Meet Our Team of Recruiting Advisors

John Bava

National Recruiting Advisor

John Bava
John has played, coached & worked in sports for the past 25 years. John began playing baseball competitively at an early age and continued to improve as an athlete, earning All-League & All-American honors in baseball his senior year at Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, CA. After his playing career was over, he coached high school varsity baseball & then became a private hitting instructor.

He also has been scouting and working with football players for the past 12 years, connecting many with college programs at all levels DI,II,III, and NAIA. Prior to working as a Scout and Advisor he worked with the 49er's organization and with NFL agents on draft prospects.

Some of the colleges and universities that John’s student-athletes are attending include the following:
  • Division I: Cal Berkley, Northern Arizona, UC Davis, Sacramento State, Loyola Marymount, U of Hawaii, University of San Diego, Valpraiso, Portland State, Oregon State, U of Montana, Grand Canyon U
  • Division II: CSU Stanislaus, Humbodt State, Chico St, Lincoln University
  • Division III: UC Santa Cruz, University of Redlands, Menlo College, University of LaVerne, Chapman University, LaGrange (GA), Otterbein U (OH), Macalaster (MN), Linfield (OR)

Athletic Achievements:
  • 1992 led Thomas Downey HS to a CIF sub-section championship game
  • 1993 All-League Catcher, Thomas Downey HS
  • 1993 Stanislaus County All-District team
  • 1993 Mizuno HS All-America


Andrew Beinbrink

National Recruiting Advisor

Andrew Beinbrink
Andrew Beinbrink is the CEO and one of the co-founders of SportsForce. He has been a driving force behind the growth and development of the SportsForce vision. As a 3 sport athlete in high school and former college (Arizona State University) and professional baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays & Texas Rangers) Andrew brings a wealth of hands-on sports career development experience and sports relationships to the table. He is continuously inspired to teach student-athletes, coaches and parents how to reach their potential, play sports with integrity and achieve their goals on and off the field. Andrew has assisted almost 1,000 student-athletes and families with the sports career development process over the last 3 years.

Professional Baseball Profile & Stats:

Athletic Achievements:
  • MLB Amateur Draft 1995 - Drafted14th Round – Boston Red Sox
  • 1995 - Accepted Baseball Scholarship to Arizona State University
  • 4 Time All-American


Ryan Thompson

College Baseball Advisor

Ryan Thompson
Ryan was a three sport varsity athlete for three years at Dos Pueblos High School, in Santa Barbara, CA. Receiving All-County & All-Channel League honors his junior and senior years, Ryan chose baseball over football when attending UC Davis. Earning his B.A. in Rhetoric & Communication, he then enrolled at the University of San Francisco, graduating with honors while receiving his M.A. in Sports and Fitness Management.

In 2003, Ryan began his coaching and teaching careers at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. From 2008 – 2010. Ryan was the head coach at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, CA. In 2010, the program won its first CIF tournament game and league title in the school's history, while Ryan earned league Coach of the Year accolades. Again winning Coach of the Year accolades, this time in 2011 while directing Santa Barbara City College team to the college's first playoff win and super regional appearance in SBCC history. From late 2011 to 2014 he has been working in Major League Baseball as the Cleveland Indian's Southern California Area Scouting Supervisor.

Ryan currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.

  • Responsible for 11 players drafted from 2012-2014 with Cleveland Indians.
  • 2011 Western State Conference Championship, Coach of the Year; first Junior College player drafted in MLB 2011 Amateur Draft.
  • 3 players drafted in MLB 2010 Amateur Draft, SRHS – More than any HS in California.
  • First West Coast Collegiate Baseball League playoff appearance for the Bend Elks Baseball Club, Head Coach - 2008
  • 3 x Western State Conference Conference Champions & Super Regional Appearances – Cuesta College 2004-2008
  • NBC Collegiate Summer - National Champions – Santa Barbara Foresters – 2003
  • UC Davis Student Athlete Outstanding Senior Award - 2000


Robbie Moen

College Baseball Advisor

Robbie Moen is originally from Tucson, AZ where he attended Flowing Wells High School. Robbie was a standout student-athlete where he earned 6 varsity letters in 2 sports, Football and Baseball. He was an all-state wide receiver in Football and was the Arizona Division AA-C State Player of the Year in baseball his senior year. Robbie then committed to play baseball at the University of Arizona on a scholarship . He was a 4 year starter at Arizona, 3 time All-Pac 10 Outfielder, 2 time All American, career .374 hitter, and is still in the top 10 in several offensive categories including: hits, games played, doubles, runs batted in, and consecutive games played. He signed as a non-drafted free agent after the '93 season.

