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In Memory of Chip Wessel

(continued from home page) At first his knowledge of lacrosse was based on his son Gavin's participation and new love for this remarkable sport. Being a very involved parent in his kids lives, Chip stepped up to learn what he could do to help the kids his son was playing with be able to play the game. In doing so, he ended up on the board of directors as well as a coach.

As a board member, Chip was instrumental in helping schedule games and practices, order uniforms, restrung goal nets, ensured the operations of the club were handled and pretty much stepped in to help with anything needed for the kids and coaches. Even after he stepped down from the board, Chip happily continued to help the new board members in any way needed.

As his daughter Bella started to play, Chip recognized some much needed changes were necessary to grow and keep the girls club progressing and thus stepped in as girls program director. After conversations with concerned parents and coaches, Chip created what he dubbed as the girls sub committee. In doing so, it was an opportunity for those to put their suggestions forward to create a vision and program that has proven very successful. In fact, this past season the girls program recorded the most participants in the club's history.

Everything Chip did was done for the love of his kids, community and the success of the club he believed in. Many sleepless nights and countless hours on the phone with coaches and players was Chip Wessel's life . His family shared him with us; we are forever grateful for that. Thank you Melissa, his strong and beautiful wife, and his 3 kids Gavin , Bella and Kody. God bless you all and thank you for letting us be part of Chips life.

Director of Coaching & Boys Competitive Coach Brooks Sweet

It is not an understatement to say that Brooks was the best player in the world during his time. In fact, with his 7 goals that helped USA defeat Australia to win gold in the 1982 World Lacrosse Games, Brooks earned the title of “Player of the World.” The list of accomplishments for Brooks is long; a few of the highlights include the following:

* Hall of Fame inductions into National US Lacrosse, University of Massachusetts, New England Lacrosse and at his alma mater, Ithaca High School.
* Four-time All-American and team captain at UMASS, gold medal winner playing on the U.S. National Lacrosse Team earning Most Outstanding Attackman and All-World honors, team captain and three time league All-Star for the Baltimore Thunder of the Pro Indoor Lacrosse League
* Boston College Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach, two-time Ivy League High School Coach of the Year, Poly Prep County Day School State champion, current Monte Verde Head Coach
* One of the pioneers of STX Lacrosse generating approximately $2 million in sales annually for the company

Boys Recreational League Coaching Staff

  • Bartlett, Bo - Viera High School
  • Cole, Greg - Holy Trinity High School
  • Crawford, Charlie - Rockledge High School
  • Fogle, Steve - Cocoa Beach High School
  • Karr, Shawn - Satellite Beach High School
  • Nunn, Bob - Goalie Coach (Viera High School)
  • Sweet, Brooks - Monte Verde High School (SCL Director of Coaching)
  • Vittorio, AJ - Edgewood Jr/Sr High School 

Girls Competitive Coach Lauren Tybor

Lauren is a former Florida Institute of Technology Women's Lacrosse student-athlete receiving an All-American and SSC Player of the Year awards. She has experience coaching at the high school level as an assistant coach for the North Florida Wave travel team and Bartram Trail High School club team in Jacksonville, Florida.  Having played lacrosse for 13 years, Lauren has a great passion for the sport and enjoys supporting the growth of the athletic mentality, IQ, and skills that are encompassed in the sport of lacrosse.

Girls Competitive Coach Mark Lorusso

Coach Mark has been coaching girls lacrosse in Brevard for over 10 years.   Mark is the former Viera High School Girls Varsity Coach and current SCL middle school coach. 

Girl's Competitive Coach Sonny Steckler

Coach Sonny has been coaching youth athletics for 30 years.  He is a Level 3 US Lacrosse Certified Coach as well as a Train the Trainer Certified Coach.  He is currently an assistance coach for Satellite High School Women's Lacrosse (2021 District Champions), former Melbourne Central Catholic JV head coach and assistant Varsity coach.  He has been coaching Girl's Lacrosse in Brevard county at all age levels for the past 5 years where he has held the head coaching position for  our Middle School and then High School Competitions teams, winning several local tournament championships.  Coach Sonny grew up playing lacrosse in Long Island NY.

Girls Competitive Coach Jasmine Sidawi

Jasmine is a current student athlete at Keiser University where she is a Defensive starter for the #1 ranked Women's Lacrosse team.  She is a Brevard County native that played lacrosse in the Space Coast Lacrosse program as well as other regional travel lacrosse clubs.  Jasmine was a three year captain at Melbourne Central Catholic High School and was awarded Most Athletic before being recruited to play collegiate lacrosse at Keiser University.  She has a tremendous love for the game, incredible field awareness and outstanding skills and is excited to give back to her hometown club.

Girls Competitive Coach Tristen Chang

Tristen began playing lacrosse on the very first Vipers team at the Viera recreational fields when she was 8.  She became a 4 year Varsity player at Viera High School. She won various awards including MVP and was voted to be a part of the Space Coast All-Conference Team.  She was selected to play on the Women’s National Lacrosse in Team 2019 and became the first collegiate Division 1 lacrosse player from Brevard County when she was recruited to play with Youngstown State University in Ohio.  Tristen was a starter and integral part of the midfield and defense.  She is a Digital Media major, minoring in Business with honors.

Recreational Director and Coach Mike Karr

Coach Mike Karr has over 20 years of director and youth coaching experience.  He and his family relocated from San Francisco, CA in 2018 where Coach Mike was a director, consultant and/or coach of several soccer companies, academies, college and high school programs as well as founded Pacific Soccer Academy (now Liverpool FC Bay Area). 

When Mike arrived in the Space Coast he began playing lacrosse again, opened Blue Tornado Sports Arena and began coaching lacrosse at Space Coast Lax.  Mike also joined the board of directors at SCL and has implemented a new recreational curriculum that incorporates fun and learning so that kids can enjoy the game while learning the skills needed to be adequately challenged and prepared for competitive play. 

Recreational Coach Jacob Batman

Coach Jacob Batman is a local player turned coach.  Jacob is the Boys Varsity Assistant Coach at Satellite High School where he also played as a student-athlete.  Jacob continued to play at  Eastern Florida State College and box lacrosse in Orlando. "I want to contribute to the growth of the sport that I love in my community." 
 
This fall season Jacob will become the Lead Coach for our new recreational program in Satellite Beach.