ABOUT THE TEAM
The boys lacrosse program at SCH Academy began in 2005. Since that time, it has developed into a highly competitive varsity program that competes in the Inter-Ac, which is arguably one of the top three lacrosse leagues in the country.
The Blue Devils are led by lacrosse icon coach Brian Dougherty who took over as head coach in 2018. “Doc” has an impressive lacrosse resume. He was a two-time All-American at the University of Maryland, including two-time goalie of the year and NCAA Tournament MVP. After college, “Doc” won two International gold medals with Team USA and played professionally for nine years with the Rochester Rattlers, Long Island Lizards, and Philadelphia Barrage, again taking home goalie-of-the-year honors three times. In the ultimate sign of respect, Dougherty was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012, and most recently, the inaugural class of the Professional Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2022. Coach Dougherty has coached at the NCAA level at University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Chestnut Hill College.
Assistant coach Blaze Riorden, arguably the best lacrosse player in the world, returns to coach the Blue Devil offense for his third season. Blaze is the three-time PLL goalie of the year, PLL MVP, Philadelphia Wings leading scorer, and was just recently announced as Team USA goalie.
Assistant coach Ken McEwan has been passionate about coaching lacrosse at SCH Academy since 2018. He played at Cortland State and was a high scorer for the Red Dragons two years running before being voted 1st Team All-American. Prior to joining the staff at SCH Academy Ken coached at Chestnut Hill College, Farmingdale State College, and Ithaca College.
Assistant coach Jay Pearcy has been with the SCH program for 12 years and was a standout player at Conestoga High School. Coach Pearcy works with the face-off group. Prior to coaching at SCH, Jay won four championships as a head coach with two different teams in the Philadelphia Tri-County League.
Former SCH players have competed at the University of Maryland, Bryant, Jacksonville, Penn State, St. Joe’s, Lafayette, Mercer, Richmond, Ursinus, Franklin & Marshall, Hampden-Sydney, Providence, Georgetown, Gettysburg, Wagner, and Bucknell.