Staff

 

 

FEATURED INSTRUCTOR

Lyndsey Munoz –  LM Lax Training

Owner & Goalie Instructor, Head Coach, and Fitness Coach

Los Angeles, CA

CURRENT Coaching Background: LM Lax Training, Westlake High School, Fire Lacrosse Club, OC Aces, Westlake Village Boys and Girls Director.

PREVIOUS Coaching Background: Coppermine (MD), CC Lax (MD), Firehawks (CA), TreeLax (CA)

College: Stanford University, Class of 2014

Accolades: MPSF tournament MVP, Tewaaraton Watchlist, Second-Team All-MPSF, MPSF All-Academic Team

High School: St. Mary’s (Annapolis, MD)

HS Accolades: First-Team All-Met, Under Armour All-American, US Lacrosse All-American & Academic All-American, All Tewaaraton Team

 

________has been around goalies most of her lacrosse career and is constantly picking up new tips and tricks from other goalie coaches at camps, clinics, and conventions she’s worked over the course of her coaching career.  She adds a ton of value both as a coach, as a former D1 goaltender, and a Fitness Coach providing goalies what they need to know throughout their playing career.   

She has even started her own company called LM Lax Training (Link Click Here).

Her  intent was to provide only goalie training information and help, but over time and her passion for the game, she wanted to share her knowledge and help as many girls as possible. That element alone is extremely valuable information that most goalies don’t receive throughout their training/playing career. It’s what we call “Giving Back”.She’s realized that it’s not just goalies that need help, but a lot of field players too. This is especially true around aspects of the mental game, and  things players usually ignore like nutrition, hydration, and sleep. With Her playing and coaching background  she can provide adequate help with improving skills from every angle of the game. If there are any topics you wish to discuss feel free to email her at lmlaxtraining@gmail.com.

When she is not coaching, she spends her time working as a personal Fitness coach helping kids and adults work on their nutrition and personal fitness.  She is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrion Specialist, and has recently been certified to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

 

 

 


Vinnie Lang –  Trine Univeristy (IN)

Asst Coach

Angola, IN

Coaching Background: Univserity of Dayton (MCLA Div. 2), Wittenburg University (NCAA Div. 3), Mercyhurst College (NCAA Div. 1 & 2).

Lang played his collegiate lacrosse at The State University of New York at Oswego. A four-year starter at midfield, he garnered 2nd Team All-Empire Lacrosse League honors while being voted his team’s Most Valuable Player in his final season as a Laker. He continued his playing career at Purdue University, where he played club lacrosse and was a 4-time All-Big Ten Lacrosse Conference midfielder of the year, 

Lang has been around goalies most of his lacrosse career and is constantly picking up new tips and tricks from other goalie coaches at camps he’s worked over the course of his coaching career. He adds a ton of value both as a coach and as a former midfielder providing goalies what shooters look for from their perspective.  That element alone is extremely valuable information that most goalies don’t receive throughout their training/playing career. 

Lang spent 12 years serving in the United States Marine Corps as a tank mechanic and reached the rank of Sergeant. He spent six months in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, fighting in the first Gulf War.

 

 

 


Payton Neil –  Grand Valley State University (MI)

 

Payton earned a remarkable Second team All-GLIAC honoree as a freshman. She led the conference with a .522 save percentage in 565:33 minutes of action.  Payton earned a new personal record of going 11-2, making 72 saves on the year and posted a 7.00 goals against average. She helped the Lakers to the second-lowest team GAA in the conference… Made season-high 13 saves in win over McKendree and made nine saves in the GLIAC Tournament championship game.

Before joining the Lakers Payton was a Four-time All-Conference selection at Northview High School (Grand Rapids, MI). She was theTeam captain in each of her final three seasons. Payton earned herself on to the Under Armour All-American Midwest Team in 2016. Locally she Played club for Pure Advantage Lacrosse (2013-15) and Midwestern Force (2015-18).  She is currently helping out with coaching goalies at Pure Advantage this summer.

Payton is an alum of 6×6 Goalie Academy and has seen insurmountable improvement in her game since she enrolled.  She excelled at every aspect of the goalie position and has developed her own style which has helped her at GVSU.  She maintains a positive mindset which get through difficult situations on and off the field. Payton will be a great addition to the staff this summer and we look forward to having her give back to the game.

 


Shannon Novak –  Lawrence Tech University (MI)

Goalie Coach 

Goaltender at Lincoln Memorial University (TN)

Grosse Point Farms, MI

Played at Grosse Point South HS

All-State in lacrosse twice and her team’s MVP her senior year….Was a six time varsity award winner, student-athlete award-winner ten times and a Academic All-American twice. She has most recently been part of the AGG team that played in the Shootout For Soldiers supporting a cause that  6×6 takes great pride in and support. She has also had the opportunity to play overseas in Europe participating in the Prague Cup. 

Former 6×6 Goalie Academy Student 


Gabe Liebetreu –  Clemson University (SC)

Goaltender at Clemson University (MCLA)  

Grand Haven, MI

Grand Haven HS  2013-2017; Club Team(s) – True Michigan Elite Team, Titanium

Posted a Season record of 277 Saves just 3 shy of another former 6×6 Student, Grant Lardieri (State Record Holder).  Cumulative Saves 897, just 2 shy of another former 6×6 student, Danny Kransberger (State Record Holder).  Cumulative Save %  of .579 over 4 years.

Current 6×6 Goalie Academy Student

 


 

 


Grant Lardieri –  UMASS – Lowell (MA)

Goaltender   2016 – 2019

Ada, MI

Forest Hills Northern HS

Grant was an Original West Michigan 6×6 Goalie Academy student and has excelled at the position over the course of his playing career. Grant was Michigan’s first ever 3x First Team All American Award Recipient at the goalie position as well as a 3x All State performer (2013-2015).  He graduated as the career record holder for saves in the state of Michigan (901)…holds several records for top ten per game save totals in the state of Michigan. 

Upon graduation, Grant was offered a number of academic and leadership scholarships from UMASS-Lowell after graduating 4th in a class of 288.  AS A FRESHMAN (2016) he started in all 16 games in net … led all goalkeepers with 143 saves and 859:04 minutes … recorded an 11.24 goals against average and had a save percentage of .470 … made a personal-best 14 saves against Dartmouth (4.19) … second on the team in groundballs (43) … caused three turnovers … selected to the America East All-Rookie team … chosen as River Hawk of the Week for his performance in the team’s win against NJIT (4.30) and was named a Team Captain. SInce Freshman year he has continued his solid play and continued to excel through his Senior year. 

He graduated this year with a career of 45 GP – 2354:20 time played – 454 GA – 11.57 GAA – 440 SVS – .492 SV% 

He is looking to pursue a career in the Medical Field after graduation. 


Nick Schanhals –  Hope College (MI)

Goaltender at Hope College   2016 – 2019

Muskegon, MI

North Muskegon HS

 


Taylor Hylock –  Upper Iowa University (IA)

Goaltender  2019 – Present

Muskegon, MI

Grand Haven HS

 

 

 

 

We will have a carefully selected expert goalie staff on hand to provide only the best instruction to our campers.