DENVER ELITE CLUB TEAMS

The Denver Elite field lacrosse program, powered by LXTC, is one of the top club associations in the country. Denver Elite is a member of the NLF, which is comprised of other premier club teams from all over the country. The Denver Elite experience is focused on athletic and skill development, personal growth, fun and support in the college search and recruiting process. Both the youth and high school teams experience intense college-level practices and play in local and travel tournaments against top competition throughout North America. Playing on Denver Elite is one of the greatest experiences that a young athlete will have in his sports career. 


Denver Elite College Commits

The following players participated with Denver Elite for multiple years and have played for the following college programs or are committed to do so. We do not take the credit for these achievements as we believe these players have worked hard to make their dream of playing in college a reality.

2012 Ian Moran Dominican (CA) Defense

2012 Dylan Duresky Colorado Mesa Midfield

2012 Jackson Arnold Weslyan Defense

2012 Kendall Williams Colorado Mesa Attack

2012 Charlie Wurzer Jacksonville Midfield

2012 Seyler Skudneski Jacksonville Attack

2012 Dylan Davie Colorado College Midfield

2012 Nick Tuttle Canisius Midfield

2012 Christian Thomas Denver Midfield

2012 Luke Leathers Air Force Defense

2013 Brian Wegner Denver Defense

2013 Mike Babb Denver Midfield

2013 Blake Knobloch Jacksonville Attack

2013 Jake Gonzales Drexel Attack

2013 Jack Stebbins Colgate Midfield

2013 Blake Schrier Whittier Midfield

2013 Justin Finley Dominican (CA) Defense

2013 Jameson Mountfort Adams State Attack

2013 Ryan Smith Carthage Goalie

2013 Brandon Willis Monmouth Midfield

2013 Dalton Sierra Tampa Attack

2013 Eric Wendt CSU Attack

2013 Bobby Offner UC Santa Barbara Defense

2013 Luke Boardman Whittier Attack

2013 Jason Cleary Washington & Lee Goalie

2013 Austin Davie Colorado College Attack

2014 Matt Jones Denver Defense

2014 Hanson Finley Air Force Attack

2014 Matt Goettelman Army Defense

2014 Ben Gleichenhaus Jacksonville Goalie

2014 Colton McCaffrey Denver Attack

2014 Joey Matarazzo Air Force Midfield

2014 Nick Phillips Denver Midfield

2014 Henry Wurzer Lindenwood Midfield

2014 Tristin Snellgrove Mt. Olive Attack

2014 Johnny Roach NJIT Attack

2014 Liam McHugh Denver Defense

2014 Austin Bridgforth Rhodes Midfield

2014 Cooper Glass Monmouth GK

2014 Griffin Heller Mount Saint Mary's Attack

2014 Sam Horning Wheeling Jesuit Midfield

2014 Sean Lavine Air Force Defense

2015 Mike Wegner Loyola Defense

2015 Ryan Russell Villanova Midfield

2015 Adam Kratt Air ForceDefense

2015 Dylan Johnson Denver Defense

2015 Colton Jackson Denver Midfield

2015 Jaden Franklin Denver Midfield

2015 Chet Dunstan Air Force Defense

2015 Broderick Vitale Holy Cross Face-Off

2015 Mike Wegner Loyola Defense

2015 Chase Konkel Delaware Midfield

2015 Derik Mango Marist Attack

2015 Matt Soran Drexel Attack

2015 Jack Griffin Colorado Mesa Midfield

2015 Simon Quan Sacred Heart Midfield

2015 Mackenzie Tynan Rockhurst University Midfield

2015 David Winsor Denver Goalie

2015 Connor Johnson Adams State Goalie

2016 Chad Kruezer Furman Midfield

2016 Tyler Reynolds Sacred Heart Defense

2016 Daniel Simpson Lynn University Defense

2016 Isaac Attencio Cleveland State LSM

2016 Carter Jensen Cleveland State Attack

2016 Caleb Espinoza Cleveland State Goalie

2016 Cole Baker Delaware Midfield

2016 Davis Day Carthage College LSM

2016 Charlie Valuck Beloit College Goalie

2017 Jack Weigand Army Defense

2017 Aaron Boyd Denver Midfield

2017 Evan Place Air Force Attack

2017 Joey Soran Penn State Defense

2017 Hunter Graefe Hopkins LSM

2017 Braden Host Air Force Goalie

2017 Tyler Reynolds Sacred Heart Defense

2017 Mac Tezak Denver Defense

2017 Brandon Boehm Colorado Mesa Defense

2017 Nolan Hector Robert Morris Goalie

2017 Jimmy Erickson Utah Midfielder

2017 Roland Moellenberg McGill Defense

2017 Dylan Coles Bentley Defense

2017 Cole Hollander Rhodes Midfield

2018 Shane Sullivan Lindenwood Attack

2018 August Johnson Air Force Midfield

2018 Josh James Towson Midfield

2018 Colby Moore Denver Defense

2018 Nick Williams Hofstra Attack

2018 Anders Erickson Furman Attack

2018 Jackson Harvey Denver Midfield

2018 Jake Hardy Canisius LSM

2018 Jared Hodell Bucknell Midfield

2018 Brett Boos Denver FOGO

2018 Tim Saffold Williams Midfield

