Program Director Lou Gonzales
More information on Fall-Winter and Summer opportunities for student-athletes with graduation years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 coming; thanks for your patience as we gather details for these teams.
August 1st, 16th and September 19th from 5:00-7:00pm, download the pdf flyer for more information.
Lou Gonzales- Little Dukes/Dukes Lacrosse Academy & Doug Bailey- Blue Mtn Lacrosse
The Little Dukes-Blue Mtn Lacrosse merger is designed for 2nd grade through 6th grade players to get superb training year-round with the great coaching staff headed by Lou Gonzales and his brother Desi Gonzales.
Our Blue Mtn coaching staff will be joining forces with the Little Dukes to offer the year round training opportunities, with both our U11 coaches Jeremy Adams (Hempfield HS Head Coach) and Guy Hornig (Lampeter-Strasburg Youth Coach) helping to create this new opportunity with Little Dukes-Blue Mtn.
You will find that the Gonzales' are both very positive, energetic and committed to coaching 'our boys up" as you found with our Blue Mtn Youth in the past. This merger allows me to be able to give our Central PA elementary players the best coaching in the area and opportunities for growth in the all encompassing Dukes-Blue Mtn Lacrosse program from our most talented players to our players wanting to develop their skills and make the most of their time learning the game.
Blue Mountain is a geographical mountain that extends from the Poconos to North-Central Maryland through Pennsylvania; it divides the Appalacian Mountain Range from the lower valleys of South-Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Blue Mountain Lacrosse started as an organization assigned to take team(s) to the Pennsylvania Keystone Games competition, in particular players from the Lancaster Lebanon and Berks Counties.
Today, Blue Mountain offers student-athletes the chance to develop and compete on the highest level of club lacrosse in the country; we take pride in developing and providing opportunities for our student athletes to compete against the best players and teams in the United States and Canada, helping our players ready to play at the next level in college.
Blue Mountain Lacrosse also takes great pride in developing young coaches and helping all coaches who become involved with Blue Mountain become better stewards and teachers of the game.
Here's how Wikipedia describes the geographical area called Blue Mountain:
Dylan Gillisse is taking his athletic talents and competitive spirit to the NCAA Division III MAC Commonwealth Conference Messiah College Falcons, led by Coach Asten Bulus.
Coach Bulus is going to love having Dylan on campus because he will be a leader of men both on and off the field of play during his time at Messiah.
Dylan Gillisse is a coaches' favorite...yes I said it! A tough hard nosed player that is incredibly coachable, and desires to get better every time he steps on the lacrosse field. You can always count on Dylan's competitive spirit at practice, and he is unfazed with challenges and leadership. I absolutely love his ability to raise the level of play with players around him.
In the summer of 2014, Dylan played great and helped carry our 2014 Premier U19 team to an outstanding summer, including helping carry his Blue Mtn team on his back in winning the 2014 Philly Cup, making the Summer Slam All-Star Team, leading his Blue Mtn UP Lax, Summer Sizzle, Champ Camp and Keystone team to great heights.
Dylan Gillisse is going to have an outstanding lacrosse career at Messiah, you may mark my words! More importantly, he is also very committed to working on an engineering career with his commitment to Messiah.
Dylan is incredibly personable and polite young man. His parents did an outstanding job raising him to help him become a young man who understands desire, determination and dedication.
Why I chose Messiah College?
I decided to chose Messiah because they offer a great engineering program, it is close to home, and I have the opportunity there to play lacrosse. Every time I was on campus I felt at home and very comfortable around the team. I'm really excited about what Coach Bulus is doing with the program and feel like I can be a huge part of its success if the future.
I want to also thank the entire Blue Mountain coaching staff for shaping me in to the player I am today, particularly Coach Bailey who always put me on the right teams and in the best situations to reach my full potential as a player for Blue Mountain. Additionally, I want to thank Coach Keeley and Coach Dubois for their position work with me which has had a huge impact on my growth as a midfielder as well as Coach Warmingham for his leadership which helped us win a number of games over the past few years.
I'd also like to thank my parents for being so helpful in the recruiting process and supporting me in tournament after tournament. Lastly, I want to thank all the players I got a chance to play with at Blue Mountain, both for pushing me to improve as a player and for being great teammates on and off the field. Thank you to everyone.
If I don't see you coach, good luck in Florida. Thanks so much for everything you did for me as a player and for the area as a whole. You will definitely be missed.
Best wishes Dylan!
Sunday August 9th: 6:00pm to 8:00pm, download the pdf flyer for more information.
The Dukes Lacrosse Academy and Blue Mtn Lacrosse is merging as well as expanding its base right here in Central PA.
Seasons: Fall * Winter-Box Lacrosse * Summer
Register Online: www.dukeslacrosse.academy
Please call us at 609-736-4LAX for questions about upcoming events.
The lacrosse parking spaces at 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster PA 17601
are located in the big parking space just below Field 4. We are not allowed to park in the spaces behind the Municipal Bldg, and we are not suppose to park in the ones in front of the Municipal Bldg because of evening meeting that may or may not be going on. Please use the adjacent and adbundant parking lot located adjacent to the Manheim Township Municipal Building.
You will save me many headaches if you follow this one practice!
Will be posted on the Blue Mtn Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the Blue Mtn Webpage; normally will post notice around 12N-1pm, and update around 4:30pm.
Every player on our rosters has the opportunity to change the evaluation rating through processing information and working on their game.
Players are constantly evaluated on their progress, and their level of opportunity increases as they continue to develop and grow their game. With the Dukes-Blue Mtn merger, there is a clear defined pathway for our Central PA talent to play at the highest level, as well as opportunities to play at the highest level they are capable of attaining.
Welcome to Dukes-Blue Mtn Lacrosse!