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Alexis discovered the world of Lacrosse when her gym teacher Jackie Gow introduced it to her when she moved to Long Island. After that, Alexis fell in love with Lacrosse. She played for Glen Cove High School and later played as a Goalkeeper for the College of Mount Saint Vincent and also earned a degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree of Nursing Informatics at NYU.
  Alexis Balingcongan

TEAM: Girls 9U/10U 
 
 

My name is Rachel and I have been playing lacrosse since I was in 6th grade. I played throughout high school, and for a few years in Club Lacrosse at the University of Miami. I now play for the post-collegiate team, the Central Lacrosse Cougars. I have always loved coaching, and when I was in high school I founded an annual weeklong summer clinic in which I coached the younger players from our district along with my teammates and my high school coach. Before receiving my first full time job, I was hired as an assistant coach for my middle school team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, I had to leave the position after a few months to accept the job I currently have. My desire to coach however, never lingered, and I am so excited to share my passion for lacrosse with the Brooklyn Crescents!
  Rachel Berquist

TEAM: Girls 13U/14U 
 
 

 
 
I'm from Syracuse, NY, Go Cuse! I started playing lacrosse when I was in 6th grade and very quickly fell in love with the game. I only played field one year, as our team was in special need of a goalie. I had no fear and put on the helmet and pads and never looked back. After that I was what you would call a four seasons lacrosse player. Indoor, outdoor, anywhere I could play. I graduated from East Syracuse Minoa high school as a 4 year varsity starter and then went on to play at college at SUNY Oswego where I started my Freshman year. During college I coached 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls during the summers. I also did one on one coaching with goalies in the Syracuse area. I continue to play in post collegiate tournaments. I look forward to coaching and teaching young players about the game, and hope to instill the same love that I had and have for it today.
  Lauren Burrows

TEAM: Girls 11U/12U 
 
 

My name is Erin Caesar and I from Windsor Connecticut and I am currently attending St.John's University in Queens. I have played Lacrosse for almost 9 years. I received the MVP and Sportsmanship Awards for Lacrosse in high school. For four years straight my Varsity team went to the Championships known as HVAL and was able to achieve a 3-peat from 2012-2014. Senior year I was also nominated and selected as a NEPSWLA All-Star and played in the All-Star Game. I was recruited to play lacrosse for Curry College for the 2015 season.
  Erin Caesar

TEAM: Girls 13U/14U 
 
 

 
Libby played high school lacrosse at Newtown High in Sandy Hook, Connecticut where she was named All Conference, Honorable Mention All State, as well as Academic All American. Libby is a 2012 graduate of Vassar College where she played field hockey and lacrosse for 4 years. She was voted onto the All Liberty League Team as an Honorable Mention (Lax '12/FH '10), led Vassar in assists and caused turn overs her senior year and was on the NCAA All Academic Squad (FH and Lax '08-'12). She has coached at various lacrosse camps and clinics in Newtown and at Vassar College and joined the Crescents' coaching ranks the Fall of 2012. Libby played defense for 4 years at Newtown High and attack and midfield at Vassar.
  Libby Feltch

TEAM: Girls 7U/8U POLY
 
 

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I am a proud parent of a 7th grader who has been playing for the Brooklyn Crescents since she was in 3rd grade. I have had the honor to serve as a board member of this wonderful organization and love being an assistant coach as well.
  Carol Fiore

TEAM: Girls 13U/14U 
 
 

I have been involved in coaching for over 20 years. My primary sport is wrestling, and I coached several nationally ranked teams at Poly Prep. I have also coached football and lacrosse and currently have 3 kids playing with the Crescents.
  Khari Freeman

TEAM: Girls 7U/8U POLY
 
 

Lafayette College 1977-81, Goalie, Co-captain 1981... 1976-1977,Episcopal Academy, Goalie, Co-Captain...Episcopal Academy, Asst Coach, 1983
  Michael Giles

TEAM: Girls 11U/12U 
 
 

 
 
 
I have played lacrosse for about 10 years and have loved the game since starting! I started my colleges club team at CSUMB in which I was a coaching player. I have tried to be involved in Lacrosse as much as possible and am excited to help share the game with others.
  Ashley Hudson

TEAM: Girls HS
 

Coaches 8th Grade baskeball team; played Lax in high school at Ridgewood High School (NJ)
  Patrick Klauss

TEAM: Girls 9U/10U 
 
 


 

 
Two season serving as a coach for the girls program.
  Andrea Moletteri

TEAM: Girls 9U/10U 
 
 

 

 
  Adam Pacelli

TEAM: Girls 11U/12U 
 
 

Dan Sheff, originally from Maplewood, NJ, played high school lacrosse at Columbia High School where he was captain, team defensive player of the year, honorable mention all-state and first team all-conference. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College, where he played Division 1 lacrosse for four years as a close defenseman and was a 2 year starter. Dan has nearly 15 years of playing and coaching lacrosse experience in Brooklyn. He coached with the Brooklyn Admirals for three years and co-founded the Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club and Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Club.
  Daniel Sheff

TEAM: Girls 9/10u & Boys 7U/8U  
 

Matt is a Long Island native, who has played the game his whole life, and still very much enjoys being around the mens and womens game. Matt played 1 year for Towson University and 3 years for Baltimore LC, and various other Metro NY LC's before hanging up his cleats ! Matt has coached with the Crescents since 2010 and has 3 children in the program.
  Matthew Shimaitis

TEAM: Boys 11U/12U 
 
 

1st team high school All-American. Played at Cornell University (Div 1), co-captain 1 year. Assistant coach at Cornell's summer camp in Ithaca, NY
  Lauren Silverman

TEAM: Girls 11U/12U 
 
 


 

Andrew Simons is a parent of a Brooklyn Crescents athlete, playing for the 7/8 girls team and one girls team alumni. He is a partner in the award winning graphic design firm Emphas!s Design Inc. and is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute. He is a founding member and vice-chairman of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, a Brooklyn based environmental organization. Andrew was a high school mentor at the NYC High School of Art and Design for 12 years. Andrew played completive baseball, soccer, tennis, track and cross country from youth through high school and has enjoyed many years of recreational softball since graduating from college. He has been delighted to discover the game of lacrosse through his daughters and has greatly enjoyed his time with the Crescents. He has coached 3/4 and 7/8 grade girls teams and has been the Girls Co-program Director since 2015, and served on the Crescents' Board of Directors.. Andrew is a US Lacrosse Certified Level 1 Coach and has completed American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED Training.
  Andrew Simons

TEAM: Girls HS