14 & Under Teams

Birth Years: 09/01/2003 to 08/31/2005

Required Equipment for 14U: Helmet (sport-specific) in Solid White or Solid Grey, Standard Lacrosse Stick measuring 40-42 inches for attackmen and midfielders and 52-72 inches for defensemen, Arm Pads (or Arm Guards), Gloves, Shoulder Pads, Mouth Guard and Athletic Cup

Team Info:

In the 2018 Spring Season, we will offer programs in the Varsity/JV, 14U, 12U and 10U divisions. At the 14U boys division, teams will be divided into A & B Conferences. A for advanced players, B for intermediate and beginner players. Assessments will be made the first two weeks of the season. The goal in placement is to foster growth of every player by providing an environment with teammates and opponents of nearly equal skills.  Team placement will be based upon (in no particular order): athletic skills, lacrosse knowledge, stick work, level of commitment and attitude.

14U teams will practice from 5:00pm – 6:45pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Fletcher Park (address: 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732)

HOME games will be played at Fletcher Park on Saturdays (see separate A and B schedules below). Due to the nature of the sport and limited opportunities in our area, travel for all divisions/teams is required. Games are played in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Fee Schedule (all fees include required membership to US Lacrosse):

14U: $299 per player (payment plans are offered) *

* We offer family discounts for two or more siblings.

Unlike other rec sports programs in our area, our coaches are not volunteers, rather, they are skilled and certified lacrosse coaches using a curriculum designed by our well-qualified and experienced head coaches.

Connor Jardeleza, Head Coach
14U, A-Team

Coach Bio:

In 2006, Coach Connor Jardeleza has been a member of the Asheville Lacrosse Club since 2003.  Before this he played lacrosse at Paint Branch HS and Howard Community College where he was a captain and midfielder at both schools.  After graduating from Howard Community Center he moved to the Asheville area where he played lacrosse at Mars Hill College for another two years.  Upon graduating from Mars Hill with an English major and an Education minor, Coach Connor decided to stay in the area not only to play with the Asheville Lacrosse Club, but to help the youth program  to flourish as well.  After coaching at Asheville Middle School and Asheville High School for a year each, Coach Connor decided to create his own team to support the growing high school boys lacrosse population in the area.  Thus the Asheville Empire was born.  Currently, The Empire is in its tenth season and looking for new players, coaches, sponsors and supporters constantly.  Coach Connor is also a counselor every year at The Christ School for its summer lacrosse camp: Revolution Lacrosse Camp and currently the Head Coach of 14U.

Mitchell Jones

Assistant Head Coach

Andrew Nagle

Goalie Coach

Dyane De La Vega

Team Manager

A-Team Roster:

Dustin Gilbert
Attack
46
Carson Guzzo
Attack
12
Adam DeMatos
Attack
09
Gavin Murray
Attack
49
John Dieterly
MID/ATT
22
Oliver Smart
MID/ATT
03
Ward Lilly
Midfield
08
Tucker Watson
Midfield
TBD
Daniel Shea
Midfield
04
Liam Miller
Midfield
11
Noah Douthit
Midfield
23
Mereck McGowan
MID/DEF
02
Sam Loizzo
Midfield
31
Michael Keen
Defense
27
Pete De La Vega
Defense
35
Noah Wood
Goalie
36
Dylan Champion
Defense
37

A-Team Schedule:

TUE, 02/20
PRACTICE STARTS - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
5PM - 6:45PM
SAT, 03/10
vs. Inman @ Home (Fletcher)
10AM (A-Team Plays)
SAT, 03/10
vs. Inman @ Home (Fletcher)
11AM (B-Team Plays)
SAT, 03/17
vs. Oak Ridge @ Burlington Springwood Park, Field 1
11:30AM
SAT, 03/17
vs. Winston-Salem @ Burlington Springwood Park, Field 2
2PM
SUN, 03/25
vs. Carolina Lacrosse Association, 14U Cardinals Red @ Elon Park, Field 4 (11425 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC 28277)
4PM
SUN, 03/25
vs. Carolina Lacrosse Association, 14U Warriors @ Elon Park, Field 4 (11425 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC 28277)
5PM
SAT, 03/31
SPRING BREAK
NO GAMES
SAT, 04/07
SPRING BREAK
NO GAMES
SAT, 04/14
vs. Oak Ridge @ Home (Fletcher)
12:15PM
SUN, 4/22
vs. Marvin Ridge ORANGE 14U @ Elon Park/Elon Elementary, Field #4 (11425 Ardrey Kell Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277)
1PM
SUN, 4/22
vs. Marvin Ridge BLUE 14U @ Elon Park/Elon Elementary, Field #4 (11425 Ardrey Kell Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277)
2pm
SAT, 04/28
vs. Hickory @ Neill Clark Park, Field 3 (3404 6th Street Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601)
11AM
SAT, 04/28
vs. Mountain Island @ Neill Clark Park, Field 3 (3404 6th Street Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601)
12PM
SAT, 05/05
vs. Marvin Ridge B @ Brawley Middle School, 132 Swift Arrow Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
1PM
SAT, 05/05
vs. Marvin Ridge A @ Brawley Middle School, 132 Swift Arrow Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
3PM
SAT, 05/05
vs. Lake Norman @ Brawley Middle School, 132 Swift Arrow Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
4PM
SAT, 05/12
EMPIRE 14U-COMBINED TEAM: Guardian Cup @ Fletcher Park (HOME)
10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM
SAT, 05/12
SEED #1 VS SEED #2 (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)
4:00PM

