Mike McCall founded Predators Lacrosse in 2010 after having been involved with Westchester lacrosse for 20+ years. Originally from Yorktown, NY, Mike graduated from Yorktown High School in 2001 where he was an All-American attackman on the #2 ranked high school team in the country his senior year. Mike was a member of four Section 1 championship teams and finished his career #5 all-time in points and #4 all-time in assists at Yorktown. Additionally, Mike was a starting attackman of the 2000 Hudson Valley team that took Silver in the Empire State Games.
He accepted a scholarship to the University of North Carolina where he was a four year starter and captain his senior year. While at UNC, Mike was #2 on the team in points for four consecutive years and led the team in goals his senior year. Upon graduation in 2005, Mike ranked #6 all-time in goals in the programs history.
Mike has been coaching club lacrosse in Westchester since 2006. Prior to founding the Predators, Mike was involved with the No Limit Ballers where he coached some of Westchester’s top All-Americans and best players, where he helped guide them from youth lacrosse through the college recruiting process. In addition to club lacrosse, Mike has been a volunteer coach in the Rye Youth Lacrosse program for over 10 seasons. Previously, Mike was also a member of the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) from 2006 to 2013 where he helped guide the team to S All-American Club Lacrosse championships in 8 years as a starting attackman.
Currently, Mike is responsible for overseeing general affairs, coaching and spearheading the college recruiting process for the program. Outside of lacrosse, Mike works at CBRE as a commercial real estate consultant and lives in Bronxville with his wife, Cristina.
Tom lnterlicchio graduated from Yorktown High School in 2006. He was a member of Yorktown’s prominent Men’s varsity lacrosse team from 2004-06. He was a 3 year midfielder where he earned All-section honors twice and was a 2006 All American. Tom also served as team captain and was awarded Yorktown’s most outstanding athlete in 2006. He was also a two-time member of the Hudson Valley Empire team where he served as team captain in 2005.
After High School, Tom accepted a scholarship to Hofstra University in 2006. At Hofstra, Tom started at midfield on both offense and defense. He led the Dutchmen to a #3 ranking in the country in 2007 and a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship. Tom was named to the CAA all-rookie team in 2007 and Hofstra would go on to reach the NCAA tournament three straight years. In 201 0, Tom served as team Captain and led the Dutchmen to an undefeated record at home and a #6 National ranking.
After graduation, Tom continued his lacrosse career playing for the New York Athletic Club. Tom has a wealth management practice at Morgan Stanley in Purchase, NY and resides in Tarrytown, NY with his wife, Elizabeth.
Paul Santavicca, born and raised in Yorktown Heights , NY, has been around the sport of lacrosse since he was in the second grade. Paul was a two-sport athlete at Yorktown High School excelling in both football and lacrosse. As a football player, Paul was a three-time all-section player while earning the Golden Dozen Award and a spot on the Scholar All State Football Team his senior year. He played on the varsity lacrosse team for four years and was a key contributor for Yorktown’s last state championship team as a sophomore in 2003. Paul started as a two-way midfielder while taking the majority of the faceoffs for his final three years in high school. He was a two-time captain and an All-American by the time he graduated in 2005.
Paul attended Marist College on a full scholarship with fellow Predator coach Ryan Penner. He was a four year starter playing in every game of his college career and was a captain his senior year. Upon graduation in 2009, Paul returned to Marist as a graduate assistant coach for two years while earning his masters in Educational Psychology. Following his tenure at Marist, Paul accepted a teaching position as a math teacher at Port Chester Middle School. He has coached for the Larchmont Mamaroneck Youth League for the past two spring seasons. Paul has also coached for a handful of teams in the Westchester area during his summers .
Born and raised in Yorktown, NY, Gary Raniolo was a 4-year member of Yorktown High School’s varsity lacrosse team from 2002-2005. Gary was a 2-way midfielder for the Huskers where he was a member of the 2003 New York State Championship team, and 4 Section 1 Championship teams. Over his 4-year career at Yorktown, Gary was a 2 time All-Section midfielder who also excelled in the face-off circle. He was a member of the 2004 Hudson Valley Empire State team and was named team captain there.
