What is the FCL Athlete Program?
Deemer Class | Founder of First Class Lacrosse
This is an all-access program. We have worked hard over the past 6 years to develop a well rounded offering. This program combines mentorship, film review, and guidance around events, recruiting, training and more. We’ve found with increasing obligations, events, and more, emphasis on training has suffered and navigating the landscape of development and training is increasingly hard.
We are here to help guide your son, daughter and parents along the way alongside the training. Players who have committed to more consistency with programming have benefitted not just on the field, but also in our player-coach relationships. This is a step towards more consistency and abilities for players and families to lean on FCL along the way as a voice you can trust.
In 2022 alone, FCL Athletes have committed to the following schools: UNC (2), Michigan, Harvard, Towson, Gettysburg, Colorado, Villanova, Brown, Air Force, Lehigh and Georgetown.
Where Current and Former Players Are Now
Born in Baltimore, Deemer has played in the highest levels of the game – professionally, Division 1, and the most elite high school conference in the country. Deemer is widely regarded as one of the best outside shooters in lacrosse, and has developed a reputation for coaching offensive techniques from shooting, dodging and re-dodging, stick work, IQ and offensive sets. Coach Class attended Loyola Blakefield, where he helped lead Loyola to a MIAA championship game appearance and was a 2x USL All American and Under Armour all American. Coach went on to become the Women’s Offensive Coordinator at the University of Southern California, a D1 program. In his 3 seasons, Coach Class was a part of 1 Pac 12 Championship team, ranked as high as #7 in the country, and coach of 2 Pac 12 Midfielders of the Year. Class has run training in over 35 states and for many elite schools & programs. In 2021, Coach Class started the Best In Class recruiting and training event, quickly becoming one of the most coveted events in the space in both the men's and women's game.
Matt Dunn graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016 and is currently a Professional Lacrosse Player in both the Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) for the Whipsnakes LC and formerly National Lacrosse League (“NLL”) for the Georgia Swarm. At the University of Maryland, Matt played on the Men’s Lacrosse Team for four years where he served as a two-time captain, won a Big Ten Conference championship, and received All-American honors.Upon graduation, he was drafted 7th overall in Major League Lacrosse for the Rattlers where he won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2018. In 2019, he transitioned leagues to the Premier Lacrosse League where he has won back to back PLL Championships and was ranked #7 on the Top 50 PLL Players List in 2020. In 2020, Matt was voted DPOY of the PLL. Most recently, Matt won Gold for Team USA in the 2023 World Games.
Christian Cuccinello is a professional lacrosse player, playing in the new Premier Lacrosse League in the summer of 2019. Previously, Christian was drafted into the MLL, where he played with the Atlanta Blaze in 2018, and was one of the three finalists for the MLL Rookie of the Year Award. Prior to his professional career, Christian was a 4 year starter, captain, and All American at Villanova University. In addition to finishing 5th in Villanova’s all time scoring, he was also named a Scholar All American in 2018, and was a Tewaarton Award semi-finalist for NCAA Player of Year in 2018.
Dempsey Arsenault (Boston College ’19) is a member of Team USA and recently won a gold medal at the 2022 World Championships. She also plays professional lacrosse in the summer for Athletes Unlimited. While at Boston College, Dempsey was a two-time All-American and competed in three National Championships during her four years. She was the 2019 Division I Midfielder of the Year and the 2019 Boston College Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. After graduating, Dempsey won the Women's Professional Lacrosse Championship with Team Brave and was named the MVP. While in High School she was a three sport varsity athlete.
An Exclusive Mentorship
This program is designed for a minimum of a 1 year commitment. Currently, capacity is very near full. Please feel free to apply and we’ll contact you with our options.