Register here if you missed tryouts and would like an individual assessment to be considered for selection to the COB Lacrosse Club 2018 Season.
May 25th – 28th @ Two Rivers Camp for U14 Players
- June 5th
- June 12th
- June 19th
- June 26th
- July 10th
- July 17th
- July 24th
- June 7th
- June 14th
- June 21st
- June 28th
- July 12th
- July 19th
- July 26th
June 8-10: Impact10 Showcase, Corte Madera
- June 23-24: Battle of the Bay, San Francisco
Early/Mid July: Pinnacle Trip for top HS players (Philly)
July 15-16: All West WCS, Morgan Hill
August 11: Booth Santa Cruz Beach Classic 7v7
Players can also join ACES teams in Tahoe at either the Summit event June 15-17, or the Incline Village (HS only) event at the end of July.
As our coaches and staff are motivated to get kids great opportunities (we have/will have kids playing at Navy, Denver, Ohio State, Chapman, Cal Poly – all top shelf college programs), we will be using our connections and developing new ones to continue to get our kids chances that kids in other clubs don’t. We are proactive in this approach rather than just attending tourneys hoping a scout will see our kids. We can also offer our kids who do have the opportunity to talk with college scouts how to better their chances of being recruited and offered a chance to play or a scholarship.
Beyond this, we are working to develop a program to offer our kids actual guidance and counseling in the college selection and application process. THAT’S not something you’ll see from any other clubs.
Biography | Kyle Garzia was born and bred in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania – a suburb of Philadelphia where he grew up playing lacrosse. After graduating, Garzia began his coaching career with 5th and 6th graders. He made the jump to being a high school assistant coach, JV Head Coach before return to his alma mater, Sun Valley High School where he served for 6 seasons. He went on to become asisstant coach at NCAA DIII powerhouse Cabrini College in Pennsylvania before being recruited to come to California where he took the position as Director for All-West Lacrosse in the south bay and as head coach for Los Gatos High School. In 5 seasons at LGHS, Garzia has taken his teams to three consecutive league championship games and earned Coach of the Year honors. Garzia will be acting at COB’s Director for all lacrosse operations.
Following his storied career at the University of Virginia (2 time All-ACC selection, 2 time All-American and 2003 National Champion), John Christmas played for Team USA as well as professional lacrosse for the Boston Cannons (MLL All-Star) and Philadelphia Wings. Since those days, Christmas has trained more than 200 All-Americans, coached at the middle school through Division 1 college levels including the Dukes Lacrosse Club (#1 select summer travel team in the country), Alcatraz Outlaws and ACES. Christmas is currently head coach for the De La Salle High School lacrosse team in Concord, CA. Christmas uses this wealth of experience and love for the game and developing the youth game in California to fuel his innovation and to stay at the forefront in creating the “modern day lacrosse player.”
Three-time All-American, including two-time first-team selection. One of 11 Blue Devils to earn All-ACC recognition three times. One of the best midfielders to wear a Duke jersey. Holds the Duke midfield record for goals in a season with 50 in 2016. One of just six midfielders in NCAA Division I lacrosse history to score 50 goals in a season. Finished his career with a Duke midfield record 134 goals. Amassed a total of 201 career points, one of just two Duke midfielders and one of six midfielders in NCAA history to reach the 200-point benchmark. Finished his career ranked tied for ninth in career goals (134) and 12th in career points (201). One of 12 Blue Devils to amass 200 career points. 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American. Four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Frank Resetarits grew up in Hamburg, New York (just outside of Buffalo) where he attended Hamburg High School where he earned the ranking of third all-time in high school lacrosse goals scored. After a record-breaking high school career, Resetarits attended SUNY at Albany to play for legendary coach Scott Marr. Albany made three NCAA tournament appearances during his career and finished ranked 4th in the country in 2007. Resetarits was chosen as America East Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-American and was a Tewaraton Trophy (best college lacrosse player in the nation) finalist. Coach Resetarits played professionally with the Long Island Lizards, San Jose Stealth and his hometown Buffalo Bandits (where his brother, Joe, currently plays). Coach Resetarits has coached dozens of All-Americans in high school and college settings. He was a co-founder of Champion Lacrosse, one of the top club programs on the east coast, and is currently the head coach of the UC Davis men’s lacrosse team. Resetarits lives in Midtown Sacramento with his wife Heather.
John Alpizar is a New Jersey native where his lacrosse development was formed, as a Summit High School player and later as a coach, by Hall of Fame coach Jim Davidson. While there, Alpizar’s teams won multiple state lacrosse championships and Alpizar received All-State and All-America honors. In college, Alpizar went on to play Division 1 lacrosse for SUNY Albany. Currently, Alpizar serves as the head varsity lacrosse coach for Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose.