Upon graduating from Yorktown High School in 2005, Gary accepted a lacrosse scholarship from Fairfield University where he was a 4-year starting midfielder for the Stags. In 2009, Gary was elected team captain for his senior season. During his time at Fairfield, he was named to Fairfield’s Championship Club and he received the Unsung Hero Award in 2008. Gary is currently a board member of The Fairfield Founders Award committee.
Following his collegiate playing days, Gary went on to business school at Fairfield where he served as Graduated Assistant under Andrew Copelan for 2-years. Gary is actively involved in the Westchester lacrosse community and he has been coaching club lacrosse with No Limit since 2006. Most recently, Gary has been a coach for the Rye Youth Lacrosse program.
Gary was a All-Section midfielder for the Yorktown Huskers from 2003-2005. The two-way midfielder help lead the Huskers to 3 straight section titles and a prominent national ranking. Gary was a two sport athlete, excelling on the lacrosse and football field. Leading the team with his dominant ground ball ability and strong dodging was a key factor to Yorktown’s success.Gary would go on to accept a scholarship offer to Fairfield University where excelled for 4 years. In his senior year, Gary was nominated Team Captain and help guided the Stags to an impressive finish.
Following graduating Fairfield with a Finance degree, Gary stayed active in Youth lacrosse coaching. He has participated in numerous youth tournaments while guiding high school athletes to Division One programs. Gary currently works in finance in New York City.
Mike Solazzo, born and raised in Yorktown Heights , NY, has been coaching at the Varsity and Select Level for over 15 years. Mike was a two-sport athlete at Yorktown High School excelling in both wrestling and lacrosse. Mike was a 4 year starter on the Varsity Wrestling Team where he was selected 2x All-League and All-County HM. As for lacrosse, Mike has been around the sport since he could walk. Mike helped win 3 Section Championships while at Yorktown securing All-Section Honors his senior year and breaking Paul Carcaterra’s record of Goal to Assist differential. Mike went on to play collegiate lacrosse at the University at Albany. Mike had a tremendous career while at Albany. He was a 4 year starter and led the team in goals freshman through junior year. He was 2x all American East selection and a 6x all America East player of the week. Mike was Senior captain and finished up with over 100 points. His Albany teams won 3 America east championships and helped Albany make 2 NCAA tournament appearances. One being the first time in division one history. Mike now is a Special Education Teacher at Pelham High School. Mike guided the Pelham Varsity Lacrosse team for 12 years and was the Section One Class B Coach of the Year in 2012. Mike now lives in Yorktown with his wife and two daughters. It is a known fact that his kids are two cutest kids ever created.
JJ Lian is a local Westchester native, having grown up in Yorktown, NY. He started all four years at midfield for Lakeland. He helped lead the team to a sectional championship in 2003 and was a two time captain before graduating in 2005. He was a 3 time all section player and a 3 time member of the Hudson Valley Empire team, he captained the Empire Team twice. JJ also played football, earning all-league and all-section. He was a two-time member of NCN All-Star and was one of twelve in the section selected for the Golden Dozen Award.
JJ went on to play his college lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania. As a midfielder he held the Quakers to a national ranking of 7 in 2006 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He was a four year starter and was selected as a captain his senior year.
JJ has been an active member of the lacrosse community since graduating UPenn. Prior to his involvement with the Preds, JJ coached for two seasons, one with New Canaan and one with Edgemont. In a addition to coaching lacrosse, JJ has been volunteering for his High School football team for the past 5 seasons.
John Ranagan graduated from Yorktown High School in 2009. He was a member of Yorktown’s Men’s varsity lacrosse program from 2007-2009. He was a 3 year starter at midfield as well as took faceoffs for the Huskers and was awarded All-American honors in 2008 and 2009. He served as co-captain of the team in 2009 and won Yorktown’s most outstanding athlete in 2009. After High School, John accepted a scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in 2009. At Hopkins, John was a 4 year starter at midfield and a 2-time All-American (1st Team in 2011 and 2nd Team in 2012). He was also a 2013 co-captain and made the NCAA tournament 3 times in his 4 years.
