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2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary coach Bill Harkins has passed away. Coach Harkins was an integral part of the Florida State Lacrosse program, bringing it to national prominence during his tenure. The level of organization, recruiting, and framework that he brought in created a culture of competitiveness and brotherhood that has endured over the years and will continue to live on. Because of Coach Harkins, FSU lacrosse has become a strong network of alumni, players, coaches, parents, and fans that cherish the garnet and gold.

Thanks to generous donations from Coach Harkins, our team has a proud facility on the University campus to call home. Harkins Field is a multipurpose facility shared by the Marching Chiefs, lacrosse, and numerous other athletic programs.

The lacrosse program offers our support and love to the Harkins family and the hundreds of alumni who had the chance to work with him during his time coaching the team. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry on Coach Harkins' legacy. We will have a dedicated ceremony at Harkins field in coordination with his family and friends at a later date.

2022 Alumni Game Set for Wake Forest Football Weekend

Alumni

The 2022 FSU Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday September, 30 at 7:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

All Alumni are invited to attend. Weekend events include a competitive match vs the current team on Friday with a tailgate and Football game vs Wake Forest on Saturday.

Football Tickets vs Wake Forest

Football tickets vs Wake Forest are available for purchase for $35. To purchase tickets, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

ALL FOOTBALL TICKET ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, JULY 1.

For more information, all alumni should join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook group for further discussion and information.

Join the FSU Lacrosse Alumni Facebook Group (Former Players Only)

For more information about the alumni game or any alumni related issues, please email alumni@fsulacrosse.com.

2022 FSU Lacrosse Team Roster Announced

Tryouts for the 2022 season have concluded. The full roster is listed below.

PLAYER HIGH SCHOOL STATE POSITION  
Alex Gerdak Creek Side High School FL Attack  
Andrew Zeman Lambert High School GA Attack  
Ben Jolly Gulf Coast High School FL Attack  
CJ Bennett Lincolin High School FL Attack  
Harrison Gottlieb St. Thomas Aquinas FL Attack
Michael Menetre Northview High School GA Attack
Ryan Farquar Wesley Chapel High School FL Attack
Will Sackman Lake Brantley High School FL Attack
Austin Persico Severna Park High School MD Defense
Douglas Rivinius Boca Raton High School FL Defense
Connor Smith St. Petersburg High School FL Defense 
Eduardo Paredos Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Jonas Clingerman Leon High School  FL Defense 
Luther Johnson Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense
Robert Preisendorf Jupiter High School FL Defense 
Sebastian Youngs     Defense 
Stephen Kolski Christopher Columbus High School FL Defense 
Travis Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Defense 
Zach Ryan Archbishop McCarthy High School FL Defense   
Colby Etter Lincoln High School FL Defense
Christian Gullet Chiles High School FL FOGO    
Will Phifer Vero Beach High School FL FOGO
Drake Bishop Leon High School  FL Goalie
Jacques Amilcar Rickards High School FL Goalie
Sayre McMahon American Heritage High School FL Goalie
Luke Weaver East Lake High School FL Goalie 
Cam Strickler H. B. Plant High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Ryan Healy Bishop Verot High School FL Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Vinnie Whibbs San Dieguito Academy CA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Zach Zeman Lambert High School GA Long Stick Defensive Midfield
Aidan Skokan Centeral Catholic High School OE Offensive Midfield
Alex Houk Saint Edwards School FL Offensive Midfield
Andrew Crosby Wellington High School FL Offensive Midfield
Anthony Chacon Duncan U. Fletcher High School FL Offensive Midfield
Carson Moe Kimball Union Academy NH Offensive Midfield
Chris Wagener Metea Valley High School IL Offensive Midfield
Cole Gehring Oviedo High School FL Offensive Midfield
Diego Ucros Christopher Columbus High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dylan Barnes Lake Brantley High School FL Offensive Midfield
Jake Elder     Offensive Midfield
Jake Shul  Orchard Park High School NY Offensive Midfield
Kyle Ross James Caldwell High School FL Offensive Midfield
Ryan Robbins American Heritage High School FL Offensive Midfield
Dante Cloutier American Heritage School (Plantation) FL Offensive Midfield/ Attack
Connor Brown Winter Park High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Kyle Lesko Lake Brantley High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Mike Majoros Ramapo High School NJ Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Andrew Worman Ponte Vedra High School FL Short Stick Defensive Midfield
Vincent Mercadante Cardinal Mooney FL SSDM/FOGO
Will Couture Essex High School VT SSDM/FOGO

Louis Albasi Named Head Coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Louis Albasi as its new head coach.

