Staff Profiles

Athletics II

Basketball

Basketball

Jalen Voss Morris, MN Department Head
Jalen is the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris. Storied collegiate career that included an NAIA National Championship at Dakota Wesleyan and over 2,000 points. Jalen briefly played in the National Basketball League of Canada. We’re so excited to have a three-time NAIA All-American, Conference Player of the Year and seasoned coach at the helm of our basketball program!

Carter Smith Marietta, GA
A Weber State senior, Carter coaches a local junior varsity and varsity basketball team. He was a varsity football player in high school and currently assists with Weber’s division 1 football program as well. An all-around athlete, Carter is also a fishing and wakeboarding enthusiast.

Alexander Cohen New York, NY  
After six amazing summers as a Laurel camper, Alexander returns to his summer home. Attending Boston University this fall. Letterman for Fieldston School’s basketball team where he helped win the Ivy League Championship. Previously coached at Manhattanville Community Center, Safe Haven and Make-A-Play, Alexander is primed for another great summer on the Laurel courts!

Emilie Harrell Madisonville, TN  
Starting center for Alice Lloyd College’s trip to the NAIA Tournament in 2018. Emilie has helped coach AAU teams and high school hoops camps as well. Student-Athlete of the Week recipient. Experienced babysitter. Pumped for your first Laurel summer, Emilie!

Sarah Magana Bolivar, MO  
A middle school math teacher during the year, Sarah coaches middle school hoops as well. All-State as a senior in high school. A four-year Division 2 guard, Sarah couldn’t resist finding out what Laurel was about after fifth-year all-star Jon Zanaboni spread the word!

Gage Nellor Portland, OR  
Fresh off a trip to nationals with the club basketball team representing the University of Oregon, Gage has been coaching and officiating for five years. Three-year letterman in baseball. After hearing great things from fellow Duck and Bago Campus Leader Ben Hartmann, Gage made the jump to a Laurel jersey this summer!

Lacrosse & Hockey

Lacrosse & Hockey

Ian Thomas Waterbury, VT Department Head
Ian is the Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Norwich University. As a student athlete, he led Norwich in points (47) en route to their first ever Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship and NCAA tournament bid. He played four years at Norwich University before joining his alma mater as an assistant coach. Previously coached boys’ varsity where his team went 13-4 and captured second place in the Vermont state championships. We know our campers are in great hands with Ian’s leadership on the LAX field!

Sam Gould Parkland, FL  
Sam joins the Laurel staff after eight amazing summers as a camper. Headed to Cornell this fall after four years lettering in lacrosse at Pine Crest High School. Sam has been leading children in music, reading, and fitness programs as a volunteer.

Avery Murphy Paoli, PA  
A sophomore at Cabrini University, Avery earned Conference Player of the Year in lacrosse. Earned All-American nods twice in high school lacrosse. She’s a two-sport athlete at Cabrini, also starring in soccer. Both lacrosse and soccer teams competed in their NCAA tournaments. Avery is eager for her first Laurel adventure!

Derian Tolpa Moundsville, WV  
Derian jump started his high school lacrosse program, earning First Team All-State as a senior. Now plays defense at Union College in Kentucky. He’s coached for middle and high schoolers and volunteered for the Special Olympics.

Devon Fleck Edwardsville, IL
A Missouri State University marketing graduate, Devon has played roller hockey since he was five years old. Skilled on the ice as well, Devon played club ice hockey at his previous university. Welcome to the Laurel hockey arena, Devon!

Preston Eppler Stamford, CT  
Preston is a Santa Clara University junior who truly does it all. His background includes hockey, golf, lacrosse, lifeguarding and acting. He’s studying political science and theatre. Welcome, Preston!

Blake Hill Ann Arbor, MI  
University of Delaware junior, Blake learned to skate when he was three and never looked back. He played at a high level of AAA hockey as well as his high school team. Currently a member of the Delaware club ice hockey team. Blake also played field hockey professionally in South America.

Volleyball, Golf & Archery

Archery, Golf, Volleyball

Daniel Dash Port Washington, NY
Daniel returns to his summer home after five summers as camper. A four-year letterman in volleyball and three-years in basketball. Competed at the national level with his club volleyball team. Three-time All-County recipient in volleyball. Daniel is heading to the University of Michigan this fall, a great addition in Ann Arbor and a better one on Echo Lake!

Brogan Plossay Winthrop, ME
A University of Maine sophomore, Brogan excelled in golf, tennis and basketball in high school. He’s coached youth basketball and is a member of his university’s club golf and tennis teams. We’re excited for his Laurel debut.

Liam Gillis Boston, MA  
A New Hampshire native who now calls Boston home, Liam is an accomplished archer and lacrosse player. Taught skiing for several years through Maine Adaptive Sports, and coaches for the Catamount Lacrosse Club in Boston. Welcome to the Laurel family, Liam!

Devin Moss New Orleans, LA  
A sprinter in high school and college, Devin has a passion for the bow as well! He graduated with a degree in finance from Dillard University where he captained the cheer team. Devin is pumped to instruct campers in the Laurel range!

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