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Blue Star Coaching Staff

At its core, Blue Star believes that the strongest asset we have is a large network of incredibly talented coaches and players. This network reaches far beyond our three directors - to Professional Canadian box lacrosse coaches, professional (MLL/NLL) guest coaches, current college players, and volunteer coaches. Almost the majority of our staff has been coached or coached by MV Whitlow and/or Don Green, ensuring the consistency of core principles and the coaching. 

Directors
Coaches
Box Lacrosse Coaches
Strength & Conditioning Coaches

MV Whitlow, Director of Blue Star Lacrosse

Coach Whitlow oversees all divisions of Blue Star Lacrosse. He hand picks the staff, advocates for college-bound players, and is the head coach of the sophomore all-star team. 
 
  • Head Coach, The Hun School of Princeton, ’13- Present
  • The Lawrenceville School, ’04-’12
  • New Jersey Pride, Major League Lacrosse, ’01-’02
  • St. Joseph’s Regional, Montvale, NJ. ’00-’03
  • Cape Henry Collegiate, ’98, ’99
  • Hampden Sydney College, ’97
  • The Peddie School, Football, Basketball, Lacrosse ’92-’96

Email Coach Whitlow, MVWhitlow@bluestarlacrosse.com


Don Green, Director of All-Stars and Player Development

Coach Green is a founding member of Blue Star Lacrosse. He is the director of the All-Star program, the head coach for the freshman all-stars, and does elite training for goalies. Coach Green manages, and trains part time coaches and does recruitment counseling for players and parents.  
 
  • Head Coach, Shawnee High School
  • 2012-14 Head Coach, Robbinsville HS
  • 2011 Head Coach, The Hun School of Princeton
  • 2009-10 Head Coach, Montgomery HS
  • 2008-09 Assistant Coach, Montgomery HS
  • 2007 Freshmen Coach, Moorestown HS

Email Coach Green, Dongreen@bluestarlacrosse.com


Bryan Hopper, Director of Box Lacrosse

Coach Hopper is the Director of the Box Lacrosse program.  In addition, Coach Hopper runs the digital marketing, digital advertising and overall digital web presence for Blue Star Lacrosse.
 
  • Assistant Coach, The Hun School of Princeton, 2018
  • Assistant Coach, Princeton Day School, 2017
  • 2014 USILA Scholar All-American
  • FIL Team Israel Box Lacrosse, 4th Place at WILC 2015
  • Hamilton College 2014 (2x Captain, 2x All-NESCAC)
  • The Lawrenceville School Class of '09

Email Coach Hopper, Bryanhopper@Bluestarlacrosse.com


Bill Sutphin, South Jersey Director

Coach Bill Sutphin is the director of the SJ All-Stars Program. He is responsible for everything Blue Star in South Jersey. He is currently the head coach of Lenape High School, and has accomplished the following:
 
  • Career Record: 156-103
  • Play-off Record: 16 – 12
  • 3 Division Titles: 2010, 2012, 2016
  • Sectional Title 2015
  • 3x US Lacrosse South Jersey Coach of the Year
  • 2x Burlington County Times Coach of the Year
  • 2x Courier Post Coach of the Year
  • 1x Philly Lacrosse Coach of the Year

Email Coach Sutphin, Billsutphin@bluestarlacrosse.com

Jeff snow - Offense

Assistant Coach, The Hun School of Princeton

Steven Sanczyk - Defense

Lehigh University 
Seton Hall Prepatory
Kinnelon, NJ
Lehigh Website Bio

Shane Doss - Goalie

Notre Dame University
Glen Ridge High School
Glen Ridge, NJ
Notre Dame Website Bio

Brendan black - Attack

Villanova University
The Hun School of Princeton
Princeton, NJ
Villanova Website Bio

dAN LAMELA - DEFENSE
Stockton University Class of 2014
Brick Memorial High School
Brick, NJ

Austin Haynes - Defense

Delaware University Class of 2019
Moorestown High School 
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dean Lamela - Defense
Penn State University
The Lawrenceville School
Brick, NJ

Dave Serughetti - Midfield

Head Coach Robbinsville HS, 2015
Former Head Coach West Windsor Plainsboro North, 2008-2010
Graduate of Roanoke College '93
 

 

Chris fake - Defense

Yale University
The Hun School of Princeton
Allentown, NJ
*2017 New Jersey Defenseman of the Year

 

LUKE PRYBYLSKI - ATTACK
Villanova University
Westfield/The Hun School of Princeton
Westfield, NJ
 

Owen Black - MIDFIELD
Villanova University
The Hun School of Princeton
Princeton, NJ

CHRIS ASLANIAN - ATTACK
Hobart and William Smith College 
Westfield/The Hun School of Princeton
Westfield, NJ

Drew Lamela - Goalie
Chestnut Hill Academy Class of 2017
Brick Memorial High School
Brick Township, NJ
 

pat Aslanian - Midfield

Georgetown University
Westfield/ The Hun School of Princeton
Westfield, NJ

Griffin Thompson - Goalie

University of Virginia
The Lawrenceville School 
Princeton, NJ

 

