Allentown, PA 18104


About Steam Elite:

Steam Elite was created by John Seitzinger in 2012 when he saw the opportunity to give local players a team to play for during their summers off from their respective college programs. At it’s core John wanted the team to be a way for the local players to stay in touch with one another and showcase how the already impressive talent of the Lehigh Valley continued to grow after they left the area. Over the past 4 years Steam Elite has made a name for itself by competing in two of the largest and most competitive summer lacrosse tournaments. War at the Shore held in Brick New Jersey and the Ocean City Lacrosse Classic held in Ocean City Maryland. Steam Elite has competed and won against the biggest names in lacrosse both collegiality and professionally and has been featured in Inside Lacrosse, Lacrosse Playground, and on Each summer we look to continue our success at these tournaments and showcase the talent of Lehigh Valley players and their respective college programs. The Elite team is currently an invite only team. Please email Lucas VanEmburg if you are interested in Steam Elite.

2015 Elite Tournaments:

War at the Shore: July 25th & 26th

Ocean City Maryland Classic: August 13th – 16th

2015 War at the Shore Champs!

Steam Elite went a perfect 7-0 at the 2015 War at the Shore tournament to bring home the championship for the 2nd time in 3 years. Steam faced Team Stang Gang in the finals with the majority of their players representing Stevenson Unversity, Cabrini College, Lynchburg, and Ohio State. Stang Gang came out to a very fast start and had Steam down 4-1 with 5 minutes remaining in the first half. However Evan Downey (Cabrini) started the comeback for the Steam offense who put in 7 more goals capitalized by a huge right handed time and room shot by Greg Farris (Boston University) with 2 minutes left in the game. The Steam defense shut it down holding Stang Gang scoreless for 30+ minutes for a final score of 9-4.

2015 Roster:


Alec Dambach – Chestnut Hill College

Cole Campbell – Cabrini College

Dylan Klusaritz – Chestnut Hill College

Kurt Kaunas – Lehigh University


Ben Walker – Lycoming College

Mark Winkelspecht – Chestnut Hill College

Josh Pope – Chestnut Hill College

Tate Klidonas – Hartford University

Evan Downey – Cabrini College

Reid Wesley – Bellarmine University

Greg Farris – Boston University

Jack Glemser – St. John’s University

Ryan Hildebrand – Chesnut Hill College

Chris Mertens – Chestnut Hill College

Long Stick Midfield:

Tom Carfagna – Chestnut Hill College

Mike Bender – University of Maryland

Kyle Lawlor – St. John’s Univeristy

TJ Bardsley – Siena University

Luke VanEmburg – Lycoming College


Ty Souders – Lehigh University

Joe Derkitz – Temple University

Dan Pierce – Hartford University

Chris Schaeffer – Chestnut Hill College

Mike Florenzo – Chestnut Hill College

Eric Schutta – Lycoming College


Dan Zenevitch – Hartford University

Tyler Sharesky – NYIT


Steam Elite: 2013 War at the Shore Champions

The Elite  faced Team KAGZ for the championship. The teams were evenly match with the majority of KAGZ representing UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, and Loyola it came down to the final 50 seconds of the game when Coach Kurt Kaunas (Lehigh) found the net to secure a 6-5 win.