“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.