The Hill Academy Post Graduate Lacrosse Program provides a one year Post Graduate environment to help prepare student-athletes for the demands of being a student-athlete at the post secondary level. With a schedule consisting of year-round lacrosse practices; fall and spring lacrosse seasons competing against top NCAA, CUFLA, and Prep Schools in North America; daily strength and conditioning, and a demanding academic course load, PG student-athletes are prepared and ready to make an impact once they arrive at the next level.
Recently the Hill Academy Post Graduate team has prepared players to make an impact at the following post secondary institutions: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Lehigh University, Robert Morris, Providence College, St. John’s University, Penn State, Marquette University, Michigan University, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, Albany University, Limestone College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Wesleyan, and Florida State University respectively.
This past weekend, starting on January 9th, history was made. Not only was a Hill Academy landmark set, but so was a new Guinness World Record. The Hill Academy PG class, along with the help of the lacrosse program, played 25 hours straight of lacrosse, setting the record of the longest indoor lacrosse game.
The game was both physically and emotionally exhausting. Although the students were fatigued, each person persevered and battled up until the final seconds. The game become a ‘barn burner’, and surprisingly finished with a one-goal difference. Team white came back from a 72-goal deficit to defeat team red in hour twenty-five. The leading goal scorer for the game was Chris Cloutier with 84 goals, one of which was the game winning goal in the final minute of the game. Other notable players were Chris Willman, with 133 points, along with Austin Divitcos, and Ian Magnan for outstanding work playing goalie.
The event was organized in order to help raise money to send the PG Class on a compassionate trip to Nicaragua. After setting the World Record, the students are roughly $12,000 closer to their $40,000 goal with the help of the crowd and the help of all the sponsors. Thanks to all those who supported the event!
The Hill Academy PG is still collecting donations to support their trip and cause. If you would like to contribute, donations can be made online on the PG class' website. All support is greatly appreciated!
Tonight (January 9th, 2014), The Hill Academy will be breaking the record for the world's longest lacrosse game at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center in hopes of fundraising $40,000 for a volunteer compassion trip to Nicaragua.
The post-graduate students at The Hill Academy have been planning the world's longest lacrosse event for months now in order to fundraise for a volunteer compassion trip to Nicaragua. The post-graduate students will be going to Nicaragua in the first week of April where they will be building schools in rural communities, learning about the culture and touring volcanoes. The Nicaragua trip will be an experience of a life time for the post-graduate students before going separate ways to university next year. The goal for the post-graduates is to fundraise $40,000 through donations, sponsorships and public attendance. It is an opportunity to break a world record in order to help make a difference in a third world country.
The Hill Academy will be hosting the world's longest lacrosse game at the TRAC in Oakville located at 6 Invicta Drive. The game will start at 11pm on Thursday, Jan. 9th until 12am on Saturday, Jan. 11th, totaling for a record breaking 25 hours. The game has been approved to be played for 25 hours by the Guinness Book of World Records in order to beat the previous record of 24 hours. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to witness a Guinness Book of World Record be broken. It will be a gruelling physical challenge for these student-athletes and they will need some support and encouragement!
Online donations can be made on their website.
This will be an exciting event for a great cause. Any support is greatly appreciated!
The night started out with a box lacrosse tournament between the U16 Prep team, the U18 Prep team, the PG team and an Alumni team.
It was great to watch our Hill Alumni play. Current student-athletes could see first hand the skill and athleticism at the next level. The Alumni that are having success at the highest levels were at one time at The Hill experiencing the same set of challenges that our current student- athletes are facing. They are great role models for our current student-athletes!
