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Zach Webb: Coach & Venom High School Director

Zach Webb attended Godwin High School in Henrico County, Virginia where he was a three time letter winner and member of the Colonial All-District and All-Region football teams.  He was a four year starter for the West End Lacrosse Club where he was Defensive MVP his junior and senior years, as well as a member of the 2002 Virginia State All-Star team.  He attended Randolph-Macon College where he played lacrosse his freshman year, after which he transferred to UNC-Wilmington, participating at the club level and earning a degree in business marketing.

After completing his studies, he remained in Wilmington, North Carolina where he served as assistant coach for the New Hanover Wildcats for 2 years.  Upon returning to Richmond, Zach served as head coach of Benedictine College Preparatory before returning to his alma mater.  He is currently in his 2nd year as the Head Coach at Godwin High School.


Glenn Carter: Owner/Director

Glenn Carter currently serves as the Program Director for Boy’s Lacrosse at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville after 17 successful years at the collegiate and professional levels at the University of Richmond, Ursinus College, Neumann  University and  the Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse. Carter gets much of the credit for transforming the University of Richmond Lacrosse program into a NCAA Division 1 team. Prior to U of R, Carter started and was head coach of NCAA Division III Ursinus College for nine years, leading them to a national ranking and toppling several Top 10 teams. Carter has also coached at the professional level for the World Champion Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse. Before Ursinus, Carter served as the head assistant for the Neumann College Knights. There he helped lead the Knights to the 1999 ECAC South Region Championship. Carter was also a standout defenseman for the Knights as a player.

Carter has served as head varsity coach for the Friends Central School in Pennsylvania, sending many young men to top Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. He also has served as director for Black Bear Lacrosse. Black Bear operates many instructional camps around the country and travel teams that serve the Philadelphia metro area, giving student athletes the opportunity to get noticed by colleges and universities.

Carter was a key note speaker at the 2005 US Lacrosse National Convention and served as a traveling clinician for U.S. lacrosse, assisting in developing lacrosse in “new” areas for both coaches and players.

Carter also was the founder of Team Venom travel lacrosse which has quickly become one of Central Virginias best travel clubs. Coach Carter also helps & counsels local players with the college recruitment process to assist them in finding the best academic/athletic fit for the student athletes and their families.

Carter is married to Tonya. The couple has three children, Gabi, Mia, and Tre.

Eric Hal: Owner/Director

Eric Hall is currently the head coach for the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers in Melbourne, FL where he has led the Hustlers to 2015 and 2016 District Championships and consecutive appearances in the Round of 16 of the FHSAA state playoffs.


Eric was formerly coach of the Atlee Raider’s Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team, the winner of the 2012 VA Club Lacrosse Championship.  He led the Raiders as they transitioned from a club team to a Varsity VHSL team making it to the state quarterfinals in their first VHSL season.  In three years, Hall led the Raiders to a 38-11 record that included a State Club Championship and second place finish.  Teams averaged 5.4 goals against the Raiders in the 3 seasons under Hall capped off by a 4.6 goals against average in 2014, good for best in the state of VA. Before Atlee, Coach Hall spent time assisting the MCLA level Richmond Spiders.


An upstate New York native, Eric has been involved with organized lacrosse for nearly twenty years. Eric was a three year varsity starter as a defenseman for the General Brown Lions, was a captain, and was selected to the all-league team his senior season. Eric went on to play at SUNY Cortland and was a defensemen on the Red Dragon 2006 national championship team.  Eric graduated from Cortland in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Bio-Medical Sciences.  He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.


Eric co-owns North Meets South Lacrosse and is an active coach and program director in the diverse array of lacrosse programming  that NMS lax has to offer in Richmond, Jacksonville, and Melbourne including elite travel teams, box lacrosse, camps, clinics, rec leagues and other instructional training. 


Eric currently works at Melbourne Central Catholic as the Attendance and Discipline Coordinator, Associate Athletic Director,  and Director of Men's Lacrosse and resides in Melbourne, FL. 