In January of 2013, John was drafted by the Rochester Rattlers 17th overall in the MLL Collegiate Draft. He has been a 3 year starter for the Rattlers and is currently a co-captain of the team. The Rattlers lost in the 2014 MLL Championship to the Denver Outlaws but are back this year against the New York Lizards. John also spent one winter playing professional indoor lacrosse for the Philadelphia Wings. He has also played in
multiple exhibition games for the u.s Men’s National Outdoor Lacrosse team and is in the final tryouts for Team USA in the upcoming World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Syracuse, NY.
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Nick Mariano graduated from Yorktown High School in 20 13. He was a member of Yorktown’s prominent Men’s varsity lacrosse team from 2010-13. He was a 4 year starter at attack where he earned All-American in 2013. Nick was also awarded as team captain in both lacrosse and football.
After High School, Nick accepted a scholarship to Umass Amherst in 2013. At Umass, Nick started at attack both his freshman and sophomore years. Nick earned NCAA rookie of the year and made the All-Conference team in his two years. In 2015, Nick transferred to Syracuse University where he started at midfield both years. Nick was a two time All-American and helped lead the team to a ACC Championship in 2016 and a #1 ranking in 2017. The Orange would go on to make the NCAA tournament both years.
After graduation, Nick continued his lacrosse career playing with the Florida Launch and New England Blackwolves. Nick is a Comme rcial Real Estate Salesperson at EXIT Realty Priveate Client in White Plains, NY.
Andrew O’Mara is a local athlete that graduated from Lakeland High School in 2009. He was a two sport athlete, playing football and Lacrosse. In football, Andrew received all league. In Lacrosse, Andrew was a three year starter as a defenseman and a two time captain. He was awarded all section in 2008 and 2009.
After high school Andrew went on to play at SUNY Oneonta his junior and senior year were he started as a close defensemen. After graduating from Oneonta, Andrew has stayed active in the lacrosse world. He went onto coach for the Shrub Oak youth program for two seasons. This past season he has joined with the Rye youth program.
Charlie grew up in Long Island, and attended Herricks High School where he was a four year varsity starter. During his time at Herricks, Charlie was a 4x All-County Selection, and in 2008 was named a 2nd Team All American as well as the Nassau County Goalie of the Year. Over the course of 4 years, Charlie finished with 1,366 career saves which is also the All-Time National High School record. He served as his teams Captain during his Junior and Senior seasons as well as earning Herricks’ Most Outstanding Athlete in 2008.
After high school, Charlie went on to play at Fairfield University where he helped the team crack a top 20 national ranking and served as a captain during his senior season. As a three year starter, Charlie earned All-American (2012), ECAC Goalie of the Year (2011, 2012), and Scholar All-American (2012) honors. In the 2012 MLL Draft he was selected by the Denver Outlaws.
After three seasons and one MLL championship with the Denver Outaws he finished the 2015 season with his second Championship while playing for the New York Lizards. This past season he was the starting goalie for the Charlotte Hounds and led them to their second ever playoff appearance. He currently serves as a Guidance Counselor and lacrosse coach at Fordham Preparatory High School.
Chris Hemsley grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY where he played attack for Lakeland HS. Chris helped lead the team to a sectional championship in 2003 and was a captain in 2004. He was a 2x All Section selection and an Academic All-American honorable mention.
After high school, Chris went on to attend Pace University. Chris has been teaching and coaching at Fordham Preparatory School since 2008. He served as the Head JV Coach from 2009 – 2012. During his stint as Fordham’s JV Coach, the team won three CHSAA AA City Championships.
In 2014, Chris was the defensive coordinator of the Prep’s Varsity lacrosse Team. The Team was nationally ranked as Chris guided the defense to top rankings (4.7 goals/against average). Chris is currently the Head Varsity lacrosse Coach at Fordham Prep.
