John Callanan comes to Metro with over 25 years of coaching girls’ lacrosse in the tri-state area. As the Suffern High School Girls Lacrosse Coach since 1998, Coach Callanan’s teams have featured over 45 All-Americans, and have earned several US Lacrosse “Top-25 National Rankings”. Coach Callanan’s club coaching experience began in 2002 when he created the Hudson Valley Hurricane Girls Lacrosse Club. Other coaching assignments that Callanan has taken on have been the Hudson Valley Regional Coach/Director of the US Lacrosse National Tournament(1999-Present), Hudson Valley Regional Coach/Director of the Empire State Games(2001-2008), and Founder/Director of the Suffern Girls Youth Lacrosse Club(1999-Present). Along with coaching, Mr. Callanan has been teaching history at Suffern High School since 1996, and has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Policy since 2011. Mr. Callanan graduated from Le Moyne College, and he earned Masters Degree in Education from The City College of New York. While at Le Moyne, Coach Callanan played four years as a Defensive Midfielder for the Dolphins(’91-’94). Coach Callanan and his wife, Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan, reside in Tarrytown, N.Y. with their four children Daniel, Mary Kate, Johnny, and Rosie. John is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2024 team, and assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2025’s and Metro Magic 2027/28’s.
Coach Conklin graduated Suffern High School as an All-American only to continue as a four year starter at George Mason University. Graduating in 1999 with All-American and 1st team All-CAA honors, Coach Conklin moved into coaching giving two years to James Madison University, reaching the Final Four in the 2000 NCAA Tournament, losing to Princeton in the semi-finals. She coached 5 collegiate All-Americans on that team. Her 2001 James Madison squad were CAA champions and lost by 1 goal to UMD in the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament. Coach Conklin played for the Maryland Thunder, the first professional women’s lacrosse exhibition game in 2001 at the Capital Center in Washington, D.C. She currently works per diem at New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell as a registered nurse on the labor & delivery unit as well as holding the position of head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Coach Conklin has been a prominent part of the Metro staff since 1999. Coach Conklin resides in Suffern, New York with her three children. Coach Conklin is the Director of College Recruiting and the assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2022 team and Metro Magic 2026 team.
Coach Borchers brings 20 years of coaching experience to Metro. He graduated in 2001 from Cortland with a Physical Education degree and received a masters degree in Special Education from CCNY in 2004. The Fall of 2019 will mark his 18th year employed by the NRCSD as a physical education teacher. Coach Borchers is currently the Head Coach of North Rockland Girls Varsity. He has held that position since 2006 and has accumulated over 200 wins. While serving as Head Coach, the team has won 8 League Titles, 5 Section 1 Class A titles (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and reached the NYS final 4 in 2016, 2017 & 2018. Coach Borchers has had the honor of coaching 13 U.S. Lacrosse High School All Americans, over 85 athletes who were named to the All Section Team, 115 players to the All League Teams and has coached the Rockland County player of the year 8 times. Over 60 student athletes have participated in college from the NR program at the D1, D2, D3 level. Coach Borchers has also coached the Hudson Valley Empire State Team, the Hudson Valley Hurricanes and the Hudson Valley WDNT for the past 10 Seasons. Coach Borchers is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2029/30 team, and the assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2023 team. He is also the director of Player Development for Metro’s youth teams.
Hilary has over 10 years of coaching experience at the club and high school levels. A former Metro player, Hilary graduated from Mountain Lakes High School in NJ in 2005. At Mountain Lakes she captained both her lacrosse and soccer teams, earning numerous all-league, all-county, and all-state awards in both sports. Hilary continued her lacrosse career at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a four year starter on defense. She graduated from Penn in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her collegiate playing honors include numerous Ivy League Defender of the Week awards, First Team All-American, First Team All-Ivy, All-Tournament selection, and Tewaarton Award Nominee. Hilary helped lead her team to 3 Ivy League Championship titles and 3 Final Four appearances. Hilary coached at Chatham High School in NJ from 2010 to 2017, as assistant from 2010-2012, and head coach from 2012-2017. Hilary is the Director of Communications for Metro Girls Lacrosse Club.
Lisa Savage Negvesky is a former Metro player, and member of the Lakeland/Panas Varsity lacrosse team where she was a four year All-Section and All-League player, and was named All-American as a senior. She was also a recipient of the Con Edison Scholar-Athlete Award her junior year. Lisa continued her career at Rutgers University, where she was a 2 time co-captain of the Scarlet Knights lacrosse team. In 2005 she was inducted to the National College Athlete Honor Society. Savage was also a two time recipient of the IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll and was also named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star for three straight years. Lisa was a graduate assistant for the Scarlet Knights in 2006 due to a concussion that ended her playing career. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2005 with a BS in Psychology. She graduated from Rutgers Graduate School of Education in 2006 with a Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education. Lisa received her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) in 2011 and is currently Supervisor of Early Intervention Services for Early Start Academy, which provides services for children with Autism. She resides in Somerset, NJ with husband Mike, and two children Brayden and Mackenzie. Lisa is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2022 team.
Coach Rehain was a midfielder and attacker for the Suffern Varsity lacrosse team from 2006-2010. She served as captain her final two seasons as she earned All-County and All-Section accolades. She also played on the NYS team in the Women’s Division National Tournament and the Hudson Valley team in the Empire State Games in her sophomore and junior year. After high school Coach Rehain went on to be a four year starter in both attack and midfield at Manhattan College where she studied physical education. After Manhattan, Coach Rehain attended Springfield College in pursuit of a Masters Degree in Adapted physical education. While there, she served as Longmeadow High School assistant varsity coach and helped them gain their Massachusetts state title in 2015. She is currently a special education teacher and has been the Suffern High School JV coach for the past three years. Coach Rehain is the head coach for the Metro Magic 2023 team.
Al Staker, a Long Island native, graduated from Rocky Point High School where he was a three sport athlete and lacrosse and soccer standout. Highly recruited out of high school, Coach Staker went on to play four years of lacrosse at the University of Maryland, appearing in the NCAA Final Four. Coach Staker teaches in the Pearl River School District where he started the boys lacrosse program and remained at the helm of the Varsity boys team for ten years. During his tenure, Coach Staker was named Coach of the Year and led his young team to a winning record. Coach Staker and his wife Eileen reside in South Orangetown with their three children. Coach Staker assists with the Metro 2023 team.
Meg McNally Cave is a 2011 graduate from Suffern High School. She was a 4 year midfield varsity lacrosse and 5 year varsity indoor track athlete. In high school Meg earned All-county and All-section accolades, played for the Hudson Valley Hurricanes and was chosen to play in the Empire State Games her senior year. Her junior and senior year, Meg qualified for both the Winter Track National race and the Milrose Games at Madison Square Garden, coming in second place for both. After high school, Meg attended Lock Haven University and transferred to Mercy College where she received her Bachelors in Health Science. She was a three year starter and captain. Meg is currently the head Women’s Lacrosse coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College and the assistant coach for Magic Metro 2023 team.
Norah Austin attended Mountain Lakes High School and went on to play at the University of Delaware. While there, her team made it to the CAA finals three times and she was named CAA all team honorable mention. Norah coached the JV team at Chatham High School for 3 years and is now coaching the freshman team at Mountain Lakes High School. She works in international education and is the assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2024’s.