Princeton High School '73
Rutgers University '77
A 1973 graduate of Princeton High School, Heidi was a four year letterwinner at 3-home/center and helped PHS to the Central championship in 1972. She was the team's leading scorer for three years (1971--73), and served as Princeton's co-captain in 1973 before joining the lacrosse squad at Rutgers University. Heidi played with the Scarlet Knights from 1974-77, playing with the squad in its first year as an NCAA program (1977). In addition to serving as team captain at Rutgers in 1974 and 1977, Heidi led the team in scoring all four years and was named the Knights' Most Valuable Player in 1977. She was honored as a N.J. All-College selection in 1976 and 1977, and earned an invitation to the U.S. National Team trials in 1976. She went on to play with Team New Jersey (1975-85) and the Central First Team (1976-86), and also toured with the Australian team in 1978. David Frigeri
From 1986-92 she played with and served as team captain for the South Bay (California) women's club team and was chosen as an all-California first team honoree from 1986-93, earning MVP honors of the Western States Tournament in 1990.
She began her coaching career as an assistant at Rutgers (1977-80), and went on to become head coach at Stanford University from 1986-92, guiding the squad to a 72-12 record. Her teams captured the Western States Division I championship in 1989, 1990, and 1992. Heidi also coached the South Bay Women's Lacrosse club squad from 1987-93, and coached the California All-College squad to a 7-1 record in 1991.
In addition to her coaching duties, Heidi was president of the N.J. Women's Lacrosse Association from 1979-84, was president of the Central District from 1982-84, served as director of the 1979 USWLA National Tournament in Lawrenceville, N.J., and currently serves as the communications chair of the Northern California chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.
She was inducted to the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. Currently residing in Mt. View, Calif., Heidi owns and operates Phoenix Designs, a graphics and web design company.
Mt. Lakes High School '88
Hobart College '92
David Frigeri is a 1988 graduate of Mt. Lakes High School, where he played attack. He was a four-year starter for the varsity squad, holding records for most career points (251) and career goals (153)-these records still stand today at Mt. Lakes. In 1987, he led the state in scoring with 89 points. While at Mt. Lakes, his teams won the 1985 Garden State League, the 1987 and 1988 Gibbs Division titles, and the 1988 NJSIAA state championship. The squad was ranked the #1 team in the state that year as well. David was chosen as an All-League, All-Division, and All-State honoree in 1986, 1987, and 1988, and was named as Mt. Lakes first All-American in 1987 and 1988. He was selected to represent N.J. in the national high school North-South All-Star game in 1988 before beginning his collegiate career at Hobart College. He played on three NCAA Division III National Championship teams (1989, 1990, 1991) and was presented the Kent W. Marbury Award for character and dedication to Hobart Lacrosse. David was also an assistant coach at Wooster College his first year after graduating from Hobart. The Vice-President, Global Services at Internap Network Services, David resides in Philadelphia, Pa. He is married to Laura Frigeri.Stephen Locker
Westfield High School '87
Rutgers University '91
A three-year starter at Westfield High School as a middie, Stephen Locker joined the squad as a sophomore, helping the Blue Devils to a second place finish in the state tournament in 1985. WHS went on to capture N.J. state championship titles in 1986 and 1987; the team also won the Coaches Tournament in his senior season. As a senior midfielder, he was the second-highest point scorer in the state, and was honored as the 1987 N.J. Player of the Year, earning All-County, All-State, and All-America honors. He was also chosen to represent the North squad in the N.J. North-South All-Star game in 1987, and was invited to try out for the Junior World Team. Michael A. Perez, Jr.
Stephen went on to play at Rutgers University from 1987-1991, where he was a four-year starter for one of the top 10 programs in the nation. He helped the Scarlet Knights to NCAA tournament berths in 1990 and 1991, earning All-Conference honors those same years. He also represented Rutgers on the North squad in the 1991 North-South Collegiate All-Star game.
After his Rutgers career, Stephen went on to play with the Bud Dry semi-pro squad (1992-94), before suffering a career-ending knee injury. He has continued to foster his passion for the game by coaching the 5-7 year old age group in the Bridgewater Recreational program, and is an avid supporter of Rutgers University lacrosse and many other local squads.
