About


The Holy Cross Boys Lacrosse program started in the 2004 season. Through the continued commitment of the school, parents, and players, the program has become an integral part of the school community.

Our Mission


To create a program that develops lacrosse skills of players and be competitive at the highest level in the state of New Jersey while instilling principles of sportsmanship, respect, dedication, commitment to our-faith.

Our Beliefs


Through athletics, student athletes can have a fun, positive, and enriching experience. Not only will we help your son develop a lacrosse skill-set, but also instilling the principles of sportsmanship, respect for teammates and oneself.









You may have heard of the statement “Honoring the Game”. We understand the importance of that statement, and look forward to passing on that honor to your sons.

Who is a Lancer?


Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the US. Back in 2004 when the program started, only 2 players on the team actually played lacrosse before. Today, about ¾ of the players have played youth club ball.

For the athlete who is new to the sport, the staff is dedicated to giving every young man the opportunity to play the fastest game on two feet.

Players on the team are dedicated student athletes who normally play multiple sports. Great graded are expected from all team members. Most players are honor roll students who play important roles in their school community.

Graduates


The lacrosse program has been blessed to have many of its graduates play at the collegiate and club level. (Alvernia University, Catholic University, DeSales University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florida State University Club, Immaculata University, Pfeiffer University, The Virginia Military Institute, and Widener University)

Community Service


Community Service: Community service is an integral part of the Holy Cross educational experience and that community service extends to the field. Throughout the season the team participates in many activities including fundraiser walks, mentoring programs and parks clean ups. These service projects enrich the team, community and the player.

Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC)


Our faith is an integral part of who we are as individuals and a team.  We embrace our Catholic identity express it through all aspects of our team and shares the Gospel in through sports.

Coaching Staff


About The Coaching Staff: Whether it's seminars about college recruiting or clinics on sport health and safety, the coaching staff understands the importance of continuing education so they can work on their coaching skills. All coaches in the lacrosse program are CPR certified / and hold sports health and safety certificates. As a requirement of Holy Cross High SchooL and the Diocese of Trenton all coaches are also VIRTUS Trained.

 Head Coach:Rob Steel has been with the Holy Cross Lacrosse program since it’s inception in 2004.  

Coach Steel has been with the program's inception in 2004. In 2007 the team won the Olympic Conference National Division and has competed twice in the NJ State tournament. He has coached a variety of age levels including Moorestown Lacrosse Club, and various U15 & U17 winter league teams. In the summer, he coaches South Jersey Shamrocks Club Team Green, U-17.

Coach Steel’s playing days were highlighted as a midfielder for Henderson HS, West Chester Pa. and Kutztown Univ, Kutztown, PA. Rob, his wife Marcie and their three children live in Lumberton. Marcie is a 5th grade teacher at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown. All three of his children have attended Holy Cross.

Coach Steel is certified in the NFHS/ACEP Coaching Principles program, has completed the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program Levels 1 and 2, and holds a CPR & Sports Safety Training certification.

Jr Varsity Coach: Michael Brooks returns to his alma matter after gaining experience in a 4 year career as an assistant coach at DeSales University. During his time with DeSales, the Bulldogs competed in the first round of the MAC championships. He was afforded the opportunity to work with many accomplished college coaching staffs, including Princeton, Navy, Maryland, Denver, Lehigh, and Mount St. Mary's. Brooks' college career was highlighted by achieving the Captains Award for 4 year starters at King's College where he was a midfielder.

 Facilities


Home games are played at the Reilly Stadium located on the school’s 100 acre campus. The exceptional facility has one of the finest, quality grass fields in Burlington County. Complete with a quality sound system, two story press box, field lights, score board, and concession stand, Reilly stadium is a prime place to watch great lacrosse.

The team weight room is located close to the locker rooms and the fields. It has the latest, most state of the art fitness equipment and can accommodate several teams at once. The weight room is equipped with free weights, benches, power stations, and more.

The lacrosse team uses two large practice fields located on the school campus. These practice fields include a full size lacrosse wall for players to utilize for "wall ball.".

 

 

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Be a Lancer!