2018 Tanner Stopkoski Sacred Heart Defense

2018 Kaleb Stroman Denver Goalie

2018 Scott Ransom Benedictine Midfield

2018 Alex Archie Trinity College Midfield

2018 Vinny Curci Colorado Mesa Defense

2018 Cam Gilmore Utah Midfield

2018 Kyle Butler Adams State Attack

2018 Chase Rodine Adams State Attack

2018 Cole Hollander Rhodes Attack

2019 Zach Groff Rutgers Goalie

2019 Jacob Brunner Johns Hopkins Midfield

2019 Cole Finley Ponds Johns Hopkins Defense

2019 Jack Thompson Denver Goalie

2019 Jake Taylor Denver Attack

2019 Reed Babcock Denver Attack

2019 TK Hammond Denver Midfield

2020 Jack Tuttle Sacred Heard Midfield

 

 


DENVER ELITE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

DENVER PIONEERS FALL SUNDAY SESSIONS | TRYOUTS FOR DENVER ELITE HS & YOUTH FALL TEAMS

Fall Sunday Sessions offer participants an opportunity to be coached by the University of Denver men's lacrosse coaching staff & players. Through the use of DU men’s lacrosse drills, participants will receive hands-on instruction  emphasizing individual skill development and team concepts.

Participants will learn skills and drills that can be applied in their own team practices, the backyard, on the wall; either alone or with friends and teammates.

Sunday Sessions will be managed differently each week. Dynamic drills create a comprehensive yet distinctive approach towards teaching the game. Positional clinics will be integrated, where players train specifically on individual skills related to their position. Other sessions will focus on team and transitional drills for players to develop their overall understanding of the game.

Sunday Sessions also serve as tryouts for our very popular Denver Elite fall season travel teams. 

The goal of the 2015 NCAA Division I National Champions is to teach the techniques they've learned throughout their collegiate experience to empower the players who attend our Sunday Sessions. All levels are welcome, we hope you join us!

For more information, go to our REGISTRATION PAGE or sign up for our EMAIL LIST. Registration and details are typically posted and emailed out six to twelve weeks before the programs start.
 

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER

DENVER ELITE FALL TEAMS

The fall Denver Elite teams (four youth teams by graduating class and three high school teams by graduating class) are selected from the Sunday Sessions in September and October. These teams get to have approximately ten practices in October and November and play in three tournaments. Typically, the DE fall teams play in two local tournaments and travel for one or two tournaments. The fall has become almost as important of a season as the spring! The fall gives the youth players an ability to continue to work on their games and play against top competition from all over the country. For the high school players, the fall has become an important time to get scouted by college coaches for recruitment opportunities. The DE teams have become one of the most respected club teams in the country so college coaches are always looking to check out our teams at the the great tournaments that we attend.

The LXTC teams include the Denver Elite fall club teams, the Denver Elite summer club teams, and the Denver Elite box teams. Players who make Denver Elite will work with an amazing NCAA Division I college staff. Players will experience practices that are very close to the ones that the DU lacrosse program goes through. Denver Elite will consist of top class coaching from the Pioneers' staff including former Team USA and MLL All-Star goalie Trevor Tierney and former MLL All- Star attackman Matt Brown. Teams and practices will be overseen and planned by six time national champion and Hall of Fame lacrosse Coach Bill Tierney. For more information on our coaching staff, go to their bios on the staff button above in the navigation bar.

We believe that coaching is a much bigger job than just teaching the game of lacrosse. We want the experience that players have with Denver Elite to be one of the best athletic experiences that they ever have. We hope to shape them into great lacrosse players and that this also helps make them great young men off the field. Finally, we feel that this is a great way to bring our community together in a way that we all enjoy! Most importantly, Denver Elite gives top players an opportunity to play for great college coaches, play top competition and have an amazing athletic experience.

