Former Denver Outlaws Head Coach Jim Beardmore and dog Zeus pre-game at Invesco Field
Team USA Defensemen Eric Martin
Denver Outlaws Eric Martin
Denver Outlaws Jeremy Sieverts
Denver Outlaw Eric Law
MLL Rookie of the Week Eric Law
Current MLL all time leading goal scorer
and 5-Time All-Pro Jesse Hubbard at the
2004 East Meets West Winter Shooting Clinic.
Michael Watson dives across the crease.
Sean Delaney of the Denver Outlaws
Virgina's Todd Faiella
Sean Delaney with UNC
Taylor Simmers will bring his extensive knowledge of the game to the camp.
Joe Kostolansky of the Rochester Rattlers
Syracuse University's Ethan Mills
Princeton University's Josh White
Jim Beardmore firing up the campers in 2003.
Jim Beardmore and Camp Director Drew Searl want you to attend East Meets West Lacrosse Camp.
Reed Carlson in the cage for Villanova vs. Georgetown in 2013
Reed Carlson in the cage for Villanova
Past Coaches at East Meets West Lacrosse Camp
Jim, a legend in the sport of lacrosse, is the former Head Coach for the MLL's Denver Outlaws. Jim finished off the '07 MLL season with an 9-4 record and lead the Outlaws to their second consecutive Western Conference Championship Game. Jim is Currently the Head Coach for the Colorado Academy HS in Denver, Co. As a player, Jim re-wrote the books of how to play the goalie position. His style of goalie play revolutionized how the position was played and is the current model taught in today's game. As a Goalie for the Baltimore Thunder and the Washington Wave Jim was a 2-time All-Pro and played 6 years of Professional Indoor Lacrosse. Jim played the first half of games as a goalie and would return for the second half with a short stick and play midfield. At the University of Maryland Jim was a 1st Team All-American and the ACC Player of the Year. Jim was famous for never wearing a "chest protector" when playing goalie at Maryland, he was confident in his style of play and quick enough to stop shots with his stick. After graduating from Maryland the NCAA evaluated this and enacted the current rule that all players must wear all protective equipment at all times. Jim has been as far as Japan and Australia to coach lacrosse and is a former Director for Nike Lacrosse Camps. Prior to taking over as Head Coach of the Denver Outlaws, Jim was Head Coach of Severna Park High School in Maryland. In 3 years Jim took Severna park to 3 Maryland State Championships winning 2. Jim's father is the legendary lacrosse Hall of Fame coach "Bud" Beardmore who built the powerhouse lacrosse program at the University of Maryland where he won several National Championships.
Eric is a 5-time All-Pro defenseman currently playing with the Denver Outlaws of the MLL and the Washington Stealth of the NLL where he finished the 2010 NLL season by winning the 2010 NLL Championship. In 2010 Eric was a starting defenseman with Team USA which won the Gold Medal for USA in the 2010 World Games. Eric is one of the top defensive players in all of lacrosse and was voted as the second overall defender in the NLL, almost becoming the first and only non-Canadian player to win the NLL Defensive Player of the Year award. Eric played collegiate lacrosse at Division 3 Salisbury State University where he had an exceptional career; In addition to leading Salisbury to 2 National Championships, he racked up honors as a 2-Time 1st Team All American, National Player of the Year as a senior and was named the National Defenseman of the Year in both his junior and senior years. It’s worth noting that Eric Martin was an un-recruited walk-on out of high school in Virginia.
Jeremy is a 2-Time MLL ALL-Pro midfielder currently playing with the Denver Outlaws and is the face of the Denver Outlaws franchise. Although initially drafted by the Bayhawks in the 2010 MLL draft, Denver made a trade to acquire him in 2012 and he has been the Outlaws leading scoring midfielder ever since. Jeremy played his collegiate lacrosse at the University of Maryland and graduated in 2010 after racking up 2-Time All-ACC honors and was an honorable mention All-American for the Terps. Jeremy is known throughout the league for his deadly shot and averages 27 goals and 42 points per season for the Outlaws. He ranks second in the MLL for goals scored from 2 point range. We will dedicate one entire session at camp to shooting lead by coach Sieverts, one of the best in the business.