Fielding Crawford: Coach

Fielding Crawford just finished a stint as offensive coordinator for the University of Richmond Men's Lacrosse Team.  Crawford helped guide Richmond to a numerous successful seasons as a varsity club program.  

A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Crawford was a standout player at Christchurch School.  As a junior, he broke numerous scoring records, including the single-season assist record (66) and single-season points (120). As a senior Crawford was named All-Prep, All-State, and All-American.

Under Bob Shillinglaw, Crawford played for two years at the University of Delaware before transferring and earning a B.S. degree in history education at East Carolina University in 2004.

Crawford's coaching experience includes an Assistant Coach position with the East Carolina men's club team in 2004. He served as Coach at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg from 2005–07, and as JV Head Coach at Deep Run High School in Richmond from 2009–10.

Currently a social studies teacher Williamsburg, Virginia, Crawford enjoys the similarities between teaching in the classroom and coaching on the athletic fields.

Crawford lives in Richmond with his wife Becky and son Rivers.

Scott Zarges

Scott started out at the youth lacrosse level in Hudson, Ohio. Having relocated to New Hope-Solebury High School in eastern Pennsylvania for the start of high school, he was a 4 year varsity starter at attack and 2 year captain of the Lacrosse team also a 2 year starter on the varsity soccer team. Attended the University of Mary Washington and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team for 2 seasons before graduating with a degree in business administration in the spring of 2009. Currently employed as a Logistics Analyst at Performance Food Groups  and is still active in both Men's lacrosse and soccer leagues in the Richmond area. 

Greg Rosenberg: Coach

Rosenberg comes to NMS as a former coach at University of Richmond, where he served as an assistant coach for three years. Greg served as the position coach for goalies and the recruiting coordinator. Currently Greg is the Head Coach of the Keystone Giants

Additionally, Rosenberg has been on the staff of numerous national recruiting camps, including New England Top 150, Maverick Showtime, Top 205, Adrenaline Showcase, and Super Soph.

Prior to UofR, Rosenberg coached at Randolph-Macon and locally with the Hanover County Lacrosse Club. During this time, he ran the Hanover County summer lacrosse camps and box lacrosse program.

Rosenberg earned his B.S. degree in Business at Keuka College, where he played attack and served as a two-year captain. Prior to Keuka, Rosenberg played for two years at attack for the nationally ranked Onondaga Community College. He is originally from Camiullus, N.Y., a West Genesee High School Graduate.

Rosenberg currently lives in Richmond with his wife Catherine and two daughters Claire and Grace.

Austin Peck

Austin is a three year varsity player for the Atlee Raiders.  His sophomore year he was a first offensive middie on the club state championship.  His junior and senior year he played offensive and defensive middie and won another state club championship.  Austin has also been a long time member of Venom Lacrosse, has experience coaching indoor lacrosse for the Police Athletic League, and has been instructing private lessons for two years.  

Currently attends and plays in one of the nation’s top club programs at James Madison University

Has coached 4 years including two seasons with Venom

Joe Niles

Coach Niles was born and raised in upstate New York and has played or coached lacrosse for more than 30 years.  He attended Chenango Forks High School  in Binghamton NY where he was a 4 year starter as a Mid-fielder on the boy’s varsity lacrosse team, team captain for 3 years, three year All-Conference and as a senior he was runner up for Section IV boy’s player of the year.  While at Chenango Forks he held the school record for points, goals and assists and lead his team to three league titles and 2 Section IV Championships. 


After graduation from Chenango Forks in 1988 Coach Niles attended SUNY Broome where he played lacrosse and was a two year starter at Mid-filed and was the team leading scorer both years.  While attending SUNY Broome Coach Niles was also the assistant coach for his high school alma mater where he helped guide the team to two league titles.  In 1990 Coach Niles graduated from SUNY Broome with a Associates degree in Business Management. 


In 1990 Coach Niles attended York College in York, PA where he played lacrosse for two years and helped the Spartans develop their lacrosse program. During the summer months Coach Niles was active in playing in summer leagues as well as coaching youth summer programs.   In 1992 Coach Niles graduated from York College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing. 