Also, many of our players have dreams of continuing on to play lacrosse in college and we want to help them reach that dream. Denver Elite travels to the best tournaments in the fall and summer so that players get exposure to college coaches around the country. Also, due to the high level coaching staff, Denver Elite is a great way to improve your skill and knowledge of the game. Players will learn what coaches are looking for, what it takes to get recruited, and what they need to work on to be able to play at the top level in the game. We will help out our families and players in any way that we can with the recruiting process. Our competitors tell people that we only care about the players that we are recruiting for DU, but in reality that is far from the truth. We want to help all of our players as much as we can and help them find a suitable home in college. 

Be clear though, that no elite team or tournament can guarantee that you will get recruited or play in college. That really comes down to the player’s work ethic and talent. At the end of the day, if a college coach thinks you are a good player and fit for his team, he will recruit you. If not, then there is not much we can do. However, we will give you many opportunities to prove yourself and teach you the best that we can to make you a better lacrosse player. The rest is up to you!

The strengths of Denver Elite include the following approaches:

1. We are professional, full-time coaches. We do this for our living. Our track record with our NCAA DU team is proof itself in our ability to coach. We care about the game and the young men that we get to work with and want to see them succeed, just as we have been fortunate enough to do in our own lacrosse careers.

2. Our kids and families love working with us! Check out our testimonials. People have a blast with our programs and we are always open to improving the experience.

3. We are the only team in Colorado that is a member of the NSCLA. The NSCLA is a non-profit group that is an association of all the best club teams in the country, including the Baltimore Crabs, the CNY Roadhawks, Long Island Express, Edge Lacrosse and many more! For more information, check out www.nscla.com .

4. Top individual recruiting tournaments from around the country ask for our recommendations. For the top level players, it is important for them to go to some of the showcase tournaments and many camps such as the Adrenaline High Rollers, Top 205 and many others come to us to get nominations for players.

5. We teach more than just lacrosse to our players. There are a lot of players out there that may not get recruited, so we realize that this Denver Elite experience might be one of the best lacrosse opportunities that a player ever has. We teach life lessons to our DE participants because we know that lacrosse is a great teacher for players to develop into mature young men.

For more information, go to our REGISTRATION PAGE or sign up for our EMAIL LIST. Registration and details are typically posted and emailed out six to twelve weeks before the programs start.
 

DECEMBER

DENVER ELITE SUMMER TEAM TRYOUTS

The eight summer Denver Elite teams (four youth teams by graduating class and three high school teams by graduating class) are selected from tryouts that are hosted over four different dates in December. The Denver Elite teams play in June and July at various tournaments throughout the country. The DE teams have become one of the most respected club teams in the country so college coaches are always looking to check out our teams at the the great tournaments that we attend. The summer Denver Elite teams are then announced at the beginning of January.

For more information, go to our REGISTRATION PAGE or sign up for our EMAIL LIST. Registration and details are typically posted and emailed out six to twelve weeks before the programs start.
 

MAY / JUNE / JULY

DENVER ELITE SUMMER TEAMS

These summer Denver Elite teams (four youth teams by graduating class and three high school teams by graduating class) have approximately ten to twelve practices in June and July and play in three to four tournaments. Typically, the DE summer teams play in two local tournaments and travel for one or two tournaments. The summer has traditionally been a continuation of the spring season for players of all ages. The summer gives the youth players an ability to continue to work on their games and play against top competition from all over the country. For the high school players, the summer is an important time to get scouted by college coaches for recruitment opportunities. The DE teams have become one of the most respected club teams in the country so college coaches are always looking to check out our teams at the the great tournaments that we attend.

The LXTC teams include the Denver Elite fall club teams, the Denver Elite summer club teams, and the Denver Elite box teams. Players who make Denver Elite will work with an amazing NCAA Division I college staff. Players will experience practices that are very close to the ones that the DU lacrosse program goes through. Denver Elite will consist of top class coaching from the Pioneers' staff including former Team USA and MLL All-Star goalie Trevor Tierney and former MLL All- Star attackman Matt Brown. Teams and practices will be overseen and planned by six time national champion and Hall of Fame lacrosse Coach Bill Tierney. For more information on our coaching staff, go to their bios on the staff button above in the navigation bar.

We believe that coaching is a much bigger job than just teaching the game of lacrosse. We want the experience that players have with Denver Elite to be one of the best athletic experiences that they ever have. We hope to shape them into great lacrosse players and that this also helps make them great young men off the field. Finally, we feel that this is a great way to bring our community together in a way that we all enjoy! Most importantly, Denver Elite gives top players an opportunity to play for great college coaches, play top competition and have an amazing athletic experience.

