Sono Field House Girls Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Sono Field House Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Lisa Griswold Lindley - Director of Girls Lacrosse
Lisa Lindley grew up in Centerport, Long Island and moved to Simsbury, Connecticut her freshmen year of high school. She currently resides in Darien with her husband, Pete and 2 boys; Peter and Kevin and works as a Physical Education teacher at Middlesex Middle School in Darien, CT.
Lisa or “Griz” as she is known in the lacrosse world, graduated from high school in 1982 where she was a 4 year letter winner in field hockey and basketball. She was an 4x All League and 3x All State recipient and currently holds the record for total points scored (1590) in both female and male sports. She received a full field hockey athletic scholarship at Northwestern University and transferred and graduated from University of Massachusetts in 1987 with a degree in Physical Education & Health. While dominating the midfield in both field hockey and lacrosse, Griz was known for her field vision, her quickness, fearless attitude and ability to score. Lisa was awarded All-American honors in field hockey in’83,’85 and ’86 and lacrosse in ’84, ’86, and ’87 from UMASS. Her lacrosse career was not over, though, upon graduation. Lisa was a member of the 1989 Championship US World Cup Lacrosse Team and of the US Lacrosse Team from ‘87-‘92, where she was team mates with many current top Division I and III lacrosse coaches, currently, all over the United States. She was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
Her coaching career began in ’88 – ’89 as a graduate assistant coach at UMASS and then as an assistant coach at Yale University from ’92 – ’93. In 1994, Lisa accepted the head coaching position at Darien High School and brought her college coaching mantra to a 2 year club team. It took all of 2 seasons for the Blue Wave Lady Laxers’ to buy into Coach Lindley’s fundamental skill development values and team chemistry philosophy. As they say, the rest is history! Darien became and still continues to be one of the top girls’ lacrosse programs to ever go through the state of Connecticut. During her tenure as coach, her team has won 12 FCIAC Championships, as well as 11 State Championships. She has been nationally ranked over a handful of times, and has produced an impressive 54+ All American and 86+ All State players in 18 years. She has been named Coach of the Year in ‘97, ‘02, ’06, ’09 and '11. This summer, Lisa has been asked to be the Head Coach of the Under Armour New England All American Team at the “Nation’s Definitive Gathering of the New Prototype of Lacrosse Elite” Under Armour All America Games in Towson, MD.
Lisa currently serves as the Director of Girls Lacrosse at Sono Field House in Norwalk, Connecticut, where she, Jeff and Stephanie Calabrese have established this facility as one of the top indoor instructional and competitive lacrosse sites in Connecticut, housing instructional clinics, league play, and lacrosse related special events.
Current Town: Darien, CT
Jeff Brameier - Director of Darien Boys Lacrosse
Jeff Brameier was born and raised in Darien, Connecticut and is a current resident in Wilton with his wife, Sharon and 3 kids; Devon, Ryan & Jenna. He graduated from Darien High School in 1972, where he was a 2 year letter winner in football and basketball and a 3 year letter winner in baseball. Jeff continued his athletic career at Southern Methodist University and graduated from University of Connecticut in 1977 with a degree in Physical Education & Health. He began teaching in Darien in 1977 and continues to teach at Darien High School today. Not only coaching on the lacrosse field, Jeff was DHS’s head football coach from 1999 – 2003 and head swim coach from 1996 – 2004; winning 4 CT State Championships and 5x State Runner Up.
Jeff will head into his 30th season at the helm of the Darien High School Boy’s Lacrosse program where he has guided his teams to a won-loss record of 451-119, winning 12 FCIAC League Championships and 9 State Championships including 6 in a row from 2005-2010. He has the most wins of any active coach in Connecticut and is currently ranked 2nd all-time in wins.
He has coached 70 high school All-Americans and 108 high school All-State players and has received the honor of Connecticut Lacrosse Coach of the Year 5 times. Jeff was recently inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2011. This past year, Jeff was nominated and won 2012 National Coach of the Year!
