Meet the Coaches

Nicholas Marks

Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

Phone: (562) 907-4895

Curt Foxx

Assistant Coach

Phone: (919) 889-3557

Mike Ondrusek

Assistant Coach

Phone: (562)-907-4895

Keith Candelaria

Athletic Trainer

Mike Senyo

Strength & Conditioning

Kathy Barlow

Faculty Liaison

Available Camps

Whittier Rising Poets Spring Clinic

Men's Lacrosse

Whittier College Rising Poets Spring Clinic is an opportunity for high school student-athletes to be coached by the only NCAA staff in Southern California. Whittier's staff has over 30 years of coaching and playing experience in NCAA DI, DIII,the MLL, NLL, and internationally as well. This clinic gives 3 hours of direct instruction and lacrosse play, then moves on into an informational session about NCAA recruiting, maximizing your college search, and the student-athlete experience.
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Southland Shootout

Men's Lacrosse

The Southland Shootout is an opportunity for individuals as well as local club and high school teams to compete and gain high quality instruction from NCAA coaches. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up as an individual or as a part of a team.This is a developmentally focused tournament with two fields,16 teams, and more instruction than your typical playoff format competition.You are guaranteed 5 games with the possibility of 7, and an instructional session prior to the event.
Session Date Time Spots Left Cost
SOUTHLAND SHOOTOUT JUL 27, 2018 - JUL 29, 2018 5:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Latest News

Senior Day Spoiled by Colorado College

The Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse team saw their Senior Day spoiled Saturday as the Tigers of Colorado College pulled off the 15-8 victory in the Division III West Showdown.

Rain Halts Poets in loss to Elmhurst

The Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse team faced tough conditions Thursday night as they fell 14-7 to Elmhurst College at Memorial Stadium.

Men’s Lacrosse Rocks Southwestern (TX) 23-8

The Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse team avenged their previous loss to Southwestern University (TX) by rocking them 23-8, which included an 11-goal effort in the second quarter.

Whittier falls to Birmingham Southern

After a lopsided victory over Hendrix to open their trip, the Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse team suffered their first loss falling 10-7 to Birmingham Southern.

Men’s Lacrosse picks up 12-8 win over Argonauts

The Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse team traveled for the first time this past weekend with a trip up north to Belmont, Calif. where they took on Westminster College and Notre Dame de Namur.

Matt Hernandez '16 selected to Mexican National Team

Former Poet and Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Matt Hernandez ’16 was just selected to the Mexican National Team. He earns a spot on the Mexico Lacrosse Roster for the 2018 FIL World Championships in Israel next Summer, where he will represent both the country of his heritage but also the city of Los Angeles, Calif.

Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2018 Schedule

Head Coach Nick Marks has announced the Poet’s schedule for the upcoming 2018 men’s lacrosse season. The exciting sixteen game slate will be the 39th season for the Poets and includes contests in California, Illinois, Colorado, and Texas. The Poets schedule will include four games against opponents that competed in the 2017 NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse tournament, six home games in Memorial Stadium, and the annual Locker-Stabler Cup against western NCAA rival Colorado College.

Poet Lacrosse 2018 Season Preview

As the 2017 Fall Semester comes to a close, the 2018 Men's Lacrosse team is already making preparations for the upcoming season. #WhittierIsComing #FearThePoet

Poets volunteer with Harlem Lacrosse

On November 4th, the Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse team volunteered their time to help with a Harlem Lacrosse Play Day. Harlem Lacrosse is an organization devoted to helping children of South Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood. The Whittier Poets spent three hours coaching and building relationships with youth players at Enterprise Park in Los Angeles, CA.

Men’s Lacrosse Names Four Captains for 2018 Season

The Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse head coach Nicholas Marks has announced that the team has elected four upperclassmen as team captains for the 2018 season. The Poet captains are seniors Kevin O’Donnell, Conner Sexton, Sigi Ocker, and Max Thiele.

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