New England Lacrosse Journal‘s Chasing The Goal

New England Lacrosse Journal

New England Lacrosse Journal‘s Chasing The Goal, featuring hosts Jack Piatelli and Kyle Devitte along with guests from all levels of the game, provides insight, inspiration and information to players and supporters who are looking to advance their lacrosse careers.

All Episodes

Legendary Maryland University Coach John Tillman joins the guys via Zoom to talk about his career. He has served there since 2010. Tillman led the team to a win in 2017 in the NCAA National Championship, its first there since 1975. Since taking over the helm, Tillman has led the Terps to eight NCAA Final Fours, six national title games and a 142-40 (.780) overall record.

Nov 25

59 min 7 sec

Neal Anderson, the head coach of Norwich University men’s lacrosse, joins hosts Jack Piatelli and Kyle Devitte to discuss leading a team in the Vermont school’s military environment. Anderson is a three-time Great Northeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. The Cadets have had an impressive record under Coach Anderson, winning its second GNAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship in 2019. He also has some interesting ideas for rules changes he’d like to see. 

Nov 18

1 hr

Mike Sciamanna is now in his seventh season as head coach of the Saint Anselm Hawks lacrosse team in Goffstown, NH. He talks with about changes in the game over the years and how that has affected his strategy. Coach Sciamanna led the Division II Hawks to their best season ever, with a 10-0 record and an At-Large bid in the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coach Sciamanna also talks about the Division II recruiting process, which is different from the Division I and III process.

Nov 11

43 min 20 sec

Joining hosts Kyle Devitte and Jack Piatelli is Matt Belson, the founder of Scoops Lacrosse. Belson teaches young kids, starting at age three, how to have fun while learning lacrosse. He started his program by teaching his son in the family backyard, and the program has now expanded all the way to Georgia. Belson’s philosophy? “Leave ‘em smiling.”  Learn more at scoopslax.com.

Nov 4

45 min 43 sec

We welcome Penn's all-time winningest coach, Mike Murphy, to the podcast. The Quakers' head coach joins hosts Kyle Devitte and Jack Piatelli to discuss what he looks for in a prospect. Among Murphy's criteria: passion, attitude and a high level of competitiveness. He also shares his own opinion on the transfer portal and the state of the game today in this fascinating and insightful edition of the show.

Oct 28

50 min 46 sec

Tufts men's lacrosse head coach Casey D’Annolfo runs one of the country's top Division 3 programs. Before running the NESCAC side, he revitalized the boys lacrosse program at the Taft School.

Oct 16

49 min 24 sec

Keith Bugbee will enter his 39th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Springfield College during the 2021-22 academic year. Currently one of the winningest coaches in collegiate lacrosse history, Bugbee also serves as an assistant professor of physical education at Springfield College.

Oct 4

56 min 6 sec

Holy Cross coach Amanda Belichick, daughter of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, talks about her career trajectory and the lessons imparted from her father.

Sep 23

45 min 57 sec

Chaos LC head coach Andy Towers (New Canaan, Conn.) joins the show to discuss the upcoming Premier Lacrosse League Championship Game against Whipsnakes LC, life as a PLL head coach, and breaking down differences in the college and pro games.

Sep 16

1 hr 1 min

Legendary lacrosse superstar Kyle Harrison joins the show to discuss his lengthy career in the sport of lacrosse, as well as the changes throughout pro lacrosse during his time as a player.

Sep 9

1 hr 1 min

Cornell head coach Connor Buczek joins the show to discuss being able to contact potential Class of ’23 recruits, as well as returning to practice and play after missing the entire 2021 season.

Sep 2

51 min 51 sec

Concord Carlisle High School head coach Tom Dalicandro joins Chasing the Goal after winning the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 state championship. Dalicandro discusses his coaching career, including a rocky start, as well as what it’s like coaching his own son.

Aug 26

46 min 20 sec

Hall of Fame lacrosse coach Dom Starsia stops by to discuss how he got into lacrosse while at Brown University, what he likes about multi-sport athletes, and whether he’s done playing as he approaches the age of age 70.

Aug 19

50 min 50 sec

Topics discussed include his retirement from playing professional lacrosse, his playing days at Syracuse, and coaching at Jacksonville University.

Aug 12

53 min 6 sec

Andy Shay was hired as Yale's head lacrosse coach for the 2004 season and has transformed the Bulldogs into perennial national championship contenders. He talks about the lost 2020 season and his coaching philosophy.

Aug 5

41 min 13 sec

Virginia men's lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany joins to discuss his New England chapter at Brown University, winning two national titles (2019, 2021) with the Cavaliers and more.

Jul 29

53 min 51 sec

Wilbraham & Monson Academy boys lacrosse coach Mike MacDonald discusses how they've built their program, what he looks for in potential student-athletes, his playing career at Syracuse and much more. 

Jul 15

44 min 38 sec

UMass men's lacrosse head coach Greg Cannella joins to discuss how college lacrosse has evolved, what he looks for in potential recruits, the impact of NIL and more.

Jul 8

47 min 42 sec

Boston College head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein joins the podcast to discuss their 2021 national championship and how she built a top program. Walker-Weinstein also delves into her philosophy on training, nutrition and establishing a winning culture.

Jun 23

34 min 58 sec

Avon Old Farms head coach Eric Fekete delves into his three-plus decade coaching career, Founders League lacrosse and how to best train and develop.

Jun 16

1 hr 1 min