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John Calabria - Director

2019 Best of Long Island Coach of the Year

College: Adelphi University BBA/MA


  • Adelphi University Division II 1st Team All-American
  • 2003 Conference Coaching Staff of The Year
  • 2007 Conference and Newsday's Nassau County Coaching Staff of The Year
  • 2008 Newsday's Nassau County Coaching Staff of The Year
  • 2012 Conference Coach of the Year County Champions
  • 2015 Nassau County Coach of The Year LI Champions
  • 2019 Best of Long Island High School Coach Award


Coach Calabria is a social studies teacher at Syosset High School and has coached lacrosse at several different levels. He started as an assistant coach at Adelphi University where he helped lead the offense to an NCAA Division II National Championship. He then took the head coaching position at Queens college where he acquired intricate knowledge of recruiting college athletes. He began his career with the Braves of Syosset High School in March 2000 and has guided the student athletes to post season play each and every year.

Brett Waxer - Associate Director

2017  Nassau County Class AA2 Conference Coach of the Year


  • East Carolina (Exercise Sports Science-BA)
  • Hofstra University (Health Education-MA)


  • 2017 Nassau County Class AA2 Conference Coach of the Year
  • Division 1- 2nd team All-Conference (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • 2011- Nassau County Class AA Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2012- Nassau County Class AA Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2012- Newsday Nassau County Coach of the Year


Coach Waxer is a Physical Education Teacher at Syosset H.S.  Coach Waxer earned his bachelor degree at East Carolina University and played 4 years of NCAA Div I college soccer for the ECU Pirates. After graduating, he spent one season as a Graduate Assistant coach at ECU where he was primarily responsible for working with the defense.  Waxer joined the Braves Family in 2001 and started coaching at the middle school levels.  In 2005, Waxer took over the Boys Varsity Soccer Program and has been proud to see his team make it to the post season play each season.

Lauren LoMonaco - Assistant Director Girls


LI University CW Post


* 2003: Graduate of Massapequa High School (All-County)
* 2003-2007: Four year member of CW Post Varsity Lacrosse Team (All-American)
* 2007: Undefeated 2007 Division II National Championship
* 2018: 2007 team inducted into the Post Hall of Fame
* 2014-present: Syosset High School Girls Lacrosse Head Coach
* 2015: Syosset 1st ever Nassau County Championship


Lauren Lomonaco as the Assistant Director of the girls program at LILA.  Lauren is much more than just a Coach. She is a mentor, a teacher, and a motivator. Lauren teaches so much about the game while teaching girls about life through the game. We've seen what an unbelievable job Lomo has done at Syosset. She gives so much to her girls. So much time, care, and attention. We are lucky and pumped to have her coach here at LILA!!  Check out Lauren's Coaching bio below.

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