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Philosophy

The boys' lacrosse program at Hotchkiss consists of a dynamic team experience and an enduring opportunity.

Training on the field is about learning the game, improving one’s skill and speed, and understanding the success that comes with teamwork and collaboration. Nothing prepares one for adult life better than learning to be accountable, patient, and motivated.

Our goals off the field get to the heart of the program: community service. With established relationships both local and distant, Hotchkiss lacrosse players leave their best behind by giving of their time and commitment to helping others.

In these ways, Hotchkiss lacrosse players are teammates for life. The friendships made as members of our teams last forever.

-- Chris Burchfield, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Highlights

In just the past several years, Hotchkiss lacrosse players have graduated to these and many other colleges and universities: Virginia (2), Middlebury (2), Princeton (2), Tufts (2), Trinity (3), Penn (2), St. Lawrence (2), Colby (2), Denver (2), Harvard (2), Yale, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Colgate, and Holy Cross.

Facilities

Our home facility consists of Sprole Field, a fully netted and lit turf field, and Baker Field House, a full service locker and training room at the same site.

Coaching Staff

Head coach Chris Burchfield has accrued more than 200 wins in his career at Hotchkiss. He teaches full time in the English department. He played his high school lacrosse at Lawrenceville School in New Jersey where his teams competed perennially for the state championship. In college at Lake Forest, he was president of the Men’s Lacrosse Club and was instrumental in the transition of that sport from a club to an NCAA varsity team.

Assistant coach Mike Eckert started teaching and coaching at Hotchkiss in 2013 having previously worked at Avon Old Farms (CT), the American Overseas School of Rome (Italy), and Blair Academy (NJ). He grew up in Pittsford, NY where he played football and lacrosse, earning All-America honors as a senior attackman and then matriculating to Harvard University where he was a four year starter. As a senior, Coach Eckert co-captained the 1996 team to the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament, was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Year (with Jesse Hubbard), First Team All-Ivy, New England Player of the Year and USILA Second Team All-America. He earned All-Ivy accolades all four years (2nd Team in ‘93 and ‘95) and was First Team All-New England in ‘95 and ‘96. He graduated as the program’s all time leader in assists and points and was inducted into the the Harvard Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. At Hotchkiss, he teaches Humanities Prep History and AP U.S. History and is the Associate Dean of Academic Life. He lives in Redlich Dormitory with his wife Heather, three sons Reece, Cormac, and Mather, and his loyal golden retriever Jambo.

Assistant coach Steve McKibben played long pole throughout his career at Wesleyan University and coached at Springfield College prior to coming to Hotchkiss. He is a familiar face within the ranks of western New England lacrosse. He teaches in the English department and serves as the dean of summer programs. Coach McKibben also coaches varsity basketball.



Assistant coach Dan Hanley played for four years as a midfielder at Bowdoin College. He has international playing experience and helps coach in the 3D program. He teaches in the Humanities and Social Science department. Coach Hanley also coaches ice hockey.

Notable Alumni

Adam Pascal ’95: High school All-American, NCAA All-American (Middlebury) 2, NCAA Tournament Record Holder (3); NLL Buffalo Bandits and MLL Boston Cannons; NCAA coach: Williams College, Nazareth College, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, Babson College; US Coach of the Week (February 2008), New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year, 2007

Matt Striebel ‘97: High school All-American; Ivy League Championship, NCAA Championship (Princeton); MLL Championship (3), USA World Team Gold Medalist (2), Co-founder, Trilogy Lacrosse; writer; high school coach.

Oliver Barry ’01: Western New England First Team All Star, All-Ivy (Princeton) 2; NCAA tournament appearances (4); Founder, Kucetekela Foundation, Zambia; Yale Medical School ’12; Pediatric cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Matt Kavanagh ’12: Western New England First Team All Star, USILA College All-American (Denver) 3, All-conference 3; USA under-19 gold medalist and tournament MVP; MLL championship (Denver Outlaws)

Scott Hooper '14: Western New England First Team All Star; Under Armour High School All-American 2014; Hotchkiss team captain (2), team MVP; ranked #14 overall and #3 among defensemen as a recruit by Inside Lacrosse

Other notable alumni:
Ben Buskey '04 -- St. Lawrence
Miles Kass '04 -- Georgetown
Scott Gourlay '04 -- Colgate
Tee Cahill '04 -- Cornell
Thadd Welch '04 -- Bowdoin
Trip Cowin '04 -- Princeton
Drew Duckworth '05 -- Gettysburg
Gabe Nadel '05 -- Yale
George Calvert '05 -- Cornell
Matt Himler '05 -- Amherst
Matt Magrini '05 -- Lafayette
Mike Barry '05 -- Yale
Scott MacKenzie '05 -- Princeton
Tom Izard '05 -- Bucknell
Haynes Johnston '06 -- Bates
Rom Sivalingham '06 -- Wesleyan
Ryan Burns '06 -- Virginia
Alexander Westcott '07 -- Villanova
Andrew Fowler '07 -- Michigan
Andrew Irving '07 -- Notre Dame
August Kerschner '07 -- Bowdoin
Brendan Deblois '07 -- Denver
Chris Fetchet '07 -- Bucknell
Emerson Eichler '07 -- Denver
Hunter Sprole '07 -- Colorado College
Long Ellis '07 -- Princeton
Luke Aronson '07 -- Yale
Matt Greenberg '07 -- Brown
Raffi Williams '07 -- Haverford
Ryan Alexander '07 -- Union / Notre Dame
Trevor Carlisle '07 -- Trinity
Alex Douglas '08 -- Haverford
Ben Pack '08 -- St. Andrew's
Brian Pomper '08 -- Virginia
Heath Townsend '08 -- Middlebury
Stephen Doodian '08 -- Hobart
Taylor Kenyon '08 -- Washington and Lee
Will Cary '08 -- Roanoke
Baxter Lanius '09 -- Lehigh
Brian Whiston '09 -- Hamilton
Chris Nourse '09 -- Georgetown
Dan Marcus '09 -- Denver
George Sherman '09 -- Brown
Jon Tomashoff '09 -- Trinity
Kyle O'Keefe '09 -- Bucknell
Mike Roe '09 -- Drexel
Pierce King '09 -- Bowdoin
T.J. Cholnoky '09 -- Trinity
Derick Raabe '10 -- Princeton
Jack Ottman '10 -- Washington & Lee
Pierson Fowler '10 -- St. Lawrence
Teddy MacKenzie '10 -- Denver
Charls Hurlock '11 -- St. Lawrence
Gerald Logan '12 -- Michigan
Michael Quinn '12 -- Yale
Chris Dowd '13 -- Tufts
Hunter Krout '13 -- Denver
Jack Sharrio '14 -- Trinity
Jack Worstell '14 -- Richmond
Matt Cardew '14 -- Middlebury
Ryan Tassan '14 -- Trinity
Avery Klinger '15 -- Hamilton
Ben MacShane '15 -- Trinity
Jack Corbett '15 -- Harvard
Kevin Hannan '15 -- Holy Cross
Will Pasik '15 -- Tufts
Lachlan Nash '16 -- Depauw
Matthew Scarborough '16 -- Babson
William Yorke '16 -- Bucknell

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