RISING SONS TRAINING:
Adam Mueller- 18yr MLL player/coach, 5 world titles
High School: St Joseph’s HS, Metuchen NJ, Captain, NJ State Scoring Leader; MVP N/S Game
College: Michigan State University, Captain (2 years), All Conference (4 years), Conference Player of the Year, Received invitation to try out for US National Field Team (1998).
Professional Experience in the MILL and NLL:
- 11 year player in MILL and NLL with Philadelphia Wings, Baltimore Thunder, Albany Attack and Detroit Turbos (Assistant Captain)
- 2x World Champion as a Player; Selected to All Star Team
- 1x World Champion as the Offensive Coach for Philadelphia Wings
- 8 year Head Coach — Philadelphia Wings, Minnesota Swarm, NY Titans – only Head coach in NLL History to lead 3 teams to playoffs; NLL Coach of the Year in 2008 with NY Titans.
- Coached and developed more American born field players than any other NLL coach.
- Developed instructional model for all ages of development for youth lacrosse organizations.
- Led Avon Grove Youth to first CCLA Championship.
- Coached age groups from U-7 through pro level at the town, club and regional levels including Avon Grove Youth, Penn Star, Philly Fever, Old School Lacrosse and Mesa Fresh.
- Developed off season skill sessions curriculums that trains players in both Canadian Box and American field skills to play faster and more efficiently each time they step on the field.
- Trains players in box/field hybrid team systems needed at the college level.
Team USA Indoor:
PJ Finley - Notre Dame - Face Off Specialist
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Played in three games ... picked up one ground ball ... made his Fighting Irish debut in the 19-7 season-opening victory at Jacksonville ... went 1-of-2 in faceoffs and scooped up a ground ball versus the Dolphins ... also saw time in wins over Virginia (18-9) and Robert Morris (15-5) ... was 2-of-3 in faceoffs versus Robert Morris.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Spent a post-graduate year at Lawrenceville where he tallied 27 goals and five assists ... rated as the 19th-best post-graduate player in his class according to Inside Lacrosse ... 2013 First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League ... a three-year letter winner in lacrosse and football at Malvern Prep ... ranked as the 12th-best faceoff specialist by ESPN during his senior season ... 2010 Inter-Ac champion in lacrosse ... two-year starter at running back and also played linebacker/safety at Malvern Prep ... two-time Inter-AC champion in football (2009 & 2011) ... football team captain as a senior ... lettered in wrestling (171 lbs.) as a junior ... appeared on the honor roll throughout his time at Malvern Prep and Lawrenceville ... son of Paul and Liz Finley ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business ... has a 3.022 cumulative GPA.
College Playing Experience:
- Anne Arundel CC., Maryland
- Pfeiffer University, North Carolina
- 2002 Deep South All-Conference Team
- 2002 Most Valuable Player
- 2002 Team Captain
- 2002 Team Points Leader
- 2002 NCAA Top 20 in Total Points
- 2002 Deep South All-Conference Academic Team
Professional Playing Experience:
- 2004-2005 Anaheim Storm, National Lacrosse League (NLL)
- Oldest rookie to ever make a NLL team
- 2011 - Current -Assistant Coach & Program Coordinator, Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA
- 2013 - Current -Head & Program Training Coach, Rising Sons Lacrosse Club, Philadelphia, PA
- 2012- 2013 Head & Program Training Coach, Militia Lacrosse Club, Malvern, PA
- 2010- 2012 Head Coach & Training Director, Old School Lacrosse Club, Haverford, PA
- 2009-2013 Head & Program Training Coach, Fever Lacrosse Club, Haverford, PA
Coaching and Team Accolades:
- 2014- Inter-Ac High School Invitational Champions- Malvern Preparatory School, PA
- 2014- Inter-Ac High School League Champions- Malvern Preparatory School, PA
- 2013- Inter-Ac High School League Co-Champions, Malvern Preparatory School, PA
Steve Holmes- Owner Fusion Lacrosse/ Defensive Coordinator at Malvern/Player- NY Lizards
Gary Mercadante- Head Coach Delaware Valley College