• 4 year Varsity player at St John the Baptist
• 1986 / 1987 Captain St John the Baptist Lacrosse Team
• Two sport athlete football and lacrosse
• 1986 / 1987 All League for St John the Baptist football team
• Member of The 1986 Long Island Empire State Team Gold Medal Champs
• 1986 Catholic High School First Team All League player
• 1986 Catholic High School Co All American
• 1987 Catholic High School First Team All League player
• 1987 Catholic High School Co All American
• St John the Baptist 1987 Graduate


• 1988 Attended and played for The Roanoke College Maroons tallying 18 goals / 43 points in rookie year
• 1989 Roanoke College Maroons F/O Midfielder
• 1990 Roanoke College Maroons F/O Midfielder and Captain


• Founder and Director of The L.I Summer Lacrosse League from 1990 thru 1999


  • 1992 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse coach - Midfielder & Face Off Coach
  • 1993 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse Coach - Offensive Coach
  • 1994 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse Coach - ran winter training program and Offensive Coach
  • 1995 - 1998 St John the Baptist Assistant Lacrosse Coach - ran winter training program, assisted in recruiting process and Offensive Coach
  • 2004 - 2014 Massapequa PAL Coach
    (2019 Class went on to be the second team in the history of Massapequa HS to win a New York State Class A Championship)
  • Head Coach of LI Jesters Black 2019 Travel Team
  • Head Coach for Massapequa Mustangs 2017 11-year-old Nassau County Champions
  • Head Coach for Massapequa Mustangs 2019 12-year-old Long Island Champions
  • Founder and Director of The Long Island Jester Girls United Lacrosse Club
  • Coach for Under Armour All American Lacrosse Classic 2020/ 2021 /2022
  • St. Dominic's Catholic High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach - 2021 - Current
  • 2021 Catholic School Class A Champions 
  • New York State Regional Championships - Nassau Director 


Massapequa PAL
Girls Coordinator/Coach

  • Organize and implement clinics and practices
  • Teaching fundamentals and basic lacrosse skills
  • Organize community service events
  • Organize/responsible for fundraising events
  • Purchase and distribute necessary apparel and equipment for entire girls program
  • Organize and coach Mohawk Travel Teams within Massapequa PAL


Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY Head Coach

  • Organize daily off season/in season practice schedules’
  • Responsible for on campus/off campus recruiting as per NCAA Division II guidelines
  • Responsible for purchase of all equipment and apparel
  • Responsible for scheduling
  • Organize community service events
  • Organize/Responsible for all fundraising events
  • Responsible for disbursement of athletic financial aid to student athletes
  • Daily communication/meetings with Athletic Dept. Administration
  • Responsible for scouting and game plan preparation and implementation
  • Served as Offensive Coordinator
  • Supervised coaching staff


Assistant Coach

  • Implement and manage programs for competitive NCAA Division II lacrosse team
  • Defensive Coordinator (goals against average of 8.3 goals per game)
  • Coordinate team travel, recruiting, fundraising, retention and administrative responsibilities
  • Work in conjunction with athletic operations to design and implement game day procedures


Town of Hempstead
Hempstead, NY
Lacrosse Coordinator

  • Implementation/Administration of Winter/Summer Lacrosse Leagues: Boys and Girls
  • Implementation/Administration of Summer Lacrosse Camps: Boys and Girls
  • Responsible for purchasing equipment and apparel
  • Responsible for supervision of Town of Hempstead staff


East Meadow SD, Hicksville SD, Holy Trinity NY
Lacrosse Coach

  • Teaching fundamentals and basic lacrosse skills to student athletes (grades 7-12)
  • Served as Head and Assistant Coach


New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY


  • 2 All-Americans
  • 15 All-ECC players
  • 2013 Highest GPA in ECC
  • 46-42 overall record
  • Nationally recognized last 4 years (highest national ranking of #8)


  • 1994-1997 Player NYIT Midfield under Hall of Fame Coach Jack Kaley
  • 1997 Member of NYIT National Championship team
  • 1994 Member of NYIT National runner up


  • Certified Coach/Recruiter (NCAA)
  • American Red Cross Certified (CPR/AED)


Started all 20 games in her senior season as a team co-captain...Posted 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points on the year...Picked up 18 ground balls and caused seven turnovers...Tallied a career-high seven points with three goals and four assists in the ECAC Quarterfinal game against SUNY Canton (5/7).


Team captain ... Appeared in five games in an injury-shortened season ... Scored a goal against Lycoming ... Caused two turnovers.


Team captain ... Started 12 games in midfield, playing all 17 ... Scored 19 goals with two assists ... Scored two hat tricks (vs. Immaculata and Elizabethtown) with seven multi-goal games ... Had 16 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and seven caused turnovers


Started all 16 games in midfield ... Scored 11 goals and had 10 assists (third on the team) ... Went 4-for-12 on free-position chances ... Second on the team with 37 draw controls ... Won 30 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers.

