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Christopher Deutsch, President and Founder
Since founding his first Internet consulting company in the mid '90s, Chris has been involved in several technology ventures including Vstore.com, Vcommerce, Clickthebutton and C9 Innovations. As a member of the founding teams at C9, Vstore.com and Vcommerce, his responsibilities ranged from product development to marketing and branding. He coached lacrosse at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ for six years and served as both Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator during his tenure. While at Chaparral, the team made five state championship appearances and won three state titles ('99, '02, '04). He is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in Economics. While at Vassar, he played varsity lacrosse, basketball and rugby. He was captain and recipient of the Coach's Award for lacrosse, a rugby All-Star selection and Vice-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Peter Worstell
Peter is a 2-time All-American at Garden City High School (NY), a 4-time All-American at the University of Maryland and a member of the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He is the only player at Maryland to ever be named All-American at two different positions, both attack and midfield. In addition, Peter was recently voted one of the 50 best players ever in the ACC. He is active in the coaching community and instructs at many levels through his camp, "Peter Worstell's Be the Best Lacrosse Camp", various lacrosse conventions and an instructional video, "Basic Wall Work" which he produced and is used by US Lacrosse. Peter is the Head Coach of San Ramon Valley High School (CA) and has been selected as the Head Coach for USA West which will tour England in 2005.


Scouting Team

Tom Worstell, VP of National Scouting and Scouting Coordinator (VA)
Co-owner of Upper Corner Lacrosse LLC (VA), Camp Director at Upper Corner All-Star Lacrosse Camps, Vice President of the Eastern Loudoun Lacrosse Youth League, Coach in the Eastern Loudoun Lacrosse Youth League, Coach at Peter Worstell's Be the Best Lacrosse Camp, Director of the Worstell's Wall Work Lacrosse Clinics, Offensive Coordinator for the Loudoun County All-Star Champ Camp team ('04, '05), MILL Washington Wave and Pittsburgh Bulls, 3-time All-American, 3-time All-ACC, ACC Player of the Year ('86), ACC Champion ('87), member of ACC's 50th Anniversary All-Time Top 50 Team, midfielder at University of Maryland, one of only five athletes at Maryland to letter in both lacrosse and basketball in school history, high school All-American at Braddock Road Youth Club (VA).

Steve Connor, Scouting Coordinator (AZ)
Former assistant coach at Whittier College, captain, 3-time league All-Star Team and 3-time Defensive MVP at Whittier, Brentwood High School (NY).

Tom Fallon, Scouting Coordinator (OH)
MLL Boston Cannons, UMass All-American, All-ECAC, 3-time All-New England, Shaker Heights High School (OH).

Tom Fitsimons, Scouting Coordinator (FL)
Founder of the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association, Founder of the West Florida Lacrosse League, Vice President of the Florida Lacrosse League, former Head Coach at St Leo U (FL), defenseman at NCAA Division III Runner-Up ('84) Washington College and Hofstra, Division Avenue High School (NY).

Ted Garber, Scouting Coordinator (CT)
Currently the Athletic Director and Head Coach of Avon Old Farms, Head Coach in the 2004 National High School All-Star Game, former Head Coach of both the MLL's inaugural Showcase Tour and the Bridgeport Barrage, former Head Coach at University of Massachusetts, NCAA Division I Coach of the Year ('93), former Head Coach at University of New Hampshire, New England Coach of the Year ('86), attackman and captain at UNH, Amherst Regional HS (MA).

Matt Hogan, Scouting Coordinator (MD/DC/DE)
Head Coach at St. Mary's HS (MD), former Head Coach at UPenn, former Assistant Coach at Navy, former Assistant Coach at Maryland, former Assistant Coach at Delaware, former Head Coach at Clarkson, played at Springfield College.

Tillman Johnson, Scouting Coordinator (CA-South)
Brine Product Development Team, first-round MLL draft pick, starting goalie for the Rochester Rattlers, NCAA tournament MVP ('03), NCAA National Champion ('03), NCAA Player of the Year ('03), NCAA Goalie of the Year ('03), Lacrosse Magazine's preseason Player of the Year ('04), ACC Rookie of the Year ('01), 4-time All-American, 3-time All-ACC, co-captain at Virginia, St. Mary's HS (MD).

Marc Moreau, Scouting Coordinator (NJ)
Owner of Leading Edge Lacrosse (NJ), Head Coach at Bernards HS (NJ), former Assistant Coach at Far Hills Country Day (NJ), former Assistant Coach at St. Joseph's HS (NJ), former Assistant Coach at Rutgers, 2-time All-American, North/South Game, Captain at Rutgers.

