ABOUT THE COACHES

The Voorhees Lacrosse coaching staff is dedicated to developing the athletes of our high school.  Our coaching staff is passionate about the sport and working with young athletes.  They are committed to growing the program and the game both in and out of season.  From various backgrounds, they have come together to help the Vikings achieve success on and off the field.
COACHES
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Head Varsity Coach

NICK
PERKALIS

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head Lacrosse Coach​​​

​Voorhees High School (2017-Present)​

  • Assistant Football Coach

​Voorhees High School (2016-Present)​​

  • Assistant Basketball Coach

​Voorhees High School (2017-Present)​​

  • Club Lacrosse Coach

​Garden State Lacrosse (2018-Present)​​

  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach

​Hackettstown High School (2016-2017)​

  • A part of numerous lacrosse camps, events, and clinics for a variety of different ages

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • Centenary University​ (2012-2015)

2 Year Captain​

2 Time All-Conference Defender

  • Voorhees High School

2 Time All-Conference Defender

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Assistant Varsity / JV Coach

JUSTIN
FRIEDEL

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach​​​

​Voorhees High School (2014-Present)​

  • Assistant Football Coach

​Warren Hills High School (2010-2016)​​

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • Wilkes University​ (2012-2015)

4 Year Member Club Lacrosse Player

4 Year Football Player

  • North Hunterdon High School

3 Year Varsity Starter

Holds the Faceoff Wins Record

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Assistant Varsity / Freshman Coach

PAT
LAFEVRE

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach​​​

​Voorhees High School (2019-Present)​

  • Assistant Football Coach

​Voorhees High School (2018-Present)​​

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • Norwich University​ (2010-2014)

4 Year Football Player

  • Del Val High School

Member of the Lacrosse Team

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Assistant Varsity / JV Freshmen Coach

JEFF 
PRUDENTE

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach​​​

​Voorhees High School (2018-Present)​

  • Club Lacrosse Coach

Inline Winter Lacrosse (2018-2020)

​Team 91 (2019)​​

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • Centenary University​ (2009-2013)

4 Starting Attackman

3 Year Academic All-Conference

5th in the Nation in Shooting Percentage 2009 (28 goals, 12 assists)

  • Somerville High School

4 Year Member of the Lacrosse Team

2 Year Varsity Starter

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Assistant Varsity Coach

PAUL
SHANKLIN

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head/Assistant Lacrosse Coach​

Voorhees High School (43 years)​

20 Years as Head Coach

Voorhees Hall of Fame for Football and

Lacrosse Coaching

State Hall of Fame for Lacrosse

Coaches (1998 Induction)

5 Time Conference Coach of the Year

Coached 28 All-State Players

Coached 1 All-American Player