Job: Coach

Coach

Matt Cassalia

JUNIOR VARSITY – HEAD COACH

Matt Cassalia is a 2007 graduate of Le Moyne College with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Management Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy, was a two-year starter at midfield for the Dolphins.

A captain his senior year, Cassalia led the Dolphins to back-to-back Division II National Championships and was named a First Team All-American each of his two years with the program. After spending two years at Loyola College (2004 & 2005), Cassalia joined the Dolphins for the 2006 season, when he went on to be named the Lt. Donald McLaughlin Jr. Award recipient as the Division II Midfielder of the Year. Cassalia, who scored twice in the 12-5 win over Dowling in the 2006 championship game, scored 29 goals (4th on the team) and dished out five assists for 34 points (5th on the team) as a junior, while also winning 64.3% of his face-off attempts. En route to the Dolphins winning the 2007 National Championship, Cassalia registered 25 points on 19 goals and six assists, including one goal in the 6-5 title game win over Mercyhurst. Cassalia, who played for the San Francisco Dragons during the 2008 Major League Lacrosse season, was a 2003 graduate of high school lacrosse powerhouse West Genesee, where he was a three-year letterwinner and won two New York State Championships. A High School All-American as a junior and senior, Cassalia won a silver medal in 2001 and a bronze medal in 2002 playing for the Central Region in the Empire State Games.

Matt Cassalia, (315) 415-0627mcassalia@truelacrosse.com

Natalie Smithers

Junior Varsity Coach – Natalie Smithers

Natalie Smithers works at St Martha Catholic School as a 4th and 6th grade teacher.  She went to Cardinal Mooney High School and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Education.  Natalie has coached the youth in the area in both volleyball and basketball for many years.  She is married to Joshua Smithers who also coaches at Riverview High School as the Head Football Coach.  Natalie has three children who love attending athletic events at Riverview High.  She is very excited to work with the girls JV Lacrosse team. Go Rams!

Ashley McLeod

HEAD COACH – ASHLEY MCLEOD

Riverview Rams Varsity Girls Program Totals

PosTeamWin%WinsLossesTiesTL GamesGoals ForGoals Against+/-
1Riverview Rams Girls Varsity0.60256361931086946140

As a Player

Denison University | 4 years Lacrosse, Captain (senior year).

As a Coach

Monsters middle school and youth teams | Coach, 2 years.

Sarasota Seahawks summer travel team | Coach, 2015.

COACH ASHLEY’S CONTACT INFO:
Phone: 941-374-1375
Email: agraym@gmail.com

Pete deLisser

HEAD COACH – PETE DELISSER

Riverview Rams Varsity Boys Program Totals

PosTeamWin%WinsLossesTL GamesGoals ForGoals Against
1Riverview Rams Boys Varsity0.68478361141386878

2017 – US Lacrosse “Coach of the Year”

As a Player

Freeport High School, Freeport, NY
Brown University, Graduated 1973
Brine Lacrosse Men’s Club Travel Team | 1974-1976
New York Lacrosse Club | 1977-1980

As a Coach

Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Ct. | JV Coach, 1974
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT. | Varsity Assistant Coach, 1975 & 1976
Brunswick School, Greenwich, Ct. | Varsity Head Coach, 1977-1982

Italian National Team - World Championships Manchester 2010 (Head Coach - Pete DeLisser)
Italian National Team – World Championships Manchester 2010 (Head Coach – Pete DeLisser)

Lakewood Ranch Lightning | Middle School Coach, 2005 & 2006
Italian Men’s National Lacrosse Team | Head Coach, 2008-2014
Lakewood Ranch Lightning | JV Coach, 2009
Lakewood Ranch Lightning | Varsity Head Coach, 2010
Pineview Lacrosse Club | Varsity Head Coach, 2011 & 2012
Sarasota Seahawks (Club) | Varsity Head Coach, 2013-
Riverview High School | Varsity Head Coach, 2016 –

AWARDS

2017 – US Lacrosse “Coach of the Year” Florida – Gulf Coast
2021 – Sarasota Herald-Tribune All Area (Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties) “Coach of the Year”

COACH PETE’S CONTACT INFO:
Phone: 941-228-1032
Email: petedelisser@gmail.com