About Us

Both Bill and Alexandra strive to bring more lacrosse to the lower Northern Valley area. The opportunities for children to play lacrosse are growing at all ages, and we hope to grow the game and the love for the game for everyone. Our program is based in Demarest, New Jersey in Bergen County, however we serve towns of Closter, Haworth, Cresskill, Tenafly and more.

Alexandra Champ

Co-Founder Learn2Lax LLC

Head Girls Lacrosse Coach,

NV Demarest High School


An Edgewater, NJ native, Alexandra Champ played Division I lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania, and five years of post-grad lacrosse for The New York Athletic Club. She played four years of Varsity Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Basketball at Dwight-Englewood High School, and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. Alex is the Founder of Learn to RUN LLC, a running coaching business, as well as co-owner of Jumping Frog Pilates in Tenafly, NJ. She is also the Head Cross Country coach at Dwight-Englewood HS, as well as a youth summer team for Xtreme Lax Factory.

Bill Potkulski

Co-Founder Learn2Lax LLC

Head Girls Lacrosse Coach,

Academy of Holy Angels High School


An East Brunswick native, Bill Potkulski was a college athlete at The Pennsylvania State University.  With a BA in Physical Education, he has been teaching elementary PE for eleven years in Closter, NJ. He possesses a master’s degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching, while coaching varsity lacrosse and soccer for the Academy of the Holy Angels. In addition, he coaches middle school basketball in Closter, and youth summer teams for Xtreme Lax Factory. Bill specializes in teaching skill acquisition and fitness concepts to children.

Joseph Voto

Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Coach,

NV Demarest High School


  • Graduated from Kean University with a Bachelors in Communications and a Post Bachelor's degree in History Education

  • 5th Grade Teacher at Northvale Public School 

  • Current History Teacher at Clifton High School 

  • Captain of Kean Lacrosse and 4 year letter winner

  • All Skyline Academic Team 2014

  • Student Scholar Athlete 2012-2014

  • Brian P Dunn Leadership Award Kean Lacrosse 2014

  • EJ Award Kean Lacrosse 2014

  • Elite Club Lacrosse Coach 10 Years Bergen County NJ

  • Defensive Coordinator at Montclair High School 2015-2017

  • Assistant Coach Northern Highlands 2018

  • Offensive Coordinator Northern Valley Demarest 2019- Present 



Ed Adeogun

Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Coach,

Glen Ridge High School

Ed Adeogun has played and coached at a high level and is all about giving back to the game that profoundly impacted his life. The culmination of his experiences

contribute to his passion to pass on all the lessons that he learned during his years with the sport. His upbeat coaching style and years of experience allow him to cultivate relationships with every player he has the opportunity to work with.


s a student-athlete Ed was a New Jersey All-State player at Montclair High School. Following his high school career, Ed was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse at Kean University where he excelled as a close-defenseman for the Cougars. Ed contributed to a stingy Kean defense that was ranked in the Top10 of Division III lacrosse in goals against average. Ed earned a bachelors degree in Psychology from Kean University in 2016.


Ed started his coaching career at his alma mater Montclair High School as a program-wide defensive assistant. Since then he served as varsity assistant at West Orange High School, and has been the Varsity defensive coordinator at Glen Ridge High School, where he has coached for the last 2 years. Along with coaching high school, Ed coaches with the Brotherhood Lacrosse Club.

Chris Nerkizian

Assistant Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Coach,

NV Demarest High School

Prior to joining NVD, Coach Nerkizian coached boys lacrosse at Dwight-Englewood School from 2011-2017. He was also the Head Boys' Lacrosse Coach at Pascack Valley HS from 2005-2008, and coached at the University of Hartford and Morris Catholic HS for two years each.