Brian Welch

Brian developed his love for the game at an early age, playing for youth leagues in Denver. Brian was a 4-year varsity athlete in both Lacrosse and Cross Country at Cherry Creek High School. During his High School career, Brian led the team in goals and assists, received First Team All-State honors, and was selected as Team Captain. Brian was recruited to Butler University where his knowledge and passion for the game grew while competing at the Division I level. As a starting Midfielder, Brian led the team in groundballs during his Junior season. Brian was again selected as Team Captain his Senior year. However, Butler University cut the program just before the season due to funding. Brian has continued to participate in men’s club lacrosse leagues and has played in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout for over 25 years.

Coaching lacrosse has always been an easy choice for Brian as he is passionate about the sport and is thankful for any opportunity to give back to the game. Throughout his career, he has witnessed firsthand how impactful sports can be in the positive development of young athletes. Brian was lucky to have great role models as coaches that helped teach life lessons through sports. Brian strives to be that same type of role model and pass along the importance of a great work ethic, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun. Brian coached youth lacrosse teams during the summer while in High School, and each summer throughout college. He spent his final spring at Butler University coaching a local High School program as the Varsity Assistant. Brian started coaching with VVLC in 2015 and has witnessed the growth of the sport in the mountain community. As the Director of Lacrosse for VVLC, Brian is focused on continuing that growth and looks forward to sharing his love and knowledge of the game.

Tim Ivancich

My name is Tim Ivancich, Coach Tim, and I have been in the Valley for the last 3 ½ years coaching with Vail Valley Lacrosse Club. I grew up on Long Beach Island, New Jersey (the Jersey Shore) playing lacrosse since 6th grade. I played lacrosse for Southern Regional High School, 3 years on varsity, 2 A-South titles, 2013 South Jersey Group IV State Champs.

After graduating high school, I attend Ocean County Community College (OCC) for 2 ½ years and started coaching recreational lacrosse for the local team. I coached for the Stafford Recreational Lacrosse for 4 years before moving out to the Vail Valley.  OCC started a lacrosse team during my second year and I played f team the rest of my time at OCC before, transferring to Stockton University.  I moved to Vail after transferring to and graduating from Stockton University with a Degree in Sustainability

I started working for Vail Resorts managing the waste on Vail Mountain and in the Base Areas. For the last three years I have been managing the Sustainability Department at Vail Health. I really enjoy coaching and watching the boys get better at lacrosse as well as mature into young adults.

Thank you bringing your children to practice and tournaments throughout the season!!!

Let’s Go Vail Lax!!!

Tommy Trent

Born in Texas, but raised in Colorado, I lived a dynamic life of adventure since I could remember.  I tried most sports throughout my life but really found my strengths in hockey and lacrosse.  I started coaching lacrosse in the Denver area in 2016 (undefeated for two seasons), but left for the Vail Valley once we started losing (totally joking)!!  However, I did move to Eagle 4 years ago).  I have been coaching with Vail Lax for the past 4 years.

I am passionate about working with the youth and teaching them how to apply various lessons of sports to everyday life.   My goal is to help make these young athletes excel in life and have a sport they love and one day share with others. 

Outside of lacrosse, I am a NASM certified personal trainer at Endorphin in Eagle, love surf trips, snowboarding, playing guitar, getting lost in the hills and taking the neighborhood dogs on epic adventures.  I love the outdoor life and have built a career helping others experience the same. 

Erik Basch

Erik was born & raised in Grand Rapids, and has played lacrosse since the age of 9. He continued his lacrosse career through grade school into high school.  During High School, Erik and his team won 2 state championships, and was a state runner up his senior year (close game thought!).  Erik then committed to play lacrosse at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he continued to grow & refine his view & love for the game.  Upon graduation, Erik moved to the Vail Valley where he has lived for 2 years.  Erik loves living here and is not planning on leaving any time soon!   Erik started coaching for Vail Valley Lacrosse Club in the Spring of 2021 and looks forward to continuing to coach with VVLC for the years to come.


Sam Milloy

Sam Milloy picked up a lacrosse stick in 3rd grade, and never looked back. Raised just outside DC, in McLean, Virginia, he played Defense at Langley Highschool. A Real estate broker in the valley, Sam was recruited to coach lacrosse by his colleagues while participating in an axe throwing league in Vail. He has a background in coaching from basketball, and ski instructing. Although 2022 was his first season coaching with Vail, Sam enjoys understanding strategy and teaching on a micro scale.