Also, many of our players have dreams of continuing on to play lacrosse in college and we want to help them reach that dream. Denver Elite travels to the best tournaments in the fall and summer so that players get exposure to college coaches around the country. Also, due to the high level coaching staff, Denver Elite is a great way to improve your skill and knowledge of the game. Players will learn what coaches are looking for, what it takes to get recruited, and what they need to work on to be able to play at the top level in the game. We will help out our families and players in any way that we can with the recruiting process. Our competitors tell people that we only care about the players that we are recruiting for DU, but in reality that is far from the truth. We want to help all of our players as much as we can and help them find a suitable home in college. 

Be clear though, that no elite team or tournament can guarantee that you will get recruited or play in college. That really comes down to the player’s work ethic and talent. At the end of the day, if a college coach thinks you are a good player and fit for his team, he will recruit you. If not, then there is not much we can do. However, we will give you many opportunities to prove yourself and teach you the best that we can to make you a better lacrosse player. The rest is up to you!

The strengths of Denver Elite include the following approaches:

1. We are professional, full-time coaches. We do this for our living. Our track record with our NCAA DU team is proof itself in our ability to coach. We care about the game and the young men that we get to work with and want to see them succeed, just as we have been fortunate enough to do in our own lacrosse careers.

2. Our kids and families love working with us! Check out our testimonials. People have a blast with our programs and we are always open to improving the experience.

3. We are the only team in Colorado that is a member of the NSCLA. The NSCLA is a non-profit group that is an association of all the best club teams in the country, including the Baltimore Crabs, the CNY Roadhawks, Long Island Express, Edge Lacrosse and many more! For more information, check out www.nscla.com .

4. Top individual recruiting tournaments from around the country ask for our recommendations. For the top level players, it is important for them to go to some of the showcase tournaments and many camps such as the Adrenaline High Rollers, Top 205 and many others come to us to get nominations for players.

5. We teach more than just lacrosse to our players. There are a lot of players out there that may not get recruited, so we realize that this Denver Elite experience might be one of the best lacrosse opportunities that a player ever has. We teach life lessons to our DE participants because we know that lacrosse is a great teacher for players to develop into mature young men.

For more information, go to our REGISTRATION PAGE or sign up for our EMAIL LIST. Registration and details are typically posted and emailed out six to twelve weeks before the programs start.

 


When we first heard about the University of Denver forming an elite lacrosse club team, we knew that our son would want to be a part of it. It was his opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in lacrosse as well as getting instruction from current Division I players. As parents, we wanted our son to learn to be a better player and a better competitor, while in a system that also teaches sportsmanship and dedication to the sport year-round. The coaches and assistants throughout the Denver Elite staff have all been upstanding role models for our son.

Everything at Denver Elite has been professionally managed. Practices were run like they are at college, everyone working hard for the entire 90 minutes and getting top instruction. The Denver Elite coaching staff knows each player individually which allows them to personally direct the recruiting cycle by providing insight as to which colleges would be the best fit based on character and playing style. Coach Trevor was fantastic in guiding both our son and us through the process answering all of our questions. They not only helped us find the right lacrosse program but also the right school for our son.

We recommend the Denver Elite program because they have current college Division I level coaching, the team plays in all the major recruiting tournaments across the country, the staff provides assistance with recruiting without additional fees, and the staff emphasizes grades, skill, character and determination to get to the NCAA level.
— David Russell, father of Ryan Russell, Villanova '19
Over the last four years, the Denver Elite program has provided our son with an outstanding lacrosse foundation and an appreciation of the critical fundamentals of the game. Coach T, Coach Brown and Trevor, as well as the player coaches, have provided outstanding role models and inspiration for him to become a very good lacrosse player and a better young man. They provided realistic, sound guidance throughout a frenzied recruiting process, which ultimately resulted in a Division 1 commitment for our son to Army West Point. My wife and I are very grateful for our experience with DE.
— John Weigand, father of Jack Weigand, Army '21
When we first joined Denver Elite, we were impressed by the professionalism of the coaches and staff (the “no drama” factor is a huge plus for us!). As the years have passed and we have seen many changes in the composition of the team, the one attribute that seems to make Denver Elite stand out among all other programs continues to be the professionalism and individual attention that you and your coaches have exhibited without fail. I have seen every coach, from Trevor Tierney to Matt Brown to Bill Tierney, take the time to stay late (on bitterly cold nights!), answer any player’s questions thoughtfully and directly (not just the inquiries of players that have been around a while, or that everyone knows). And, in speaking recently to new parents to Denver Elite, they tell me how happy their kids are to be playing and how much they appreciate the time and attention every one of the coaches devotes to the players. Our son has learned much more than the game of lacrosse - he has been fortunate to have coaches/mentors who emphasize integrity and hard work as the hallmark of success, rather than wins. So, thank you. We are grateful.
— Margaret Tezak, mother of Mac Tezak, Denver '21