Stephen Dunn Jr.
Stephen just finished his sophomore year at Colorado Mesa University where he is a 2-Time All-Conference starter at Attack for the Mavericks. Stephen is a local Utah lacrosse product who played at Juan Diego Catholic High School. Stephen used to attend the East Meets West Lacrosse Camp every summer and took private lessons from EMW Director and former Syracuse Midfielder Drew Searl. He is an excellent example of what the EMW Lacrosse Academy aims to provide for Utah lacrosse players that want to make it to the next level. At Juan Diego Stephen was a 4 year starter earning All-State honors on a team that made 3 consecutive Semi-Final appearances. Now that he has taken his game to Division II Colorado Mesa, we are proud to have him back- not as a camper- but as part of the EMW staff.
Reed is the starting Goalie for NCAA Division I Villanova University. Reed is currently in his 2nd year at Villanova and as a sophomore started all 10 games after earning the starting position early in this year's 2013 lacrosse season. As the starter he registered a 6-4 record, totaled 577:52 minutes in cage with a 10.28 goals against average and a .479 save percentage. Villanova finished #2 in the Big East conference with a 5-1 record. Reed is from Baltimore Maryland and was the starting goalie for powerhouse St. Mary's High School.
Eric is currently playing his first year of professional lacrosse as a rookie midfielder with the MLL's Denver Outlaws. The Outlaws, who are currently undefeated and looking at being the first MLL team to capture the Championship with a perfect season, drafted Eric as the 29th pick overall. Eric is pretty much a shoe in for the MLL Rookie of the Year award and recently had back to back MLL rookie of the week awards with 5 goals in each of the games. Eric's first 9 shots and an MLL player were all goals and he scored those goals in his first 2 games. In college Eric was a 2-Time All-American at Attack for Denver University. He finished college career with 110 goals, 82 assists and took Denver to 2 NCAA Semi Final games. This is Eric's first time coaching at EMW, we are excited to have this Colorado native on the staff as proof that Western players can make it to the Pro level.
Michael played for the Boston Cannons from '01-'04 where he racked up an impressive resume being named an All-Pro twice and was named the Cannons team Offensive Player of the Year in '03. While with the Cannon's, he once scored 20 goals in a span of 4 games, which is the best four-game stretch in MLL league history. After leading the MLL's Boston Cannons to the Championship Game in '04, Inside Lacrosse Magazine dubbed Michael Watson as ‘The MLL’s Most Electrifying Player'. Michael officially retired from the MLL in '07 with the LA Riptide. In his finial year he lead the Riptide in goals and was once again named an MLL All-Pro. Michael was a member of the '02 USA World Team and helped lead the USA to winning the '02 World Championship. In college he was a standout at University of Virginia. While at UVA he racked up honors as a four-time All-American, '96 NCAA Attackman of the Year, Four-time All-ACC, MVP of the '96 NCAA Tourney and '94 ACC Rookie of the Year.
Jesse is well known throughout the game as the best pure shooter the sport of lacrosse has ever seen, this is why he is a 1-time league MVP, a 5-time All-Pro and is the current reigning all-time leading goal scorer in MLL league history. Jesse, who spent his first seven seasons with the New Jersey Pride, also set the MLL single-season record by scoring 54 goals during the '02 season. Jesse is also the all-time leading goal scorer for Princeton University, where he was a 3-time All-American and won 3 National Championships. Jesse was a member of the '98 USA World Team and helped lead them to winning the '98 World Championship. Jesse is the head of all product development for Warrior Lacrosse and is a player for the Marin Lacrosse club.
Josh is a 5-Time Major League Lacrosse All-Pro midfielder who played for the
Baltimore Bayhawks from 2001 to 2005. Josh helped lead the Bayhawks to 2
MLL Championship victories in '02 and '05. Josh was traded from the
Bayhawks this year and currently plays for the Denver Outlaws. Josh also
plays Pro indoor lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League for the Colorado
Mammoth. Josh played college at Princeton University and lead the Tigers to
2 National Championships in '97 and '98. Josh racked up an impressive career
at Princeton where he was a 2-Time Midfielder of the Year, a 3-time Division
I 1st Team All-American, the 2000 Ivy League Player of the Year, and the
2000 College Lacrosse USA Sportsman of the Year. Josh currently lives in
Denver working for Warrior Lacrosse as the sales rep in the Mountain West.
