Coach Brent started Aces in January 2017 to provide an opportunity for young lacrosse players to accelerate their skill development and passion for the game.
Brent graduated from Penfield High School in 1993, winning two Sectional titles (‘92 and ‘93) while serving as team captain. He went on to play 4 years of Varsity Lacrosse at Nazareth College, and lead the Golden Flyers to National Championships in 1996 and 1997 as team captain.
After college, Brent played for 3 years in the National Lacrosse League for the Rochester Knighthawks and Columbus Landsharks. After that, he played 5 seasons of Major League Lacrosse with the Boston Cannons and Rochester Rattlers.
Brent began coaching girls lacrosse first as a youth coach in Pittsford, and then as a varsity assistant, helping the Varsity Team win their first Sectional Titles in school history. Now, his efforts are devoted to directing and coaching the Aces Program to help grow the game as well as develop the next generation of girls lacrosse players in the Upstate New York area. He has two daughters Peyton (2026) and Sydney (2029) who play in the Aces Program.
Heidi Rasmussen lives in Penfield, NY with her husband, Bill and her two daughters, Jordan (7) and Taylor (3). Heidi has been a member of the local lacrosse community since her high school playing days at Penfield High School ('97) and later as a Division I player at Penn State University ('01) where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.
Heidi is currently a physical education teacher in the Pittsford school district, where she was the varsity lacrosse coach for 13 years. In her time as the head coach at Pittsford, her teams won two sectional championships, made 2 appearances in the state semifinals as well as one trip to the state finals.
In recognition of her contributions to the sport, Heidi was inducted into the Rochester Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2016. The following year Heidi earned her US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Certification and currently serves as an instructor for US Lacrosse.
She is currently very involved with youth lacrosse instruction and runs camps and clinics throughout the year that are intended to help young players advance their skills, fundamentals, understanding, and love of the game of lacrosse.
Pat Capozzi lives in Penfield, NY with his wife, Erica and his two daughters, Jenna (‘25) and Elise (‘27). A native of Geneva, NY, Pat was a standout athlete in football and lacrosse at Geneva High School serving as team captain in both sports in 1993 & 1994.
Pat continued onto Alfred University as a starting midfielder and face-off specialist for the nationally ranked Saxons, and was voted team captain in 1998. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Business at Alfred and a MBA from the University of Massachusetts.
Pat has worked for several years in healthcare and is currently a Region Director with Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC). Pat has been involved with Penfield Youth Lacrosse for the past 6 years and has spent numerous years teaching at both camps and clinics throughout Massachusetts and New York upon completing his playing career.
Coach Shawna is a Nazareth College alum and was a four-year starting midfielder on Nazareth's Women’s Lacrosse Team. Shawna helped lead her team to NCAA tournament bids in 2002 and 2004. She was team captain, and was awarded the Empire 8 Conference player of the year in 2003. In 2016, Shawna was inducted to the Nazareth College Sports Hall of Fame. She also served as Nazareth College Women’s Lacrosse assistant coach in 2005 during which time the team earned another NCAA tournament bid.
Shawna graduated from Horseheads High School in 2000 where she played four years of varsity lacrosse, served as team captain, and led the team to a Section IV title her senior year.
Coach Shawna lives in Webster, New York with her husband Bryan, daughter Shae (8) and son Grady (6). She graduated from Nazareth with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and is currently working as a Speech-Language Therapist providing service to children throughout the Rochester area.
Shawna currently coaches youth lacrosse in Webster, serves on the Webster Women’s Lacrosse Club Board of Directors, and has her Level 1 US Lacrosse Coach certification.
Sarah Falk is a Senior midfielder for Fairport High School. A three-year Varsity lacrosse player and returning Captain, Sarah scored 50 goals and won 63 draw controls her Junior year, earning First team All Monroe County League honors.
Sarah helped lead Fairport to 13 wins and a Section Five Class A semi-final, and scored five goals in a win over Class A Champion Penfield. A Brine National Lacrosse Classic selection and Lady Roc player, Sarah won MVP honors this past June at the IWLCA Northstar Capital Cup, and has been recognized by organizations such as Inside Lacrosse.
Sarah has committed to play Division 1 lacrosse for the University of Albany Great Danes in 2019.
Mackenzie was an assistant coach at Butler University for two years, also having served as the assistant coach at the University of Indianapolis.
A Penfield, New York native, Mackenzie moved to Indianapolis from Mercyhurst University where she played lacrosse for two years after transferring from Saint Bonaventure.
As a senior, Mackenzie was a captain of the Lakers and garnered All-PSAC and IWLCA All-South Second Team recognition. In two seasons at Mercyhurst she started all 38 games, tallying 84 career goals and 19 assists from her midfield position.
She graduated from Mercyhurst in May of 2015 as a Dean’s List Scholar with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
In her time living in Indianapolis, Mackenzie coached with Indy United Lacrosse Club at the high school and middle school levels. She also worked with Lady Roc Lacrosse Club during the summers while home from college.