Hoffmeister played college lacrosse at Hartwick College and over the course of a 10 year professional career he won championships in Prague (Aleš Herbesky Memorial) and Adelaide, Australia with the Glenelg Lacrosse Club. Now on the Rockhoppers, he'll be playing closer to home and there are several familiar and local faces on the team. The head
coach is Wrentham's Jack Piatelli and King Philip Athletic Director Steve Schairer serves as an assistant coach. "King Philip Lacrosse did not exist when I was a kid," he says. "It wasn't until my brother was old enough to play that my mother, Jack and Steve started up the program where I would volunteer coach after practices and on school breaks"
The relationship between Piatelli and Hoffmeister is one that spans 18 years. He's played with him, coached with him, and even worked with him professionally. "Being coached by Jack will be a great experience," he says.
He's known Schairer just as long, but this will be the first chance to play for him. "I have never had the privilege of being coached by Steve and am really looking forward to it," Hoffmeister says. "Steve is a well known lacrosse coach and player in New England and I am excited to be part of his next coaching chapter."
The Rockhoppers season started this past Saturday in the Bluegrass state against the Kentucky Stickhorses with a 10-9 win. The team will have its home opener on January 12th versus the Baltimore Bombers. The fourth team in the league is the Rhode Island Kingfish. Rockhoppers play a 12 game schedule. The team's home games are at the New England Sports Center, 121 Donald Lynch Blvd, Marlborough. The North American League is setup to be a family friendly league that focuses on the quality of the sport and features elite local players. Tickets are available now for all home games. To learn more visit the team web site www.bostonrockhoppers.com.