With the addition of Carrie Casey to the girls coaching staff, Dual State Lacrosse continues to build a strong foundation as a new club program. As a US Lacrosse level 3 certified coach, Carrie brings over a decade of experience, as a high school, elite club and youth head coach, to the Dual State Lacrosse girls program.
Brian Endicott brings his wealth of lacrosse knowledge & coaching experience to Dual State Lacrosse. Endicott was most recently an assistant coach of the Men’s Lacrosse Program at Curry College, where he’d been since 2014. Before Curry, he was the head men’s lacrosse coach at Wheaton College from the fall of 2008 through 2011, where in his first two years he led the team to back to back league championship appearances as well as the ECAC tournament semi-finals in 2009. During the spring 2008, prior to being named head coach at Wheaton, Brian was an assistant coach at Endicott College, under current Boston Cannon’s Head Coach Sean Quirk, where he helped lead the nationally-ranked Gulls to a program-record 18 wins and their first ECAC Tournament championship. In addition to his success & experience as a Men’s college coach, Endicott was the assistant coach for the boy’s varsity lacrosse team at his alma mater, Malden Catholic High School in 2005 & 2006. He also brings ample experience as an instructor & coach for a number of youth and high school camps throughout the country. He has been a coach and instructor for the Rising Stars Boys Lacrosse Camp at Wheaton College, the Peak 200 and Peak Performance Camps at Springfield College as well as the Blue Chip Lacrosse Camps in Rhode Island. He has also served on the coaching staff for the Southern Combat Lacrosse Camp in Atlanta, Adrenaline Lacrosse Camp in San Diego, True Lacrosse in Chicago and, in 2002, he gained valuable coaching experience at the U.S. Naval Academy Camp in Annapolis, Maryland. Endicott played his college lacrosse at Springfield College from 2001-2004 and was a 2001 U.S. Lacrosse All-American while playing for Malden Catholic High School. He is excited about bringing his coaching knowledge to the Dual State Boys Program!
Dual State Lacrosse is very excited to announce the addition of Rebecca Rostowsky to the girls coaching staff Rebecca brings a wealth of experience and has a tremendous passion for the game. She looks forward to teaching and mentoring our Dual State Girls.
Rebecca Rostowsky is a West Hartford, CT native where she earned four varsity letters at William Hall High School, also lettering and honored as Captain in soccer. Rostowsky is a graduate of Fairfield University where she started as a defender in 44 games over 3 seasons for the Fairfield Women’s Division I Lacrosse team. She spent her first year playing Women’s soccer for Fairfield and switched over to lacrosse as a sophomore. Her time spent on the lacrosse field at Fairfield included the most successful stretch in program history. The span is highlighted by MAAC Championships and NCAA postseason berths in 2009 and 2015. Her time has also coincided with the program’s two most successful seasons, a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season victories over MAAC foes. Rebecca was named Captain for the Stags 2011 season. Rebecca was also a member of the Fairfield Athletic 3.0 Club. After graduating from Fairfield Rebecca continued to stay involved in the game through coaching 7th and 8th Grade Avon, CT Girls Youth Lacrosse leaving the team with an undefeated season. She also helped coach clinics and collegiate showcases for the CT Dodgers Girls Elite Lacrosse Program. Rebecca recently moved to the Boston area and is excited to join the team!
Mindy Cripps is excited to join the Dual State Girls Coaching Staff. She has an extensive lacrosse history spanning nearly 25 years, both as a coach and as a player. Mindy began her lacrosse career in high school, where she was a 4 year varsity member and senior captain at Beverly High School in Beverly, MA (1994-1998). As a starter on Bridgewater State College women’s lacrosse team in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Mindy scored the winning goal for BSC in the New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA) Championship in 1999, and her team qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in 2000. After college, Mindy founded the Haverhill High School lacrosse program in Haverhill, MA. Mindy was the varsity head coach for Haverhill High’s girls lacrosse program from 2006-2015, where she was awarded the Merrimack Valley Conference Coach of the Year (2015), and the Eagle Tribune Lacrosse Coach of the Year (2008). During her tenure in Haverhill, she ushered her team to multiple Merrimack Valley Conference championship titles and multiple state tournament berths. Mindy is a head coach in the Dracut Youth Lacrosse program (2014-present), and she also serves as a Dracut Youth Lacrosse Board Member. Her personal coaching philosophy centers around team-building and strategy for strength in game-play, with an eye towards precision on fundamental skills to ensure that each player is at their peak performance.
Dual State Lacrosse is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Comeau and Henry Graves to the Boys staff.
Jeff Comeau is the current Head Coach for Essex High School, a position he has held since 2009. Jeff is excited to bring his knowledge and love of the game to Dual State. Jeff also teaches and coaches Varsity football at Essex.
Henry Graves comes to Dual State after a four year career at D1 Quinnipiac University as an attackman where he graduated in 2014. Before Quinnipiac Henry was a standout for West Hill High School in CT where he was awarded with All-State and All-Conference honors in a highly competitive state. Post graduation Henry played for the CT Chargers Lacrosse Club. Henry began his coaching career as a head coach with the CT Stars Lacrosse Club. Henry has relocated to Massachusetts where he looks forward to continue coaching and beginning a teaching career.
Dual State Lacrosse is proud to have our inaugural Boy’s & Girl’s youth teams participating in the 2016 Shootout For Soldiers charity event at Umass Lowell. Combined, the teams raised over $1600 in donations for the charity & are set to take part in the upcoming 24-hour lacrosse event on June 3rd & 4th. Come watch some lacrosse and support our military veterans!