David Barry, Assistant Program Manager, Coach Across America
As an alumnus of MetroLacrosse, I have personally experienced the great opportunities offered through MetroLacrosse. The program is unrivaled in its ability to provide under-priviledged kids the resources to get outside and get active while promoting the healthy relationships and development that come from a team sport. I am glad to be working for the program that did so much for me as a participant
David came to MetroLacrosse through the AmeriCorps Coach Across America (CAA) program. An alumnus of the program, David has been involved as a participant since 2006, and as a staff member since 2013. Growing up in Dorchester, sports had always been a priority for David, and when he was introduced to MetroLacrosse, through his older brother, he hopped right on board. A graduate of Boston Latin School, David currently attends the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Eileen Barrer, High School Program Manager
I love the depth of the organization; it is not just about playing lacrosse but about being on a team and growing as a person and student.
Eileen came to MetroLacrosse through the AmeriCorps Coach Across America (CAA) program. She attended The College of Wooster where she earned a dual-degree in Sociology and Africana Studies. Eileen was a four year member of the varsity women’s field hockey team as well as the women’s lacrosse team at Wooster; serving as the captain for each team in 2010 and 2011 respectively. She has volunteered as a coach to many youth sports teams and was a Big Brother Big Sister of America Mentor from 2008-2011.
Kevin Blackmur, Assistant Program Manager, Coach Across America
I have participated in sport my whole life and it has had a huge influence on it and not just in a time sense. It has helped shape me into who I am today through the lessons that I learned on and off the field and this is due to the great coaches I have had in the past. I now want to be able to help give kids the same positive experience I gained through playing sports.
Kevin came to MetroLacrosse through the AmeriCorp Coach Across America (CAA) program. He recently graduated from Lynchburg College in May 2013 where he earned a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Coaching. Kevin was a member of the varsity men’s lacrosse team and finished up his career at Lynchburg on the club team as the defensive captain. He has had an extensive coaching career with Boston Laxachusetts, Cape Cod Lacrosse and Lincoln Maritime Center. Kevin is a lifelong player growing up in Hingham, MA and then later playing at Xaverian Brothers High School.
Stern Chamblain, Community Program Manager
My interest in working for MetroLacrosse came from its mission: To address the social and economic disparities that exist in urban settings by inspiring personal, educational and athletic success among urban youth and teens. Coming from an urban setting myself, I know what these youth face on an everyday basis. Knowing their backgrounds, I want to help provide a successful outlet to these kids by being a positive mentor and, with the help of MetroLacrosse, create a fun and safe learning environment on and off the lacrosse field.
Stern joined the MetroLacrosse team in spring 2011 and is currently the Community Program Manager. In this position, he is the primary staff member responsible for continuing to strengthen relationships with key community partners, and identifying new individuals who can serve as advocates for our programs, in order to continue the growth and efforts of recruiting participants for the spring you and junior teams. Some other responsibilities Stern manages are, job shadowing and the Coaches In Training program for our high school students, our eight week winter recruitment process; where sixty minute introductory lacrosse clinics are scheduled at different schools in the Boston and Chelsea community, and seasonal lacrosse enrichments with several schools in the area.
As a premier athlete, Stern has not only participated in sports throughout his life but has also built his career around them. Prior to joining MetroLacrosse, Stern was the Sport and Fitness Director at the West End House Boys & Girls Club. He earned his undergraduate degree in Sports Management at Lasell College and was a standout Varsity basketball player there; earning honors such as Conference MVP in multiple seasons as well as being a member of the 1000th Point Club. A lifelong resident of the greater Boston area, Stern currently resides in Brookline, MA.
Katy Fitzgerald, Youth & Junior Program Manager
MetroLacrosse has a great philosophy for helping Boston youth grow into healthy participants in society through the sport of lacrosse.
Katy came to MetroLacrosse through the AmeriCorps Coach Across America (CAA) program. She attended University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she earned a dual-degree in Exercise and Sport Science and German Studies. Katy was a member of the UNC Women’s Lacrosse Team as well as the US Women’s National Team; winning many honors including Under Armor All-American (2007) and IWLCA All-Regional 2nd Team (2011).
