Head Freshman Coach: Conor Catliota '03:



This is Coach Catliota's 10th year of coaching with the Gonzaga Lacrosse Program and eighth as the Head Freshman Coach. Last year, Coach Catliota led the Freshman Eagles to a 12-1 record (he has recorded two undefeated seasons in seven years as head coach). His overall coaching record is an outstanding 79-14. Seven years ago Conor worked with our JV offense guiding the Eagles to a 21-7 record over a two-year span. Coach Catliota graduated from Gonzaga in 2003, lettering in lacrosse and ice hockey. On the field, he played attack for three years on varsity for the Eagles. While attending Dickinson College, he played one year of varsity lacrosse, one year of club lacrosse, and two years of club ice hockey. During his senior year, Conor was the Co-Founder and Vice-President of Dickinson's club lacrosse team. He graduated in 2007 with a major in Law and Policy and currently lives with his wife in Washington, DC. 


Phil Lipka

Coach Lipka is very excited to be entering his first season with Gonzaga after serving three years with St. John's as a defensive coach. Lipka is a 2009 graduate of St. John's (DC) where he played four years of varsity lacrosse, earning all league honors three of those years. He then attended Mount St. Mary's University where he played 5 years of Division 1 lacrosse while earning a sports management degree as well as an MBA. While at the Mount, the Mountaineers won 1 NEC conference championship, and made it to the conference finals twice. During his playing career Coach Lipka played close defense, LSM and Short stick D-middie. Lipka currently works at Stone Ridge where he is the interim assistant athletic director. He also works with the Madlax lacrosse club and Silver Spring Warriors lacrosse club. 

Maxen Haveles '12

Coach Haveles is excited to be back on Eye Street as a coach.  After graduating from Gonzaga in 2012 he played lacrosse for two years at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and received a Mechanical Engineering degree in May 2016.  As a player, Coach Haveles helped Gonzaga and Coach O’Neill build the program into the perennial power that it has become as an attackman and midfielder.  He is back on Eye Street for a year working as a part of the Alumni Service Corps.  He has helped coach with Club Blue and NSA Lacrosse in Australia.

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