Directors

Our coaching staff is an extremely talented group of coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience for all of our players. The staff is composed of today’s top professional and collegiate players along with some of the top high school varsity coaches in the Tristate. For more information on our tremendous coaching staff we have listed their biographies below.

Jackie Pierce
Co-Director Girls Program & Head Coach Prime Time 2021

Jackie begins her first year as the Co-Director of Prime Time Girl’s Lacrosse. Jackie, along with Stephanie Hopkins, will oversee the Prime Time Girl’s lacrosse programming, events and recruiting.

Jackie, a graduate of Sacred Heart University ’10,  is currently the Prime Time 2021 Head Coach. At Sacred Heart, Jackie was a 2 time All-NEC Selection as well as making the NEC All Tournament team twice. Jackie was a graduate of Walter Panas High School and a lacrosse standout for the Lakeland-Panas Girl’s Lacrosse team. She was an All American her senior year as well as a 3-time All League and All Section Selection.

Throughout the past few years, Jackie has been popular in the club lacrosse family, having a huge role in recruiting for the high school age level. Throughout the past four years, she has helped place over 40 girls at some of the best programs in the country and at all three levels. Here at Prime Time, she brings her college connections and wealth of knowledge of the club lacrosse scene to help build our girl’s program to be one of the best.

Stephanie Hopkins
Co-Director Girls Program & Head Coach PT 2020

Stephanie begins her first year as the Co-Director of Prime Time Girl’s Lacrosse Program. Stephanie will help oversee the Prime Time Girl’s lacrosse programming, events and recruiting and assist in day-to-day operations.

Stephanie, a graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst ’10, is currently the Prime Time 2018 Head Coach.  At UMass Stephanie made appearances in Three Atlantic Ten Conference Championships and was a part of two NCAA Championship tournaments.

Stephanie is a graduate of Nyack High School and a lacrosse standout for the Indians. She holds records in goals and points as well as earing All-American her senior year as well as a 4-time All-League, All-Section, 3-Time All- County Selection.

Currently, Stephanie is the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY.  She was named the head coach in 2010, where she took a team from a record of 0-13 to a 12-5 record and making Two East Coast Conference Championship Tournaments.

Nick Daniello
Director

Since founding Prime Time in 2008, Nick has been involved in placing over 120 high school players at the collegiate level. Nick oversees all of Prime Time’s programing, events and recruiting for all high school players.

In addition to founding Prime Time, Nick is currently a Varsity Assistant Coach at John Jay High School and is the Prep School Showcase’s Regional Director for all of Westchester, Connecticut, and Long Island. The Prep School Showcase is one of the nations premier summer lacrosse showcases featuring over 120 college coaches at their annual event.

A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Nick was a four year starter for the Ducks at defense anchoring one of the top defensive units in the country his senior year. During his time at Stevens Nick was a 1st Team All-Knickerbocker, 1st Team All Empire 8 and Team MVP. For his efforts his senior year, Nick was selected for the prestigious Division Three North South Game featuring the nations top senior lacrosse players.

Nick is originally from Cross River New York where he was a two time All-Section and All-League player for John Jay High School in addition to being a team Captain his senior year.

Ernie Lupinacci
Co-Director Events

Ernie enters his 8th year of being the Co-Director of Events and Director of Operations for Prime Time. One of the founders of Moonlight Lacrosse, Ernie brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to Prime Time’s event and showcase platform.

Ernie is also the Director of Operations for John Jay High Schools Lacrosse team where his son Matt was a Section 1 All-American for the Indians.