What is LC New York?
The Lacrosse Club of New York (LCNY) is a Boys’ Elite Club Lacrosse Program designed for players committed to learning individual and team lacrosse skills conducted in a “college style” practice environment and competing in high level tournaments, primarily in the Summer Season. LCNY also runs development sessions and plays in tournaments during the fall and/or winter seasons. During the spring, we slow things down so that our players can play for their school or town teams.
Our Directors and Coaches
LC New York’s Directors, Max Seibald, Rob Pannell, and Mat Levine, use their extensive lacrosse playing, coaching, and organizational expertise to create a compelling annual lacrosse curriculum. Max and Rob are hands on, and lead the instruction and coaching for each player in the club, especially during the fall and winter.
Our directors will contribute their passion for excellence to LC New York by shaping and organizing our program’s player and team development year over year. Max and Rob will personally select, and work closely with, the rest of the LCNY coaching staff, many of whom are current and former teammates. This staff of coaches and special clinicians will be composed of current/former MLL players, college coaches, and former college players from top Division I-II-III programs who have a strong passion for working with young players, teaching the game, and executing our program philosophy.
Max was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He graduated from G.W. Hewlett High School in 2005 and Cornell University in 2009. At Cornell, Max lead the team to the NCAA finals and won college lacrosse’s highest individual honor, the Tewaaraton award. Additionally, Seibald was a 4-time All-American, 4-time All Ivy, and named USILA Outstanding Player of the Year.
Seibald has been playing professional lacrosse since 2009, for the Denver Outlaws (2009-2011) and the New York Lizards (2012 – 2014) and the Boston Cannons (2015-2018) in the MLL, as well as in the NLL for the Philadelphia Wings (2010 – 2013). He has been named to the All-Star Team 4 consecutive times in the MLL, and twice in the NLL.
In 2010, Seibald played for Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championships. Not only did the team win the Gold Medal, but Seibald was also named to the All-World team. He has once again was selected to play on Team USA for the 2014 games in Denver, Colorado and most recently competed for Team Israel in 2018 as they hosted the World Games in Netanya. Max was named to the All-World team.
Max currently is a co-founder and managing partner of Dax Real Estate, a real estate invesmtent firm in Manhattan. He began this venture upon graduating from NYU Stern. Max currently sits on the board of the CityLax Foundation.
Rob Pannell, attackman for the New York Lizards, is the first lacrosse player to ever be nominated for an ESPY as Best Male Collegiate Athlete and is the all time career points leader in NCAA Division 1 lacrosse with 354. Pannell graduated from Cornell University in 2013. During his time at Cornell, Pannell was named the 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner. Pannell was a four time All-American and All-Ivy player, and was the first player to be named Ivy League Player of the Year three times.
In January 2012, Pannell was drafted first overall in Major League Lacrosse by the New York Lizards. Since then Rob has been named Offensive Player of the Year 2x in 2016 and 2018 along with MLL MVP in 2018. In 2015 Rob won his first championship with the NY Lizards andmost recently won a gold medal with Team USA in Israel at the 2018 World Games. In both the 2014 and 2018 World Games Rob was named to the All-World team.
Pannell has been coaching the game of lacrosse since high school when he began coaching Smithtown summer travel teams and working a variety of camps all over the country. Rob recently started the Attack Academywhich specializes on instructional type camps and clinics specializing on the development of offensive players through their skills with less emphasis on playing games and more on instruction and drills.
Mat Levine grew up in Manhasset, LI in the 50’s and 60’s. He began his lacrosse playing career in the newly formed PAL program. At Manhasset High School, Mat was a 3-year starting Goalie, earning All-Long Island honors his senior year (1970). After high school, Mat headed up to Williams College, where he was a 4 year starter, led the nation in saves in 1971, was Co-Captain in 1974, and earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1973 and 1974.
Mat began his coaching career after college by starting the Delbarton School (New Jersey) Varsity Lacrosse program. He served as their head coach for 3 seasons, building out the program to JV and Varsity levels, before going off to graduate business school. While in grad school from 1977-9 and after, Mat continued his Club playing career and also found time each summer to work at several lacrosse camps run by major Division I college coaches. After retiring as an active club player, Mat co-founded the first-ever youth lacrosse program in New York City called Doc’s NYC Lacrosse in 1996. The league now has over 700 boys and girls playing at 6 different age groups playing lacrosse at locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.
In 2002, Mat was invited by US Lacrosse to become a founding member of B.R.I.D.G.E., the organization’s initiative to support character-based lacrosse programs in urban and rural areas. This ultimately led to his founding CityLax, Inc., a nonprofit that runs clinics, funds, and assists in the startup of teams inside the schools. For this body of work, Mat was named his US Lacrosse Chapter’s “Man of the Year” twice (2005 and 2007); received US Lacrosse’s Program Administrator of the Year” youth lacrosse award (2008); elected to the Manhasset High School Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2008); and elected to the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010).