Varsity Lacrosse

Team Overview

Philosophy

Trinity-Pawling’s lacrosse program is designed to prepare our student-athletes for the rigors of college and beyond. Consistent meetings and an ongoing dialogue with the coaching staff help to ensure that each boy is reaching his academic, athletic, and personal potential. On all levels, Pride lacrosse players are prepared to move into the college ranks as well-prepared students, athletes, and men of honor.


History

Each year, the Pride watches their senior lacrosse players matriculate to some of the best colleges and universities in the country, where they are able to continue their athletic careers. Sixty Trinity-Pawling student-athletes have moved on to top NCAA Division I, II, and III levels of college lacrosse in the past five years. Signature wins for the Pride came against Deerfield, Army Prep, Avon Old Farms, Choate Rosemary Hall, Westminster, Loomis Chaffee, and Hotchkiss. The Pride finished the 2016 season ranked in the top ten of USA Today’s High School Sports Ranking (New England). The team has had nine players named to the All-Founders League and All-Western New England teams.


League

Trinity-Pawling’s lacrosse program ranks among the top prep school programs in New England. The Pride competes in one of the top athletic leagues in the country: New England West Division I and the Founders League. Each season begins with an annual trip to Florida to test the Pride against some of the area's most vaunted programs before moving into competition against familiar New England rivals.


Facilities

  • David N. Coratti Field: Home of Trinity-Pawling lacrosse. Coratti Field is one of the top playing turf venues in New England. Lacrosse players at Trinity-Pawling also have access to a full weight lifting program, film analysis (Playsight), and opponent scout study. 
  • Smith Field House: Opened in 2017 
  • Schreiber Weight Room: Renovated in 2014
  • Pride Locker Room: Renovated in 2013

Questions about the Trinity-Pawling lacrosse program? Contact Head Coach Andrew Kirkaldy.

Meet the Coaches

Varsity Lacrosse Coaches

Chris Gillman ’05

English Teacher, LEAD Teacher

Andrew Kirkaldy

Assistant Director of Admission

Taylor Pirie

Mathematics and Economics Teacher

About the Coaches

  • Head Coach Andrew Kirkaldy joined Trinity-Pawling in 2017. Coach Kirkaldy played for the Nanaimo Timberman of the Western Lacrosse Association. He then followed his dream to play NCAA lacrosse and played with the Gordon College Fighting Scots from 2006 to 2010. Coach Kirkaldy also played for the Boston Rockhoppers of the NALL before moving to a coaching position with Gordon College. He was named Merrimack Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2012. He also serves as Associate Director of Admission.
  • Assistant Coach Taylor Pirie is a graduate of Middlebury College where he was a four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team. Pirie teaches Economics and Mathematics and coaches soccer at the School.
  • Assistant Coach Christopher Gillman ’05 rejoined the Pride in 2011. Gillman captained the 2009 Western New England University hockey team.  He is Dean of the Senior Class, coaches hockey, and teaches English.

Trinity-Pawling lacrosse has a rich tradition surrounded by brotherhood, character, and competition. As a team we do our best every day to bring home the win. However, our staff also remembers that we are coaching and mentoring young men. We use lacrosse to teach the life skills vital for our boys to succeed off the field: teamwork, discipline, respect, leadership, dealing with adversity, the joy of victory, and more. Our staff ensures we are holding true to a rich tradition put in place by so many before us. We guide our student-athletes through positive leadership and guidance.

Pride Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Meet the Players

Varsity Lacrosse Roster • 2019

# Name Position Class Hometown
0 Christopher Mezzatesta G 2020 Mount Kisco, NY
1 Jake Conlan '19 M 2019 West Haven, CT
2 Kyle Playsted A 2020 Calgary, AB
3 Scott Stensrud '19 D 2019 Lagrangeville, NY
4 Griffin Moore '19 A 2019 Ridgefield, CT
5 Mitchell Lukas '19 A 2019 Mountain Lakes, NJ
7 William McLaughlin '19 M 2019 Rye, NY
8 Eric Suits G 2020 Homer, NY
9 Christopher Giancola M 2020 Canton, CT
10 Cian Hilkewich A 2020 Calgary, AB
11 Brett Ginac '19 M 2019 Port Coquitlam, BC
12 Nicholas Grande '19 M 2018 Bedford, NY
13 Cole McKenzie '19 A 2019 Marshfield, MA
14 Lucas Brennwald A 2021 Park City, UT
15 Stuart Phillips A 2021 Port Coquitlam, BC
16 Zack Conlan M 2019 West Haven, CT
17 Charles Langdon '19 G 2019 Westlake, TX
18 Solomon Hess LSM 2020 Brewster, NY
19 Timothy Manning '19 D 2019 Bridgewater, CT
20 Jake Giannone G 2020 Rockville Centre, NY
21 Matthew Bologna D 2021 Greenwich, CT
24 Nicklas Morgan '19 LSM 2019 Issaquah, WA
25 Dean Gillette '19 A 2019 Maplewood, NJ
26 Trevor Cole M 2020 Hebron, CT
28 John Haims '19 M 2019 Bronxville, NY
30 Evan Ruschil '19 D 2019 Katonah, NY
32 Declan O'Brien M 2020 Branford, CT
33 John Duane '19 M 2019 New Canaan, CT
34 Peter Claro D 2021 Katonah, NY
35 Robert Doorley M 2020 East Greenwich, RI
37 Andrew Poynton '19 M 2019 Lexington, MA
38 Matthew Shultz A 2020 Pawling, NY
39 Ryan McBeth '19 M 2019 Port Moody, BC
40 Tucker Kellogg M 2023 Pawling, NY
41 Matthew LaCalandra '19 A 2019 Port Jefferson Station, NY
42 Daniel Manning '19 D 2019 Bridgewater, CT
Marcus Beato '19 Manager 2019 St. David's, PA
Jackson Breton '19 Manager 2019 Stoughton, WI
Marcus Eldredge '19 Manager 2019 Carver, MA
Eli Jamron Manager 2020 Brooklyn, NY

Schedule

Varsity Lacrosse Schedule • 2019 Season

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Details Status
Lacrosse - Varsity
U Tampa
Away Details
Lacrosse - Varsity
IMG Academy
Away Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Tabor Academy
Away Details
Lacrosse - Varsity
New Fairfield
Home Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Army Prep - West Point
Away Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Loomis Chaffee
Home Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Salisbury
Home Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Gunnery
Home Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details
Lacrosse - Varsity vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details

Season Scores

Varsity Lacrosse • 2019 Season Scores

Opponent Date Time Advantage Details Result Score
U Tampa
Away Details Win 10-6
IMG Academy
Away Details Loss 10-17
vs.
Tabor Academy
Away Details Win 12-6
New Fairfield
Home Details Loss 7-13
vs.
Army Prep - West Point
Away Details Loss 12-8
vs.
Loomis Chaffee
Home Details Win 12-5
vs.
Salisbury
Home Details Loss 8-7
vs.
Gunnery
Home Details Win 12-4
vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details Win 19-2
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details Loss 13-4