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Registration

Are you a new player that would like to join the Sacramento ACES, but could not attend the August Tryout session?  Please click the link below to fill out the brief player questionnaire and we will contact you directly regarding an assessment:

Schedule

Practice Schedule

Saturday, September 16th (Training Camp)Reichmuth Park, 6135 Gloria Dr, Sacramento, CA
Sunday, September 17th (Training Camp): Stone Creek Park, 3625 Spoto Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA

September 16th (Training Camp)
September 17th (Training Camp)
September 24th

October 1st
October 8th
October 15th
October 22nd
October 29th

November 5th
November 12th
November 19th

December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th

January 8th
January 15th

Tournament Schedule

NOVEMBER

 

Vegas Showcase:
Nov. 10th – 12th, Invite Only (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022/23)

 

Turkeyshoot:
Nov. 18th (Non Pinnacle HS, U14, U12)

DECEMBER

 

Space Needle Shootout:
Sunday, Dec. 2nd – 3rd (2018 Invite Only)

 

War on the Shore:
Sunday, Dec. 9th – 10th (2020 Invite Only)

 

Gold Rush Tournament:
Sunday, Dec. 10th (14U, 12U, 10U)

JANUARY

 

King’s Showcase:
Jan. 19th – 21st (All Teams)

Apparel 

Sacramento Director

Frank Resetarits

Franks Resetarits | Frank@EncoreBrand.com 

 

Biography | Coach Resetarits grew up in Hamburg NY just outside of Buffalo. He went to Hamburg High School, and grew up playing both box and field lacrosse. After a record breaking high school career, he went on to the University at Albany to play for the legendary coach Scott Marr. Albany made 3 NCAA tournament appearances during his career and finished ranked 4th in the country in 2007. The team’s success led to Frank being chosen as America East Conference Player of the year, 1stteam All American and a Tewaraton Trophy finalist. Coach Resetarits went on the be drafted by the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse and the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League. He would eventually be traded to his hometown team (Buffalo Bandits), where his brother Joe currently plays. Coach Resetarits has coached dozens of All Americans in High School and College settings. He was a co-founder of Champion Lacrosse, one of the top club programs on the east coast and is currently the Head Coach for UC Davis. Frank lives in Midtown Sacramento with his wife Heather. His favorite athlete of all time is Lennox Lewis and he eats, sleeps and breaths the Buffalo Bills.

Resume

Professional Career:

  • 2007-2009 Long Island Lizards-Major League Lacrosse
  • 2008-2010 San Jose Stealth-National Lacrosse League
  • 2010-2012 Buffalo Bandits-National Lacrosse League
  • 2011 Brampton Excelsiors- Canadian Lacrosse Association
  • 2011 Mann Cup Champion

Collegiate Career:

  • 4 year starter at University at Albany
  • 4 time All America East Conference (3x 1st team all conference)
  • 2 time team captain
  • 2007 1st team Division 1 All American
  • 2007 Tewaraton Trophy Finalist
  • 2007 America East Player of the Year
  • 2007 UAlbany Athlete of the Year
  • 2006 NCAA Scoring Champion
  • Finished in top 20 of all time NCAA goal scorers (159)
  • 2nd all time leader in points in UAlbany history (242)

High School/Junior Box Lacrosse Career:

  • 2x High School All American
  • Finished 3rd in New York State history in career goals: 292; 9th in points (419)
  • 2001-2003 Welland Warlords Junior B Box lacrosse
  • 2003 Junior B All Star game MVP
  • 2004-06 St. Catharines Athletics Junior A Box lacrosse
  • 2006 OLA Junior A All Star
  • 2006 St. Catharines Team MVP

Coaching Career:

  • 2010 – 2012 Eden (NY) High School-Assistant Head Coach
  • 2010 – 2012 Champion Lacrosse Co-Director
  • 2012- Notre Dame de Namur- Assistant Coach (NCAA D2)
  • 2013- American River College- Head Coach (CJCLA)
  • 2013 – 2015 University of Pacific
  • 2015 – Present, UC Davis
  • 2016 WCLL Coach of the Year

Coaching Staff

Ryan Frisch

  • 4 year starter at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • 2005 NCAA Division 3 All American
  • 3 time All Liberty League Selection (2 time 1st team)
  • Team Captain 
  • Midfielder for Boston Crabs-American Lacrosse League
  • 2001 High School All American
  • 2001 NEPSAC All Star
  • 2001 Kimball Award Winner
  • ACES coach since 2014

Lorne Silverstein

  • 1984-1986 Syracuse University Midfield/Defenseman
  • 1980-1983 McDonogh High School (MD)- Team Captain
  • Men’s Head Coach Syracuse Club -1987
  • Men’s Head Coach UC Davis 2005-2006 
  • Varsity Head Coach Davis High School 2008-2009
  • ACES coach since 2013

