Thomas P. Carr
Delaware Valley Regional High School 1968
East Stroudsburg State College 1972
Tom Carr graduated from Delaware Valley Regional High School in 1968 where he was captain of both the football and wrestling teams. Tom’s 37 year teaching and coaching career at Hunterdon Central Regional High School began after graduating from East Stroudsburg State College in 1972.
Tom was a superb and innovative teacher. His dedication to the school and community reached far beyond the classroom as he worked diligently with the youth wrestling and football programs, as well as many championship teams at the high school level. His enthusiastic, compassionate style of teaching in the classroom and on the field has earned him recognition as the 2000 New Jersey Lacrosse Official of the Year, member of the Class of 2008 New Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame, recipient of the 2009 Teen Prevention Education Program Legacy Award, and the 2008-2009 Hunterdon Central Regional High School Teacher of the Year.
Tom has been involved as an assistant coach or an official every year since his first coaching assignment in 1972. Twenty-four state championships later, Tom has officiated nine lacrosse state championships, two lacrosse college conference championships, coached six individual wrestling state champions, four wrestling state championship teams, and five football state championship teams, in which he was the defensive coordinator for three of them. However, the highlight of his career occurred between the fall of 1998 and the winter of 2000 when he coached his son Michael in back-to-back football state championships (1998 and 1999), officiated the New Jersey high school state final game in lacrosse (1999), and coached Michael as he won the individual New Jersey state wrestling championship at 215 pounds (2000).
Tom has served the NJILOA as a board member, cadet instructor, president and rule interpreter. Tom has been a Final Four official at both the NCAA Division III college conference level and New Jersey High School State Championship level. He has been recognized numerous times for his contributions as an official by the NJILOA, NJSIAA, NFHS, and the NJLCA.
Tom has been a role model for students, athletes, and his three children—Beth Ann, Veronica, and Michael. Tom’s greatest satisfaction as an educator comes from the fact that all three children have chosen teaching and coaching as careers, accumulating their own list of championships in cheerleading, gymnastics, wrestling, and football. Sharing this journey with his wife of 39 years, Josephine, has truly been an example of dreams coming true.
Mendham High School 1995
Hofstra University 1999
A 1995 graduate of Mendham High School, Joe Ghedina was selected as an All-American, named first-team All Division, and was named first team All-State in 1995. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help Mendham to the 1994 State Championship.
Joe played one season at Rutgers University before transferring to Hofstra, where he was named America East Conference second team in 1998 and first team in 1999. In 1998 he was ranked 7th in the nation in faceoff percentage, and led the nation in 1999.
He went on to play professionally first in the WLA , playing for the Okanagan Thunder, where he was chosen as the 2000 team Rookie of the Year. He was drafted to play in the indoor National Lacrosse League for the New York Saints from 2000-2003; and then with the Anaheim Storm in 2004; and the New York Titans in 2007. At the time of his retirement, he was ranked #7 in career face-off wins (769) in the NLL. Joe also played professionally in Major League Lacrosse (outdoors) for the Long Island Lizards in 2001-02, winning the MLL Championship in 2001 and earning the MLL Sobe Iron Lizard award in 2001; and for New Jersey Pride from 2003-06.
Joe served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Mendham, from 2000-04 and again in 2008-09. He and his wife, Kara, have two daughters, Reagan and Larissa; his parents, Jules and Lorraine, and sister and brother-in-law Chris and Mike Driscoll, remain dedicated lacrosse fans.
Johnson Regional High School 1990
Kean University 1995
Nick Medvedich left his mark on the men’s lacrosse program at Kean University in producing one of the most prolific careers in school history. He anchored a program that was 46-12 during his time in a Cougar uniform. Nick was a stalwart on teams that captured the 1993 Knickerbocker Conference championship and advanced to the championship game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament three times, including winning the 1995 ECAC Championship.
A four-time Knickerbocker Conference all-star, Nick was named Kean’s Most Valuable Player and New Jersey Lacrosse Player of the Year for both the 1993 and 1995 seasons. He served as team captain in 1994 and 1995, and garnered All-New Jersey Spring Sports Association honors in 1994. Nick is one of only five players in program history to be selected to the prestigious North-South All-Star game (1995). In his senior season, he was awarded the D’Angola Award, presented annually to Kean University’s outstanding male and female athlete, symbolizing athletic excellence and sportsmanship.
