About Us

GUARDIAN Sports was created to institute a National Lacrosse Goaltending program.  Guardian Sports is the governing body of both the Guardian National Championship and Guardian Training Program.  Both programs utilize, “the Guardian Method”, a patent pending curriculum of evaluation and training.  It is highest level of goalie education and evaluation in the sport of lacrosse.

The mission of GUARDIAN Sports is to provide every resource necessary for Goaltender development at every level.  The training includes a comprehensive skill training curriculum, physical testing/development, mental competency to mastery, and leadership formation.

The entire existence of GUARDIAN is to take the Goaltender from the potential to the elite.  When they finally reach this level, then they have become a GUARDIAN.

Executive Board

Ginny Capicchioni

Founder, CEO


A world-class keeper in her own right, Capicchioni is a trail-blazing lacrosse player and a gifted educator. Following her collegiate career, she became the first woman in North America to sign with a men’s professional team, the first woman to play in a men’s professional lacrosse game, the first American-born keeper to play in a Canadian Lacrosse Championship, and the first woman to play for a men’s national team in any sport. After starting the game of lacrosse in college, she became the three-time Northeast Conference Goalie of the Year at Division I Sacred Heart University. Capicchioni twice ranked in the NCAA’s Top 10 ins Save Percentage, while setting the program records for saves, goals against average, and career wins.

After playing with the New Jersey Storm of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), she began her 9 year career in the Canadian Lacrosse Association.  Capicchioni’s Canadian experience includes Akwesasne Warriors on Cornwall Island, Ontario (ILA); the St. Clair Storm in Sarnia, Ontario (OLA); the Windsor Warlocks in Windsor, Ontario (OLA Major), the Windsor Aigles (QLL) in Windsor Quebec; the Island Redmen (ILA) on Cornwall Island, Ontario; the Mad Mohawk in Cornwall, Ontario (ILA), and the last two years with the Coquitlam Adanacs in Coquitlam, British Columbia (WLA, Major).

2010 brought yet another statement in the Capicchioni’s career, being named to the USA World Team.  She competed in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (Prague, Czech Republic) and compiled an overall 93% save percentage for the tourney.In 2012 Capicchioni is signed with the Kentucky Stick horses in the NALL (North American Lacrosse League), who play in the prestigious Freedom Hall (Louisville, Kentucky).  In 2013, Capicchioni signed with the Baltimore Bombers in the NALL.  Recently, she was drafted second overall in the European Lacrosse League draft (Fall 2013).  She competed with the expansion team Pietro Filipi, located in Radotin, Czech Republic.  Capicchioni’s team finished third place, and she finished 1st in save percentage with a .78.

Capicchioni’s coaching career has included three years at Drew University, six years with Tristate lacrosse, a year at Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ), and a year at Bergen Catholic High School (NJ).  With her first company Goal Guardians LLC (now Guardian Sports), she teaches male and female goaltenders in the tri-state area, ranging from youth to the university level.  Capicchioni holds a BS in Political Science from Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) and a  Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Loyola University (Baltimore, MD).


Charles Hillock

Chief Financial Officer


Charlie comes to Guardian Sports with over 25 years of Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Project Management and Process/Business Improvement experience.

After receiving a B.S. in Corporate Finance / International Business at New York University, Charlie began a long and successful career first at National Securities & Research and then at MasterCard Worldwide.

While at MasterCard, a Fortune 100 global payments and technology company, Charlie was an instrumental core team member responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions as well as MasterCard’s IPO.  As the Group Executive of Corporate Finance, Charlie was responsible for overall MasterCard budgeting and forecasting, reporting on a ~$7+ billion annual budget.  Charlie also spent time working from Belgium focusing on Process/Business improvement of MasterCard’s European operations.

Although a native New Yorker, Charlie currently resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and two children.  He is an active volunteer in his community serving as a Board Member of both High School and Recreational Lacrosse Organizations in his community.

Eileen Maher Hillock

President and Chief Marketing and Operations Officer


Eileen has more than 20 years of experience in Risk Management, Project Management and Communications.

