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YOUTH BOYS

The mission of our Youth program is to maximize our player's potential, optimize their enjoyment of the game, teach them how to be great teammates, and provide opportunity for them to compete with and against the best players in the country.  We train our players how to be great, we have a lot of fun doing it, and we help them reach their goals.  We are passionate about the process and we care about every player that comes through our program.  We measure our success by the success of our players on and off the field.  Through the life-lessons learned playing lacrosse, we are proud to take hand in helping mold the next generation of leaders.

FALL 2020 DATES

Week of Sept  19th thru Nov 14th

FALL 2020 TEAMS

2025 NAVY

2026 NAVY

2027 NAVY

2028 NAVY

2025 SILVER

2026 SILVER

FALL 2020 PLAY DAYS

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Oct 11th
Oct 25th

YOUTH BOYS COACHES

SCOTT KELLY - MANAGING DIRECTOR leads our Youth and Middle School Boys’ program. In his 15+ years coaching Seattle Select lacrosse, he has led teams to over 40 regional/national tournament championships.  Kelly is a Maryland native who played high school ball in the highly competitive Baltimore prep system and club lacrosse at the University of Maryland.  Many players Kelly has coached have moved on to play NCAA D1 lacrosse for highly regarded lacrosse programs including Navy, Ohio State, Maryland, and Denver.

KELLEN HOKE, Starz '19, is currently a faceoff on the University of Utah's men's lacrosse team. In his senior year of high school, Hoke was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic, an Adrenaline All-American and he also earned first team all-state honors at faceoff (for the second year in a row) and midfield. Three of his four years at Skyline HS, the team played in the 4A WA state championship game, which the Spartans won in 2017.

GREG EHRNMAN was an All-ACC and Honorable Mention All-American defenseman from Duke University. During his time with the Blue Devils, he played in 3 NCAA Tournaments including the 1997 Final Four. Now living in Washington for over 20 years, Greg  brings experience coaching at the college club (UW), high school and youth levels. Greg has most recently been coaching with the Mount Si Youth Program for the past 5 seasons.

BRIAN BRUININKS has been coaching ice hockey, field and box lacrosse for the past 25 years in Seattle.  Since 2017, Brian has led the 2024 team to 11 championship game appearances and 7 titles. Bruininks played NCAA D1 hockey at Colorado College (88’-92’), was drafted in 1990 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, represented the USA in the 1990 IIHF World Junior Championships and has played professionally in both Europe and NA.

BEN FUJINAGA, Starz '17, is currently an offensive midfielder for Haverford College. Prior to attending Haverford, Ben spent time playing on the High School United team before earning a starting spot on the 2017 Starz Elite team. In high school Fujinaga was named a US-Lacrosse Academic All American in addition to earning two First-Team-All-Conference awards. The 2019 Summer season will be his third as a Starz coach.

NOLAN HARRIS  ,Starz 17' , is currently a close defender and captain at Western Washington University. Prior to attending Western Washington University, Nolan played and Snohomish HS. He began his coaching career as a sophomore in high school coaching for a variety of different local programs including Snohomish and Eastlake Youth Lacrosse, Seattle Starz, and Time Bandits.

DYLAN HUMMEL has coached for Seattle Starz for 4 years leading his teams to multiple championships.  He has also coached high school lacrosse for 10 years and is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Snohomish HS.  He played attack for D3 Rosemont College (captain) and holds two school records in assists.  This year he will join the coaching staff of our 2025 World Series of Youth Lacrosse team.

TYLER KEELE is a Mulkiteo,WA native and University of Mount Olive graduate. The NCAA D2 Trojans were ranked as high as 4th nationally during his four years in the program. A first line midfielder, Keele, earned all-conference honors his senior year.

KEVIN MCLAM, a 2017 graduate of Denison University, spent 2 years on the roster for the Big Red before taking up a Graduate Assistant Coaching position after injury. In his 4 years at Denison, the Big Red were consistently ranked in the top 10, reaching as high as #3 in the country. Denison also captured 3 conference titles and secured 3 trips to the NCAA Tournament, making appearances in 2 NCAA Elite Eights and 1 NCAA Final Four. In his Freshman season, the Big Red also had their winningest season in program history, finishing 19-1.

MATT O'NEILL was a four year member of the Nazareth College Men’s Lacrosse team and 2016 graduate. The midfielder played in all 18 games his senior year. In his final season for the Golden Flyers, the purple and gold went 12-6 overall and 7-1 in conference play falling to Stevens in the conference semi-finals. O’Neill was named to the Empire 8 all-conference first team twice and ended his career having scored 71 goals and 20 assists.

STEVE O'NEILL is one of our most experienced middle school coaches and has been coaching with Starz for over 6 years. Steve has mentored and coached many players that have gone on to be successful at the collegiate level. He has coached in multiple youth programs and was one of the founding coaches for the Eastside Catholic middle school program. Steve started coaching lacrosse with his son Matt who went on to be a standout midfielder at D3 Nazareth. During the regular season, Steve is a member of the Eastside Catholic high school coaching staff.

MIKE PECK played defense and LSM for Chico State University from 2013-2016 and Sierra Nevada College in 2017. Mike has coached locally for Bellevue and Newport Lacrosse clubs since moving to Washington. Prior to coaching for Seattle Starz, Mike coached for ADVNC Lacrosse in Sacramento, California.

MIKE PITTAS is a veteran Starz coach for both the boys and girls programs. Pittas currently serves as the offensive coordinator for the University of Washington men’s lacrosse program. Prior to joining the huskies he was part of the Eastside Catholic boys coaching staff where he has lead two All-Americans and 13 All-Conference selections. The Crusaders won the 2017 WHSBLA Private A State Championship. Pittas played lacrosse at Robert Morris University.

WADE BUCKTOOTH is a veteran Starz coach. In 2018 he was a member of the Can-Am Champion Onondaga Redhawks. 2012 NALL Jacksonville Bullies, 2009 Iroquois National Team

CHRIS SANTINI is originally from upstate New York and played collegiately at SUNY Oswego where he led his team to a top 20 ranking, was named the team's Offensive MVP, and finished his senior year 10th in the nation in points per game.  Chris has been coaching youth lacrosse since 2014 and in 2018 was recognized by US Lacrosse as the Youth Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

JEFF GALLUCCI is a Long Island, NY native (East Northport, NY) and a graduate of Salisbury University on Maryland's eastern shore.  Jeff went to Northport High School (NY) where he played Varsity Lacrosse for 3 years.  At Salisbury, Jeff was a starting defender, appeared in two NCAA DIII championships, was part of the 99' Championship team, and won 4 CAC championships.

LOU SANTINI was a starting attackman and academic all-American at The University at Stony Brook (D1) in Long Island, New York.  He has been coaching since 1995 when he was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the University of Colorado at Boulder men’s program prior to being named the head coach in 1997.  He has also coached youth teams in the Denver area before moving to Seattle to work for Amazon in 2003.

NICK RILEY - Washington State University