Mike returns for his second fall season with Moonlight Lacrosse as our Offensive Coordinator.
Professional: Was drafted in the 4th round (45th overall) of the 2007 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft by the Long Island Lizards.
College: Attended Fairfield University where he served as captain of the Stags during his senior season and finished his career ranked among the best players in program history statistically. He tallied 147 points, fourth all-time, on 95 goals, fifth in program history and 52 assists, sixth in program history. In 2007, Bocklet earned a selection to the prestigious USILA North-South game and to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watchlist, given to the nation's most outstanding NCAA lacrosse player. In 2004, Bocklet helped lead the Stags to the Great Western Lacrosse League Championship and the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament. Bocklet was named Second Team All-New England in 2005 and 2007 and Second Team All-GWLL in 2004 and 2005.
High School: Bocklet attended John Jay High School where he was named a high school All-American and was the New York State Section I Point Leader, scoring 108 points with 54 goals and 54 assists during his senior season.
Matt returns to Moonlight Lacrosse as our Defensive Coordinator.
Professional: The 15th overall selection in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Washington Bayhawks. Current member of the Denver Outlaws (MLL runner-up). Participated in the 2009 MLL All-Star Game (1g, 1a) , and was named to the 2009 All-MLL team as a defender. Also plays in the National Lacrosse League and in 2009 was a member of the Philadelphia Wings. In 2010 will play for the Orlando Titans.
College: Two-year starter at Fairfield University on defense. Matt helped team to a share of the 2005 GWLL Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Finished 16th in the nation in ground balls per game (5.06) as a freshman and totaled 123 ground balls in his two years. He led the team with 42 ground balls in 2006. Transferred to JohnsHopkinsUniversity, where he made an immediate impact in his first season at Hopkins after transferring from Fairfield. Played in all 17 games and started the final seven on close defense. Finished second on the team with 70 ground balls (the most by a non-faceoff specialist at Hopkins since John Gagliardi had 72 in 1997). Member of the 2007 JHU NCAA Championship team.
High School: Three-year member of the John Jay varsity lacrosse team (missed entire junior season with an injury). Two-time all-league, all-section and All-Journal News/North County selection. Earned three varsity letters in football as a standout two-way player. Garnered all-league honors as a junior and senior and added all-section and All-Journal News honors as a senior.
Jordan returns for his second year as a Moonlight Lacrosse coach. Specialities include midfield play and face-offs.
Professional: Co-founder of laxlessons.com
College: Loyola College. Led midfield in points freshman year. Was 6th ranked faceoff man in the nation junior year. Named team captain junior and senior seasons. He received the Loyola College Leadership Award.
High School:Played lacrosse, football, basketball and ran track at Somers. He earned All-America honors as a junior and senior. Set high school scoring record with 184 career goals and 128 career assists. Was a four-time all-section lacrosse pick. Named all-league in eighth grade, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Jordan was named Journal News lacrosse player of the year in 2002. An all-state football selection junior and senior seasons. A four-time all-league pick in football. Was named football MVP in Section 1 as a sophomore. A two-time sectional champion in track.. Was awarded Con Edison student-athlete of week award winner.
Andy joins Moonlight Lacrosse this year, and will work with our goalies at all of our practice sessions.
Professional: Current Assistant Coach at Fairfield University
College (as a coach): Whitley comes to Fairfield after serving as an assistant coach at Yale for three seasons. With the Bulldogs he worked with the goaltenders and defense, as well as helping design and implement the team's game plan on a game-by-game basis. He began his coaching career in 1997 at Wesleyan University as the program's defensive coordinator. During that tenure he helped lead the Cardinal to four wins over top-20 teams in the nation and a pair of ECAC Tournament appearances. Whitley also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at The Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn.
College (as a player): Whitley earned a pair of varsity letters at Franklin and Marshall College, helping the squad to the schools third-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 1995. He was a two-time All-Centennial Conference selection as a goalkeeper and currently ranks 18th in league history with a .754 save percentage and 25th with 346 career saves. Whitley played two seasons at Alfred University, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons. Whitley graduated from Franklin and Marshall in 1996 with a B.A. in Sociology.