After his pro career he returned to school and earned a degree in Health Sciences. He has worked as a Division 1 Assistant Coach at U of A, Kansas St., and LMU. After coaching, Robbie has been an Area Scouting Supervisor for the Tampa Bay Rays for the last 8 years in the southern California area. He has also given private lessons and clinics in both California, Arizona, and Kansas. Robbie brings over 20 years of college coaching and professional baseball experience and truly believes he can relate with the athletes and their families to help them through this college process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Arizona State High School Players of the Year in Baseball
  • Baseball scholarship to play at the University of Arizona.
  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Florida Marlins
  • NCAA Division 1 Assistant Baseball Coach for 11 Years
  • MLB Pro Baseball Scout for 9 Years (Tampa Rays and Detroit Tigers)
  • Drafted and signed over 25 players
  • 6 former players have gone on to play Major League Baseball
  • Actively coaches at College Baseball Camps, Clinics and gives private lessons


Jim Priscaro

College Baseball Advisor

Jim Priscaro began his college career playing at De Anza Junior College and then transferred to the University of Massachusetts-Boston where he was twice an all-league player as a 3rd baseman. During his 3 years at UMASS-Boston he was in the top ten in hitting in the Little East Conference twice, elected captain for three years, and was named the Team MVP in 2001. He then continued playing ball in the Boston Park League in 2001 where he made the All Star team as a shortstop and was fifth in hitting in the league that year (.373).

His coaching experience began at Cupertino High School as a head coach for two years starting in 2004. His next stop was Westmont High School as an assistant coach, where he helped lead the warriors to the CCS playoffs. In 2007 he was an assistant at Leland High School, a team that took 2nd in the league and made the first round of the CCS playoffs. In the fall of 2007 he was invited to coach as an assistant for West Valley College. They won three conference championships and had one Final Four appearance. Jim stayed at West Valley for 7 years before moving to Menlo College as an assistant in 2013 where the team reached the regional tournament for the NAIA.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and completed a Masters in Kinesiology – Physical Education/Coaching from Fresno Pacific University. He currently resides in Santa Clara, CA.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2x All Little East Conference player as 3rd Baseman
  • Top ten in hitting in the Little East Conference two times
  • Team MVP 2001 at Umass-Boston
  • Helped lead Westmont High School/Leland High School to the CCS playoffs in 2006/2007
  • Won three Conference Championships at West Valley College
  • One Final Four appearance at West Valley College
  • 100% transfer rate while at West Valley College
  • Coached 8 draft picks from 2005-2014


Chris Emanuel

College Baseball Advisor

Chris Emanuel is a native of Omaha, NE, where he was a first team All State pitcher and state champion in 2000 at Omaha Burke HS. After high school, Chris spent two years playing at Butler County CC in Kansas and then moved on to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. At UNO, an elbow injury derailed his playing career and led him into the coaching world. He received his Bachelors degree in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science.

Chris has spent over a decade coaching and instructing baseball at all levels from youth through college. He spent five years as a college coach and recruiting coordinator and has held a variety of roles at the high school and college levels. Chris possesses strong player development and evaluation skills, as well as extensive knowledge of the recruiting process. Most recently, from 2012-2014, Chris was a director for Arizona Baseball Club. As director of college recruiting for AZBC, Chris has helped hundreds of players advance to college baseball. With AZBC Chris led recruiting seminars, took teams on campus visits, advised families, and provided player evaluations and recommendation to college coaches. Chris is committed to providing accurate and honest evaluations for players and guiding them through the recruiting process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2007-2011: Pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Bellevue University (NE), Lindenwood University (MO). 2 appearances in NAIA World Series. 214-83 overall record.
  • 2009-2010: Chillicothe Mudcats, MINK Summer Collegiate League. 2009 MINK League Champions, 2010 North Division Champions. 2 NBC World Series appearances. Franchise record for wins in regular and postseason.
  • High School Experience: Omaha Burke HS (NE), Millard West HS (NE), and Corona del Sol HS (AZ)
  • Scout/Club Teams: Arizona Baseball Club, St. Louis Gamers Academy


