Carolina National Lacrosse was founded in 2017 by Scott Olive and Mark Goldsmith. After achieving much success at a national level through the National Lacrosse Classic it was a unanimous hope of the players, parents, and coaches to represent Carolina at other high-level tournaments to compete with the best teams in the county.
Mark and Scott both grew up in Levittown, NY before moving to Carolina. Currently they coach and run separate lacrosse organizations in both North and South Carolina. It is their goal to unite both North and South Carolina by drawing the best players across both states. They believe in order to collect the best players they need to work conjointly with representatives from the other regions of Carolina to best represent the state, meaning our program looks to promote local organizations in all state regions. Carolina National looks to provide additional exposure and competition to the top players in the Carolina's. We do not intend to compete with local competition as we conduct thorough diligence in our best efforts in making sure our schedules do not align with other organizations.
In the early Spring of 2020 to 2022 James Chakey, was named Carolina National's Executive Director in its efforts to develop a more upscale exposure and competition style. James took the program to a whole new level with more strategic planning. Carolina National was now attending more competitive events with more exposure.
Moving forward the program is back in the hands of Scott Olive after James Chakey took to the coaching staff at Washington College. We wish James and the Shoremen the best. James will continue with Carolina National as an advisor and provide recruiting support.
We are constantly looking to build new relationships in many different ways. We look for support from our communities and in return we try our very best to provide a service to young student-athletes looking to achieve their highest goals.