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EDGE MENS ACADEMY

At Edge Lacrosse, we are committed to providing Canadian athletes with the tools they need to succeed at the highest levels of lacrosse competition. Our comprehensive training and playing systems are designed specifically for Canadian athletes, and we have a proven track record of success, with over 500 NCAA scholarships earned by our athletes.

The Edge Mens Academy offers college recruiting guidance and support, with over two decades of experience helping our athletes navigate the complex world of college sports. And with the 2024-2025 season just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing for the NCAA Lacrosse Recruiting journey.

Our schedule is packed with opportunities for growth, skill development, and game experience, all tailored to help our athletes reach their full potential as lacrosse players. And with our unlimited training, you can be sure you're getting the most development possible.


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OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH EDGE

The opportunities for young aspiring student-athletes are endless. Currently, 76 schools offer Men’s Division 1 Lacrosse across 10 conferences. (AEC, ACC, Big East, Big 10, CAA, Independents, Ivy League, MAAC, Northeast Conference, Patriots League and Southern Conference). Division 2 Lacrosse is offered at over 77 colleges across 45 U.S. States. Division 3 Lacrosse is offered at 245 schools, primarily in the northeast. 

What is incredible about NCAA Lacrosse is the academic quality of schools that offer scholarships and unmatched post-graduate networking opportunities. Men's Lacrosse provides some of the world's best facilities and support for student-athletes. With an average roster size of 45 players, the number of athletic scholarships available is between 12xFull Tuition in D1 and 9xFull Tuition in D2. Lacrosse offers one of the best recruiting opportunities across all sports. Students with a high GPA and who score well on the SAT and ACTs can receive academic scholarships and financial aid based on university-specific thresholds. D3 schools work strictly off financial need-based aid, academic scholarships, and other grants and bursaries.


FALL 2024

WINTER 2025


ACADEMY COACH

 ERIC GOLD

Eric was born and raised in Keswick, Ontario before going on to attend the prestigious Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania where he was named team captain and MVP.  As a prep school student, he generated 261 points, (178 goals and 83 assists) in just two seasons with the Cougars. Eric was a heavily recruited athlete who chose to play his NCAA career at Canisius University where he was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team 3 times and became a leading contributor to the Griffins midfield.  Eric currently works as a teacher. He has been on the same recruiting journey that EDGE players are embarking on. We know he brings a lot to the table for this team.  


EDGE LEADERSHIP

STUART BROWN

President and founder Stuart Brown leads the EDGE Academy Coaching and College Recruiting in every aspect. Stu is a long-time lacrosse player and executive, having served in the following roles:

Rochester Nighthawks - AGM -  3X NLL CHAMPION (2012,2013,2014)

Toronto Nationals - MLL - President/GM - 2009 MLL Champions 

Team Canada Mens Box - AGM -  2011 Gold Medal 

Team Canada Mens Field -  GM - 2010 Silver, 2014 Gold

Team Canada U20 Mens Field - GM-  2012 - Silver, 2016 Silver

Halifax Thunderbirds - NLL - President and CEO


ACADEMY COACH

 MATT POGUE

Matt was born and raised in Mississauga and earned a Bachelor of Science while studying Management Information Systems at R.I.T. (Rochester Institute of Technology). As a player, Matt was a hard-working, athletic, and very intelligent defender who had a great ability to get extra possessions for the Tigers. In 65 games he earned 29 points, retrieved 197 loose balls, and had 48 caused turnovers. In his Senior season, Matt was 2nd on the team with 93 ground balls. Matt epitomizes what we call High Impact Players. Players who drive positive possession numbers for their teams. The EDGE philosophy is to Drive Positive in everything we do on and off the field. Matt is an extremely intelligent, analytical thinker who helps EDGE athletes on and off the field. 


EDGE COLLEGE EXPERIENCES

The EDGE Academy Program will combine NCAA School visits, campus and facility tours, and pre-tournament training as a part of some U.S. tournament weekends and trips. EDGE uses its relationships with college coaches as well as EDGE alumni who are currently in the U.S. to build out these unique NCAA Experiences. 


NIKE PARTNERSHIP

EDGE is proud to be the only Club in Canada that is an official NIKE TEAM. This status is normally reserved for National Sports Federations. Through our history of producing the sport's best players, leaders and National Team players, we were identified as a club that would be offered the opportunity for this exclusive NIKE TEAM status. As this partnership grows, we can offer EDGE Members exclusive equipment and apparel usually reserved for the world's best athletes.