Albasi follows Darby Brower, who stepped aside after coaching the Seminoles for three seasons and amassing a 17-10 record and qualifying FSU for the 2019 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.

Albasi enters his fourth season with the Seminole’s men’s lacrosse program. After a few successful seasons with the team as an assistant and offensive play caller, he was recently promoted to head coach in May, 2021.

After spending his childhood in the Bronx, Coach Albasi moved to Florida and found home in Vero Beach. During his high school lacrosse career, he flourished in goal as a four-time letterman for Vero Beach High School.

There, Albasi received first team all-area goalie honors in back to back seasons. At Vero Beach, his 72 percent save percentage helped lead the Fighting Indians to four straight district titles.

Since 2011, Albasi has made Tallahassee his home. He started with a very successful run as an assistant coach at the Maclay Prepatory School from 2011-14. He then moved up the ranks and received the head coaching position at Leon High School.

At this time, Albasi was able to balance a great coaching record while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State. After continued success with Leon after graduating, Coach Albasi led the Lions to their best season ever (15-5) and received Big Bend Coach of the Year honors in 2017.

That was followed in 2018 with a very special year for Albasi. The coach was asked to step in as an interim offensive coach for FSU. Always wanting to return to his alma mater, Albasi had the ability and drive to take the team to new heights.

“We understood that we wouldn’t get better just by chance,” said Albasi. “Preparation and determination are the reasons we would get where we wanted to go. It started with team culture and the coaching staff. We wanted to provide a positive environment for our student athletes in order to make them prosper and be as great as they can.”

During this short playoff stint, he proved that he was a passionate, yet patient leader that had what it takes to help the Seminoles. To be able to make the playoffs during not only a rebuilding year, but also experiencing plenty of adversity was an amazing accomplishment.

FSU quickly noticed the offensive improvement and the leadership skills that Albasi possessed. The following year, he was named the Seminoles assistant coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2019-2021 seasons, Albasi helped Florida State improve dramatically.

The club’s impressive groundball percentage, clearing and riding, strong offense and defense have them consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.

In addition to his coaching career, Albasi is an active member of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Club, and was one of the founding fathers of the North Florida lacrosse club in the Big Bend area. He also currently sits on the board of the non-profit organization WAVE.

Albasi is getting married to his fiancé, Meredith Smith, late in 2022. They are looking forward to spending their life together with her daughter, Rylen, and building a family and foundation in Tallahassee for years to come.

“Stepping into the driver’s seat as the head coach of the Florida State men’s lacrosse program brings both excitement and a ton of responsibility,” said Albasi. “I feel so fortunate to lead such a wonderful program. I have always had the goal of winning championships with every team I have ever coached.

“That goal will remain the same here at FSU. I look forward to facing tough competition and showing everyone how we can compete at a very high level and also grow as individuals off the field as well.”

2021 Alumni Game Set for October 1st

All alumni old and new are invited to take part in the 2021 Alumni Game on the refurbished Harkins Field.

The game will take place on Friday October 1st at 7:00PM 6:00PM at Harkins Field in Tallahassee.

Weekend Events include:

  • 2021 Alumni Game – Alumni Team vs Current Team
  • After game dinner & meetup (more info soon)
  • Saturday morning tailgate
  • Football game vs Syracuse

If you need more information, please email web@fsulacrosse.com and remember to check back here for updates.

All alumni should check the FSULAX Alumni facebook page for more information and discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsulax.alumni
Open to FSULAX Alumni only

Alumni Weekend

Final Message From Darby Brower

The past three years with FSU Lacrosse have absolutely flown by. The trials and triumphs
experienced with this program have changed my life, all for the better. Having the opportunity to lead this
program has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have tried to give my all to this beautiful
game, but it consistently gives me more in return- it truly is the Medicine Game.


At this time I am officially stepping off the field as the Head Coach of FSU Men’s Lacrosse. I
have an opportunity to take the next step in life with my fiance Erica and be closer to our friends and
families in northeast Florida. I will be moving to an “off the field” role with the program and will remain
on as an Executive Board Advisor so that I can assist the team in whatever they may need.


