At Ripcurl Lacrosse, we believe in personal development through athletics, teamwork, and community engagement. We encourage our athletes to grow as a player, enjoy the thrill of competition and fall in love with the game of lacrosse. Our goal is to develop our local players into national-level competitors. Local practices with the area's best high school coaches, Ripcurl looks forward to becoming a dominant presence in the lacrosse community.
Heather Chase O'Neill
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Sports Played in HS: track, field hockey, basketball, cross country
College: Syracuse University
Athletic Scholarship to play D1 Field Hockey
Years Coaching: 12 years
Cofounded The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation (CPWLF) in 2014
Former Executive Director, CPWLF
Full Time: Ripcurl Director and Mom of Conor & Emily
Favorite Quote: "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."
Hometown: Noank, CT
Sports Played in HS: Field Hockey and Lacrosse
College: University of Miami, currently working her MBA at UMass School of Business
Years Coaching: 4
Full Time: Marketing
Middle School Coach
Hometown: Long Island, NY
College: University of Delaware
DI Lacrosse Player
Coaching: Head Defensive Coach, St. Joseph's College Women's Lacrosse; Coach, JV High School Lacrosse; Assistant Coach, Molloy College DII its inaugural year.
Currently: US Lacrosse Certified Official
Favorite Quote: “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~Michael Jordan
Hometown: New Canaan, CT
Sports played in HS: Lacrosse, field hockey
College: Union College
Major in Marketing
Sports Played in College: Field Hockey
Full Time: GM Athletic Republic
Favorite Quote: "The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else." John Madden
Cory Van Hoven
High School Coach
Hometown: Charlotte, NC moved to Long Island, NY, and started playing lacrosse in elementary school.
High School: played football and lacrosse at David W. Butler High School and travel lacrosse for Team Carolina
College: Stony Brook University -
DI Lacrosse Player. Graduated with a degree in psychology and a minor in political science. Certificate in Human Resources.
Favorite Quote: “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest warriors."
Middle School Coach
Hometown: Canton, MA
Sports Played: Baseball, Cross Country
College: Norwich University
Occupation: Owns several Ice cream stores on Cape Cod