Austin Stauffer

Coach Austin was born and raised in Holland, Mi where he started to play lacrosse in the 8th Grade. Austin attended West Ottawa high school where he played attack on varsity for 4 years. After high school he continued his education and lacrosse playing at Hope College. Austin played lacrosse for his first two years at Hope. After his sophomore season Austin started coaching for his old high school for 5 seasons. While he was the assistant varsity coach, he coached 5 conference players of the year, along with one All State goalie. Austin has lived in the Vail Valley for 10 years, and this will be Austin’s 5th season coaching for the Vail Valley Lacrosse Club.

Travis Aldrich

Coach Travis played lacrosse at Middlebury College in Vermont. His started off coaching at the Bement School in Deerfield, Mass and then went on to be the Varsity Head Coach at South Burlington High School in Vermont. He moved on to be the founding Varsity Lacrosse coach at the Alexander Dawson School in Boulder, Colorado. He continued to play club lacrosse and won four consecutive state club championships with Boulder Lacrosse Club. Travis then became the founding Varsity Lacrosse coach at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, CA. Moving back to Colorado he was a goalies coach for VMS and has been coaching for Vail Lax as a youth coach for the last several years.

Mike Campanale

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I started playing organized lacrosse in 6th grade, went on to play in high school, 1 year of Division 3 in Ohio then finished my career at Fort Lewis College playing on the Club team. I started coaching when WECMRD called and said they had 23 girls signed up for lacrosse and no coaches. I jumped right in and have been coaching girls and boys since 2012. I am a big fan of the game and Vail Lacrosse. I have also been coaching hockey in the valley for the last 7-8 years. It makes for a busy year but his window of youth sports for my kids is limited. It’s always great meeting new kids and families and watching them mature over the years.

Nick Gorski

From the moment I picked up a lacrosse stick, I haven’t put it down. I started playing lacrosse in Orchard Park, NY in the 6th grade. When my family moved to Littleton, MA. I played for Acton Boxborough which lead me to playing for Keuka College. I have two boys, Logan who is currently playing on the team and Declan, age 6. I’m looking forward to a great season and getting to know each one of the players.

Gus Wakat

I, Dad/Coach Gus have been coaching Lacrosse for 10 years now. 5 Seasons with Denver Lacrosse Club and 5 years with Vail Lax. I have an eight grade son (Also Gus) and Levon who is part of this team. I played High School Lacrosse in Virginia and club lacrosse at Wake Forest University.


Bridget Ruskey

Bridget grew up in a small island town in South Jersey. She has been involved in lacrosse since the second grade. During high school, she was named a US Lacrosse All-American in 2017, Philadelphia Inquire SJ Senior Female Athlete of the Year 2017, and broke the NJ state record for goals among other accolades.

She continued to play four years of Division I lacrosse at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. There she started every game since Freshman year, was awarded A10 accolades, scored 100 goals, and was a three year captain.

She would spend part of her summers being a camp counselor at different sports camps including Maryland Lacrosse Camp. Now after graduating, she wants to pass her knowledge of the game to youth lacrosse players and help them reach their full potential.

Genna Randall

I grew up on the front range of Colorado and have been involved in the game for about twelve years, both as a player and a coach. This is my second year here in the valley and I look forward to being a part of the lacrosse community here after experiencing how much the club lacrosse scene has developed since I started playing. I played club lacrosse and on my high school team growing up, and in women’s leagues up until moving to the valley. As far as coaching goes, I helped coach one of the local U11/U12 club teams out of high school, and regularly helped with clinics for all ages through the local YMCA. I am happy to get back into the lacrosse scene and can’t wait to see what this season holds!

Zoe Mazzulli

I grew up in Newport Rhode Island and I’ve been playing lacrosse since the first grade. In high school I played for the All American Under Armour East Coast Team. I went on to play Division One Lacrosse at Iona College. I also rowed D1 Crew in the off season! During college I helped start and run Chicks, an overnight lax and surfing camp. After college I went on to coach lax at Rye Country Day and coached Snipers Elite Lacrosse Club of New York. I am so excited to coach you and bring my knowledge from the East Coast to the Valley!

