Meet The Team
Mark Bundra Founder & Executive Director
Mark grew up in Winnetka, IL. As a kid, he played every sport, but in 8th grade his options were narrowed to hockey and baseball. The paces of the games were completely different, and he needed a change.
Fortunately for Mark, a family friend played varsity hockey and lacrosse at New Trier who suggested that Mark try lacrosse. What was lacrosse? He had no idea, but on the field Mark went; dressed fully in hockey pads with an inexpensive lacrosse stick. And the rest is history
Private and Small Group Instruction (male and female athletes)
- 13 years of Experience
- 8 years Professional Experience
- ALL IN Lacrosse (2013 – present)
- Illinois Director – Denver Summit (2016 – present)
- True Lacrosse Director of Personal Training (2010)
- Director of Lacrosse at Sports Made Personal (2007 – 2010)
- 4 years Unofficial Experience (2003 – 2007)
- 8 years Professional Experience
- Levels and Ages
- Division I, II, and III athletes
- High School (Varsity, JV, and Freshman)
- Youth (Kindergarten – 8th grade)
Brine National Lacrosse Classic
- Coach and Evaluator – Illinois Boys Rising Juniors + Seniors (2015 + 2016)
- Semi Finalists (2015 + 2016)
- HS Elite Co-Head Coach
- Top National Tournament Competition
Founder + Director of The All Shore Lacrosse Club (Fall 2014)
- U15 coach (Fall 2014 + Spring 2015 State Champions)
- U13 B coach
– Co-Director of The North Shore Lacrosse Club (2013, 2014)
- U13 Major Coach (2013, 2014)
– The Lake Forest Lacrosse Association (2012)
- U15 Coach
– True Lacrosse (2011)
- Director of IL North Region
- Integral part of starting their Girls Program
- Director of True University
– Director of Lacrosse at Sports Made Personal (’07 – ’10)
- Chicago Lacrosse Club (CLC) (2009 – present)
- Crease Monkeys (2010)
Providence College (2003 – 2007)
- BA of Science – Marketing concentration
- 3 NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2006, 2007)
- 2nd Team All-New England
- 2nd Team All-MAAC
- Mark C. Gordon Heart And Soul Award Winner (highest honor in program-player who best exemplifies hard work, determination, and a passion for the game).
New Trier (1999 – 2003)
- 3 years of Varsity Lacrosse
- All-Conference, All-State, All-Midwest, and All-American honors.
- Top 10 All Time Points List
- 2 years of Varsity Hockey
- Metro North All-Star Selection
- Illinois State Champions (’02) – 5th consecutive
I absolutely love this job. It never feels like work for me because it is something I genuinely care about. My drive and energy are true, which motivate me to help as many people as I can. I have been blessed with innate skills and abilities that have brought me to the highest levels in my respective sports. These experiences, lessons, and interactions, have put me in a wonderful position to share this unique knowledge.
Regardless of my athlete’s goals, in some capacity, I want them to experience the love, energy, passion, happiness, drive, adversity, and focus that sports can bring out in people. That is why I have started ALL IN Lacrosse. I want to make significant impacts in my athletes’ lives and I want to know the families that I work with at an intimate level. Even after my services are no longer needed, I want to maintain contact, and be a part of their lives.
Lacrosse happens to be the vehicle, but I want to look back and know that I have made positive changes in this world.
Meredith Vail Administrator
I have been involved with soccer for the past 30 years as a player, coach, manager and director.
I knew early on that coaching was in my future having my father as my coach for 18 years. I began coaching while I was still in college, when I would return home and help out at my high school soccer camp. In the off seasons at the University of Lousiville I would help coach the Louisville Select team, I knew this was definitely a path I wanted to continue. After graduating from college I worked in professional sports for 15 years with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Upper Deck, Wilson Sporting Goods and for a professional hockey agent, but I always had a soccer team that I coached. Being around the kids and teaching them the game of soccer is something that comes naturally. Coaching to me is the best way to give back to a sport that taught me so much and gave me some of my best memories as a child.
- Started playing soccer when I was 6 years old (1981) for Buffalo Grove Park District
- Started travel soccer with Buffalo Grove Travel when I was U10 (1985).
- Moved to Schwaben at U12 (1987)
- Schwaben member since 1987
- 4 Year varsity HS starter, 1 year at Marillac in Northfield, IL and 3 Years at Buffalo Grove HS
- First Team All Conference and Second Team All Area – 1993
- Finished Fourth in State – 1993
- Captain Elect – 1992 & 1993
- Second Team All Conference and All Area – 1992
- Finished Second in State – 1992
- Awarded freshman of the year at Marillac High School – 1990
- Attended the University of Louisville and played Division I Women’s Soccer
- Coaching since 1993 (20 years) in Louisville, Ky, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deerfield, Libertyville and Winnetka
- Went to Liberia, Africa in 2007 to coach soccer for a week
- Currently plays, coaches and manages the Women’s Team at Schwaben – Won the 2010 Illinois Womens State Cup against Grove United
Sam Story Southwest Director and Trainer
Sam grew up in a suburb of Indianapolis, IN. As a child, he found himself regularly playing baseball and basketball mixed in with some hockey and golf. In 8th grade, a freak eye injury led to a pre-mature retirement in baseball, and the birth of what would become a successful lacrosse career as a player, coach and instructor.
Sam started the high school program at Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN), who have gone on to become multiple state champions in recent seasons. After his graduation from Cathedral, Story went on to become one of the first Indiana-born players to make a Division 1 roster when he suited up for St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) in the fall of 2002.