After receiving a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Pace University, Eileen worked for several Financial Services firms in New York City.

Eileen spent time during her career at Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, and many years at the Brokerage firms Dean Witter and Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director and the Chief Risk Operations Officer with a focus on operations, contingency planning, communications, regulatory matters, education, and training. While at Morgan Stanley, she implemented and managed numerous strategic programs and conducted nation-wide events to improve and advance the risk management culture throughout the Retail Brokerage.

In Eileen’s Communications role, she had overall responsibility for the internal website, speechwriting, event planning, interviews, and multi-media training material development – including television broadcasts.

Eileen is also a professional photographer and an active volunteer in her Community, local Church and other personal causes.

Last, but not least, she is a proud wife to Charlie and Mom to Charlie, Michelle and Golden “puppies” Brody and Leo.

Selection Board


0Feffie Barnhill was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2006. Since 2012, she has been the Vice President of FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse). Feffie was also the first ever president of the FIL.  She was the President of IWLCA before merger with US Lacrosse in 1998.   She was the first woman to chair the US Lacrosse Board of Directors.

Feffie chaired the Coaching Education Committee for 4 years, and was instrumental in writing and developing the current coaching education program. Feffie is currently delivering all levels of the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Clinics.

She is an Ursinus College alumni, earning 18 Varsity letters in 5 sports. She had 42-2-1 college lacrosse record. Feffie was the head coach at the College of William and Mary from 1981-1999. At William and Mary, she won four conference championship and had 6 NCAA appearances, compiling a record of 151-81-1.  She was the Assistant coach of the World team in 1989, and twice held the head coach position for Team Scotland.  She has received the USWLA Nancy Chance Award, the IWLCA exceptional coaching award, and the IFWLA lifetime member award.   Along with her US Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction, Feffie was also inducted into the Ursinus Sports Hall of Fame, the William and Mary Hall of Fame, the Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Feffie is currently coaching at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. In 2014, she take over the position of head coach at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware.


berlin-bio-picGeoff is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University ’68 and the Baltimore Polytechnical HS ’64. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins University ALL TIME team, as well as a two time All American in ‘67 & ‘68.  Geoff was Hopkins “Defensive Player of the Year” in 1967, and the co-captain of their 1968 National Championship team.  He was a member of the All Maryland Team in 67 & 68, and the All South Team in 68.  Geoff was a member of the Master’s USA National Team in 1998.  Geoff ranks “top 10 in Hopkins Goalies” with 332 saves.

Geoff was given the prestigious honor of the Lacrosse Man of the Year in 1999. He is in the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame, class of 2007, and has also received the All-American Anniversary Certificate from the US Lacrosse Foundation.

Geoff was the head coach of Georgia Tech in 1976 and 1977, and assistant coach at Johns Hopkins from 1970-73. He also coached girls lacrosse in Atlanta for Roswell, Marist, and Metro in 2002 and 2003.  He was the President of the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation from ’98 to ’02, and the Vice President of the Atlanta Lacrosse Foundation in ’97.  He started the first Atlanta Public High School Lacrosse teams in 1977.

Geoff is a Krieger School Alumni, class 1968, and earned a PhD from the Whiting School in 1973. He is the current President of Penguin Technologies, as well as the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce President.


larry1-2Larry is a graduate and former player of Towson State University. He played for the Baltimore Thunder of the MILL (Major Indoor Lacrosse League) in 1994 and 1995.  He was Director of Player Personal for the Baltimore Bombers of the NALL (North American Lacrosse League) in 2013.  Larry has been the goalie coach for the club team CC Lax for 8 years, and is assistant coach at  Howard Community College Woman’s Lax program.  Currently Larry is the owner and Co-commissioner of the prestigious Baltimore Indoor Lacrosse league.