Dan Nourse, Scouting Coordinator (CA-North)
Member of the Board of Directors for the San Jose Junior Stealth program, Former Assistant Coach at Bucknell, All-Conference and Captain at Bucknell, Needham High School (MA).

Alex Poole, Scouting Coordinator (TX)
2-time ACC All-Academic Team, 2-time Unsung Hero Award, midfielder at Maryland, St. Paul's School (MD).

Jason Sanders, Scouting Coordinator (NY-LI)
Owner of Learn Lax Inc. (NY), former JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Mt. Sinai High School (NY), former Varsity Head Coach at The Stony Brook School (NY), former Assistant Varsity Coach at Chapel Hill High School (NC), 3-time ACC Champion ('93, '94, '96), NCAA Runner-Up ('93), midfielder and Kevin Reichardt Most Improved Player Award at University of North Carolina, high school All-American and New York State Champion ('92) at Ward Melville HS, 2-time Empire State Games, USA U-19 Alternate ('92).

Mike Abeles, Scout
MLL Cannons, NLL Landsharks, All-American, 3-time captain and named Goalie of the Century at Ohio State, North/South Game, Westfield High School (NJ).

Jack Francis, Scout
All-American at Maryland, NJ Hall of Fame.

Albin Haglund, Scout
USA Grandmasters Team in Perth ('02), former Coach at Arapahoe High School (CO), former Coach at University of Denver, midfielder and National Champion ('76) at Cornell University, Sleepy Hollow HS (NY).

Matt Hanna, Scout
Captain and recipient of Turnbull-Reynolds award at Johns Hopkins, played two years at Loyola College, Geneva HS (NY), Empire State Games.

Michael Howley, Scout
MLL Rattlers, Team USA ('02), NCAA Defenseman of the Year ('03), 3-time All-American, 3-time All-ACC, ACC Rookie of the Year, 2-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, team D-MVP, captain at Maryland, All-American at Wantagh HS (NY), Gold at Empire State Games.

Dan Lannon, Scout
Defenseman and long-stick midfielder at Syracuse University, 3-time National Champions ('88 - '90), Fayetteville-Manlius HS (NY), Empire State Games.

Nick Lockwood, Scout
Head JV Coach at Coronado HS (CA), former Assistant Coach at Norfolk Academy (VA), Unsung Hero Award and midfielder at Navy, Calvert Hall HS (MD).

Joe Lore, Scout
Owner of Netminders Goalie School (NJ), interscholastic official, All-American at Nassau CC, Cortland State.

Doug Mylowe, Scout
All-Patriot League defenseman and Coach's Award at Lehigh University, The George School (PA).

Kevin Pehlke, Scout
4-time All-American, 3-time All-ACC, ACC Rookie of the Year ('90), ACC's 50th Anniversary team and multi-record holder at Virginia, Calvert Hall (MD).

Ken Perelli, Scout
Former Head Coach at Pittsford Middle School (NY), attackman at Nazareth College, McQuaid Jesuit HS (NY).

Doug Poindexter, Scout
Former Assistant Coach at St. Mary's HS (MD), defenseman, captain, ACC Champion, NCAA Semi-Finalist and Unsung Hero Award at University of Maryland, Maryland State Champion ('82) at St. Mary's.

John Rogers, Scout
2-time All-American in lacrosse, 2-time All-Conference, North/South Game, captain, Senior Male Athlete Award at Franklin & Marshall, F&M Hall of Fame.

Rob Ruller, Scout
Head Coach at Webster Thomas HS (NY), All-American, All-League, Cortland State.

John Silkey, Scout
Attackman at Dartmouth, Jamesville-DeWitt HS (NY).

Joe Smith, Scout
MLL Rattlers, Assistant Coach at Bishop Timon HS (NY), captain at Towson State.

Drew Virk, Scout
Midfielder at Maryland, also played at Denison, All-American and California State Champion at St. Ignatius College Prep.

Rich Weigand, Scout
Former president of Southwest Lacrosse Association (TX), former Head Coach at Austin High School (TX), 2-time Texas State Champions ('93 - '94), Texas Coach of the Year ('92), Lifetime Achievement Award (TX), interscholastic official, played at Cornell, Baltimore Polytechnic HS (MD).