Sean currently plays midfield in the MLL for the Denver Outlaws. Sean was drafted by Denver out of the University of North Carolina in the 2010 MLL Collegiate Draft with the 8th overall selection. Sean had immediate impact during his rookie season with the Outlaws by leading all rookies in both goals and total points as a midfielder and scored one game winning goal helping the Outlaws reach the playoffs. In college, Sean played for UNC where he dominated in the midfield for the Tar Heels from 2007-2010. As a Tar Heel he tallied a total of 102 points, was voted an All-American and named the team’s most outstanding player after scoring more goals than any other Tar Heel midfielder since the legendary Jason Wade in 1996 who took home honors of NCAA Midfielder of the Year that year. Sean was born and raised in Morristown New Jersey where he was a High School All-American lacrosse player for Morristown Prep. Sean is currently a rep for Nike Lacrosse and is the president/owner of SD23 Lacrosse.
Pat is a current defenseman in the MLL with the Chesapeak Bayhawks. Pat was initially drafted out of the University of Delaware by the Boston Cannons in 2011and was a member of the Boston Cannons 2011 MLL Championship team that won it all by beating the Hamilton Nationals 10-9. Pat will have his shiny new MLL Championship ring to show off at camp. At 6’6, 235 pounds, Pat is a dominating force on the lacrosse field proven by an exceptional career at the University of Delaware where he started every game for 4 years (66 games) and set the school record for both career ground balls (163) and turnovers (69). He was voted All-American, once, All-Conference 4 times and was the team’s Captain his senior year. When Pat isn’t wreaking havoc on the lacrosse field, he can be found playing his guitar on street corners or open mic nights at local clubs. He will have his guitar at camp showcasing his artistic side to the players during lunch time.
Stu is currently playing lacrosse for Gonzaga University where he is a starting Attackman. Stu is a local product of Salt Lake City. He played his high school lacrosse for Judge Memorial HS where he was a 4 year starter and helped lead them to the State Championship Game in '07. Stu is the son of Utah Hall of Fame Coach Dave Allen, the longtime successful coach at Judge Memorial HS. Stu is also a former long time attendee of the East Meets West Lacrosse Camp who has made it to the college level through hard work and determination. He is a good example of what this camp aims to provide for younger players, we are proud to have him back not as a camper, but as part of the camp staff.
Todd is the founder and Director of NRG Lacrosse in Utah. His athletic resume includes the 2011 NCAA National Lacrosse Championship with the University of Virginia, where he earned ACC All-Academic honors and received UVA's Tom Rixey Award as the team's most spirited and emotional leader. Although primarily a defenseman at UVA, Todd's lacrosse knowledge and athleticism allowed him to play goalie, midfield, long-stick Midfield and close defense during his college career. Todd now resides in Park City, Utah.
Josh is a former Professional lacrosse player having played both Professional indoor and outdoor lacrosse with the MLL’s Los Angeles Riptide and the NLL’s Arizona Sting. Josh was a heavily recruited Division I prospect coming out of High School in Maryland, but turned down all his scholarship offers for lacrosse to join the military becoming an Army Ranger with the US Special Forces. After completing his time with the Rangers, Josh was honorably discharged and attended Princeton University to play lacrosse. At Princeton, Josh was a 2-time All-Conference Attackman and helped lead the Tigers to a National Championship victory in 2001. In 2002 Josh helped lead the Tigers again to the National Championship game, but lost to Syracuse in overtime 13-12. Despite the loss, Josh was voted to the 2002 NCAA All-Tournament Team for his performance at Attack. Josh retired from both the MLL and NLL in 2006.
