Lacrosse Camp Staff

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Andrew Fink - Owner and Director of Boys Camp

Andrew Fink directs the XCEL Lacrosse Summer Boys Lacrosse Camp.   He is currently in his 14th year as the Mount Ida College men’s lacrosse head coach and 15th year with the program overall.

 

Andrew has compiled an overall record of 140-68 and has led the Mustangs to eight conference championships, two of them since the Mustangs joined the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in 2011. In 2015, Fink led the Mustangs to an 11-5 record, including a ten-game winning streak, and helped them reach the GNAC championship game for the fourth time in five years. That game marked the eleventh season in which Fink and the Mustangs appeared in their conference title game, as they made seven appearances in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship, winning six straight between 2004 and 2009.

In the spring of 2017 Andrew was appointed the General Manager of the Boston Storm.  The Storm are one of four professional women's lacrosse teams playing in the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX).

 

Andrew has extensive lacrosse camp experince having worked numerous camps over the years and also owning and directing his own camp (BIG 3 Lacrosse Camps) that operated on the campus of St. Andrews School.  

aefink@mountida.edu

KK Villareal - Girls Camp Director

KK Villareal joins the XCEL staff as director of our girls lacrosse camp at St. Andrew's School.  KK currently plays professionally for the Boston Storm of the United Women's Lacrosse League.  

 

KK graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.  She was an attacker and team captain for the DII Hawks.  In her college career, she assisted the Hawks in making the Northeast-10 Championships and the NCAA Championships.  KK received numerous college accolades that includes:  the 2013 Synapse Sports All-America All-Rookie squad, selections to the 2013 NE-10 2nd Team All-Conference Team, the 2013 NE-10 All-Rookie Team, the 2014 NE-10 1st Team All-Conference, the 2014 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse College Association (IWLCA) North All-Region 2nd Team, the 2015 NE-10 2nd Team All-Conference Team, the 2016 NE-10 2nd Team All-Conference Team and the 2016 IWLCA North-South Squad.  She also earned numerous NE-10 “Rookie of the Week” & “Player of the Week” honors. 

As a graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI, KK earned many lacrosse accolades in her high school career that includes: Brine National Lacrosse Classic HS Underclassmen All-American, two-timeUS Lacrosse Academic All-American, RI All-State, four-time NEPSWLA All-Star, two-time EIL All-Star, EIR co-MVP in her senior year, earned four varsity letters and was a team captain in her senior year.  She finished her HS career by setting the Abbey's career scoring record with 279 goals.  KK coaches HS and Youth players for the club and during camps, clinics and private lessons. 

Nicole Poli - Girls Camp Assistant Director

Nicole Poli is the Director of Women's Lacrosse for XCEL.  Nicole plays professional lacrosse for the Boston Storm of the United Women's Lacrosse League and is the  Head Coach of the Mount Ida College women's lacrosse team and women's field hockey program. Since her hire, the women's lacrosse program has made the quarterfinal round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in six out of the last seven seasons.

 

Poli was the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Western New England University (WNEU) for the 2012 season. Poli, who is a 2011 graduate of Western New England University and a four year player for both the women's lacrosse and soccer programs, earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, while also focusing on a minor in Coaching.

While at Western New England, Poli was a four-time member of the ECAC Division III New England All Star First Team, the IWLCA All-Berkshire Region Second Team, and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) First Team.

She was named CCC Defensive Player of the Year three consecutive times and was twice the Western New England Coca Cola Female Athlete of the Year.

 

In her Senior season for the Golden Bears, Poli was named ECAC Division III New England Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to participate in the NCAA Division III North-South Senior All Star Game. 

As a freshman, Poli was a member of the Womenslacrosse.com Division III All-Rookie Team, and was the NCAA Division III leader in caused turnovers (85 in 21 games, 4.05 avg.). She holds national records in caused turnovers both for a season and for a career.

Peri West - Girls Coach

A Boston, Massachusetts native, West is in her first season as the head coach at Thomas College.  She spent the last four years as the head coach at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She started the Hendrix program - the first collegiate women's lacrosse program in Arkansas - from scratch. After spending the 2013 season recruiting, the Warriors posted back-to-back 4-10 seasons in 2014 and 2015 and an 8-8 mark in 2016.

In three seasons at Hendrix, West coached six All-Southern Athletic Association second team selections and 10 honorable mentions.

West also guided the launch of the varsity program at former North Atlantic Conference (NAC) member Mount Ida College. In three years of varsity competition, West guided the Mustangs to a 21-26 record and three consecutive trips to the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament. West coached eight All-GNAC and the league's 2012 Defensive Player of the Year and 2012 Rookie of the Year while at Mount Ida.

At Mount Ida, West also served several administrative roles. She was the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs for two years, the Assistant to the Athletic Director for a year and the Senior Woman Administrator for a year.

West spent three seasons as an assistant coach for her alma mater Wheaton College. She helped the Lyons to a fifth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament title game in 2006.

In 2005, West was the junior varsity lacrosse coach at Weston High School.  In 2004 West lived in Gloucestershire, England and coached three high school teams at the Westonbirt School for girls.

While playing for Wheaton, West was named team captain twice and helped capture the program's first two NEWMAC titles. She started in 68 games during her career, missing just one game. West helped the Lyons to a 20-4 mark in NEWMAC games and advance to the NCAA Tournament twice. In her senior season, West led the team to the NCAA Division III national quarterfinals. She totaled 53 goals and 23 assists for 76 points during her career as a midfielder and was twice named first team All-NEWMAC.

West graduated from Wheaton in 2004 with a degree in philosophy.  She earned her master's degree in sports management with a concentration in coaching from Lasell College in 2015.

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