Branden Kessler has been hired to Head Coach the Rock-PA 2023/24 ELITE team.
Here is a little about Coach Kessler:
Red Lion High School
Four-year varsity letterman. … Played attack and midfielder … x2 Captain for the Lions. Named All-American 2011, x2 all-district as a Midfielder 2010–2011 , 1st team all-county x3, and County MVP 2011
3 year Varsity letterman
2014: Played in 14 games and started 2 moved to D-Mid had a 1g 1A
2013: Played in all 14 games, starting eight … Notched a season-high two points (1g,1a) against No. 15 Ohio State … Also scored a goal against No. 8 Loyola.
2012: Played in 10 games, starting six … Scored his first collegiate goal against Syracuse … Also scored a goal against top ranked and eventual national champion Loyola … Picked up a season-high three ground balls at Bellarmine.
Coach Kessler brings significant enthusiasm and passion to coaching the game of the lacrosse. Hobart University one of the games most storied lacrosse institutions has produced many of the games top high school and college coaches. Coach Kessler is well connected with Hobart’s tradition of producing great coaches and is interested in leveraging his experience there to begin a hopefully longstanding coaching tenure with Rock Lacrosse.
“Continuing to build our network of experienced coaches in the Central, PA region is extremely important to the continued development of our teams there and the achievement of our goals to build a national hotbed program in Central, PA…says Kevin Mayer Executive Director Rock Lacrosse….connecting with Coaches, and former NCAA players, who played youth and HS Lacrosse in region, like Coach Kessler, is extremely important to our efforts as other than the development aspects of the game, our goals are aligned with using lacrosse to open doors for student athletes that would not be available to them without the game. Branden brings a ton of enthusiasm and passion for coaching youth players, has direct experience in what the game can provide student athletes and hence we are extremely excited to have him on board !”