Cole Touhey

Rutgers University
Rutgers Prep
Bridgewater, NJ

Quinn Willis - Attack

Washington College
Moorestown HS
Moorestown, NJ

Griffin Moroney - attack

Salisbury University
The Hun School of Princeton
Califon, NJ

Dan Fowler - Offense

Assistant Varsity Coach, Lenape High School

JOey MErcado - Defense

Mt. St. Marys 
Lenape High School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Eric Destefano - offense

Salisbury University 
Moorestown High School
Moorestown, NJ

MIKE SHINSKE - MIDFIELD

Penn State University
Shawnee High School
Medford, NJ

Dan Wigley - Midfield

Loyola University
Shawnee High School
Medford Lakes, NJ

Gib Versfeld - Goalie

Amherst College
The Hun School of Princeton
Langhorne, PA

Tim Montgomery - Attack

Towson University
Lenape High School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

CONNOR GAFFNEY - FACE-OFF

Lehigh University
Lenape High School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Luke Wiles

Growing up in Orillia, Ontario, Coach Wiles attended the University of Delaware.

NLL career
  • 8 Year NLL Veteran
  • Drafted 4th overall in 2005 NLL Draft
  • Named to 2006 All-Rookie Team
  • Garnered over 450 points
  • 3x NLL All-Star
  • 12+ years coaching Box Lacrosse
Junior Career
  • Played six years for Orillia Rama Kings and St. Catherines Athletics
  • Led the league in scoring for two straight years ('01-'02)
  • Led the Athletics to Minto Cup National Championship
  • Named tournament MVP in 2003
  • Finished Junior career with 404 points in 108 games
 

Alex Turner

Growing up in Kamloops, British Columbia, Coach Turner is an experienced Coach and Lacrosse Player. 

NLL career
  • 6 Year NLL Veteran
  • Drafted 32nd overall in 2008 NLL Draft
  • 8+ years coaching Box Lacrosse
Junior Career
  • Played for New Westminster in the BC Jr A

Bryan Hopper

Coach Hopper has been the director of the box lacrosse program for 4 years. In the last four years, he has dedicated his winters to helping all-stars develop their skills on the floor! 
 
  • Assistant Coach, Hun School of Princeton (2018 Prep A Champions) 
  • 2014 USILA Scholar All-American
  • FIL Team Israel Box Lacrosse, 4th Place at WILC 2015
  • Hamilton College 2014 (2x Captain, 2x All-NESCAC)
  • The Lawrenceville School Class of '09

Brad MacArthur

General Manager:
Brooklin Redmen (Senior A)


Head Coach:
Clarington Green Gaels (Junior B)
Team Israel Box Lacrosse (International)


Hailing from Barrie, Ontaria, Coach MacArthur is currently the general manager of the Brooklin Redmen (Senior A).  Additionally, he is the head coach of two box lacrosse programs: Team Israel (international) , and the Clarington Green Gaels (juniors).  Prior to Coaching, he played in the NLL for seven seasons. He has coached the likes of Mark Matthews and is highly respected throughout the box lacrosse world. He will teach players the correct way to play indoor lacrosse which will have a tremendous impact on their field game! 

Na'ati Akauola - Performance & Wellness Consultant

Coach Na'ati Akauola is currently the Head of Strength and Conditioning at the Hun School of Princeton. He presides over the training and lifting regiments of the athletics department and takes a forward thinking, progressive and wholistic approach to strength training and conditioning.  He has a BA from Rutgers University and a masters from California University of Business.
 
Email Coach Akauola @ na'atiakauola@hunschool.org

Laura Poore

Coach Poore attended Westfield State University where she studied and became certified as an athletic trainer. Upon graduating, she then attended University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received her Master's of Science in Kinesiology.  For the next three years, she worked as an athletic trainer at Amherst College. She currently resides in Princeton and works as the assistant strength and conditioning coach and a science teacher at Hun. 

 
Email Coach Poore @ laurapoore@hunschool.org

Contact Us

For General Inquiries:
maddiebreschi@bluestarlacrosse.com
For Questions about All-Stars:
dongreen@bluestarlacrosse.com
For Questions about Box Lacrosse:
bryanhopper@bluestarlacrosse.com

For Questions about Camps:
Danlamela@bluestarlacrosse.com
Or leave us a voicemail @ (609) 535-2583

Mailing Address

Blue Star Lacrosse
PO Box 335
Princeton, NJ 08542

About Us

Based out of Princeton, Basking Ridge & Moorestown New Jersey, Blue Star Lacrosse is a leader in the lacrosse industry focused on developing lacrosse players from youth through high school. We run year round lacrosse training with camps, clinics, box lacrosse and travel all-star teams. Our All-Star teams are among the most competitive in the country. What separates us is our level of dedication, communication and our ability as teachers of the game that we love!

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