“Whether I am teaching someone new to the sport or the next All-American, I care about their personal development. I want them to walk away with a greater mental appreciation for the game and the physical awareness to execute new skills. I also want them to understand that you must have passion and work hard in order to succeed, regardless of the task in front of them.”
Widely regarded as one of the smartest players in the history of lacrosse, Ryan was one of the most dominant field generals in the sport. His uncanny understanding of the game and ability to elevate the play of his teammates enabled his teams to win championships at every level of play. He graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Psychology in 2004 and now dedicates his professional life to passing along the wisdom he has accrued to the next generation of players.
US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame Class of 2019
“We feel a responsibility to make a positive and professional impact on the game and its culture. In addition to exceptional event experiences, we are committed to offering young lacrosse players the most valuable educational opportunity possible- to study from committed teachers and role models who teach what they do.”
Rob has been a leader in education throughout his life and his vision has shaped Trilogy Lacrosse since its founding. He grew up as a multi-sport athlete in Baltimore, captained Gilman’s State Championship Team in 2000, and was a midfielder on Princeton’s 2001 National Championship Team. He draws inspiration from his late father—one of the game’s all-time greats—who was his mentor on and off the field.
Rob seeks to inspire young people to find their passion and realize their potential. He has been involved in a wide range of educational programs designed to create transformative experiences. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 2004 with a B.A in Politics and holds an M.A. from Columbia University in South Asian Religious Studies.
Past Educational Leadership
“Lacrosse has been a key part of my life for the last 20 years and has opened up countless opportunities for me. The leadership traits and teamwork lessons I learned at a young age from my lacrosse mentors both on and off the field have been invaluable throughout my career. I am excited to be part of an organization that teaches not only the right way to play the game, but focuses on developing well-rounded student athletes.”
Jimmy was born and raised in Shoreham, a town in Long Island, New York that has developed a strong lacrosse culture. Jimmy grew up playing lacrosse and eventually attended the United States Military Academy, where he was a 3-year starting attackman under the leadership of head coach Jack Emmer. Upon graduation, Jimmy began his service in the Army as a Field Artillery officer based out of Fort Hood, Texas. Over his military career, he served in various Field Artillery and Operations roles all over the globe.
After seven years of service, Jimmy left the Army and entered the NYU Stern School of Business where he completed their program and received his MBA in 2011. Following a passion of his, he started his career in education as a Business Operations Manager at Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. After running the operations of a high performing elementary school in the Bronx, he moved onto a larger scale facilities and operations management role overseeing the day-to-day facilities management of all 22 schools within the Success Academy network.
A fun fact about Jimmy is that he and his father started the Faceoff Lacrosse Yearbook, an annual preseason preview magazine of the college lacrosse landscape. Jimmy and his father started the magazine in 1994 by cold calling college coaches for up to date information about their respective teams and their upcoming seasons. Jimmy was in charge of locating and organizing stats from previous seasons as well as writing previews for many colleges, a far more complicated task in 1994 than it is today.
Jimmy now lives in New Jersey with his wife Morgan and son Anthony.
“Lacrosse has given me so much; an opportunity to obtain an excellent education, lifelong friends and a chance to see the world. My passion is to grow the sport by teaching young players both on and off the field. I am proud to be a Partner at Trilogy Lacrosse because of our team’s shared commitment to getting the most out of each and every player and running the best lacrosse events in the world.”
Beginning as an offensive midfielder in high school, Mitch Belisle switched to long pole defense at Cornell University. By his senior year in 2007, he led Cornell to the Final Four as a captain, earned 1st team All America honors, and was named the Division I Defenseman of the Year. Mitch’s versatility has enabled him to compete as a member of Team USA and in the MLL and NLL and over a decade, playing both short stick and long pole defense. Mitch’s vast understanding of all aspects of the game coupled with his work ethic and charisma enable him to thrive as a teacher on the field. He earned a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2007.
“I am very fortunate to have found the game of lacrosse and even luckier to have had such great coaches and teammates. Some of the best moments of my life have happened either on a lacrosse field or because of the sport.
The game of lacrosse has given me a lot in life, so I am excited about the opportunity to join an organization focused on giving back to the sport and teaching the next generation of players the right way to play it. All of the coaches I had when I was growing up instilled in me a love and respect for the game that I hope to pass down to every young player I work with at Trilogy.”
Kevin didn’t pick up a lacrosse stick until the 8th grade and hasn’t put it down since. He was a two sport athlete in high school playing football and lacrosse. One great team followed another, and Kevin’s lacrosse season ended in the championship game for seven years straight. His championship record was 5-2, culminating with captaining the 2009 Division III National Championship team at SUNY Cortland. He graduated cum laude from SUNY Cortland in 2009 with a bachelor’s in Sport Management. He made the Deans List 5 of his 8 semesters.
