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 Alex Buckley,  Founder

 Alex Buckley, Founder

Alex Buckley is a native of Ridgewood, NJ, where he was an All-American attackman.

A 2007 Brown University graduate, in college he played midfield and attack, served as a captain, was named All-Ivy and All-New England, and was recently named to the Brown Lacrosse "Team of the Decade" for 2000-2009.  In 2007 he was also given the Cliff Stevenson award for Team MVP.  

Additionally, he was recognized by the Brown Athletic Department in 2007 with the David B. Zucconi Award, given to the Brown male athlete who most consistently displays the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play.

In 2007, Buckley was selected 17th overall by the Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse, and had a three year professional career.

Currently, he is the head coach of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC. In 2014 and his first year at the helm, his team won the state title and went undefeated for the first time in school history, finishing with a record of 22-0, and Buckley was named Coach of the Year.

Joe Cinosky,   Co-Founder

Joe Cinosky,  Co-Founder

Joe Cinosky hails from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He graduated from Mountain Lakes High School in 2004, where he was a three time all state selection and an All American as a Junior and Senior.

Cinosky then attended college at the University of Maryland where he was a Captain, a USILA All-America choice, and a first team All-ACC selection for the Terps in 2008.  He was a four-year starter and helped lead the team to 43 wins and two NCAA semifinal appearances during his career.

"Cino" was drafted ninth overall by New Jersey in the Major League Lacrosse Draft, and was voted to the MLL All-Star game in 2009.  He helped lead the Toronto Nationals to the MLL Championship that season, and the following year, he helped lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to the title.

He started his coaching career as the head coach of the University of Minnesota Club Lacrosse program in 2010.  In three seasons, he led the team to a 23-18 record and a berth in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League Championship.

Cinosky also coached at Duke, where he served as an assistant coach for the 2013 NCAA champion Blue Devils and worked closely with their defensive unit. Joe also spent one season as assistant Coach at Mt. St. Mary’s University before returning to the Triangle area.

Mike Riccuci,  Coach

Mike Riccuci, Coach

Mike Riccuci is a native of Germantown, MD.  At age 4 he received his first lacrosse stick beginning his life-long passion for the game of lacrosse.   

As a high school player he was a 4x All Division, 3x All County, 2x Honorable Mention All Metropolitan, 2x Fox 5 Athlete of the week and an All American.  He was a 2x Ensign Markland C. Kelly Award nominee for the best HS player in the state of Maryland and was selected to the State Senior All Star Game.

Mike went on to play attack for Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where the Sea Gulls became the 2x National Champions in 2003 and 2004. The 2004 team was considered one of the best in Salisbury’s illustrious history finishing 20-0 and the countries #1 ranking for the second straight year.

After college he found his calling in coaching, taking a job as the Offensive Coordinator for Parkside HS on the Eastern Shore which completed an undefeated season (18-0) and won the school’s first State Championship averaging 16 pts/game.  After the 2005 season he became Head Coach at Seneca Valley High School where the team went 13-2 and advanced to the State Semi Finals.  After 4 years at Seneca Valley he took over the program at Walt Whitman HS outside Washington DC and began to build their program taking them to 4 straight regional semi-finals.

In the summer of 2014, Mike and his fiancé Liz decided it was time to make a change and they moved to North Carolina’s triangle area.  They settled into a new home in northern Durham County and he took the Head Coaching position at C.E. Jordan HS in Durham. Coach Ricucci is very excited to be in North Carolina and equally excited to be a part of Bucktown Lacrosse which shares both, his passion for and philosophy of, this great game and how it should be taught and played.