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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

Passionate, experienced, and dedicated, Ryan leverages his firsthand athletic experience and professional expertise to help athletes reach their highest potential. As a former international rugby player who dedicated 20 years to the sport, Ryan brings a rich athletic history and deep understanding of an athlete's needs to his training approach. For 13 years, he has honed his craft in personal training and strength and conditioning, with a primary focus on preparing athletes to perform at their best. His extensive professional journey includes working with renowned sports organizations, such as Tiger Rugby and the Stellenbosch Academy of Sports, where he trained numerous Olympic athletes across various disciplines. Ryan has also had the privilege of working with the South African 7s rugby team, equipping them with the physical prowess needed to compete on the world stage.

Goalie Training iQ Lacrosse



Goalie/Defense 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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