The Junior Knighthawks are the elite indoor lacrosse training program of the Rochester Knighthawks. We are dedicated to grow the sport of box lacrosse in the Western New York region, through instruction and quality competition. Proud members of USBOXLA



Brad Gillies

gillies headshot.pngGillies is in his second season with the Knighthawks after finishing his four-year career at RIT. At the Junior “A” level, he won Minto Cups in 2009 and 2012 with the Orangeville Northmen. This past August, Gillies coached the Jr. Knighthawks PeeWee team at the 2016 Jr. NLL Tournament. Now serving as the Director of the Knighthawks Academy, he has he been instrumental in building and expanding the Knighthawks’ box lacrosse footprint in western and central New York.

Tim Soudan

soudo headshot.pngOn October 3, 2017, the Knighthawks organization announced that Knighthawks Hall of Famer and Fairport native, Tim Soudan, would be joining the Junior Knighthawks coaching staff. 'Soudo' brings a wealth of knowledge to the program, playing on two USA Mens Lacrosse teams and helped the team win the FIL Field World Championships in 1994 and 1998. Tim was drafted by the National Lacrosse League (NLL) Boston Blazers in 1991 and in 1994 came to the Rochester Knighthawks. Tim racked up over 300 points for the Knighthawks in the next 11 seasons and is a member of the Knighthawks Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the Major League Lacrosse Rochester Rattlers in 2001 and went on to score 47 points in 31 games. In 2011 he was named Head Coach of the Rochester Rattlers and led the team to a 7-7 record in the 2012 season. Tim is a member of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Jacques Monte

Cory Holbrough