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Boys Lacrosse Summer Shooting Clinic 2018

Riverfront Sports is excited to announce the launch of a summer Lacrosse Shooting Clinic! Current Keystone College Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Joe Lodato and guest coach current Sage College of Albany Assistant Coach Chris Flemming. For the first time Riverfront Sports will be offering lacrosse specific clinics starting with this July shooting clinic. We will be offering 3 1 hour sessions per night based on the players grade for the 2018-2019 academic school year.  There will only be 20 spots per age group so sign up quickly before the program fills up! Players of all levels who wish to enhance their skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere are welcome and will be instructed by the area’s highest level of coaching.

Dates:

Monday July 23rd

Tuesday July 24th

Wednesday July 25th

Times:

4th/5th/6th graders 6-7pm

7th/8th/9th graders 7-8pm

10th/11th/12th graders 8-9pm

Cost: $100

Includes:

Three 1 hour sessions with a 10:1 Coach to player ratio

Instruction by College Coaches

Climate Controlled Indoor Practice Facility

 

For more information, e-mail rattlerslacrosse@riverfrontsports.com

Bio

Joe Lodato was named the head coach of Keystone College’s men’s lacrosse team effective August 15, 2016, taking over the lead of the Giants’ program after spending last season as the head coach at Northampton Community College following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Misericordia University.Lodato inherited a team low on numbers in his first year at Keystone in the spring of 2017 and guided the team to a 1-12 (0-7 CSAC) record in his inaugural season with the Giants.  Lodato earned his first victory at Keystone on March 29, 2017 as the Giants defeated Medaille College 10-6 in a non-conference game while establishing new program records for shots (51) and groundballs (50) in a game while matching the fewest goals allowed in a game in the program’s three-year history.  Following the season, Keystone was honored as the CSAC 3-D Award recipient which recognizes the team that best exemplifies the NCAA Division III principles of “Discover, Develop, Dedicate.” Lodato was also honored as the recipient of the  Keystone College Coaches’ Sportsmanship Award for his contributions to the program and to the athletic department as a whole.  Additionally, three of Lodato’s players earned CSAC All-Academic Team honors for excellence in the classroom.Lodato guided Northampton to a 2-8 overall record including a 2-4 mark in NJCAA Region XIX play with a squad composed of all but one freshmen who he recruited after being hired the previous May.  Lodato coached three players who earned All-Region XIX honors and two others who garnered Academic All-Region accolades this past spring for Northampton.  The Spartans won two of its final three games of the season and set a school record for goals in a game in the team’s season finale win over Valley Forge Military Academy.Prior to the head coaching position at Northampton, Lodato spent two years as an assistant coach at Misericordia where he was active in all facets of the program while helping lead the Cougars to a MAC Freedom Conference runner-up finish and ECAC South Region playoff appearance in 2015.  Lodato was instrumental in helping the program surpass recruiting and academic goals while helping to mentor five MAC Freedom All-Conference players and a pair of MAC All-Academic honorees.

Lodato has been active in the lacrosse community by coaching at the club level and running tournaments.  In 2017 he held the position as the Tournament Director and Marketing Director for Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments, coordinating and overseeing seven tournaments in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  He has also been an assistant coach for the Leading Edge South Travel Elite Team from 2015-2017, has served as a youth lacrosse instructor, working at various camps and clinics in Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey since 2011, and was the founder, director, and head coach of Jersey Shore Lacrosse from 2011-2013.

Lodato was an assistant coach for the boys’ lacrosse team at Holmdel High School from 2012-2013, serving as the defensive coordinator for the Hornets while also conducting strength and conditioning programs at Holmdel.

Lodato jumped into the coaching ranks following a four-year playing career as member of Misericordia’s men’s lacrosse team.  A team captain, Lodato was the Cougars’ top face-off man.  A standout in the classroom as well, he was selected to the MAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2011 and was a two-year member of Misericordia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Lodato earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education History with a minor in Political Science from Misericordia in 2011.  He also serves as Keystone’s game management coordinator.

 

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