Team Overview

Graduation Year: 2024

Description:  A highly competitive  team in our boys club program consisting of the 2024 graduation year. Players will receive accelerated coaching through our high school preparatory practices designed to rapidly advance skill sets. Our unmatched training coupled with participating in the nation's leading lacrosse events, gives our athletes the opportunity to develop to their full potential while preparing them for high school lacrosse.

Tryouts:  This team is formed from an open tryout in September. Tryout registration will begin in August. Players selected from this tryout will travel the following summer. For current team availability please call 513-847-8491.

Roster

Number

Name

Position

Grad Year

School

Below is a sample schedule from this past summer. The 2020 tournament schedule will be posted by Sept 8th.

Summer Schedule

June 1-2 Country Lax, TN
5/20: 6:00 - 7:30 Field E
5/21: 6:00 - 7:30 Field E
5/22: 6:00 - 7:30 Field E
5/23: 6:00 - 7:30 GameTime
5/28: 4:30 - 6:00 Field D
5/29: 7:30 - 9:00 Field D
5/30: 7:30 - 9:00 Field D

June 8-9 Ohio Lax Fest, OH
6/4: 4:30 - 6:00 Field D
6/5: 7:30 - 9:00 Field E
6/6: 5:30 - 7:00 Turf 1

June 29-30 NXT Grail, IN
6/12: 7:30 - 9:00 Field D
6/13: 7:30 - 9:00 Field E
6/17: 6:00 - 7:30 Field E
6/18: 6:00 - 7:30 TURF 2
6/20: 8:15 - 9:30 TURF 2
6/24: 7:30 - 9:00 Field E*
*scrimmage vs HSR GIRLS
*stick swap
6/25: 6:00 - 7:30 Field E
6/27: 5:30 - 7:00 Turf 1

Coaches

Coach Starvaggi's 12-year career and knowledge for the game give him all of the tools to shine as a lacrosse  coach. With a family that has devoted a lot of time to the sport of lacrosse in the Cincinnati area, Starvaggi's experience and passion for the game stand unquestioned.
Archbishop Moeller High School is where Starvaggi attributes a lot of his growth in the sport as a young man. At Moeller, he earned four varsity letters and helped revive a Crusader program that was trending in the wrong direction. By his senior year, he had received honors from the city and from his teammates as he earned honorable mention, was elected captain and earned the "Man of Moeller" award which is given to one senior on the team.  Starvaggi enrolled at John Carroll University knowing he would continue to grow as a man and as a lacrosse player.
Starvaggi's first year at John Carroll marked the first year the university would be fielding a Division III NCAA Varsity lacrosse team. John Carroll saw Starvaggi as someone who could build a foundation for a program that would one day win championships. In the program's first year, 2014, John Carroll reached the Ohio Athletic Conference championship and Starvaggi received honorable mention. The program saw its peaks in 2016 and 2017 where Starvaggi was a two-time team captain and helped the team win two Ohio Athletic Conference championships which led to two NCAA tournament trips. The 2017 playoff birth was a huge success for John Carroll as the program earned its first playoff win cementing Starvaggi and his teammates in John Carroll's history.
After going through many peaks and valleys in his career, Starvaggi matured tremendously which in turn made him a better lacrosse player. He is now focusing on  coaching where he wants to mold boys into men using his experience as the cornerstone for building the foundation for his players. Starvaggi's excitement and youth make him a perfect match for Velocity Lacrosse. Starvaggi graduated from John Carroll University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Finance. He currently lives in Cincinnati and works at Guaranteed Rate, a mortgage firm in Hyde Park.

Declan O'Grady is currently coaching at the collegiate  level at Alfred University in Central NY.

Originally born in Toronto, Declan moved to Cincinnati in 2nd grade and began his lacrosse journey in the Mason lacrosse program.

He had a very notable high school career, finishing with All state honorable mention accolade, first team all-GMC, as well as finishing in second in points junior and senior year.

He then committed to play lacrosse at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio in December of his Senior Year. He had an incredible career at John Carroll University playing lacrosse, while also getting his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He  locked down the #1 spot in career goals and points for the school (243 points and 184 goals) over his four years.  John Carroll was crowned OAC Conference Champions consecutive seasons (Junior and Senior Year) and made two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. In Declan's senior season he led John Carroll to their first ever NCAA tournament victory over Albion in the first round, tallying 7 goals in that game. He received numerous accolades during his four years at John Carroll.

Player Stats:

OAC Offensive Player of the Year 2017
All-OAC first team: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
OAC Offensive Player of the Week: 4/28/14, 4/13/15, 4/24/17
John Carroll Spring Sports MVP 2017
John Carroll Perseverance Award 2016