Elliot is currently a star midfielder at BYU. So far at BYU Elliot has racked up an impressive resume being named the RMLC Offensive Player of the Year twice, a 2-Time All-American, and was a member of the '07 RMLC National Championship team. Elliot is a local product from Highland High School in Salt Lake City who used to attend the East Meets West Lacrosse Camp every summer. He is a prime example of what this camp aims to provide for young athletes that want to make it to the next level. Elliot was a pleasure to coach and we are proud to have him back as part of the staff so that he can give back to the younger generation of lacrosse players and pass along what he has learned on his journey from the High School game to the much faster and more competitive Collegiate game.
Nate is a current midfielder with the MLL's Denver Outlaws. Nate's first 4 seasons in the MLL were with the Rochester Rattlers where he was drafted in the 2ed round out of the University of Maryland. He was traded after the '05 season to the San Francisco Dragons where he played for 2 seasons and helped lead the Dragons to the playoffs in '06 scoring 15 goals and 5 assists. Nate was 2-time All-American Midfielder while at Maryland and in 2002 as the teams Captain, he lead the team in goals and propelled the Terp's to the NCAA Semi-Final game.
Taylor is a former Major League Lacrosse attackman for the San Francisco Dragons. Before the MLL Taylor served several seasons as assistant coach at Princeton University under head coach Bill Tierney and helped coach the Tigers to a National Championship in 1998. Taylor also played his collegiate lacrosse for Princeton University. As a player at Princeton, Taylor was a 2-time Division 1 All-American attackman and won 2 NCAA National Championships. Taylor played attack for Team Germany in the 1998 World Games. Taylor is well known as being one of the best "feeders" in the sport of lacrosse, in fact at the 1998 World Games he recorded 11 assists in one game and holds the single game record for most assists in World competition.
Joe played 5 seasons in Major League Lacrosse as an attackman with the
Rochester Rattlers, Boston Cannons, and the San Francisco Dragons. Joe
currently is the defensive coordinator for Arizona State University. In
addition to his experience in the MLL, he brings 5 years of college
coaching experience to the EMW Camp with previous jobs at Skidmore
College (NY), Nazareth College (NY), and the University of Vermont. He
served as an assistant coach at Vermont in '07 and '08 and in '06 he
helped lead Nazareth to the ECAC Championship. Joe graduated from
Hofstra University in '05 where he was a 2-Time 1st Team All-Conference
Attackman and served as team captain his senior year.
Ethan is a Syracuse University Attackman from Setauket, New York. Ethan attended powerhouse Ward Melville High School and then went on to play for Nassau Community College on Long Island. Ethan was an All-American as a freshman at Nassau and lead his team to a National Championship victory being voted the offensive MVP of the Final-4 that year. Ethan then transferred to Syracuse University in hopes of winning another National Championship with the Orange. At Syracuse Ethan was part of a powerful Syracuse attack unit that included the likes of Ryan Powell, Liam Banks and Michael Springer. Ethan finished his career at Syracuse in style by scoring with 18 seconds left on an assist from Ryan Powell in the National Championship victory over Princeton. With that assist to Ethan, Ryan Powell tied his older brother Casey Powell's record of 287 career points effectively making Ethan a big part of Syracuse Lacrosse legendry.
Chris is a current assistant coach for the University of Maryland and helped lead the Terps to their Final -4 appearance in 2015. Chris played 3 years in the MLL as a midfielder and Face-Off man for the Los Angeles Riptide but left the MLL in 2009 after being accepted to the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business. In college Chris was an All-American midfielder for the United States Naval Academy graduating in 2005. In 2004 Chris was the nation's best face-off man helping lead Navy to the 2004 National Championship game. Chris holds the NCAA record for highest face-off win percentage in post season play winning over 80% of his face-offs and still holds 4 Navy Lacrosse career and single season records. Chris served 5 years in the navy as a Lieutenant and Surface Warfare Officer. He currently resides in Baltimore Maryland and in addition to coaching for University of Maryland, does Energy Sales and Marketing Development for Siemans.
