Burning River Lacrosse

Burning River Lacrosse was founded in 2005 to provide developmental lacrosse opportunities at all levels (introduction to the game, improvement of skills, national competition and college exposure) to Northern Ohio's lacrosse community. The company also hosts charity events such as the Fisher House Showcase (home away from homes for military families) and Shorting Cancer (Breast Cancer Research) to raise money and awareness for those in need and to teach participants about their responsibility to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others.

NCAA / NJCAA Champions

9 since '15

4 Pros, 2 MLL

Since '15

College Conf. Championships

90 since '15

Charitable Donations


Tournament Championships




High School
All Americans

62 Since '15

High School
All Ohio

202+ since '15

Burning River / Community News

Alumni Update For Week Of February 26, 2024

What a great week for N. Ohio Alums. Several outstanding performances by our area players. Good luck this week to…

2024 Maroon Team Goes 6-0 To Win NXT PA Invitational

Our 2024 Maroon team went 6 – 0 to win the championship at the NXT PA Invitation (including 3 top…

2024 Maroon Team Goes Undefeated At BSK

N. Ohio players take home another Championship / Undefeated tournament going 5-0 this weekend at Baltimore Summer Kickoff. So proud…

Alumni Update – April 24

Area Games – Mon April 24-26 2023

BR Alum Cam Logan became the all-time leader in saves at Cleveland State

BR / Hoover Alum Cam Logan became the all-time leader in saves at Cleveland State this past weekend. Congrats to…

Area Games – Mon/ Tues/ Wed Mar 27-29 2023

Great week of games on tap.

BR / Padua Alum Paul Medrick scores his first career goal

BR / Padua Alum Paul Medrick (Canisius) scores his first career pole goal this weekend!!

BR / Kenston Alum Ben Millard records 27 saves vs Marietta

S/O to BR and Kenston Alum Ben (Brickwall) Millard, who recorded 27 saves for Marietta in a 9-8 OT loss.

Alumni Update – March 13-19, 2023

BR and Area Alums continue to crush it at the next level. See for yourself what they have done. Good…


Brady Family – 2013 Graduate

“Burning River Lax has made all the difference in our son’s lacrosse experience. I can’t speak highly enough of what Coach Calleri and his program has done for the success of our son Colin…. Burning River is THE premier club in the Midwest. In addition, Coach Calleri is plugged in to the coaching staff of…

Ameo Family – 2019 Graduate

“Burning River continues to be, without a doubt, the preeminent LAX club in Northeast Ohio.  Our son benefited from top notch coaching, competition, exposure and all-around on and off-field assistance.  As a parent – I appreciate the great organization and communication – we know the lacrosse plan well in advance, allowing us to plan the…

Caito Family – 2015 Graduate

“…There is no way he could have accomplished this without your guidance and support. Our family appreciates all that you have done and especially your high level of engagement over the past few months as Mario’s goals were starting to become a reality. Your involvement clearly helped to build the road that Mario needed to…

Sims Family – 2018 Graduate

“Coach Calleri has been a great lacrosse resource all throughout high school for Connor. Connor has battled 3 different injuries during summer lacrosse, but Coach Calleri never forgot about him. He made just as many phone calls (if not more) to college coaches for Connor. Coach Calleri truly cares about his players and is running Burning River for the…

Outcalt Family – 2018 Graduate

“As a family we found that it was not so easy to wind our way through the landscape of travel lacrosse.  Our son Jeffrey played for a city sponsored team as well as numerous regional travel teams.  During this time we heard stories surrounding which programs were best- but it was difficult to assess the…

Vitale Family – 2014 Graduate

Our son Michael has had a great experience playing for the Burning River Lacrosse Club.  His lacrosse skills and understanding have increased markedly and are a direct result of playing in the BR program for five years. … The BR coaches have made a significant contribution to Michael reaching this goal by teaching the basics…

Britton Family – 2018 Graduate

“We have been a part of the Burning River family for 7 years. I say family, because Woody and the coaches treat my boys like there own. From the youngest teams to the oldest teams, the organization, commitment and teamwork is above and beyond. There is something to be said about just having your son…

Dahlheimer Family – 2012 Graduate

“Our son is living his dream.  It was unimaginable to us a few years ago that a kid from Northeast Ohio would be noticed, recruited and then play lacrosse at a school like University of Virginia.  Yet that is what James is doing. We just returned from watching James play against Princeton and it was…

Stopak Family – 2018 Graduate

“This is a letter of thanks to Woody and the Burning River staff for all the effort the program put into developing my son, both as a player and a person over the past six years. We started at Burning River when Whit was in sixth grade after playing on another local travel team. The…

Esterle Family – 2017 Graduate

“I really need to let you know what a positive experience BR was for Sam.  He absolutely loved his coach, his team, the lacrosse.  Absolutely the best experience Sam has ever had with any team.  We are so impressed with how well run this organization is.  You are a great role model for these boys. …