Jeff has also served as President of the Connecticut High School Lacrosse Coaches Association for the past 24 years and has been a presenter on both the national and regional level at multiple conventions. In addition, Jeff is the FCIAC Lacrosse coordinator for both boys and girls, Boys Lacrosse Director at Sono Field House and Director of the National Invitational 175 Recruiting Camp!
Sono Field House Girls Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Amy started her lacrosse career in Simsbury, CT and played midfield at William Smith College in Geneva, NY. Amy helped lead the Lady Herons to the NCAA Final Four all 4 years at William Smith College. A 3x All-American, Amy moved to Germany in 2003 to assist in starting a womens lacrosse program and was a pivotal part in bringing them to 3 back to back National Championships. In addition to coaching youth and high school clinics during the off season at Sono Field House, Amy also coaches with the Westport PALS youth program in Westport, CT.
Current Town: Norwalk, CT
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A native of Chester County, PA, Molly is a former Division I All-American midfielder from Lehigh University. After college, Molly helped launch Georgia Tech University Women's Lacrosse program and earned the Southeast Women's Lacrosse League's Coach of the Year award. She's played internationally and has officiating experience. In the past, she's worked with Brien McMahon's lacrosse team.
Current Town: Rowayton, CT
A native of Mount Holly, NJ, Kerri comes to Sono Field House with amazing personal lacrosse playing experience and an abundance of coaching experience. A pivotal member of the Division III College of New Jersey National Championship teams in ’91 and ‘92, she was a First Team All-American defender from 1990 – 1992. Kerri is the Assistant Head Coach at Darien High School and has been since 1994. She has been a key component in helping the Blue Wave bring home 11 state championships and 12 FCIAC championships. Additionally, Kerri has been a key part of the CT Chargers coaching staff for the past 7 years.
Current Town: Stamford, CT
Laura is a former stand out defender at Sacred Heart University where she was a part of the first NEC Championship win in the programs history! Before moving to CT, she coached for Smithtown, NY youth programs as well as one of Long Islands elite summer programs, Long Island Express. In addition to coaching at SFH, Laura also participates in coaching the Westport youth programs and is a certified woman's lacrosse referee.
Current Town: East Haven, CT
Megan, a 2003 graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in history, was a member of the Gettysburg Women’s Lacrosse team named a two-time IWLCA National All-American, three-time Regional All-American, three-time All-Conference player, Conference Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse Magazine. A Wilton, CT, native, Megan was a 12-time letter winner in soccer, basketball, tennis and lacrosse at Wilton High School. Since college, Megan has coached for the English Lacrosse Association in Manchester, England, and worked as Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Megan is currently employed by Direct Fundraising and is the Head Coach for Weston High School girls lacrosse program where after only ` season under her head coaching position, brought home the first ever, Connecticut Class S State Championship plaque. Megan is also very involved in the girls lacrosse youth programs in Wilton and Weston.
Current Town: Middletown, CT
Liz Mosher started her lacrosse career in Acton, MA where she helped the team to 4 state high school titles. During her high school career, she obtained 3 all state awards and 2 league MVP titles. She continued playing at Division II, St. Michael's College where she was the team lead scorer her junior and senior year. Mosher started her coaching experience at Fairfield High School, assisting the Varsity team to the Division II State title. Leaving Fairfield Warde as the Head Coach, Mosher went on to coaching at the middle school level. She now is the Middle School Direct for NewLax Lacroose and an avid volunteer for Wakeman lacrosse.