Chris Hanlon, raised in Yorktown, NY, is proud to call himself a Yorktowner. He was a two sport athlete at Yorktown High School having played both lacrosse and football. On the lacrosse field Chris was a midfielder and a member of the 2003 New York State Championship team and three Section 1 Championship teams. Chris captained the Husker football team his Senior year earning all-league and all-section honors. During off seasons he dedicated himself to training and the weight room. Chris graduated from Yorktown in 2005 in the top 5% of his class.
After high school Chris attended Providence College where he continued his lacrosse career. As a midfielder he focused on faceoffs and and helped the Friars to win MAAC Championships and trips to the NCAA tournament in both 2006 and 2007. Chris remains involved with the Friars Lacrosse Program by organizing alumni events and fundraisers.
Chris has been coaching in Westchester since graduating Providence. He was proud to help coach the Yorktown JV team in 2010, where he taught not only lacrosse but also Yorktown tradition. Chris has coached youth football in Bronxville and has been the head coach of the Bronxville Youth Lacrosse 8th Grade A Team since 2012. Chris currently works in capital markets and e-commerce strategy and lives in New York City.
Conor Gately graduated from Yorktown High School in 2012. He was a member of the varsity team from 2009-2012 and was apart of three Section Championships. A 3 year starter, he earned All Section honors twice and was an All-American in 2012. He served as co-captain his senior year while also being named first team All-Metro and Hudson Valley player of the year.
After High School, Conor accepted a scholarship to Marquette University. At Marquette, Conor was a four year starter as an attackman and a captain his senior year. His Marquette teams made it to the Big East tournament 3 years in a row and won the Big East Championship in 2016.
His Marquette team was also the first team in Marquette history to reach the NCAA tournament, host an NCAA tournament game and finish the season as a top 15 team. Conor was a twice an All-Conference player in 2015 and 2016 as well as a Tewaaraton Watchlist member in 2015 and 2016. He leaves Marquette as the All-time leading point scorer.
Craig was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and attended St. Paul’s school. He lettered in lacrosse, soccer and ice hockey and was captain of all three as a senior. He led St. Paul’s to MIAA championship in 2004. He was presented the Alphonse Kelz Memorial Cup, awarded to St. Paul’s top midfielder senior year and was named to the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association High School Senior All-Star Game. In hockey, he helped team to 2005 MIAA championship and earned AII-MIAA honors.
Upon graduating from St. Paul’s, he went on to play at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a two-time captain. He was a 2007 All-American and 3-time All-Ivy-league player. He led the team in points his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Craig finished his career 9th all-time at Penn for career points. Craig has been active in the coaching in community within the Fairfield County and Westchester areas. He has coached the past two seasons in the New Canaan Youth program.
Ed Panko was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs and graduated from The Haverford School in 2002. In lacrosse, Ed was 4 year varsity defender and helped the Ford’s win 4 Inter-Ac League Titles and a PA State Championship in 2000. In football Ed was a 4 year varsity letter winner. He broke the school’s sack record and was named team MVP his senior season. He was also a 4 year varsity wrestler and captained the team to a PA Prep State Title in 2002.
After high school Ed attended Franklin & Marshall College and played lacrosse. He was a starting defender on the 2003 NCAA Quarter final team that finished sixth in the country. Ed graduated from F&M in 2006 with degree in Economics. He was the Defensive Coordinator at Lancaster Country Day School for two seasons helping guide the team to the school’s first playoff appearance and victories. Over the past 10 years he has coached youth lacrosse in Philadelphia and Fairfield County. He is currently coaching in the Rye Youth Lacrosse Program.
Ed lives Greenwich, CT and works in wealth management.
Eric Cooley graduated from Yorktown High School In 2012. During his time at Yorktown he lettered In lacrosse, football, wrestling, and basketball. Jn Lacrosse he was a 2 time all section player and captain for the Huskers during hls senior season. In Football, Cooley was an All-State performer, Super 11, and a member of the Golden Dozen. A division 1 recruit In both lacrosse and football, Cooley chose to continue his career at Rutgers University on the lacrosse team. With success on and off the field, Cooley helped the Scarlet Knights to their first top 25 ranking since 2005 and an appearance in the Big Ten final his senior season.
