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About Our Club

Top Caliber Lacrosse believes that the pursuit of excellence in the areas of academics and lacrosse helps develop maturity and self-confidence. We believe that the experiences a player has with Top Caliber Lacrosse will be beneficial throughout his or her lifetime.
The focus of Top Caliber Lacrosse is the development of the individual player. Our goal is to maximize the growth of the individual through drills that challenge each player, and with a coaching staff that adheres to high standards. Top Caliber Lacrosse is committed to dedicating our time and resources to teach the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of playing lacrosse. 

Our coaching staff is comprised of very experienced and established individuals, who understand the game and are able to teach the necessary knowledge to any player. Top Caliber Lacrosse will provide the most up-to-date training techniques and drills to maximize skill progression for each player.

Why Top Caliber?

- Players will be able to work with the most established, accomplished, and passionate coaches in Northern Virginia.
- Players will compete and grow alongside many of the most talented high school players this region has to offer.
- Players will be guided and prepared for the best college lacrosse opportunities available by coaches who truly care about your future.

Meet the Coaches


Coach Keel

Coach Frank Keel has been involved in the sport of lacrosse for over 20 years and has been coaching and personal training for the past six years. He is currently the offensive coordinator at Robinson Secondary School, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Virginia 6A State Champions. 

Coaching Bio:
     - Northern Region Assistant Coach of the Year 2017
     -Coached Robinson to a State Championship in 2014, 2015 & 2016
     -Varsity offensive coordinator at Robinson Secondary (2013-Present) Fairfax, VA
     -JV Head Coach at Robinson Secondary, Varsity assistant (2013) Fairfax, VA
     -Nike 3D Blue Chip Coach/Instructor (2011-present) Orlando, FL
     -Tampa Tribe Head Coach (2010-2012) Tampa, FL
     -All World Camp Coach (2009-2011) Gettysburg, PA

College & HS Accomplishments:
     -Deep South Conference Champions, Ranked #6 Nationally (Saint Leo University)
     -1st player in school history to be named to a Colonial Athletic All-Conference Team; Attack (Robert Morris University)

     -Named All-District, All-Region, All-Met, Team captain & Offensive MVP (Robinson Secondary)
     -Member of the undefeated 2003 NoVA team to win the High School Champ Camp Championship held at Johns Hopkins University
     -State Champions 2002 (Robinson Secondary)

Playing Experience:
     -Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL) -- DII (1 year) 
     -Robert Morris University (Moon Township, PA) -- DI (3 years) 
     -Bridgton Academy (North Bridgton, ME) -- (1 year) 
     -Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax, VA) -- (3 years) 
     -Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) -- (1 year) 
Coach Aaron Solomon

Coaching Experience:

  • 15 years of coaching experience
  • Head Coach Madison High School-2019-present
  • 2019 District, Region, State Champions(20-2 record) 
  • 2019 VA/6A Coach of the Year
  • 2019 Nova 44 All-Star Head Coach 
  • Assistant Coach Oakton High School - (2014-2018)
  • 2017 Northern Region Champions 
  • 2018 Virginia State Champions
  • 2018 Northern D Region Assistant Coach of the Year Oakton High School
  • 2013- Fairfax HS assistant coach 
  • 2012-Assistant Coach for South County HS(13-3 record)
  • 2012 Northern Region Assistant Coach of the Year South County High School
  • 2011-Coached Osbourne Park High School in Manassas, Virginia Offensive coordinator
  • 2005-2015-Coached Youth Lacrosse for Braddock Road Lacrosse(U-10-U-14) 
  • 2008-Head JV Coach at Chaparral High School in Arizona
  • Coached and help manage summer Club teams for Nova Premier, Finish Hard, Trilogy Generals, All American Lacrosse Academy 
  • Owner and Founder - All American Lacrosse Academy
  • Over the last 14 years have helped coach teams to a combined 21 championships at the High School, Club, and Youth Rec levels. 

