections and eight Academic All-Conference honorees. The two-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year guided the program to three straight years of posting program record wins. Her 2012 and 2013 squad matched each other with 10 wins before the 2014 team upped the standard with 11 victories. Taglianetti Bossell earned Coach of the Year accolades in 2014 after guiding the team to those 11 wins, including a 5-2 Atlantic 10 record which matched the program best set by the 2010 team. Her senior class posted the(...continued) View Full Profile
Guest Coach-Hannah Rudloff, Drexel Head Coach
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Guest Coach-Hannah Rudloff, Drexel Head Coach
Hometown: West Chester, PAHead Coach, Drexel University Hannah Rudloff begins her third season at the helm of the Drexel women’s lacrosse team in 2015-16. She was named the head women's lacrosse coach in July of 2013 after dedicating three seasons as an assistant coach. From 2010 to 2013, Rudloff worked extensively with the Dragons' attack unit. Over her first two seasons, the local product has proven adept at taking down Philadelphia foes. Rudloff's teams have gone 4-1 against city rivals in her two years, including a perfect 2-0 mark against Villanova and La Salle in 2015. Rudloff won her first game as a collegiate head coach in the Dragons’ opener in 2014, handling George Washington 12-7. She would add victories over local rivals La Salle and Saint Joseph’s, as well as a 9-8 win over Towson which highlighted her first campaign as the head coach for Drexel. That victory handed the(...continued) View Full Profile
Guest Coach-Jenn Cook, Asst Coach Princeton
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Guest Coach-Jenn Cook, Asst Coach Princeton
Hometown: Broomall, PAAssistant Coach, Princeton University Jenn Cook begins her fourth year as an assistant coach at Princeton, having been hired in June 2012. As the Tigers top assistant, Cook acts as the defensive coordinator and works with the center draw unit. She also has input into every phase of the game and operation, including recruiting, scouting, player development, film breakdown and program management. In her first season at Princeton, in 2013, Cook helped guide the team to its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance. The Tigers went 10-7 including a perfect 7-0 record at home, and were the runner-up in the Ivy League with a 6-1 record, with that lone loss coming in overtime. Princeton made its third appearance in the Ivy League Tournament, falling in double overtime loss to Dartmouth, 11-10. The Tigers faced Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, suffering another double overtime defeat. The game was named a Game(...continued) View Full Profile
Guest Coach-Kateri Linville, Head Coach Delaware
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Guest Coach-Kateri Linville, Head Coach Delaware
Hometown: Moorestown, NJHead Coach, Univeristy of Delaware After wrapping up her fifth season in 2015 as the head coach of the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse program, Kateri Linville has led the Blue Hens to three consecutive winning seasons while guiding her alma mater to 44 victories and a 51.8 winning percentage to date. This past season, Linville and the Hens continued their recent successes as Delaware made its second straight appearance in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament while posting the most wins (11) since the 2008 campaign. The Blue Hens kicked off 2015 with fireworks by defeating No. 16 Georgetown, 17-5, in the opener before exploding for a 22-2 victory at Lafayette. Delaware also defeated No. 11 Princeton, 12-10, on the road to collect two wins over nationally ranked opponents for the first time since 2005. The Hens received their own votes on the IWLCA Division I Weekly Poll throughout the majority of the(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Garnet Valley, PANXT LC Asst Coach Barnes was a Garnet Valley High School Lacrosse 4x Letter Winner; 2x State Champion, High School All-American, and a High School Academic All-American. She punctuated her high school lacrosse career by scoring the game-winning goal in over time of the PIAA State Championship. Upon her graduation in 2012, she attended Rutgers University, where she is currently a senior on the Women’s Lacrosse Team. As a Scarlet Knight, Barnes as been named as a 2015-2016 team captain, and has twice been honored with All Big East Academic Team and All Big 10 Academic Team. She is also a Chi Alpha Sigma – National College Athlete Honor Society Member. Barnes has coached with Brandywine Major Lacrosse for 3 years and worked for Northwestern and Coach Amonte-Hiller as a summer camp counselor for two summers. As a student athlete at Rutgers, she maintains a 3.8 GPA in her pursuit of a(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Garnet Valley, PADirector of NXT Girls Lacrosse, NXT LC Head Coach Kate Henwood joined the NXT team in June of 2015 as the Director of Girls Lacrosse. A Garnet Valley (Pa.) and La Salle alumna, Henwood coached at the University of California-Davis Aggies for three seasons ('13-'15) after winning back-to-back state championships at Garnet Valley ('10-'12) in her second and third seasons at the Central League powerhouse. In her initial season at UC-Davis, she led the Aggies to an upset of nationally-ranked rival Stanford. Her Garnet Valley tenure 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 over at Garnet Valley, Henwood was the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Villanova University. She also served as a middle school and high school social studies teacher for 7 years in the Rose Tree Media ('06-'07) and Garnet(...continued) View Full Profile
Hometown: Ridley, Pa.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 View Full Profile
Hometown: Baltimore, MDNXT LC Asst Coach Fernandez recently completed her Masters Degree and Graduate Assistant Coach tenure with Temple Univeristy Lacrosse Program. Prior to her two years as an owl, Fernandez was a 4-year letter winner at Penn State. As a senior and team captain in 2013, Fernandez started in 20 games and ranked third on the team with 30 goals. She helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 14-7 record, their most wins since 1999, and to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for a second straight year. In her junior season, Fernandez led Penn State with 35 goals, recording at least a hat trick in five games. She was a standout freshman at Penn State, registering at least one point in all 17 starts. She was named the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Rookie of the Week three times, and ranked second on the team in points with 40, scoring 27 goals while adding 13 assists. Fernandez, was named a(...continued) View Full Profile