Larry is a businessman who has owned and operated numerous businesses over the past 30 years. Additionally, he been honored with many awards including: the Anne Arundel County, MD Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year in 2008, and the North American Hairstylist Awards, Salon Design of the Year 2009 finalist.


hunter2Hunter is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill. Hunter has played goaltender in lacrosse for over 40 years. He has been a top level goaltender in both field and indoor lacrosse.   From 2001 to 2006, Hunter served as both the Director of Operations and Assistant General Manager for the Baltimore Bayhawks of the MLL (Major League Lacrosse) This tenure included two MLL Championships, in 2002 and 2006.  In 2013, Hunter was General Manager and owner of the Baltimore Bombers of the NALL (North American Lacrosse League).

Hunter was the Director and Head Coach for Team Toyota Lacrosse Club, from 1995 to 2006. Team Toyota produced a record of 705 wins and 122 losses during that time, which included 89 World, National, League, and Tournament titles. He is currently the owner of the Baltimore Box Lacrosse League and has been the Co-commissioner since 1999. Hunter is currently the founder of Hampton Roads Ironclads Lacrosse Club (est. 2006), located in Hampton Roads, Virginia.


New Jersey native Ted Glynn brings a lifelong passion for lacrosse to Goal Guardian National. Ted is a graduate of Kean University, where he was a 3 year starter and MVP for their lacrosse team. In 2011, he was the General Manager and Director of Lacrosse operations for the Hershey Haymakers of the NALL (North American Lacrosse League). In 2012, Ted was the General Manager, Owner, and Founder of the Reading Rockets in the PLL (Professional Lacrosse League).

Ted has held many prominent roles in the lacrosse world. He has been a US Lacrosse Youth Director and Coach for the last 15 years and serves on the Board of Directors for Northern New Jersey Youth Lacrosse, one of the largest US Lacrosse Chapters in the country, representing between 15,000 and 18,000 youth lacrosse players. Glynn also serves as a goaltending instructor with an elite lacrosse training academy in northern New Jersey. In his spare time, Ted also plays in several Masters and Grand Masters Tournaments.

Outside of lacrosse, Glynn is a fashion and apparel entrepreneur in the Garment District of New York City, and is the founder and owner of both Glynn International and WaveDog Sports. He is also passionate about community service. He currently serves as an Advisor for the charity, Friends of Jaclyn and is a past member of the Little Hill Foundation Board of Directors. Ted resides in northern New Jersey with his wife, Debi, and their daughter Kady, an aspiring lacrosse player herself.


Rachel is the Associate Director of Guardian National Lacrosse working directly with Ginny Capicchioni for the past 4 years. In addition to overseeing group-training sessions, she also does individual and paired training for Guardian Lacrosse. Her coaching career includes working with Tristate lacrosse for the past 3 years, and working with Mount Olive High School’s lacrosse program for the past 3 years. Rachel was a manager at 2014’s Guardian National Championship, running the reactionary station: The Rebound.

Rachel was a mainstay in the Rangers net in her four years at Drew University. The three-time team MVP (becoming the only player in Drew Women’s Lacrosse history to accomplish the feat) led the Landmark Conference in goals against average. She received Defensive Player of the Week honors four times in her career. In addition, during her 2009 season Womenslacrosse.com named Hanley as the National Defender of the Week following her 21 save performance against Catholic. She was a major factor in the Rangers reaching the NCAA Tournament.

In April 2009, Hanley helped Drew post a 7-0 record by recording an 8.27 GAA and a .563 save percentage as well as an overall .502 save percentage. Hanley capped her career off with First Team All-Conference honors and Regional All-American honors in 2011. She was also named as an ECAC All-Star on the Division III Metro/South All-Star Team. Additionally, she played for Team USA in the Southern Crosse Tournament in Australia where she helped lead Team USA to the gold medal. Rachel is from Randolph, NJ. She holds a BA in Behavioral Science from Drew University and her MSW (Masters in Social Work) from Rutgers University. She currently works as a licensed social worker at Morristown High School in New Jersey. In addition to her coaching career, Rachel remains an active player in various leagues.


