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Who We Are

Mission of TVYLA: to provide access to lacrosse for all Teton Valley youth and to enhance our community by instilling qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and self-esteem through the sport of lacrosse.

Our Board:

Jason Chircop (Chair)
Jason started his lacrosse career in Longmeadow, MA where he was a high school All-American and captained his high school team to a Massachusetts Boys Lacrosse State Championship. Jason then attended Colorado College where he played four years of NCAA division 3 mens lacrosse and captained the team his senior year. Jason is passionate about youth athletics and has been a part of TVYLA since it's inaugural season. When Jason isn't leading the charge for Lacrosse in Teton Valley he works as a Project Manager for Intermountain Aquatics.

Emily Nichols
Emily is a Montana native who grew up in a gym with her father who coached basketball. She ran track, cross country and played basketball in middle school and enjoyed playing basketball, throwing discus and javelin in high school. Lacrosse was not a common sport in the west as she grew up,  so when she found the opportunity to expose her two daughters to a new sport, she was excited! Her daughters Ida and Hazel are enthusiastic about the TVYLA program and Emily is excited to help the program grow!

Derek DiVenere
Raised in Essex Vermont, Derek started playing pickup lacrosse in 8th grade and grew as a player as the sports popularity was rapidly increasing in the state.  A culmination point for both the sport and a player was when Essex Junction High School won the last Mountain State Club Title before Varsity Lacrosse became a fully sanctioned sport in 1990.  Three varsity years alongside great players from all over New England at St. Michaels College and a move out west playing summer pickup games evolved into in a volunteer position with Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club identifying coaching talent for a rapidly growing program in Jackson from 2010-2014.   A founding member, 2015 brought a small group of players and parents together to establish a program in Teton Valley to share the game of lacrosse with a great community.

Hilary Ordonez

Hilary grew up in Charlottesville, VA where she rode horses until she picked up a lacrosse stick and got hooked. She played attacking midfield for STAB and then at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Lacrosse was life for a while, and was the basis for many life-long friendships and core values, namely honesty, integrity, and teamwork. After moving out west after college, Hilary missed the lax community and was thrilled to get involved with the fledgling TVYLA program! She has served on the board since 2016 and is excited to help develop the lacrosse program for our Idaho kiddos.

David Hudacsko 
Dave grew up in Bridgewater, NJ where he had the privilege to play for Bridgewater-Raritan High School with outstanding coaches such as Coach Chuck Apel.  There was a core crew of friends that had known each other for years playing a variety of sports since they were 5 & 6 years old. This on- and off-the-field friendship was key in bringing home the first state title in school history. College lacrosse followed at University of Vermont where he was captain of the division 1 team while playing defensive midfield with a focus as the face-off man.  He remains close friends with everyone that I was able to play lacrosse with, which is the real reward in his opinion.  He hopes that being part of the TVYLA will provide boys and girls in our community the opportunity to appreciate teamwork, enjoy this type of camaraderie and develop life-long friendships.

Crystal Osbrach
Crystal grew up in Crozet, VA and played lacrosse and field hockey at Western Albemarle High School. Crystal loves to be a part of the game in both coaching for TVYL and participating on the board. She believes in the value of sports in both building communities and instilling values such as honesty, integrity, and hard work.

Todd Witek
Lacrosse found Todd at the age of 12 in Littleton, Colorado. He was schooled under the tutelage of Reverend George Brown.  He went on to play for two different high schools in and around Denver, the later went on to compete for State Title. Lacrosse found Todd once again went he was going to UNC Greeley, CO with many former Denver HS players! Continued onto briefly play for University of Colorado (intramural squad). 
Including the old guy team that Todd and his friends formed in Victor, ID in 2006(ish), he's been blessed to play (and coach) with such amazing talent at hand my whole life.

Holly Schumacher
Holly joined the TVLA Board in the Spring of 2022.  A native of Casper, WY, she was an all-conference, varsity soccer player from 1989 to 1993 and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2007.Holly and her husband moved to Teton Valley in the Fall of 2007.  She has two children, Elizabeth, 13, and William, 8.  Both play lacrosse and she loves watching them learn and enjoy the game. She is excited to help the program continue to grow at all age and skill levels.  If lacrosse had been offered in Wyoming when she grew up - she most certainly would have played!

Our Staff

Rachel Fortier

DJ Moltenbrey
DJ was born and bred in Western Massachusetts, where he learned his love for outdoor recreation and the environment. These passions are what brought him to the Tetons, a place hes called home since 2018. He began playing lacrosse at age 8, becoming hooked immediately, and played all the way through his high school years. Team sports have always been a major part of his life, and he feels they provide countless benefits for student athletes everywhere. He also loves to snowboard, backpack, and get on the water as much as possible. DJ is stoked to bring his lacrosse knowledge and experience to the Tetons, and even more stoked to teach a new generation of kids this amazing sport and all it has to offer. You can always find him and his dog Madeline on the fields coaching the high school boys or out in the mountains enjoying nature.

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