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True Academy - Clinic Series

True Academy is a program catered to players from the suburbs of Chicago who want the opportunity to train at the highest level. All players will have the opportunity to work with Division 1 All-Americans, current college coaches, and current professional players.  Each respective clinic series will cater to different areas including, but not limited to:  Dundee, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Rockford, Hamsphire, Woodstock, and McHenry.

This program is FREE to current 2019-20 registered True Lacrosse players.

Northwest Suburbs Academy Clinic Series

session 1

November 19, 26
December 3, 10 & 17


Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Boys 2020 to 2030
Cost: $215 *

Mac Sports Center
1310 Ridgefield Rd, Crystal Lake, IL

* Free to current True players

session 2

January 7, 14, 21 & 28
February 4, 11, 18 & 25


Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Boys 2020 to 2030
Cost: $300 *

Mac Sports Center
1310 Ridgefield Rd, Crystal Lake, IL

* Free to current True players

Combo - session 1 & 2

November 19, 26
December 3, 10 & 17
January 7, 14, 21 & 28
February 4, 11, 18 & 25


Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Boys 2020 to 2030
Cost: $500 *

Mac Sports Center
1310 Ridgefield Rd, Crystal Lake, IL

* Free to current True players


Devin Cruz

  • Director, True IL State Teams
  • Puerto Rican National Team Member
  • Member of 2018-19 Charlotte Hounds
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Member of the 2017 Ohio Machine 
  • 2016 NCAA D2 Caused Turnover Leader
  • 2016 USILA D2 2nd Team All American LSM
  • 2016 USILA D1/D2 All-Star
  • 2015 USILA D2 3rd Team All American LSM
  • 2015 Conference Carolina's DPOY
  • 4 Time All Conference Carolina's LSM
  • 2 Time Captain at Belmont Abbey
  • All-Time Ground Ball Leader at Belmont Abbey

Jake Deane

  • 2013 Rochester Rattlers
  • 2011 & 2012 Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • 2012 MLL Champion with the Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Collected over 200 Groundballs and scored more than 30 points in his MLL career
  • 2010 Member of Toronto Nationals
  • 2006 - '09 Member of Chicago Machine
  • Led the Chicago Machine in groundballs from 2006-2009
  • 2006 All New England First Team
  •  Named to 2006 NCAA All Tournament Team
  • All American at UMass
  • Captain of the UMass National runners-up
  • Holds single season ground ball record at UMass

Matt Isele

  • Played high school lacrosse at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Oh 
  • D2 State champions 2010
  • D1 State Runners-up 2012, 2013
  • Midwest Champions 2012
  • Named first team All-Midwest and first team All-Conference as a senior in 2013
  • Played college lacrosse at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH 
  • 2X NCAA tournament appearances 2014, 2015
  • 2x OAC Conference Champions 2014, 2015
  • 2x All Conference Selection 2014 HM, 2015 first team  
  • Coached for the True Ohio program for two years 2017, 2018
  • Played Club lacrosse for Titanium 2010-2013

Will Nowesnick

Will is a Lake Forest native and attended Loyola Academy, graduating in 2014.  Will won two State Championships ('12 & '13) and was an IHSLA All-American his senior year ('14).  

Will continued his career to play at Salisbury University.  A four year starter, Will won two National Championships ('16 & '17) and was a runner-up in the 2018 National Championship.  Will also collected three years worth of All-American Honors (2x 1st Team, '17 & '18) and 2nd Team in 2016. Will was also a team captain in 2018.

Will is excited to be working back where he first started lacrosse and is thrilled to join the staff of True Lacrosse.