Lacrosse today has evolved from its original form as developed by Iroquois Indians, dating back as early as the 15th century. The game was played for recreation as well as for training warriors and settling disputes. Games sometimes lasted for days and involved over 1,000 participants. Goals tended to be larger natural gaps, such as those in between trees, and no sidelines existed. This expansive playing area sent players far and wide in an effort to score.

Jesuit missionaries from France were the first settlers to encounter the game in the 17th century. Due to the Native Americans and the French, lacrosse spread throughout the United States and Canada. Today, "the fastest sport on two feet" is played fervently throughout the world.

Founded in 1985 the Gonzaga Lacrosse Program strives to mold young men into lacrosse players who participate in the true American sport. Following the school's motto of molding students into "men for others," players are taught to compete with sportsmanship, heart, and a love for the game. Many people have been integral to the Program's foundation and success. Notably, but not exclusively, are the efforts of current Head Coach Casey O’Neill’s father, Brendan O'Neill, Sr. '60 (P ’86, ’96), John and Teri Moller (P '90, '92), the Adelman Family, the Mason Family, and the Warren Family. The Eagles call Gonzaga's Buchanan Field their home.

Gonzaga originally competed in old Washington Area Lacrosse League (WALL). After a third place finish in their fourth WALL season, the Eagles inaugurated play in the Washington Metropolitan Athletic Conference (WMAC), which become the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) in 1989. The Program has won the conference title ELEVEN times, reaching the finals 21 times. The team's all-time conference record is 236-42. Gonzaga teams have finished the season 14 times in The Washington Post's Top-20 team poll and in 2012 the first time ever as the Washington Post's #1 team and followed up in 2013 AND 2016 as #1 team as well. 2014 AND 2015 ranked #2.

Gonzaga boasts many superior players throughout the years. The first All-American in the program was attackman Sean Moller '92. Sean was the first blue-chip player in the Program with his superior stick skills, aggressive play, and natural ability to score.

Midfielder Billy Glading '99 also earned All-American honors. As captain of the University of Virginia's 2003 squad, Billy earned the ACC Tournament MVP award in leading his team to the national championship. Defenseman Matt Rienzo '93 earned All-Met honors and played at Georgetown University, where he served as Team Captain. He provided the defensive foundation upon which Coach Dave Urick founded one of the country's elite college programs and Rienzo was the head assistant at Georgetown for many years. Goalie Andrew Moss ’04 was a 2004 High School Academic All-American and walked on at UNC-Chapel Hill. SEVEN players have gone on to become Division I and III College All-Americans. Under Coach O'Neill's tenure, NINE players have been named US Lacrosse All-Americans, 12 players Washington Post 1st Team All Mets and three have been Washington Post Player of the Year. Timmy Monahan '15 is the current era's all time leader in points with 214.  Gonzaga's program was fortunate to have its own foundation in two very talented midfielders, J.B. Deerin '86 and Brendan O'Neill '86, who both set the mold for how the game of lacrosse was played on Eye Street. These players and many, many more have represented Gonzaga Lacrosse and all that it stands for with hard work, dedication and being “Men for Others.”

2010 was a special year for the Eagles. Gonzaga Lacrosse set the school record for wins (20), winning streak (16), and many more accomplishments. Chris May '10, was an All-American, two-time All-Met and WCAC Co-Player of the Year. Chris was also named to the prestigious Washington, DC Tewaaraton Team. Coach O'Neill was the Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year, WCAC Coach of the Year and US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Coach of the Year along with Andrew Battaile being the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Assistant Coach of the Year. The Eagles finished ranked #3 by the Washington Post and in the top 25 of various National Rankings.

In 2011 the Eagles backed up 2010 with another stellar season, going 19-3 and winning their second straight WCAC banner! Midfielders David Planning and Connor Reed were both named to the Washington Post 1st Team ALL MET Squad and Planning was voted as All-American as well. This is a first for the program to have two players on Washington Post 1st team in one season. AMAZING! The Eagles also were recognzed nationally in several top 25 polls and continued to make a mark in this area as a premier program!

