Rogue was founded by Joshua Porcell (UMBC 07’) and is operated by Josh and teammates Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury 07’) teammates at Essex CC (Essex 05’), and Terry Kimener (UMBC 08’) teammates at UMBC. The three partnered together to create a lacrosse training company that embodies the perseverance and sacrifice they all have made to play at the sports highest level.
Josh graduated from Saratoga Springs High School and didn’t start playing lacrosse until high school. From high school Josh went off to Bridgton Academy to further his skill and academics. Recruited heavily to play D1 lacrosse out of Bridgton, Josh didn’t make the NCAA clearinghouse and decided to go to Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Determined to play against the best players in the country – Josh worked hard academically and on the lacrosse field to transfer to CCBC Essex in Baltimore, MD. Josh met Kyle at Essex and the two of them became teammates and best friends. At Essex Josh and Kyle helped lead Essex to the NJCAA National Championship (05’) game. The previous year, in 2004, Kyle had helped Essex win the NJCAA National Championship against Herkimer.
After Essex, Josh was recruited to UMBC and Kyle to Salisbury University. Josh would start at midfield and go on with the Retrievers to appear in two NCAA tournaments and make school history by helping lead his team to the university’s first NCAA Quarterfinal appearance in 2007. Kyle, originally a midfielder and then long-pole middie at Essex, switched to close defense at Salisbury. This was a huge transition for Kyle – going to the D3 powerhouse Salisbury to compete for a coveted starting Defense spot – and it was a challenge he not only welcomed, but attacked, earning a starting position. Kyle would go on to win one more National Championship with Salisbury (07’) and earn All-American honors as well (07’).
At UMBC Josh and Terry became teammates, line mates and roommates. Terry is from Oakton, VA and played lacrosse at Oakton High School. At Oakton HS, Terry helped lead his school to win the 2003 State Championship his senior season. Terry and Josh’s road to UMBC was very similar. Just as Josh, Terry also attended Bridgton Academy where he would then be recruited to UMBC. At UMBC Terry went on to have an outstanding collegiate career. Terry earned All-American (06’,07’,08’) honors in three of his four seasons. Helped lead the Retrievers to 3 NCAA births, and named 2008 American East Conference Player of the Year and Conference Tournament MVP. Terry is 2nd All-Time in points from the Midfield in UMBC History with 134 total points (71 goals, 63 assists, and 120 ground balls).
In the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft Terry was drafted 8th overall in the first round to the Chicago Machine. Terry would make a name for himself in Chicago and solidify himself there as one of the elite midfielders in the league.
In the 2008 MLL Supplemental Draft Josh was picked up to the Boston Cannons in the 5th Round 46th overall. Kyle was drafted to the San Francisco Dragons in the 7th Round 62nd overall. Overlooked and underrated, both players would make their respective teams and see significant playing time their rookie years. Hard work and dedication is what drove the two of them to be able to play amongst the best lacrosse players in the world in the MLL and NLL.
More recently Josh has been selected in the 2011 Supplemental Draft to Play for the Ohio Machine. This is the first season that he will play alongside Kyle, since Essex in 2005. Josh was also selected to play in for the Jacksonville Bullies in the NALL for the upcoming 2012 season. Spring 2011, Josh helped coach his High School Alma Mata Saratoga Springs Varsity Lacrosse Team. In Spring 2010 Josh was the Assistant Coach at Skidmore College and helped lead the Thoroughbreds to the Liberty League Championship. During the 2010 season for Skidmore Josh coached 3 players to All-American honors. In 2011 Josh went on to help coach his high school alma mater Saratoga Springs. Josh took on responsibilities as the Assistant Coach for the Boys Varsity Team. Over the past year Josh has been training hard to join the military. Josh has decided to serve his country by joining the United States Army. It has been a goal of Josh’s to serve his country since childhood.
Kyle has seen nothing but success since 2008. Kyle was picked up as a free agent in 2008 to play in the NLL for the Seattle Stealth. In 2010 Kyle and his Stealth teammates won the NLL World Championship, and then in summer 2010 Kyle would hoist the trophy again as the MLL World Champions playing for the Washington Bayhawks. Kyle was selected as the Championship weekend MVP (first defensemen to win the award), and was selected to the United States Indoor National Team. Team USA earned the Bronze metal in the 2010 World Games in Prague. For the upcoming MLL 2012 season Kyle will be playing for the Ohio Machine along side fellow rogue Coach Josh. During the summer of 2010 Kyle was picked up to the Warrior Players Club. Kyle joins the ranks of Paul Rabil, Matt Danowski, Drew Westervelt, Ken Clausen, Stephen Berger and Jeff Snyder of Warriors endorsed players, in the Warrior Players Club.
Terry has followed in the same success as Kyle. Terry helped lead the Denver Outlaws in the 2011 season to Championship weekend. In week 2 of the 2011 MLL season Terry was awarded the Bud Light MVP of the game honors against Boston. Terry had the goal to tie and the goal to win in the 13-12 victory over the Cannons. Throughout Terry’s 4-year career in the MLL he has played in 36 games, netting 36 goals, 21 assists, 34 groundballs and shooting (.663) shots on goal percentage, maybe his most impressive statistic. In summer 2009 Terry was one of 80 players in the country invited to tryout for Team USA (outdoor). Currently Terry is coaching for Chantilly High School during their off season, and is training youth lacrosse players in his hometown area of Northern Virginia for Rogue.
Hard work and dedication is how Josh, Kyle and Terry helped separate themselves from the rest. Come join us at Rogue and learn how to separate yourself from the rest.