2021/2022

Maryland Tryouts

Boys youth tryouts

Friday, July 30th – Sunday,
August 1st Grad

Years 2026 – 2030

2021/2022

Maryland Tryouts

Boys youth tryouts

Friday, July 30th – Sunday,
August 1st Grad

Years 2026 – 2030

Preds Maryland

Boys Youth Tryouts, Grad years 2026-2030

Preds Maryland

Boys Youth Tryouts, Grad years 2026-2030

Tryout schedule - July 30th - August 1st
Friday, july 30
  • 2029/2030 5pm - 6pm
  • 2028 4pm - 5pm
  • 2027 6pm - 7pm
  • 2026 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, july 31
  • 2029/2030 10am - 11am
  • 2028 9am - 10am
  • 2027 8am - 9am
Sunday, august 1
  • 2029/2030 10am - 11am
  • 2028 9am - 10am
  • 2027 8am - 9am
Tullai Field @ The St. Paul’s School
11152 Falls Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
REGISTER NOW
*Registration fee of $60 per player
Maryland Staff
Steve Settembrino
Co-director

Coach Settembrino, just named the Head Coach at St Paul’s, will be joining Predators Lacrosse as a director. Coach Settembrino coached collegiately at Mercyhurst, Binghamton and his alma mater UMBC. At Mercyhurst, Coach Settembrino helped guide the Lakers to the 2011 Division 2 National Championship.

During his playing career for the Retrievers UMBC won 
the America East Championship in 2005, 2008, 2009 
and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2007. Coach Settembrino was also named the Retriever’s Unsung Hero in 2009. Coach Settembrino grew up in Yorktown NY, a lacrosse hotbed. While at Yorktown, Coach Settembrino was a 4 year varsity letter winner, a 2003 NYS Champion, 
a two year captain and a 2004 All American.

Matt Musci
offensive coordinator, Towson University

Coach Musci, the offensive coordinator at Towson University will be joining the Predators as Youth Director. Prior to Towson Coach Musci was an offensive coordinator at Providence College, Lafayette College, St Leo University and Drexel University.

Coach Musci was a standout midfielder for Drexel University during his playing days. The all around midfielder was a captain for the Dragons and was also named to the prestigious North South Senior All Star Game. Coach Musci will bring an incredible resume to the Predators along with attention to detail and a passion for developing lacrosse players to meet and succeeded their potential. Coach Musci works very hard to establish player coach relationships and his passion for lacrosse is evident in the way he coaches on the field.

Rick Brocato
head coach, Towson High School

Coach Brocato is the current head coach at Towson High School. A true teacher of the game, Coach Brocato values relationships with his players as well as developing players of all ages through the fundamentals. Coach Brocato spent 17 seasons at St Paul’s as the varsity head coach.

Under his leadership Coach Brocato has a program high 241 wins, made the MIAA A Conference playoffs 15 times and won the MIAA A conference championship in 2010. At St Paul’s Coach Brocato coached 47 All Americans and 3 Maryland Kelly Award Winners. Coach Brocato is currently a 7th grade science teacher at St Paul’s, he values relationships and stresses the importance of coaching the game of lacrosse the right way. Coach Brocato’s value to the Predators Lacrosse program cannot be measured.

Trey Whitty
athletic director, St Paul’s

Coach Whitty is the current Athletic Director at St Paul’s. He was a 1999 graduate of St Paul’s and continued his playing career at the University of Virginia. At Virginia, Coach Whitty was a 4-year letter winner with the lacrosse program. In 2003 Coach Whitty was a Captain on the Cavaliers 2003 National Championship team.

He earned All American Honors and won the teams “Unsung Hero” award. Coach Whitty continued his playing career in the MLL for several years after college. Coach Whitty was a 6-year defensive coordinator at McDonogh guiding the Eagles to the MIAA championship in 2016. Coach Whitty was named Assistant Coach of the Year at McDonogh in 2011 & 2016. Coach Whitty has been the St Paul’s Head Coach for the past 4 seasons. Coach Whitty coaches with passion and is a true teacher of the game of lacrosse. Coach Whitty stresses fundamentals, identifies the strengths of players and plays to his team’s strengths. Being a top coach in the area, Coach Whitty is a homerun for the Predators Lacrosse Program.

