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Luke Phipps was born and raised in Street, Maryland to Susan and Joe Phipps along with his two older siblings, Holly and Ben. He started playing baseball and basketball at a very early age and finally picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time when he was 8 years old. He attended John Carroll High School, where he put his athletic focus solely on lacrosse. He played three seasons on Varsity, earning Team Captain his senior season and both All-MIAA and All-County honors his Junior and Senior seasons. His first year of college was spent playing at Jacksonville University in their inaugural Division 1 season. He then transferred to Essex Community College, where he was Team Captain, 1st Team All-American and Regional Offensive Player of the Year. Luke finished his college career at Salisbury University, learning and playing under Hall of Fame coach, Jim Berkman. During his senior season he earned All-American and All-Academic Honors. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications and a Minor in Coaching, Luke quickly transitioned from player to coach. He moved to Austin, Texas for a year and a half where he coached for Westlake High School and Iron Horse Club. In June, Luke moved to Huntington Beach, California, where he now resides.
Coach Cannone grew up in Long Island, NY were he attended Bethpage High School. While at Bethpage, Coach Cannone was a two-sport athlete (lacrosse & golf). He continued playing lacrosse at Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD). During his four years with the Seagulls Coach Cannone won two National Championships (2011 & 2012), was a 4-time USILA All-American selection, and currently sits second all-time in career points and third in career assists. In 2012, Cannone captained the Seagulls and lead the team in scoring with 130 points, which earned him Attackman of the Year in 2012. Upon graduation from Salisbury University, Cannone was draft by the Long Island Lizards. Cannone continued to stay involved with in the game and started his coaching career back at his Alma Mater, were he served as the Offensive Coordinator from 2013-2015. In 2015, Cannone moved to California were he helped play a pivotal role in the creation of the Santa Monica Dragons and coached Varsity lacrosse at Harvard-West Lake High School. After two years in LA, Cannone took over the Varsity Lacrosse program at Beckman High School (Tustin/Irvine, CA) where he went 26-10 in his two seasons. This spring Coach Cannone joins the Varsity staff at Mater Dei were he will play a crucial role with the offense along side fellow Salisbury Alumni Luke Phipps.