Tim Hastings was a High School All-American Goalie. He is a graduate of Towson University, where he received All American honors.  He was a member of Washington Wave professional team of the MILL (Major Indoor Lacrosse League).  While with the Wave, Tim received the Unsung Hero Award and led his team to the championship game in two of his first three years.

In 1990 he received the Krongard Memorial Trophy which is the highest honor given to a club player in the United States. Tim has coached at Johns Hopkins University, Robert Morris University, and University of Pittsburgh.  He currently is the Head Coach at the Sewickley Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.


feffie21Since 1983, Jackson has held the record for total saves in an NCAA tournament. Additionally, she holds 7 records at the University of Delaware: Most saves in a season (264), Most saves in a career (925), Goals Against Average in a career (6.18), Top save percentage in a season (.724) top save percentage in a career (.768), most minutes played in a season (1200), and most minutes played in a career (4200). Jackson spent 5 years on the US National Team and has been inducted into both the University Delaware Hall of Fame and the Eastern PA Hall of Fame.

Currently, Kim is the Department Chair of Health and Physical Education, for Henderson High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She has been both an educator and the head girl’s lacrosse at Henderson High School since 1986. Jackson received the High School Coach of the Year in ’93, ’96, and ’97, and her program was ranked #2 in the nation in ’98. She led the program to 3 state championships (’96, ’97, ’98) and two runner up appearances (’99, ’00). Jackson served as the chairperson for the High School All American Committee for many years and was a National U-19 World Selector in ’95 and ’98.


It is with deep sadness that we mourn Frank’s unexpected death on May 15, 2015.  GUARDIAN has established memorial Scholarship in Frank’s name.   R.I.P. Frank. You will be missed.

~   ~   ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~     ~    ~    ~ ~   ~   ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~  Frank played on Team USA in the 1980 World Box Lacrosse Championships, Vancouver, British Columbia.   In 2007, he was a player/coach for Team USA in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Both World Championships earned Frank a bronze medal. He coached the USA Indoor Developmental team from 2007-2010.   In 2013, Frank was an assistant coach on the Baltimore Bombers of the NALL (North American Lacrosse League).  He currently serves on Advisory Board for the professional indoor league, the USLL (United Stated Lacrosse League).

Frank started the lacrosse program at Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1998.   His all-star teams have traveled and competed in Peterborough and Whitby, Ontario, the Iroquois Reserve in Syracuse, N.Y., and to Prague, Czech Republic.   He is the president and  founder of the Philadelphia Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA).


Sean Murphy has played for the National Lacrosse Team of Ireland since 2002. A versatile player, Sean has seen playing time as goalie, defense, and midfield for Ireland’s field and box teams. Sean’s coaching experience extends from youth through international levels for both men and women’s lacrosse. Currently, Sean serves as head coach for the women’s lacrosse club team at Xavier University.

In 2012 and 2013, he served as the defensive coach for the Kentucky Stickhorses in the NALL (North American Lacrosse League). Sean and his wife Anne (also a goalie) were coaches of the National Women’s Lacrosse Team of Austria in 2009 and are co-owners of Uncaged Lacrosse in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Uncaged Lacrosse is a goaltending company that serves both boys and girls in the Midwestern US.


Martin O’Neill is a former goaltender and coach from Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Marty competed in nine seasons in MILL with the original Boston Blazers until they folded and then a few more in the National Lacrosse League with Buffalo Bandits.

Marty also played 12 seasons of Senior “A” Lacrosse in the CLA, Canadian Lacrosse Association. In Senior “A”, Marty completed 11 seasons with Victoria Shamrocks of the WLA (Western Lacrosse Association) and 1 winning season with Six Nations Chiefs (Ontario Lacrosse Association) accumulating 3 Mann Cups Championships.

O’Neill spent a decade as the former General Manager of both Philadelphia Wings and the Minnesota Swarm. He won the General Manager of the Year Award in 2007 & 2008 with the Minnesota Swarm.

Marty has trained many NLL goalies over the years including Dallas Eliuk, Matt Disher, Matt King, Aaron Bold, Kevin Croswell and Nick Patterson.   O’Neill also manufactured Indoor Lacrosse Equipment under the brand Maximum Lacrosse, a supplier of goal equipment for box lacrosse for over a decade.


