Mark Anastas, native of Wayland, MA and currently of York, ME, headlines our Southern Maine/Seacoast NH Coaching Staff. Mark has been an integral piece in building lacrosse popularity in the Seacoast region, starting with his involvement in helping York High School establish the first lacrosse program in school history. His time and energy has been devoted to other local programs too, including volunteering at the York Recreational Department as coach and mentor for countless youth players.
Mark began working alongside North Shore Lacrosse in the winter of 2012 while bringing his son's Jake and Evan to our winter leagues. A friendship ensued, and partnership developed. Given Mark's deep lacrosse background, contacts, business acumen, and desire to raise the bar of competitive lacrosse in his home area, North Shore Lacrosse will be a paramount force in developing lacrosse players for years to come.
Some of Mark's accolades include;
Coach Anastas can be found at either of his surf shops Liquid Dreams in Oqunquit and York, ME, in the surf alongside Jake and Evan, in his restaurant "Hooks" in Oqunquit, ME, on the field with North Shore Lacrosse with our Club Team, Sea Serpents or at our Summer Lax and Surf Camp, Dip-Dunk-Shred!
Cam started his lacrosse career off when he was in 8th grade. He went to a private school where he played long stick middie and goalie. He decided to go back to his public school where he was the starting goalie for the next three years. Cam chose to attend Endicott College where he started as a freshman and had a great season. His sophomore year he also earned the starting spot for the entire year. Cam decided to start coaching when he got to college and realized I wanted to be a lacrosse coach. He held a three-week internship position with a program at 207 Lacrosse which is a travel lacrosse team. The following summer he coached another travel team called the Maineiax. He also worked in four camps one of which he ran by himself. Throughout the summer he has been giving private goalies lessons to kids around the area. Coaching is something he really enjoys.
Cam has earned some great honors for his play while attending Endicott College. In 2013 he was named USILA Honorable Mention All-American and All-Region by ECAC Division III New England (First Team) and NEILA (Second Team). He was named CCC Rookie of the Year and a First Team goalie. In 2014 he was named a USILA Honorable Mention All-American...named All-Region by ECAC Division III New England (First Team) and NEILA (First Team). Cam was also awarded CCC Defensive Player of the Year and All-CCC First Team
In 9th grade, to give back to the Tribal lacrosse community, Aidan became an assistant coach for one of the tribal U11 teams and also occasionally helped out a U15 team as well. At the U11 level, he went to every practice and game. During games he would run the sidelines and kept the kids in order and made sure everyone got equal playing time.
After a year of coaching, Aidan decided to go down a different path and became a referee. He was a Junior AO (assistant official) for the tribal organization for 2 years and was a Senior AO this past year. In the off season, last year he refereed a tournament at Fort Devens, the youth league for North Shore Lacrosse, and was a referee for the Tribal Fall ball program that ran once a week from September to November.
Aidan started playing lacrosse in Fourth grade for the Tribal lacrosse program and played town up until high school. In high school he played 1 year of JV and 3 years of varsity. Both Junior and Senior he was names All-league in the Cape Ann league and as a senior he was also one of three Captains. In the summers going into 9th and 10th grade he played Claddagh lacrosse before switching over to Home Grown Lacrosse going into 11th and 12th grade. Next year, Aidan will be playing his first year of college lacrosse for Merrimack College as a close defenseman.
Kirsten has been playing lacrosse for the past 13 years. She attended Longmeadow High School where she played in the state championship game each of her four years there. In high school Kirsten was an assistant coach for youth lacrosse teams in the area. She also provided one on one coaching outside of practice time with players who wanted to put in the extra time. Throughout her high school career she also was a referee for youth lacrosse through the local middle school.
Kirsten is now entering her senior year at Endicott College where she will be entering her fourth year on the Women's Lacrosse Team. During her career at Endicott she has been a part of conference championship winning team each of the past 3 years that she has been on the team. The program has won 9 consecutive conference championships. Kirsten’s sophomore year the Women’s Team made school history by being the first team to make it past the first round of NCAAs. Kirsten is look forward to more lacrosse in the near future as well as coaching here at North Shore Lacrosse.
Chris started playing lacrosse for Tri-Town Tribal out of Topsfield, MA when he was 6 years old. When he got to high school, he attended Masconomet Regional High School, where he spent 1 year on junior varsity and 3 years on varsity. His senior year, he was selected to the Cape Ann League All-Star Team. After high school, Chris went on to play division 2 lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire University. Freshman year he started 5 games at close defense, while finishing off the season starting at long-stick midfield. His freshman year he was selected to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team. Sophomore and junior year Chris spent time playing close defense, long-stick midfield, and short-stick midfield. Senior year he was named co-captain, and started the first 2 games at close defense, while finishing off the season at long-stick midfield. Following his senior season, he was named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first team as a long-stick midfielder.
Chris has had his hand in coaching lacrosse since his high school years. His high school coach ran many youth camps and clinics that would be run by the players of the varsity team. When he moved onto college his coach had a very similar idea, which allowed him to continue coaching youth players. This past summer he had an internship at HGR Lacrosse where he was given the opportunity to coach at both the middle school and high school level. Chris also worked for the North Shore League last summer, which also allowed him to coach this same age group, and even some players that he has coached in the past. This summer he will be coaching a youth elite team for 4 Leaf Lacrosse out of Derry, NH as well.
