The North American Club Lacrosse Championship Club Team Spotlight: Dukes LC
Duke’s (PA) Lacrosse Club Historical bio:
Since 1998, We are a special group of people and players. Each player is Hand Picked and Selected for both his Lacrosse Talent and Skills Sets as well as WHO he is as a PERSON. A Duke’s player is an Individual of High Moral Integrity representing the Values not only of our Duke’s Organization but also those of his Family, School, Church and Community.
Being a Member of the Duke’s Elite High School All-Star Team asks players to Pledge themselves to a Higher Accountability that Demands they be a Better Person then they are a player through example and a standard of conduct at all times.
A Duke’s player Represents all aspects of his Lacrosse Experience including Tradition, Sportsmanship, Community and so much more. He must be willing to Live up to this Mission Statement in Deed and Thoughts and let it Guide him as a player and person. He must be willing to Challenge himself IN THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE FIELD even when he doesn’t think it’s possible so he can ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE with his GRADES and ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE in his PLAY while always reaching Inwardly for a Deep Reservoir of HEART and DETERMINATION to Guide him.
Former Springfield High School and Lebanon Valley College lacrosse player. His coaching background includes: Springfield High School, Strath Haven High School, Marple Newtown, West Chester East, and Interboro. Coach Helm is the Head Coach of the Duke’s Elite HS.
Jason Christmas-Associate Duke’s Elite Head Coach
Former Lower Merion High School and Villanova University lacrosse player. Former Lower Merion High School Assistant Lacrosse Coach. Former Ashbee Lacrosse U15 coach. Current Duke’s Elite High School Lacrosse Club Associate Head Coach — Defensive Coordinator. Head Talent Scout
Team Administrator & Social Media manager.
Bruce Vosburg-Offensive Coordinator Duke’s Elite
Former Henderson HS and University of Delaware lacrosse player. Former Captain and MVP University of Delaware, 1976. Founder of Unionville Recreation Association Boys and Girls lacrosse programs. Founder Unionville High School and Patton Middle School boys lacrosse programs. Former Unionville HS Head Coach 1980–1992. Current volunteer assistant coach at UHS since 2005.
Sean Evan-Duke’s Elite & Duke’s Nationals offensive coordinator
Former attack/midfielder at West Chester Henderson/Duke’s LC (06). Led W.C. Henderson to two Suburban League Championships. He was selected 3x First Team All-Suburban (Ches-mont), 2x First Team All-Area and All-State, and earned U.S. Lacrosse All-American Honors in his senior year. Evans was also the Suburban League MVP, All-Area Player of the Year, and was selected to the U.S. Lacrosse Senior Showcase in St. Louis, Missouri. He stands first in Henderson history with 326 career points. He attended Towson University before transferring to St. Joseph’s University in 2007. As a sophomore he faced-off and played on the first midfield line. Coach Evans then moved to attack and led the team in scoring/points in his junior and senior years. At Saint Joseph’s Coach Evans was a captain, and was named Offensive Player of the Year as junior and Most Valuable Player as a senior. Currently Coach Evans is an assistant Coach at West Chester Henderson.
Rick Smith-Duke’s Elite Defensive Coordinator
Former 2001 Wissahickon High School Graduate; Former Assistant Coach Hatboro Horsham 2002–2008; Former Assistant Coach Methacton 2009; Head Coach North Penn HS 2010-current; Special Education Teacher at North Penn.
Pat Harner-Duke’s Elite Defensive Coordinator
Archbishop Spaulding, MD grad, Former St. Joseph’s University captain, former Asst. Coach at Wesley College.
Website link: www.thedukeslacrosse.com
DUKE’S SOCIAL MEDIA handles
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/121606447865345/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thedukeslc/