My name is Joe Nardella, and I’m a professional lacrosse player from Cazenovia, NY. I grew up surrounded by sports. I grew up playing hockey and lacrosse before following my lacrosse career at Rutgers University. While at Rutgers I was a member of the student-athlete advisory committee, the dean’s list, named an Academic All-American. On the field, I was a 2x All-Big East Selection, First Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Specialist of the Year, a Third Team All American, and a two-time team captain. I studied both economics and entrepreneurship which compelled me to start my own business, Faceoff Factory, following graduation. We are currently in year five with Faceoff Factory and coach a few thousand students across the country over the course of the year. Additionally, I spent four seasons coaching college lacrosse at Harvard University.
On the professional side of the sport, I have played in the NLL, MLL & currently play in the PLL for Whipsnakes LC. I was drafted into the MLL in 2015 where I was a 2x All-Star. In 2018, I started playing in the NLL for the New England Blackwolves. I was named to the All-Rookie Team that season. In 2019, I moved to the PLL and joined Whipsnakes LC. In my first two years in the league, we have won back-to-back PLL Championships.
I cannot wait to get to work with NOW®. At this stage in my career, nutrition and self-care are at the top of my priority list. NOW is going to help make my preparation as easy and streamlined as possible to keep me playing my best when it really matters.
Founder of Faceoff Factory
- 2x PLL Champion with Whipsnakes LC
- 2020 Paul Cantabene Faceoff Man of the Year
- 2020 Faceoff Man of The Tournament and named to the All-Tournament Team
- 2019 finalist for the Paul Cantabene Faceoff Man of the Year Award
- 2019 All-Rookie Team
- Selected 36th Overall by MLL’s Boston Cannons
- 2X MLL All-Star
- Rutgers Male Athlete of the Year
- Academic All-American
- Third Team All-American
- First Team All-B1G selection
- B1G Specialist of the Year
- 2x All-BIG EAST Selection