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Ryan Terefenko

Ryan Terefenko

Regional Director: Homegrown Lacrosse 
Youth Director: Northern Lights Box Lacrosse Club,
Co-Founder: Forge Lacrosse Academy 

Ryan's journey began in Central Pennsylvania, where he cultivated his passion for sports. He embarked on an educational pursuit at Ohio State University, earning an undergraduate degree in Sports Industry and a Masters in Sports Management. It was during this time at Ohio State that his fervor for coaching ignited, fueled by immersive experiences like interning with the athletic department and coaching the USA U-19 team.

Upon college graduation, Ryan's coaching prowess found a platform at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. He assumed the role of defensive coordinator, propelling the Eagles to a commendable 4th national ranking by season's end. His impact extended beyond victories, as he played a vital role in nurturing numerous 5 and 4 star division 1 lacrosse recruits.

The next chapter saw Ryan relocating to Minnesota, driven by a desire to both nurture the game he holds dear and support young lacrosse enthusiasts. He skillfully strikes a balance between his own flourishing professional lacrosse career and guiding aspiring players.

Lacrosse's significance in Ryan's life cannot be overstated. Recognizing the game's transformative potential for youth, he speaks of the sport's close-knit community, where mutual support and camaraderie flourish.

A milestone in Ryan's journey came in 2023, as he proudly helped secure a world champion title as a valued member of the USA National Team. At present, Ryan is a formidable presence in the lacrosse arena, showcasing his talents in the Premier Lacrosse League with Chrome LC and the National Lacrosse League.