Coach Bio:

Coach Jake Hoesly played lacrosse at Bridgewater Raritan High School West in New Jersey, served four years in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and has been an Asheville Lacrose Club player and board member since 2001. Coach Jake founded and co-owns The FOG Masters Lacrosse Club based in Asheville.
In 2003 coach Jake helped Coach Dieterly and others start the Long Shoals Lacrosse Club which was middle school age when started but later progressed to high school club and ran until 2009.
As is the case with many of our wonderful coaches he has been lucky to see some of the youth he has coached go on to become integral parts of the Empire coaching staff and his brothers on the Asheville Lacrosse Club. This sport and the people connected to the Empire mean so much to him, and is excited to get back to coaching.

Jake Hoesly, Head Coach
14U, B-Team

Terrence McGowan

Assistant Head Coach

Andrew Nagle

Goalie Coach

Dyane De La Vega

Team Manager

B-Team Roster:

Joseph Gates
Attack
06
Ross Henretta
Attack
24
Liam Sadler
Attack
15
Gabriel Toms
Attack
21
Grant Scheewe
MID/ATT
38
Jake Klepper
Midfield
30
AJ Budhisetiawan
Midfield
94
Brady Myers
Midfield
28
Jack Rheney
Midfield
07
Gregor Scott
Midfield
10
Cayden Taylor
Midfield
14
Zach Wiley
Midfield
18
Denison Christian
MID/DEF
33
Justin Cooke
Defense
41
Steven Hernandez
Defense
36
Cameron Orr
Defense
47
Elijah Toms
Defense
63
Trent Bradley
Goalie
17

B-Team Schedule:

TUE, 02/20
PRACTICE STARTS - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
5PM - 6:45PM
SAT, 03/10
vs. Inman @ Home (Fletcher)
10AM (A-Team plays)
SAT, 03/10
vs. Inman @ Home (Fletcher)
11AM (B-Team plays)
SAT, 03/17
vs. TYLA Tigers @ Burlington Springwood Park, Field 2
12:45PM
SAT, 03/17
vs. Deep River LAX @ Burlington Springwood Park, Field 1
2PM
SAT, 03/24
vs. Denver @ Home (CANE CREEK FIELDS, 590 Lower Brush Creek Road Fletcher, NC 28732)
12:30PM
SAT, 03/31
SPRING BREAK
NO GAMES
SAT, 04/07
SPRING BREAK
NO GAMES
SAT, 04/14
14UB vs. INMAN @ Dorman High School (1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck, SC 29376) - FIELD #3
10:10AM
SAT, 04/14
14UB vs. SPARTANBURG @ Dorman High School (1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck, SC 29376) - FIELD #3
11:10AM
SAT, 04/21
vs. SC League @ Mauldin Sunset Park
Times TBD (2 games guaranteed)
SAT, 04/28
vs. BYRNES at Fletcher Park
9:50AM
SAT, 04/28
vs. INMAN at Fletcher Park
10:40AM
SAT, 05/05
vs. DORMAN @ Limestone College Game Field
5:20PM
SAT, 05/05
vs. MAULDIN @ Limestone College Lower Practice Field
6:50PM
SAT, 05/12
14U-B WILL PLAY WITH A-TEAM
10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM
SAT, 05/19
vs. SPARTANBURG @ Beech Springs Intermediate School - 200 S Danzler Rd, Duncan, SC 29334
11:50AM
SAT, 05/19
vs. INMAN @ Beech Springs Intermediate School - 200 S Danzler Rd, Duncan, SC 29334
12:30PM

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