2012 marks the first ever time The Eagles were the #1 team in the Washington Post, Ranked Top 4 in the nation in several polls, including #2 in ESPN National Ranking and first ever THREE PEAT as WCAC League Champs. Gonzaga also swept the IAC going 4-0 vs. those teams for the first time ever and going 2-1 vs. MIAA conference. Several players received national recognition including 2012 WCAC Player of the Year, All-American and Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year, Connor Reed. Luke Miller was also a 1st team Washington Post All-Met and five other players made All-Met teams, most ever in program history. This 20-1 record goes down as the best in school history. The team was one goal away from going un-defeated.

2013 Gonzaga Lacrosse backed up their pre-season rankings in fine fashion with a fourth straight WCAC Championship. #1 Washington Post for second straight year and top 5 national ranking for second straight season as well. The Eagles finished #3 in two national polls. The graduating seniors finished with a 45-0 WCAC record and in two years did not lose to a Washington area opponent. The Eagles were 4-0 in the IAC and 3-1 in the MIAA this season. The team boasted Two US Lacrosse All-Americans (Matt Borda and Alex Corboy), Two Washington Post first team ALL METS (including Post Player of the Year and all time school points leader Alex Corboy), Two Washington Post second team ALL METS (Max Planning and Jack Slater), Seven WCAC first team ALL League Players and 19-2 record overall.

2014 Marked a Fifth Straight WCAC Championship, #2 Washington Post ranking and several national polls had the Eagles in top 20 and top 10 in the country. This year marked a five year record of 55-0 in WCAC League play and finished with a 4-1 IAC record. Eagles had four 1st Team WCAC ALL league players, Timmy Monahan was Washington Post 1st Team All Met, Michael Borda- 2nd Team All Met and four Honorable Mention All Mets. Eagles finished with a 16-5 record.

2015 Gonzaga Lacrosse won its Sixth straight WCAC Championship. An incredible accomplishment considering the team did not have a home field for the entire season. Practicing in 10 different locations, and playing "home" games at 5 different college venues. This team played every game on the road making their slogan "Any Field". This season marked a six year 65-0 WCAC record. Their overall record was 18-3 ranked top 5 in several national polls, #2 in Washington Post and the Eagles played nine different national opponents ranked in the top 20 of the country. Five players were WCAC 1st Team, Timmy Monahan was the Washington Post and WCAC Player of the Year and a host of Eagles were named to the Washington Post All Met team. Senior Ridge Slater was named the 2015 US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter's ONLY "Bob Scott Award" winner.

2016 Gonzaga Lacrosse won a Seventh straight WCAC Championship. The Eagles took on another national and local schedule with a 19-2 record (10-0 WCAC) The Eagles now have a seven year, 75-0 WCAC record. Their ranking in several national polls was top 3 in the country and for the third time in the last five years Gonzaga was the #1 ranked team in the Washington Post as they swept the local DMV schools including a 4-0 IAC opponent record. Avery Myers (WCAC POY), Nick McEvoy and Ryan Finlay were named Washington Post First Team All Mets along with also being named Under Armour All Americans in the National Senior Game. Goalie George Christopher was a two time WCAC First Team Goalie and Second Team Post All Met. Luke McCaleb was a US Lacrosse Academic All American and Avery Myers a US Lacrosse All American. 12 of the 17 incredible seniors are heading off to play Division I, II and III college lacrosse. It was also an incredible season playing on the "new" Buchanan Field.

Gonzaga lacrosse players have gone on to play at these institutions:

1986 Alumni

J.B. Deerin-Vanderbilt Club

Tom Massey- Holy Cross

Brendan O’Neill Jr. – Providence

Mark Pattavina- Mt. St. Mary’s

1987 Alumni

Joe McMahon- Georgia Tech Club

1988 Alumni

Trey Vincent- Colby

1989 Alumni

Steve Brita- Providence

Tom Caroll- Notre Dame

Tom Lynch- Dartmouth

1990 Alumni

Andrew Battaile- Georgetown Club

Matt Abraham- Mt. St. Mary’s

Nathan Cavanaugh- Fordham Club

Brian Green- Roanoke

Justin Mahlman-Virginia

Paul Sassa- Loyola

Randy Stone- Scranton

1991 Alumni

John Dugan- Trinity

Paul Mason- UMBC

Mike Massey- Holy Cross

1992 Alumni

Doug Davidson- JMU Club

Alex Dessouky- Middlebury

Justin Glasgow- Providence

Andy Jenkins- Washington & Lee (Two-time Div. III All-American)

