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Our Coaching Staff

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 Chesapeake Bayhawks 2019; 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

Shannon Sligo

Assistant Coach - Johnson & Wales 2015-2017

Head Lacrosse Coach D2 American International College 2006-2015 (NE-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year - 2010; New England Division II Coach of the Year - 2010)

Assistant Coach - Amherst College 2000-2006

Board of Directors; United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, RI Chapter; 2016-2018 Board of Directors; Northern RI Lacrosse Association 2016-present

2000 graduate of Eastern CT State University

  • 4x team MVP
  • 4x All New England team
  • 2x All American Defensemen (first in team history)
  • Selected to play in 2000 NCAA All Star Games (first in team history)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee 2011 (first in team history)

2003 co-tournament MVP in Australia National Lacrosse Tournament

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 

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,  3 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. Coach Kelley is currently the US Lacrosse Chair for Central Massachusetts as well as the President of the Dudley-Charlton Youth Lacrosse Association.  US Lacrosse level 3 certified coach (highest certification that is offered)


  • 2005 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II Coach-of-the-Year (Assumption College)

  • 2011 Eastern Mass Lacrosse Officials Association Sportsmanship Award Recipient (Shepherd Hill Regional HS)

  • 2012 Mid-Mass Lacrosse League Coach of the Year (Shepherd Hill Regional HS)

  • 2012 US Lacrosse Champion All-American Showcase Co-Coach North Region Team (Shepherd Hill Regional HS)

  • 2016 Midland Wachusett League Conference B Sportsmanship Award (Shepherd Hill Regional HS)

  • 2018 Eastern Mass Lacrosse Officials Association Sportsmanship Award Recipient (Shepherd Hill Regional HS)


  • 2000-2002 Head Coach Nichols College, NCAA Div. III, Dudley, MA

  • 2003-2004 Assistant Coach St. John's HS, MIAA Div. 2, Shrewsbury, MA

  • 2005-2008 Head Coach Assumption College, NCAA Div. II, Worcester, MA

  • 2009-2018 Head Coach Shepherd Hill Regional HS, MIAA Div. 2, Dudley, MA

  • 2013-2014 Volunteer Assistant Coach Becker College, NCAA Div. III, Leicester, MA

  • 2015-2016 Assistant Coach Anna Maria College, NCAA Div. III, Paxton, MA

  • 2018 - Present Assistant Coach Assumption College, NCAA Div. II, Worcester, MA

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: a member of the men's lacrosse (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) program from 1992-94, earning JV-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).



Dave Dyson

Coach David Dyson joins the RI Bulldogs as one of the coaches 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.

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




Graduate from Sandwich High School in 2014.

Graduate from Saint Joseph's College of Maine in 2018

  • 2x team captain
  • holds school record with 116 points on 38 goals and 78 assists
  • appeared in 63 games over his 4 years

Brendan is going into his second year as an assistant Coach at Assumption College.

College Coaches

As well as our established coaching staff - we are fortunate to have numerous D1, D2, & D3 college players helping to coach our youth and high school teams during their off seasons.

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.