Throughout most of her childhood she grew up playing lacrosse. It was really in high school when it became more than just a game to her. She gave 100% to lacrosse, with her family always supporting her. After having an extremely successful high school lax career, she knew she wanted to play in college. It became a major factor when narrowing down her options. Attending Endicott College, Kelsey was a four year starter on the lacrosse field. Kelsey “feels that playing in college was one of the best decisions she has made and is so happy she did it”. “The early practices, late nights, and timed miles were all worth it”. Over her four years she has received many awards.
This will be Tim’s third summer as a coach for the North Shore Lacrosse League, in addition to participating in the Green Head League as a player. While in school at Salve Regina University, Tim played defense for the Sea Hawks. He played four years of lacrosse at Malden Catholic High School, junior and senior year on varsity where he was team captain and a Catholic Conference All Star senior year. While at MC he was a counselor at the Agassi Summer Lacrosse Camp, directed by Head Coach Rick Mazzei. Tim has played for both the New Hampshire Tomahawks and NESLL elite summer high school tournament teams, in addition to the Homegrown Winter League. Tim participated in the 2010 Bay State games as a player on the tournament champion team.
June 1, 2014
Watching Kelsey play lacrosse is an experience. From her first years playing as a "young" 6th grader in our Varsity League we saw firstand how her play-but as importantly-her demeanor on the field, would be sure to send this star brightly forward. Now-after a brief hiatus of "loaning" her to Duke University for a few years (tongue in cheeck of course), we are happy to bring Ms. Duryea back to the North Shore family to serve as a mentor, coach, and advisor.
Starting this summer, Kelsey will be coaching the Girl's Varsity League at Endicott College. To help navigate the complexities of club and college recruiting, Kelsey, along with current collegiate level players and North Shore Lacrosse coaches, will also serve on our roundtable committee in an upcoming meet-and-greet with all female players and parents. Our discussion will take place in a soon to be announced date and time, at the Hospitality Suite at Endicott College. As a member of our summer leagues, please enjoy and take advantage of the opportunity to speak with our female coaches who have been through the process-and have a completely unbiased story to share with our recreational players.
Here is a brief synopsis of Kelsey's lacrosse bio;
Duryea is currrently a junior studying at Duke University, and serves as the starting Goalie for the 2014 NCAA Quarterfinalist Duke Women's Lacrosse team.
Her lacrosse career started in elementary school for Hamilton Wenhan Youth Lacrosse and for Beverly Youth Lacrosse. She attended the Brookwood School (Beverly, MA) and played both field and goalie, but transitioned to only playing goalie at the high school level for Governor's Academy (Byfield, MA).
Duryea played Varsity all four year's at Governors, starting in goal the entire way. Her accolades include becoming an All American, and in her junior year made the Gold medal-winning U.S-Under 19 Women’s National team that competed in Germany in the World Championships. Kelsey committed to Duke in her junior year, but suffered a season ending knee injury during her high school senior year.
At Duke she began her career recovering and rehabbing, focused on getting bak on the field to the game she loved. Duryea missed the first six games of the season and was cleared the day before facing Maryland. She was given the nod after the second half in that Maryland game and post game, learned that she had earned the starting spot for the remainder of the season. Despite the injury andl limited play, Duryea earned All American and All ACC honors as a freshman.
Crosby is currently a junior midfielder at Southern New Hampshire University. He played lacrosse at Andover High School, becoming a full time goalie freshman year after years of playing off and on during youth travel seasons. Junior year he became the starting goalie for the varsity team. Senior year he was a co-captain of the team which posted an 11-7 record while having a 7.15 Goals-against-average. Crosby earned honors of MVC All-Conference and Eagle Tribune All-Star and also participated in the Eastern Mass. All-Star game. Throughout high school he was part of the Raptors Elite program, playing both goalie and midfield during the summers and fall. In 2011, he began college at Southern New Hampshire University, a Division 2 program in Manchester, NH. Freshman year he made four appearances as a goalie for SNHU. Sophomore year Crosby appeared in 13 games, including 11 starts as a goalie and a midfielder. He has played in 10 games as a goalie, starting 9 and recording 87 saves with a 9.82 goals-against-average. He also played 3 games as a midfielder earning four assists. This spring, 2014, he played as a midfielder starting at 15 games and tallied 7 goals and 7 assists for a total of 14 points.
Crosby has some prior experience coaching at the youth level. For multiple summers he was a coach at Lazer Lax, a summer program run by Andover High School coach Wayne Puglisi. Crosby also volunteered at other youth clinics in Andover, as well as volunteering during the spring of 2012 with the Londonderry youth lacrosse program in Londonderry, NH. He was a coach last year at North Shore Lacrosse and I am looking forward to another great summer.
Dom just finished his freshman year at Springfield College where he played midfield for the 15th Nationally Ranked Pride. Prior to Springfield, Dom played at Beverly High School under John Pynchon. He was an All- American and Boston Glob All-Scholastic his senior year. He earned Salem News All Star Selections, Northeastern Conference All Star Selections and Agganis All Star Selections for both his junior and senior year at Beverly. He was also a three sport captain in football, basketball, lacrosse at Beverly.
Fabian Brunner is on the Men’s Lacrosse Team at Endicott College and is going into his junior year. He has played short stick most of his life and has now transitioned to playing long pole defense. Fabian has played for the Albany Power Lacrosse Team in the past and has received Coaches Awards and Varsity Letters in High School. He was also given 2nd Team Suburban Council Honors (Defense).
Rob has been a four year starter at midfield at Southern New Hampshire University and has just graduated this past year. He has been a two time NE 10 and NEILA all conference player and has lead his team in goals or assists the past 3 years. Rob was named a preseason all American this past year and was also selected to the NEILA senior All star game this year.