Tim Maier- Vanderbilt Club

Sean Moller- Notre Dame

Ted Perez- Loyola Club

Tucker Quayle- Lehigh

David Weeda- Fairfield

Tony Wheeler- Fairfield

1993 Alumni

Pat Abraham- Mt. St. Mary’s

Brian Crawford- Lehigh

Mark Decker- William & Mary Club

John McHugh- Loyola Club

Matt Rienzo- Georgetown(Div. I All-American)

Peter Sommers-New Hampshire

Chad Stackhouse- Dickinson

Chris Toomey- Hamilton

Dave Trippett- St. Joe’s

Tim Walsh- Mt. St. Mary’s

Christian Weber-Washington College

1994 Alumni

Andrew Edgerton- Gettysburg

Ben Quayle- Duke

Brendan O’Connell- Hampden Sydney

Ben Winburn- Vanderbilt Club

1995 Alumni

Tim Adelman- Franklin & Marshall

Sean Urgo- Ohio Wesleyan

Peter Flynn- Villanova

1996 Alumni

Joe DiPietro- Hampden Sydney

Eddie Costello- Bucknell

Mike Fisher- Lynchburg

Peter Kusek- UVA club

Terry McHugh- Providence

Bob Neary- Wheeling Jesuit

Casey O’Neill- Lehigh

Brendan Scanlon- UCLA club

Paul Sommers-Boston College Club

Tony Valado- Loyola Club

1997 Alumni


BrianDriscoll-University of Denver

Shaun Duignan- Vanderbilt Club

Shawn Lopes- Mass. Maritime Academy

Tony Mendoza- VMI

Brandon Meyer- Muhlenberg Club

Pat Sindelar- Maryland

Keith Urgo- Fairfield

Marc Wilson- Holy Cross

1998 Alumni

Joey Coleman- Villanova

Brendan Coppinger- Mt. St. Mary’s

Bill Edwards- UVA club

Jimmy Nalls- Catholic

Devin Ryan- Notre Dame

Michael Tarantino- Air Force

Lexie Lewis- Lafayette

1999 Alumni

Billy Glading- UVA (Div. I All-American)

Brendan McBride- Villanova

Pat Carmack- Widener

Jamie Test- Mary Washington

Ross Cutler- Merchant Marine Acad.

Michael Brant- Catholic

Alex Evans- Tennessee Club

2000 Alumni

Colin Cappadona-Washington College

Michael Oristian- Randolph Macon

Andrew Forbes- Lafayette

Justin Lang-Ohio State

John Leubecker- Mount St. Mary’s

Bryce Baschuk- Trinity

Eric Ruffer- Denison

Sean Philbin- Villanova

2001 Alumni

Eddie Deegan- Hampden Sydney

John Schlegel-Ohio Wesleyan (Three-time Div. III All-American)

Tim Warren- Holy Cross

Shane Wilkerson- Brown

John Cannon- York

2002 Alumni

Connor McCarthy- Lehigh

Kevin Carbonell- Manhattan

Tom Marchetti- Wagner

Mark Norton- Dickinson

Reid Swanson- Denison

Stefano Young- MIT

2003 Alumni

Tim Atkinson-Bridgton Academy

Brendan Callahan- Stony Brook(Div. I All-American)

Conor Catliota- Dickinson

Mark Dillon- Providence

John Eager- Wheeling Jesuit

Patrick Molloy- Providence

Jack Kelley- Navy (JV)