Cooley has also competed on the International lacrosse stage representing the nation of Finland. He competed in the 2012 U19 World games in Turku, Finland, as well as the 2014 Men’s World Games In Denver, Colorado. Cooley served as team captain and anchored a defense that averaged the best goals against percentage In the 2014
Garrett Johnson graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in 2009, where he competed in Varsity Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse. He received Soccer All-Section honors in 2009 and Basketball All-League honors in 2008 and 2009. As a three-year member of the PMHS Lacrosse Program, Garrett played midfield and earned All-League honors in 2008 and 2009. Garrett was also a team co-captain during these two seasons where the Pelicans captured their first league championship and set a school record for regular season wins.
After High School, Garrett was given the opportunity to walk-on to the University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Program. He quickly became an impact player for the Blue Hens, which eventually earned him an athletic scholarship. In 2010 and 2011, Garrett and the Blue Hens won back-to-back CAA Conference Championships and received an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Tournament. He was also selected to be the 2014 team co-captain at UD.
Joe Capalbo played high school Varsity Lacrosse in Brewster, from 2002-2004. In 2004 he was nominated academic all-American. From 2004-2008 Joe attended Quinnipiac University, where he played for 4 years of lacrosse and was the male scholar-athlete (highest gpa) for all 4 of those years.
Joe has been teaching and coaching in the Bronx and Port Chester for the past 8 years. He coached four years of varsity lacrosse at Mt. St. Michael’s where he earned the schools first CHSAA A City Championship and coach of the year in 2011. Since Mount, Joe has coached in New Rochelle and Rye, working with their youth programs.
Jonathan Sable was born and raised in Lynbrook, Long Island and graduated from Lynbrook High School in 2007. Throughout high school, Jon lettered in both football and lacrosse. In lacrosse, Jon was a 2-year varsity defender and helped the Lynbrook reach the county finals in his senior year. In football Jon was a 2 year varsity letter winner helping Lynbrook helping Lynbrook reach the county finals to finish the season 8-2.
After high school Jon attended Manhattanville College and played lacrosse. Throughout his career at Manhattanville, Jon helped the team on the defensive side of the ball playing both defense and goalie. Jon
graduated from Manhattanville in 2011 with an undergraduate degree in History Education. He returned to school that summer to receive his Masters Degree in Special Education and Literacy. During his senior
year at Manhattanville, Jon was given an opportunity to help start a lacrosse program at Rye Neck High School. Over the past 6 years he has developed the program, which started as a modified team and just
recently finished his third year as the varsity head coach. On top of developing the Rye Neck program, Jon is also very involved in working with youth programs; such as Rye and White Plains. Jon has also worked with other travel programs; such as Head Heart Hustle and Top Side Lacrosse. Over the past three years he has also had the pleasure of coaching at Maverik Showtime, which is one of the top recruiting showcases in the nation. Jon lives White Plains, NY and teaches Government and Economics in the Bronx.
Lacrosse Coaching Experience:
2015 – Boys J.V. Lacrosse Coach Carmel H.5.
2014 – Boys Lacrosse Coach Pawling H.S.
2013 – Freshman Boys Lacrosse Coach Brewster HS
Asst. Men’s Lacrosse Coach Vassar College (Most wins in program history 2009 and 2011 First Liberty League in program history 2011)
2007-2008 – Boys Lacrosse Coach Brewster HS (2008 Section 1 Finalist)
2005-2006 – Asst. Men’s Lacrosse Coach Marist College (2005 M.A.A.C. Tournament Champions-first
time in program history)
2006 M.A.A.C. Tournament Semi-Finalist
2005-2006 – Asst. Men’s Lacrosse Coach Pace University
(Ranked 4th in US 2003 Ranked 8th in US 2004)
2003-2004 – Boys Lacrosse Coach Yorktown HS 14 time Section 1 Champions 4 time NYS Champions (Coached 72 1998-2002 – High School All-Americans and numerous players who went on to play D-1,2 and 3 in college.)