High School/Personal

Team MVP and captain ... Earned school's Outstanding Athlete Award ... Earned scholar-athlete award ... Also captain and an all-conference member of the basketball team ... Also played soccer ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... National Spanish Honor Society member ... Athletes Helping Athletes Club ... Twin brother, Andrew, is on the LVC's men's lacrosse team ... Older brother, Brandon, played lacrosse at Ursinus ... Daughter of Valene and Michael Kruter ... Business administration major.

Postseason honors candidate 2001

Second team Brine/IWLCA North Regional All-American, First team All-America East selection. Started all 19 games. Scored 17 goals and added seven assists for 24 points. Recorded a hat trick against Massachusetts. Had two goals against Georgetown in NCAA Tournament game. Scored two goals versus Boston College and Boston University. Passed for two assists against Holy Cross and New Hampshire. Picked up 38 ground balls. Had five ground balls at Rutgers. Scooped up four ground balls versus Boston University.Had three ground balls in five games. Had 18 caused turnovers. Took 39 shots.

Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll 2000

First team All-America East selection. Played and started all 17 games.Had four goals on the season. Scored goals against Holy Cross, Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware Picked up 48 ground balls. Recorded six ground balls at Virginia Tech and five against Massachusetts. Had four ground balls against Holy Cross, Johns Hopkins and Rutgers. Took nine shots.


Played in 13 games, starting six...Scored six goals and one assist on the season... Tallied three goals against Fairfield... Had single-goal games against Towson, Holy Cross and Villanova... Posted an assist against Virginia Tech.Picked up 14 ground balls... Scooped up three ground balls against Massachusetts.

High School

Played lacrosse, soccer and basketball... Named All-Nassau County in lacrosse in 1997 and 1998... Received the National Scholar-Athlete Award in 1997... Played in the Empire State Games... Lacrosse MVP... Named All-Nassau County in basketball in 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons.


Enjoys playing sports in her free time... Lists Larry Bird as her favorite athlete... Chose Hofstra over Towson, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Cortland...Sociology major.


Year GP G A Pts. GB
1999 13 6 1 7 14
2000 17 4 0 4 48
2001 19 17 7 24 38


  • Current - Wantagh PAL Lacrosse - (2015 - current) 2026 Girls and 2028 Boys - 2018 Undefeated
  • Past - South Shore Speed Girls Lacrosse Coach - successful Tournament 
  • Past - Wantagh PAL Soccer and CYO Volleyball Coach


  •  Current - Club Lacrosse (McCanns Massapequa)
  • Past - Quinnipiac University Lacrosse - 4 Year Division I (4th All-time in Career Assists)
  • Past - Plainedge H.S. 4 Year Varsity Lacrosse (All-Conference & MVP Honors)


  • Originally from N. Massapequa, currently lives in Wantagh.
  • Supported by Wife Colleen, Daughter Emma, and Son Connor
  • US Lacrosse Certified
  • AED/CPR Certified


Coach Bill Taylor has been a Coach/Director of the Massapequa lacrosse club since 2007. In 2014 his LISGYLL 7th/8th grade girls went undefeated and won the Championship.

From 1998-2002 Coach Taylor was the Asst. Baseball Coach and Recruiting coordinator for Briarcliffe College taking his teams to NJCAA Division 1 baseball championships two out the five years he coached. Many of Coach Taylor's recruits went on to play Division 1 at four yr Universities and to the professionals.

From 2002-2016 he was a recruiter and partner for Meister Sports Management which represents Professional baseball players. Coach Taylor has three daughters all who are active in lacrosse and his eldest will be attending Binghamton University in 2018 on a Division 1 Scholarship.

I am from West Islip, New York. Starting lacrosse at young age, I was a four year Varsity Lacrosse player at West Islip High School where I earned All County and All League status. For Summer League I played For the Love of the Game, under my now Head Coach, Meghan McNamara at LIU Post where I am a Junior majoring in childhood education. As a member of the LIU Post Women’s Lacrosse Team I am a two year starting Midfielder/Defender, making it to the Division II semifinals in 2014 and being ECC Conference Champions in 2015.


Started all 19 games ... tied for third on the team with 34 goals, and was fifth on the squad in points (41) ... scooped up 34 ground balls, caused 13 turnovers and won 18 draw controls ... scored four goals in three separate contests, the first of which was a 13-2 throttling of Mercy on Mar. 4 ... won a season-high three draws against Roberts Wesleyan (Mar. 21) ... collected a career-high five points (4G, 1A) in 16-6 romp versus Findlay (Mar. 29) ... notched four ground ball pickups against West Chester on Apr. 22 ... scored four goals in the ECC Championship Game, an 11-6 triumph over Dowling on May 2.


Stepped onto the field in all 20 games (seven starts) ... collected 23 points (21 G, 2 A) on the year, alongside 23 ground balls, 17 draws and nine caused turnovers ... netted three goals in four different games, spanning from Mar. 5 to Mar. 19 ... notched a pair of goals in an 18-4 victory over Molloy (Apr. 5) ... scooped up three ground balls and caused two turnovers in an 11-9 win against Stonehill (Apr. 12).

