Staff

 

FEATURED INSTRUCTORS

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Shannon Novak –  Camp Director of Girls Instruction 

Volunteer Asst. Coach Lawrence Tech University (MI)

Shannon has been with the camp this its inception and has been a valuable asset with drill execution, player assessments, and overall exceptional instructional knowledge in the girl’s game.  This year she will be taking on a NEW role as the Director of Girls’ Instruction for the camp.  All stations and drills will be overseen by Shannon as well as providing valuable feedback to each and every goalie. 

Shannon volunteers her time with the LTU W lacrosse team, specifically with the goalies for the Blue Devils. She played her college ball at  NCAA DII Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, where she helped started the program down there, being one of the original four true lacrosse players on her team. She played in all but one game of her lifetime in LTU, starting 56 out of 57 games. Novak also had a total off 199 ground balls in her career and 543 total saves. Prior to college she played her HS ball at Grosse Pointe South High School

Former 6×6 Goalie Academy Student 

 



Taylor Hylock –  Girls’ Instructor

Goaltender  – Upper Iowa University (IA)

Grand Haven HS

This will be Taylor’s fifth year with the camp since its inception; twice as a participant and twice as an instructor. She is the pride and energy of this camp, she brings a wealth of knowledge, intensity and  a FUN personality.  This year she will continue to be an instructor for the girls’ side of the camp. I look forward to her stepping up to the challenge of bringing more fun and energy to camp and making all campers feel welcomed. You will know who she is, immediately when step on campus.

Unfortunately, due to COVID last year (2020) and again this year (2021) the Fighting Peacocks of Upper Iowa did not play. 


Rachel Costello –  Girls’ Instructor

Goaltender  – Concordia University – Ann Arbor  (MI)

Plymouth Christian HS

This will be Rachel’s fifth year with the camp since its inception; 3x as a participant and twice as an instructor. She is the quiet FUN one. She will look all serious, but as soon as you turn your back she has the kids in stitches and having a good time.  She knows the game extremely well and loves working goalie drills, because no better way to learn than to have fun while doing it.  This year she will continue to be an instructor for the girls’ side of the camp. I look forward to see what she brings back from her first year at college to camp. Previously she played her HS ball at Plymouth Christian but spent most of her club years playing for Team Triumph. Side note her father, Mike, is our camp photog and takes all the amazing photos you see up on my homepage and on social media. 

 


 


Murle Greer –  Boys’ Instructor

Owner/Director  – West Side LC, Head Coach – Mona Shores HS, Program Director – South Side LC

This will be Murle’s 3rd camp with us as an Instructor.  He has been a valuable asset with drill execution, player assessments, and overall exceptional instructional Knowledge in the boys’ game. The one thing I love about Murle is that he takes the time to work with each kid 1 on 1 despite being in stations. He really knows how to drive home concepts and technique, but most importantly he lets each goalie find their own style drills to retention

Murle currently runs the West Side Lacrosse club on the Lakeshore, Head Coach of Mona Shores HS, and Program Director of South Side Lacrosse in Muskegon.  He has been around the block in the coaching world, in other words he has coached just about everywhere.  The man has wealth of knowledge about the sport, but more importantly I have never met a more passionate coach.  He truly cares for his players and teams as well respects the game 10-fold. We are lucky to have a coach like him on our Camp Staff.



Gabe Liebetreau –  Boys’ Instructor

Clemson University (SC)

Grand Haven HS

This will be Gabe’s fourth year with the camp as an instructor since its inception. Gabe is valuable in the sense that he relates well with the campers and break things down easier for all to understand.  He is that guy that everyone gravitates to because of Lax Rat style. He also brings a ton of fun to camp as he likes to mix it up during the Camper/Staff goalie game. I look forward to to seeing him back this years as he had to last year off due to COVID.  You’ll know who Gabe is, mainly because he looks like the camper that might have outgrown his camp years.  

In his previous years before attending Clemson University (MCLA D1) he had a lavish high school career. Gabe posted a record of 277 Saves just 3 shy of another former 6×6 Student, Grant Lardieri.  Cumulative Saves 897, just 2 shy of another former 6×6 student, Danny Kransberger.  Cumulative Save %  of .579 over 4 years.


Maddie Yakes –  Girls’ Instructor

Goaltender  – Hope College  (MI)

Rockford HS

This will be Maddie’s second year with the camp as an instructor. She is the sunshine at camp with her fun and whimsical personality. She loves working with kids and gets down to their level really well with her instruction.  She knows the game extremely well and loves working with goalies.