Alumni in Attendance:
Dan Lintner '10- Cornell University
Chad Tuttuon '10- University of North Carolina
Sean Young '11- Syracuse University
Jake Wilkinson '12- Quinnipiac University
Ryan Johnston '13- Boston University
Samantha Yurechuk '13- Limestone University
Reilly O'Connor '11- Georgetown University
Callon Williams '12- Binghamton University
Bryan Cole '11- University of Maryland
Anthony Joaquim '13- St. Joe's University
Kylie Whitlow '11- Marquette University
Mackenzie Neal '13- University of Albany
Henry Elmhirst '12- University of Vermont
Brianna Plester '13- Adrian College
Josh Currier '12- Virginia Wesleyan
Ian Mackay '13- University of Vermont
Dallas Bridle '13- Denver University
Joe Rainoldi '13- Drexel University
Keyan McQueen '13- Mercyhurst College
Eddie Desiderio '13- Adelphi University
Connor Morris '13- Clark University
Jordan MacIntosh, a graduate of RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology), is considered one of the top professional (MLL and NLL) players in the game today. At RIT, Jordan was 2 x All American, and Conference Player of the Year. In 2012, he was drafted 4th Overall in the NLL Draft to the Minnesota Swarm. That same year he earned NLL All Rookie Team and NLL All Star honours, and won a Mann Cup Championship with the Peterborough Lakers. This past year he earned NLL All Star Honours, was named 2013 NLL Transition Player of the Year, and earned MLL All Star Honours with the Rochester Rattlers.
Jordan was a former coach with Edge Men’s Club Lacrosse program and East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Michigan.
This is Coach MacIntosh’s first year at the Hill Academy. In addition to being the Head Coach of the PG Team, he is the Director of Lacrosse Recruitment.
Contact Jordan: email@example.com
Jason Noble, Hill Academy alumni and recent Cornell University graduate, is joining the coaching staff this Fall. Jason has a decorated resume as both a student and a lacrosse player.
Throughout his career at Cornell:
Co-captain of Cornell Lacrosse team senior year; First-Team USILA All-American (2013); 2013 Academic All-Ivy; 2013 USILA Scholar All-American; First-Team All-Ivy (2013, 2012); Second-Team USILA All-American (2012); Honorable Mention USILA All-American (2011); Honorable Mention All-Ivy (2011); Ivy League All-Tournament Team (2011); Member of the Red Key Athlete Honor Society at Cornell University; Lowes Senior Class Award Finalist (2013) - The Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition; 2013 Yeardley Reynolds Love (“YRL”) Unsung Hero Award Finalist; Mario St. George Boiardi ’04 Leadership Award - This award is presented to a senior athlete at Cornell University who embodies leadership, athleticism, and strong work ethic, as exemplified by lacrosse captain George Boiardi ’04.
Growing up in Orangeville, he was a part of 3 Minto Cup Championship teams. This past summer Jason was drafted 10th overall in the MLL Entry Draft, and played his first professional season with the Hamilton Nationals. He was recently drafted 2nd overall in the NLL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Swarm.
Brodie Merrill is one of the most decorated lacrosse players in the world. Brodie has revolutionized how people treat the defensive player in both box and field, with his run and gun transitional style.
Brodie, a graduate of Georgetown University, was a two time All American, Two-Time Tewaaraton Award Finalist and in 2005 was named the NCAA Defensive Player of the Year. He has won multiple awards in his 7 year professional career including 2005 NLL and MLL Rookie of the Year; 2005 NLL Defensive Player of the Year; 2006 through 2011 MLL Defensive Player of the Year; 2009 and 2010 NLL Transition Player of the Year; All-Star status in all 6 NLL seasons; and All-Star status in all 7 MLL seasons . Brodie, who currently plays for the Hamilton Nationals in the MLL and Philadelphia Wings in the NLL, has also won two Mann Cup Championships, a Gold and Silver Medal at the World Field Lacrosse Championships, 2 Golds at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and a MLL Championship.
Brodie was one of the coaches of the U19 Team Canada that brought home the Silver medal at the U19 FIL World Field Lacrosse Championships, in Turku, Finland. Brodie was also the Defensive Coordinator for the 2008 U19 Team Canada that earned the Silver Medal in Coquitlam, BC.
Brodie is the head coach and Director of the Hill Academy Men’s Lacrosse team which is highly regarded as one of the top Lacrosse programs in North America.