Our Staff

Program Director

Gordon Purdie

Adelphi University Head Men's Lacrosse Coach(2008-Present)

Adelphi University Lacrosse Alumni (DI)(1987-1989)

  • Two-Time DI All American

  • Adelphi Athletic Hall of Fame

Professional Box Lacrosse Player

  • New York Saints (1990-1999)

  • New Jersey Storm (2002-2003)

  • Anaheim Storm (2004)

Team Australia

  • 1994 named best midfielder in the world

Coach Papach

Owner of PAPs Garage Strengh


Gordon Purdie Jr.

Checkmate Lacrosse Alumni


Lynbrook High School Lacrosse Alumni (Class of 2015)

  • Long Island Attackmen of the Year

  • All America Selection

  • 3-Time All County

Adelphi University Lacrosse (2015-Present)

  • 4 NCAA appearances

Team Australia: U19 and Box Teams

Joe Giradina

Adelphi University Lacrosse Alumni

Currently Member of the Ohio Machine

Michael Papach


Adelphi University Men's Lacrosse Alumni

  • 4 NCAA Appearances

  • Named DII All American

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