Greg McCall

College Baseball Advisor

Greg is from Frisco, Texas and was a catcher at Frisco Wakeland High School from 2006-2010. Greg was a part of the 2010 Wakeland team who made a run to the state semi-finals. He was named All State his senior year and played in the North Texas High School Baseball All-Star game. After high school, Greg received a scholarship and attended the University of Texas-Arlington. He spent 4 years at UTA and received All-Conference, All-Academic, and All-Tournament team honors during his career. He earned a degree from UTA in Business Marketing.

In 2014, Greg was drafted in the 9th Round by the Milwaukee Brewers. During his pro career, he spent time in the Pioneer League, Midwest League and the Florida State League.

After 3 years of professional baseball, Greg retired and is now living in Frisco with his wife Hayley. He has several years as a baseball instructor in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Greg has a passion for working with young, aspiring athletes and using his experiences from his baseball career to help others.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2010-Districit 9-4A Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2010 All-State Catcher
  • 2010-Accepted a Baseball Scholarship to UT-Arlington
  • 2013-Southland Conference All Tournament Team
  • 2013-WAC All Conference Team Coach
  • 2014-Drafted in the 9th Round by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 2015-Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Leadership Award


Jim Guccione

College Baseball Advisor

Jim has been coaching baseball for more than 20 years. Jim has coached, trained, and developed ball players at every age and skill level. After injuries forced an early end to his playing career, Jim started coaching in the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association and now coaches and trains high school players for a variety of club teams in and around the Midwest. He has a passion for helping players reach their full potential and be prepared to make it to the next level in their baseball career.

Jim has been a recruiting coordinator for many years and has the knowledge and dedication to help players and families navigate the challenges of the recruiting process. Along with coaching, Jim has coordinated several training programs for student-athletes that include off-season strength and conditioning programs, as well as developing specific, individual action plans to help a player maximize their measurables and put themselves in the best position to achieve their goals both on and off the ball field. Jim has coach hundreds of athletes that have gone on to play college baseball and has coached or trained several players that have been selected in the MLB draft.

He has coached in high level tournaments in 24 states and has had a chance to evaluate talent across the country. Jim has had the pleasure of mentoring hundreds of high school and collegiate baseball players and understands the importance of building strong relationship with players and families to personalize a realistic plan that will lead them to a program that is the best fit for the player. In addition, Jim is the father of 2 high school athletes, and he knows first-hand how challenging and important this decision is for the future of a student-athlete. Having a deep passion for making players better, Jim currently works with a development company designing baseball mobile apps to assist coaches and players reach the next level.

It is Jim’s goal to take what might be a confusing and sometimes stressful recruiting process, and turn it into a journey that is encouraging and exciting for the athlete.


Josh Ury

College Baseball Advisor

Josh Ury is originally from Parsippany, NJ where he attended Parsippany Hills High School. Josh was a standout student-athlete where he earned 10 varsity letters in 3 sports, Wrestling, Football and Baseball. He was all-county in Wrestling, an All Area Running Back in Football and was All State his Junior and Senior Years in High School. Josh then committed to play baseball at the Winthrop University on a scholarship. He was a 4 year starter at Winthrop, Named captain by his teammates his Junior and Senior Year. He was a 2 time All Conference, and All Tournament First Baseman. He had a Career .295 average, and is in the top 10 in three offensive categories including: hits, games played, and doubles. He signed as a non-drafted free agent after the '01 season.

