FOUNDERS & DIRECTORS Bios
BOB AITKEN, FOUNDER
Bob Aitken founded Mesa Lacrosse in 2007. Bob is a member of both the Eastern Pennsylvania and Penn Charter Hall of Fame. He played locally at Penn Charter where he was a team captain and named All-American. He helped lead Penn Charter to three straight state titles. Coach Aitken played collegiately and was captain at William and Mary where he shares the all-time scoring record. He was selected to the North/South College All-Star Game in his senior year.
Travis Loving, founder
Travis Loving enters his 17th season as the defensive and goalie coach at The Haverford School. Coach Loving played goalie collegiately at Army for legendary Coach Jack Emmer. At West Point, he served as the team’s captain in 1996 and was a 3-time All-Patriot league selection. Coach Loving has coached 36 high school All-Americans, 10 Division I goalies, 11 Inter-Ac title teams, 5 Inter-Ac tournament title teams, 1 state championship team in 2005, and 2 undefeated national championship teams in 2011 and 2015.
JOHN NOSTRANT, FOUNDER
John Nostrant is the Athletic Director and Head Coach at The Haverford School. As a player, John was a 3-time All-American midfielder at Washington College and a 2-time All-Pro player for the Philadelphia Wings and the Baltimore Thunder. Coach Nostrant has served as the Head Coach of The Haverford School since 1991, winning more than 300 games. Coach Nostrant has coached 36 high school All-Americans, 13 Inter-Ac title teams, 4 Inter-Ac tournament title teams, 2 state championship teams (2000 and 2005), and 2 undefeated national championship teams in 2011 and 2015. He also served as an assistant coach for the USA U-19 world team which won the gold medal in 2008.
MARK PETRONE, FOUNDER
Mark Petrone enters his 16th season as the offensive coach at The Haverford School. Coach Petrone played collegiately at Gettysburg College and spent 4 seasons coaching at Franklin & Marshall College and Lynchburg College. In the high school ranks, he has coached 32 high school All-Americans, 11 Division I face-off men, 9 Inter-Ac title teams, 4 Inter-Ac tournament title teams, 1 state championship team in 2005, and 2 undefeated national championship teams in 2011 and 2015.
Aaron Lovenworth, director of operations (Boys)
Aaron Lovenworth was a 3 year starter at The Haverford School and team captain his senior year, 2-time All-State Defenseman and 2000 Pennsylvania State Champion. He played college lacrosse at Hobart College where he was a member of a top defensive unit and appeared in the Division I NCAA tournament. Coach Lovenworth served as an assistant coach for The Haverford School from 2007-2009 and is back on the sidelines this year. He is also currently the Head Coach of the Mesa 2020s.
mOLLY scudder, director of operations (Girls)
Molly graduated from The Agnes Irwin School in 2002 where she served as team captain and was First Team All-Main Line during her junior and senior years. Upon graduation, Coach Scudder attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she was recruited to play lacrosse. After graduation and living in Manhattan, she gave her time to CityLax, a charitable organization set out to expand and develop lacrosse throughout New York City's public schools. Coach Scudder currently serves as the Middle School Lacrosse and Soccer coach at The Agnes Irwin School.