Performax Lacrosse emphasizes the importance of rigorous training, fundamental skills and knowledge of the game to gain a competitive edge over the competition. The elite instruction from the Performax staff will prepare you to take your game to new boundaries. With specific drills and techniques used at the Division-1 and Professional levels, Performax Lacrosse can help bring out and further develop the skill set of any player.
Recently drafted 33rd overall to play attack for the NLL’s Edmonton Rush, Simon Giourmetakis twice earned All-MAAC honors while scoring 77 career goals and tallying 37 career assists. His crafty finishing skills around the crease have been polished for years. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Giourmetakis’ 47 points and 34 goals were a driving force in the Golden Griffins’ second Conference Title. Simon will work specifically with the attack and help improve necessary skills of the position such as dodging, feeding, and of course finishing.
Compiling 82 points, 62 goals and 20 assists over the span of his career at Canisius College, Jimmy Haney was named MAAC Championship MVP after leading the Golden Griffins attack with eight goals in two tournament victories. The hard-nosed attackman found his way to the net with tremendous dodging skills. The Cicero, NY native posted at least one point in 13 of 14 games his senior year and helped lead Canisius to a NCAA Tournament appearance. Along with Simon and others, Jimmy will be on hand to work with the attack and improve the dodging and feeding skills of our campers.
Longpole defender Brendan Murphy is no stranger to hard work. Collecting 57 ground balls and forcing 15 turnovers his senior season, Murphy’s leadership and field knowledge made him a captain of Canisius. Fast and elusive on defense, he helps embody the type of success Performax Lacrosse can offer. Brendan will work specifically with the long stick midfielders and will teach them the little things that brought him such success.
Longpole defender Ryan O’Hagan collected 82 ground balls and caused 52 turnovers in his four years at Canisius College. He has an imposing frame and quality stick skills for a pole, specifically when stripping the opponent. From Rockville Centre, New York, O’Hagan took on a number of tough matchups during the span of his career and made it a nightmare to create shot opportunities for opposing offenses.
With 21 goals and 9 assists over a four-year span at Canisius College, Brendan O’Hagan helped lead the attack for the Golden Griffins en route to a MAAC Championship in 2012. Quick and deceptive with the ball he was often looked for to dodge on the left side. The Rockville Centre, New York native also grabbed 9 ground balls during his senior campaign.
Brendan will emphasis the development of a midfielders weak hand to be able to confidentially use either hand in a game.
Mike is an Orchard Park native, who transferred to Canisius from University of Albany and was key to the Canisius Griffs championship. Mike is a Faceoff Specialist. Mikey Mo will be on hand for the face off guys to specifically work on the skills that have gotten him to earn the reputation he now has as a very successful face off man at the D1 level.
Greg Bensman is a Mercyhurst University Scholar-Athlete honoree in 2008 through 2012 as well as a finalist in 2012. Greg has been recognized for many Lacrosse awards including the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award, Outstanding Player of the Year in 2012. Greg is an All-American United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar for 2012 as well as played for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first team College All-American in 2011 and 2012 seasons. Greg has also accepted recognition as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Long Pole Midfielder of the Year (2011, 2012) as well as named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Lacrosse Team, District 2 in 2012.
Greg’s lacrosse career has also awarded him as East Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, East Coast Conference Lacrosse Player of the Year, and East Coast Conference Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year all in 2012. Greg has received East Coast Conference All-Conference 1st Team honors for 2011, and 2012 Seasons. Greg was a member of the NCAA, Division II National Championship Team in 2011 and was selected as team captain for the 2011 and 2012 seasons by fellow teammates.