Adam, a 2-time All-American Midfielder at the Naval Academy, was the 1st round draft pick (3rd pick overall) by the MLL's Bayhawks in 2001. Adam Played 1 year for the Bayhawks before being called into active duty by the Navy for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Adam spent the next 4 years as an officer aboard the USS Pasadena, a Los Angeles Class Nuclear Submarine that secretly operated offshore in the Middle East. Adam was an Engineering Officer and was ultimately responsible for all the Nuclear and Non-Nuclear mechanical systems aboard the sub. Amazingly enough when Adam had completed his 4 year commitment to the Navy he made an impressive return to lacrosse and to the MLL, this time with the Long Island Lizards. Adam spent the next 2 years with the Lizards reeking havoc in the Midfield and carrying the team during the '06 & '07 seasons. Not many people can take 4 years off professional sports and return like they never left, but when you look at Adam's athletic skill and combine it with his work ethic, you can see why he was able to - Check out the article on Adam in Inside Lacrosse Magazine: http://www.turningpointsports.org/PDF/Inside-Lacrosse-Story-2006.pdf
Sean is a Major League Lacrosse defenseman currently playing with the Denver Outlaws. Sean was the 5th overall pick in the 2006 MLL collegiate draft for the Outlaws. Sean was born and raised in Hicksville, New York and played his freshman and sophomore years at Nassau Community College on Long Island where he was a 1st team All-American defenseman and won the 2003 Junior College National Championship. After 2 years at Nassau, Sean transferred to Hofstra University for his junior and senior years and was named once again as an All American at defense.
John Carrozza brings 17 years of lacrosse coaching and playing experience to EMW having most recently played midfield with the MLL's Chicago Machine. A High School All-American at John Jay Cross River in New York, John went on to play for Syracuse University and helped lead Syracuse to their victory in the 2008 NCAA National Championship game. John also played in 2 NCAA Final Fours (2006, 2008) and was an assistant coach with Syracuse for yet another NCAA National Championship win in 2009. After retiring from the MLL, John founded The String Man LLC which offers 'position specific' stringing designs for lacrosse players of all levels.
Inside Lacrosse Magazine ranked Casey the #15 overall Attackman in the country coming out of High School in Amherst, New York. As a result Casey went on to play Attack for Division I powerhouse Syracuse University where he won 2 back to back NCAA National Championships with the Orangeman in 2008 and 2009. After his time playing at Syracuse, Casey moved west to Utah and was an Assistant Coach at BYU from 2010 to 2011 and helped lead the Cougars to their 2011 MCLA National Championship victory.
Rick is the Head Lacrosse coach for the University of Utah men's lacrosse team. Before taking over as Head Coach Rick served one year as the Utes Offensive Coordinator and 3 years as the Head Coach at Gonzaga University. In college Rick was a 4-time All-American Attackman for Gonzaga University where he averaged over 5 points per game and accumulated a record 269 career points. He was also voted 4-time All-Conference and was the 2005 PNCLL Conference MVP. Rick is a local product of Salt Lake City where he was raised a die-hard Ute fan from day one. In High School he played at Judge Memorial for East Meets West Director coach Drew Searl and current Judge coach Dave Allen. Rick led the Bulldogs to state championships in 2000 and 2001, was awarded the 2000 Utah High School Lacrosse League MVP and had the honor of being recognized as the first ever All-American Lacrosse player from the state of Utah.
Walker is the Head Lacrosse Coach of Olympus High School in Salt Lake City who was awarded the 2012 Coach of the Year award. Walker is a local product from Highland High School who used to attend the East Meets West Lacrosse Camp every summer. He is a prime example of what this camp is designed to provide for young athletes in Utah that want to make it to the next level. At Highland, Walker was a 2-Time All-State midfielder and a High School All-American. After graduating from High School Walker took his skills to the East Coast and played collegiately for powerhouse Herkimer Community College in Up-State New York from 2003 –2004. Walker helped Herkimer to a NJCAA National Championship in 2004 and a runner up finish in 2003. After receiving his Associates Degree he came home to Utah in 2005 to continue his education and lacrosse career at BYU where as a midfielder he was named 1st Team All-Conference and 2nd Team All-American for the Cougars. Walker was a pleasure to coach and we are proud to have him back as part of the EMW staff so he can give back to the younger generation of lacrosse players and pass along what he has learned on his journey from the High School game to the much faster and more competitive Collegiate game.