Sono Field House Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Dan grew up and played his youth and high school lacrosse in New Canaan, CT, beginning in 3rd grade. He played all 4 years of high school for Howard Benedict, and graduated in 2002, having won a state title in 2001. He went on to play college lacrosse for Brian Silcott at Trinity College. He began coaching at the youth level in New Canaan several years ago, coaching both 7th and 8th grade A-teams in that time. He found his way to the CT Chargers in 2008 and has coached both blue and gold teams in multiple grade levels. He began coaching for DYLAX in Darien in 2011, assisting with the 8th grade A team. Currently, Dan works for the Fairfield Public School system and is a varsity assistant at Darien High School.
Jackson Kiniry is a New Canaan native. He attended one year at NCHS before going to play at the Peddie School where he was a multiple time All-State Attackman in New Jersey. Jackson attended Butler University where he continued his lacrosse career. Jackson has been active in the coaching ranks at Greenwich High School Varsity team and throughout the New Canaan youth program, coaching New Canaan's 7th and 8th grade teams posting winning regular seasons and strong showings in the CONNY Championships. The past two summers, Jackson has been the head coach of the U-13 Connecticut Charger All-Star team achieving a great deal of success.
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With over sixteen years of teaching and coaching experience, Coach Lutz brings an immense amount of lacrosse knowledge to Sono Field House. He is currently the Associate Head Coach and in his sixth year coaching at Darien High School, where he has helped the Blue Wave win four state and two FCIAC championships. After graduating from Fordham University, Coach Lutz spent eight years as an assistant coach at New Canaan High School, working directly under his former coach and mentor, Howard Benedict. He spent two years as an associate head coach at Stamford High School where he currently teaches English. He has coached over twenty-two All- Americans, fifty-five All-State players, and two CT Players of the Year. Lutz also coaches with the Darien Youth program where he helped lead the 5th grade team to a CONNY championship. During the off season he plays a pivotal role as part of the CT Chargers coaching staff.
Paul Burke has served as a head coach and an assistant coach of boys lacrosse in Fairfield County for a total of twenty-one years. All of those 21 years were with the premier programs in the state; Darien, New Canaan, and Greenwich. On two occasions Connecticut coaches selected Paul Connecticut Class L Coach of the Year, and Coach of the Year for all classes once. Paul’s teams have participated in five state championships and seven Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championships as well. In 2008 Paul recorded his 100th victory as a head coach. The fact of which he his most proud however is that he spends a great deal of time assisting players in the college selection and recruiting process. In the 2010 season, more than twenty of Paul’s former players were competing at the collegiate level, half of them were at Division I schools such as Princeton, Virginia, Colgate, Bucknell and Virginia. Paul has coached with the Connecticut Charger program since the program’s inception and does a number of clinics at Sono Field House.
Danny Marin graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 2009 and currently attends UCONN pursuing a degree in economics. He was a high school stand out in both soccer and lacrosse. As a freshman, he played for both the Varisty and Junior Varisty teams for McMahon. By his sophomore year, Danny played Varsity for both soccer and lacrosse. He was awarded the All Fairfield County Award for Soccer in 2009. Senior year he started as a defensive midfielder and was known for his speed and athleticism. Danny was also a member of the Norwalk Strikers, the CT State Cup champions in 2005. Danny joined our coaching staff in February 2010 and has been a popular coach for little kickers and little laxers. He loves coaching young kids and teaching the fundamentals of the sport.
• All Fairfield County in Soccer, August 2008
• Norwalk Strikers Soccer, Captain, 2004-2009
• Connecticut State Cup Champion, 2005 season
Well into his third year as a collegiate level assistant coach, Mike brings a vast amount of coaching experience to the SONO Field House. Mike is a current assistant coach at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York after spending the previous two seasons at Connecticut College. While at Connecticut College, Mike helped to guide the Camels to its second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. During his time at Connecticut College Mike assisted on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball and ran the man- down unit. Mike also coached 3 All-Americans of his time with the Camels. Mike also has five years of experience coaching at the High School and youth level after coaching both his high school alma mater, Ann Arbor Pioneer and the Ann Arbor Blue Jays club team.
Paul McNulty - "Coach Mac"