Our Staff
Directors

Tim O'Meara
Co-Founder/Director
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Currently the Eagle Academy Head Boys Lacrosse Coach and Director of Boys and Girls Middle School Lacrosse at Eagle Academy/Mott Hall IV.

A native of West Hartford, CT, Coach O’Meara brings extensive playing, coaching, and camp experience to Breakout Goaltending. Coach O’Meara has coached collegiately for 15 years including stops at Springfield College, Western New England College, Holy Cross College, and Adelphi University. O'Meara has coached two All-America goaltenders as well as several All-League and All-Conference goaltenders.

Prior to his arrival on Long Island, Coach O’Meara founded and directed New England Developmental Lacrosse Camps, Inc. A 1993 graduate of then Division I power University of New Hampshire, O’Meara was a captain and two-time All New England selection at Midfield. Currently,
O'Meara also serves as the Head Coach at Eagle Academy.

Brian Soper
Co-Founder/Director
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Soper, a native of Hicksville, New York, hosts an impressive lacrosse resume. The Head Coach at Oyster Bay-East Norwich HS (2009-present), Coach Soper has helped develop numerous youth and high school goaltenders. Duke University and Siena College as well as several Division II and III programs have had a Soper tutored goaltender as a starter.

During his career at Adelphi University, Coach Soper was two-time USILA All-America selection and a 2001 National Champion. In 2001, Soper captained the Adelphi National Championship team in and was named to the STX Scholar All-America team.

Goalie Instructors

Michael Bennett
  • Head Middle School Coach Eagle Academy
  • Assistant Coach Chaminade HS 2007-2015
  • Two-year starter Hofstra University

Lauren Maksym
Director of Girls' Programs
University of North Carolina 2013 Graduate
  • 3 year starting goalie
  • On the Tewaaraton watch list
  • 3x ACC defender of the week
  • All ACC tournament
  • 5th in the nation in goals against average in 2012 -ACC honor roll
  • 2013 National Champion
Post College
  • Worked with the English Lacrosse Association in the UK -helped coach the Wales U19 national team while in the UK​
Farmingdale High School
  • 4 year starter
  • 3x All American, 3x All Nassau County, 3x All Long Island, 3x All NYS tournament 
  • 4x Nassau County and Long Island Champ
  • NY State Champion, MVP of the tournament
  • 2009 Long Island Player of the Year
  • Under Armour All American
#1 Goalie Recruit in the country, #5 recruit overall in 2009

Mike Hungerford
  • Farmingdale HS Head Boys Lacrosse Coach
  • Ithaca College class of '90
  • 1987-1990: Four-year member of Ithaca varsity lacrosse program
  • 1989-1990: Team Captain
  • 1994-1998: Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Plainview JFK High School
  • 1999-2012: Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Farmingdale High School
  • 2002,2003,2004,2010: Nassau County Class A Champions
  • 2011: NYS Class A Champions
  • 2013-present: Assistant Lacrosse Coach Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • 2015 NYS Class C Champions
  • FLG Coach 2009-present

AJ Pellati 
  • Mercy College 2016
  • Four-Year starter
  • ECC All-League
  • ECC All-Academic 
  • West Islip State Championship 2012
  • Breakout Graduate

Jackie Beshlian
  • SUNY Cortland 
  • 3 year starter
  • 2015 National Champion 
  • NCAA all tournament team 
  • Ranked 3rd in career saves at Cortland (454 saves) 
  • Wantagh High School, Class of 2013
  • Academic All American 
  • Breakout graduate

Kelly Keenan 
  • Sacred Heart University 2014
  • Two year team captain 
  • NEC All-Rookie Team
  • Second Team All-Conference
  • Number of saves ranked 5th in the nation, save percentage ranked 10th in the nation 2014
  • All-County selection at Wantagh HS

Matt Liantonio 
  • Trainer
  • LIU Post 2x Starter
  • 3rd Team All-ECC
  • Nassau Community College
  • 1 Year Starter
  • 2nd Team All Region
  • Miller Place HS 2010 Suffolk County Rookie of the Year
  • 3x Suffolk All-County
  • 2013 Suffolk County Championship MVP
  • Miller Place HS Goalie Coach (2017-Present)

Kaitlyn Leahy
  • Trainer
  • SUNY Stony Brook University (2013-2016)
  • 2015 Second Team All-Conference 
  • 2015 NCAA Statistics Champion with a 5.72 Goals Against Average
  • Bayport-Bluepoint, Class of 2013
  • 3x All Suffolk County, All Divison, and All Tournament Team
  • Breakout graduate
  • 2018: Girls Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Babylon High school

Mike Kaminski
Director of Breakout West
Cortland State
  • 4-Year Starter
  • 2011 2nd Team All-American
  • 2012 1st Team All-American
  • 2012 Division III National Goalie of the Year
  • Assistant Coach 2013-2014
Sayville HS
  • All-County
  • 2009 Long Island Championship​

Additional Staff

Breakout Goaltending is staffed by the finest clinicians for both boys and girls that Long Island has to offer. Breakout Goaltending hires additional shooters to maximize the teaching abilities of the goalie staff. High level playing and teaching experiences are a must for all staff members.