High Expectations For 2019 Knights Lacrosse

Following an 8-3 2018 season, the UCF Knights look to really impress in the coming Spring. Last year had some setbacks for the Knights. Losing two major in-conference games against UF and FSU has been in the mind of the players and coaches. Even with the mentality of “one game at a time” it’s fair to say the loses fueled the energy and tone in the Fall as they prepared for the upcoming season.

The Knights, led by Head Coach Mike Von Kamecke, can seriously make noise in the 2019 season considering the strength of their schedule. Four of their opponents were ranked in the Inside Lacrosse MCLA Division I Preseason Top 20, Teams such as FSU, Boston College, and Liberty. Staying consistent and stringing together some quality wins could be just what the Knights need to get over the hump this season.

The Knights return some standout players such as JD Brady on attack and Tyler Gaffney at midfield. They also expect players to step-up into a more dominant role like Senior goalie Chris Cacciatore, or Juniors Ian Lukas and Adam Hale at midfield. Mixed in with a new talented freshman class with players such as Zack Ott out of Nease, this Spring could be the perfect storm for UCF.

Defensively, the Knights return starters Daniel Farraye and Matt McCawley, two experienced leaders. Combining the talent they have on offense with their strong defense led by Assistant Coach Austin Ricci, the Knights could have what it takes to bring down some big opponents this season.


UCF Lacrosse Camp: Sign Up Today!

To kick off the upcoming 2018 season, the Knights are hosting a youth and prospect camp Saturday, January 20th, from 9am-3pm! The coaching staff is comprised of Head Coach Mike Von Kamecke, Assistant Coaches Austin Ricci and Rob Bickerstaff, as well as current UCF players. Signing up for the camp guarantees players exposure to many drills and one on one instruction by the staff to build skill and overall lacrosse IQ. The youth clinic will be opened to players within the 4th-8th grade level, and the prospect camp will be open to players 9th-12th grade. Make sure to bring all equipment such as sticks, helmets, elbow pads, etc. The price per player for either camp is only $50!

Coaches and current Knights are eager to help make each camper a better player by the end of the day, as well as incorporate the Knights signature “UCFast” play style. The organization has been very excited for this camp to come, and now with it rapidly approaching make sure to sign up before it’s too late!!

To register a player for the camp visit out team store: http://www.ucflacrosse.com/store/

Go Knights and Charge On!!

UCF Men's Lacrosse Hires Former All American Head Coach

 

The University of Central Florida Men’s Lacrosse program is proud to announce the hiring of Mike Von Kamecke. We are excited to bring Mike as the new Head Coach for the 2017-2018 campaign.

Mike is an Orlando native, where he attend Bishop Moore High School playing Lacrosse under Danny Hogan. After high school he played collegiate lacrosse at Salisbury University where as a captain he received All American Honors, and led the Seagulls to two national championships. After college, he joined the LXM Pro Tour continuing his successful playing career.

His coaching career began as assistant coach at the University of Tampa. After that he was Head Coach for Trinity Prep High School and then Seminole High School. 

Mike is excited to come on board and continue the tradition of Lacrosse at UCF! Go Knights, and Charge On!

 Students interested in playing are welcome to come to our first team meeting on Thursday, August 24th at 7:00pm in the RWC meeting room.