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Defenders of Troy - Summer / Fall 2022

Defenders of Troy (DOT) is a summer / fall travel program that is specifically designed for players at Lassiter High School and our feeder programs.  This program is led by Lassiter’s High School coaching staff and provides a great opportunity for youth players to meet and work with their future high school coaches. The coaching staff includes offensive, defensive and specialty coaches along with Lassiter alums currently playing in collegiate and club programs. Practices will focus on both individual and team skills and are structured similar to our varsity level practices. The DOT summer program provides a great opportunity to bring our Lassiter community together at all age levels to continue to build the culture and experience that has made Lassiter one of the premier lacrosse programs in the South.   

2022 Coaching Staff

Head coach - TJ Kemp
Assist Coach - 

Position coaches:

Andrew Atchison- University of Denver
Braden Erksa - University of Maryland
Cole Zacharias -  University of Lynchburg 

Mooreville Hotel Information

Carolina Shootout Tournament June 4-5

Team Hotel Rate/

Hilton Garden Inn

Charlotte / Mooresville

159 Gateway Boulevard

Mooresville, NC 28117







Please reserve by May 16.  Must cancel at least 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid one night room and tax penalty.

Fees and Practices

DOT registration fees for Summer 2022 are as follows:

  • 1 Tournament $600.00
  • 2 Tournaments $800.00

There will be a total of 8 practices planned as follows:

Date Time Location
Mon, May 23 6:00-8:00pm Lassiter Back Fields
Wed, May 25 6:00-8:00pm Lassiter Back Fields
Thu, May 26 6:00-8:00pm Lassiter Back Fields
Wed, June 1 6:00-8:00pm TBD
Thu, June 2 6:00-8:00pm TBD
Mon, June 6 6:00-8:00pm Lassiter Back Fields
Wed, June 8 6:00-8:00pm Lassiter Back Fields
Thu, June 9 6:00-8:00pm Lassiter Back Fields



Denese Tock

Vice President

DJ Erksa


Stephen Welch

Head Coach


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U13 Boys - Asheville Lacrosse Classic 2019

U9 Boys - Trilogy Atlanta 2019

2022/23 Boys - Trilogy Atlanta 2019

Varsity Boys - Asheville Classic 2018

Varsity Boys - NXT Summer Jam 2018

High School Varsity Boys - Trilogy Atlanta 2018

Varsity Boys - Trilogy Atlanta 2018

Varsity Boys - Asheville Classic 2017

U9 Boys - NXT Summer Jam 2016

U13 Boys - Atlanta Summer Classic 2016