Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Message from the Coach
Welcome to Kent School lacrosse! Our lacrosse program competes in arguably the best lacrosse conference in the nation at the high school level: the ultra-competitive Founder’s League. Through a combination of elite academics, a comprehensive lacrosse/athletic development model, and incredible college lacrosse networking and recruiting support, our mission is to develop motivated young men into leaders on and off the field.
Kent student-athletes have the good fortune to learn and train in one of the best prep school settings in the nation. Our beautiful campus, world-class academic and athletic facilities, access to the outdoors, and quaint New England town provide endless opportunities for personal, academic, and athletic growth.
The goal of our lacrosse program is to develop highly-skilled lacrosse players with a focus on leadership and advanced lacrosse IQ training. Our program philosophy of the “Kent DIET” (Discipline, Integrity, Effort/Enthusiasm, and Toughness) helps mold our scholar athletes into accomplished men of integrity. Our training model is designed to build players up through a developmental program, with a focus on the following areas:
1. Off-the-Field Athletic and Leadership Development
2. Lacrosse Skills and Fundamentals
3. Team Concepts
4. Recruiting and Networking
By the time our student-athletes graduate, they’ll be proficiently skilled and high IQ players who will have numerous options, if they choose, to pursue lacrosse at the college level.
A native of Ellicott City, MD, Coach Kruger played high school lacrosse at national powerhouse Calvert Hall in Baltimore. He was a 4-year starting goalie at Division I Fairfield University, where he helped lead his team to a conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance. Upon graduation, he entered the coaching ranks and spent 10 years as a coach at the NCAA Division III and Division I levels. Prior to joining Kent, he worked for 3d Lacrosse and coached at West Coast high school power San Ramon Valley, leading the team to a Northern California championship. In addition, he has also presented at the IMLCA College Coach Convention, coached in the Division I North/South Senior All-Star game, and coached numerous All-Conference and All-American players at the high school, Division III, and Division I levels. He works in the Admissions Office at Kent and lives on campus with his wife Sarah, daughter Addy Lou, and dog Jake.