After college, Kevin worked in the events industry planning charity fundraisers for professional athletes, as well as the on-site sponsor activation for a PGA golf tournament. Before joining Trilogy, he was planning events for a company in the optical industry. Kevin has been coaching at camps and clinics for over 15 years.
Kevin lives in Westfield, NJ with his wife, two sons, and dog.
2X Division III National Champion at SUNY Cortland 2006 & 2009
Team Captain 2009
2X Division III National Runner Up 2007 & 2008
3X Virginia AAA State Champion at Oakton High School 2003, 2004, 2005
Team Captain 2005
“I have been around the game of lacrosse since high school and have seen the positive impact the sport has had on my friends, my family and me. I am thrilled to be working at Trilogy Lacrosse and excited to be a part of the team.”
Camellia played lacrosse at Yorktown High School, graduated from Colgate University, and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. She worked on Wall Street for twenty years at firms including First Chicago, Chase Securities and Citigroup. After the corporate world, Camellia ran her own fitness studio, Momentum Cycling & Fitness, for four years. For the past six years, she has worked at the social media agency Streambank Media.
Camellia has resided in Summit, NJ for over twenty years where she lives with her husband, Ron and her three boys Jordan, Jake and Jack. All three of her boys are active athletes who play lacrosse, hockey and football. When she is not on the sidelines cheering on her boys, she enjoys reading and cooking.
“I am very thankful to have been introduced to the game of lacrosse by a family friend at a young age. It has given me a lot of great memories, teammates and friends over the years. Lacrosse involves different aspects from several sports and that is what made it so attractive to me. I was fortunate enough to play the sport in college and continue to enjoy coaching the game I love.
I am excited to join an organization focused on growing the sport of lacrosse. The entire lacrosse community is always looking for ways to grow the game and Trilogy has done that in various ways. Before joining the company, I had first-hand experience at a Trilogy Spring Break Training trip to Arizona and am excited to join the team.”
Andrew began playing lacrosse in 4th grade in Randolph, NJ. After the team needed a goalie and no one volunteered, Andrew gave it a shot and has played goalie ever since. He was a two-sport athlete at Newark Academy high school from 2005-2008 playing lacrosse and soccer. He was part of the soccer team that won the Non-Public B title his senior year. In lacrosse, he played goalie and was a member of the varsity team for three seasons, helping lead the team to the Essex County and Non-Public B semifinals his senior season. He then continued to Drew University from 2009-2013 where he started his senior year. After playing, Andrew coached the Chatham High School freshman lacrosse team in 2014 before returning to coach at his alma mater, Newark Academy, as a varsity assistant from 2015-19.
Andrew is joining the company after spending nine years at Sirius Satellite Radio as an associate producer on Mad Dog Sports Radio. He also works part time at CBS Sports and has previously worked at MLB Advanced Media, FOX Sports and AOL in various roles. Additionally, he wrote and conducted radio broadcasts for a lacrosse website titled In Lacrosse We Trust where he covered the MLL and NCAA.
Andrew grew up in Randolph, NJ and currently lives in Cranford, NJ with his fiancée and cat Ollie.
“Lacrosse has always been a constant in my life no matter where in the world I have been. I have seen firsthand the ability of the game to bridge cultural divides and bring a group of strangers together as a community and turn into a family. Over the years I’ve also had the opportunity to play and grow the game around the globe in places such as Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and China and am excited to see where it reaches next.
I am excited to join the Trilogy Lacrosse team to work with a group who shares the same love and vision for the game. I also look forward to growing and strengthening the lacrosse community through the variety of events and services Trilogy offers.”
Heeral began playing lacrosse in Somerset, New Jersey in 7th grade before his family moved to Pennsylvania. Upon graduating Methacton High School, Heeral continued his playing career at Lock Haven University where he was a member of the Bald Eagles club team. After transitioning away from the game during his time in the Army, Heeral returned to the sport as an assistant at his high school alma mater before moving overseas to China.
Heeral served as a Camp Director at Camp Greenwoods in Beijing, China where he was in charge of bringing American-style summer camps to the Far East. He also coached with Beimei Lacrosse (a local youth club in Beijing), eventually incorporating lacrosse programming into his full-time roles at Camp Greenwoods and later World Strides. Most recently, Heeral served as the Behavioral Lead and Experiential Learning Director at Beijing Field Studies. He returned to the United States in early 2022 where he joined the Trilogy team as Operations Manager.
Heeral currently lives in Chatham, NJ with his dog Digby and is the reigning Beijing Backyard Chili Cook Off People’s Champ.