After his pro career he returned to Parsippany Hills High School to teach Physical Education. He holds a Masters degree in K-12 Assessment and Learning. Josh was the Head Baseball Coach at Morristown High School from ’07 to ’13. His teams won back-to-back county championships and one state sectional title. He coached 17 college baseball players in that time frame including 5 at the Division 1 level as well as the NJ State Player of the Year in 2010. He is now the Varsity Assistant Coach at Roxbury High School. They have won back-to-back county titles the last two years he has been with the program. He has also gives private lessons throughout NJ and is the roving instructor for the travel program the Morris County Cubs. Josh brings over 18 years of high school coaching and professional baseball experience and truly believes he can relate with the athletes and their families to help them through this college process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • All State in New Jersey his Junior and Senior years
  • Baseball scholarship to play at Winthrop University
  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Johnstown Johnnies of the Frontier League
  • All Star in the Frontier League in 2003 and 2005
  • Won 4 Morris County Championships as a Head and Assistant Coach
  • 17 Former Players played at a four year university
  • 5 Division 1 Baseball Players and NJ State Player of the Year in 2010
  • Currently Coaches High School and Travel Baseball
  • Actively Giving Private lessons throughout NJ


Mike Linskey

College Baseball Advisor

Mike Linskey
Mike has gone through the entire process from college baseball to professional baseball. His recruiting process began in Baltimore MD, where he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a LHP from Loyola HS. This draft opened the doors for Mike to attend James Madison UN, a division 1 school located in Virginia, where he obtained a full athletic scholarship. He is a 4-year graduate with a BS degree majoring in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching. He was then drafted by his hometown Baltimore Orioles in the 9th round. His professional career took him through every level of baseball (HS, College Baseball, Professional Baseball). His knowledge, experience and uplifting personality is an enormous benefit to our team.

After his professional career ended, Mike worked with our youth in Pasco County Florida Parks and Recreational Dept. He then moved to Houston Texas, where he began his corporate career in marketing and promotions for over 15 years. Mike has a passion in training and developing athletes by using technology in filming with scientific analysis. When asked about what makes a successful athlete he said, "A Balanced Athlete". He truly believes in the importance of education and motivation. If you have any questions for Mike, please reach out to the link below.

Mike has a beautiful family with his wife Laura and their two children Anna and Matthew. And yes, his children are currently utilizing SportsForce to assist them through the college recruiting process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirated and Baltimore Orioles
  • 4 Year College Graduate
  • BS Degree Majoring in Sports Management and Coaching Minor
  • Minor League Pitcher of the Year O's
  • 40 Man MLB Roster O's and Padres
  • Top Velocity Pitching Certified


Seth Etherton

College Baseball Advisor

Seth Etherton is a native Southern Californian who has made his passion for baseball his life’s work. Seth went to Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, CA where his performance on the baseball team earned him a full baseball scholarship to the University of Southern California. There he earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year honors in 1996 and 1998 along with being a three-time All-American selection in 1996, 1997, and 1998. He was also named the Sporting News National Player of the Year in 1998 after pitching for the USC National Championship team.

Following his success at USC, Seth was drafted in the first round (18th overall) by the Anaheim Angels in 1998 and played professionally for 15 years. He pitched in the major leagues for the Anaheim Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals. He also played internationally in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, South Korea and Taiwan.

After retiring from playing in 2013, Seth was hired as the pitching coach at the University of San Francisco. His title also included scouting, recruiting, player admissions, summer league placement, player housing, and he was the academic coordinator for the team. In his two years there, the pitching staff had three All-Conference pitchers and the lowest era in over 5 years. Along with a cumulative baseball team GPA of 3.38.

In 2008, Seth started the Southern California Baseball Academy, through which he continues the development of baseball players, specializing in pitchers. His main focuses are player arm health, mechanical efficiency, pitching philosophy and mental training. He has developed baseball players who are currently playing both professionally and at the collegiate level, including UCLA and USC.

