Megan joined the Trident coaching staff this past winter season as an experienced and successful high school player who grew up in Manhattan Beach. She is currently a sophomore at Mira Costa, where she was lead scorer and named Attacker of the Year and 1st Team Bay League as a freshman. Megan has been playing club lacrosse since 7th grade, and has a deep understanding of how to succeed and grow in the sport in the LA area. She brings an intense, highly motivated attitude to her own lacrosse path that allows her to serve as a fantastic young role model for all of our girls as they continue to learn the game. Most importantly, Megan knows how much hard work goes into getting better and just how far you can go with this sport in a number years. We are excited to have Megan with us for another spring season working primarily with our elementary school divisons.
Alexis is the founder and director of Trident Lacrosse, and has 10+ years of coaching experience at the youth and high school levels. Alexis played college lacrosse at Loyola Marymount University. He is the recipient of the US Lacrosse, Founders Circle award for his positive impact on the youth game. In addition to running Trident Lacrosse, Alexis is also the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
Brett Tietjen graduated from Garden City High School in 1998 where he won a New York State Championship. Brett earned All-County Honors as well as the Nolan Award for most dedicated lacrosse player on the team. Brett went on to play at the University of Massachusetts and was one of three freshmen to play in every game. He finished out his career at Hofstra University. Brett was the assistant coach at New York Maritime for three years and he also coached the Westport Connecticut U15 and IAS Select team before moving to the West Coast. In Los Angeles, he coached at Loyola High School, where the team won the SoCal Southern Section CIF boys lacrosse championships four years in a row.
Lane was a high school All-American in New Jersey, where he was inducted into the Newark Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. Following high school, he played goalie at Rutgers University. Once in California, he become the head lacrosse coach at UCLA. In 2006, he was named Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Coach of the Year. In 2007, Jaffe became head coach at Palos Verdes High School. He was Bay League Coach of the Year that season and again in 2009. In 2010, Jaffe was selected as the West Coast representative to coach the Champion National High School All-Star Game. Lane has also coached at UCSB and Dominican University as well as internationally in Japan, Australia and Canada, bringing home two silver medals from the Asia Pacific Games.
Mike was a two-sport athlete at Catawba College, where he was a team Captain and DII All-American lacrosse player and three time All Conference soccer player. He was named Catawba College Athlete of the year in 2002 and was inducted into Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame. Mike has been coaching high school lacrosse in the greater Los Angeles area for 15+ years, including at Loyola High School and Viewpoint. He earned Marmonte League Coach of the Year honors as the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Thousand Oaks High School.
Scott was a high school All-American LSM and two-time first-team all-league selection. As a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Scott was named League Defensive MVP. He was also an Academic All-American and Member of the National Honor Society. Scott continued his lacrosse career at Bryant University, where he is currently playing as a member of the Bryant Bulldogs.
Colton was an All-American at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and named Athlete of the year, before continuing on to Colby College, where he was one of the teams leading scorers as an attackman for the Mules. Colton was on the NESCAC Spring All-American Team.
Brandon was a two-time All-Bay League player and Bay League player of the Year as a midfielder at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. As a midfielder for Colorado Mesa University, Brandon and the Mavericks were 4-time RMAC Tournament and season Champions.
The Trident Boys 2023/2024 tournament team went undefeated to claim the division championship at this year’s Legends Meltdown tournament in Moorpark.
It was an all-Trident championship game as Trident Orange edged out Trident Blue to reclaim the Boys Middle School division title in this year’s LA Youth Lacrosse League 2018 Spring Season.