The principal/owner of Beacon Financial Group, a financial consulting firm in central N.J., Stephen and his wife, Robin, reside in Bridgewater, N.J. with their three future laxsters-Ethan, Brett, and Jonathan.
Columbia High School '70/Maplewood Lacrosse Club,
Johns Hopkins University '74
A graduate of Columbia High School, Michael Perez played with the Maplewood Lacrosse Club from 1967-1970 as a member of the attack unit. He helped the squad to two N.J. high school championships, and was named second team All-State 1970. He also competed on the 1970 state All-Star team that "shocked the lacrosse world" with a win over the Baltimore County (Md.) All-Stars during the collegiate All-Star weekend in Lexington, Va. William Scioscia
Michael went on to play at Johns Hopkins as a member of the varsity squad from 1972-74. The team was the national runner-up in 1972 and 1973 before going on to win the NCAA national title in 1974. He then went on to play for the Chicago Lacrosse Club (1975-82) while attending the University of Chicago MBA program and during the early years of his career in the financial services industry. He also served as a coach for CLC from 1983-85, and as both a player and coach helped the squad to several Midwest Club conference championships. After moving to Massachusetts, he served as an assistant coach for the men's program at Babson College in 1991.
Upon retiring from Fidelity Investments, where he had served as a Senior Vice President, Michael and his wife, Barbara Edelstein, started a youth lacrosse program in Wellesley, MA, in 1997. In 2003, he and his wife were honored by the town of Wellesley with a Special Recognition community service award for the founding and their continued dedication to the youth lacrosse program, which grew to over 350 boys and girls in grades 4 - 8. That year, he also served as an assistant coach to the women's team at Wellesley College before relocating his family to Vero Beach, FL. Currently residing in Florida, Michael will be starting his third season as a girl's high school coach. He coaches the varsity; his wife, Barbara, coaches the JV and their daughter, Natalie (a high school All-American in '06), plays midfield in her senior year at St. Edward's School. Their son, Jeff, also a lacrosse player, is now serving in the Marine Corps.
Hanover Park High School '77
A 1977 graduate of Hanover Park High School, William Sciosia played in goal throughout his playing career. After High School he graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison where he was a 1980, 1981, and 1982 all conference selection, and was named the squad's Most Valuable Player in 1980 and 1982. He still hold the record for saves in a game of 48 vs. Montclair State in 1980. He continued to play competitively with the Central Jersey Lacrosse Club from 1982 to 1987, and was named league Most Valuable Player in 1982. He was instrumental in helping the Central Jersey team to the 1982 CALL Championship against Alexandria LC (Virginia). He also played goal in the World Games this past summer for the USA Liberty Team which placed 3rd. Sandra Stockl
Bill continued his association with lacrosse as an official. He has been a member of the New Jersey Interscholastic Officials Association for 16 years, and a member of both the collegiate and club officials associations of U.S. Lacrosse for six years. Bill served on the NJILOA Executive Board from 1992-2006, and was selected as the New Jersey Official of the Year in 1999 and again in 2004, and was a 2006 inductee to the New Jersey Officials Hall of Fame. In his career, he has officiated in four state tournament final games, including two games as head referee; he has also officiated at the Garden State Games and several All-Star games. In addition, he has coached in the Hillsboro youth lacrosse league since 2005, and plans to be an Assistant Coach at Immaculata High School this upcoming season.
A Finance Manager with Avaya Corporation, Bill and his wife, Laurie, reside in Somerset, N.J. with their three children Samantha, Billy, and Skyler.
