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 2030 team.
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 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 director of Player Development for Metro’s youth teams and the assistant coach for the Metro Magic 2029 team.
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.
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 2024 team.
Coach Vite enters her second year as the head coach of the SUNY New Paltz Women’s Lacrosse program in 2023. In her first season, Coach Vite guided the Hawks to just their second ever postseason appearance and coached three All-SUNYAC selections, including the program’s first ever, first-team recipient.
Prior coaching at New Paltz, Vite was the lead assistant coach at University of Chicago for four years, where she helped establish the first-year program in 2019. Prior to joining the UChicago women’s lacrosse staff, Vite spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Aurora University where she earned her MBA after spending a season as the assistant coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo. During her two years in Colorado, she also served as an assistant coach at Pueblo West High School for a season, while working for Teach for America as a Special Education teacher at Risely Middle School International Academy of Innovation.
After graduating from Monroe-Woodbury High School in 2009, Vite played four seasons at DII Kutztown University where she earned All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) honors and was named a PSAC Scholar Athlete. Vite was a team captain and as a defender was the all-time leader in ground balls (200) and games played (68), while ranking second in both caused turnovers (77) and games started (62), and sixth in career draw controls (55). She graduated from Kutztown in 2013 and earned her bachelor’s degree in education, majoring in both special education and elementary education with a concentration in math and science. Coach Vite is the Head Coach of the Metro Magic 2024/25 team.
Coach Fitzgerald graduated from Nanuet High School in 2015 where she competed in lacrosse and track and field. She went on to continue her career at the Division 2 program, St. Thomas Aquinas College where she was a 2-year starter on the defensive end. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. After graduation, Coach Fitzgerald volunteered to coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College under Coach Conklin until COVID required the season to be cut short. Coach Fitzgerald is the assistant coach for the Metro Magic 2024/25 team.
Coach Marisa graduated from Suffern High School as an All-County, All-State and All-American. She received a scholarship to the University of Delaware where she played all four years. She graduated in 1998 as one of the team’s leading scorers in goals and assists and earned honors as a 2nd Team All-American. During her Junior and Senior year at Delaware, the team won the American East Title, and Marisa received the team MVP award in the championship game. She has spent many summers coaching lacrosse camps and clinics. For over seven years, she coached Orangetown Girls youth lacrosse, finishing with an undefeated season. Currently, she runs the Pearl River Youth and High School Fall Clinic. She is also the 2025 New York Empire Hudson Valley Head Coach. Along with coaching, Marisa has been an educator since 1999. She currently is a Middle School Guidance Counselor in Ridgewood, N.J., and resides in Pearl River, NY with her husband and three children. This is Coach Marisa’s third year with Metro, she is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2025 team.
Coach Gizzi comes to Metro with over 9 years of coaching experience. He currently coaches in North Rockland as the head coach of the 5th/6th grade youth team, head coach of the middle school team, as well as assistant coach of the JV and Varsity high school teams. Coach Gizzi graduated from North Rockland High School and furthered his education at SUNY Cortland and Stony Brook. He currently teaches Physical Education at Fieldstone Middle School, and has taught at all levels during his time in the NRCSD. Coach Gizzi is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2026 team.