In 1993, Nick led the Cougars to the Knickerbocker title with a school-record 14 wins and set the program record in single-season goals and points. That year, he set a then-school record with 71 goals and 119 points. Those numbers currently place him fifth on the single-season list for goals, and tied for fourth in points. In addition to sitting third in all-time assists in a single game (9, versus SUNY-Maritime on April 1, 1995), he sits 4th and 5th, respectively, on the all-time season assists chart with 48 (1993) and 45 (1994). He concluded his career as the program’s all-time leader in goals, assists and points; he currently ranks first in career points (392) and second in both career goals (217) and career assists (175).
Nick earned a Bachelors of Science degree in management science from Kean in 1995. He was inducted into the Kean University Hall of Fame in 2004, and has served as an assistant coach at Johnson Regional High School for 7 seasons, where he played scholastically.
He and his wife, Jessica, reside in Westfield, N.J. with their children, Jenna and Luke.
Nancy Warren O’Neill
Collingswood High School 1985
Trenton State College 1989
A 1985 graduate of Collingswood High School, Nancy Warren O’Neill was a three-sport athlete, winning 10 varsity letters during her career. She was a Group 2 All-State selection in field hockey and basketball, and was named All-South Jersey in lacrosse. She is a member of the Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
At Trenton State College, Nancy competed in field hockey and lacrosse. During her career, the Lions were 63-8-1 and competed in four NCAA Division III title games, earning championships in 1987 (the college’s first) and in 1988. She was also an All-America selection in 1988 and 1989. As part of the field hockey squad, she helped the Lions to two NCAA Division III national championships and was a 1989 All-America selection. Nancy was later named the Division III Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the 1980s.
Nancy currently is a physical education teacher and serves as the head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Collingswood High School. She has also been coaching the women’s club team at Rutgers University, Camden since 2000. In 2010, she guided the Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors in their first NCAA varsity season to a 3-7 record and the squads first-ever win, a 9-8 overtime decision versus Immaculata College.
Nancy and her husband have five daughters, Ellie (16), Meghan (13), Molly (13), Bobbi (10), and LuLu (9).
Beth Watov Serughetti
West Windsor Plainsboro 1992
Trenton State College (TCNJ) 1996
Beth Watov Serughetti began her career at West Windsor Plainsboro South High School, where she was a three-sport varsity athlete in lacrosse, field hockey, and basketball and served as captain of all three squads. She was named lacrosse All-Area in 1991 and 1992 by the Trenton Times. She was later named Trenton Times All-Decade Second Team for the 1990s. As a field hockey player, she was a member of the WWPHS Mercer County championship squad in 1990 and CVC championship squad in 1990 and 1991.
A 1996 graduate of Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey), the Lions were four-time NCAA Division III national champions from 1993 to 1996. Beth was named to the Division III All-Tournament Team in 1995 and 1996, and served as captain of the 1996 squad.
Beth began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Moorestown High School, where she stayed for 5 years (1997-2001), helping the squad to state championships in 2000 and 2001. She was named the head coach of the West Windsor Plainsboro North HS squad at the program’s inception in 2002. She coached has WWPN to the CVC Championships in 2004 and 2006, and was named the league Coach of the Year in 2004.
She has been a member of the field hockey and lacrosse officials associations for 10 years. Beth has served as the Girls’ High School Representative to the New Jersey South Chapter of US Lacrosse since 2007.
Beth currently resides in West Windsor, NJ with her husband David and son Shane. Her husband, the former head boy’s lacrosse coach at West Windsor Plainsboro North High School, guided his team to the state championship final in 2010 and Shane, now 5 ½, is also a lacrosse lover. Her parents, Ken and Faith Watov, are long-time residents of West Windsor and remain avid supporters of WW-P lacrosse by continuing to attend all of the games.
Madison High School 1976
West Chester State College 1981
Mark Sweeney played at Madison High School when it was a club team, graduating in 1976. He went on to play collegiately at County College of Morris for one year, and then transferred to West Chester University for his final three years.
Mark’s coaching career includes two years as an assistant at Henderson High School (PA), two years as an assistant at Boonton High School, three years as an assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison, and three years as an assistant at The Pingry School.