Josh White, Scout
Publisher of the MD Prep Lacrosse Report, Assistant Coach at Chaparral HS (AZ), former Assistant Coach at The Gilman School (MD), 2-time All-Ivy League, Inside Lacrosse All-American and National Champion ('01) at Princeton University, St. Mary's HS (MD).

Phil Willard, Scout
MILL Pittsburgh Bulls, 2-time All-American, ACC Player of the Year ('89), ACC Champions ('88), Outstanding Midfielder Award, captain and Athlete of the Year ('89) at Maryland, 2-time All-American and 2-time New York State Champion at West Genesee HS.

Lee Williams, Scout
2-time All-Regional, National Tournament Team, All-American midfielder at Herkimer CC, Towson State, Geneva High School (NY).

Brian Wood, Scout
4-time All-American, 3-time National Champion ('83, '84, '87) at Johns Hopkins, Team USA ('86), St. Mary's HS (MD).

Tim Worstell, Scout
Director of Cage Rats Lacrosse, Garden City Youth Lacrosse Coordinator, attackman, captain and Unsung Hero Award at University of Maryland, high school All-American and single-season goals record at Garden City High School (NY), Garden City HS Hall of Fame.


Operations Staff

Peter Mueller, Director of IT
Pete has developed web-based applications, e-commerce solutions and scalable server software for SalesLogix, Vcommerce and Vstore.com. He attended the University of Illinois and worked on such projects as NCSA Mosaic, the forerunner of modern web browsers.

Vince Martinez, Creative Director
With over 10 years of graphic design experience from companies such as Insight, Vstore.com and C9 Innovations, Vince provides the artistic direction for Lax Scout's brand image. Vince received his degree in Visual Communications from Collins College.

Larry French, Director of Photography
An accomplished photographer of lacrosse for over 25 years, Larry's images have appeared in such notable publications as Face-Off Yearbook, Inside Lacrosse and Sports Illustrated. Larry is a graduate of Hobart College with degrees in French and Comparative Literature.

Aaron Strom, Lead Web Developer
Aaron has over seven years of experience in web design and implementation from leaders such as C9 Innovations and Integrated Information Systems. Aaron has a degree in MIS from Ohio University.

Brian Mueller, General Council and Advisor
Graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 1983, joined the law firm of Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A., practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation at the administrative, trial and appellate levels, is a certified player agent with the MLBPA, the NHLPA and the PHPA, provides day-to-day legal advice to various regional and national companies, has served as counsel for the State Bar of Arizona and is a faculty member for its Professionalism course required for all Arizona bar admittees.



Board of Advisors

Christian Cook, Advisor
Christian received his BA in Politics from Princeton University and his MBA from Georgetown University. He is a 3-time National Champion, 2-time All-American, NCAA Defenseman of the Year, a co-captain and selected to Princeton's All-Decade Team. He played with the New Jersey Pride and was drafted 8th overall, 2-time All-Star starter, first-team All-Pro, Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, named Defenseman of the Universe by Fuel Magazine and recently traded to the Baltimore Bayhawks. He was an All-American at Denver East High School (CO) and has been inducted into the Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He has worked with the American Enterprise Institute, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and the US Government.

Owen Deutsch, Advisor
President and CEO of Loft Development Corp., founded a real estate company in 1977, former international fashion photographer, former Chairman of the Board of the New City YMCA in Chicago, currently splits his time between strategic planning for Loft Development Corp., professional digital photography and consulting with new businesses.

Anil Jain, Advisor
Vice President of Technology Ventures at AZ Technology Enterprises, President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Arizona Chapter, Advisory Board Member for Viator Networks, active entrepreneur and speaker at ASU, Thunderbird (business school) and various conferences.

Rich McAbee, Advisor
President of the AZ Chapter of US Lacrosse, president of the AZ Youth Lacrosse League, Assistant Coach at Chaparral HS and Head Coach of the 2003 AZ JHS State Champion, Scottsdale Mustangs.

Dr. John Z. Smith Jr., Advisor
Master Teacher of Economics, New York University, McGhee Liberal Arts Program, researches discrimination in professional athletics and measures of the economic impacts of sports teams and facilities in local economies, has held teaching and research appointments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Sloan School, Vassar College, Dartmouth College and New York University, is actively involved with NYC 2012 Olympic Committee and the American Museum of Natural History and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dr. Thomas Vennum, Advisor
Senior Ethnomusicologist Emeritus, Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and author of several books including American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother Of War.




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