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SM River Rats Lacrosse

Introducing SM River Rats Lacrosse!

NEW for 2017-18 ... SM River Rats Lacrosse Showcase '18 Club Team!

Join the Southern Maine River Rats for our inaugural season of travel lacrosse, beginning in Winter 2017-18 with our Boys Showcase '18 Club Team!

Programming will be based out of Saco, ME, and will include full training sessions, wall ball & skills clinics, a college showcase tourney, a college prospect day, a round robin play day, access to college marketing & resource tools, preparation for your spring high school season, and much more!

Eligible players include 2018 & 2019 high school graduation classes.

Head Coach

Matt Cavanaugh has worked the last four seasons as a coach with the Westbrook High School Boys Lacrosse program.

In 2015, he helped hone the offensive skills of three SMAA All-Conference selections - Curtis Knapton, Noah Oliver, and Grayson Post.  In 2016, Cavanaugh helped guide the Blue Blazes to the best season in school history, when they finished 9-3, ranked second overall in Heal Points, and won a home playoff game for the first time ever. Under his tutelage, Knapton was named SMAA Player of the Year.

Cavanaugh also has club coaching experience with Rocky Coast Lacrosse.

A graduate of Westbrook High School, he played collegiately at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH.

His assistant for the 2017-18 indoor season will be Eric Gilbert of Gray-New Gloucester.

SM River Rats Showcase '18 Schedule

Sunday, October 29 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Wednesday, November 8 - 6-7pm <Shoot-Around @ The Point>

Sunday, November 5 - 8-9am <Team Training @ USM Turf>

Wednesday, November 8 - 6-7pm <Shoot-Around @ The Point>

Sunday, November 12 - All Day <NE Lax Classic @ Fore Kicks>

Wednesday, November 15 - 6-7pm <Shoot-Around @ The Point>

Sunday, November 19 - 8-9am <Team Training @ USM Turf>

Wednesday, November 22 - 6-7pm <Shoot-Around @ The Point>

Sunday, November 26 - 6-7:30pm <WB/Skills @ Hitters Count>

Wednesday, November 29 - 6-7pm <Shoot-Around @ The Point>

Sunday, December 3 - All Day <Prospect Day @ Sacred Heart U.>

Sunday, December 10 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Sunday, December 17 - 6-7:30pm <WB/Skills @ Hitters Count>

Sunday, December 24 - OFF

Sunday, December 31 - OFF

Sunday, January 7 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Sunday, January 14 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Sunday, January 21 - 8-9am <Team Training @XL Sports>

Sunday, January 28 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Sunday, February 4 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Sunday, February 11 - 8-9am <Team Training @ XL Sports>

Sunday, February 18 - 8-11am <Round Robin Play Day @ GSC>

Wednesday, February 21 - All Day <Winter Tourney @ Fore Kicks>

*Schedule Subject to Change.  Training Players are not eligible for the NE Lax Classic, Sacred Heart Prospect Day, Round Robin Play Day, and Winter Break Tourney. 

About SM River Rats

About the River Rats: The River Rats organization was formed in 2013 by two individuals, Jason Lariviere and Scott Hamilton, who shared common goals, interests, and a love of sports. They talked about their desire to do MORE for the local community, both on and off the fields, and to stress academics as much as athletics.

The key focus of the organization is to provide instruction for kids of all ages and skill levels by running instructional clinics and training sessions in a friendly, productive, and organized environment. The River Rats also cater to the more talented and competitive athletes by playing against top-notch talent and teams all over the Northeast. They currently offer baseball, softball, and lacrosse programs.

FMI on all programs:

Current Player Roster*

G - Ian Cooke (Hyde '19) - #1

G - Brannon Gilbert (Gray-NG '19) - #00

D - Kyle Curtis (Gray-NG '19) - #26

D - Holden Edwards (Gorham '18) - #15

D - Isaac Noyes (Westbrook '18) - #23

LSM - Sam Burghardt (Gorham '18) - #21

LSM - Jarod Heddesheimer (Gorham '18) - #27

M - Josh Cavallaro (Westbrook '19) - #28

M - Dylan Cobbett (Bonny Eagle '19) - #14

M - Jared Fontaine (Gorham '19) - #2

M - Colby Gould (Gorham '18) - #9

M - Ben Nault (Gorham '19) - #17

A - Christian Childs (Westbrook '19) - #64

A - Jake Dupuis (Gorham '19) - #13

A - Grayson Post (Westbrook '18) - #10

A - Ryan Shackley (Westbrook '18) - #34

A - Chris Tucker (Gorham '18) - #22

Training Squad:

LSM - Peter Vigna (Lake Region '19) - #16

M - Nate Bragdon-Clements (Lake Region '19) - #6

A - Paul Vigna (Lake Region ' 19) - #11

A - Griffin Madore (Bonny Eagle '19) - #4

A - Max Zygadlo (Bonny Eagle '19)

*As of November 5, 2017

Roster Size By Position

Capped at 17 Players

2 Goalies

5 Defenders

5 Midfielders

5 Attack

Showcase '18 Club Team Tuition Cost & Class Eligibility


Eligible Players Include Boys from

2018 & 2019 High School Graduation Classes

Training Player Options Available, Too!

What's included with your tuition?

Each Player Receives:

1 – River Rats Team Reversible Jersey 

1 – River Rats Team Shorts

1 – River Rats Team Shooter Shirt

9 – Training Sessions

3 – Wall Ball & Skills Sessions

1 – College Recruiting Showcase Classic

1 – College Prospect Day (includes a jersey)

1 – Round Robin Play Day

1 – Head Coach

1 – Assistant Coach

1 – Director of Lacrosse Operations

Unlimited Wall Ball at Hitters Count (subject to availability)

Marketing Materials & College Recommendation Letter

Access to Additional College Resource Tools

Player Insurance

Great Preparation for 2018 High School Season!

*Training Players are not eligible for College Recruiting Showcase Classic, College Prospect Day, and Round Robin Play Day.

OA Partnership

OA is our chief sponsor, which means any baseball, softball, or lacrosse travel player gets a great deal on the OA Parisi Speed School!  As in the past, any SM River Rats player gets a month-to-month membership (no commitment beyond 1 month) for just $89.99/month!  

You get unlimited strength and speed classes for a fraction of what the market rate is!  Get stronger and faster by utilizing this great perk!  

Questions & Inquiries?

Greg Post

Director of Lacrosse Operations

Southern Maine River Rats

207-899-7701 (cell)