Mitch Whiteley
Assistant coach, Preds Varsity

Mitch Whiteley who was head coach at St. Paul’s (Md.) from 1989 to 1994 then again from 2000 to 2005, currently is serving as assistant coach on the varsity staff. Whiteley won championships in 1991, 1992 and 2004 for the Crusaders.

Coach Whiteley works primarily with goaltenders and the list of collegiate goaltenders he has developed is outstanding. Virginia, UNC, Army, Bryant, Marquette, Loyola just in the past 10 seasons.

James Margraff
Assistant coach, Preds varsity

Coach Margraff is a graduate of McDonogh School in 2016. He was a captain and starting defender of the 2016 MIAA championship team. Coach Margraff played collegiately at Rhodes College. He was named The SAA (Southern Athletic Association) Newcomer of the year.

Coach was First Team All-SAA, SAA tournament MVP in 2019 and Team MVP in 2020. Coach Margraff was a captain of the Rhodes team his Junior and Senior year. Coach Margraff is currently an assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach and 5th grade math teacher at McDonogh School. Coach Margraff’s experience and character is a huge asset to the Predators and we are excited to have him aboard working with our teams.

Dan Cocchi
Coach

-3x AA at Towson

-Conference Defensive Player of the Year

-Towson Hall Of Fame

-11 yr MLL Pro

-2x MLL All-star

-9 years D1 Coach (7 Towson, 2 Rutgers), top defensive and man-down units every year

-Coached NUMEROUS All Americans, Conference Players of the Year, All-Conference Players

-Coached numerous HS and Youth programs in NY, FL and MD

-Resides in Lutherville, MD with wife and 3 boys

Kevin Benzing
Coach

-Played High school at Mount St Joe

-Starting Goalie at Quinnipiac University for 4 years

-Captain at Quinnipiac

-Current Defensive Coordinator at St Paul’s, this is his 9th year

Nick Delbene
Coach

-High School All American at Yorktown High school in NY

-4-time letter winning midfielder/Attackman at Towson University

Justin Bowman
Coach
  • Played for St. Mary’s HS in Annapolis
  • Played at the University of North Carolina. While at UNC, Bowman was recognized as a 2x All American, 2x All ACC and a 2x All ACC Tournament selection. Bowman was also named Freshman of the Year and Team Captain & MVP in his senior year at UNC.
  • During his 4 years at UNC, Bowman finished his career with over 100 points ranking as one of the top midfielders all-time at UNC. Bowman also ranks among the Top 15 all-time in Face-off win percentage.
  • Bowman was a member of the 1996 USA Under 19 World Championship team.
Benin Bembry
Coach
  • UMBC Lacrosse (2007-2010)
  • Howard Community College Offensive Coordinator (2014-2018)
  • Camp Cobbossee Director of Lacrosse (2011-2013)
  • US Lacrosse Level II Certified Coach
  • Sauce Lacrosse, Founder
Andy Hilgartner
Co-Director

Coach Hilgartner has over twenty years of experience as a high school lacrosse coach. He is currently the head coach at McDonogh School (MD). Coach Hilgartner had prior coaching jobs with Severn School, Woodberry Forest, St. Mary’s HS and Sewickley Academy. He was named the Midwest Coach of the Year in 1997 and the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2010. Hilgartner was a coach in the 1998 North-South game and also coached in the US Lacrosse Champion All-American game in 2011.

We are predators Lacrosse

Founded by three of the most decorated and respected players in Westchester lacrosse, the Predators take deep pride in providing a first-class experience unlike any other.

We’re thrilled to be expanding the Predator’s program to Maryland. Get registered for tryouts and get ready to bring your game to the next level.