Everest Academy

Everest Academy Lacrosse Program – Prospect Day

Invite to Everest Academy Prospect Day

Thank you for considering our offer to explore the Everest Academy Lacrosse program.

Our school program is specifically designed for student-athletes like yourself who are either looking to the NCAA for post-secondary scholarships or C.U.F.L.A for top tier lacrosse programs in Canada.  As part of our annual recruiting plan, we are looking to continue to add to our  Junior Varsity Prep Program for the 2018/2019 school year where Everest student-athletes participate in showcase events in front of many of the leading NCAA lacrosse programs and coaches.

The Everest Prospect Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th, 2018. 

If you are accepting our invitation to attend the elite event, please register by filling in the following form:

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Coaching Team

Clem D’Orazio – Director – Lacrosse Program

Clem D’Orazio is in his sixth season as the lacrosse director and head coach of the men’s prep team at Everest Academy. Clem has recently led the 2015 men’s varsity prep team to a record of 48-7-1 which included a championship in Lansing, Michigan and a National Championship at the Dick’s Tournament of Champions. Along with coaching at Everest Academy, Clem was recently named Coordinator of Player Personal and Manager of Scouting for the NLL’s New England Blackwolves, general manager and offensive coach with the Toronto Beaches Jr. A lacrosse club.

Clem has found success at almost every level he has coached. In 2009, he was apart of the Brock University coaching staff that won a National Championship. The following two seasons, the team finished as runner ups. In 2011, he was apart of the Markham Ironheads OLA Jr. B Coaching Staff of the year. The following year, he captured a National Championship as head coach of the midget Team Ontario. Along with his coaching career, he has also found success in a managerial role, winning a silver medal in 2012 as the general manager for the Men’s U16 Team Ontario. Clem followed that up in 2013 with a National Championship as head coach of the Men’s U19 Team Ontario and in 2014 a silver medal. Clem also coached the Newmarket Redbirds bantam team in 2014 where they won a Provincial ‘B’ box championship. His most recent accolade comes in 2015. In only his first season as general manager and offensive coach with the Toronto Beaches OLA Jr. A lacrosse club, he helped lead the team to the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons and won the 2015 Coaching Staff of the year. Clem has also been a general manager of the Ajax Rock Major lacrosse club during the 2012-2013 seasons and head coach of the Brampton Excelsiors in 2014.

Clem grew up playing minor lacrosse in Milton and Bolton, Ontario. He made the jump to Jr. B with the Mimico Mountaineers where he finished as the 9th all-time leading scorer in franchise history.  Following his junior career he went on to play Senior B and Senior A lacrosse for Brooklin Redmen and Ajax Rock.  Clem played his University lacrosse for Brock University where he was apart of capturing five Canadian University National Championships.

Clem graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Physical Education and completed a Masters of Science in Education at Medaille College.

Kyle Buchanan, Junior Varsity Head Coach

Kyle is currently in his 5th season professionally with the New England Blackwolves of the National Lacrosse League and is also serving as team Assistant Captain for the second season. Kyle was drafted in 2013 and has had stops in Washington and Philadelphia before landing in New England. Additionally, Kyle won the 2015 NLL Sportsmanship Award.

Outside of the NLL, Kyle plays for Team Scotland, where he captained the Scottish squad to its highest finish ever in the 2014 World Championships (6th). At the tournament, he was top the top scoring midfielder (6th overall in scoring) and earned the President’s Team Award (2nd Team All-World). Before this Kyle spent 4 years at Division I Robert Morris University just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He was a 3-time All-NEC Conference player and left the program as its leader in assists as well as the only player to hold spots in the top 10 of goals, assists, points, groundballs, and caused turnovers. Finally, Kyle was part of the President’s Cup winning, Sr. B National Champions, St. Regis Braves in 2013.

Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts from Robert Morris University and Bachelor of Education from York University, both in Social Sciences.

Nate Reid, Men’s Prep Defensive Coach

As a box lacrosse player, Nate finished his junior career in 2006 with the St. Catharines Junior A Athletics.  The following summer he traveled west to play Senior A with the Victoria Shamrocks.  He finished his senior box lacrosse career playing for the Ajax-Pickering Rock under the coaching of NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman.

Nate was fortunate enough to play field lacrosse alongside Everest colleague Clem D’Orazio at Brock University.  In six seasons with Brock Nate won five national championships, captaining the team in his last season to a perfect 13-0 record.

Invited to coach defense following his Brock Lacrosse career, Nate’s passion for the sport grew as he found his role as a CUFLA coach.  He coached at Brock from 2010-2012, appearing in two National Championships.  In 2015, Nate and Mike were recognized for their coaching efforts as the OJBLL Eastern Conference Coaching Staff of the Year with the Oakville Buzz.  Most recently Nate was named head coach of the Oakville Buzz Junior C Lacrosse Club for the 2016 season.

Nate looks forward to providing quality coaching and leadership as a member of the Everest Lacrosse Program.  He aims to utilize his experience both playing and coaching to prepare Everest student-athletes for NCAA and CIS lacrosse opportunities.

Goalie Coach – John Folley is the Founder of Resistance Lacrosse focused on the improvement of defence and goalie technical skills in Canada. He was a NCAA All American Field Goalie at R.I.T. He was the U19 Canadian National Champion Coach and in 2014 Team Russia Defence and Goalie Coach. John Folley brings a wealth of field and box goaltending knowledge to the Everest Lacrosse program.

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Everest Academy is Canada’s leading K to 12 S.E.L.F.™ private school; dedicated to the holistic development of high-achieving students.
Everest is based in Thornhill, Ontario in the York region, part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Everest Academy is an alternative school founded by Farell Duclair, former CFL football player, on the idea that all students can achieve remarkable excellence as scholars, athletes, and people when given the opportunity and resources.