Patrick Hennigan

Patrick Hennigan
107 Tisbury Court, Mooresville, NC 28117;

Re: Steve Schattner

To Whom it May Concern:

I have been involved in youth athletics for over twenty years, in roles as parent, coach, board member and president of a 1,000child +/- multi-sport not-for-profit association in Mooresville. Also, I was one of the founders of youth lacrosse in Mooresville, NC twelve years ago. In this time I have seen the good things and not so good things that arise in youth athletics.Therefore, I know a good thing when I see it.

Steve Schattner is one of the good things about youth athletics in our area. I am biased, I suppose, because my two sons have had the benefit of playing for Steve both at Cannon School and in the off-season with Top Tier Lacrosse. But through that experience, I have seen Steve be both an excellent coach but also a great leader of young men. Steve is the type of person you want to hand your kids off to for practice. My sons have learned life skills as well as lacrosse skills with Steve.

I have also experienced Steve’s organizational and leadership skills through my several years as a volunteer Middle School lacrosse coach at Cannon School. Steve’s ability to work cohesively with other coaches, players, parents, school administrative officials and other lacrosse organizations has played a large role in his success to date.

It is hard to find a better lacrosse pedigree than that of Steve Schattner. Hailing from the nationally-recognized perennial powerhouse for over 30 years, West Genesee High School in Syracuse, NY. Then being a scholarship player and National Champion at UNC Chapel Hill. Then leading what I think is the finest youth lacrosse organization in greater Charlotte, Top Tier, while also being a leading high school varsity coach at Providence Day School in Charlotte and at Cannon School.

In my experience as a collegiate lacrosse player at Harvard, a business owner in greater Charlotte, and a volunteer in youth lacrosse and other sports for many years, I can fairly say that any lacrosse organization would be improved by having Steve in a leadership role.

Feel free to contact me for any further follow up.


Patrick Hennigan