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WELCOME TO THE
MUSTANG SPORTS CLUB (MSC)
The MSC's mission is to create athletic opportunities for boys and girls at a young age where they can learn essential skills and life lessons in ways that are consistent with best practices in youth athletics.
The MSC is an independent organization directed by a board of mostly parent volunteers, and is composed of Colorado Academy students, as well as friends and peers from the community. The MSC operates under its own Colorado nonprofit corporation.
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Born and raised in Towson, Maryland I played lacrosse from an early age- in fact not playing lacrosse wasn’t really an option. I played on two Maryland high school state championship teams- captaining my senior year team. From there I went on to be a four year starter at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and participated in the 1993 NCAA DIII National Championships. I was a captain my senior year. After college I had the unique opportunity of spending 2 years coaching and developing lacrosse in Europe. I started in England where I coached both men’s and women’s club level teams. Following this, I was fortunate enough to continue my lacrosse work in Europe where I moved on to the Czech Republic to assist with both club and national level teams. Finally, I was hired in Germany to develop the sport in its fledgling state and was the first German National Team (men’s) Head Coach for the 1994 World Cup in Manchester, England and 1995 European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.
I moved to Colorado in 1996 and played club lacrosse with Team Colorado until my body finally said it was time to grow up. I’m married to a CA lacrosse alum and am a parent of 3 CA students. Professionally, I am President of E.I. Medical Imaging- a Colorado company which engineers and manufactures portable veterinary ultrasound systems. Lacrosse has been such a large part of my life, that I am excited to work with kids and begin to expose them to such a wonderful sport. From a coaching perspective, I feel that the fundamentals of lacrosse can never be emphasized enough. We will promote the concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship. The only thing I can promise is that the players on our team will have fun and learn the camaraderie of being part of a team.
A native of Denver, I graduated from Colorado Academy in the early nineties. I attended Middlebury College and majored in International Politics and Economics/ doubled with French. I was fortunate to be able to spend my junior year in Paris. I currently am the Director of Operations/ Chief Compliance Officer at Gavekal Capital, an investment management firm in Denver. My husband, Marc and I have 2 children at CA - Lucy is in 6th grade and Charlie is in 3rd grade.
My lacrosse career began at CA. We started in Middle School at a time when there were few other programs for that age in the State. In Upper School we were successful in winning several State titles. I continued lacrosse at Middlebury, reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1994. Since college, I have played on club teams (pre-motherhood!!) and have coached several youth middle and lower school teams as a volunteer.
Other organizations: Former President of the Alumni Board at Colorado Academy, Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Denver, Central City Opera Guild.
Bob is a 34-year lacrosse veteran. His career began in the youth leagues of perennial New York lacrosse powerhouse, Yorktown. Bob played four year at Yorktown High School as an Attackman. As a junior in 1987, he was selected to represent the Hudson Valley Region in the Empire State Games. In 1988, during his senior year, he was team co-captain and led the team in assists. Bob received All-League and All-Conference honors and helped the team advance to the New York State Semifinals. Bob played three years varsity lacrosse at Clarkson University, and participated in the NCAA Championship Tournament Division III, two of the years (91, 92). After college
Bob continued to play and coach in several competitive box and field leagues in NY, CA and CO.
In 2005 and 2006 Bob was the assistant coach at Monte Vista HS in Danville, CA. In the two seasons as offensive coordinator, the program was 17-5 (’05) and 18-5 (’06), winning league championships both years. In 2011 Bob was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Heritage HS in Littleton, CO. This is Bob’s 3rd year coaching with MSC.
Bob lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife Nikki and 11-year old twins, Carlee and Jackson.
Lacrosse Coaching Philosophy
Bob’s underlying coaching philosophy for lacrosse at the youth level is to emphasize fundamentals and applying the fundamentals in a fun, team oriented environment. As a coach, Bob feels it is essential to provide an overall enjoyable experience that helps develop young athletes into well-rounded individuals through discipline, teamwork, leadership and hard work. In addition to having fun, Bob believes it is also critical to demonstrate the importance of competitive respect, playing fair and playing by the rules.
Matthew Schwartz will be moving into his fifth year and fifth spring season the Mustangs Sports Club. The U12/6th grade boys squad won the CYLA State Title in 2013. He spent 4 years at Denver Lacrosse Club where he coached the Dancing Bears squad who won a Jamboree Title in 2010 and were runner up in 2011. Matthew has been active in developing youth and high school lacrosse players since 2007 in Colorado. He played and coached at the NCAA Division 1 level at St. John’s University from 1990 through1994. He also coaches at the youth and high school levels for 3D Select and 3D Box.
Matthew graduated from Walter Panas High School in Yorktown, New York. He won all-section honors his junior year and was selected to the Hudson Valley Region, Empire State Games Lacrosse Team. He captained his senior year team to a 6th overall New York State ranking and won All-American honors after finishing 2nd in scoring in Section 1.
He went on to study and play lacrosse at Herkimer College where he helped his freshman year squad win a Division III NJCAA National Title by scoring two fourth quarter goals in a 15-14 win against Nassau College on Long Island. The following year he was awarded 1st team All-American honors after finishing second in scoring on his squad.
Matthew went on to study at St. John’s University in New York City on a full athletic scholarship and was a two year starter. He was awarded academic All-American honors on three separate occasions. Upon graduation, he stayed on at St. John’s as an offensive assistant coach in ’94. He now resides in Denver and sells wireless expense management software for Smartel Inc.
2007 – 2011 – Denver Lacrosse Club – Class of 2018: 2010 – Jamboree Champions, 2011 – Jamboree Runner Up – 2nd Place Brave Heart
2010 - Heritage High School – Varsity Offensive Coordinator, Quarter Finalist
2011 – 3D Select U13 – Fall Ball
2012 – Mustangs Sports Club U12 Red – CYLA 4rd State Ranking
2012 – Colorado Academy - Varsity Offensive Coordinator
2012 – 3D Select U12 - Vail – 2nd Place – Crimson Classic, Boston – 1st Place 5-0
2012 – Mustang Sports Club – U13 Summer – Denver Shoot Out Champions
2012 - 3D U12 Select Adrenaline Phoenix Fall Classic Champions