Seth attended the Marshall School of business at USC and received his degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He has been married for 13 years and has two children. Seth’s family currently resides in Monarch Beach, California.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Full Baseball Scholarship to USC
  • Three-Time All-American - 1996-1998
  • Two-Time Pac 10 Pitcher of the Year - 1996 & 1998
  • 1998 First Round Draft Pick (18th Overall) - Anaheim Angels
  • Played professionally for 15 years.
  • Pitched in the major leagues for the Anaheim Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals.
  • Played internationally in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, South Korea and Taiwan.
  • Pitching Coach & Academic Coordinator - University of San Fransisco - 2013-2015
  • Pitching Coach - Team USA Tournament of Stars 18U - 2013 & 2014
  • Founder - Southern California Baseball Academy


Rick Asadoorian

College Baseball Advisor

Rick Asadoorian
Rick Asadoorian is originally from Massachusetts where he attended Northbridge High School. Rick was a standout student-athlete where he earned 12 varsity letters in 3 sports, Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He was an all-state wide receiver in Football and a first team All-American in baseball. After committing to play baseball at the University of Florida on a full scholarship he was a 1st round OF draft choice out of high school in the 1999 draft by his home state Boston Red Sox. Deciding to forgo his college career he played 12 years professionally for 5 different organizations (Red Sox, Cardinals, Rangers, Reds, and Dodgers) as well as several independent league organization. After 7 years of Playing OF he converted to the mound and pitched for 5 seasons. His highest level of play was AAA and major league spring training invite.

After his pro career he returned to school and earned a degree in Business Management. He has worked with Team USA as a scout and has coached with several teams in the Tampa Area. He has also given private lessons and clinics in both Florida and Massachusetts. Rick can relate with the athletes and is very excited to help families through the college process. He brings his years of experience and knowledge as well as his passion for all sports to help athletes reach their full potential and goals.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • First Team HS All-American in Baseball
  • Full ride scholarship to play at the University of Florida
  • 1999 first round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox
  • Played 12 years of professional baseball
  • Made it to AAA and was a major league spring training invite
  • Worked with Team USA as a scout and coach
  • Gives private lessons and clinics in Florida & Massachusetts


Jason Clements

College Baseball Advisor

Jason Clements
Jason joins the SportsForce team after spending much of his life playing or coaching baseball. He made it to the highest levels of professional baseball before retiring after seven seasons in 2005. Jason graduated from Temecula Valley High School where he was a four year varsity baseball player and earned All-League and All-State honors as a second baseman. He went on to play at top ranked Riverside Community College in 1997 and earned All-Conference that year before transferring toplay at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At ORU he was one game away from going to the College World Series in 1999. He was named second team All-American in addition to Mid-Con player of the year in 1999. Jason signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics when he was drafted in the 19th round of 1999 Amateur draft. He played seven seasons playing for the Oakland A’s, Solano Steelheads (Ind.), San Diego Padres and the Houston Astros.

Jason is currently an assistant coach at Cal State University San Marcos in North County San Diego. Jason understands the value of coaching on the field and remembers going through the stressful recruiting process himself, and is excited to provide coaching/guidance to young players and families off the field as they embark on this memorable journey.

Athletic Achievements:
  • All-State HS second basemen
  • Junior College All-American
  • D1 2nd Team All-American Short Stop
  • 19th Round Pick 1999 Amateur Draft (Oakland A’s)


Dave Dahlke

National Recruiting Advisor

Dave Dahlke
Originally from the great state of Minnesota, Dave began his basketball career at Chaska High School. There, he played varsity for three years; leading his team in both scoring and rebounding. He was a three-time All-Conference selection and was runner-up for Minnesota's Mr. Basketball Award his Senior year. After his prep campaign, he was nominated as a McDonald's All-American. His outstanding high school performance also earned him a Division I scholarship to the University of Minnesota. As a Golden Gopher, after missing his Freshman season due to illness, he saw action in 22 games, earning three starts. Dave transferred to Drake University following his Sophomore year. As a Bulldog, his consistent play and hard-work earned him a HM Missouri Valley Conference selection. After graduating from Drake University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Dave was invited to play in the NBA Summer League.

Opting for a career in business, rather than pursue basketball overseas, Dave has never lost his passion for the game. He has coached and mentored young players at various levels over 25 years. He's been regularly coaching youth level teams for the past 12 years; coaching in NJB, AAU and High School leagues, most recently with the college preparatory program at Aspire Basketball Academy.

Dave has a son who is a high school basketball player. His oldest daughter also plays volleyball for the University of Arizona. After going through the recruiting process, assisting his own family members, and supporting other players throughout his career, Dave has the personal experience and knowledge to expertly guide student-athletes and their families through the recruiting process.


