Our Director


12 Year NLL Pro
World Champion
Over 34 Years of Top Box Lacrosse Experience

A 12 year NLL veteran and World Champion, Santos enjoyed a stellar career as a defensive specialist and also as an NLL coach.  Santos played with the Rochester Knighthawks, Buffalo Bandits, Albany Attack who later relocated and became the San Jose Stealth bringing Santos and youth Box Lacrosse to the west coast. Before captaining California’s pro Box lacrosse team, the San Jose Stealth, Shaydon captained the Whitby Warriors Jr A team, a Canadian power house team that continually produces some of the top players in NCAA. Santos’ sister Troyhann, a JMU standout played in 4 World Cups and captained 2 Team Canada teams and was instrumental in the development of girls Box Lacrosse in Canada.  She was recently inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Shaydon serves as co-founder and President of the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) – with over 10,000 active members across 33 states and growing exponentially. Santos chairs the USBOXLA Rules, USBOXLA game development and USBOXLA education committee. Santos is the National Head Coach of U18 Team USBOXLA coaching some of the country’s top DI committed players each summer in Vancouver, Canada.

Santos and partner Matt Brown also own the US Box Lacrosse Academy hosting various educational events throughout the country.

Club Firsts for Cali*Lax ALL-STARS

First US Based Youth Box Program to play in a Canadian Box Tournament – 2009 Calgary

First US Based Youth to cross check and play with live boards at practice – 2009 San Jose

First US Based Youth Box Program to play games in Ontario – 2010

First US Based Youth Box Program to host Canadian Box Teams in Tournament play – 2009 Bay Area Super Series, Calgary Hornets

First US Based Youth Box Program to have girls play in Canadian Box Tournament – 2013 Calgary, Mary Almy, Liv Almy, Heidi McIntosh, Melena Hatton


International Club Awards

2013_logo_whitw2Calgary Canada Day Tournament
Gold Medals Champions – Novice B/2012, Bantam B/2012, Midget A/2013, Novice A/2014, Bantam A/2015
Silver Medal Champions – Pee Wee B/2008, Pee Wee A/2013, Midget A/2014, Pee Wee B/2015
Bronze Medal Champions – Novice B/2011, Midget A/2012, Midget B/2013, Novice A/2013, Bantam/B 2015, Novice/B 2015



USBOXLA National Awards

usboxlalogofinal2smallGold Medal Champions – Midget A/2016, Pee Wee A/2014, High School Elite /2013,Pee Wee/A 2013, Midget A/2012, Bantam A/2012
Silver Medal Champions – High School Elite/2016, High School Elite/2015, Bantam A/2014, HS Elite A/2014, Midget A/2013, Midget B/2012
Bronze Medal Champions – Bantam A/2016, Bantam A/2013