our core purpose is to help Student-athletes take the next Step

Mission & Vision

Incline Lacrosse is dedicated to the development of physical, mental, and leadership abilities that enable student-athletes to excel in athletic, academic, and social pursuits. We envision an inclusive lacrosse community that inspires passion for the game, confidence in self, gratitude toward others, and the persistence to overcome obstacles.

Coaching Staff


Program Coach

Coach Woods is the head coach of the Colorado College Men's Lacrosse team. He has led the Tigers to six consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In 2018, Colorado College earned its first ever national ranking in over 50 years of Tiger Lacrosse. Woods has coached at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels, including positions at Brown University, Washington College, and Mars Hill University. Coach Woods has earned multiple conference championships and coach of the year honors in his 16-year college coaching career.


Program Coach

Coach Muldoon is the offensive coordinator of the Colorado College Men's Lacrosse team and an attackman for the Denver Outlaws. Muldoon graduated from Brown University in 2010 and was a two-time All-American and three-time first-team all-Ivy League selection while leading the Bears to a pair of Ivy League Championships. Following graduation, Muldoon was drafted by the MLL's Chesapeake Bayhawks as well as Team Cascade of the LXM Pro Tour. Coach Muldoon is also the founder and director of Earth Lacrosse.


Program Coach

Coach Popelar is the defensive coordinator of the Colorado College Men's Lacrosse team. Popelar has coached college and high school lacrosse for nearly 30 years, including experience at Butler University, the United States Air Force Academy, Air Academy High School, Fort Collins Unified High School, and Kent Denver School. Popelar’s teams won two Colorado State Championships (2008, 2007) and he was named Colorado Springs Gazette Coach of the Year in 2002. A proud Buckeye, Popelar played lacrosse at The Ohio State University.


Program Coach

Coach Huff is Seneca, Hawk Clan, and was raised on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation near Buffalo, NY. Essentially playing lacrosse since the time he could first walk, Huff grew to become a student of the game and dedicated himself to coaching. He’s been with Earth Lacrosse for two years, and spent last spring coaching high school lacrosse in Santa Fe, NM, helping to cultivate a culture of respect for the Creator’s Game. Since receiving his BA in English from Syracuse University and his MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Huff has been working towards creating opportunities for more indigenous voices to be heard in the greater lacrosse community. Coach Huff writes for and contributes to Lacrosse All Stars.





"The Incline"

The Manitou Springs Incline, circa 1920

The Manitou Springs Incline, circa 1920

The Manitou Springs Incline, aka "The Incline", is a unique hiking route near Colorado Springs. The trail was originally built as a service railway in 1907 and consists of 2,744 railroad ties. The Incline famously gains over 2,000 vertical feet in a grueling one mile stretch. The lacrosse teams at CC used to scale this behemoth every Friday in the fall for cross training.