Pride Lacrosse Philosophy
We want the kids to enjoy themselves while they learn the game.
Rob Cornetta - Pride Lacrosse Director / Coach (2023)
Rob Cornetta comes to the Pride with over 20 years of lacrosse experience as a player and a coach. Most recently he served as the associate head coach for two years at Division II Pace University. Prior to that he spent 8 years as the assistant coach. In addition to coaching at Pace, he has worked with youth and high school programs around Westchester County, including Byram Hills and School of the Holy Child in Rye. Prior to joining the Pride, he served as a coach for the Long Island Outlaws and Patriot Elite (NJ) club organizations, as well as working multiple camps and clinics. He was a member of the Pace University men’s lacrosse team from 2003 - 2007.
Ryan Gorup - Head Coach (2026)
Ryan has been an assistant coach at Fordham Preparatory School since 2008, where he also teaches. In addition, he has served as a volunteer assistant for Pace University's men's lacrosse team for the past few seasons. As a player, Ryan suited up for Fordham Preparatory School, where he served as captain his senior year. He went on to play club lacrosse at Fordham University, where he earned his bachelor's degree, and NCAA lacrosse at Pace University, where he earned his master's.
Joseph Lopopolo - Coach (2024)
Joe Lopopolo started his lacrosse career at New Rochelle High School where he participated in four years of varsity lacrosse and was the 2011 Men’s Varsity Lacrosse Captain his senior year. As an offensive midfielder, Joe was selected as a two time all section player as well as a selection for the Section I All-Star North-South Game his senior year. Joe also was a two year football starter and played in a state championship at the Syracuse Carrier Dome in 2011.
Following high school, Joe continued his lacrosse career for the Generals at Herkimer County Community College, a dominant Junior College lacrosse program in upstate New York. After two years and an associates degree, Joe transferred to Division II Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York where he continued to excel at the offensive midfield position and earned a degree in Exercise Physiology.
He continued his love for lacrosse through and after college, landing his first position as the offensive Coordinator for the Women’s Lacrosse team at the College of Mount St. Vincent. After two years Joe then took the job as an assistant Boys Lacrosse coach at Briarcliff High School where they appeared in their first section Championship in school history. Joe is currently an Assistant coach for the Men’s Lacrosse team at Manhatanville College where he coaches the goalies, faceoff specialists, and oversees the sidelines. Joe’s love for the sport is tremendous and he is always looking to grow the game on and off the field, always being involved with lacrosse!
Josh Cittadino - Assistant Coach (2023)
Josh was a standout midfielder at Baldwin High School in Long Island from 200-2004. He played his college lacrosse at SUNY Cortland from 2006 – 2008 and was a midfielder and faceoff specialist during his 3 seasons there. He competed in 3 Division III National Championships and won the National Title in 2006. He was also an assistant coach on the 2009 Cortland team that played in the National Championship. Following his college graduation in 2008, Josh was drafted by the Denver Outlaws of the MLL and played 2 seasons with the team. Josh is currently the Assistant Coach of the Team Israel U13 Team that recently competed at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse in Denver.
Andrew Fritsch - Coach (2025)
Andrew was a member of the Pace University Men's Lacrosse Team 2010-2014. Recipient of the Unsung Hero Award 2012.
Received a Masters Degree from Pace's School of Education and is currently in his 4th year teaching history in a NYC public school. He currently is coaching several town youth teams in the Westchester area.
Enjoys hunting, a round of golf, and traveling to Latin American Countries.
Craig Napolitano - Pride Lacrosse Coordinator / Assistant Coach (2026)
Craig is an accomplished player who played at Scarsdale HS and then at the University of Rhode Island. Craig still plays in the local adult leagues. He has been coaching youth lacrosse teams and leading youth clinics in Westchester for many years. He has trained many of our local coaches and even trained parents who wanted to learn the game.