Mark founded the Madison Junior Lacrosse Club in 1992 and ran it for four years; to date the club now has more than 300 players at different levels. He has been the head coach at Madison High School since 2001, garnering an all-time record of 155-45 in 10 seasons. Mark was named Kimber Division coach of the year in both 2001 and 2003; was the Waterman Division Coach of the Year in 2004, the Daily Record Coach of Year 2004, and the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2004. He was also named the Fitch Division Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010 and was the Star-Ledger Coach of the Year in 2007. In 2006, he was presented the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association’s Len Roland Sportsmanship Award.
He has guided the Dodgers to five league championships in three divisions in his 10 years, including the Kimber C Division in 2001 and 2003; Waterman B Division in 2005; Rizk B Division in 2006; and Fitch A Division in 2007. His 2007 squad enjoyed a record of 20-2 and was a finalist at the Morris County Tournament and Group 1 Tournament. The 2010 Team was 17-5, and also a finalist at MCT and Group 1. He has coached nine All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans.
Mark has been the head coach of Team New Jersey since 2008 at the Adidas National Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Games. In 2006 he was elected to the executive board of directors of the New Jersey North Chapter of US Lacrosse, and has been the chairperson of the NJ Jamboree and the Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Games since that time.
He currently resides in Madison with his wife, Sue, and daughters, Susie and Shannon.
La Lumiere School (Indiana) 1983
Johns Hopkins University 1987
Mike Webster grew up in Pennsylvania and Maryland and moved to Indiana to attend high school at La Lumiere School which had no lacrosse team. He was recruited to play football at Johns Hopkins and made the lacrosse team as a walk-on.
At Hopkins, he was a member of two NCAA Division I championship squads in 1985 and 1987. He played professional lacrosse for one season with the New Jersey Arrows in 1988. He went on to play club lacrosse for the New Jersey Lacrosse Club, Bud Light Lacrosse Club, and Princeton Lacrosse Club from 1989-94 and was named to the National Club Lacrosse North/South Game in 1991.
Mike began his career as head coach at The Pingry School in 1989, and enters his 23rd season with a career record of 221-164. His teams were Waterman Division Champions in 2000 and 2006; Somerset County Champions in 2003, 2004, and 2006; State Prep-A Champions in 1993; and Non-Public Group B State Champions in 2006. He was named Coach of the Year by the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association in 1992 and 2006; by the National Federation Coaches Association in 1999; by the Daily Record in 1992; by the Courier News in 2004 and 2009; and the Star-Ledger in 2006;.
He received the Len Roland Sportsmanship Award from the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association in 1992, 1997, and 2004, and the Service Dedication and Promotion Award in 1994. In 2007, he was inducted into the New Jersey State Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was a clinic speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention in 2002, and served as president of the NJILCA from 1994-2000.
He is married to Mandy Webster and together they have three children: Maisy, Michael Jr., and Maeve.
Jeremy Becket Wolff
The Lawrenceville School 1993
Princeton University 1997
At The Lawrenceville School, Becket was a two-time all-state honoree as an attackman, helping his team capture Prep A-State titles in 1991 and 1992 and serving as team captain in 1993. He earned the Marshall H. Chambers Trophy as the team’s Most Valuable Player in his senior year. He was also an all-state soccer player, and ranked in the U.S. top 20 for squash.
Becket played collegiately at Princeton University, where he was converted to a defenseman during his freshman year. The Tigers captured 3 Ivy League titles from 1995 to 1997 and three NCAA Division I championships in 1994, 1996, and 1997. He served as a team captain in 1997, helping guide the Tigers to the squad’s first undefeated season since 1935. In 1996 and 1997, he was named first team All-Ivy League (unanimous in 1997), and was a second team All-America selection in 1996 and 1997. Becket also was named to the 1996 and 1997 NCAA Division I All-Tournament teams and was selected to compete in the USILA North/South All-Star Game in 1997. He was awarded Princeton’s Howard Trophy in 1997, as the team’s most improved player over his Princeton career.
After college, Becket played for four years with the New York Athletic Club lacrosse team, which won the North American Club Championship in 1999.
Becket currently lives in Chicago, where he runs Fundamental Credit for Citadel, a multi-strategy hedge fund. He is married with two sons, Turner (4) and Miles (2), who he is introducing to lacrosse as quickly as time permits.