LacrosseRecruits.com is a recruiting tool built by two former college lacrosse players that dramatically increases the exposure a player receives throughout the recruiting process. With every NCAA college coach as a registered user, a LacrosseRecruits.com Recruiting Package ensures a player gets the most out of his or her college lacrosse recruiting process.
LacrosseRecruits.com is also The Official Recruiting Tool of US Lacrosse, the sports governing body.
This site was built by a team that lives for the game of lacrosse. We all went through the recruiting process ourselves and understand the ins and outs of the process.
Chris Meade – Co Founder
Chris is co-founder of Lacrosse Recruits LLC. Prior to founding Lacrosse Recruits, he worked as an Associate at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. in the World Headquarters location in New York City. Chris' Cushman & Wakefield group was among the highest grossing brokerage teams in the country and represented clients such as NASDAQ, JP Morgan, The General Consulate of Sweden, Mochila, Inc. and Loyalty Exchange Partners. Prior to his time at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Chris studied International Relations at Wesleyan University and Graduated in 2005. Aside from his lacrosse commitments, he was Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
On the Lacrosse field Chris was a 4-year letter winner and Captain. Over that period, Wesleyan achieved the best record over a 4-year span in the schools history (a record that has since been broken!). In his senior year, Chris helped lead Wesleyan to their first ever bid to the NCAA tourney, making it to the quarterfinal game and received the William T. Call Award, an award given to the most inspiring and dedicated senior athlete. Chris finished his career sixth on Wesleyan's career scoring list.
Matt Wheeler – Co Founder
Matt is co-founder of Lacrosse Recruits LLC. Prior to founding Lacrosse Recruits, he worked as a Senior Risk Analyst for Guy Carpenter, LLC, the leading Reinsurance Intermediary in the world, in New York City. Prior to Guy Carpenter, Matt earned an Economics degree from Wesleyan University and graduated in 2005. Aside from lacrosse commitments, Matt was very active within his fraternity as treasurer for two years and worked as a mentor at the local high school.
On the lacrosse field, Matt was a 4-year letter winner and Captain of the team that made it to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2005.
Outside of work, Matt is the co-chair of the Wesleyan Graduates of the Last Decade NYC Chapter and a member of the Cardinal Mentoring Program, which mentors NYC high school students.
Norbert Bielan – Producer
Norb is the Senior Producer and Director of Production and Post-Production at LacrosseRecruits.com since 2009. He oversees all of the video content on the site. He has built thousands of highlight reels for athletes all over the country. Norb is known for combining his technical filmmaking editing style with sports and has created a name for himself in the industry as being one of the best editors producing dozens of main-stream videos for high schools and universities across the nation.
Norb earned a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from SUNY Oneonta ('07). He has extensive knowledge in multiple industry-standard software and hardware.
Ryan Nizolek – Sales/Customer Relations Director
Prior to working at Lacrosserecruits.com, Ryan worked as an Associate Broker at Murray Hill Properties in New York. At MHP, he represented clients such as Joy Cioci and Progressive States Network while also representing more than 300,000 square feet of office space on behalf of landlords throughout Manhattan. Prior to Murray Hill Properties, Ryan earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Virginia ('10)
On the lacrosse field, Ryan was a 4 year letter winner and 3 year starter on defense, earning All-American recognition. While at UVA, he helped the Men's Lacrosse team reach 3 Final Fours, and capture the ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship in 2010. Ryan was also the recipient of the Kass Family Scholarship, which is given to a fourth year member of the Men's Lacrosse team who embodies qualities of integrity, precision and dedication. Following his senior year, Ryan was drafted 27th overall in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Boston Cannons. This past season with Boston, he was a contributing member of the 2011 MLL Championship team starting in 6 games.