Shawnee High School '84
Trenton State College '88
A goaltender at Shawnee High School from 1983 to 1984 and receiving Honorable Mention All-South Jersey Honors, Sandy Stockl went on the become an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Brine All-America and All-Region honoree at Trenton State College in 1987 and 1988. She was also a U.S. Women's Lacrosse first Team All-America selection in 1988, and helped the Lion's squad gain national recognition as the squad won the NCAA Division III Championships in 1985, 1987, and 1988. Sandy was also chosen to play for the North squad in the combined Division I/III North South Senior All-Star game in 1988. Debbie L. Tweed
In 1994, Sandy helped start-and served as the first coach of-the girls' lacrosse program in Washington Township High School. In 13 years as the squad's mentor, she has guided the team to a 129-93-6 record. In 1997, she was named the Philadelphia Inquirer Coach of the Year for helping the team to their first winning season as well as their first post-season appearance. In 2005, Sandy was named Courier Post Coach of the Year for the team's rank of 3rd best squad in South Jersey. She has also guided the program to back to back Olympic Conference Championships in 2005 and 2006. She has coached numerous players that have gone on to become top players at the collegiate level, including Julie Renshaw (Rowan), Janae Durkin (The College of New Jersey), and Jaime Connahan (Drexel). Also are current players: Melissa Venturi (George Mason), Katie Lawson (Drexel), Brooke Foussadier (John's Hopkins) and Amy Irwin (Colgate) that are on or have accepted lacrosse scholarships.
Currently a math teacher at Washington Township High School, Sandy has served as the Treasurer of the Lacrosse Club of South Jersey since 2002 and has been the director/chair of the girls' youth program for the Washington Township Park and Recreation since 2004. She also served as the director of a yearly clinic to introduce lacrosse to local community youth since 1995. Sandy is also a head coach for club teams sponsored by ALL STATE Lacrosse. Sandy received the Bea Marwick Award in 2006 from the Lacrosse Club of South Jersey for her outstanding service & dedication to the sport of women's lacrosse. Sandy resides in Williamstown.
Collingswood High School '77
Ursinus College '81
Debbie Tweed was a three-year competitor at Collingswood High School, where she also participated in field hockey and basketball. 1976 was the first year of the NJSIAA Lacrosse Tournament and as a defensive wing, she helped Collingswood to the first-ever state title won by any Collingswood team, as well as the Delaware Valley/Sioux Division title. The team went onto also win the 1977 state title, with Debbie scoring in the 4-3 championship win; she was named All-South Jersey that same year.
She joined the Division I Ursinus College squad in 1978, helping the team to the 1981 AIAW championship game, where the squad was runner-up to Maryland. Also a field hockey and badminton competitor, Debbie was named all-conference from 1979 to 1981; from 1978 to 1981 she also played with the Philadelphia College I club team, and played with the Philadelphia I team from 1982 to 1988 and was named to the USWLA National Tournament team almost every year.
Debbie went on to play with the U.S. national team, first as a reserve from 1979-1982 and then as a member of the first team from 1983-1987. In 1988, she coached the Ontario Provincial team and was a selector for the Canadian National Team. In 1994 she was a member of the U.S Olympic Lacrosse Showcase team and traveled with the U.S team on their England tour; in 1995, she served as co-captain for the U.S Stars and Stripes Tour to Japan for the Friendship Games. She also spent time as a PIAA lacrosse official from 1979-1985.
In 1982, she joined the coaching ranks as an assistant at Drexel University, and coached in the Philadelphia Colleges and Philadelphia Association teams from 1982 to 1986. Several squads under her direction won USWLA national titles. She went on to serve as head coach at Shippensburg University, guiding the squad to a 100-85 record from 1986-1999 as well as national rankings every year. Debbie was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1995, and was also the NCAA Division II/IWLCA Coach of the Year in 1994. She briefly served as an assistant coach at Ocean City High School before founding and taking on the head coaching duties for the girls program at Middle Township (Cape May Court House) High School in 2001, where she is a health and physical education instructor.
In addition to serving as the Division II representative for the IWLCA, Debbie was the chair IWLCA Coaches poll from 1988-1998 and chair of the IWLCA All-America committee from 1991-1999. She is a member of the Olympic Conference and Lacrosse Club of South Jersey, and ran camps, clinics, and summer league programs. Debbie has also been a clinician for the NCAA YES programs as well as numerous IWLCA coaches clinics.
She was inducted to the Collingswood HS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995, and was recently named as a top ten Lacrosse Player of the (1970's) Decade. She currently resides in Beesleys Point, N.J. with her dog, Beesley.