High School:

  • 4-year Varsity starter at WT Woodson High School
  • 3 time 1st team All-Region
  • 2 time All American
  • 2-time Team MVP
  • 1st team All-Met
  • 295 points scored while playing for Woodson- Top 5 in the State of Virginia
  • Member of the first NOVA team to win the High School Champ Camp Championship held at Johns Hopkins
  • Other sports: All-State Wrestler, All-State Football player, and Male Athlete of the year(2004 Woodson HS) 


  • A committed and signed letter of intent to play for the University of Maryland 
  • Played for two years at Catonsville Community College
  • Two time all-tournament team (Region XX )

  Coach David Solomon
  • Coached for 10+ years. 
  • Madlax All Stars. All American Lacrosse Academy and Top Caliber Lacrosse. and BRLL
  • Off-Season Coach for Madison HS 

Playing Career

  • D1 University of Maryland 
  • 2012 D1 NCAA National Championship Runner Up 
  • WILA & RMAC conference Champions 2014& 2015 at Colorado Mesa University 
  • Conference Offensive player of the Year 2015 (Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association)
  • Preseason HB All- American 
  • #6 overall incoming freshman at University of Maryland. 
  • #1 ESPN Rise HS senior lacrosse players in 2010-11
  • Washington Post All-Met Junior Year 
  • VA D1 private school champs 2010 at SSSAS 
  • Played for #1 HS team in the country senior year at Salisbury Prep(CT)
  • VA All-State selection all three years at SSSAS
  • Alexandria City Boys Lacrosse player of the year Junior year. 
  Coach Valentine
Coaching Bio:
      -Varsity head coach at Mount Vernon High School (2013) Alexandria, VA
      -Nike 3D Blue Chip Coach/Instructor (2011-present) Orlando, FL
      -Undergrad Assistant Coach Saint Leo University (2011-2012) St Leo, FL
      -Tampa Tribe Head Coach (2010-2012) Tampa, FL
      -All World Camp Coach (2009-2011) Gettysburg, PA

      -Deep South Conference Champions, Ranked #6 Nationally (Saint Leo University)
      -Named All-District, All-Region, All-Met, All American, Team captain, Team MVP, 2x National District Player of the Year, and recent Hall of Fame Inductee (Mount Vernon High School)
      -Member of the first NOVA team to win the High School Champ Camp Championship held at Johns Hopkins (2003)
      -4x National District Champions (Mount Vernon High School)

Playing Experience:
      -Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL) -- DII
      -Robert Morris University (Moon Township, PA) -- DI
      -Mount Vernon High School

  Coach Ruffer

Coaching Bio
     - Coached Robinson to a State Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016
     - Defensive Coordinator (Robinson) 2009- Present
     - Defensive coordinator at Westfield in 2008

      - Assistant Coach of the year, Concorde District (Robinson 2012)
      -Member of the 2001 Denison Big Red Final Four Team
      -2X WCAC All-Conference
      -Coached Robinson to 3 state tournament appearances/championships

Playing Experience:
      -Gonzaga College High School (Washington D.C.)
      -Denison University (Granville, OH) D3
      -Capital Lacrosse Club
      -Montgomery Lacrosse Club

  Coach Curran

Coach Curran has been around the game of lacrosse for 30 years.  He is currently the head coach at Robinson Secondary School, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Virginia 6A State Champions.

Coaching Bio:
    -Coached Robinson to a State Championship in 2014, 2015 & 2016
    -Varsity head coach at Robinson Secondary (2011-Present) Fairfax, VA
    -Varsity offensive coordinator at Robinson Secondary (2006-2010) Fairfax, VA


    -Won Virginia 6A State Championship as a head coach: 2014, 2015, 2016
    -Won Virginia 6A North Championship as a head coach: 2014
    -Won Concorde Conference 5 Championship as a head coach: 2014, 2016
    -Won State Championship as an assistant coach: 2006, 2007
    -Won Northern Region Championship as an assistant coach: 2007, 2010  
    -Won Concorde District Championship as an assistant: 2006, 2007, 2010
    -2014 Concorde Conference 5 Coach of the Year
    -Named an All-District & All-Region Midfielder 1991 (Robinson Secondary)
    -Member of the Virginia Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning team from Northern Virginia in 1991
    -Member of the North Team in the Virginia All-Star Game 1991
    -District, Region, and State Champion 1989, 1991 (Robinson Secondary)

Playing Experience:
    -Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax, VA)
    -Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) -- DI
    -George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) -- NCLL
    -Fairfax Lacrosse Club
    -Mr. Boh/ Bombers

Coach Quinn
Coach Quinn was first introduced to Lacrosse as a Goaltender at Bishop Ireton by the late great
Dennis Stewart. Under Dennis, the Ireton Cardinals won the WCAC in ’87 and were a finalist in
Coach’s senior year ’89. Coach Quinn credits a lot of his lacrosse knowledge to Dennis Stewart.

