Lacrosse - Varsity
The 2021 Christian Brothers Memphis program will be lead by a strong and experienced attack unit. William Simonton (2022), Reese Sellers (2021), and Nick Quarles (2021) have logged an extensive about of varsity minutes and are prepared for a larger role in defining the offensive mentality. A four-Year starter, Braden Acuff (2021), will anchor an inexperienced but athletic midfield, highlighted by dual-sport athletes, Ryan Hall (2023), Jack McLaughlin (2023), and Ethan Soefker (2022). Senior Defensive Midfielder, Ty Wilson (2021) is expected to play a significant part in the transition game, while Wynn Kassen (2021) and Eddie Perez (2023) should be very impactful from the long-pole position. Face-offs will feature Nick Dlabach (2022), Henry Gates (2022), Burke Wade (2024) and John Goodwin (2024) taking draws. The defense is highlighted by an outstanding young goaltender in Ben Wills (2023), who will have a physical set of defensemen in front of him. Sam Wallace (2022), Willy Huffman (2021), Dudley Knowlton (2022), and Grant Herring (2021) all play with a very contact heavy style. The Brothers, as always, will be playing a fast and exciting brand of lacrosse.
Collin WelshHead Coach
Coach Welsh earned the Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association (TSLA) 2015 and 2019 Coach of the Year, the US Lacrosse Tennessee Boy’s High Coach of the Year 2015 and 2019, the 2015 and 2019 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Lacrosse Coach of the Year, and the TSLA Person of the Year in 2018. He will be entering his 8th season as the Varsity Head Coach at Christian Brothers High School in the fall of 2020. Coach Welsh is originally from Baltimore, MD and played collegiate lacrosse at Stony Brook University and Mount St.Mary’s University. He holds a Masters in Liberal Arts from St. John's College and teaches English at CBHS.
Aaron FalkensteinAssistant Coach
Coach Falkenstein is originally from New Orleans Louisiana. He attended a Christian Brothers’ High school there named St. Paul’s. He played DIII College Lacrosse at Millsaps College where he received my BA in Religious Studies and Secondary Education. This will be Coach Falkenstein's 5th year working Christian Brothers Memphis as a Religion/Ethics teacher and Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Coach for the Varsity Lacrosse program.
LJ ClarkJV Head Coach
Coach Clark is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO and played club lacrosse for the Buffaloes. Coach Clark began his coaching career with the boy's middle school program of the Boulder Valley Lacrosse Association in 1995 and enters his 8th season of lacrosse with Christian Brothers in 2021.
Barry HillyerAssistant Coach
Coach Hillyer played Division 1 lacrosse at Jacksonville University prior to transferring to the University of Tennessee, where he played club lacrosse. He was an assistant at both Farragut High School and Ensworth prior to joining the Brothers' staff in 2016. Coach Hillyer earned TSLA Assistant Coach of the year in 2017. In 2021, he enters his 6th season as an assistant coach under coach Welsh.
Andrew BubAssistant Coach
Coach Bub will be entering his 2nd season as a coach with Christian Brothers High School in 2021. He is originally from Albany, NY and played collegiate lacrosse at Houghton College (NY). Coach Bub is also a teacher in the Religion and Ethics department at the high school.