Keith Euker, entering his fifth season at the helm of the McDaniel Men’s Lacrosse Program is joining the Rock Lacrosse program as Co-Head Coach of Rock 2021 — Maryland. Coach Euker joins the 2021 staff with incumbent Head Coach Brendan Mundorf — US Lacrosse HOF 2017, 2X Team USA, 2X USILA All American 7X MLL and NLL veteran — all pro in both leagues. Coach Euker has previous coaching stints at Denison and University of Michigan. A lacrosse student athlete and graduate of Loyola University and Loyola Blakefield; Coach Euker’s addition to the staff bolsters 2021 team efforts, at a critical stage in that classes journey in their development.
“The addition of Coach Euker to the 2021 tracks with our coaching organizational strategies which includes utilizing existing members of the NCAA coaching community on our staff at the High School level. Under the new recruiting rules the Sophomore season is becoming a true table setter for our players development as ELITE high school athletes and in their development as future NCAA student-athletes and hence we are excited about Coach Euker’s addition to the staff.”, says Kevin Mayer — Executive Director — Rock Lacrosse.
Trey Whitty, entering his 2nd season as Head Coach of St. Paul’s School will assume the role of Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Rock Program, overseeing efforts for both the Maryland and Pennsylvania locations. Prior accepting the position at his alma mater, St. Paul’s, Coach Whitty was an Assistant Coach with McDonogh School and Athletic Director as St. Mary’s High School. Coach Whitty played collegiate lacrosse at the University of Virginia (a member of the 2003 national championship team) and also played Major League Lacrosse.
“The Rock Program began efforts three years ago to align dedicated resources to support the continued development of our coaching staff while providing our players resources, outside of what they are learning at our camps, practices and clinics, important to their development”, comments George Parks COO — Rock Lacrosse, “our current generation of coaches and players benefit immensely from dedicated resources to support not only what they are teaching and learning on the field, but what they have access to in the forms of instructional content and classroom level instruction. Rock began a search in early 2017 to find the right candidate to fill this role and sometime around the spring we connected with Coach Whitty and there was instant synergy with our program goals and his interests in contributing to the development of players at the club lacrosse level. It is a big addition to our staff and one that will deliver long-term benefit to the Rock Lacrosse program”, ends Parks.
Rock Lacrosse will be holding tryouts for our Fall 2018/Summer 2019 teams on August 5th and 12th at St. Paul’s School — Brooklandville, Maryland and on August 19th and 26 at Red Rose Arena — Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Rock will be evaluation players for roster positions on 2026, 2025, 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 teams. Visit the Rock Lacrosse website — www.rocklacrosse.net to learn more about our program and upcoming tryouts.
About Rock Lacrosse
Founded in 2005 Rock Lacrosse has been providing advanced skills development platform and club teams for youth and high school players in the Mid Atlantic. Rock’s core mission is focused solely on putting our players into a competitive and challenging development journey that will lead to tangible improvement and comprehensive student athlete development.
Rock’s youth focus is to provide middle school lacrosse players a platform that will teach them fundamental core skills required to develop at an advanced level, while preparing them to become impact high school lacrosse players.
Our high school focus is to prepare our players to play NCAA lacrosse while supporting advanced player development and advisement on the recruiting process.
Rock offers skills development/team platforms for 3rd thru 5th grade lacrosse players, and club team platforms for 6th thru 11th grade student athletes.
Rock Lacrosse development journey and proven to deliver tangible results, our players are consistently recognized at the high school level and over 90% of Rock high school players move onto as student-athletes to NCAA programs. Last season Rock Lacrosse had over 185 players on NCAA DI, DII, DIII rosters.