Jace graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD in 2000, playing and starting all four years 1996-2000. He then served for two years after graduation as the number one assistant coach at MSMU from 2000-2002. The Mountaineers won the Div. I MAAC conference twice while he was a player in 1997 and 1999 and once as an assistant coach in 2001. He was named AFLAC’s Div. I assistant coach of the year in 2001 for his work while head coach, Tom Gravante, was undergoing cancer treatments during the season. His recruits brought the Mountaineers to the school’s first ever NCAA appearance in 2003.
Jace then went on to serve for two years at St. John’s College Military High School in Washington, D.C. as the assistant coach and then associate head coach from 2003-2004. His teams won a district WCAC championship in 2003.
Currently, Jace has been a head outdoor and indoor coach with the Team 91 travel programs for the past few seasons winning a handful of tournament championships coaching his two oldest sons.
Jace played his high school lacrosse in multiple areas of Syracuse, NY; Charlotte, NC; and a quick stint in Nashville, TN. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife, Michelle and 4 children who are now all picking up the game as well. Jace still plays both outdoor and indoor as much as he can in his limited spare time.