Adam Hazen, Assistant Program Manager, Coach Across America
Sport can be one of the most powerful factors in a child’s growth. As an alumnus of MetroLacrosse, I learned how to become a better lacrosse player and a better person. I had many opportunities available to me because of what I learned there. I am excited to have the opportunity to help the youth currently participating in MetroLacrosse better their lives through sport by using my love for the sport and unwavering belief in the mission of MetroLacrosse.
Adam came to MetroLacrosse through the AmeriCorps Coach Across America (CAA) program. He graduated from Curry College where he earned a degree in Business Management. He is an alumnus of the program, having played for the Seabridge (Cambridge) Storm and the Allston/Brighton Achieve and has also been an active volunteer for MetroLacrosse.
Adam has been involved with the sport of lacrosse since he was 11 years old. He worked for the Boston Cannons professional outdoor lacrosse team as the team’s Assistant Equipment Manager for the past 13 seasons.. He also has experience managing lacrosse programs at the collegiate level for the Men’s Lacrosse teams at Southern New Hampshire University and at Curry College.
Kim Herrig, Director of Finance and Administration
MetroLacrosse gives students the tools and opportunities to do excellent things. Yes, they learn how to play lacrosse but they also learn how to make good choices, how to be a quality teammate and how to strive for success…all things that will translate well to their personal and professional lives.
Kim joined MetroLacrosse in April 2011. As a lifelong athlete, Kim was drawn to MetroLacrosse by the prospect of blending her love of sports with her passion for business.
Before joining the team at MetroLacrosse, Kim was a business and operations manager in the construction industry and a volunteer basketball coach in Brookline, MA. Kim earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Hamilton College and a Master of Business Administration at Simmons College. Kim was a four year Varsity basketball player at Hamilton and a semi-pro tackle football player with the New England Intensity; serving as captain of the Intensity for three seasons and earning all-pro honors as well as being inducted into the New England Intensity Hall of Fame. Originally from Upstate New York, Kim currently resides in Roslindale, MA.
Mike Levin, President and CEO
I know that lacrosse can be a driving force for achievement in a young person’s life and I love coming to work everyday trying to create experiences that will change a child’s life. The lessons learned through the sport are critical and I believe that all children deserve access to these lessons in the same way that they deserve access to top notch academic instruction.
Having been away for a short time, Mike re-joined the MetroLacrosse team as President and CEO in March of 2012. Previously, Mike served in a number of roles at the organization including as Director of National Summer Programs and as the head coach of the MetroLacrosse high school boy’s team, the Boston Bulldogs. Mike has coached at Boston College, Holy Cross and Harvard University as well.
Mike is a graduate of Brown University, holds a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, and is a certified teacher. Mike grew up in Rochester, NY, played football and lacrosse, and was a High School All-American in Lacrosse. At Brown, Mike earned All-American honors in 2002 and 2004, was an All-Ivy League performer from 2002-2004, and was recognized as the New England Player of the Year in 2004. Mike played in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) from 2004-2010 and was selected as an MLL All-Star in 2006 and 2009. Mike won two MLL Championships, one with the Rochester Rattlers in 2008 and another with the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2010.
Alex Maeder, Development & Volunteer Manager
MetroLacrosse realizes that it’s important to serve kids for numerous years. Their program works with children from elementary school through high school, meaning they can instill positive values over the course of a child’s entire youth.
Alex joined our team at MetroLacrosse in July 2012. As Development & Volunteer Manager he leads day to day operations and implementation of all development and marketing programs. In addition, he manages our team of volunteers and ensures that they have a positive experience volunteering at MetroLacrosse.
Alex brings great experience to MetroLacrosse. For the last five years he served as the Events Manager at America SCORES New England a local non-profit that provides after-school soccer and writing programs for inner-city youth. An avid soccer player, Alex is a firm believer in the positive role athletics play in the upbringing of children. He has earned many awards and honors in athletics since he was a kid and continues to be active in sports as an adult. Alex earned an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Tufts University.