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GCLax Podcast Chris Rotelli

Chris Rotelli: What It Takes To Become A Great Midfielder

Chris Rotelli shares what it takes to become the a great midfielder in lacrosse. A product of Rhode Island, Chris was a three-time high school All-American and four-time All-State Selection. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003 as the most decorated midfielder is Virginia Lacrosse history.

Editor’s note: Please welcome GameChanger (and Chris Rotelli) to LaxAllStars! GameChanger has developed an amazing new app called Team Manager, which we encourage every lacrosse team administrator to try. The folks at GC love lacrosse, and we’re pumped to have them on board as our partner. We hope you enjoy their podcast!

Chris Rotelli is from Rumford, Rhode Island. He played high school lacrosse at Moses Brown School where he was a three-time high school All-American and four-time All-State Selection. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003 as the most decorated midfielder is Virginia Lacrosse history.


GCLax Podcast Chris Rotelli

Chis was a co-captain of the 2003 National Championship team. He also received the Tewaaraton trophy, the McLaughlin Award (the nations best midfielder), ACC Player of the Year, and a first team All-America accolades that season. He became the first lacrosse player in history to win the ACC Male Athlete of the Year, and was the first overall pick of the Major League Lacrosse draft.

Chris and Joe talked about how he made a name for himself while playing in an area of the country that’s not typically a hotbed for lacrosse, how he was able to make the transition from playing in Rhode Island to playing at UVa, and what it takes to become a great midfielder.

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Chris Rotelli: GameChanger

The GameChanger Lacrosse Podcast is about talking to people who have dedicated their life to the game of lacrosse and learning about who they are, how they got to where they are today, and what they do to improve themselves and their teams.

Be sure to follow us on twitter, @GCSports. And, if you’re a coach, a parent or you run a travel or club team, check out GameChanger Team Manager in the app store. Its the essential, all-in-one, scheduling and communication app for lacrosse coaches and parents. Unlike other team apps, GameChanger Team Manager is free, easy to use, and doesn’t serve ads. Learn more at GC.com/TeamManager.

Meet The Host

Joe Yevoli (@joeyevoliis an Entrepreneur and former Professional Lacrosse Player in the MLL. Joe is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and Syracuse University. He’s a two time All-American, 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year, and a member of the 2003 Virginia National Championship team.

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