1986-1987 – Boys Lacrosse Coach Hendrick Hudson HS Program founder and first 2 years of existence
1984-1985 – J.V. Boys Lacrosse Coach Ossining HS 20 wins in two years
1979-1983 – Boys Lacrosse Coach Sleepy Hollow 1979 Section1 Division II Champions
Kevin lnterlicchio graduated from Yorktown High School in 2010. He was a member of Yorktown’s historic Men’s varsity lacrosse program from 2007-10. He was a 4 year starter at attack for the Huskers where he earned All-section honors for 4 straight years and was an All American in 2009 & 2010. In both 09′ and 10′ Kevin was selected to the All Tri-State team. He also served as team captain twice and was awarded
Yorktown’s most outstanding athlete in 2010. Kevin is the All-time leading goal scorer for the Yorktown lacrosse program.
After High School, Kevin accepted a scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in 2010. At Hopkins, Kevin was a four year letterman as an attackman/midfielder. The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays made the NCAA tournament three times in Kevin’s four years and were consistently ranked top 5 in the nation throughout his time on the team. Kevin was the head coach for the Yorktown Ballers summer league team for 3 years. For the Ballers, he guided the team to numerous summer championships and directed many high school athletes to Division 1 colleges for lacrosse.
A Yorktown resident since birth, Michael graduated from Yorktown High School in 2009. During his career in between the pipes for the corn huskers Michael amassed 677 saves, good enough for 2nd in career saves in school history, and boasted a .592 save percentage. Michael also served as the team captain his senior year helping to lead the team to the state-semifinals.
Fortunately Michael was able to secure a scholarship to attend Loyola University and compete for the Greyhounds lacrosse team. At Loyola, Michael was a starting goal keeper for the Greyhounds during their run to winning a Division 1 National Championship in 2012. After graduating from Loyola in 2013, Michael took his passion for the sport and directed it towards coaching rather than playing.
Michael accepted a position as an assistant coach for the Division 2, Pace University Setters immediately out of college. After coaching for a year Michael chose to return to school to work towards obtaining a masters degree in public administration.
Through a rare loophole, Michael was able to compete as the starting goalie for the Setters during the 2015 season. Michael was voted captain by his peers and was able to amass 187 saves in 16 games to lead the Setters to the schools first ever ECAC Championship. Michael will go back to coaching for Pace this year as he completes his masters degree.
Having grown up in Yorktown, Rocky was a member of Yorktown’s renowned Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team from 2004-08. Rocky was a 4 year starting midfielder where he was awarder All-Section honors twice and was the 08′ classes only All American his senior year. During Rocky’s senior season he served as a captain and led his team to a 20-4 record making them New York’s fifth-ranked Class-A Squad. Summer going into his senior year Rocky served as captain for the Hudson Valley Empire team.
Following graduation in 2008, Rocky accepted a D1 men’s lacrosse scholarship from SUNY Albany. Rocky was a 4 year starting midfielder as a Great Dane and was named to the America-East all-rookie team in 2009. In his four years at Albany Rocky led his team to 4 consecutive America-East Championship games and a #12 National ranking. During Rocky’s senior season he served as captain and was 4th in points on the team.
Upon graduation, Rocky continued his lacrosse career as co-founder of the Yorktown Alumni Men’s lacrosse team “Husked Corn”. He is currently a midfielder for the Husked Corn and in just 5 years has led the team to 4 A-League Sound Shore Championships. Rocky has also been coaching Yorktown youth lacrosse teams for the past 6 years. Currently, Rocky resides in Yorktown and works as an insurance broker for the Borrelli & Russo Agency.
Steve Lennon is currently in his first year as the head varsity coach at Rye High School. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY and played lacrosse for Lakeland/Panas. He then went to SUNY Cortland,
where he played club lacrosse for 4 years and coached at the youth level. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, and a master’s degree in Coaching Educat ion. He was a head JV and assistant varsity coach for Lakeland/Panas for 4 years from 2009-2013, and has coached for numerous club programs in the tri-state area. From 2013-2016 he was the head varsity coach at Eastchester High School , where his teams set numerous school records, won the league championship and made the sectional semi-finals for the first time in school history. He was named Section 1 class B coach of the year in 2016.