Meet the Team

Tom Carmean

Carmean is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he was a 3-time All-American: garnering 1st Team All American honors in his senior year. He has gone on to a successful coaching career that has spanned 3 decades, including a 3 year stop at his alma mater UMass as assistant coach and offensive coordinator, an 11 year position as Head Coach at Amherst College followed by 8 seasons as the Head Coach of Guilford College. Carmean has also spent considerable time in the Pro Ranks.

Along with a 4 year stint in the MLL as the Offensive Coordinator for the Charlotte Hounds, he amassed a 12 year playing career in what is now the NLL and the MLL. As a professional player Carmean was awarded All-Pro status 5 times and was recently listed by Inside Lacrosse as #10 in the top 30 American players to play professional indoor lacrosse. He is an inductee of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, New England Chapter as well the Western Massachusetts Chapter.

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Sarah Lamphier

Sarah Lamphier has coached college lacrosse for the last 14 years. Through her tenure, she has made stops from small private liberal arts schools to public state schools. She has worked with countless athletes and coaches throughout her time.

Lamphier most recently was the Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Slippery Rock University. While at The Rock Lamphier helped to assist the third-winningest coach in program history to a 22-17 record (.564) since coming to SRU. During her time seven players have earned All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors with five going on to become all-region performers and one, Emily Bitka in 2018, earning All-America recognition and PSAC Athlete of the Year and the MVP of the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game.

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Mark Crisco Jr.

Crisco graduated from Stevenson University in Baltimore. The native of Bel-Air Maryland played the majority of his career with DII powerhouse C.W. Post, in Long Island, New York. During his time Crisco was a member of the C.W. Post Defense that anchored the program and brought C.W. Post to the NCAA DII National championship in 2009.

Crisco’s years of experience with the sport of lacrosse allowed him to work with building programs within the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). His time served as an assistant within the conference he served as an admissions liaison to athletics as well as Recruiting Coordinator, while holding Offensive and Defensive coordinator positions. Most recently Crisco succeeded Tom Carmean, as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Guilford College.

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Suzanne Zelazo Academic Advisor

Dr. Suzanne Zelazo is an educator, writer, editor, and former professional long course
triathlete. Combing sport and academics to leverage their reciprocal benefits has been
the aim of her own career. With a PhD in English literature, and having taught writing,
composition and literature courses at multiple colleges and universities, Suzanne brings
her expertise in teaching writing skills and critical analysis. Offering a range of support,
Suzanne’s one-on-one coaching will help identify where and how student-athletes can
improve the language arts components of their applications, determining the most
compelling personal narratives that optimally showcase what makes applicants who
they are, both in their college essays and personal statements. Suzanne will help
applicants hone every part of the application package.

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Shelley Eichas Personal Trainer

Shelly is what we call a One-Stop-Shop. Armed with the knowledge and experience of both a Personal Trainer and a Registered Dietitian, she comes ready to help you take your training to the NEXT LEVEL! Always having a been an athlete, Shelly first took her passion to SUNY Cortland to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Kinisiolgy and Excercise Science. Shelly then took her education a giant step further to combine her love for training with a second Bachelors and a Masters in Dietetics. Combining personal training with diet has been a game-changer for Shelly. Not only because she lives and breathes what she preaches to others, but also because this killer-combo has allowed countless clients of hers to feel better, look, better, move better and be walking, living proof of her expertise.

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Bardown Productions

Bardown Productions creates highlight tapes out of raw footage, of any sport, for athletes looking to produce film for collegiate coaches and for personal use. Additionally, Bardown Productions offers the filming of events to enhance the overall quality of the video. Bardown Productions has made over 50 highlight tapes, over 30 team videos, over 35 personal edits, 2 documentary videos, and over 25 self-shot videos.

Bardown Productions has made videos for many notable people and programs, such as Joe Nardella (PLL Whipsnakes), Connor Farrell (PLL Chrome), Ryan Drenner (PLL Waterdogs), Jack Concannon (PLL Atlas), Noah Rak (MLL Hammerheads), NMH basketball, Faceoff Factory, Top Gun Fighting Clams, and many more.

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