This past year she played extremely well for Hope College starting 7 of 9 games for the Dutch. She garnered a 48.7% SVP and a 9.89 GAA and earning a MIAA Defensive Player of the Week award. Previously she played her HS ball at Division 1 perennial powerhouse Rockford High School winning 4 State Titles with the Lady Rams.  


Jordan Warren –  Boys’ Instructor

Goalie Coach & USL Development Coach

Alabama

Coach Jordan is originally from Pennsylvania but currently coaches Varsity HS in Alabama. After graduating HS, Jordan served 5 years in the Marine Corps serving 3 years overseas and playing on the Marine Corps Lacrosse Team while stateside. After an Honorable discharge, Jordan went on to play Houghton College in the Empire 8 in NY.

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Brandon Davis –  Girls’ Instructor

Head Coach – Georgetown College (KY)

Coach Davis’ background:

Head coach Sacred Heart Academy, 2010-13; Sacred Heart Academy assistant coach, 2009; Assistant coach Kentucky Country Day, 2005-08

Milestones: 2016 National Championship appearance; two national semifinal appearances; four national tournament appearances; two IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors; two National Players of the Year; 19 All-American selections; 16 Academic All-American selections; four Conference Player of the Year honors; 27 All-Conference selections; 21 Academic All-Conference selections

Lauren Saffoori –  Girls’ Featured Instructor

Director – Lady Lax Goalies (VA)

Lauren is a devoted women’s lacrosse goalie coach with 15 years experience training players and coaches at the youth, middle school, high school, and club/travel levels.

A Philadelphia native who first picked up a stick at the age of 8, Lauren was a four year varsity starter before playing at the collegiate level as a Division 1 goalie for Temple University. During her career as a Temple Owl she won an A-10 Championship and made the NCAA playoffs. After college she moved to Northern Virginia and served as a career firefighter with the Fairfax County Fire Department for 10 years.

Lauren’s passion for lacrosse never waivered, bringing her back to the field in 2011 as the Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach for Centreville High School. Over her nine year career with Centerville, she helped lead the Lady Wildcats to appearances in two State Semifinals and a State Championship.  In 2019 she graduated her first All-American goalie who currently plays at Duke University. Today she serves as the Goalie Coach for Oakton High School.

In addition to coaching high school teams, Lauren evaluates goalies for the Under Armor All-American Team, is the goalie coach for the Virginia Metro Lacrosse Club, and supports and trains goalies and coaches for several local recreation programs.

Lauren’s children are often seen playing lacrosse on the sidelines at practice, continuing in the family tradition. Off the field, Lauren spends her time snowboarding, watching her beloved Philadelphia Eagles beat her husband’s New York Giants, and baking original cupcake designs for family and friends.

Mark Cameron –  Boys’ Instructor

Virginia Military Institute (VA)

Volunteer Assistant

Cameron comes to VMI after serving as an assistant coach at Mount Saint Mary’s College where he worked with goalies and assisted with the defense. Prior to Mount Saint Mary’s, Cameron spent one season at Arcadia University as an assistant coach under Purpura in 2019. Cameron’s goaltenders set new program records in fewest goals against (108), save percentage (.592) and saves (261) while backstopping Arcadia to a program-record nine wins and their first MAC Commonwealth playoff appearance in program history. 
 
Prior to Arcadia, Cameron coached for two seasons at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey.  At Bergen Catholic, he was in charge of goalies and assisted with the defense. Cameron also served as director and program goalie specialist for Central Bergen Lacrosse Club. Additionally, he also has experience coaching with Bill Pilat’s Goalie School.
 
Cameron was a four-year letterman at VMI, where he still ranks ninth all-time in single season saves (172 in 1993).  After college, Cameron played with both the Beck’s and Harpoon Lacrosse Clubs in 1996-1997, and then with the U.S. Marine Corps Men’s Lacrosse Club from 1999-2001.
 
Cameron is a retired Marine Infantry Officer and commanded at the platoon, company, and task force levels. A former Commander of Marine Corps Security Forces in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Cameron is a decorated combat veteran having served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

A native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Cameron graduated from VMI in 1995 with a B.A. in history.  He is married to his wife, Suzanne, and is the proud father of three children and three step-children.