Nate Nelson

College Football Advisor

Nate Nelson
Nate brings over 8-years of experience in developing athletes, including three-years as a high school football coach and five-years as a college football coach (Stanford, Princeton & West Point). Nate’s experience as a recruiting coordinator in the Pac-10 conference enables him to set realistic expectations for athletes as they enter the recruiting process. Further, he understands how to arm athletes with resources they need to put themselves in the best position possible as they move on to the next level. After graduating as a Division II All-American safety from UC Davis in 2001, Nate coordinated the defense at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, CA. Along with his on the field coaching duties, Nate coordinated the off-season strength and speed training program. He mentored many high-caliber athletes in training their minds and bodies to perform at the next level."Nate not only kept the class intact, but he improved the caliber of athlete here at Stanford University. He made athletes and their families feel comfortable about their choice during a time of turmoil." Bill Walsh, former Assistant Athletic Director, Stanford University


Julie Brand

College Golf Advisor

Julie Brand
Julie Brand, M.Ed., brings experience from all sides of the collegiate golf landscape to her position as a NCAA college golf advisor at SportsForce. As a junior golfer, Julie was ranked as high as 3rd in the nation by Golf Week Magazine, and was featured in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” for winning 3 of the 5 Major Junior Championships in a single season. After a long, and sometimes arduous recruiting process, she decided to play her collegiate golf at The University of Miami (Fl.), where she would become a 2 time All-American. She went on to play on the LPGA tour and then to coaching collegiately at the D1 level for 15 years. She first coached at East Tennessee State University for the 1999-2000 season, and then for 14 years at The University of Southern Mississippi. Throughout her coaching career, she personally recruited hundreds of athletes, eventually signing and coaching over 40 of those players. She built and maintains close personal relationships with many that she met in the coaching ranks over the years.

In addition to having experience on the playing and coaching side of the equation, Julie and her husband Greg have 3 children. Cameron, their eldest, has just gone through the college selection process and will be a freshman this fall. The couple’s daughter Gabrielle is a 2019 actively being recruited to play basketball by programs from NCAA D1, D2, D3 and NAIA programs.

In addition to a background in high level competition, Julie was raised in a family of PGA golf professionals and has taught the game at various golf schools and country clubs over the years. She has developed a system for skill improvement over her 30+ years of involvement in competitive golf that she looks forward to sharing with recruits, their families and their instructional teams.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Ranked 3rd Nationally as a Junior golfer
  • PGA Junior Champion 1991, Women’s Western Jr. Champion 1991, USF&G Champion 1991
  • 2 time AJGA All-American
  • Winner of 5 Collegiate Events
  • 2 time Collegiate All-American
  • Ranked 6th Nationally as an amateur
  • Qualified for the LPGA Tour on 1st Attempt
  • Played the LPGA tour 1997, low round 68 at The Rail
  • D1 Coach for 15 years
  • Served on the NCAA Regional Selection Committee
  • C-USA Women’s Golf Chair and Conference Host


Andrea Ervay

College Lacrosse Advisor

Andrea Ervay
Originally from Upstate New York, Andrea moved to San Diego from the East Coast a little over seven years ago. Playing every sport growing up kept Andrea well-rounded; however, it was lacrosse where she found her true love. A starter her freshman year on Varsity lacrosse, Andrea aided her team to the State Championship for four consecutive years. Being involved with many extracurricular activities, Andrea was the president of Key Club three years, treasurer of her senior class, and parliamentarian of the student council. She also coached younger kids at the local YMCA in gymnastics, was an ice skating instructor, and worked summers for Parks and Recreation. Growing up, Andrea also played volleyball, basketball, ran track, and was on the swimming & diving team; however, it was lacrosse where she found her passion.

In college, Andrea not only continued her love for athletics by playing lacrosse, but also wrote for various publications, was on several committees, secretary of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, and started substitute teaching when she was 19. Ready to "start her life," Andrea graduated a year early from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional & Technical Communication. In 2004, she moved south where she started working with the first of four start-up companies.

Since moving to San Diego in 2008, Andrea has had the opportunity to coach beginner youths to elite high school players, and since Fall of 2011 she has been the Head Coach at UCSD. In addition to coaching all levels of lacrosse, Andrea also loves playing for the post-collegiate San Diego Club team. As much as she has experienced over the years, she’s realized her true passion lies in teaching, coaching, and mentoring kids!