Patrick Crosby

Information Technology


Patrick is an indoor lacrosse goaltender from Philadelphia, PA. Pat played collegiate ice hockey for Temple University of the American Collegiate Hockey Association from 2003-2006. He has extensive Canadian Box Lacrosse experience having played multiple seasons in the Iroquios Lacrosse Association (Akwesasne Mad Mohawks), Quebec Senior Lacrosse League (Vermont Voyageurs), Can/Am Lacrosse League (Rochester Greywolves) as well with the U.S. Indoor Lacrosse Developmental Team.

In 2011 Patrick was selected to represent Slovakia at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Crosby most recently has played professionally for the Kentucky Stickhorses of the NALL (North American Lacrosse League) and in the European Lacrosse League for the Radotin, Custodes (Czech Republic). Patrick Currently works at SAP Americas.

Robert Starr

Marketing and Media

Rob has been involved with lacrosse for 18 years.  He attended the distinguished, St Benedict’s Prep, starting in goal as an 8th grader, and later moving towards attackman.   Rob received All Conference and All State honors at St. Benedicts before moving onto the next level. He later attended Kean University and played for all four years.  At Kean University Rob held player of the week honors, all-conference and led the team in assist every year and was top 3 in scoring.

Rob began his professional career being drafted by the Wilkes Barry Shamrocks, Pa Rockets (PLL) in 2012.  In 2013, he signed into the NALL (North American Lacrosse League) with the Baltimore Bombers.    Rob also plays for one of the top club teams in the nation, Salt Shakerz, who travel across the country and internationally.

Rob has coached at the high school, club, and collegiate level.  Some of these teams include: St. Benedicts Prep, Eastside High School, Nutley High School, New Dorp High School, Wayne Hills High School, and Kean University.   He was the Assistant Director of the Eagle Indoor Lacrosse Association (EILA) the first true Canadian box lacrosse program for youth on the east coast. Rob has been an Assistant Director in the Guardian Lacrosse training program for the last two years.

Rob worked at Hoffmann LaRoche for eight and a half years in research, contributing on oncology, metabolic diseases and finally inflammation studies.  He managed an ergonomics committee, as well as was an education chair in the very prestigious New Jersey Pharma organization.

Kim Christos

College Liaison

An outstanding high school athlete, Christos was Massachusetts’ leading scorer in both 1988 & 1989.  She is a 1993 graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she received a B.S. degree in Psychology and Kinesiology.  She is a three year starter in attack for the Tribe and ranks on the school’s career assist list.  The tribe finished among the nation’s top 10 programs each of her four years with the 1992 squad claiming the Colonial Athletic Conference Championship.

Upon graduating, Christos served as the head coach at Lower Merion High School from 1994-95. A native New Englander, she returned north to serve as an assistant coach at Boston College for one season and then Brown University from 1996-98. In 1998, she returned to coach her alma mater, where in her first head coaching role, guided W&M to a top-four CAA finish.

Christos spent 12 seasons directing the women’s lacrosse program at Drew. From the beginning of her tenure she has enjoyed tremendous success and became the program’s all-time leader in wins after just her sixth season. She has qualified for the NCAA tournament five times and advanced to the Sweet 16 twice.  In each of her nine years her squads have put 10 or more wins including 14 or more in five of her first seven seasons. In 2004 she broke the school’s single season win mark.  Christos won two MAC championships and was named MAC Coach of the Year three times (’01, ’04, ’05). After winning the MAC for the final time in 2007, and advancing to her second sweet 16 she was named the Metro Region Coach of the Year.  When moving into the Landmark Conference, she was named Coach of the Year in 2009 after guiding her team to a perfect 5-0 record against Landmark opponents. Her teams have been to the conference championship game in 4 of the first 5 seasons, while qualifying for the postseason the past three years.  Christos is ranked eighth among active Division III coaches in winning percentage and 17th among active coaches in wins with 136.

