U13 National Team
Bobby Rushton - HEad Coach
Bobby began his coaching career in Connecticut in 2011 as the head coach of Ridgefield High Schools freshman lacrosse team. His team ended the season with a 13-1 record and was an assistant coach for the Class L championship varsity team. In 2012, Bobby joined New Canaan as an assistant coach where the Rams went 19-4 won the FCIAC and were CIAC runner-ups. In 2013, Coach Rushton went 19-3 as the Rams won their second straight FCIAC title.
Bobby graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2009. He played all four years for SHU as a member of their lacrosse team. In 2007, Rushton finished fourth on the team in points, and first on the team in goals. Following the 2007 season Rushton was named Offensive MVP. He was voted captain of his team for the 2008 & 2009 seasons. On his career, he recorded 43 goals. He played in all 49 games and started every game in 2008 & 2009. Rushton was a CAA player of the week, and received the Enterprise Student-Athlete Award. He finished off his career with 1 goal and 1 assist in the NEILA East-West All-Star game.
Bobby attended West Islip High School on Long Island, NY and graduated in 2005. His class pioneered the rise of West Islip into a national powerhouse. In his junior year, West Islip finished 22-1 and finished the year ranked #2 nationally. Recording their first ever County, Long Island & Down-state Championship as well as a Class A state-finalist. In 2005, while entering the season ranked #1, they finished ranked #2 and finished the season 19-2. This was the first time in school history that they finished in the Top 5 nationally and went on to record back -to -back County & Long Island Championships. Bobby was captain of the 2005 team and team MVP as well as earning All County and All Division honors. He also played football, where he was a captain and All County running back. He played in the county all-star game where he scored the first touchdown for his county. Rushton also was a member of the wrestling team.
Jamie Hanford - Assistant Coach
Jamie Hanford was a 3x All-American at Loyola College and was a 13 year indoor / outdoor All-Pro Professional Lacrosse player. During his pro career he helped the Philadelphia Wings and the Colorado Mammoth, win NLL Championships. While a member of the Baltimore Bayhawks, he helped the team win the MLL Championship in 2002. In 2002, Jamie was assistant captain of Team USA and helped the team win the Heritage Cup.
Jamie is one of Darien High School’s greatest lacrosse players of all-time. He was a 3x All FCIAC player, 2x All-Sate, All-American, and CT Player of the year in 1994. He helped Darien win its first two FCIAC championships in 1992 & 1994. In his senior year, he was the North South All-Star Game MVP. In 2012, he was selected to be inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame (only the second lacrosse player ever to be honored by the CT Chapter). In all, Jamie excelled playing three sports in High School. As a multiple sport athlete, he would earn All-FCIAC honors in three sports - Football, Ice Hockey, and Lacrosse.
Jamie has been coaching in lacrosse camps for nearly two decades.
Jamie is the Defensive Coordinator for the MLL Atlanta Blaze.
Jamie is also the founder of Force 5 Lacrosse.