Kyle Hartzell

As the owner of System 81, I am dedicated to building a legacy that extends beyond my playing days. My vision is to impact lives positively, molding athletes into exceptional players and exceptional people. Together, we will continue to grow and evolve, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in lacrosse while staying true to the core values that define us.

Impacting Lives Positively

Pushing Boundaries of What's Possible



Kyle Hartzell, founder of System Eighty One, is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on defense in the history of lacrosse. He played collegiately winning a national championship at Salisbury University, and used that foundation as a stepping stone to a long post college career. A professional world champion, Hartzell was an all-star, had the league's fastest shot, and was the first ever defenseman to win the professional championship weekend MVP. Kyle represented his country three times for Team USA both indoor and outdoor. Retiring in 2023, Hartzell uses his lifetime of experience to shape young athletes accomplish their goals as lacrosse players and solid citizens. Kyle is currently the head coach for the University of Texas Longhorns. 

  • PLL Redwoods LC LSM
  • 2018 Team USA World Champion - Gold Medal
  • Inducted into the 2015 NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • 2014 Team USA Silver Medalist
  • 2011 Team USA Indoor Team Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 Championship Weekend MVP (First defenseman ever to
    receive the award)
  • 2x Pro Champion
  • 1x NLL Champion
  • 2x College National Champion
  • Defensive MVP Salisbury University
  • All Pro LSM
  • 6x All Star
  • 2x Fastest Shot Champion and World Record 111mph
  • Record for most points in a season by a defenseman (21)
  • Record for most 2 pointers in a season by a defenseman (9)