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Austin Popovich iQ Lacrosse


Owner & Head Trainer


Austin brings 15 years of playing experience and 8 years of coaching/training experience as our head trainer at iQ Lacrosse. In his time as a Division 1 collegiate midfielder at Robert Morris University (2017-2021), he achieved 2x NEC Conference Champion, 4x NEC Academic Honor Roll, NEC Player of the Week, 2020 USILA Scholar All-American, and 2020 MLL Recruit. He has also played for the US Box Lacrosse National Team, been selected for the D1 North v. South Game, and played in the Under Armour All-American Games. Now, he prides himself on leading a faith-driven lifestyle and giving back to the sport that has given him so much over the years.

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Strength & Conditioning Coach

Since graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University, Nick has been providing athletes with high level training at the professional level as an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Nick is currently the Columbus Blue Jackets Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach and has also spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals Performance Department. Alongside three years of experience at the professional level, Nick has spent four years working with youth athletes and teams across all sports.

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Goalie Training iQ Lacrosse



Goalie Trainer

Chris has been playing lacrosse for over 10 years and brings extensive experience training goaltenders. In his time at Worthington Kilbourne, he was named All-State First Team, All-Region First Team, All-OCC First Team, & All-Midwest First Team and lead Worthington Kilbourne to the state championship as a senior. In his time at Robert Morris University, he started at goaltender in two NCAA Tournament games, getting the win against Canisius and recording seven saves against #1 Maryland. 

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