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MVC Vikings Lacrosse Coaching Staff

 

Kevin Totaro - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

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KevinKevin Totaro, a native of Fallston, Md. took the helm of the men's lacrosse team with the program's first season in 2014. Coach Totaro led the Vikings to a GRLC Division II championship, an appearance in the 2014 MCLA Division II National Tournament, a final ranking of No. 13 ranking in the MCLA Division II Coaches' Poll, nine all-conference selections, one all-American and a 15-2 record.

Raised in Harford County, Totaro graduated from Harford Tech High School in 2004 where he played football and lacrosse earning second team "all county" lacrosse honors, leading the county in goals scored and was second in overall points.

He attended Harford Community College, playing for the school's lacrosse team for two years. Totaro then attended Shenandoah University from 2008-2010, playing Division III lacrosse for the Hornets and serving as senior captain, leading the team in scoring.

Totaro started his coaching career in Northern Virginia Community College as an assistant coach, and was most recently an assistant coach at Catonsville Community College in Baltimore, Md. Totaro has participated in various lacrosse camps and coached the General Lacrosse Club summer team in Virginia as well as a local Baltimore recreation team, along with serving as a volunteer for the Maryland Special Olympics.

 

Tyler Rankel - Graduate Assistant/Defensive Coordinator

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TylerTyler Rankel is a Downingtown Pennsylvania native. While attending Downingtown West High School he was a two-sport standout athlete playing ice hockey and lacrosse. At West he earned All-conference and All-state honors as a four-year varsity letter winner in both ice hockey and lacrosse.

Rankel went on to play Division I lacrosse for Robert Morris University (PA) as a long-stick midfielder and defensemen and started all four years.

Tyler was a member of the NEC All Conference and Rookie team.  In 2014 he was named to the NEC All-second team. Over his four years at RMU Tyler amassed 96 ground balls, 60 caused turnovers, 3 goals and 7 assists naming him one of the top three defenders in RMU history.  While at Robert Morris Rankel was a member of the NEC All-academic team all 4 years.

In 2014 he earned his Bachelor’s degree from RMU in Business with a concentration in sports management.

Tyler has coached many teams from youth to high school players for such teams as South Fayette, Philly Lacrosse, Team Baggataway as well as Team HEADstrong (where he played in High School and to this day remains very involved with the club). He also is a private trainer for players in his area.

Tyler brings a high level of energy and passion with his coaching style. He uses examples and

demonstrations, along with clear communication during practice so each player understands the game, their position and their team role while not only learning but having fun also.

When he’s not coaching Rankel remains active by participating in various men’s lacrosse leagues and pick up hockey games.

Michael Burgos - Goalie Coach

Michael Burgos has taken on the role of Assistant Coach for the 2015-2016 lacrosse season. Burgos will be working with the Men's and Women's teams as the goalie coach.

Burgos started his coaching career at John Carroll University (OH), his alma mater, after his last year of playing. He was in charge of the goalies, while helping with the defense. Most recently, and just a year later, he was the varsity assistant coach at Lake Brantley High School (FL), where he was the defensive coordinator and the goalie coach.

During the 2013-2014 season, Burgos had the opportunity of coaching JCU, helping guide them to the first ever Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, in only their first year of NCAA play. Placing runner-up in the tournament, JCU finished the season at 13-4. His freshman starting goalie earned 2nd Team All-Conference accolades.

During the 2014-2015 campaign, Burgos was with Lade Brantley HS. The team went undefeated during district play, ultimately winning the district championship title. The team advanced to the first of the state playoff tournament, where it finished its season at 10-6.

Prior to the start of his coaching career, Burgos played at Belmont Abbey College (NC). With the Crusaders, Burgos was a part of the Conference Carolinas conference championship team, defeating heavily favored Limestone College. From BAC, Burgos transferred to John Carroll. MCLA at the time, Burgos started every game both seasons, and helped guide the Blue Streaks make their postseason debut in 2013. Burgos ended his career at JCU with a .666% save percentage, holding a 6.77 GAA, and making 310 saves. He was also the team MVP both seasons.

A native of Orlando, FL, Burgos attended Boone High School, where he lettered in two varsity sports: Lacrosse and Hockey. While playing lacrosse at BHS, Burgos was a three year starter for the Braves, earning four varsity letters, team captain for two years (Jr & Sr), 2nd Team All-District as a sophomore, and 1st Team All-Metro as a senior.

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