  • Played at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, UC San Diego
  • 2014 WWLL Coach of the Year
  • Executive Director, Scripps Ranch Lacrosse Association


Katie Williams

College Lacrosse Advisor

Katie Williams
Katie is originally from central Virginia and started playing lacrosse at the age of nine. Her parents strived to keep her well-rounded throughout her childhood, so she also participated in multiple sports, choirs, bands, various community service projects and mission trips, in addition to her rigorous academic schedule. After making varsity as an 8th grader, Katie discovered that her true passion was lacrosse.

She ended her high school career as a 5-year varsity member and starter, was selected as an All-Conference and All-State 1st team member, and in her junior year was selected to be a member of the 2009 Virginia chapter of the National Team. In her senior year, Katie signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 lacrosse at Long Island University Brooklyn on a full scholarship. Upon the conclusion of her freshman season, she was selected as a member of the Rookie of the Year Conference Team.

After her sophomore year, Katie transferred to the University of Mary Washington where she finished out her college lacrosse career. She was selected as an All-Conference and All-Region player as Mary Washington finished in the top 20 for Division III.

Since her graduation in 2014, Katie moved to San Diego and has taken on the role as Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at UCSD, under Head Coach Andrea Ervay, were she has discovered a true love for coaching. Katie also works closely with Andrea as the Women’s College Lacrosse Recruiting Advisor at SportsForce, helping to advise high school athletes who have the desire to play at the collegiate lacrosse. Officially partnering together, Katie and Andrea are excited to launch TEAM Lacrosse Academy to aid in the development of female lacrosse players of any age and skill set. Their mission is to mentor female student-athletes to help them become the best overall versions of themselves both on and off the field.


Chad Hadlock

College Lacrosse Advisor

Chad Hadlock
Chad Hadlock is originally from Upstate New York, where he grew up playing football, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse competitively. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and played four years on varsity under legendary coach Jack Emmer. During his four seasons at Army, Chad became just the 16th member of the 100-point club for career scoring in program history and was a multiple time All-Patriot League selection at attack.

After graduation, Chad served over 6 years as an aviation officer in the United States Army, where he taught tactics, leadership, and trained survival skills for the branch's newest officers. As an entrepreneur, consultant, and frequent business traveller, he was away from the people and the game he loved for a few years, so he moved to San Diego in 2012 and has enjoyed every day since.

Chad is the current Varsity Head Coach for lacrosse at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. He also coaches with 3d Lacrosse at training events and serves as the Head Coach of the SoCal Select 2016-17 team. He is motivated by the potential of focused and dedicated young student-athletes. Chad is passionate about helping families and enjoys making a positive impact in their lives.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Empire State Games selection
  • HS All-American in lacrosse 1994
  • Played four years of Division I lacrosse, 1995-98
  • All-Patriot League '97,'98
  • Army 100-point Club member
  • Varsity Head Coach, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego
  • Founder / Director of Mission Lacrosse Club, Adrenaline Elite coach
  • Previously coached with 3d, LaxWest, Trilogy Lacrosse, Savannah Lacrosse Club


Jim Fritz

College Lacrosse Advisor

Jim Fritz
Jim Fritz is originally from New Jersey, where he played his collegiate lacrosse at Montclair State and was recently inducted into the Montclair State Lacrosse Hall of Fame. While in NJ, he helped grow the game. He started the program at Chatham HS and Bloomfield College, as well as the Belmar Summer League and the War at the Shore Tournament. He also spent a year in England working with the English Lacrosse Union as part of their development program.

He then left for North Carolina to take over and rebuild the Pfeiffer lacrosse program into a national power. He is currently in the Pfeiffer Athletics Hall of Fame. After 12 seasons at Pfeiffer, he left to start the Queens Lacrosse program. In a short time, he built the Queens Program into one of the best in D-II. He has led his teams to 6 Conference Championship appearances, 6 Regular Season Championships, and 1 NCAA Playoff appearance.

He currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and daughter and coaches for the Carolina Miners Club team and runs Jim Fritz’s Winning Edge Lacrosse.

