A Philadelphia product through Germantown Academy, Holmes started in every game of his career for the University of Virginia including two final fours, was the captain of the 2005 team, and won the team defensive MVP award in ’05 including All-America honors. Since 2006 Holmes has been a career starting defenseman logging over 140 career starts 16 goals and over 400 loose balls in both professional lacrosse leagues. Holmes currently plays close defense for the New York Lizards. Holmes is a veteran of the Philadelphia Wings and San Jose Stealth.
COACHING: Holmes has been a career coach since 2006 and has enjoyed ample success in his young career. Highlights include a national championship assisting the defense for UVA in 2011, A 24-0 perfect season as defensive coordinator of the 2014 Malvern Prep Friars, and multiple league titles and playoff runs as a head coach and assistant coach at the High School level. Holmes continues today as #3 Nationally ranked Malvern Prep’s returning defensive Coordinator. Holmes created the curriculum and training philosophy at Fusion which is enhanced by Crowley, Hoffman, McCormick and McEvoy’s additions.
The only player to be drafted 1st overall in the MLL, NLL and WLA Entry Drafts. Kevin is Canadian born via Vancouver and has dominated every venue lacrosse has to offer. Stars for Team Canada, the MLL Florida Launch and NLL Philadelphia Wings. 2013 MLL-MVP Award Winner. Crowley attended Stony Brook University where he holds the record for most points in school history, was a two-time first team All-American, D1 Midfielder of the Year and Player of the Year. Kevin also made All-World for Team Canada at the 2008 World Juniors. Most recently Crowley lead Team Canada to a World Championship victory, scoring 5 of the first 6 goals and earning game MVP
COACHING An assistant coach with D1 St. Joseph’s University this past Spring, Crowley continues to lend his offensive expertise as a Coordinator for the Shipley school today. Kevin has logged countless hours directing camps including his own Sea To Sky lacrosse camps in British Columbia. Kevin leads the offensive skills curriculum at Fusion.
Matt McCormick : Defensive Specialist, Coach
A graduate from Malvern Prep and Drexel University, McCormick has excelled on the field as a player and from the sidelines as a coach. While at Malvern, he was a Captain for the
school’s only state championship team in 2006. A natural leader and performer, Coach McCormick started every game of his career at Drexel University, was a two-time Captain and three time all-conference player. Thought of highly by his teammates and coaches, McCormick won the coaches award in 2010. He was also the third Dragon player to be awarded Scholar All-American, given for leadership and performance on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. As a senior in 2010, McCormick concluded his collegiate career being elected to participate in the North/South Senior All-Star game.
COACHING McCormick has spent years during and after college as a high level coach. He was Drexel’s graduate assistant coach in 2011 and an assistant at Penn Charter School for three seasons. Currently McCormick is on staff at local powerhouse and #3 nationally ranked Malvern Prep, and head coach of our 2017 Elite team.
Ryan Sankey : Offensive Specialist, Coach
Kevin Philibin : Director of Recruiting, Defensive Specialist, Coach
Another local product, Coach Philibin began his playing career at Avon Grove High School in West Grove, PA. He was a three year starter at close defense and long stick midfield. Coach Philibin garnered all-league accolades as both a junior and senior and added an all-area award his senior season, and participated in the South Eastern PA Senior All Star Game. During his senior season he was named both the team’s defensive player of the year and most valuable player. After graduating Avon Grove in 2006, he continued his playing career at the University of South Carolina where he immediately found himself in a starting role at close defense. Philibin helped lead the Gamecocks to their first league playoff appearance in over two decades.
COACHING Kevin is currently the Head Coach at Bayard Rustin High School Varsity. Kevin began his coaching career in 2011 at Unionville High School where he coached two seasons alongside former US Lacrosse Coach of the Year John Rohde. In 2012 he accepted a teaching position at West Chester Rustin and was brought on as an assistant coach for the Golden Knights and has been an integral part in building the program. He is entering his first season at the helm at Rustin.