Prior to LIU Post

Two-Time All-County honoree at West Islip High School ... recipient of the Ground Ball Award in 2012 ... scored at least 25 goals in each of her three seasons on the varsity squad, including a career-best 40 tallies in her senior year ... finished with 150 career points (99 G, 51 A).


Has two sisters, Kelly and Patricia, and one brother, Jack ... daughter of James and Sheila Douglas ... her father, James, played lacrosse at SUNY Cortland from 1982-85 ... majoring in education.


  • CW Post 2012 - present
  • Starting Midfielder at CW Post
  • Played at West Islip High School


I am from Port Jeff Station, New York. I started playing lacrosse at a young age (5th grade) where I continued to play throughout middle school, high school and college. I was a 4 year varsity lacrosse player at Comsewogue high school where I was named captain and earned All County. During the summers I played on the Suffolk County Allstars travel team for four years. I continued my lacrosse career at LIU Post where I became a four year starter for the Pioneers, making it the Division II semifinals in 2014 and won the ECC division II conference championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

2016: All-ECC Second Team

  • started in all 18 games that she played in
  • finished third on the team in points (55) and assists (18)
  • fourth in goals (37)
  • got off to a hot start with a seven-goal performance in a season-opening 21-0 victory over Nyack (Mar. 1)
  • added five points (3 G, 2 A) in a 15-2 win versus Assumption (Mar. 8)
  • totaled seven points (5 G, 2 A) in an 18-4 triumph at Roberts Wesleyan (Mar. 19)
  • registered five goals and an assist for a six-point day in a 16-6 win against Molloy (Mar. 23)
  • had four points (3 G, 1 A) in a 9-5 victory at St. Thomas Aquinas (Apr. 16)
  • tallied three points (2 G, 1 A) in back-to-back wins at Saint Anselm (Apr. 21) and Queens (Apr. 23)
  • posted a four-point showing (2 G, 2 A) in an 11-4 triumph over No. 20 Stonehill (Apr. 26).


  • IWLCA All-North Region Second Team
  • All-ECC Second Team
  • started all 19 games
  • was second on the team with 41 goals and third on the squad in total points (57)
  • also collected 20 ground balls
  • scored five goals in the team's 15-9 win over Bentley on Mar. 12
  • collected five points (4 G, 1 A) in wins against UDC (Apr. 10) and Queens (N.Y.) (Apr. 26)
  • had a six-point performance, with two goals and four assists in the ECC semifinal victory versus Molloy on Apr. 30.


  • ECC Rookie of the Week (Apr. 29)
  • played in all 20 games (19 starts)
  • ranked third on the team and eighth in the conference in points (60)
  • tied for third on the team and ninth in the ECC in goals (44)
  • listed fourth on the team and 10th in the conference in assists (16)
  • tallied a hat trick in a 13-5 win against Le Moyne (Mar. 5)
  • totaled five points (3 G, 2 A) in an 18-4 victory over Southern New Hampshire (Mar. 8)
  • posted a four-point showing (3 G, 1 A) in a 17-2 drubbing of Bentley (Mar. 12)
  • scored three goals in a 19-6 triumph at Saint Leo (Mar. 13)
  • collected two goals and an assist in a 22-2 win versus Holy Family (Mar. 15)
  • boasted a five-point effort (3 G, 2 A) in a 23-1 rout of Mercy (Mar. 19)
  • amassed four points (2 G, 2 A) in a 16-2 victory at Queens (Mar. 22)
  • compiled five points (4 G, 1 A) in a 19-6 win at Roberts Wesleyan (Mar. 29)
  • notched a hat trick in a 14-9 triumph at Dowling (Apr. 2)
  • had a four-point day (2 G, 2 A) in an 18-4 victory over Molloy (Apr. 5)
  • netted two goals in an 11-9 win versus Stonehill (Apr. 12)
  • recorded three goals in a 14-13 come-from-behind win at New Haven (Apr. 24)
  • accumulated three goals and three ground balls in a 16-4 ECC semifinal victory against Molloy (May 1)
  • registered three points (2 G, 1 A) in an NCAA Division II National Semifinal versus Adelphi (May 17).

Prior to LIU Post

  • 2013 All-County selection in lacrosse at Comsewogue High School
  • amassed 145 points (81 G, 64 A) over her four-year career with the Warriors, including a 69-point showing (36 G, 3 A) in her senior season.

Hi my name is Mikaela Brightman and I am from Bay Shore, New York. I started playing lacrosse in 5th grade and I continued to play throughout middle school, high school, and college. I played summer league for Long Island Top Guns as well as Premier Lacrosse. I committed to LIU Post where I went on to play for two and half years. During my two seasons as a pioneer, we won the ECC Division II Conference Championship in 2015 and 2016.