I could not be more excited and proud to announce that we are promoting Louis Albasi to be the
next Head Coach of our storied program. From the first day the program needed help, Lou immediately
stepped up to the plate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm and he truly cares
about the Tallahassee community and our players. I can not wait to see how far he will continue to raise
the program and I, along with our alumni and families, will fully support him along the way.


I want to thank Noah Dearman and the executive board of ‘18-’20 for giving me the chance to do
something I love, and to thank Sean Monahan and the executive board of ‘21 for allowing me to continue.
I will do whatever I can to assist Cam Strickler and the new executive board in any capacity they may
need. To Louis Albasi, Kevin Hoppey, Chris Anders, and Mike McGraw- thank you for all the help in
pushing this program forward the past four years. You guys are absolutely the reason this program is
where it is today and I am forever grateful to you all. To Erica and my Family- thank you for the constant
support and uplifting, you’ll never know how much it meant to me!


To all our players- as we talked about this past week- I appreciate the hell out of all of you and I
love you guys. I can’t wait to cheer you all on next year and to come at you in the alumni game! If any of
you need anything you know you can call at any time. Thank you all for your efforts and joy for the game.


It will be incredible to see the re-birth of Harkins Field this summer, I am ecstatic for the future
and the journey the program will continue to take. As always- Go Noles!

With Gratitude,
Darby Brower

FSU Newsletter – March 2021

March 11th, 2021 marks an entire year since our last lacrosse game of the 2020 season. No one knew we would be walking on to Bill Harkins field for the last time that night. Fears of COVID-19 spread across the world and led FSU to officially cancel our season to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. As devastated as we all were for the unprecedented news of our season’s cancellation, we were even more heartbroken that we wouldn’t have the opportunity to gather as a team and say our farewells to our incredible seniors. After a great start to the season, it certainly wasn’t the ending anyone expected…

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter 1

FSU Men’s Lacrosse Announces Addition to Coaching Staff

Coach Chris Anders

FSU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Anders to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year. Anders will serve as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Darby Brower and Offensive Coordinator Lou Albasi.

Having made a name for himself in the Florida High School Lacrosse Circuit as Head Coach of Chiles High School, Anders comes to the program as a rising star and mainstay of the Tallahassee Lacrosse Community. From his humble roots as a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach in 2012, Anders quickly ascended the ranks of the program attaining the JV head coaching job just one year removed from his inaugural coaching season. Anders’s rise didn’t stop there as after just two seasons he assumed the Varsity Head Coaching job at Chiles High School in 2015.

In full control of the program, Anders took a relatively unknown team to new heights. In 2018, Ander’s squad marked a turning point for the program as the Timberwolves knocked off perennial powerhouse, The Maclay School in the district championship, breaking a six year run for the Marauders and establishing the ‘Wolves as a legitimate contender in the FHSAA playoffs.

Outside of the High School circuit, Anders served on staff for the Tallahassee Terror Lacrosse Club for 3 club seasons before breaking off to form his own travel team, the Wolfpack Lacrosse Club in 2018. Both FSU Men’s Lacrosse and Anders hope to continue his record of success as he assumes his new role in Fall 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Chris Anders to our FSU staff. Anders will be a great asset to our program and players with his leadership abilities and coaching experience. He is passionate about the growth of Lacrosse in Tallahassee and the greater North Florida community and will help lead our team to future championships. We cannot wait to have him in the Garnet and Gold. Go Noles!”
-Darby Brower, Head Coach FSU Men’s Lacrosse.

Super 6 College Lacrosse Camp

For the first time ever in the South, you can experience instruction from SIX NCAA and MCLA College Head and Assistant lacrosse coaches, ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Florida State University will be our host for this day and overnight boy’s lacrosse camp located in the State Capital of Florida.

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CAMP and a INVITE ONLY Team Camp (12 Teams).

The Super 6 is designed for both experienced and new players.  The four days will be packed with a meticulous progression of drills designed to take all aspects the campers game to the next level.  The curriculum designed by some of the best coaches in the world will focus on the core fundamentals, building all the way up to full field situations, high level dodging/defending and game play.  Skills and lessons valuable for ALL players.

Dorm and dine at beautiful Florida State University in the heart of Tallahassee! An experience supervised by our high school and college lacrosse coaches, creating an unforgettable experience with old and new friends!

All players receive camp reversible jersey and t-shirt, EPOCH giveaways, Deep South swag and lots more!

Click here for more information

Former Legendary Coach and Mentor Bill Harkins Passed Away