PYLAX Alumni

PYLAX has been developing young boys and girls lacrosse players since the late '90s. The program has provided the foundation for 1st - 8th graders to succeed at select travel, high school, and collegiate levels. Here is a list of standout PYLAXers since 2013 that have played or have committed to play at the collegiate level.

Meet Emmie Lau, the 2019 Post-Gazette girls lacrosse player of the year

Jun 27, 2019

Read Full Article from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When Emmie Lau first picked up a lacrosse stick, she was attending grade school in Rhode Island. “In first grade I tried softball and the coach put me in the outfield and I didn’t like that so I tried lacrosse instead,” Lau said. “I played in second grade to…

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Clayton Krol ’21 – High Point University (D1)

Jun 15, 2019

Alumni Profile – Clayton Krol Started all 16 games of the 2019 season… Grabbed five ground balls and caused three turnovers in the win over St. Bonaventure (02/02/19)… Snagged four ground balls in the overtime win at Drexel (02/16/19)… Recorded five ground balls and two caused turnovers in the win at Virginia (2/18/19)… Logged four…

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Blake Goodman ’20 – University of Richmond (D1)

Jun 6, 2019

Alumni Profile – Blake Goodman Earned the SoCon Pinnacle Award for the second-straight year at the SoCon Tournament for highest GPA on the winning team. Played in eight games, making four starts. Tallied 254:41 in goal. Posted a 12.01 goals against average. Recorded 65 saves and a .560 save percentage. Notched a 2-1-0 record on…

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Levi McCrady ’20 – Brown University (D1)

Jun 5, 2019

Alumni Profile – Levi McCrady Athletics: Lacrosse: Earned 4 Varsity Letters… 4-year starter… 2-time team captain… 3-time team MVP… 3-time first team All-Section… 2-time first team All-WPIAL… 2-time US Lacrosse All-American…IL Invitational ASG MVP. Academics: National Honor Society… National French Honor Society… High Cumulative Honor Roll…United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award… 4-time Scholar Athlete

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Doc Szlachetka ’20 – Air Force Academy (D1)

Jun 5, 2019

Alumni Profile – Doc Szlachetka Started in all 15 games in 2018 … took two shots … picked up 12 ground balls and caused two turnovers … Academic All-SoCon … SoCon Honor Roll. Member of Cadet Squadron 9 … son of David and Amy Szlachetka with one sister … given name is Donald … mother played basketball at…

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Robby Woodings ’19 – Army West Point (D1)

Jun 4, 2019

Alumni Profile – Robby Woodings Lettered in lacrosse at Shady Side Academy … US Lacrosse All-American … was a first team All-League midfielder … also competed in football.

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Tucker Gillman ’19 – Georgetown University (D1)

Jun 4, 2019

Alumni Profile – Tucker Gillman BIG EAST Champions … Played in 16 games for the Hoyas as a senior … Scored his first career goal against Mount St. Mary’s (2/26) and added his first career assist against Loyola (4/9) … Credited with five caused turnovers on the season and 18 ground balls … Had five…

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PYLAX Alumni named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

Mar 14, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced its weekly awards Tuesday afternoon and Richmond goalkeeper Blake Goodman has been named the Defensive Player of the Week in the wake of his stellar effort opposite Bucknell over the weekend. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native picked up his first win as the Spider goaltender with a 9-8 victory over the Bison…

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PYLAX Coach Graham Childs signs letter of intent

Oct 3, 2017

Graham Childs Announces Commitment to Play Lacrosse at Hofstra University Graham Childs, Fox Chapel High School and 365Lax elite club player, commits to play lacrosse at Hofstra University. Coach Thomas Michaelson, at 365Lax, had this to say about Child’s recruitment to Hofstra University, “Graham was a player who played on our National Showcase Team after…

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Former PYLAXers selected for US National Regional Team

May 8, 2017

A big contratulations from the PYLAX family to former Players rostered on the US National  Regional Team! There are currently 4 Shady Side Academy girls that made the US Lacrosse national regional team (Riley DiFiore, class of 2018, Emmie Lau and Abby Todd, both class of 2019, and Coco Redican, class of 2020), as well…

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2021 Class

JP Henry (Marquette University)

Blake Thomas (Cortland State University)

2020 Class

Jack Todd (Washington & Lee University)

Jack Naughton (Holy Cross University)

2019 Class

Graham Childs (Hofstra University)

2017 Class

Mac Ference (Rhodes College)

Thomas Hanulak (Seton Hill University)

Clayton Krol (High Point University)

Chris Woodings (Washington & Lee University)

2016 Class

Blake Goodman (University of Richmond)

Max Jaffe (Ohio Wesleyan University)

Levi McCrady (Brown University)

Tucker Root (Denison University)

Doc Szlachetka (United States Air Force Academy)

2015 Class

Connor Jones (Connecticut College)

Robby Woodings (United States Military Academy)

2014 Class

Mike Concordia (Bates College)

Tucker Gilman (Georgetown University)



2021 Class

Jenny Woodings ( University of Florida)

Cecelia Messner (Columbia University)

Dylan Greene (Wesleyan University)

Amara Forsyth (Setton Hill University)

2020 Class

Mary Ellis (UMBC)

2019 Class

Natalie Cyterski (Coastal Carolina University)

Megan Cyterski (Coastal Carolina University)

Coco Redican (university of Louisville)

2018 Class

Kate Goodwin (Lehigh University)

Emmie Lau (Brown University)

Abby Todd (Williams College)

2017 Class

Megan McCrady (Georgetown University)

2015 Class

Kara Pooley (Hamilton College)

Charlotte Redican (Colgate University)

2013 Class

Sara Bell (Brown University)


2017 US National Girls Regional Team

Riley DiFiore

Emmie Lau

Abby Todd

Coco Redican

Marrisa Hardiman

Kate Goodwin