Varsity Lacrosse - Boys
The Pingree boys’ lacrosse team competes in the Eastern Independent League and also plays a challenging schedule against competitive opponents from outside the league.
At Pingree, we promote discipline, respect, and patience both on and off the field. The coaching staff works to assess individual players’ strengths and weaknesses and to help develop them into well-rounded lacrosse players.
We compete using a team-based approach to the game. We do not rely on one player to be successful; we rely on the whole team. Our offense plays with patience and our defense plays with discipline. We look to add new players each year and remain a competitive force both outside and within the EIL.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Henry Cabot '20 - Connecticut College
Jake Candelino '20 - Sacred Heart
John Crehan '20 - University of Massachusetts
Chris DeBlasio '20 - Lafayette College
Brendan Driscoll '20 - Providence College
Colton Fahey '20 - Bowdoin College
David Taylor '20 - Babson College
Tucker Spencer '19 - University of Vermont
Grant Latimer '19 - Providence College
Mike Pisanelli '19 - St. Johns University
Charlie Nowell '19 - University of Hartford
Kenny Offner '19 - Connecticut College
Kyle Emery '18 - Union College
Kevin Paratore '18 - Nazareth College
Connor Patterson '18 - Gettysburg College
CJ White '17 - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Griffin Webber '17 - Roanoke
Arjen Steegstra '16, Union College
Ryan Lovell '16, University of Hartford
Maxx Trotsky '16, Connecticut College
Sam Ober '16, Babson College
Jack Patrician '13, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Tyler Rostad '13, Roanoke College
Colin Rossano '11, Roanoke College
Kyle Lange '10, Boston University
Eric Sweeney '07, Washington Jefferson University
Kyle Bishop '06, Colorado College
Matt Nelligan '04 Ithaca College
Ray Roy '04, Babson College
Tom Belhumeur '04, Babson College
Rob Mulroy '04, Salem State University
Coach: Kevin Tersolo
Kevin has been a personal trainer for over 14 years and has developed players to play at the highest collegiate level, such as University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins and Division II national champion Lemoyne College. He is a former EIL and Eastern New England Prep Coach of the Year.
Asst. Coach: Kirk Bishop
Kirk Bishop has been involved with lacrosse since his playing days at Bucknell University (Captain, 1972) where he was named an All-Conference Defenseman during his senior year. He has coached at Mercersburg Academy (1972-1976), Bucknell University (1977-78), and Siena College (1979-80). After taking a few decades off to focus on career and family, Kirk was instrumental in founding Hamilton/Wenham Youth Lacrosse in the late 1990s and also helped to start the program at the Hamilton/Wenham High School. After serving on the Pingree Board for 10 years (2004 – 2014, the final 4 years as Board Chair), he returned to the sideline to assist Coach Tersolo in building the program to an unprecedented level of achievement.
Asst. Coach: Mike Montenegro
Mike was a three-time captain (2003-2005) at Tolland High School in Tolland, CT. In his senior year, he earned All-Conference, All-State and All-Area (Hartford Courant) honors. He also participated in the CT North/South Senior All-Star Game. From there, Mike went on to play lacrosse at Gordon College, where he was a two-time captain (2009 & 2010).
After graduating from Gordon, Mike took over the Assistant Lacrosse Coaching duties at Marblehead High School. In 2013, he helped coach the Magicians to 17 wins (a school record) and the program's first ever North East Conference Lacrosse Championship. He then went on to serve as the defensive coordinator for the Rivers School, helping the Red Wings to a 40-13 record during his three seasons with the team.
Asst. Coach: Maxx Trotsky
In his four seasons at Pingree (2013-2016) Maxx tallied 168 goals and 90 assists for 258 career points. He
was named an EIL All League player 3 times, 2015 EIL league MVP, and 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic.
His greatest accomplishment was being recognized as a 2015 US Lacrosse All-American. In that season
he helped lead the Highlanders to their first of 5 consecutive New England Small School Championship
victories. With his performance in the 2015 season he earned the title of captain in the 2016 season. He
then led the Highlanders to a 16-1 regular season and won the New England Small School Championship
in back to back seasons. He recognizes Kevin Tersolo as the main reason for Pingree’s rise to one of the
most competitive programs in the New England region.
Maxx played 4 years of varsity lacrosse at Connecticut College, where he graduated from in 2020. In his
sophomore season he helped the Camels earn recognition as a Top 20 Division III team in the nation
scoring 35 points as a starting attackman. After losing his senior season to the Pandemic he decided to
give back to the Pingree program that helped him play at the next level.
Practice Schedule TBA