about us

SQUAD LACROSSE AIMS TO DEVELOP PLAYERS' SKILLS ON AND OFF THE FIELD.

SQUAD PROMOTES A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE PLAYERS WILL GROW PHYSICALLY, mentally and emotionally.

We plan to develop players physically through fast paced, high level lacrosse training. we want to turn everyday lacrosse players into all stars on the field. we want to develop mentally tough players through hard work and mentorship. mental toughness is not only something required in sports but in everyday life. when life gets hard our players won't quit-they will rise to the occasion no matter what situation they are put in. we also want to teach players to control their emotions on and off the field by training them to think before acting or speaking. 

we believe that one on one mentorship as well as community gives the players the best possible chance to be successful. 

 

MEET THE TEAM

our coaches are passionate about lacrosse and dedicated to being positive role models & mentors.  

we want each player to know that they are a part of the squad and our coaches are here to help them succeed!

LUKE STEPHENS

Luke is currently the face-off specialist at The University of Montevallo where he set a new NCAA D-II record with 34 faceoff wins against Shorter University. He had already tied the NCAA Division-II mark for most faceoffs won in a game with 31 against Mars Hill earlier this season.  Luke was a 2x All-State lacrosse player at Hoover High School where he had a career face off percentage of 63% and a total of 366 face offs won. Luke served at Church of the Highlands as a youth pastor where he lead and mentored students during small groups, city groups and motion nights. 

JUSTIN SLY

Justin was a 4x All-State lacrosse player at Hoover High School from 2006-2009. He is the only player in Alabama lacrosse history to achieve All-State in 3 different positions (Attack, Middie, and Goalie). He was the first player from Alabama to be invited to the prestigious "Top 205" lacrosse camp in Baltimore, MD during the summer before his Junior season. Justin was recruited to play college lacrosse by the 2012 National Champion Loyola lacrosse program. Other colleges that recruited Justin to play lacrosse include: Albany, Navy, Air Force, Towson, and Hobart. Justin was a two time state champion in lacrosse at Hoover and was a member of the only undefeated team in Hoover lacrosse history during his Senior season. Justin went to Samford University on a full ride football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Finance and Economics in 2013. Other schools that recruited Justin to play football include; Duke, Navy, Air Force, UAB, Arkansas State, Wofford, The Citadel, and Southern Illinois.

GRANT SLY

Grant brings seven years of coaching experience, he was a founding member of Hoover High School lacrosse where he was a three time all state defenseman. He played college lacrosse at Birmingham Southern College where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in Accounting.

JOE STEPHENS

Joseph played lacrosse and football at Hoover High School where he was a two time state champ in football and one time state champ in lacrosse. He graduated from Highlands College where he served as a youth pastor overseeing the Greystone campus student ministry, city groups, and student small groups. Joseph brings over three years of experience in youth leadership development and mentorship.  

RUSLAN MCINTYRE

Ruslan played lacrosse for Oak Mountain High School where he was a 2-time state all star. Out of high school he received offers from college programs such as Limestone University, Huntington College, Methodist University, Berry College, and Millsaps College eventually signing with Millsaps. He has since transferred to UAB where he is pursuing a degree in Mass Media Journalism. He has had coaching stints training goalies at the Lacrosse Academy of Birmingham as well as with the Hoover middle school lacrosse programs. 

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