Platinum Cup Team Spotlight: BBL Elite

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We are less than a month out from Platinum Cup weekend, which features top club programs in the country, and we couldn’t be more excited to host Building Block Lacrosse Elite. As evidenced by their footprint of alum competing at the next level, in addition to their commitment-laden 2018 roster, they will surely be a team to scout. With triple digit recruiters in attendance, there’s no doubt BBL will put on a performance that will have the college coaches talking. Learn more about this New Jersey-native program that fields both boys and girls teams.

Club Program:

BBL Elite 

Divisions/Age Groups:

  • Teams Attending ADRLN Platinum Cup: BBL Elite 2023, BBL Elite 2022, BBL Elite 2021, BBL Elite 2020, BBL Elite 2019, BBL Elite 2018
  • BBL Elite is comprised of 15 boys teams (2026-2018) & 21 girls teams (2026-2018)

Director/ Coaches: 

Directors: Tyler Meth & Tyler Russell

Coaches: Peter Fusari, Jeff Nunziato, Sal Tromonda (Morristown Beard) Dave Deriso (Seton Hall Prep), Gary Gadek (Seton Hall Prep), Barry Buchanan (West Morris Central), Matt Diglio (Verona), David Perez (Sparta), Ted Gilbreath (Newark Academy), Peter Zipf, Dave Carty (Moravian), PJ Shea (Hackettstown), Brian Ray (Gwynedd Mercy), Kevin Shupp (Tusculusm)


Social Media Handles (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook):

Facebook: Building Blocks Lacrosse

Twitter: @BBLelite

Instagram: @bblelite,, @bbglax

Where is your program based? What other cities are you in, if any?

The BBL Program is based out of Madison, New Jersey. Some of the top high school teams from which we draw players from include:  Bergen Catholic, Chatham, Delbarton, Deerfield, Glen Ridge, Madison, Montclair, Morristown Beard, Pingry,  Ridge, Rumson Fair Haven,  Sparta, Summit, Seton Hall Prep, West Morris Central, Westfield, West Essex.

What is your favorite club memory and why?

Winning the FLG in 3d Tournament Rising Senior Division with our BBL Elite 2015 team.

Any current committed players?


Tyler Lawton- Syracuse University

Jesse James West- Lehigh University

Stelios Kroudis- Villanova University

Russell Eberding- Army 

Joel Scerbo- High Point University

Garrett Klurman- Monmouth University

Ryan Ness- Lafayette College

Ryan Pedrani- Wagner College

Sam Pugliese- Jacksonville University

Drew Chilson- Saint Joseph’s University

Stephen Dwyer- Wagner College

Ronnie Hickman- Rutgers University

Chris Conti- Providence College

Cam Hollander- Bucknell University

Gabe Craven- Navy

Kyle Tietjen- Rutgers University

Any notable Alum that played/ play at the next level?

Trevor Baptiste- Denver University

Joe McHale- Providence College

Mark Christiano- Rutgers University

AJ Schmitz- Quinnipiac University

Roberto Locascio- Villanova University

Jack McKenna- College of the Holy Cross

Nick Clayton- Manhattan College

Tommy Heller- Gettysburg College

Mike McHale- Colby College

Will Demartin- Gettysburg College

Clay McColumn- Hamilton College

Matt Boyd- Vassar College

Cal Fullerton- Bowdoin College

Nick Carnovale- Stevens Tech

Pat Kennedy- Villanova University

Dom Branda- Wagner College

Charlie Keating- College of the Holy Cross

Chet Morgis- University of Hartford

Trevor Benedetto- Monmouth University

Thomas Zusi- Washington & Lee

Ryan Pruss- Williams College

Connor Fitch- Bowdoin College

Max Hall- Gettysburg College

Chris Crowley- Gettysburg College

Christian Atalese- Gettysburg College

Cole Franchi- Gettysburg College

Austin Chang- Swarthmore University

Jake Evangelista- Dickinson College

David Walker- Rutgers University

Will Burckley- Jacksonville University

Nick Cooper- Gettysburg College

Stephen Russo- Cleveland State University

Devon McIntyre- Manhattan College

David Metzger- Vassar College

Owen McCarthy- Hamilton College

Kyle Beyer- Army

Chris Hyde- Muhlenberg College

Ted Kapp- Washington College 

& Many More….

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