Lacrosse - Boys' Varsity
2023 Founders League Champions, 2022 Founders League Champions, 2021 Geico High School Lacrosse National Champions
The boys' varsity lacrosse team is steeped in tradition and prides itself in developing outstanding lacrosse players. Founded in 1962, lacrosse has always been highly regarded at Taft, and the legacy today is as strong as ever. Competing in some of the most competitive lacrosse leagues in the nation, the Founders League and New England West - Division I, Taft has consistently fielded championship level teams with tremendous success against competitors such as Deerfield, Salisbury, Brunswick, Hotchkiss, Choate, Westminster, Loomis Chaffee, Avon Old Farms, Berkshire, Northfield Mount Hermon, Trinity-Pawling and Kent.
Most recently in 2022, Taft finished the season 16-3 and undefeated in the Founders League for just the second time since 2003 and finished the season ranked nationally in the top 10. In 2021, the team was the #1 ranked team in Inside Lacrosse's High School Power Rankings for seven consecutive weeks and concluded the season as the Geico High School Lacrosse National Champions. In the last four years, 40 players have matriculated to the next level and found homes in the ACC, Big 10, Ivy League, Patriot League and NESCAC among other conferences. The success of Taft lacrosse rests on the principles and tradition of hard work, selflessness, and dedication in the true spirit of the game. The program continues to attract some of the finest scholar-athletes, building upon this excellent tradition and ensuring its future success.
About Coach Max Rosner
A native of Brunswick, Maine, Max graduated from Bowdoin College with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. With a passion for coaching and working with young people, he then spent four years at the Westtown School (West Chester, Pennsylvania), where he taught biology. Following his time at Westtown, Max moved on to the McLean School of Maryland, an independent school outside of Washington, D.C., and most recently, held the position of associate director of college counseling. In this role, Mr. Rosner has developed a strong foundation and holistic perspective on the college process and how best to help students transition into their lives after high school.
Outside of the academic setting, Max brings a remarkable lacrosse background as a player and coach—someone who has played at a very high level, has broad coaching experience, and brings an extensive network of partnerships and connections. Max has coached both club and secondary school teams. He was a head coach for NXT Lacrosse Club (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), assistant coach of the 2017 Under Armor Underclass Tournament team (Towson, Maryland), and assistant coach for the 2021s, 2027s and 2030s Next Level Lacrosse teams (Bethesda, Maryland). At the secondary school level, Max was varsity head coach at Westtown School and an assistant coach/defensive coordinator at the Potomac School (McLean, Virginia). In addition to his coaching experience, in 2018, he was captain of the World Championship Philippines National Team, competing in Netanya, Israel, where he led the team to finish 10th in the world. Currently, Max serves as a board member and the Director of Youth Development for the Philippines Lacrosse Association, supporting efforts to grow the game globally.
At Taft, he will serve as an associate director of college counseling and lives in Centennial with his wife, Chelsea, and their three children.
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