Iric Bressler

  • ​4 year Starter at the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T)
  • 2011 Team Captain of the 2011 (19-1) Final Four Team
  • 2011 Led the Nation in Assist per Game at the Division 3 Level (3 apg)
  • 2011 Led Team in Points Per Game (4.2 ppg)
  • 2011 Selected to the USILA North-South Allstar Game
  • 5th All time at Rit in assists with 114
  • 8th All time at RIT in Points per game with 189
  • 26 Points in 5 Career NCAA tournament games
  • ​2007 Highschool All-American

Cliff Hu

  • 4 Year Player at Lynchburg College 
  • 2 year starter at Robinson Secondary School (VA)
  • 2 year starter at Davis Senior High School (CA)
  • 2007 Midfield MVP 
  • Assistant Coach Davis High School
  • ACES coach since 2014

Greg Walitis

  • 3 time All Nassau County Long Island – John F. Kennedy High
  • NCAA Division 1 Midfielder- CW Post
  • Head Coach – Christian Brothers High School

Steve McLaughlin

  • 4 year Defenseman at Virginia Tech
  • 1999 USLIA All American Defenseman
  • 2 time SELC All Conference
  • 2009-2011 Head Coach Jesuit High School Varsity Lacrosse
  • 2009-2012 Head Coach Ryquin Boys High School Lacrosse

James Guzik

  • 2005 High School Academic All American
  • 4 year starter – UC Santa Barbara
  • 2009 MCLA All American
  • Assistant Coach Granite Bay High School

Chase Hildeburn

  • 2 time all conference -Miramonte High School
  • 4 year starter at UC Davis
  • 2014 Academic All American
  • 2016 WCLL Player of the Year
  • 3 time WCLL All Conference
  • All time leading at UC Davis

Joe Uva

  • High School National Champion – West Genesee
  • 4 year starter at Springfield University
  • 2002 NCAA D3 All American Midfielder

Mike Gillespie

  • LSM Fairfield University
  • Head Coach University of the Pacific 2005-2013
  • Vice President – Western Collegiate Lacrosse League

Philosophy

As we enter our 5th year, the Sacramento ACES are here to provide the best coaching and knowledge of the game available, and to have all the found in a staff consisting of coaches that not only live, but have a passion for being a part of the Sacramento region. After a highly successful 2016 season of  growth of all our players skills and lacrosse IQ, the ACES are poised to take further steps to turn Sacramento into a hotbed of lacrosse. We know each player is different, and it is our mission to provide a fun, competitive and hardworking atmosphere that will connect and pull the best out of our players.

Scholarship 

Encore Lacrosse is extremely proud to announce the Frank Resetarits Scholarship Fund.  This fund has been created in Frank’s name, with the lead of his own coaching staff in Sacramento,  to support ACES Lacrosse players who exemplify the club’s standards of excellence on and off the field, as well as have a financial need to participate in club training and tournaments.  If you are interested in contributing to the fund, or applying for the merit and need-based scholarship, please send an email to info@EncoreLacrosse.com.

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Accomplishments

Testimonials

Dave White (Parent)

Being a part of the Sacramento Aces program for the past several years has been a wonderful experience for both of ours boys.  While being a part of the Sacramento Aces, our boys have learned combinations of skills, team building, competitiveness, along with many fundamentals to enhance their lacrosse IQ. Coach Frank and his staff have an exceptional knowledge of the game, which is truly like no other.

 

As a parent it is wonderful to see how much Coach Frank and his staff relate to the boys and strive to make practice challenging, yet fun every week.  It’s fun to see that translate onto the field during tournament play.  The attention to player development is top notch.  We are proud to be part of the Sacramento Aces family.

Chip Mahla (Parent)

My son, Trey, was one of the first members of the Aces when Encore introduced the team in Sacramento. We were excited that we could avoid the arduous ride to and from the Bay area for practice with one of two other travel team organizations Trey had played with prior to the Aces. The thought of practicing close to home was exhilarating—if the coaching staff was as good as those of the other organizations Trey played with, then we’d hit the jackpot.

 

To Trey’s and my delight, the Aces organization, from top to bottom, proved itself superior to any organization we experienced before. Every coach was not only knowledgeable about lacrosse, but demonstrated a passion for teaching the game to any player interested in learning, regardless of skill level. That Trey was passionate about the game only meant that his coaches were even more passionate about teaching him. Trey’s skills and, more importantly, his lax IQ, soared. Trey had found his travel team home.

Fast forward to 2016 and Trey was asked to play on the newly-formed Pinnacle Aces team that was going to travel to the East Coast to take on the best the East had to offer. Frank Resetarits had been telling Trey and his teammates that they belonged in the upper echelon of high school lacrosse; that the Aces could compete against anyone. Frank’s knowledge and skill as a lacrosse coach had always amazed Trey. Listening to Frank talk about how the Aces team was going east on a mission to bring back a championship infused Trey and his teammates with a confidence I had never seen before. By the time the team arrived in Boston, there was no question in any player’s mind that the Aces were going to stomp their east coast opponents. And stomp they did, closing out their 6-0 run to the championship trophy with a 10-2 thrashing of a talented but seriously overmatched New Hampshire team. The joy on the players’ faced was expected. What impressed me was the sheer joy on the faces of the Aces coaching staff—they were even more moved than the players! They take their jobs as mentors and life coaches very seriously, and the results are easy to see.