Coach played his collegiate career at Marymount University under Dave Webster (current Dickinson
Head Coach). During his career, Marymount was a CAC Conference finalist in ’94 and ’97. Coach
Quinn was one of only 3 players at Marymount to be named all CAC conference for 4 years. He is
also the leading scorer at Midfield in Marymount’s history and was a 3 time Captain.

After college, Coach Quinn was the Director of Lacrosse Leagues/ Travel Teams for Advantage
Lacrosse. Advantage Lacrosse teams had tremendous success, winning the mythical National HS Club
Championship in ’03 and Finalists in ’02.

He started coaching in High School at Woodson HS in ’98. Coached with Hall of Fame Coach, Jon
Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald and Quinn won the VA State Championship in ’99 and ’00 and were state finalists
in’04. The 2000 Woodson team was ranked #25th in the nation (LaxPower). Coach Aaron Solomon
was the offensive MVP on the ’04 finalist team at Woodson.

Coach Quinn left Woodson for Westfield HS from ’05-‘08, helped guide Westfield HS to its only State
Championship appearance in ’07. The Westfield coaching staff, led by Head Coach Gary Malm,
became the first coaches to lead two different programs to the Virginia State Championship game.

Coach Quinn currently coaches Top Caliber’s 2023s. He is a self-employed, Staffing Consultant in the
DC area, newly married to Zara Quinn.

Tommy Kestermann

Hampden-Sydney College - Defensive Coordinator - 2015-2019

  • 2017 ODAC Champions

  • 2017 NCAA Tournament - 3rd Round

  • 2017 IMLCA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year

  • 2017- school record, wins in a season

  • 2018 - school record, conference wins in a season

  • 6 USILA Scholar All-Americans

  • 7 USILA All-Americans

  • 7 IMLCA All-Region

  • 13 VA SID All-State

  • 32 ODAC All-Conference

Lynchburg College 2010-2014

  • 3x NCAA Tournament (2012, 2013, 2014)

  • 2012- #2 National Ranking

  • 2014 - ODAC Conference Champion

  • 2012 - ODAC Conference Champion

  • 2014 - Captain

  • 2014- Team Leadership award

  • 2011 - Team Unsung Hero award

  • 2013 - 2nd team All-ODAC, 2nd team VA SID All-State

  • 2014 - 2nd team All-ODAC

Bishop Ireton 2006-2010

  • 2010 - 2nd Team All-WCAC

  • 2009 - HM All-WCAC


Coach Will Cogan
High School

● W.T. Woodson HS (Class of 2015)

○ 4-year varsity starter
○ 3-time First-Team All-Conference (2013-2015)
○ Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
○ 1st-team All-State (2014)
○ 2-time First-Team All-Region (2014-2015)
○ 2nd-Team All-Region (2013)
○ 2nd-Team All-Conference (2012)
○ All-Region Honorable Mention (2012)

● Jacksonville University (D1) - 2015-2016

● Christopher Newport University (D3) - 2016-2019

○ 3-year starter
○ 1 NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearance
○ 7th All-Time career caused turnovers (78)
○ 5th All-Time career caused turnovers per game (1.44 per game)
○ 7th All-Time games started (53) (3rd Most by a defender)

● Christopher Newport Asst. Coach (2019-Present)

○ FOGOs & Defensive Asst.

● Top Caliber (2016-Present)

○ 2022s

  Coach Patrick Mahler

Patrick Mahler is the Head Coach for WT Woodson’s Girls Lacrosse Program.

Patrick was named 2015 Patriot Conference Coach of the Year and the Cavaliers are undefeated in the conference since his arrival 3 seasons ago.

Patrick played Long Stick Middie at Lynchburg College and Started for the 2003 ODAC Champions

Patrick was a two-time All-Region defender at Woodson where he was a 3-year starter and won back to back state championships with the Cavaliers

Patrick’s coaching career has taken him from the Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney to Santa Barbara to Canada and all points along the East Coast.

