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.
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 : Director of Club Team Operations & Curriculum Advisor
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.
Eric Hoffman : Fusion Elite Coach, Defensive Curriculum, College Advising
A Philadelphia product by way of Pennridge High School, Hoffman went on to star at Ursinus college before becoming a member of the Philadelphia Wings. Hoffman is one of the most imposing and physical athletes in lacrosse, period. Hoffman was a late bloomer who ended up dominating every team defensive category at Ursinus his Junior and Senior years, earning All-Centennial conference honors. From Ursinus, Hoffman was drafted to play for the perennial champion Philadelphia Barrage as well as the Philadelphia Wings. Coach Hoffman is working his way through an ACL injury and was back practicing with the team last year.
COACHING Coach Eric Hoffman is the defensive coordinator at Swarthmore College, as well as their strength and conditioning coach. Additionally Hoffman is currently obtaining his masters degree in administration and sports management at West Chester University. Hoffman’s multi-talents and experience in lacrosse, as well as the sports world at-large, make him a tremendous asset at Fusion
Jonny Poe : Fusion Events Director:
Coach Poe has joined our staff in Pennsylvania via Coronado, California. Jonny was the California High School player of the year as a long stick middie in 2009. After graduating from Coronado High School, Jonny went on to star at Washington College in Maryland where he eventually led the team in all defensive categories. His college career culminated with ALL-Conference honors in 2013. Jonny was also one of the the teams most respected players, winning the team Sportsmanship award in 2011. Jonny continued his playing career as a shut down defenseman on the LXM pro tour for team Maverick. Jonny’s successful career earned him the huge honor of being inducted into San Diego’s Hall of Champions
COACHING Coach Poe garnered his first coaching experience every summer throughout college with the hugely successful Adrenaline franchise. Coach Poe was defensive coordinator for Adrenaline travel teams and Head Coach of their LaxDawgs franchise. As well, Coach Poe played an important role in building Adrenalines West Coast showcase tournaments, summer camps, and team tournaments. Jonny is currently coaching defense at Harriton High School.
Todd Faiella: Director, West Coast Programs
A true multi-sport stand-out from Marshfield High School in Massachusetts. Todd continued his career at Deerfield where he was team MVP in both football and lacrosse. He then played both college football and lacrosse at Brown University helping his teams win Ivy league champs in football in 2005 and in lacrosse in 2008. Todd’s leadership and commitment have stood out as much as he athletic prowess. Todd was a lacrosse team captain at Brown in 2009 winning the Rick Whelan award for unselfish play, dedication to the program and overall commitment to excellence. After transferring to UVA after injury, Todd was a solid defensive contributor all season long and into the finals when Virginia won the national championship. Again Todd’s personality along with his play was a major contributing factor in his teams success, winning UVA’s Tom Rixey Award that year, for the teams most spirited and emotional leader. Todd continues to play today when his schedule allows with the LXM pro tour.
COACHING Since graduating college Todd has been a career coach. He has spent much of this time coaching teams alongside MLL stars Chris Rotelli and Eric Martin as well as successfully running his own UVA star-studded camps in Utah as CEO of his old company NATV and his new venture NRG lacrosse. Todd most recently was the defensive coordinator with NorCal powerhouse Marin Catholic and will be coaching at Park City High School this Spring. Todd will be running Fusion indoor lacrosse programs and summer camps throughout the west, as well as helping organize Fusion National Tournaments.