Coach Cleary was one of the founding members of the West Valley Lacrosse Club, along with AJ O’Brien, Joe Christie and Mark Lipscomb. He and AJ together co-founded the Chauncey Boys in 2015 with the help of an all-volunteer coaching staff headed up by Logan Lichorowic. Bill began his lacrosse career on Long Island, playing for one of the top high school teams—the Uniondale High School Black Knights. After high school he played for Nassau College (two years) before going on to club ball in Western New York. While attending graduate school (SUNY/Buffalo) Coach Cleary learned the box game, playing with the Seneca Indians (Golden Eagles) on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. He studied anthropology for four years at the graduate level while teaching at Lake Shore High School in Angola, New York. In ’81 Bill joined Apple Computer and got involved with the local lacrosse scene in Northern California. He coached youth lacrosse at every level; including U9, U11, U13A and U15B and high school. While at the Santa Cruz Warriors he also coached at the U19 level during the summer tournament season—winning two major tournaments on Treasure Island with Coach Wes Koenig of Santa Cruz.
After four years as a coach with the Santa Cruz Warriors, Bill returned to the Red Hawks in ’14 to serve as the offensive coordinator for Coach Lichorowic’s successful U15 team, which ended up 18-3 on the year. Coach Cleary serves the Chauncey Boys as a Senior Coach, working with the coaching staff and helping with recruitment efforts. Coach Cleary’s philosophical approach is that Lacrosse is a team sport with a long and proud tradition that dates back to the 1600’s and the Iroquois Indians. Great youth lacrosse teams require committed parents and players, along with dedicated coaches who have a passion for the game. The goal for all four of our COB teams this year is to prepare our players for very competitive high school and collegiate play, while emphasizing advanced skill development and improving lacrosse IQ’s. Coach Cleary believes that the role of a youth lacrosse coach should include the emotional growth and maturation of each player—by fostering team play, sportsmanship, leadership skills and a passion for the game. Three of Bill’s sons (Dylan, Ian and Tomas) played lacrosse at the youth level with the Red Hawks. His stepson (Logan Lichorowic) has also been an integral part of the family passion for the game. Ian went on to play hockey and lacrosse at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont. In addition, he played summer ball for Wes Koenig’s high school travel team in Santa Cruz, and hockey for two years at Gettysburg College before transferring to Santa Clara University (’16). Bill’s youngest son Tomas is currently a starting attack player on his stepbrother Logan’s elite COB U19 team. Tomas is also a topflight attack player at Scotts Valley High, and he hopes to go on and play at the college level.
Rob has been with the West Valley Red Hawks since the 2008 season and Chauncey Boys since their inception. Having coached several sports over three decades, Rob transitioned over into lacrosse in 2011. During this time, he has coached boys at all youth levels from U9 through U14 including the U11-U14 A teams. In 2014, he took the Red Hawks’ first ever U11A team to the NCJLA playoffs and repeated that again in 2015 finishing the season ranked 5th in Northern California. On the travel-team side, Rob ran his own South Bay Red Riders travel team that competed in major tournaments throughout California. In 2014, her merged the Red Riders with All-West Lacrosse where he continued to coach and then helped launch the Chauncey Boys program. After winning their first tournament, Rob’s first COB team received a bid to compete in a national championship tournament in Florida. Since then, Rob has led his COB teams to 8 tournament championships in three seasons.
Coach DJ Shelton is a Palo Alto native, and the head varsity coach of Palo Alto High School, where he won 2014 SCVAL Coach of the Year Award, and won the 2015 SCVAL Championship. He played at Goucher College (Div. III) in Baltimore, MD, where he played defense and was a face off specialist. Goucher made two NCAA tournament appearances during his time there, and was ranked #10 in the nation his senior year. Coach Shelton has 12 years of coaching experience of all ages, and founded Phenom in high school to start giving back to the game that had given him so much.
Coach Kowitz began his Lacrosse career as a junior player with the first Redhawks lacrosse team founded in 2003 by Bill Cleary and A.J. O’Brien and headed up by Coach Joe Christie. Studying and playing defense under Coach Christie, Zack served as the team captain for the Redhawks all five years of his pre-college days, and helped lead the team to four consecutive seasons at the top of the NCJLA, and one year (2008) as the California State Champions in the high school division. After the 2008 season, most area high schools—including Saratoga, Los Gatos and Palo Alto—established CIF teams, which was a major goal realized by the WVLC. While attending the University of Washington, Coach Kowitz’s knee was injured in football and most of the 2008-9 season was spent in rehab. After making a full recovery, Zack chose to play Lacrosse for the Washington Huskies and joined the team for the 2010 season. He earned a starting spot as a close defensemen in his rookie season playing that position for the balance of his career, making it past the first round in the MCLA D1 playoffs—with notable wins against Stanford and San Diego State. After College, Zack helped coach Junior Varsity Lacrosse for his Alma Mater, Saratoga High School, as an assistant coach. The program was led by Coach Larry Boehm (currently the head coach at San Jose State) and remained competitive within the division. Upon returning from another stint in Seattle, Coach Kowitz volunteered as a defensive coach for the initial Chauncey Boys U-19 Elite team headed up by former Red Hawk teammate Logan Lichorowic. Bill Cleary and AJ O’Brien founded the Chauncey Boys Elite Lacrosse program in 2015. That initial team was very successful, having won four tournaments in the inaugural season. Top players on that first COB U19 team came from high schools throughout the Bay Area; including Carmel, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Scotts Valley, Aptos, Bellarmine, Santa Cruz, Soquel and Mitty.
