Hudson Valley

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  • November 11, 2011

Hudson Valley Region

Registration is Open
For more information please contact Regional Director Joe Borges

Mark Hallinan
2015 Head Coach

Brett Miranda
2015 Assistant Coach

Tim Curtin
2017 Head Coach
Current Yorktown JV Assist. Coach
NoLimit Ballers 2017 Head Coach

Brian Prestro
2017 Boys Assistant Coach
Two-time letterwinner leading Yorktown to a pair of section titles …As a junior he was selected All-Section honors…He played for Hudson Valley Empire Team and was selected for their all-star team… Named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American senior year behind 67 goals and 15 assists … Earned Hudson Valley Player of the Year and named a Tri-State First-Team midfielder senior year…Attended Stony Brook for the fall 2013 semester before transferring to Penn State where he is currently entering his Junior season and will continue to be an impact midfielder coach Tambroni and the Nitney Lions

Joe Borges
2019 Head Coach
Empire State Games ’87
All-American Yorktown ’88
All-American Herkimer ’90
North-South All-Star Game ’90
Team Captain Rutgers ’92
Head Coach Croton ’95, ’96 Section 1 Coach of the Year ’96
Head Coach Ossining ’97-’99
Section1 All-American Committee
Yorktown JV Coach ’12-present Empire State Cup- Hudson Valley Regional Director

Jordan Tiger
2019 Assistant Coach

Mary Hanovich
2015 Girls Head Coach

CoHead Coach for Hudson Valley Girls 2015 team:

Gail is currently President of Section I Girls’ High School Lacrosse Association, was the 2012 NYSPHSAA Section I “Coach of the Year” award for leading the Byram Hills Girls Lacrosse Team to the sectional finals in 2012, in her first year as head coach. Prior to Byram Hills, Gail was AED head coach for John Jay HS (Cross River) from 2007-2011. This includes coaching and ad mentoring lacrosse standouts such as Casey Bocklet (Virginia), Lauren Murray (Northwestern) and Darragh Evarts (Roanoke). Gail’s ties to the local athletic community run deep. She was Athletic Director of Marymount College from 1990 to 1999 and was the Manhattanville College head coach from 1992 to 1999. In 2000 she was awarded the position of Athletic Director at Manhattanville College and held the position through 2002. Coach Lozado’s love of the game is evident by how much she has given back to the local community. She coached the Hudson Valley’s US Lacrosse U 13 and U 15 girls’ teams for 5 years, coached the Empire State Girls National Lacrosse Team and served as volunteer coach for Yorktown, NY’s youth program from 1992 to 2008. As a former college and high school official, Gail is as much an “instructor” as she is coach. As a player, Gail was captain and MVP of SUNY Cortland Women’s Lacrosse team and recently received the prestigious honor of 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee at St. John the Baptist, West Islip, NY (3 sport athlete).

Amanda Trendell
2015 Girls Assistant Coach
As a Yorktown High School graduate, Amanda has her roots in Hudson Valley Lacrosse. While at Yorktown, she earned All-American Honors and was a Captain on a team that went on to win the New York State Girls Lacrosse Championship.

Amanda continued her career at Rutgers University where she Captained and received numerous accolades including Rutgers Midfielder of the Year and Big East Weekly Honor Rolls.

Joe Frederick
2017 Girls Head Coach
As the Owner, Operator of Navajo Lacrosse, Joe brings over 30 years of experience as an Administrator, Player and Coach to the Empire State Cup Team.
As a Yorktown graduate, he was a starting defenseman on Yorktown’s 1984 New York State Championship team and an All-Section Candidate. Upon graduating, he went on the play at Division 1, Towson University.
Joe is Double Goal Coach Certified through Positive Coaching Alliance and a US Lacrosse Certified Girls Lacrosse Coach. As a Coach, he shares a passion and love for the game that is hard to match as he inspires and motivates players achieve higher levels of accomplishment. Joe is currently enjoying his experience as the head Coach of the Yorktown 8th grade travel team.

2017 Girls Assistant Coach
Jessica McDonough
Jessica McDonough
Jess graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2007 with a BS in History, minor in political science and received her masters in Social Studies Education and a Special Education Certification from Manhattanville.

At Sacred Heart she was named captain her junior and senior year, and her junior year she led the team to the program’s first ever #1 ranking in the NEC. She was named to the NEC team her junior year. She was the secretary of the Student Athletic Advisor Council her junior and senior year.

Jess has been coaching both Lacrosse and Field Hockey throughout Section 1 for the last 8 years. She is currently coaching both sports at Mahopac High School. She helped coach the 2013 and 2014 Hudson Valley National team. Jess is also involved with the Hudson Valley Youth organization as a coach and has been coaching for Westchester Elite Lacrosse for numerous years. She has a passion for coaching and loves what she does.

2019 Girls Head Coach
Brendan Curran

Coach Brendan Curran has over 30 years of lacrosse experience.

Scarsdale High School Boys Varsity – Head Coach 2014
North Salem Youth Lacrosse Girls Coach 2007 – Present
Metro Magic Lacrosse 2019 Girls Team – Assistant Coach 2014
Scarsdale High School Boys Varsity – Assistant Coach 2011-2013
North Salem High School Boys Varsity – Head Coach 2004-2011
Empire State Games Hudson Valley Team -Coach 2010
Scarsdale High School Boys Varsity – Head Coach 1994-2003
Hudson Valley Coach of the Year- 1997
First Team All SUNYAC Midfielder @ SUNY Cortland 1982
NCAA D3 National Champion Runner-Up 1980 & 1981
SUNY Cortland BA 1982
Lehman College MA 2002

About Empire State Cup

The Empire State Cup was designed in 2012 to give high school boys lacrosse players in the state of New York another opportunity to be seen and recruited playing at the highest level of competition possible.

The 2015 Cup will introduced a new format with 3 divisions for boys and girls lacrosse and a brand new 7 v 7 football division.

Lacrosse Divisions are by graduation year 2015, 2017 & 2019. Players can only play for one division, and are eligible to play up a level.

ESC now has introduced football with two divisions of 7 v 7

Graduation years 2016 & 2018.

The cup is designed to see who indeed is the best region in the Empire State.