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Gary Levitan - Boys Director and Head Coach 2021 Boys Team

Occupation

  • Physical Education Teacher in Plainedge School District (1999 - Present)

Coaching

  • Plainedge High School Head Coach 1999-2014
    • Over 150 Wins (Most in school history)
    • Big Four Champions 2007 and 2008
    • Most Improved Team Award 1999
    • 3 US Lacrosse All-Americans
    • 2 US Lacrosse Scholar All-Americans
  • Mamaroneck High School Head Coach 1998
  • Checkmate Lacrosse Camp 1996-2006
  • Lutheran High School Head Coach 1994-1997
    • Started program in 1994
    • Metro Coach of the Year 1996
    • Metro League Champions 1996
  • Director of LuHi Lacrosse Camp 1994-1997

 

Sean Krieg - Girls Director and Coach 2024 and 2025 Girls Team

Occupation

  • Middle School Science Teacher in Bellmore-Merrick School District (1996 - Present)

Playing Career

  • Lacrosse Unlimited Lacrosse Club 2001–2010 (2002 American Lacrosse League National Champion)
  • TOBAY Lacrosse Club 1997-2000 (1997 USCLA Final Four)
  • North Hempstead Lacrosse Club 1995-1996
  • Bucknell University 1990-1994
  • Massapequa High School 1990 (All-County Defense)

Coaching

  • Massapequa Lacrosse Club 2013-present (2024 Girls Coach and Grade Coordinator)
  • Division Avenue High School JV Girls Lacrosse Coach (2015-present)
  • Plainedge High School 2007-2014 (Assistant Coach)
  • Mepham High School 2002-2006 (Head Coach)
  • Bellmore JFK Junior Varsity Head Coach 2000 and 2001
  • Grand Avenue Middle School 1997 - 1999
  • Dowling College 1994-1996 (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Blue Hen Lacrosse Camp 1996-present (Defense Director)

 

Tom Mazeika - Director and Coach 2021 Boys Team

Occupation

  • Special Education Teacher in Bellmore-Merrick School District (2005 - Present)

Playing Career

  • Viking Lacrosse Club
  • Lacrosse Unlimited Lacrosse Club
  • Suffolk Lacrosse Club
  • Stony Brook University 1997-2001
  • Wantagh High School 1997 (All-County)

Coaching

  • Mepham High School Head Coach (2016-present)
  • Bellmore JFK High School Head Coach (2014-2016)
  • Plainedge High School Assistant Coach/Offfensive Coordinator (2012-2013)
  • Mepham High School Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator (2005-2011)
  • Dowling College Assistant Coach (2002-2004)
  • Wantagh Tribe Summer/Winter 2021 Team (2013-2014)
  • Team 91 Summer Team 10th and 11th Grade Elite Teams (2011-2012)

 

Andy Meyer - 2024 and 2025 Girls Team

Occupation

  • Guidance Counselor at Plainedge MS
  • Plainedge MS Boys' Soccer Coach
  • Plainedge MS Boys' Spring Track

Coaching

  • Plainedge Varsity Girls Head Lacrosse Coach
  • 2 Nassau County Conference B Final Four Appearances at Plainedge
  • 2009 Nassau County Coach of the Year
  • Holy Trinity Varsity Girls Head Lacrosse Coach 1998-2001

 

Matt Moscola - Assistant Coach 2021 Boys Team

Occupation

  • Health and Physical Education Teacher at Maria Regina School, Seaford (2013-present)
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher at Holy Name of Mary School, Valley Stream (2007-2013)

Coaching

  • Rosyln High School Varsity Assistant Coach (2014-present)
  • Garden City Middle School Boys Coach (2007-2012)
  • Richard J. Wilkens Sportsmanship Award (2010)
  • Checkmate Lacrosse Camp (2003-2009)

 

Michael Arnold  - Assistant Coach 2021 Boys Team

Playing Career

  • 3 Year Starting Goalie at Plainedge High School (All-County 2012)
  • SUNY Maritime (2013-present)

Coaching

  • Turf Island Oilers (2021 Team)
  • Plainedge Lacrosse Camp

 

Rich Schaeffler - Assistant Coach 2024 Girls

Playing Career

  • Vikings Lacrosse Club 1998-present
  • Landsharks Lacrosse Club
  • Jesters Lacrosse Club
  • LIU Southampton Co-Captain ECAC Champions
  • SUNY Farmingdale
  • Rocky Point High School Co-Captain 2x County Champions)

Coaching

  • Bellmore-Merrick PAL (2011-present)

 

Nicole Ceraso - Assistant Girls Coach

  • #2 in points in Nassau for the 2016 season

  • 2015 and 2016 Plainedge MVP

  • All American nominee

  • 2 x All-County on Attack

  • Plainedge high school hall of fame 2015 and 2016

  • Long Island Top 100 Players to watch for 2015 and 2016  

  • # 4 in points on Long Island

  • 288 career points

  • Currently plays at Monmouth University

  • 2x Rookie of the Week in the MAAC

  • 2017 Leader in points and assists at Monmouth University

 

Jessica Del Rossi - Assistant Girls Coach

  • Top 20 scorer in Nassau for the 2016 season

  • 4 year varsity lacrosse player

  • 2 x Honorable mention All-County on Attack

  • Scholar Athlete Award Winner

  • 3 year varsity Volleyball player

  • All-Class volleyball in Nassau County

  • Currently plays at Virginia Commonwealth University

  • 43 Points as a freshman at VCU 

 

Sara Stephens - Assistant Girls Coach

  • Currently plays at LIU Post

  • 4 year varsity player at Plainedge High School

  • Coach's Award and Blue Collar Hustle Award winner as junior 

  • Tallied 92 career goals at Plainedge HS

  • 3x All-Conference 

  • Honorable Mention All-County in 2015