Brendan is a 1982 graduate of SUNY Cortland where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He earned an MA in Spanish Literature from Lehman College in 1998. He currently teaches Spanish at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, NY. He recently retired as the boys’ varsity lacrosse coach at Scarsdale, and coaches the girls’ tennis team at Lakeland.
Brendan comes to Westchester Elite with over 30 years of coaching experience in both boys and girls lacrosse. Brendan has served as head coach of the boys programs at Trinity Preparatory School in Manhattan, North Salem High School and most recently Scarsdale High School, from which he just retired this past season. While at Scarsdale, Brendan was named Class B 1996 Coach of the Year by the Hudson Valley Lacrosse Coaches Association.
As a competitive player, he has over 45 years of field experience. At Cortland he played on two consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship runner up teams and achieved All SUNYAC status as a senior. Brendan is the founder of the North Salem Youth Lacrosse Club for which he has coached boys and girls lacrosse for the past 16 years. He also coached the Girls Empire State Cup team during the summers of 2011-2014. Brendan is also the founder and president of Renegades Lacrosse Inc., a local program which helps to develop the skills of girls and boys of all ages by offering clinics, and private training. Under Brendan’s tutelage, players have gone on to play at such prestigious colleges as Duke, Syracuse, Hofstra, Cortland and Princeton.
When Brendan is not teaching or coaching lacrosse, he can be found on the tennis court giving private lessons, or playing himself. He also enjoys playing the drums and piano. Most importantly, he cherishes the time he spends with his wife and three children.
Caroline Curnal graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2018; where she played four years of lacrosse, volleyball and basketball, starting her final three seasons of lacrosse...led her team to a FCIAC Runner-Up in the 2017 season, and a State Championship Runner-Up finish in 2018…named a team captain in her senior season…two-time All-FCIAC First-Team selection in ‘17 & ‘18, was All-State First Team in ‘17, and named a US Lacrosse All-American her senior season.
Curnal was the 2017 Connecticut Female Athlete of the Year… in her career at Ridgefield, she won 279 draws and added 121 career goals on top of 67 assists. Curnal now plays Division 1 lacrosse at Lafayette College as a starting midfield and draw specialist for the leopards.
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Liana Mathias graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2013. She played on the women’s varsity lacrosse team for all 4 years.
Liana continued her career and graduated from Wesleyan University in 2017 with a BA in Neuroscience. She played Division 3 lacrosse at Wesleyan University where she was a captain her senior year. She was named IWLCA All-Region for 2016 and 2017. She led the team to a Little 3 Championship in 2017.