Lakeridge Coaching Staff
Coach Sheinin has been involved with lacrosse in Oregon for over 40 years. His playing career covered 25 years, with the University of Oregon, the Portland Lacrosse Club and the Portland Chiefs. Coach Sheinin started the Lakeridge High School team in 1995 and this season will be his 17th year as head coach. Lakeridge lacrosse has been the most successful program in Oregon with more state championships, 8, and more wins than any other high school. In addition to coaching Lakeridge, Coach Sheinin serves on the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association board of directors and the state coaches' committee. In 2007, he was elected to the Oregon Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Coach Obiesie played college lacrosse at Queens College in New York and didn't start
playing lacrosse until his sophomore year in college - he was able to make
the team as a walk-on. Frank played short stick defensive middie and backup
goalie. He began his coaching career at Aloha high school (coached three
years there) and coached Starz and Rhino club teams. Coach Sheinin offered Frank a job at Lakeridge 3 years ago. Now Frank coaches offense, goalies and faceoff mids on varsity, head coach of JV and 7th/8th grade select team coach with Trevor. Also coached the U15 World Cup team this past summer (silver medal).
Coach Tesar graduated from Lakeridge H.S in 2003. He went on to play lacrosse at the University of Oregon. While at Oregon, he went to the national tournament all four years. Trevor's senior year, the team made it to the National Championship Game. Also as a senior, he was selected as a 1st Team All-America midfielder. In his free time, Trevor enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his fiancé.
Coach Schlesinger played high school lacrosse for Bishop Dagwell Hall (now Oregon Episcopal School / OES) 1968 through 1970. Position: Defense. Varsity. College lacrosse in California 1971 and 1972. Menlo College did not have Lacrosse so he played for Palo Alto Lacrosse Club in the bay area. The league was made up of both college and club teams ... Stanford, UC Berkley, UC Davis, plus other college teams and club teams ( San Francisco Lacrosse Club, Marin Lacrosse Club, East Bay Lacrosse Club and others). He moved back to Portland in 1976 where he started playing for the Portland Lacrosse Club (PLC). During this time period Paul, Curt Sheinin and others started the PNLA Tournament in Portland. This tournament for years was the signature tournament with teams from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Canada playing lacrosse during the three day event. Playing with Curt Sheinin, Kris Van Hatcher, Bill Lake, Mark Flood, Herb Hincks, Tim Goodspeed and others who are still connected with Northwest Lacrosse. He played for PLC till 1993; retiring after two knee injuries.
After retiring he was asked to help Kris Van Hatcher coach at Lewis and Clark College. A year later high school lacrosse reappeared in Portland and Oregon for the second time. At that time Curt Sheinin asked him to assist him in coaching at Lakeridge High School. Kris Van Hatcher started coaching at "OES"…. And the rest is history!
Coach Halvorsen was a member of the Lakeridge class of 2003. While at Lakeridge he was fortunate enough to have been part of two state championships in the 2001 and 2002 seasons under the coaching of Curt Sheinin and Ian Lamont. He also received All American honors in both the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Brannon went on to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame where he took part in the NCAA tournament in both 2006 and 2007.
Brannon has been coaching lacrosse for over 5 years now focusing mainly on the high school level along with the Lake Oswego 5th and 6th grade select teams. He is particularly excited to see some of his original 5th and 6th grade players start to play at the high school level this year.