Portsmouth Abbey Head Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Coach Al Brown recently earned his 400th career win, on April 6, 2016. Brown, who is also the athletics director and head football coach at the Abbey, came into the 2016 season needing only two wins to put him over the 400-mark.
Brown's career coaching lacrosse began in 1978 at Rutgers Prep. From there, he helmed the programs at Northfield Mt. Hermon, Vermont Academy, Alfred University and Bates College before joining Portsmouth Abbey in 2001. With the team's two recent wins, Brown's record at the Abbey stands at 168-66. Since 2001, he has led the Ravens to one SENE championship and seven Eastern Independent League (EIL) championships, and he has been recognized as EIL Coach of the Year twice. He was also named US Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Eastern New England Region, in 2010 and 2013.
While at Alfred University, Brown competed in the NCAA Division III championship tournament four times and the ECAC championships twice, winning the ECAC Upstate title in 1995. He was named NCAA D-III Coach of the Year in 1990 following a record-breaking 15-2 season. In October of 2008, Al was inducted into the Alfred University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brown is a 1975 graduate of C.W. Post College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He played lacrosse all four years at C.W. Post, earning All-American honors as a defenseman in 1973 and 1974.
Bill Ucci founded the original New England Lacrosse Camp with Al Brown in 1983. Then the two went on to found the current NELC Top 150 in 1993. Bill played four years of college lacrosse at CW Post. He served as Head Lacrosse coach at Mamaroneck High School 1978-1989 and at Horace Greely High School from 1990-1997. During that time his teams won four league titles and were Section 1 finalists five times. Bill went on to establish youth programs at both Mamaroneck and Horace Greely. Bill was selected League Coach of the Year in 1983, 1985, and 1987. He was also named Hudson Valley Coach of the Year in 1987 and Hudson Valley Lacrosse Man of the Year in 1996.
Peter Lasagna has been our Field Director for the New England Top 150 camp since 2006. A highly respected teacher and mentor, Lasagna has served as the Head Coach at Bates College since the 2000-2001 season. He has been recognized as the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2005, 2013 and 2015. Prior to moving to Bates, Lasagna coached at Brown University for ten years as an Assistant and the last eight years as Head Coach. He guided Brown to their first NCAA Final Four and was named the national DI Coach of the Year in 1994. Lasagna has been inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in New England and Rochester, NY.
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High School Coaches
Chad Wabrek, Green Hills School (TX) Billy Glennon, Exeter Academy Paul Salit, Tabor Academy Kevan Bowler, Berkshire School Randy Hobbs, Kent School Taylor Brown, Georgetown Day Dan Glover, Brunswick HS (ME) Nick Antol, Kimball Union Academy Chris Howes, Mercersburg Academy