Welcome-Meet the Coaches

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Updated Wednesday April 25, 2018 by Empire Elite Lacrosse.


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Who we are:  Empire elite is a program designed to provide high level development, growth and exposure to young lacrosse players.  Our world class coaches offer technical and motivational expertise to your children.  

What we do: We will expose your child to ELITE level coaching and competition.  We will travel to one local tournament and one non-local tournament.  In addition, your child will compete with other local select and travel programs.  Your child will leave our program feeling more confident as a lacrosse player, and more dedicated to excellence.


Why we are different:  Our past experiences have given us high level connections with many college programs and coaches. Having played at the ELITE Division Level, Team USA, MLL, All Star teams we have been coached at the highest level.  Our goal is to transfer that knowledge to your son through interactive coaching and game time experience.  At Empire lacrosse we believe that each child is different, and accordingly each child needs to be coached differently.  Over the 16 practices we will get to know your son and find the best way to effectively improve his individual skills.  We have more practices than other select programs and we include all tournament fees with your tuition.    Come join us and feel the experience!


Doug Shanahan– (Empire Program Director)

  • 2018 District 29 Champions
  • 2018 District 29 Coach of the Year
  • 2017 Western Coach of the Year
  • 2017 District 29 Coach of the Year
  • 2017 District Champions
  • Western Davie Head Lacrosse Coach-2017-Present
  • Irish National Team/Erie Team ILF 2016- Present
  • St Brendan Lacrosse Director and Head Coach
  • 2012 Miami Herald Coach of the Year
  • 2010 USL Coach Of the Year
  • 2008 Head Coach University of Illinois
  • 2x Member of Team USA
  • 2x World Champion
  • MVP of 2002 World Games
  • MLL All Star
  • NCAA 2001 Player of the Year
  • America East Player of the Year 2001
  • 1st ever Tewaraaton Winner 2001 Hofstra University


Rich Carter:

  • Empire Head Coach
  • Irish National Team Coach
  • Pine Crest Varsity Asst 2013
  • Associate Head Coach American Heritage Delray 2014-2015
  • Played at Villanova 

Chris Storrie:

  • Empire Head Coach
  • Played at St Leo University
  • Played semi pro in Australia- Chadstone Lacrosse 



Jason Robinson

  • Empire High School Head Coach
  • Western Davie Defensive coordinator 2017
  • St. Brendan Defensive coordinator 2015-2016
  • University of Miami Defensive coordinator 2015
  • American Heritage Defensive coordinator 2014
  • West Boca Head coach 2013
  • Pine Crest Varsity Defensive coach 2009-2011

Aaron Nelson

  • Asst. Coach Sylvania Southmew High School Ohio
  • Head Coach Black Swamp Club Lacrosse (U9,U11,U13) OHIO
  • Head Coach Anthony Wayne Youth Lacrosse 
  • University of Toledo
  • CPR Certified

Chelsea Meerbach: Empire Girls Program Director 

  • Head Coach, Franklin & Marshall College club lacrosse team (2012) 
  • Asst. Coach, Haverford College (2012) 
  • Private Goalie Coach (2010-2012) 
  • Head Coach, Lancaster Country Day School (2010) 
  • Goalkeeper Coach and Assistant Coach, Lanco Elite Lacrosse Club (2006-2010) 
  • Coach of high school indoor lacrosse team (2007, 2009) 
  • Goalkeeper Coach, F&M College summer camp (2006)
  • NCAA DIII National Champions (2007, 2009) 
  • NCAA DIII National Champions runner-up (2008) 
  • Gold Medal Keystone State Games (2004) 
  • Honorable Mention All American (2005) 
  • Honorable Mention Academic All American (2004) 
  • Lancaster league All-Star Team (2004, 2005)



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