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Larry Boehm

NCAA DIII 1st Team All-American
NCAA National Goaltender of the Year
2014 WCLL Coach of the Year

Coach Boehm has held almost every position known to lacrosse.  A native of Deer Park, New York, he began playing youth lacrosse at the age of 10. Following a stellar high school career, where he earned First-team All-League honors he attended Washington College (MD), joining a team that would play in three straight NCAA DIII National Championships. During his senior year, Larry received the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as the NCAA DIII National Goaltender of the Year, was a First-Team All-American and earned the W.H. Brine Award as the Most Valuable Player of the National Championship Game. His last collegiate lacrosse appearance was as a starter for the South in the USILA North/South All-Star Game.

Upon graduation Larry went pro, playing for the North Adelaide (Australia) Lacrosse Club. Following his stint Down Under, he moved to the Bay Area where he joined the Palo Alto Lacrosse Club, a team that would win multiple championships, earning Larry several league Most Valuable Player awards. In 2007, Larry was inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Currently, Larry is the Head Coach at UC Santa Cruz.  Previously, he served as Head Coach at San Jose State University and was named the 2014 West Coast Lacrosse League (WCLL) Coach of the Year and Saratoga High School.  He has also assisted at Washington College and Aptos High School.

In 2014, Larry was elected to the WCLL Board of Directors where he continues to serve.  He has also served as an MCLA National Pollster and a member of the MCLA National Championship Selection Committee.  He is a certified U.S. Lacrosse Official, assigned to officiate both NCJLA, NCS and CCS games. 

Coach Boehm is a lacrosse educator, having directed camps, clinics and tournaments throughout California.  His company, Lax Empire, is dedicated to ensuring that all players receive outstanding training by bringing together some of the area’s top coaches and teaching in an atmosphere that puts the player first.  Lax Empire also runs multiple Coach-the-Coach programs for lacrosse clubs and teams. Trainings allow those new to lacrosse, coaches and fans alike, to learn strategies, rules, drills and organizational skills necessary to run a successful team. Programs are run throughout Northern California, visit to learn more about player clinics, private lessons and coach trainings. 

Joe D’Arrigo

Offensive Coordinator San Jose State
Midfield and Faceoff Specialist Cornell University
Midfield and Attack Syracuse University
Assistant Lacrosse Coach Aptos High School

Chris Rowney

Varsity Face-off & Defensive Coordinator Foothill HS
Varsity Face-off & Defensive Coordinator Livermore HS
Midfield and Face-off Specialist Diablo Valley College
Northern California Lacrosse Official

Rachael Silva

Head Lacrosse Coach, Notre Dame Academy, San Jose
San Jose State Midfielder