ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

• 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

ROANOKE COLLEGE

• 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

LONG ISLAND SUMMER LACROSSE LEAGUE

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

COACHING

  • 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 the 2020 Under Armour All American Lacrosse Classic

1995-present

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

2009-2015

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

2007-2009

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

2003-present

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

1999-2006

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

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 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)

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 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

CERTIFICATIONS

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

ABOUT BILL

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.

2014

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).

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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.

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.

ABOUT ME

Hi my name is Andrea Ferencsik and I'm from Holbrook, NY. I first started playing lacrosse in 7th grade and went on to play in high school at Sachem North where I spent 3 years on varsity earning captain as well as all county. During high school I played travel lacrosse for Long Island Yellow Jackets. Soon after I committed to LIU Post where I went on to play for two years becoming a part of the division two semifinal team as well as winning an ECC championship. Following LIU, I began coaching with Doc's NYC lacrosse.

2015

  • Played in 15 games
  • scored her first career goal in 20-2 victory over UDC (Apr. 10)
  • added an assist in 18-1 lashing of Queens (N.Y.) on Apr. 26
  • scooped up five total ground balls on the season, including three against the Knights.

2014

Red-shirted the season.

Prior to LIU Post

  • Went to Sachem North High School
  • played three seasons of varsity lacrosse.

Personal

  • Has one brother, Danny
  • daughter of Joe and Theresa Ferencsik
  • majoring in physical and health education.

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.

1999

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.

Personal

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

STATS

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

Coach

  • 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

Play

  •  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)

personal

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

Coaching:

2023 Girls Assistant coach Team 91 (2015-2017)

2023 Wantagh PAL Girls Lacrosse coach (2014-2017)

2026 Wantagh PAL Girls lacrosse coach (2017-2019)

CYO Volleyball coach (2018 & 2019)

Play:

Hofstra University Lacrosse team 2 years

Nassau Community College National Champions, 2 x Junior College Athletic/Academic All American

Personal:

Originally from East Meadow, currently live in Wantagh

Supported by Wife Jennifer and Daughters Nicole and Katelyn

US Lacrosse Certified, Coaching Certified, AED/First Aid/CPR

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.

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.

2014

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).

Personal

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.

Highlights

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