PUERTO RICO LACROSSE

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Mission

Puerto Rico Lacrosse is an organization with the goal of introducing lacrosse to the island of Puerto Rico. Lacrosse is a sport that can provide the youth of Puerto Rico a wealth of opportunity. It is our goal to not only foster the growth of lacrosse within Puerto Rico but to establish a self-sustaining lacrosse community. Through lacrosse, we are looking to make a positive impact on the lives of the youth of Puerto Rico. By forming a bond through this sport we hope to learn the needs of the community and help find ways to meet such needs. We seek to inspire the people of Puerto Rico and provide hope, passion, and purpose by using lacrosse as our vehicle to do so.

 

Initiatives 

Student Internships / Mission Trips

Grassroots Lacrosse Clinics

Develop Puerto Rico National Teams

Develop Youth and Adult Club, High School, and Collegiate Teams

PUERTO RICO LACROSSE BOARD AND SUPPORT STAFF

Miguel is a product of Puerto Rican parents who settled in Queens New York (NY). Moving from Queens, NY to Long Island, NY Miguel was first introduced to the game of lacrosse through his middle school football coach. Miguel is an alum of Liberty University with an undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Strategic Intelligence and a graduate MBA degree. Miguel graduated from the Maurice A.Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in May of 2019. Miguel is currently a practicing attorney in the NYC area. Miguel was one of the pioneers to bring men's lacrosse back to Liberty University at the MCLA level. Playing all four years for Liberty, Miguel helped the team to an 18-2 record in 2013 and a SELC conference championship. It has been Miguel's lifelong dream to bring the game of lacrosse to his homeland of Puerto Rico. The opportunities afforded to Miguel through lacrosse is something that he hopes to share with the families and youth of Puerto Rico.

Miguel Lozada

Co-Founder / President

Jose was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico but grew up in Florida. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy and spent the next 26 years serving as a Hospital Corpsman. During his active duty time, he completed his MBA with a concentration in Human Resources.  Graphics and photography were always a side venture, but in 2013 when he retired from the Navy, it became his primary working focus. He joined Puerto Rico Lacrosse in 2016 with an established passion for Lacrosse Jose designs the graphics, and takes all photography and produces video shorts for Puerto Rico Lacrosse. In addition, he oversees our social media posts and providing marketing strategy for the future of Puerto Rico Lacrosse.  As with all the members, Jose has joined the team with a clear passion and drive to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing the game of Lacrosse to Puerto Rico. 

Jose Esquilin
V. President / Director of Communications

Ismael E. Carreras Castro Ph.D.

Chair, National Teams Committee

COACHING STAFF

 Natalie Marie Bermudez

Head Coach Women's National Team

Shawn Mowry

Head Coach Men's National U19 Team

John Raba

Head Coach Men's National Senior Team

 Sophia Lugo Nieves
Head Coach Womens U19 National Team

 Chris Gill
Head Coach Mens U15 Team

Kristina Anderson

Asst. Head Coach (midfield) Women's National Senior Team

Russell Allen

Asst. Head Coach
(Attack)
Women's National Senior Team

Keith Burns

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Women's National Senior Team

Matt Cassalia

Asst. Head Coach Men's National U19 Team

Michelle Cordero

Athletic Trainer

Women's National Senior Team

Shane Crossett

Asst. Head Coach

Men's National U19 Team

Christian Esquilin

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Men's National U19 Team

Kara Kooladge

Asst. Head Coach (Midfield)

Women's National Senior Team

Rick McCarthy

Asst. Head Coach Men's National Senior Team

Dee Stephan

Asst. Head Coach (defense)

Women's National Senior Team

Mary Schwartz

Asst. Head Coach (Goalies)

Women's National Senior Team

Andy Whitley

Asst. Head Coach Men's National Senior Team

Connor Wilson

Asst. Head Coach Men's National Senior Team

Dr. Adam Wright

Performance and Mental Health Coach

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