Coach Story can now be found on the sidelines of Saint Viator High School after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Loyola Academy.
A previous coaching stop at True Lacrosse as the State Team Director helped open up Coach Story’s mind to the world of private, elite instruction. The format, which provides a more exclusive and intimate setting, is tailor-made to Story’s willingness to get to know the player on and off the field.
Story and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Lombard with their five year-old black labrador retriever, Lilly.
- Personal Training (1 year experience)
- Saint Viator High School (2013 – Current)
- Associate Head Coach
- 2015 – Final Four Appearance
– Brine National Lacrosse Classic
- Coach + Evaluator – Illinois Boys Rising Junior + Seniors (2015)
- True Lacrosse (2011 – 2014)
- State Team Director
- 3D National Lacrosse (2013 – Current)
- Talent Evaluator
- Brine Lacrosse (2012 – Current)
- Midwest Talent Evaluator
- Midwest Select Lacrosse (2012 – Current)
- 2017 Coach
- 2014 Coach
- Loyola Academy (2008 – 2012)
- Assistant Coach
Indiana University (2003-2006)
- BA English ’06
- St. Joseph’s University (2002-2003)
- Cathedral High School (1998-2002)
- St. Joseph’s University (2002 – 2003)
- Freshman (2002)
- Freshman Letterwinner (2003)
- Cathedral High School (1998 – 2002)
- 3 years of Varsity Lacrosse
- Helped start program
- Captain (2002)
- Spirit Award Winner (2001)
- Leading Scorer Midfielder (2002)
“From a lacrosse perspective, joining ALL IN Lacrosse is a dream come true for me. I get to work with kids, have fun, and be around the game I absolutely love. It’s hard for me to believe that this is my “job”! Rarely does this ever feel like “work”. It’s fun, it’s fast-paced, and it keeps me young. Teaching a sport that means so much to me, thrills me in a way words cannot express.
My drive and passion to motivate others as a teacher is something that continues to grow as I get older. I am in a very special position to help craft young lacrosse players with ALL IN. I want to take full advantage of such an opportunity, and use my knowledge and experiences to influence the kids that I’m going to be working with over the years.
ALL IN provides me with the necessary platform to contribute new ideas in my efforts to bring new lacrosse players into a new millennium. Coach Bundra and I will use the many things we have learned in this wonderful sport to help young men and women reach their fullest potential not only as lacrosse players, but as individuals. It is my personal goal to make sure I positively impact all the lives of the athletes I will coach with ALL IN Lacrosse.”
Amanda McLaughlin Trainer
2014: Reserve midfielder who played in three games in 2014 … Scored her first career goal in a win over Marquette … Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Played in two games in her sophomore campaign … Missed the first five games of 2013 campaign due to injury … Made her first appearance of the season in win at Johns Hopkins … Recorded a ground ball in NU’s quarterfinal win over Penn State on May 18 … Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Saw first field action of the year in win at Louisville … Also made appearances vs. William & Mary and UMass.
High School – Minnechaug Regional:
- Four-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse and basketball
- Scored 297 points in her career with 100 goals
- 1st Team All-Western Massachusetts in 2011 when she became the first All-American in her school’s history
- Selected to Western Massachusetts all-star game as a senior
- Led Western Massachusetts in assists in 2011 (67)
- 3rd in Western Massachusetts for total points as a junior (110)
- 4x All-Valley Wheel Conference selection
- Posted 10 points on two goals and eight assists in a 2010 playoff qualifier game
- Represented Lower New England at Women’s Division National Tournament and played in Super Juniors tournament at Yale during the 2009-10 year
- Team reached four consecutive Western Massachusetts finals
- Starting point guard in basketball for three years, helping Minnechaug to two appearances in Western Massachusetts semifinals
- Named to “Super Seven” team by Republican newspaper
- Three-year member of NED/Lax Plus Lacrosse club
- Member of National Society of High School Scholars as a sophomore
- Invited to try out for U.S. Women’s Lacrosse U-19 team in 2011.
“I grew up in a competitive athletic family, therefore, sports came into my life at a very young age and quickly became a passion of mine. Throughout my life I have kept a competitive spirit and strong passion for sports, especially lacrosse. I have learned many life lessons from my athletic successes and failures which have shaped me into the person that I am today. I love putting in hard work, working towards a team goal, learning a lot, and having fun. Coaching allows for me to share all my great experiences, and love and knowledge of the game to others while I get the wonderful opportunity of forming relationships with players who share the same passion and love of lacrosse that I do.”
Wes Griffiths North Director and Trainer
- Bachelors of Science (Biomedical Concentration)
- Club Lacrosse
Libertyville High School
- 2 Years of Varsity Lacrosse
- 2 Time Team Illinois Team Member (2007 & 2008)
- 2 Time Team Captain
- All-Conference Honorable
- Co-Founder + Director & Head Coach of The Glenbrook Lacrosse Club (2013)
- Co-Director of The Glenview Lacrosse Club (2012)
- 2 years Coaching True Lacrosse (2012-2014)
Wes Griffiths began playing lacrosse as a child and feel in love with the game immediately. From a young age, the fast pace, physical nature and mental sharpness required to play the game intrigued him. As he continued to play his passion for playing grew into a passion for teaching the game to younger players. It started by helping as an assistant coach for his younger brother’s youth team and never stopped.
“My favorite part about coaching is getting to see young player develop a passion for the game.”