Bernie Nolan- Dickinson

Doug Smith- Tufts

Robby Walsh- Lehigh

Broughan Fanning- Mary Washington

2004 Alumni

Brian Bausch- Xavier Club

Sean Fay- Fairfield

Matt Greaney- Miami of Ohio Club

Andres McCalister-Ohio Wesleyan

Andrew Moss- UNC Chapel Hill

Michael Preston- Andover

Matt Schlegel- Ohio Wesleyan

Brian Test- Ohio Wesleyan

2005 Alumni

Michael Atkinson- Loyola

Chad Dudley- St. Joe’s

Josh Eager- Wheeling Jesuit

Zeke Eager- Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

Justin Johns- St. Joe’s

John McDonnell- Cornell

Sean McQuade-Virginia Tech

Sean Mitchum- West Point

Matt O’Connor- JMU Club

Bryce Pyle- Yale

Andy Wassman- Mt. St. Mary’s

Pat Williams- St. Joe’s

2006 Alumni

Tim Barry- Providence

Joey D’Avanzo- St. Joe’s

Mike Duffy- Dickinson

Charlie Gorman- St. Joe's

Gabe Kelley- Wesleyan

John Lewis- St. Joe’s

Kevin Murray- Dickinson

Jack Redmond- JMU

Brian Shea-Penn State

2007 Alumni

John Culver- Trinity

Sean Dinn- Navy

Chris Donato- Providence

Pat Manders- Lynchburg

Felipe McAlister- Stevens

Chris Mitchell- St. Mary’s

Evan Seward- KingsCollege

2008 Alumni

Tyler Anderson- Catholic

Pat Baer- Roanoke

Ryan Doyle- Catholic

Victor Farr- Trinity

Joe Johnson- Navy/Scranton

Jimmy McGinnis- Virginia Wesleyan

Tyler Schmutz- Hampden Sydney

2009 Alumni

Conor Baucum- Penn State

Josh Furnary- Mary Washington

Taylor Hanley- Air Force

Steven Krawczyk- Susquehanna

Nick Leon- Dickinson

Tony McDonnell- Ursinus

Peter McGrath- Mary Washington

Kevin Shea- Catholic

2010 Alumni

Chris May- Georgetown/Ohio State

Conor Kenny- Providence

Frank Kelly- VMI

Tommy Healy- Sewanee

Patrick Covino- Virginia Tech

2011 Alumni

David Planning- Ohio State

Kyle Bruun- St. Joe's

Reese Cassard- St. Mary's

John Sullivan- Catholic

Rawley Loken- Santa Clara

Troy Bruning- Elon

Peter Benziger- Texas

Rick Battista- LSU

2012 Alumni

Luke Miller- Ohio State

Connor Reed- Johns Hopkins

Sean Whitcomb- Mount St. Mary's

Eric Baumgardner- Denison (D3 All American)

Alex Rock- High Point

Dennis Nalls- Georgia

Matt Bowman- Army

Maxen Haveles- RPI

Cayman Sotudeh- Georgia

2013 Alumni

Max Planning- Denver

Alex Corboy- Fairfield

Joe Fitzpatrick- Maryland

Matt Borda- Fairfield

Jack Slater- Bucknell

Patrick Myers- Boston Univ.

Daniel O'Berry- Bowdoin

Drew Gordon- Middlebury

Timmy Farrell- Ole Miss

Thomas Farrell- Denison

Tyler Golian- Dickinson

Jimmy Kuzma- Roanoke

Jamie Bash- Univ. of San Diego

Phil McCarthy- Georgia

2014 Alumni

Jake Mraz-Tufts

Mark Anstead- Detriot Mercy

Colin Riehl- Marquette

Luke Smith- Lafayette

Peter Gilday-South Carolina

2015 Alumni

Luke Vassos- Marquette

Ridge Slater- Cornell

Richie Petitbon- Alabama (football)