I am a graduate of Whittier College, a small liberal arts college in LA. I focused on kinesiology as my major while there, but also picked up a minor in psychology. After a few years of picking up odd jobs and working as a sales manager, I wanted to expand on my understanding of the human body and find a way to help those in need. I was lucky enough to find the National Holistic Institute in San Jose, and began my education in Massage Therapy in November 2016, a month after my ACL surgery in October.
NHI gave me an incredible experience that opened my eyes to the multidimensional nature of our musculoskeletal systems and showed me how I can help those experiencing dysfunction in this system. I’m still not sure whether I would like to start my own private service or work through a facility, but I am currently working out of Santa Cruz Core. My goal in life is to stay connected to the game I love, Lacrosse. This has become a bit more difficult with my rehab, but I still find ways on to the field.
Trey Freeman was a 4-year varsity starter at Olathe East High School (Olathe, KS) and was named 1st Team All-State in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 Olathe East, won a state championship and Trey was named tournament and season MVP. He attended Hood College (Frederick, MD), where he currently sits eighth all-time in goals and points in school history. He transferred to Division 2 Lindenwood University (St. Louis, MO), as a senior started at defense and where he received his BA in Environmental Science in 2014. Trey has coached youth and high school lacrosse in Maryland, Viginia, Missouri, Kansas, and Northern California. As the Offensive Coach at St. Louis Priory, he lead the team to the Missouri Division II State Championship in 2015. In Northern California Trey was a Varsity assistant at Menlo-Atherton High School and Sequoia High school, Head U15 coach for the Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies, and all levels of the SixFifty program.
Griffin Goudreau is a Bay Area native, attending Bellarmine College Prep, earning All-WCAL as well as All-America honors as a defenseman. In college, Griffin recieved a scholarship to play Division 1 lacrosse for Providence College. He tranferred to the Univeristy of Arizona where we played both football and lacrosse, earning All-American honors as a defenseman for their club team.
Coach Lichorowic had his start as a lacrosse player with the Red Hawks when the club was initially founded. He started out as a junior player, and played JV and High School ball as well. As a JV player he was the top scorer on the team—once tallying 7 goals in a California Championship game (JV level). In 2008 he was the top middy on the Red Hawks California State Championship team, which defeated the highly ranked SoCal team from Agoura Hills. Logan was respected by his teammates and coaches, and viewed as a driving force behind the team’s success. Head Coach Joe Vasold described him as a “natural leader both on and off of the field.” During his tenure with the club as a player, the team was ranked in the top 10 (2007), a designation that included all high school teams—including clubs like Bellarmine and Saint Ignatius. After graduating from Saratoga High School, Logan went on to play college ball at ASU, where he performed impressively as a middy until side lined by a major injury in his senior year. As a head coach for the Red Hawks, Logan completed four outstanding seasons, and distinguished himself as one of the top U15 coaches in club history. Under his supervision numerous Red Hawk players have gone on to excel at Bellarmine Prep, Mitty, Los Gatos and Saratoga High School. He’s one of the club’s most dedicated coaches, and during the ’14 season was available to Red Hawks players (U15 & U13) five days a week—plus weekend games. He’s a favorite among the boys, and parents are especially appreciative of his willingness to counsel young men when it comes to academic challenges and personal development. He’s the first coach on the field and generally the last to leave—usually after a challenging, fun practice. His philosophical approach is that great conditioning pays major dividends—and he truly believes that no competitor can beat one of his teams because the players are out of shape.
Logan played an integral role as the head coach of our inaugural Chauncey Boys U19 season, winning four gold medals and two silver awards. He coached some of our top players, and contributed significantly to their overall development and skill level. One of his players—who he coached as a Red Hawk—went on to become a member of the very competitive Ohio State NCAA D1 lacrosse team. Chase Bunce is a player that Logan has influenced and nutured from his initial days as a Red Hawk, through his successful participation as a topflight player for Bellarmine Prep. In addition, Logan’s lead attack player (Morgan Kouky) has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy prep school at NAPS, and the Annapolis head coach (Rick Sowell) believes that Morgan has a significant role to play in the Annapolis NCAA D1 lacrosse program. Coach Lichorowic is looking forward to an even more successful summer tournament season, with an exciting schedule that includes some of the most competitive events—including Surfstorm, Tahoe, the “Super Series,” West Coast Showcase, Denver and Sandstorm in January.