College Coach

“As a college coach, I have always been impressed with the sportsmanship and competitive spirit shown by the players and coaches in the Burning River Lacrosse program. The players play at a high level and are prepared for top level college lacrosse from the coaching they receive and the tournaments they participate in. Coach Calleri…

Ganzhorn – 2014 Graduate

“…with hard work and expert feedback and coaching, Liam and his team each year realized many successes, and even when not successful, the team learned from its mistakes.  They were taught professionalism in success and defeat, and how to demonstrate great sportsmanship… I as a parent have always been impressed with the way each boy…

Kuehn Family – 2013 Graduate

“We want to express to you our appreciation for your Burning River Lacrosse program. The personal attention and individual coaching that you and your assistant coaches provide to ALL your players is truly a witness to your commitment to share your LAX knowledge with others. Josh has played for other club/tournament teams in the past…

Weber Family – 2013 Graduate

“… Coach Calleri and his staff give honest feedback, guidance, and persistent support and energy whether your son wants to play at the next level or just contribute more for his school team. Coach Calleri’s guidance during the recruiting process was invaluable. His experience, relationships, and professionalism give Northeast Ohio lacrosse legitimacy…”

Geller Family – 2016 Graduate

“Thank you for all the support over the past few years and helping Grayson become the player he is today. He was elected as a team captain for Hoover this year and is very excited about that. I believe he gained the confidence and leadership abilities from being in your program. You and your staff…

Happel Family – 2014 Graduate

“…What my sons learned at Burning River is priceless. From the demands of commitment and dedication they gained the understanding of what was necessary to play for a top lacrosse team and at levels comparable to the best there is available. They weren’t perfect but through their trials, they learned to play the game but…

Morris Family – 2019 Graduate

“The importance of your Club Lacrosse team is immeasurable, especially in the NCAA recruiting process. When we talked to parents about our move back to Cleveland everyone in the lacrosse community was familiar with Burning River, the calibre of the teams they put together and the quality of events BR attended.  As our son went…

Harris Family – 2012 Graduate

“….With Hogan we chased the “best” opportunities for college exposure through ‘a Columbus/Indiana based program’ and ‘a Cleveland based program’.  Although ‘good’ lacrosse programs, neither of these organizations provided the honest feedback, the college recruiting guidance or the attention to our son in developing his game to hone his skills.  Although Hogan was an Academic…

Moriarity Family – 2019 Graduate

“I have a 11th grade son who has played Burning River since 6th grade. The program has been supportive of his development from middle school, high school and most recently the college recruiting. While meeting with college coaches several coaches spoke positively of Burning River and the players that have placed with the team. “We…

Malloy Family – 2017 Graduate

“The BR program is exceptional. We are so impressed with the dedication and commitment of the BR staff.  It is clear that your goal is to make the boys better players.  We would definitely recommend this program to friends and family.  We couldn’t ask for a more positive experience.  Great coaches, great parents, great boys!  By…

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Aiden Stephens

Salisbury University

Danny Saxon

Mercyhurst University

Jack Jenkins

U of Michigan

Tanner Tracy

Univ of Indianapolis

Sam Rodgers

John Carroll

Sam Zickel

Centre College

Will Bohne

Monmouth University

Zak Owens

St. Bonaventure

Charlie Freer

John Carroll

Dillion Beal

U of Michigan Dearborn

Ryan Hildebrand

Lynchburg University

Sean Kavanagh

Cortland State

Gino DeVengencie

Canisius College

Austin England

Cleveland State University

Paul Mederick

Fairfield University

Robby Lang

High Point University

Noah Goad

Canisius College

Clayton Kolke

Baldwin Wallace

Eric Betchel

Baldwin Wallace

John Blackwell

Middlebury College

Paul Lopez

Baldwin Wallace

Hunter Moriarity

Fairfield University

Jack Bryant

Bellarmine University

Brooks Crowley

Denison University

Nathan Stienmetz

Univ of Mt. Union

Connor Sims

Denison University

Alex Maruna

Roch Inst Tech

Whit Stopak

Hofstra University

Brody May

University of Indianapolis

Colin Counahan

Ohio Wesleyan University

Andrew Glasgow

Grove City

Nathan Aloi

John Carroll

John Thomas

Salisbury University

Kyla Stroia

Univ of Mt. Union

Thomas Chevalier

Cleveland State

Ben Starkey

Robert Morris

AJ Green

Mt. Union

Luke Swaddling

Canisius College

Jackson Moriarity

Univ of Hartford

Luke Roach

Frostburg State

Griffen Imwalle

Florida Southern

Mark McGinley

Notre Dame

Cooper Kirda

Capital University

Brennan Catania

Saint Joseph’s University

Brandon Oakes

St. Bonaventure  

Will Britton

Clarkson University

Griff Liedel

Ohio State

Bill Holtzer

College of Wooster

Aaron Waltman

Capital University

Drew Wynocker

Denver University

Cameron Logan

Univ of Hartford

Anthony Ameo

Ohio State University


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