Coach Niles currently resides in Powhatan with his wife Kellie and their two children Saarah and Ethan.  Coach Niles has been active in coaching lacrosse since leaving York College and most recently has helped to bring lacrosse to Powhatan County and is currently the President of Powhatan Lacrosse. 

Jon O'Hara

Jon started his playing career as a Williamsburg Warrior and at Grafton High School where he was a Peninsula Regional All-Star, and Team Captain.  He went on to be a four year starter at Randolph College where he was a Team Captain and CO MVP in his senior year.   Most recently Jon has coached with NMS lax for 2 years in the Hanover County Fall Ball program.  Jon currently resides in Richmond.

Former Coaches

Kip Milia

Kip was the 3 year starting varsity goalie at Deep Run High School and captain his senior year. In 2012, Kip was made a Brine All American at the National Lacrosse Classic. He played for Venom since it's inception and has served as an assistant on the HS Elite team for two years. He is currently the starting goalie for the Virginia Commonwealth University Lacrosse team. Kip is currently a business student at VCU, studying supply chain management. He brings over 15 years of lacrosse experience, both playing and coaching, all in the Richmond area. 

Justin Pike

Coach Pike is from Gainesville, VA. He went to Battlefield High school in Prince William where he was a 3 year member of the varsity lacrosse team, serving as captain and receiving All-District honors his senior year.

He attended Guilford College (D3/ODAC) in Greensboro, NC where he played 3 years before opting out his senior year.  While at Guilford College, Coach Pike earned Academic All-ODAC honors all 3 years. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in psychology.

After graduation, Justin moved to Richmond where he is currently employed as a Henrico County police officer.

Coach Pike was the assistant varsity coach at Glen Allen HS in 2015.

He served as the Godwin JV assistant in 2016.

In Coach Pikes' free time, he enjoys most anything outdoor-related: skydiving, white water rafting, and hiking.

Head Coach – Adam Gjerulff

Grew up playing lacrosse in Rockville MD.  Started attack at Georgetown Prep Jr and Sr year, Captain senior year in 2001 (ended season #11 in the nation via Laxpower)

•             2nd Team All DC Metro 2001, honorable mention All DC Metro 2000

Went to St. Mary's College of MD for one season, then transferred to University of Colorado and played club

Founded a youth lacrosse program in Boynton Beach Florida in 2010, coached 4th-8th grade teams for three years, coached same boys at their high school, Park Vista, in 2014 as assistant coach

Loves the game, and enjoys passing on his knowledge with the next generation of players

Sean Cilimberg

Sean Cilimberg graduated from Deep Run High School in 2010 where he participated in numerous activities in addition to playing lacrosse. Coach Cilimberg was an active member of the Old Dominion University Men’s Lacrosse team, which went from a social club at the school to one of the most successful teams in the National Collegiate Lacrosse League. While at Old Dominion, he has served as a Team Officer during his Junior season prior to being elected as both Team Captain and President during his Senior season. Coach Cilimberg has also participated in many local men’s lacrosse leagues, such as the Richmond Summer Lacrosse League and Box (indoor) Lacrosse at SCOR.


While living in the Hampton Roads Area, Coach Cilimberg coached for V3 Lacrosse with many teams at different ages. While coaching with V3, Sean was able to work clinics and camps with many Pros and Coaches within the Lacrosse industry. Programs such as The Face-Off Academy, 3D Lacrosse, and Trilogy Lacrosse.


After Graduation from College, Coach Cilimberg took control of the Benedictine College Preparatory program. While the record from Coach Cilimberg's first season as coach of the Cadets shows 6-9, the team saw immediate improvement across all stat categories and will continue to build over the 2016 season. In addition to Coaching, you may recognize Coach Cilimberg as the Lacrosse Specialist at Dick's Sporting Goods in Short Pump.


In his free time, you may also find Coach on a Ski Slope, as Coach Cilimberg is an avid snowboarder. During the 2015-2016 Winter Season, Sean worked as a Snowboard and Ski Instructor at Snowshoe Mountain, WV in his part time.

