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Overview

To reach the pinnacle of success, it is no longer enough to simply roll out the ball and only play for parent coaches or even school teams. Instead, serious players need to also play on club teams where they can get the proper training and exposure.

Our club lacrosse program has been designed from the ground up to deliverthe best lacrosse experience in Westchester County. This is our commitment to offer student athletes of all ages and abilities the same experience and benefits that collegiate athletes receive in top-tier D1 lacrosse programs. The foundation of our program is based upon the following factors:

  • Top tier professional coaching
  • World-class practice facility
  • Weekly intensive team practices
  • Weekly skill development sessions
  • Blackboard sessions
  • Athletic Republic performance training
  • College recruitment services

Together these factors create an intense, motivating atmosphere that offers our athletes an unrivaled lacrosse learning experience that allows our players to dramatically improve their on-field lacrosse skills. We believe that by spending 200+ hours on their general athleticism and on-field skills, your child can achieve greatness. We are committed to providing a platform to encourage this. 

Our program is a year round program. For the 2016-2017 season, we will look to form multiple teams at each age group if participation numbers allow. A limited number of winter/summer only players are also accepted. Tryouts will be held in August.

 

Program Details

The House of Sports Lacrosse program has become one of the leading programs in the region due to its emphasis on improving the on-field skills and general athleticism of its players. Our teams practice and play for more hours than any other program in the nation. This allows our players to experience dramatic improvements in their playing ability. We attract some of the most serious players in the region and expect a significant time commitment from each. Below are the time commitments by season. 

The House of Sports year-long program (October to July) includes a combination of team practices, classes, training and tournament play.  More specific details (including practice days/times, class options and tournament specifics) will be explained during tryouts.  

 

Coaching Staff

Maria Di Fato, Director of Girls Lacrosse

Di Fato served as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Iona College in New Rochelle.  During her time with the Gaels, her main responsibility was coordinating the recruitment process for student-athletes, including setting-up official visits, contacting coaches and corresponding with players.  Prior to joining the Iona staff Di Fato also spent time as an Assistant Coach with Oswego State.

Before her coaching career, Di Fato was named as a three-time collegiate All-American, Tewaaratton Award Finalist and Conference Athlete of the Year at SUNY Cortland.  In her High School days, Di Fato boasts as a two-time All-American and two-time New York State Champion with West Genesee High School.

 

Katie McConnell 

Katie is the head coach of the Manhattan College Womens Lacrosse program. She began her coaching career at Lock Haven University in 2013 and spent three years with her alma mater. In 2014, McConnell was named the Intercollegiate Womens Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II Assistant Coach of the Year at Lock Haven University. She then coached Coastal Carolina University for a year before becoming the head coach for Manhattan College. Katie was a four year starter on defense for Lock Haven and helped lead the lady Eagles to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by an appearance in the 2009 National Championship Game. 

Danielle Scicutella

Danielle graduated from Manhattanville College and played four years as a defender on the Valiants Womens Lacrosse team. Danielle will be heading into her fourth year as the Pelham High School Varsity Girls Lacrosse coach. In addition to her Varsity coaching dutiesm Danielle is also involved with the Pelham Youth Program coaching K-8th Grade in the offseason.

Amanda Heyde

Amanda is a graduate of Hofsta University and Somers High School. During her time at Somers, Amanda played both Lacrosse and Field Hockey. Amanda is entering her third year as the Varsity Head Coach with Rye Neck High School. Before joining the House of Sports program, Amanda coached for the Topside Snipers club program.

Brianna Shost

Brianna began her lacrosse career in 2002 and played on the Pelham Varisty Lacrosse team for four years. Following her time at Pelham, she went to play at the collegiate level at SUNY Cortland. Brianna won three SUNYAC Conference Championships and was a three year starter at attack. Brianna is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Pelham High School and previously coached at John Jay High School and with the Westchester Elite Lacrosse program. 

Cassandra Honovich

Cassandra was a four year starter at Manhattanville College and finished her career as the all-time leader in goals (250), draw controls (185) and second all-time in points (280). Following her time at Manhattanville, Cassandra coached at Rye Neck Middle School and has been coaching the Rye Youth Lacrosse program for the last four years.  

5th/6th Grade Team

Practices: Sunday from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Performance Training: Sunday from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Team Class: Wednesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm or Friday from 4:00pm-5:00pm **Please note, you class you choose will be the one you attend each week**

Summer Tournaments

Lax By The Sea - June 10th & 11th
LI Lax Fest- June 17th
Great American Draw - June 24th & 25th

7th Grade Team

Practices: Sunday from 4:30pm-6:00pm

Performance Training: Sunday from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Team Class: Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm or Friday from 5:00pm-6:00pm **Please note, you class you choose will be the one you attend each week**

Summer Tournaments


Lax By The Sea - June 10th & 11th
LI Lax Fest- June 17th
Great American Draw - June 24th & 25th
Summer Slam - July 8th & 9th

8th Grade Team

Practices: Sunday from 4:30pm-6:00pm

Performance Training: Sunday from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Team Class: Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm or Friday from 5:00pm-6:00pm **Please note, you class you choose will be the one you attend each week**

Summer Tournaments

Lax By The Sea - June 10th & 11th
LI Lax Fest- June 17th
Great American Draw - June 24th & 25th
Summer Slam - July 8th & 9th

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