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Mike Pressler

Steven O'Donnell

La Salle Academy Boys Lacrosse- Head Coach 2006 - present (High school record since 2007 is 161-13; 7 Div I state championships; 10 Div I league championships);  Coaches several dozen 1st team all state players; has coached over 20 US lacrosse All-Americans; Brine national New England high school coach 2009 to present; Attack/Midfield/Long Stick Midfield-@ University of New Haven; 1982 Senior Captain; Member East/West All New England All-star team; 1982-1986-Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Providence College, Division I; 1986-Pilgrim League Champions; 1986-Head Coach New England College Lacrosse East/West All-star Team; Highest winning percentage of any PC coach to date; 1982-present-played on various club teams throughout New England; Participated for Team USA, Master Division in the 2002 World games in Australia 2nd place ; 1998-2007 Founder of Northern Rhode Island Lacrosse, President; 11/01-11/05 Rhode Island Lacrosse (RILAX) Board of Directors; 11/03-11/05 Vice-President of RILAX; 11/05-11/07 President of RILAX.

Cody O'Donnell

MLL Boston Cannons 2018; D1 Collegiate LSM & Defense at Bryant University; 2x All State & 2x All American at LaSalle, 2x Brine All American/ Champion All American; 2015 Lead the nation in LSM Goals; All New England at Bryant University; First Time All NEC Honors;  Chosen for North/South College Showcase—Nations to Senior Game; Youth & HS coach since 2012

Conor O'Donnell

Coming soon

Brady O'Donnell

D1 Collegiate Attack & Midfield (Sidelined by head injury); Senior at Tufts University; 4x RI First Team All State at LaSalle Academy & All- Western New England at Taft School; 2x US Lacrosse All American at LaSalle, 3x Brine All Ameri- can, 2x Champion All American; 2012 Cox Sports Lacrosse Player of the Year; Project 9.9 graduation through Paul Rabil (top 50 high school rising seniors); Certified Precision Nutrition Expert Level 1 (Master’s Level Coursework); Notable Coursework: Human Nutrition & Advanced Principles of Exercise Science

Mark Kelley

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE ASSISTANT COACH. Coach Kelley is also the former head coach at NCAA Div. III Nichols College (2000-2002) and former Head Coach at NCAA Div. II Assumption College (2004-2008)---2005 N.E.I.L.A. Division II Coach-of-the-Year. He came to the College from Saint John's High School (Shrewsbury, MA) where he was an assistant coach from 2003-2004 helping to oversee the Pioneers' consecutive Central Massachusetts championships and one Division II state semifinal. Since Assumption, Kelley has served as the Head Coach of Shepherd Hill Regional HS in Dudley, MA. Kelley has guided the new program to 5 state tournament appearances while coaching 57 All-Conference Players, 1 US Lacrosse All-American,  2 US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans, and 3 Bob Scott Award Winners for service to the sport of Lacrosse.  All in the program’s first ten seasons.

AWARDS:

  • 2005 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II Coach-of-the-Year
  • 2011 Eastern Mass Lacrosse Officials Association Sportsmanship Award Recipient
  • 2012 Mid-Mass Lacrosse League Coach of the Year
  • 2012 US Lacrosse Champion All-American Showcase Co-Coach North Region Team

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
2016 Midland-Wachusett League Sportsmanship Award Winner 
2000-2002 Head Coach Nichols College, Dudley, MA
2003-2004 Assistant Coach St. John's HS, Shrewsbury, MA
2005-2008 Head Coach Assumption College, Worcester, MA
2005 NEILA D2 Coach of the Year
2009-2018 Head Coach Shepherd Hill Regional HS
2011 EMLOA Sportsmanship Award
2012 Mid-Mass Lacrosse League Coach of the Year
2012 ESPN Rise Champion All_American Games North Region Co-Coach
2016 Midland Wachusett League Conference B Sportsmanship Award
2013-2014 Volunteer Assistant Coach Becker College
2015-2016 Assistant Coach Anna Maria College
2018 - Present Volunteer Assistant Coach Assumption College

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: a member of the men's lacrosse team from 1992-94, earning B-team lacrosse Rookie-of-the-Year honors in 1993, as well as, a bronze medal at the Bay State Games men's collegiate open tournament in 1993.

EDUCATION: was graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1994 (B.A. in History and minor in Political Science)... Springfield College in 1996 (M.Ed. in Secondary Education)..

Shane Morrell

Coming soon

Dave Dyson

Coach David Dyson joins the RI Bulldogs as the Head Coach of the 2023 team. He is currently the Head Coach of the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School Men’s Lacrosse Team. Coach Dyson has a vast knowledge of the game of lacrosse as a former player and college coach. His teachings include all aspects of the game from beginners to the most advanced players. His principles will develop the skill sets of the individual player and a general understanding of the game.