During his coaching career he has been recognized by US Lacrosse with over 200 wins. He also holds the record for wins in the Deep South Conference, Pfeiffer, and Queens. He is also in the top 10 for wins and winning % in D-II.

He has always been a big believer in growing the game. 9 of his former assistants have gone on to coach in D-I, including one who coached his national team to a Gold Medal for Team Canada. He also sent 6 players to play overseas in different Development programs, hosted the English World Team for training camp.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 6-time coach of the year
  • Twice selected to coach in the D-I / D – II North South Game
  • Former Member of the NCAA Championship Committee and helped vote the NCAA Championships into NFL Stadiums
  • Chairman NCAA D-II All American Committee
  • USILA Rankings Committee
  • NCAA RAC Committee
  • 2 Time National Coaches Convention Speaker
  • US Lacrosse Executive Committee
  • Coached 35 All-Americans
  • Coached 106 All-Conference Selections
  • Coached 7 Academic All-Americans
  • Coached 1 Conference Student-Athlete of the Year
  • Coached 42 All-Tournament Picks
  • Coached 3Tournament MVP's
  • Coached 5 that have gone on to play for their respective national team.
  • Coached 4 players drafted to play professionally.
  • Coached 5 Conference Players of the Year
  • Coached 11 North South Selections
  • Coached # 1 number EMO in the country
  • Coached 4 NCAA Statistical leaders
  • Coached the All-Time leading scorer at Pfeiffer and Queens
  • 4 former players are in their respective Hall of Fames


Trevor Brown

College Lacrosse Advisor

Trevor Brown “CP”

Trevor Brown joins SportsForce as a New England native, with a recent degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Having grown up in Rhode Island, but attending high school in Connecticut, Trevor graduated from the Salisbury School in 2008 where he was a multi-sport athlete. He participated on the football, track, and captained the lacrosse teams while at the Salisbury School. He considered playing both football and lacrosse at the DIII, but ultimately chose to play lacrosse at the DI level. He was a midfielder on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team from 2009 until 2012, but having missed one season due to injury. He helped the Blue Jays to four straight playoff appearances, including three quarterfinal appearances (2009, 2011, 2012).

Trevor now lives in Southern California where he currently serves as an assistant coach for the USC Men's Lacrosse Team. Trevor's passion for sports, especially for lacrosse, coupled with his experience as collegiate scholar-athlete and coach, has inspired him to become more involved with athletes and more so, their transition into college athletics.

Athletic Achievements:

  • Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse
  • Also played four years of football, two years of track and one year of squash
  • Helped lacrosse team to a four-year record of 44-14 with three conference championships
  • Two-time First Team All-SENE
  • First team all-state selection as a sophomore
  • Totaled 200+ points during his career
  • Played wide receiver and safety in football and helped team to a conference championship in 2004 & 2006. Cowan Hard Hammer Award Winner, given to the individual who demonstrated the highest level of competiveness, mental and physical toughness, work-ethic and never quit attitude on the 2012 Johns Hopkins University Lacrosse Team


Alyssa Sobolik-Oeltjen

College Soccer Advisor

Alyssa Sobolik

Alyssa is currently over-seeing the soccer development for Sports Force. As a Freshman she won an NCAA DI National Championship as the starting goalkeeper with soccer powerhouse Santa Clara University. From there she went on the coach at University of San Diego, marking her as the youngest Division I assistant coach at age 23. Currently she is a competitive club team coach (Rancho Santa Fe Attack, San Diego, CA) and boys high school varsity coach, Canyon Crest Academy. Having played and now coached at every level, she is able to bring her strong sports experience and knowledge to the Sports Force team. Four of Alyssa's high school senior Goalkeepers have gone on to have successful college careers at the University of San Diego, Dixie State University, Vassar College, and Trinity College. One of which was the starting goalkeeper in the Division III Championship game in 2013.

College Soccer Profile & Stats:

Athletic Achievements:

  • Played in championship game at US Farwest Region IV regionals twice with her club team Santa Clara Sonic, as a captain
  • Accepted Soccer Scholarship to Santa Clara University
  • 2001 NCAA DI National Champion goalkeeper