SC Sharks Lacrosse runs tournament teams in the summer and clinics throughout the year. 

Come out and experience SC Sharks

The purpose of SC Sharks is to develop youth and high school tournament teams to compete at the highest level. The goal is to establish each athlete into a high profile lacrosse player, teammate and citizen. 

As a former captain for a Division I College Lacrosse program, Coach Brendan Finnerty understands the dynamics of team collaboration and how to motivate players to take their game to the next level.  His knowledge and experience of the sport will give players the opportunity to improve their lacrosse skills and ultimately give them the ability to compete at the high school and collegiate level. 

Program Director: Brendan Finnerty

Brendan Finnerty ‘Finn’ received his Bachelors Degree in Business Accounting from Fairfield University. He brings with him a collegiate Division I Lacrosse experience. During his years at Fairfield University, Coach Finn was a 2008 team captain and appeared in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.  Coach Finn was also honored as a two-time HS All- American Lacrosse player from his hometown in Long Island, NY. Currently, Coach Finn is the head varsity coach at San Clemente High School and is excited to start the youth program in San Clemente.  Coach Finn presents his favored motto going into the summer tournaments:

“Instead of wanting to win, expect to win. There’s a lifetime between wanting something and expecting something. When you expect something, it means you’ve prepared, done the work, and EXPECT TO WIN!!!!” - Red McCombs

Programs Defensive Coordinator: Joel Schmit-Kallas 

Coach Joel grew up in Palo Alto, CA where he started playing lacrosse in 8th grade for the Palo Alto Tomahawks Club Program.  His senior season, his team won the California Club State Championship beating Foothill High School of Orange County.  After High School, he attended Chapman University where he was a starting long-stick midfielder for all four years.  His freshman season, Chapman made the National Tournament (MCLA 1) for the first time in the programs history.  His Junior and Senior seasons, he was named a Team Captain; and was an All-League selection as well as Defensive MVP his Senior season.  After College, Coach Joel traveled to Berlin and Prague with Team California and competed in the Berlin Open and the Prague Cup respectively before he came back and started coaching in the Orange County area.  From 2006 to 2009, he was hired as the Junior Varsity head coach at Tesoro High School, and then in 2010 & 2011 was the Varsity Defensive Coordinator.  The last two seasons, 2012 & 2013, he led the Capistrano Valley Cougars as the Varsity Head Coach.  In his coach period, he has also served as a Head Coach for many youth teams and various elite programs in the Orange County area, and continues to want to see the sport of lacrosse grow.