2023 Team - Makenzie Kelley
Coach Kenzie has been coaching with Blaze since the beginning and has coached the class of 2023 since the club started. A 2019 graduate and 4 year starter at Lebanon Valley College. Played attack and scored 156 goals over her career while also adding 50 career assists. Kenzie has been named an All Conference player, an Academic All Conference player, an All Region player and was selected to the IWLCA North South Senior All-Star Game. Kenzie captained the team that won the 2019 MAC Commonwealth Conference Championship game where she scored four goals to help garner the win for her team. She helped to lead the team to their first ever NCAA tournament appearances where LVC won the first round game where she again scored four goals. While at the Valley Kenzie was a four year member of Student Government where she held many roles. She was inducted into the National Honor Society for Leadership and Success, Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society), Phi Alpha Epsilon (highest honor at LVC for students work in community service and academics). Over her four year span, Kenzie acquired over 130 hours of community service. Kenzie earned her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She now teaches middle school learning support in the West Shore School District and coaches field hockey and lacrosse in the district as well.
2024 Team - Bobby Eismann & Than Lantz
Bobby is a US Lacrosse Level II certified coach and is also a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. He has more than 13 years coaches experience, including lacrosse, basketball and soccer. Currently he coaches the Mid-Penn Blaze 2024 team and the Hershey United Lacrosse middle school team. His continued education and dedication to proper player development has taken the 2024 Blaze team from a blended start-up to a pure graduation year team, competing at the highest level at club tournaments. Bobby lives in Hummelstown with his wife, Teisha and their three daughters.
2025 Team - Ray Stonesifer & Seth Brennan
Ray is a US lacrosse level I certified coach. He has coached many youth teams through the years, including lacrosse, soccer and basketball. Currently he coaches the Mid-Penn Blaze team and the Hershey United Lacrosse 2025 team. Ray is the current president of Hershey Youth Lacrosse, and has been active with the program for several years. As a Blaze coach, he uses the power of positive coaching philosophy to motivate his players. His continued time spent at lacrosse coaching clinics, and his dedication to proper player techniques has helped make the 2025 Blaze team a competitive force in the Tri-State area. Ray lives in Hershey with his wife, Renee and their 3 children.
Seth is a proud Canadian but now lives in Hershey with his wife Kristin and daughters - Lucy (12) and Moira (10). Seth was a collegiate national champion, 2 time All-Ivy selection and 4 year letter winner at Princeton in the sport of rowing. He also was a serious competitive swimmer and cross-country skier in his early life. After college, Seth coached Division 1 Rowing for 8 years with stints at Rutgers, Princeton, Northeastern and the University of Pennsylvania. Seth has coached lacrosse at Hershey for 2 years.
2026/27 Team - Nikki Carlisle & Amy Hockenberry
Coach Niki was a high school varsity lacrosse player from 1998-2000 as a defensive player. In 2017 she began coaching for the Cumberland Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse Recreation Program. Niki is certified as a US Lacrosse Level 2 Coach and has been trained in the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. Outside of coaching she is a mom of 2 girls ages 10 and 7 and is a Special Education Math Teacher at Linglestown Middle School in the Central Dauphin School District.
Goalies - Leah Franklin
Leah is currently a goalie at Lebanon Valley College. In 2019 she saw action in 12 games, including nine starts with over 511 minutes in goal, posted a 6-2 record, made 75 saves for a .478 save percentage, recorded a 9.62 goals against average. Leah was named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll. In 2018 Leah appeared in 17 games, making 15 starts, posted a 12-3 record, a team-high 60 ground balls, and 8.17 goals against average, good for first in the MAC, a .588 saves percentage, first in the conference and third in NCAA DIII. Leah was named MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week five different times, All-ECAC Second Team, All-MAC Commonwealth First Team,ECAC Defensive Player of the Week, and IWLCA DIII National Player of the Week.