Welcome to the online home of the nationally ranked Darien High School Blue Wave boys lacrosse team. Every season the team embarks on a mission striving to continue the tradition of excellence that is embedded within the program. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. This program has a habit of succeeding.
The Wave are led by Jeff Brameier who is in his 31st season as head coach. Under "Coach B", the program has a win/loss record of 506-129. The program has garnered national recognition with ten state titles including the six straight (1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014), thirteen FCIAC championships (1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014), five state runner-up trophies, and twenty-five consecutive trips to the state "Final Four" from 1987-2012.
Coach B is assisted by a very experienced and professional staff that includes Bobby Lutz and Chris Madalon on varsity, Dan Arestia on JV, and Charly Fish and Keith McGivney on freshman. The program is also lucky enough to have volunteers Mike Ryan & Gene Salvatore involved.
All-State Darien Players Honored by CT Coaches!
CT All-State Players Honored!
Coach Brameier surrounded by
Undefeated Blue Wave '14 Varsity All-State Players
by the CT High School Coaches' Association
awards ceremony, June '14
(left to right)
Kyle Gifford, Phil Huffard, Harry Gillespie, Brad McCarthy, Coach B
Will Hamernick, Andrew Pugliese and Kyle Cornell
(missing: Sam Meyjes, Peter Lindley & Ian Burgoyne)
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