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Our Leaders

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Michael Mabry

Michael Mabry

  President

Michael Mabry has committed his professional life to the service of others. Since graduating from Christopher Newport University in 2016, he has dedicated himself to the craft of player and personal development. In May of 2021, Michael partnered with Volition Partners LLC to bring the academy to life. Coach Mabry brings a contagious enthusiasm and a clear vision on how to positively impact the youth sports community and beyond. 

Mabry has spent time studying all areas that impact performance and wellness. First in the area of physical training where he became a certified EXOS Performance Specialist.  Then by becoming a Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. To better serve his athletes through mental skills he became a Mental Performance Mastery Coach under Brian Cain. Mabry also became a certified Sources of Strength Trainer where he educated school psychologists, counselors, teachers and students on how to live a more wellness and strength based lifestyle. Throughout this process he created a comprehensive approach to development that is now impacting student athletes across the country. 

Coach Mabry, also known as Coach Mabes can be found working with teams and students in the DMV area and across the country. The clarity of purpose is greater than ever for Coach Mabes and the academy as they support sports communities across the country through their virtual and in person programs. 

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Casey O'Neill

Vice President

Coach Casey O'Neill has served as Vice President and Executive Director of Mabry Academy since the fall of 2021. He has coached lacrosse for over 23 years and was the Head Coach at Gonzaga College High School for 14 years. His head coaching resume includes an overall head coaching record of 211-54, Nine WCAC championship titles, four-time WCAC Coach of the Year, Washington Post All Met and US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Coach of the Year, 15 All Americans, Five Washington Post #1 team rankings and Nine National top 25 team rankings (four-time top 3 nationally). He has helped guide over 120 players to play collegiately and over 15 of his players have gone on to become college captains.

Coach O'Neill also spent 14 years as an Assistant Athletic Director serving 17 different sports, coaches and thousands of student athletes. He has worked with various youth and high school sports clubs and programs along with multiple charity organizations. He played three sports in high school (football, basketball, lacrosse at Gonzaga) and played division one lacrosse at Lehigh University winning a 1999 Patriot League Title and was awarded the team's "Coach's Award" in 2000.

 

Casey and his wife Erica have three children and live in Silver Spring, MD. Coach O'Neill is a true believer and servant of the Mabry Academy. Since aligning and building the vision, mission and principles of the Academy with Michael Mabry, the Academy is becoming THE model for player, team and coach development. His roles include 1v1 development, seasonal group training, college roadmap, team and coaching guidance, overseeing staff growth and accountability. Casey is also a Mental Performance Mastery Coach.

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Lyndsey Munoz

Director of Girls Program

Lyndsey Muñoz brings a diverse background of experiences to the Mabry Academy. Previous to her full-time position with Mabry Academy, she served collegiate student-athletes as the Defensive Coordinator for George Mason for three years, worked as a consultant with Johns Hopkins University, and volunteered at Ohio State. A standout goaltender at Stanford from 2011-14, she led the Cardinal to three NCAA appearances in her four seasons, including the program's first-ever tournament win over Notre Dame in 2013. After a break from playing, Muñoz returned to the field in the 2022 World Cup playing for the Spanish National Team. She ended the tournament ranked third in save percentage and first in total saves and ground balls. Now, she is the team’s head coach alongside her role with Mabry Academy.

 

Off the field, Muñoz is an advocate for mental health in sports and sharing coaching knowledge, appearing in Lacrosse Magazine and podcasts for Inside Lacrosse, Lax Goalie Rat, and Lacrosse All Stars. She has also spoken at the US Lacrosse Western Regional Conference and WomensLaxDrills.com. Since 2017, Muñoz has continued to run LM Lax Training, utilizing her certifications listed below.

 

Certifications:

  • Nutritional Coaching Institute Level 1

  • Strength and Conditioning (CSCS & NASM CPT)

  • Pain-Free Performance Specialist

  • Universal Speed Rating Coach

  • Spellman Performance Speed Pillars

  • Mental Performance Mastery

  • Mindfulness for Student-Athletes

  • Precision Nutrition Sleep, Stress & Recovery Coach

 

Experience:

  • Four years of Division 1 collegiate coaching 

  • Previous head coach for the Westlake High School (CA) varsity program earning league coach of the year in 2019.

  • Led the LA Women's Developmental National Team as Co-Head Coach

  • Coached for seven different club organizations across Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and California

  • 2014-2016 Program Director of Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation (WINNERS Lacrosse)

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Alec Wortman

Director of Mental Performance

Alec is a Mental Strength and Wellness coach with a Master's in Sport and Performance Psychology. He is currently pursuing CMPC certification with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and has been a member of the Mabry Academy Leadership Team since 2022. His primary role is to implement and oversee mental performance programs for individual athletes, coaches, teams, and school departments.

 

A former NCAA Division 1 Pole Vaulter for the Men's Track and Field Team at the University of Maine, Alec served as a team captain during his senior indoor and outdoor seasons. During his athletic tenure at UMaine, he placed 5th in the pole vault at the America East Conference Championship, ranked 3rd all-time in the pole vault at UMaine, and was a 4-time NCAA Scholar Athlete Award Recipient. Alec began developing his sport psychology passion and expertise during his years competing at Maine and later moved to California in 2019 to complete his postgraduate education while training athletes in San Francisco and San Diego.

 

In his first year with Mabry Academy, Alec has designed and delivered comprehensive mental performance initiatives for nationally ranked high school lacrosse programs as well as players and teams at the NCAA and International levels such as George Mason University and the Israel Men's National Lacrosse Team. Alec's knowledge of mental strength training and personal mentorship demonstrates a wide scope of impact that transcends on-field performance. He has helped students with achieving their academic potential, players transitioning to new schools and teams, coaches looking to change the culture of their program, and soldiers overseas seeking greater resilience. With over 10 years of experience coaching and counseling young men and women, Alec strives to lead and empower performers with mental strength training that cultivates highly impactful humanistic growth in all facets of life.

Education:

  • Master's in Sport and Performance Psychology

  • Currently in the process of receiving CMPC certification with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Experience:

  • Provided mental performance coaching to the Israel Men’s National Team

  • Designed and delivered a resiliency training program to underprivileged/low SES elementary students that showed a 62% improvement of self-management, emotional wellbeing, and self-regulation

  • NCAA Division 1 Pole Vaulter from 2014-2018 for the Men's Track and Field Team at the University of Maine where he served as a team captain

  • Alec has accrued over 10 years of experience coaching and counseling young men and women and has narrowed his scope of practice specifically to the holistic development of youth populations within sport and life.

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