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Daniel Nelson was born and raised in the Valley. He attended Valley Christian High School but played for the Chandler High lacrosse team and graduated in 2012. He was a two-time Team president, Team offensive MVP senior year, two-time Golden Jersey award recipient, an active member of the Arizona Burn Lacrosse travel team, a part of the Arizona All-Star team senior year and a part of the 2010 state runner-up team. Daniel is now a student at Arizona State University pursuing a Construction Engineering degree and was a part of the Arizona State lacrosse team his freshman year.



Defensive Coach: JOE PRESTON

Joe Preston was born in Portland, Oregon and moved to Chandler AZ in 1992 and has remained a resident ever since. He's been working at Frontier Technology dba MicroAge for the past 4 years as a Sr. Account Executive. His spare time has been dedicated to his family and children.  Joe played lacrosse under Dave Henning throughout his entire high school career, graduating in 2004. Joe was part of the AZ All Star team his senior year. Lacrosse has never strayed too far from his thoughts and he realizes how fortunate they were to have Henning, Laflam, and Pastore volunteer their time to coaching them. Joe would like to reciprocate and pay it forward.


Assistant Coach: CJ Berry 

CJ was raised in Ossining New York and attended Ossining High School where he started playing Lacrosse as a sophomore.  As an attack man, he lettered in his junior and senior years and was co-captain as a senior in ‘77.  CJ then attended Cornell University where he played in ’78 and ’79 earning a Varsity B letter and having the good fortune to be coached by Eamon McEneaney and Bruce Arena; two Cornell Hall of Famers and Eamon being hot off of having just won two consecutive D1 national titles with the Big Red.  CJ and his wife Michele reside in Chandler where they have lived for the last 18 years, and, while they are empty-nesters now, their children (26 and 29) are both products of the Chandler Unified School District.