For The Kids Lacrosse

Letter from Shane

My name is Shane R. Koppens, and I am the Founder of FTK Lacrosse and the Head Coach for the LSU Men's Lacrosse Program. I would like to share some information with you about FTK Lacrosse as well as my professional experience. As a player a decade ago, I was extremely fortunate to wear the Green and Grey for the Loyola Greyhounds in Baltimore, MD. Playing in an environment that promoted a team-first attitude and a hard-working mentality, I was able to elevate my game both on and off the field. I was honored as a two-time All-American Attackman and two-time Captain as a player, while earning a great education at an amazing University. Through commitment, hard work and the help of my teammates and coaches, I was fortunate to be drafted in the 2009 MLL Draft (21st overall) to pursue a professional career. After playing professional lacrosse, I began to develop a concept of how to give back to the gave that gave me so much. It is my goal to use the same fundamentals that I was taught, to help players of all ages develop superior skill sets, proper techniques, strong game sense, enhanced field awareness, and excellent sportsmanship. Bottom line - I am truly passionate about coaching and give back to this amazing game!


Shane Koppens

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Shane Koppens

Founder & Program Director | FTK Lacrosse

Born in New Orleans, LA | Raised in Clifton Park, New York

Current Head Coach | LSU Men's Lacrosse

Denver Outlaws, MLL (21st overall pick in '09)

Loyola University (Maryland) '04-'09:
- 4-year starter, Attack
- 2x Team Captain, '08-'09

- 2x Loyola Team MVP, '08-'09
- 2x USILA Division 1 All-American Honors, '08-'09
- ECAC All-Conference First Team, '07-'09
- ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, '08
- Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist Top 25, '08-'09
- Loyola University, Top 10 Career Point List (151)

Shenendehowa High School, New York:
- 4-year starter, Attack / Midfield
- Holds Shenendehowa HS record for most points in career (308)
- Holds Shenendehowa HS record for most goals in career (170)
- Holds Shenendehowa HS record for most assists in career (138)
- 3-Year Selection to Adirondack Region NYS Empire Team (Won Bronze in Summer / 2003)

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