A strong proponent of academic excellence, Christos is especially proud of the academic focus and success of her student-athletes. In 2004, the Drew lacrosse team earned national recognition as one of only three schools in the nation to earn the IWLCA Academic Merit Award with a team GPA of 3.44, and earned the organization’s Academic Award in 2005 with a team GPA of 3.42. Additionally, Christos was named to the Who’s Who Among College Teachers.

Christos resides in Madison with her husband Andy, and their four children, Andy Jr., Kate, Mae and Georgia.

Thomas D.Gibson



Tom has more than 26 years experience in media relations and project management.  After receiving a B.S. in Business Management from Widener University, Tom worked for various public relations firms in New York City. Tom spent seven years at the global accounting firm KPMG LLP as an Associate Director in the corporate communications department. While at KPMG, he implemented strategic media relations programs to introduce new audit, consulting and advisory services products, securing placements in top tier media outlets including the Wall Street JournalNew York Times, Washington Post, CNBC, CNN, Forbes, Fortune and Business WeekTom directed the firm’s national and international media relation efforts for several key industries, including automotive, alternative investment and funds (mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity), banking, investment banking, securities and real estate.   He also spent six years as the Public Relations Director for Financial World and Corporate Finance magazines. Tom formed GIBSON Communications, LLC, in the fall of 2004.

Career highlights include:

  • Coordinated the global dissemination of KPMG’s annual automotive and insurance industry outlook surveys. 2003 media coverage highlights include an exclusive feature story in the Financial Times; an Automotive News article, a CNNfn/Money article; a Best Wire article; Associated Press, Bloomberg, Dow Jones and Reuters news wire stories.
  • Awarded the prestigious MAX Award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications at KPMG in recognition of the coordination and dissemination of KPMG’s fourth annual Automotive Industry Outlook Survey.
  • Developed and managed financial/media relations programs at Porter, LeVay Rose, Inc., a New York investor relations firm with more than three decades on Wall Street.
  • Served as Public Relations Director at Financial World and Corporate Finance magazines from 1991 to 1996.

Julian Maliszewski

Director of Guardian Washington

Julian Maliszewski graduated from John Carroll High School (MD.) in 2006. He went on to attend Cabrini College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, double-majoring in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He played two years varsity lacrosse under current head coach Steve Colfer. Through his Junior and Senior year Julian shifted to indoor lacrosse and began playing for the USA indoor development team (while playing in the American Lacrosse League with Dewalt Lacrosse Club. After graduating from Cabrini Julian moved to Chiliwack, BC, CA to play in the WCSLA with the Chiliwack Mustangs. In 2010 he made the USA World Indoor team top 35. In 2011 Julian played in the OLA for St. Catharine’s Saints. And in 2012 was drafted to the Kentucky Stickhorses, who were apart of the North American Lacrosse League. That summer he played for the Niagra Hawks in the Can-Am League. In 2012 Julian was a member of the Reading Rockets of the Professional Lacrosse League and the Baltimore Bombers of the North American Lacrosse League. In 2014 Julian played for the Boston Megamen in the Ales Hebresky Memorial Tournament in Radotin, Prague, CZ. where he was named Transitional Player of the Tournament. Currently resides in Washington with his fiancé Megan.

Joseph Stanilaus

Director of Guardian Maryland

Joe Stanilaus is in his second season with the Panthers lacrosse team. Prior to signing on with Pallotti, he coached defense and worked with goalies at junior college powerhouse, Howard Community College. He was also the Defensive Coordinator for The Catholic University of America.
In his playing days, Stanilaus earned MVP honors at Old Bridge High School, and was the winning goalie in the North-South All Star game his senior year. During his freshmen year at Kean University, N.J., Stanilaus started every game and led the Cougars to two consecutive playoff appearances.
In addition to coaching lacrosse, Stanilaus is a technology teacher as well.  He currently resides in Columbia, Md. with his wife Amy, daughter Jayla, and son Joe IV.

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