Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/19/20
Registration is open for the PA Roughrider Tryouts at Kelly Field (West Chester) and Line Road (Malvern).
The Roughriders also have announced their coaches for the 2020-21 season.
Highlighting the additions, program Director Doug Corrigan returns to the bench to guide the 2024 team while BU Alum Ryan Hilburn will join GM Greg Clefisch and the 2025’s.
Returning to the sidelines, Coach Corrigan brings 30 years of lacrosse experience including stints as an assistant coach at Villanova and Widener, Archmere Academy, MAB Paints where he won the prestigious Vail Tournament and coached versus Team USA and served as a sideline coach during Team USA tryouts. Coach Corrigan also served on the board of the US Lacrosse Foundation.
“I’m excited to see the kinds of athletes we’ll get at tryouts,” Corrigan said. “I love late bloomers, guys stuck behind some daddy ball kids at another club or maybe guys who are newer to the game but great athletes. In 2019 when I last coached we sent almost 20 kids on to play at colleges including Penn State, Maryland, Penn, Saint Johns, Washington and Lee, Washington College, Catholic University. Some of those kids were stars in 8th grade, some hadn’t picked up a stick.”
The Roughrider staff features All coaches with college playing and coaching experience:
2022 – Chris Onderdonk – Notre Dame, Matt Timmins – Towson University
2023 Matt Thompson – Gettysburg
2024 Doug Corrigan – UVA, Villanova, Widener, Archmere, MAB Paints
2025 Ryan Hilburn – Boston University
2026 Scott Chisholm – Villanova, Tom Lavin, Denison
2027 Jim Patton – Drexel, Paul Zelenak – Drexel, Episcopal
2028 Chris Maits – Drexel
2029 Brian Kash – Villanova
According to Coach Corrigan, “This summer, each team got exposure to 3 or more coaches on their sidelines and at their practices taking a personal interest in their kids. We don’t have coaches running from field to field not knowing your kids name. These kids get focused attention and it shows.”
At Kelly Field, 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester
8/23 – 9-10:30 AM – 2028, 2029, 2030
8/23 – 10:30AM – 12PM – 2026, 2027
8/23 – 12 -1:30 PM – 2024, 2025
8/23 – 1:30-3PM – 2023
Line Road, 147 Line Road, Westtown
8/25 – 6-8PM -2028, 2029, 2030
8/26 – 6-8PM – 2026, 2027
8/27 – 6-8PM – 2023, 2024, 2025
About the PA Roughriders:
Head coaches include adults who played collegiately at top lacrosse programs like, UVA, Notre Dame, Towson, Drexel, Saint Joes, Gettysburg and Michigan State and coached collegiately at Widener, Villanova, McDaniel, Drexel. Our summer staff includes current college stars from UVA, UNC, Notre Dame, Siena, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, Ballarmine, Dickinson, Yale. Our coaches have gone on to coach the Under Armour Games, at US tryouts and more.
A Year Round Program
The Fall Academy program will be led by Director Doug Corrigan (UVA player, Villanova Assistant coach, US World team tryout coach, Former Board Member of US Lacrosse, Under Armour Head Coach), Two Time Siena Captain Jack Twohig, Episcopal Assitant Paul Zelenak, University of Delaware Assistant Trey Wilkes, Villanova Hall of Fame Goalie Brian Kash, Drexel and Saint Joe’s face off greats Mike and Dan Lanham. In addition, the staff will be joined by members of the Malvern, Episcopal and Westtown coaching staffs as well as goalie legend Brian Dougherty. and Notre Dame Coach Kevin Corrigan who will stop by to impart years of knowledge. We finish fall with tournaments including Terp Fest, HHH Champions League, NXT Fall Invitational among others
The Winter Workouts are led by Penn State legend Matt Mackrides and the staff at Blue OX
Spring sees the Roughriders participating in spring league and play days regionally
The summer season features appearances at elite lacrosse tournaments like Adrenaline Platinum Cup, Crabfeast, HHH Summer Classic, NXT Summer Invitational, Young Ginz and more. Our Association with Corrigan Sports, owners and operators of the Under Armour Games puts the staff in touch with all the biggest names in the game.