Coach Wiles finds a new home with Fusion Lacrosse after years as an NLL offensive standout. Born in Ontario Canada, Wiles grew up standing out on the ice in the winter and playing box lacrosse throughout the summers. Awarded a full scholarship to the University of Delaware, Wiles quickly learned the outdoor American game and stood out as a goal-scoring threat. Returning to his indoor roots, Wiles was picked 4th overall in the 2004 NLL Draft to the Philadelphia Wings. With over 450 career points, 3x NLL All-Star Game appearances , and an Indoor World Championship under his belt, we couldn’t be happier to have Coach Wiles passing on his expertise to our players.
As a coach, Wiles has directed Pro-Star Box Lacrosse Camps in Canada for the past 9 years. Drawing the camp’s participants from Orillia, Ottawa, Barrie and Nunavut, Pro-Star Box Lacrosse Camps has been successfully teaching players from various backgrounds the ins and outs of the game for years. Another program Coach Wiles assists with is the Charity Right to Play, a lacrosse development program reaching out to remote areas of Canada and returning the game to its most basic roots. Wiles currently resides in Havertown, PA with his wife and two young daughters and is happy to now call Fusion Lacrosse home. His knowledge and passion for the game shines through every time he’s on the field and sideline. Coach Wiles is perfect match for our program’s staff and philosophies, and another excellent teacher of the game as well.
Dan Layfield : Offensive Specialist, Coach
Coach Layfield joins the Fusion staff this year adding years of experience and knowledge as a player and coach. Having been involved with club lacrosse since his playing days at Drexel University, Dan also has lead the Wissahickon Trojans lacrosse team for several years as their head coach and our boys are lucky to learn from him! Having learned to play in Upstate NY, Coach Layfield brings an athlete’s mindset to the midfielder position and will certainly help dial in our shooting on the run!
Coach Layfield resides in Bryn Mawr with his wife and new born baby boy. The Philadelphia lacrosse community is lucky to have him stay in the area and pass down his knowledge and passion for the game to the next generation of players.
Alex Haynie: Offensive Specialist, Coach
Fusion welcomes another new coach to the mix in former Princeton University and Germantown Academy standout Alex Haynie! Coach Haynie excelled as a savvy attackman and as the son of a coach he knows the game inside out!
Coach Haynie currently resides in Radnor with his wife and new born baby girl, and works as a teacher and coach at Malvern Prep. Fusion is very excited to have Coach Haynie join the team and look forward to seeing our players excel from his coaching perspective!
Eric Hoffman: Defensive Specialist, Coach
Coach Hoffman returns to the staff this year, bringing an additional defensive-minded coach to the staff. A Bucks County native, Coach Hoffman played collegiate ball at Ursinus before joining Coach Holmes on the Philadelphia Wings!
Coach Hoffman has spent time as a collegiate coach at Swarthmore College and is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Ursinus. We are thrilled to have Eric return to the staff on a full time basis and look forward to seeing our defensemen embrace Coach Hoffman’s strong defensive mentality.
Alex Turner : Offensive Specialist
Coach Turner grew up in British Colombia and had a successful career in the WLA before breaking through to the professional ranks.
Coach Turner has spent the last six years in the National Lacrosse League most recently playing forward for the Colorado Mammoth. Turner had his finest season as a professional in 2011 with the Philadelphia Wings amassing 39 points on 17 goals and 22 assists while also collecting 56 loose balls.
Ashley Razzano : Communications Administrator
After graduating from high school, Ashley attended York College of Pennsylvania to study Sport Management and compete on their Track and Field team for two years. There, she earned the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic award twice. She transferred to West Chester University where she is received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology; Health and Physical Education as well as a Teacher Certification. Ashley was a skilled lacrosse and field hockey athlete for 6 years prior to college. Since graduating from WCU, Ashley has joined Fusion as a full time member of our business assisting in a wide variety of roles.