Jesse Springer

Grew up playing lacrosse in Wilmington De

Founding member of the Tatnall High Scholl Lacrosse program a perennial top 5 high school program

•             3 year starter including 2 State Championship titles

Attended Randolph Macon college where he participated at the club level

After college played adult summer league lacrosse

Youth coach with 9 years of experience coaching both rec and travel teams

•             US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) Level 1 & 2 Certified

•             Positive Coaching Alliance Certified

Current President of Blackhawk Lacrosse


Steve Gilmartin Coach

Steve grew up in Houston, TX where he lettered in Football and Basketball at Spring Woods High School in the famed District 17-5A program, he then went on to briefly play football at the collegiate level before a knee injury ended his playing career. Steve was first introduced to lacrosse in 1988 when he moved to Baltimore, MD to continue his education at John Hopkins University. 

In 1989 he began playing the sport in the Fallston summer league’s and then various post-collegiate club teams in the (USCLA) United States Club Lacrosse Association and (CALL) Central Atlantic Lacrosse League to include Perry Hall Lacrosse Club, Crease Lacrosse Club, Mother’s Lacrosse Club, Capital Lacrosse Club and continues play with the Richmond Painkillers master’s lacrosse club.  

Steve has been a longtime youth coach and advocate for the growth of the sport and is dedicated to the success of that growth in the Richmond area.

Brad Freeman: Coach

Brad Freeman graduated from Blue Ridge High School in 1990 where he was introduced to the sport of lacrosse and played as a midfielder for the Barons.  He then attended Guilford College where he played lacrosse before transferring to VCU.  Brad has been a youth lacrosse coach for 6 years with Blackhawk Lacrosse and is currently the Vice President and Boys Division Director.  He currently lives in Mechanicsville, VA with his wife Chris and their three kids Alex, Collin, and Julia.

Hobie: Coach

Hobie attended Fork Union Military Academy where he played close Defense and Long Stick Midfield for the Blue Devils.  He spent three years there under the tutelage of UNC grad Gary Seivold.  After high school, Hobie attended Playmouth State College where he competed in lacrosse in 1990 & ’91.  He has continued to play locally with Richmond Lacrosse Club. 

Hobie has been a long supporter and coach for the Blackhawk recreation program in Hanover County.  He has coached the U-11 age group for the past 5 seasons.  

Andrew McGee

  • Started playing lacrosse in 8th Grade for Warriors Lacrosse and continued playing pick-up with and seriously for teams like the Police Athlete League, Richmond Summer Lacrosse League, Code Lacrosse, and RISE Indoor Lacrosse.


  • Went to Godwin High School in Richmond, Virginia and played JV Lacrosse for 1 year and Varsity Lacrosse for 3 years. Played midfield and faced off until senior year. Switched to attack senior year as a result of an injury and was a captain.


  • Attends the University of Virginia and plans to try out for the club lacrosse team in the Fall of 2016.


Assistant Coach – Ryan Recchia

Grew up playing lacrosse in Towson, Maryland.

Attended Towson High School, Where he played the Goalie position

•             4-Year Letter winner in Lacrosse

•             All-American, All-state, All-Metro lacrosse accolades in his senior year

Attended and played 3 yrs at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland VA

Assistant Lacrosse Coach at the Steward School

Head  Coach - Blackhawk Lacrosse U15 Boys 

Zach Carey

Zach has been involved with lacrosse in Hanover County and the Richmond Area for over ten years. Zach played on some of the original lacrosse teams in Hanover County while at the same time, coaching youth teams. He graduated from Hanover High School in 2009 and continued to play at Radford University until he graduated in 2013. He is currently the Head JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Hanover High School.

Ned Bowden: Coach

Ned just completed his junior year at Hampden-Sydney College.  This past season for the Tigers, Bowden earned Second Team All ODAC honors and helped anchor a defense that allowed just 6.91 goals per game.  Ned also collected the second most groundballs and second most caused turnovers on the team. 