As a player Coach Dyson played in Prep School at Providence Country Day where he was a High School All-American and Inducted into the the Hall Of Fame in 2012. He went on to play College Lacrosse at Roanoke College in Salem Virginia where he was a USILA All American and led the Maroons to three NCAA Tournament Appearances. He was a two time First Team All Old Dominion Athletic Conference Selection. In 1990 he was named the Old Dominion Conference Player of the Year and was nominated to play in the North/South All Star game at Johns Hopkins University. After college he went on to play Professional Lacrosse for the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League.

Coach Dyson currently resides in Rehoboth MA with his wife Jo Anne and their children Emma and Thomas.

From Coach Dyson: I look forward to being part of the RI Bulldogs Family. Being brought into such a highly recognized premier lacrosse program is a privilege and an honor. I have been blessed to have played with and for some of the best players and coaches in the world. This is a great opportunity to pass along all that was afforded to me by enhancing the knowledge and skills of eager young lacrosse players. 

Tim Ryan

D2 Collegiate Goalie Graduate from Coker College
· 4 year starter at Coker College
· 55.3% career save percentage
· All-State All-Division in high school
· SAC Defensive Player of the Week 7 times in his career
· First Team All-Tournament honors/Second Team All-Conference honors

Daniel Wise

Graduated La Salle Academy in 2013; 2x state champion at LSA; High school All American in 2013; Graduated Curry College in 2017; Voted to East West senior all star game; NEILA Academic All New England 

John Manown

Former LaSalle Academy lacrosse player earning First team all state for two years, All American and the Bob Scott award. Later played at the division 1 program at University of Hartford. Also has been the assistant coach at the LaSalle academy jv boys lacrosse team. Currently going to Rhode Island college full time, coaching and in the army national guard.

Dylan O'Donnell

Dylan played at La Salle Academy on attack for four years with 4 championships, 2 time first team All-State, 1 time second team all state, 2 time All-American; playing at Providence College this coming fall class of 2021. He has been coaching with RI Bulldogs for two years and also was a Next level/ Bulldogs player for his entire playing career with a New England championship and two appearances at the U-15 national championship tournament. 

Logan Liljeberg

Logan played Lacrosse and hockey at La Salle Academy and excelled at both. He is currently attending Sacred Heath University (DI). Here are some of Logan's accomplishments:

Lacrosse

  • 4 year varsity letter recipient for lacrosse
  • 4 time RI State Champ for lacrosse
  • 3 year starter on varsity lacrosse team
  • 2x 1st Team All-State
  • 2x U.S. Lacrosse All-American
  • 2017 Lacrosse Captain
  • Attending Sacred Heart University to play D1 lacrosse

Hockey

  • 3 year varsity letter recipient for hockey
  • 2015 RI State Champs for hockey
  • 2017 Hockey Captain
  • Hobey Baker award recipient for LSA hockey team
    • Integrity and positive attitude
    • Coach ability
    • Outstanding sportsmanship
    • Community spirit

Evan McGreen

Coming soon

Jack Dobrzynski

Coming soon

Maggie Pressler

Maggie is currently a student at Bryant University and Attack/Midfield for Bryant Women's Lacrosse; She is a 2016 graduate of La Salle Academy where she was a four-year varsity letter winner for lacrosse and three-year letter winner for volleyball; First team All-State 2014-16; First Team All-Division 2014-16; Named a 2013 First-Team All North; Rhode Island All-Star Game selection from 2014-16; Team was the 2013 State Runner Up; Named the Nike Ride 2014 Standout Player; New England Under Armor Underclass All-American in 2014; A 2016 Inside Lacrosse Committed Invitational Invitee; Earned 2016 Second Team All-North; Academic Second Honors all four years.

Kim White

Kim is currently the field hockey and Women's lacrosse coach at La Salle Academy. Through school, she was a three-sport participant, playing basketball, softball, and field hockey. In field hockey, Kim led the Burriville, RI Broncos to two state titles and was the team’s leading scorer both years. She was the state’s first field hockey player to be named All-American. Kim also coached Burrillville field hockey for 13 years. In 2016, Kim was inducted into the RIIL Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ashlynn Messier

Ashlynn is an Assistant Coach for both girls lacrosse and basketball at La Salle Academy. She is a Health and Wellness coach for the Providence area YMCA. Ashlynn is a full time student at Rhode Island College studying Health and Physical Education with a specialization in Adapted Physical Education. She volunteers with the Special Olympics of RI organization along with athletic performance training camps.