Coach Gardner's Bio

Tim Gardner comes from the Philadelphia area where he attended The Episcopal Academy, earning varsity letters in letters in lacrosse, football, wrestling, and track. In 1993, he graduated from Williams College, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in English, was a co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and played varsity football. He became a math teacher and an assistant lacrosse and football coach at several private schools in New England. In 1999, he earned his Master of Mathematics Education from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He joined the Xaverian faculty in the 1998-1999 school year and became involved in the lacrosse and football programs.

Gardner became the head lacrosse coach at Xaverian in the 2000 season and has steered Xaverian's lacrosse program to four Catholic Conference Championships, three Massachusetts Division 1 state final games, and a Division 1 State Championship in 2013. He has coached nine All-American selections and two Academic All-Americans. Coach Gardner was named the Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2013, the Coach of the Year in 2013, and has been named Catholic Conference Coach of the Year four times.


Coaching Staff

Varsity: Tim Gardner

Varsity Assistant:  Bob Buckley

Junior Varsity: Andrew O'Brien

Junior Varsity:  Joe MacKinnon

Freshman:  Garrett Bowers

Freshman:  Court Morse

Program Philosophy

Xaverian’s Lacrosse team strives to play the highest level of competition possible. The Hawks compete in the perennially tough Catholic Conference, and maintain a non-league schedule that puts them up against the best teams in the state.

Xaverian fields three lacrosse teams each year: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman. The Varsity team seeks to compete for league and state championships, while maintaining the highest level of sportsmanship and competitive spirit. The mission of the Junior Varsity and Freshman teams are to prepare prospective athletes to be effective varsity players.

2014 Roster

1Danny Grant2015A
2Stephen Walsh2014A
3Aric Scheid2014M
4Nick Shaw2016M
5Dan Sprague2014G
6Zach Bloom2014A
7Lukas Buckley2015A
8Sean Cleary2014M
9Sean Sperzel2017A
10Jake Cox2014A
11Andrew Backus2015D
12Will Mackey2014A
13Chris Ciolfi2014D
15Dan McCadden2015M
16Jack Toomey2016D
17Niko Sousa2016D
21Jack Wheeler2014M
22DJ Sperzel2014M
23Peter White2014D
25Mike Toomey2016G
26Joe Gaziano2015D
27John Blomquist2016D
28Sam Fire2015M
29Peter Thorbahn2016M
33Shayne Kaminski2014M
34Will McCarthy2015M

Lacrosse Schedule

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