Bryn Mawr Assistant Athletic Director & Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Molly graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2016 and was a four year starter in goal, Division I Third Team All-American and Patriot League Tournament MVP her senior year. She has served in various roles that have prepared her to take on the responsibilities to help lead Bryn Mawr Athletics, including as the Pennsylvania Regional Director and Goalie Program Director at Ultimate Lacrosse, Program Director for MetroLacrosse (now known as Harlem Lacrosse), professional women’s lacrosse player for Upstate Pride as well as a member of Athletes Unlimited, and assistant lacrosse coach at Loyola University.
At Loyola Maryland: Four-year letter winner for the Greyhounds who played in 83 games from 2013-16 … led Loyola to four NCAA Tournament appearances and three Patriot League championships … authored .479 save percentage with 664 saves while registering 8.70 goals against average … also tallied 164 ground balls with 48 caused turnovers in career … ranked second in NCAA Division I with .517 save percentage as a junior … tallied 180 saves in 2015, good for fourth in the nation … posted .519 save percentage during senior season, which ranked sixth in the country … two-time All-Patriot League honoree, including First-Team status as a senior … also named to All-Patriot League Second Team during junior campaign … honored as Most Valuable Player at 2016 Patriot League Tournament … one of six goalkeepers in Loyola history with 500 or more saves … stands third in program history on Greyhounds’ career saves list … holds eighth place in career goals against average at Loyola.
“When I was growing up, I did not have access to the best coaches. Much of what I know about lacrosse came from hard work, a passion for the game, and lots of trial and error. Now that I am a coach, my goal is to impart that same passion into each and every player I work with. I believe that with a love of the game and hard work, every player can improve, no matter what their skill level. Trilogy camps find a perfect balance between one on one tutoring, and full team coaching. At Trilogy I have the ability to not only work with players individually on the finer points of the game, but I can also help players through the more complex team concepts that are vital to becoming a successful teammate and a well rounded lacrosse player.”
Joe Banno arrived at Haverford College in 2009 as a freshmen goalie, and after an impressive fall ball performance, he earned the starting nod. Joe started all four years while at Haverford, leading the team to it’s first ever victory in a Centennial Conference Championship, and to two NCAA post-season appearances including a trip to the Quarterfinals. Joe was a three-time All-Centennial Conference player and a two-time All-American.
After graduating from Haverford, Joe entered the MLL when he was acquired by the Rochester Rattlers just before the start of the 2013 season. He saw he saw significant playing time in the first game of the season, registering 14 saves on only 5 goals against. From that point on Joe was a regular on the Rattlers’ game roster. At the start of the 2014 MLL season Joe joined the Chesapeake Bayhawks, where he was an active member of the practice squad. After graduating with a BA in History, Joe went on to become a middle school teacher. He has coaching experience at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels.
As a goalie, Joe has an in depth understanding of team defensive schemes and one-on-one defense, as well as an extensive knowledge of complex offensive sets. Joe’s knowledge of all aspects of the game enables him to work with players from all positions and skill levels.
· MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks Goalie 2014
· MLL Rochester Rattlers Goalie 2013
· 2x All-American at Haverford College 2011 & 2012
· 2012 USILA Scholar All-American
· 3x All Centennial Conference
· USILA Division III North/South Classic Senior All-Star Game Participant
· 2012 Gregory Kannerstein ’63 Award Winner by the Haverford College Athletic Department for the individual who has brought distinction to the entire athletic program
· Haverford Men’s Lacrosse Career Record: Most Wins (41)
· Haverford Men’s Lacrosse Career Record: Goals Against Average (7.89)
· Haverford Men’s Lacrosse Single Season Record: Most Wins (13)
“I play lacrosse because I love it—the speed, the intensity, the teamwork, the sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes when success is achieved over and through adversity. At Trilogy Lacrosse, we approach the teaching and coaching of lacrosse with the same passion and commitment to excellence that we bring to our play. Nowhere else can you find a community of lacrosse players and coaches so dedicated to the singular values of the game.”
During his career Matt was among the most elite class of lacrosse players in the world. At his peak he was widely considered the best midfielder in the game. His unique combination of athleticism, versatility, and intelligence set him apart as a dynamic playmaker and offensive force. A champion at every level of the game, Matt set professional records in All Star appearances and games played, while compiling one of the most impressive statistical careers for a midfielder ever. His vast knowledge and passion for the game of lacrosse distinguish him as a Trilogy instructor. His energy is contagious and quickly picked up by his players. When not coaching lacrosse, Matt can be found playing pick-up basketball in high school gyms across America. He earned a BA in English from Princeton University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.
US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame Class of 2019