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Lacrosse

Billed as “the fastest game on two feet,” the St. Laurence lacrosse program began in 2010. It emphasizes academics over athletics, and all players are expected to excel in the classroom and on the
field. Lacrosse is an action-packed sport that requires endurance, speed, and quickness, but athletes of all ability levels are able to play. The lacrosse program competes at the fresh-soph and varsity
levels. Since its inception, the program continues to grow in numbers and success. The coaches and student-athletes are striving to make STL the premier lacrosse program on the Southside.

HEAD COACH

Coach Pat Gaeger heads Viking Lacrosse after serving as associate head coach of the men’s lacrosse team at Robert Morris University, where he helped lead the team from a sub .500 record to back-to-back conference titles. Gaeger also served as an admissions counselor at RMU.
Born and raised in Elk Grove Village, Gaeger graduated from Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights. In high school, he was a three-year varsity starter at the goalie position, a two-time All-Conference selection, an All-State selection and part of Team Illinois. Gaeger then played at Adrian College, where he won three conference championships and made three national tournament appearances during his stint in goal.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE

  • 15 NHS members, 3 NHS officers and 4 Student Council Officers in the past 5 years

VIKINGS PLAYING IN COLLEGE

  • 2013 Grad: Carmen Scuito, University of Illinois
  • 2014 Grads: Erik Butzen , St. Ambrose University; Dan Curley, Elmhurst College; Bryce Foulk, Robert Morris University; Jeff Sadecki, Robert Morris University
  • 2015 Grads: Dom Delfavero, Iowa State University; John Gould, Grand Valley State University; Brendan Lange, Johnson and Wales University; Kevin Lipman, Elmhurst College; Tom Lyons, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • 2016 Grads: Paul Petan, Illinois State University; Mark Polchan, Carthage College; Chris Wetzel, University of Louisville