FAST LAX SYMPOSIUM

February 18-21, 2021

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Inspiring Presentations, Workshops and Discussions

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Trevor Baptiste

Premier Lacrosse Faceoff Specialist

World renowned for his faceoff skills, Trevor Baptiste recorded a whopping 81 ground balls along with three goals last season. Following his performances during 2019, he was named the Paul Cantabene Faceoff Man of the Year. Baptiste is a Denville, New Jersey native and attended Morristown-Beard School. While playing at the University of Denver, Baptiste was a 4x First Team All-American, a 2x Tewaaraton Finalist and helped lead the Pioneers to a National Championship in 2015. The faceoff man was also a member of the 2018 Team USA Gold Medal team. Baptiste’s favorite pastimes are swimming, coaching and warming up goalies. Baptiste was named to the 2019 PLL All Star Team. Baptiste’s fondest memory during the 2019 season was the team’s sensational win over Chaos LC in front of a sold-out crowd in Albany.

Trevor Baptiste

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Matt Brown

Denver University Men’s Lacrosse Associate Head Coach

Former DU men’s lacrosse stand out Matt Brown joined the Pioneers’ coaching staff in 2007 as the volunteer assistant coach and has since moved from assistant coach to his current position as associate head coach, effective July 2011.

After three seasons under the former coaching staff, Brown was asked to join the legendary head coach Bill Tierney’s coaching staff, upon his arrival to DU in June 2010. During his 11 seasons at DU, Brown has helped the Pioneers to a 159-66 overall record, and transitions from the Great Western Lacrosse League to the Eastern College Athletic Conference to the BIG EAST.

The Pioneers have reached Championship Weekend five times in the last nine tournaments, including the 2015 National Champion Pioneers, the first program to sit atop the national plateau from a state not sharing a boarder with the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
In his 11 seasons under coach Tierney, Brown has served as the offensive coordinator. Under his guidance, the Pioneers’ offense has consistently been ranked within the top -10 in scoring offense, even ranking as high as No. 3. Brown has also helped the Pioneers to make it to the NCAA Tournament 10 times as well as help DU claim its first-ever NCAA Tournament win and trip to the Semifinals in 2011.

Brown’s coaching experience extends beyond the collegiate sphere, as he serves as an assistant coach for the Canadian National Lacrosse team. Brown served as the offensive coordinator for the 2012 Under-19 Canadian Men’s Field Team and was an assistant coach for Canada when it defeated the USA 11-9 at the Duel in Denver in September of 2012. In Oct. of 2012, Brown was named the offensive coordinator once again for the 2014 team that won the FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Commerce City, Colo. Brown was named the head coach of the Canada U-19 Team in June, 2019, ahead of the 2020 U-19 World Championships.

Matt Brown

Dr. Michelle Wolcott, Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice Director for CU Sports Medicine in Denver

Dr. Wolcott is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine, with expertise in the treatment of complex knee, ankle, and shoulder problems. An active marathon runner, she also has a special interest in runner’s injuries, pediatric sports medicine, and women’s sports medicine. She has developed techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of exertional leg pain in athletes and serves as the Practice Director for CU Sports Medicine in Denver.

Dr. Wolcott trained at Georgetown University for medical school and did her residency at Loyola University where she was honored with the prestigious senior resident research award. She was also selected to participate in the Schwartz traveling fellowship where she studied advanced techniques in the surgical treatment of lower extremity sports injuries in Australia and New Zealand. She did her sports medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa where she was responsible for the coordination and care of the football, basketball and wrestling teams.

Since 2003, she has been the team physician for the University of Colorado basketball teams, University of Denver gymnastics and basketball teams, Colorado Mammoth, and Denver Nuggets, and serves as co-medical director for Colorado Rapids youth soccer league.

Joel Raether MAED, CSCS *D, TSAC-F *D, RSCC*D

Director of Sport Performance MLL Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse Team

Joel is the Director of Sports Performance for the Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse team of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) since 2007. He served as the Education Programs Coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) from 2009 – 2011. Raether is also the co-founder of Performance Sandbag Training Systems (PST). His coaching career includes stints as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Denver from 2002 – 2009 and the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 2000 – 2002. Raether is a highly sought-after presenter who has traveled the world providing education and training to sport coaches, personal trainers, sport performance coaches, tactical athletes, and tactical facilitators. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, contributed to more than five published books, and has consulted a multitude of popular media outlets such as Men’s Health, Chicago Tribune, 9 News Denver, Chinese Olympic Committee, Sioux Falls Fire Academy, California Fire and Law Enforcement Centers, and SOBEFit Magazine. Raether oversees and administers one of three sites in the United States that executes the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) TSAC Practitioners Course. In addition to coaching a multitude of Olympians, he has also coaches more than 10 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Champions, All-Americans, league most valuable players (MVPs), and All-Pros.

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Matt Fleekop MS CSSCA XPS CSCS

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Princeton Mens Lacrosse

Matt Fleekop came to Princeton University in August of 2017 year and serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Women’s Ice Hockey and assists with Football.

Prior to joining Princeton University, Coach Fleekop completed internships at Endeavor Sport’s Performance, EXOS, and Purdue University, and later served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Rollins College.

Coach Fleekop graduated from Rowan University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in 2016 at Salisbury University where he was a Graduate Assistant studying Health Physiology and Strength and Conditioning.  Coach Fleekop is a certified member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

MATT FLEEKOP

Scott Long MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Athletic Trainer Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse Team

Scott Long is a certified athletic trainer and is licensed in the state of Colorado. Originally from Redlands, CA, Scott attended Riverside Community College (Riverside, CA), earned his BS in Athletic Training at Fresno State (Fresno, CA), and earned his MS in Exercise Physiology at the University of Akron (Akron, OH). While at the University of Akron he served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the women’s softball team. He served as the medical director at Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA working with action sport, gymnastic, and cheer athletes ranging from youth to professional level. Scott worked at Thornton High School in Thornton, CO as the head athletic trainer under the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Currently, he is the athletic trainer for the Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team and Sports Recovery Supervisor for Fast Performance.