Katie Torman

I am newer to the valley; my husband and I split time between Avon & Massachusetts, traveling back and forth with our cat and 2 pups.

I’ve been playing lacrosse for over 25 years, starting in high school in Lexington, MA and collegiate Division One at University of Denver… back in the day!

During and after college I coached many different high school teams (St. Mary’s in Denver, Mass Elite) and youth programs in CO & MA over the years – SO excited to get back into coaching this year!

My “day job” is remote, selling software for Adobe – but I’d rather be coaching lax any day of the week!

Havilah Arnold

I am from Vermont, and I played lacrosse from 5th grade to 12th grade. I was the captain of my high school team my junior and senior year and was on the Vermont Rising Stars team my sophomore year. Last year I coached a 3/4th grade team in Vermont and really enjoyed it which is why I thought it would be a great idea to coach out here in Colorado. I started coaching because I think sports can be a great way to empower young athletes on and off the field, and they are also a great way to meet new people. I’ll be helping out with the 3/4th and 5/6th grade girls lacrosse this year.

Aly Wadey

Alison grew up in Washington DC and started playing lacrosse at an early age. She was a four year varsity lacrosse player at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD. She was a 3 year All League Selection, 2 year All Metropolitan Team, and an All-American Selection her senior year. She played her Junior and Senior years on the Team Maryland all state team.She went on to play all four years at D1 Bucknell University where she received All- Patriot League honors 2 of her 4 years. During her senior year the women’s lacrosse team experienced their best win record at 18-2, a record that still stands today at BU. Alison has coached lacrosse on and off beginning her senior year in high school. She organized a Team Vail women’s team the first 3 years she lived in Vail that competed in the Vail Shootout. She also coached her son’s 3rd grade WECMRD team in 2016. Alison loves all the positive and empowering lessons that lacrosse brings to young girls who play and hopes to pass that along to her daughter and teammates.

Andi Bombard

I played and was captain of my lacrosse teams in high school and college – Laurel School in Shaker Heights, OH and Colby College in Waterville ME but that was a long, long time ago. I helped coach the Berkeley High School team in the early 2000s briefly while I was working on a Masters and PhD at UC Berkeley. My husband, Dave, and I moved to Singletree from Tahoe in 2008 and now have two daughters, Collins who is in 5th grade and started with the Vail Lax team in 2020 and Jacqueline (Jax) who is in kindergarten both at VMS. I am excited to help out however I can best be of assistance this season!

Kristy Scahill

​I am a parent coach and I am really looking forward to coaching youth lacrosse and giving back to this great game.
​I grew up playing lacrosse in Simsbury CT from 7th grade through High School. Then continued on playing at the collegiate level for the University of Rhode Island.
I have lived in the Valley for the past 22 years and played in the Vail shootout for the first 10 years here in the Vail Valley. I also coached the Battle Mountain team when they were a club team in the early 2000’s for a couple seasons.
I am excited to see these girls learn the game and grow together through sport. GO VAIL LAX!!

Katie Clinnin

Katie grew up in the home of lacrosse, Baltimore, MD, and has been playing the game since she was 5. She played through high school at Bryn Mawr School for Girls and for M&D Lacrosse Club, then four years of Division III at Whittier College. Her senior year she earned her team’s MVP award and was recognized as all conference.

Her focus in college was as a low defender and a defensive midfielder but she also played center and attack when the team needed. The thing Katie is most proud of in her lacrosse career is making a full recovery after a season-ending knee injury her junior year at Whittier.

Since graduating, she has stayed intermittently involved in the lacrosse community from volunteering with VVLC to playing for the ‘Texerados’ in the Vail shootout. Katie is very excited to be involved as a full time coach for VVLC and plans to contribute to the growth of women’s lacrosse in the Vail Valley.

Chantal Agnew

Chantal grew up in Maryland and has been playing lacrosse most of her life. She played college lacrosse at Wagner College. After she graduated, Chantal has remained involved in the sport at any opportunity, from coaching at various camps, playing, and being a fan. Chantal started with VVLC during the winter in 2019, and continued to coach through the spring. She quickly showed her experience working with youth athletes and her ability to keep them engaged and growth-oriented throughout each season.