At Hampden-Sydney, Bowden is pursuing a major in physics, is the President of the Chi Phi fraternity, and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Circle. 

A native of Goochland County, Ned graduated from Collegiate School in 2010.  He was a three year participant on the Varsity Lacrosse team and a two year participant on the Varsity football team.  Bowden is looking forward to promoting lacrosse in the Richmond area.  

Derick Swenk: Coach

Derick grew up in Midlothian, VA playing as a four year defensive starter for Chesterfield Lacrosse Club. He attended Virginia Military Institute where he was a walk on and became a three year starter on defense, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002.

Derick is currently an assistant coach at Mills Godwin, he has been active in the Richmond lacrosse community since 2003 as a head coach as well as an assistant.

Derick lives in Richmond with his wife Meghan and daughter Georgia.

Jim Woodward: Coach

Jim Woodward is a Venom product/alum.  He just finished up his second year at Hampden Sydney College where he played defense for the Tigers.  A Richmond native, Woodward played lacrosse for Atlee High School and captained the Raiders to a Club State Championship in 2011. 

Jim is currently a member of the Hampden-Sydney Mentor Program and the Tiger Athletic Club.

Matt Lefchik: Coach

Lefchik grew up in Downingtown, Penn., where he played three years of varsity soccer and lacrosse at Downingtown High School. Lefchik’s passion for soccer transitioned when he became a fan and advocate of lacrosse in ninth grade. He began developing his athletic knowledge and lacrosse IQ the following summer. Lefchik’s lacrosse passion heightened when he converted to a defensive long pole player. He became a three-year varsity player, senior captain, all-conference team player, and achieved a spot on the Pennsylvania All-Star team.

Lefchik attended Widener University, where he served as a four-year starter, undefeated in the MAC conference for four years, two-year All-MAC conference player, and made the senior North/South team.  Lefchik continues to play in men’s lacrosse leagues and tournament teams. 

Lefchik lives in Richmond with his wife Kelly. 

Taylor Moorman

Taylor grew up in Richmond and attended Saint Christopher's School. While at St. Chris, Taylor was a three sport standout in Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse.   As a three year member of the Varsity Lacrosse team he helped the Saints win State Championships during his junior and senior seasons, which remain the only two state championships in school history.

Taylor continued his lacrosse career at Lynchburg College where as a freshman he was a key contributor on the Hornet’s first ever NCAA Tournament team.  After college Taylor spent three years as the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at The Steward School where he led the Spartans to two State Tournament appearances.

He is currently the President of the Richmond Lacrosse Club, Serves on the US Lacrosse Board for the Richmond Chapter, and coaches in the Geronimo program.
Taylor Lives in Richmond with his wife Katie and their children Blake and Quinn.

Luc Cassier

Luc has been playing lacrosse for 11 years. Luc started in the Richmond area in Midlothian where he went to Midlothian high school and was a 3 year member of the Midlothian lacrosse varsity squad and team captain which won the state club championship in 2013. After graduating in 2013 he joined the Hampden Sydney Tigers varsity lacrosse team, and was an honor scholar during his freshman year.

Zach Hamelinck

Zach was born in Syracuse NY, and attended Chittenango high school. He was a 5 year varsity wrestler and a three year varsity lacrosse starter with 2 year honorable mention all league honors and was 2 time defensive MPV of the team. Zach attended division 3 Clarkson university for one year then transferred to division 2 Lake Erie college In Painesville Ohio where he was a three year starter and a two year captain. 

Peter Rossetti

Peter grew up in Richmond and attended Collegiate School.  He was four-year letter winner and senior captain in lacrosse, where he played defense and long-stick midfield.  Rated the number 79 recruit nationally by Inside Lacrosse, Peter is one of five players in Collegiate history to be named a three-time All Prep League.  He earned first team all-state selection during junior and senior season and All American honors during his senior season. 


He also earned three letters in football, where he started at left tackle and defensive end and earned all-state and all-prep honors twice.


Peter just finished his sophomore season at Georgetown University.  He has lettered twice in lacrosse and was an All- Academic Big East selection.