Coaching Career:

  • WT Woodson Defensive Assistant 2006-2008

  • Annandale High School Defensive Coordinator 2011-2012

  • WT Woodson Girls Lacrosse Coach 2013-Present

  • Cardinal Girls’ Lacrosse 2016 Team

  • All American Lacrosse Academy Long Stick Coach

Athletic Career:

  • 3-year Varsity starter at WT Woodson

  • 3x All-District(Concorde and Liberty) 2x All-Region performer

  • 3x District Champion, 2x Region Champion, 2x State Champion

  • Starting Long Stick Midfielder Lynchburg College

  • 2003 ODAC Champion

  • 3-year Varsity starter for WT Woodson Football

  • 1st team All Concord Defensive Back

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    • The energetic, knowledgeable and friendly coaching staff coupled with a positive style of teaching are why we chose Top Caliber

      • Caulley Derringer

    • The Top Caliber coaches really worked with my son and helped him to significantly improve his level of play. They were willing to let him try different positions and helped him find what worked best with his skills. Even though he wasn't a top player he was given individual attention and plenty of opportunities to grow and improve. Top Caliber was exactly what he needed to grow beyond rec league lacrosse and prepare for high school.

      • Kathleen Moyer

    • Top Caliber has provided my son with a local travel team, coached by the best High School, and collegiate players in NOVA. Over the last 11 years, my son has had the opportunity to play on 5 different travel teams, and TC remains as the program where he feels he has learned the most, while having a blast playing the game. The coaches have taught him various techniques and skills that helped him to not only make visible at the high school level, but at the collegiate levels as well. This is why my family knows that TC Lacrosse is the best youth travel program in Northern Virginia.

      • Tom Perry

    • Top Caliber provides a healthy balance of training and competition for their young athletes. Our Top Caliber coaches go above and beyond with their dedication to the boys and the sport of lacrosse.

      • Amy Bruce

    • We have been extremely happy with TC. The boys have made life long friendships and are becoming a nice little unit. The coaching staff is experienced and are invested in the success of the teams.

      • Chrystal Hart

    • The Top Caliber coaches have been outstanding working with our sons. The training, skills and knowledge that our boys receive from the staff is well worth the investment. I could not ask for a better program to be involved in with our family, thank you coaches.

      • Larry Hourcle

    • I have been extremely impressed with the quality and commitment of the coaching staff. The level of instruction and positive attitude has exceeded my expectations.

      • Jason Smith

    • The coaches at Top Caliber truly are top caliber, and our family's experience with the club has been outstanding. Several of the coaches have worked one-on-one with our boys, and they have benefited tremendously as a result. Top Cal's coaching is always positive and instructional in nature.

      • Adam Tabaka

    • We love Top Caliber and feel that our team is like family. Coach Keel has been great to work with and I think my son has improved his skills quite a bit. We will stay with Top Caliber very likely throughout his lacrosse career.

      • Debbie Walsh

    • We’ve been a part of the program from the beginning and are blessed to have Frank and other coaches that actually care about the development and mindset of the boys. Fun to watch what you all have done with the program through the years.

      • Jennifer Koberg

    • Top Caliber has been great for my son. He has built fundamentals and been challenged to reach his full potential. The boys have grown individually and as a team, while learning to love the sport from coaches who have their best interests at heart. Thanks for a great experience!

      • Anne Marie Brandow

    • The Top Caliber coaching staff has been instrumental in my sons overall mental and physical growth both on and off the field.  The opportunities provided by TC have been well worth the time and monetary commitment.  It has been a great experience! 

      • Amy Coffin

TC News

Robinson Wins Back to Back State Championships 

Posted: July 1, 2015
Congratulations to a handful of our coaches and players on a very successful 2015 spring season at Robinson Secondary, winning the Virginia 6A State Championship for the second time in a row! The State Championship was Robinson's 11th title, the most by any team in the state. The Rams also finished #8 in the DC Metro area, according to the Washington Post. 

Washinton Post: Boy's Lacrosse Final Top 10: 2015

Washington Post: Robinson Wins 2015 State Championship

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