Teddy Myers- Furman/Trinity

Timmy Monahan- Maryland

John Heckler- Roanoke

Ben Forde- Haverford College

Liam Fitzpatrick- St. Joe's

Michael Borda- Michigan

2016 Alumni

Kyle Newman-Smith- Tufts

Gary Pierpont- Wingate

Sam Offutt- Virginia

George Christopher- Dartmouth

Hunter Golian- Denison

Luke McCaleb- Brown

Mikey Stanton- High Point

Nick McEvoy- Penn State

Matt Mulligan- W & L

Ryan Finlay- Brown

Avery Myers- Michigan

Henry Chastain- Maryland

Stephen Ricci- Virginia Tech

2017 Alumni

Brian Townsend- Penn State

Brendan Alt- Marquette

Will Rock- Virginia

Joey Murphy- Furman

Connar Mulcahy- Ohio Wesleyan

Charlie Lynch- Colby

Program History

Year Record Comments


2-13 Inaugural Season


7-8 WALL B Quarterfinal


1-15 CharacterBuilding


4-8 WALL B Division 3rd Place


7-5 WMAC Record 3-2


10-6 WMAC Record 5-1

Coach Bahor: Coach of the Year/ WMAC Semifinal


9-5 WMAC Record 6-1 WMAC Semifinal


17-1 WMAC Record 7-0 WMAC Champs

Sean Moller: All American

Coach Bahor:Coach of the Year


12-6 WMAC Record 6-1 WMAC Champs

Matt Rienzo: All Met


7-9 WMAC Record 5-3 WMAC Semifinal


9-8 WCAC Record 7-1 WCAC Final


12-6 WCAC Record 9-2 WCAC Final


14-4 WCAC Record 9-1 WCAC Champs


15-7 WCAC Record 10-0 WCAC Champs


12-7 WCAC Record 8-2 WCAC Final

Billy Glading: All American


13-7 WCAC Record 8-2 WCAC Final


10-13 WCAC Record 7-3 WCAC Final


10-11 WCAC Record 7-3 WCAC Semifinal

Connor McCarthy: Season Scoring Record


13-9 WCAC Record 9-2 WCAC Final

Coach Doughty: Coach of the Year

Brendan Callahan: Player of the Year


16-6 WCAC Record 9-2 WCAC Final


11-7 WCAC Record 8-2 WCAC Final


11-7 WCAC Record 8-3 WCAC Final


8-10 WCAC Record 7-3 WCAC Semifinal


15-6 WCAC record 7-3 WCAC Semifinal. 3-0 in overtimes


9-12 WCAC record 7-3 WCAC Semifinal

Chris May 1st team ALL-MET


20-2 WCAC record 12-0 WCAC Champs

Chris May 1st team ALL-MET & All American & WCAC

Co-Player of the Year

Coach O'Neill: Coach of the Year-ALL MET

Top 25 National Ranking and Washington Post Top 3


19-3 WCAC record 11-0 WCAC Champs

David Planning and Connor Reed 1st Team ALL-MET

David Planning: All American

Coach O'Neill: Co-Coach of the Year

Top 20 National Ranking and Washington Post Top 3


20-1 WCAC record 11-0 WCAC Champs

Connor Reed: WCAC Player of the Year and All-American

Connor Reed and Luke Miller: 1st Team ALL-MET

Coach O'Neill: Coach of the Year

Top 2 National Ranking and Washington Post #1


19-2 WCAC record 11-0 WCAC Champs

Alex Corboy: Washington Post Player of Year and All-American

Matt Borda: 1st Team ALL-MET and All-American

Top 3 National Ranking and Washington Post #1


16-5 WCAC Record 10-0 WCAC Champs

Timmy Monahan: Washington Post 1st Team ALL-MET

Top 10 National Ranking and Washington Post #2


18-3 WCAC Record 10-0 WCAC Champs

Timmy Monahan: Washington Post & WCAC Player of the Year, All American

Ridge Slater: US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Bob Scott Award Winner

Top 5 National Ranking and Washington Post #2


19-2 WCAC Record 10-0 WCAC Champs

Avery Myers: WCAC Player of the Year and All American

Luke McCaleb: Academic All American

Avery Myers, Nick McEvoy, Ryan Finlay: Wash Post 1st Team All Met

Top 3 National Ranking and Washington Post #1


14-7 WCAC Record 9-1 WCAC runner-up

Brian Townsend: Washington Post 1st Team All Met

Nick Yano: Academic All American

Washington Post #7

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