Staff Profiles

Athletics II

Basketball

Basketball

Ben Hartmann Missoula, MT Department Head
After a year away, Ben’s back on the Laurel hardcourts for summer #3. Nike iHoops trainer for two summers; has coached all levels – from seven year old kids to Division 1 basketball players. Student manager of the University of Oregon men’s basketball team. Physical education major with aspirations of coaching basketball collegiately. It’s great to have you back, Ben!

Gabe Hilt Columbus, IN  
Division I basketball player at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Celebrated athlete in high school receiving The Mental Attitude Award and a McDonalds All-American nomination. Runs a youth basketball clinic during his free time. Spent the past three summers as a basketball instructor for kids.

Thomas Lang New Market, MD  
Named player of the year by Frederick Post, Thomas led Linganore High to the state semis in his junior year. Known for being a leader on and off the court. Son of Athletic Director Tom Lang. We’re psyched he’s back at Laurel basketball this summer! Starts Shepherd University this fall.

Phil Richmond Calabasas, CA  
Senior at University of Oregon. Current walk-on for the Duck’s men’s team after being manager for the 2014-15 season. Has been playing basketball competitively for more than 10 years. Coached a team of sixth and seventh graders at the Oregon Duck’s youth basketball camp.

Lucas Silberman Sonoma, CA  
Four-year varsity player in high school. Now plays for Ithaca College’s club team. Licensed referee. Four-year Laurel camper…can’t wait to hit the Laurel courts in his second summer on staff.

Curtis Williams Newmarket, NH  
Graduate from NHTI College where he was a three year collegiate basketball player. Counselor at Hogan Basketball Camp in ’15, teaching kids basketball skills and helping them feel good about their efforts on and off the court. Welcome to the Laurel family, Curtis!

Hockey & Lacrosse

Hockey & Lacrosse

Matt Brigham Portsmouth, RI Department Head
Senior and captain for Bentley University Men’s lacrosse team. Three year varsity starter at Portsmouth Abbey Prep School. Awarded all-league honors sophomore, junior and senior year and was selected as MVP in his senior year; won the New England Bob Scott Award for his ability to go above and beyond for his team, school and community. Has won various accolades including selections to the NorthEast 10 All Rookie team and the preseason All New England team. Coaches U11 and U15 travel lacrosse teams in his free time.

Kyle Goehring Huntertown, IN  
Member of the semi-professional lacrosse team -- the Lansing Hot Rods. Graduate student at Indiana Tech University working towards a Master’s in business. Former high school and collegiate standout lacrosse player, spent the last seven summers coaching at lacrosse camps in Fort Wayne, IN; excited to make the move to Readfield!

Mitchell Kraus Louisville, KY  
Senior at the University of Kentucky. Competitive swimmer for five years. Has 12 years of competitive lacrosse experience and four years of coaching experience. Loves ultimate frisbee and flag football. Can strum a few chords on the ukulele; Mitchell’s going to be a great addition to camp!

Paige Vitale Port Jervis, NY  
Collegiate athlete, playing both lacrosse and soccer at Southern Vermont College. A natural on the lacrosse field, began playing as a junior in high school and became an instant star. Veteran camp counselor with experience at various sports camps. Welcome, Paige!

Mike Bouchard Lewiston, ME  
President of the club hockey team at Hobart and William Smith. Has played competitive ice and roller hockey his whole life. Biology graduate, currently pursuing his doctorate in pediatrics at Des Moines University. It’s great to have you back, Bouch!

Dylan Lee Kake, AK  
Advertising major at the University of Oregon. Hails from Alaska. Color commentator for the Oregon hockey broadcasts, he’s known for filling the room (or arena!) with energy. Coaches youth hockey and leads learn-to-skate clinics. Welcome back, Dylan!

Courtney Lyn-Kew Palm Beach, FL  
Competitive ice and roller hockey player for more than five years. Also a talented soccer player – captain for Defiance College’s collegiate team. Works as a resident assistant and lifeguard during the year. Will be a very welcome addition to Laurel athletics!

Archery, Golf & Volleyball

Archery, Golf, Volleyball

Shianne Butler Chelsea, MI
Junior at Central Michigan University. Varsity volleyball captain and MVP for three years in high school; two time all-state selection. Eight years of competitive volleyball experience. Current collegiate club player and intramural coach. Very experienced in teaching youth volleyball clinics. Excited to bump, set and spike on the shores of Echo Lake!

Collin Graber Portage, IN
Junior golfer at Wabash College. Leads youth golf clinics through his local Boys and Girls Club during the year. Biochemistry major, plans to pursue a career in medicine. Excited to return for summer #2!

Seth Linker Alma, AR  
Sophomore electrical engineering major at Arkansas Tech University. Talented athlete; plays forward for ATU’s club soccer team and was the #4 ranked weight lifter in Arkansas. Has his own archery range at home where he refines his skills – very proficient with a recurve bow. Also a talented football player receiving numerous awards in high school. Welcome to the Laurel range, Seth.

Jack Sheitelman Warren, NJ  
Six-year Laurel camper, returns for summer #8, second on staff. Picked up his love for archery on the Laurel range and it’s been a passion ever since. Junior at University of Miami. We’re thrilled Jack’s back in Readfield!
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