Trey leans on his lessons from the Aces coaching staff frequently, both on and off the field. The only thing Trey regrets about his time with the Aces is that that time will soon be over as a player. My regrets about that are tenfold more intense. I’ve watched my son play at the height of his abilities with some of the best lacrosse players in California thanks to the Aces and their wonderful coaches. I can’t thank Encore enough for the help it has given my son to grow as a player and as a young man.

Many thanks to all of the coaches who have touched Trey’s life: Ryan, Lorne, Steve, Jerem, John, Stephen, Greg, and most especially, Frank. You have all made a tremendous impact on Trey and me. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Rob Brown (Club President, Varsity Head Coach, Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club)

I am currently the President and head varsity coach for a Sacramento area lacrosse club.   I have been involved in the lacrosse community for 8 years.  In 2014, when the Sacramento Aces was a relatively new club, my son came to me and asked if he could play for them over the summer.  I was skeptical.  It seemed like a lot of money and I wasn’t convinced it was worth it.  Over the past few years, we have grown with the club.  The experiences my son has had playing for the Aces have been exceptional.  As we have gotten to know Frank, Ryan, Lorne and the other coaches, it is clear that they truly care about what is best for each individual player.   They strive to develop not only the physical skills and lacrosse IQ of a team, but more importantly, individual character and sportsmanship.  It is a rare thing to have a competitive club consistently balance the desire for success and winning with individual player development and experience.  

 

I have had several conversations with Director, Frank Resetarits.  He is always accessible to players and parents for questions about the program and the collegiate recruitment process.  His expertise, knowledge, and candor make him a treasured resource to the players and families in the program.   I strongly encourage all players from my club that desire to play beyond the spring to try out for the Sacramento Aces club.

 

As the sport of lacrosse continues to grow in Norther California and around the country, the Sacramento Aces will continue to be the premier competitive lacrosse club in the region and my family is proud to be a part of it.

Russ Hicks (Parent)

As a parent, you are always looking to help your children pursue their dreams and help them achieve success in life. Seldom do you run across an organization that has that same passion and is willing to partner with you to achieve those goals.  After working with the Aces program and their Director, Frank Resetarits, for a little more than 3 years, I can tell you that this operation is one of those companies. 

 

My son has played sports since he was 5 years old but decided during his Freshman year in High School, to pick up a Lacrosse stick and try to learn that sport. His High School coach recommended that he work with the Aces program over the summer to learn fundamentals and gain Lacrosse IQ.  As soon as Ryan started working with Frank and his team of very experienced and passionate Coaches, Ryan’s skill level increased dramatically. He continued to work with the program in the Fall (in between football and school work) and by the Spring of his Sophomore year, Ryan was promoted to the Varsity High School team.

 

Frank also moved Ryan up to the Elite Club team and allowed him to travel with the National Aces Pinnacle Team when they traveled back East and won the Boston Legacy Tournament.  All of this work, plus some excellent private Coaching by both Frank and Lorne Silverstein, improved Ryan’s Lacrosse acumen as well as his confidence with the sport.  He was also selected for some very strategic Showcases and Elite Prospect Days which led to follow up invitations for specific College visit invitations.  As Schools began to indicate their interest in Ryan, Frank would follow up with those Coaches and give them a realistic evaluation of Ryan from the perspective of someone who has competed at the highest level of the sport and is respected Nationally. All of this work and interaction resulted in more than a dozen Colleges recruiting my Son and more than half a dozen extending significant scholarship offers to come play for them when he graduates this year.  Talk about making a dream come true!

 

If your son, loves Lacrosse, and dreams of playing the sport at the next level, or you simply want to get him the training and education to be successful in the sport at his current level, you could do no better than to entrust the team at Aces with your player.  They will offer him the guidance and the coaching necessary to achieve his maximum potential, all the while establishing a broad network of friendships within the Northern California Community. They are a Parent’s Dream Come True!

Scott Matern (Parent)

We have been thrilled with our Sac ACES experience. The coaches are outstanding and we have been particularly impressed with Frank Resetarits, who not only has an incredible player resume, but is also extremely good with the kids of all ages – two skillsets that are often hard to find in one person! We’ve also found the ACES players and families to be a fun, supportive, and “low-drama” group and I think that comes from the tone that is set from the top down. My son has enjoyed playing with the best players from all around his high school league and the relationships he’s made with them have made many high school games a mini-reunion of his ACES friends. The opportunity to travel out of state to play (and win!) tournaments against top competition is just icing on the cake.

Quinn Chihocki (ACES Alumni Class of 2017, Sacred Heart University Class of 2021)

The ACES program made playing in college for me a reality. I had aspirations to play collegiately and the Aces coaching staff was able to fine tune my skills and prepare me for the next level both on the physical and ‘lax IQ’ aspects of the game. The time and effort each coach is willing to put into every player on each team is unmatched throughout Northern California. I am very excited to see the culture of the game we have created here grow more and more each year

Team Championships

ACES Playing In College