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A veteran coach with more than a quarter century of experience on collegiate sidelines, Dave Metzbower was named Monday as the offensive coordinator for the men's lacrosse program at the University of North Carolina. More
Bryant University Athletics and head women's lacrosse coach Jill Batcheller are pleased to announce the addition of Kelsey McGovern to the Bulldog coaching staff for the 2014-15 season. More
Former University of Massachusetts First-Team All-American Will Manny, who is currently the second-leading scorer for the Boston Cannons of the Major Lacrosse League, has been named assistant coach at Wagner College, it was announced today by Seahawk head coach Matt Poskay. More
Delaware lacrosse head coach Kateri Linville announced Friday the hiring of Sarah Gallion and former Blue Hens standout Corrine Drost as assistant coaches. More
Byron Collins, a veteran of 17 seasons coaching men's lacrosse at the collegiate level, including 11 years as a head coach, has joined the University of Delaware staff as associate head coach and offensive coordinator. More
Joe Opron, head coach of George Washington University for the last three seasons, has announced that he will be stepping down for family and professional reasons and into a new role as Director of Lacrosse Operations. Succeeding Opron is J.D. Englehart, who has served as the Colonials' defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. More
Adelphi head lacrosse coach Rob Grella has announced his decision to resign from his position. A nationwide search to fill the position of head women's lacrosse coach will begin immediately. More
It's a homecoming, and a new beginning, both for Sara Tisdale and Central Michigan. Tisdale, a Michigan native and CMU alumna, was named Wednesday as the Chippewas' first women's lacrosse coach. More

In the News

The NCAA Division I Administration Cabinet has appointed Siena lacrosse head coach John Svec to the Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee. Svec's appointment is effective September 1st. More
University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse alumnus Kevin Leveille (2000-03) was selected as the United States National Team captain for the squad's upcoming competition at the 2014 FIL World Championship, as voted upon by his Team USA peers Tuesday evening. More
The National Lacrosse League has announced that Pat Coyle and Chris Hall have been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame as inductees of the Class of 2014. Coyle becomes the first defenseman in league history to win induction, while Hall was elected in his first year of eligibility. More
Willie Scroggs, a former three-time NCAA men's lacrosse championship coach, was approved as the new secretary-rules editor for the sport by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday. More
Brown has named its captains for the 2015 season as announced by head coach Keely McDonald on Monday. Seniors Alyssa DiBona, Janie Gion, and Abby Bunting and junior Richael Walsh will serve as co-captains for the Bears next season. More
The National Lacrosse League has announced five finalists for the NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2014 ballot. The nominees this year are Jake Bergey, Pat Coyle, Chris Hall, Pat McCready and Kaleb Toth. More
The US Lacrosse Men's Collegiate Officials Committee has named the recipients of the James "Ace" Adams Sportsmanship Award for the 2014 lacrosse season. More
Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been named the Honda Sports Award winner for women's lacrosse, announced by Chris Voelz, executive director of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA). More

Obituaries

The Johns Hopkins University athletics community is mourning the loss today of Wilson Fewster, who coached the Blue Jay lacrosse, football, wrestling and soccer teams and was a four-year standout on the men's lacrosse team. Fewster passed away on Wednesday, June 11. More
A charter member of the Hobart College Athletics Hall of Fame, Donald "A-to-Z" Aleksiewicz '73 died unexpectedly at his home in Aurora, Colorado, on June 2. The two-sport star was a dominant running back and a national champion in lacrosse. More
The Hobart and William Smith Colleges community is mourning the loss of Hobart Athletics Hall of Famer, lacrosse great Frederick "Rick" Blick '78. The three-time national goalkeeper of the year died unexpectedly on June 2. A celebration of Blick's life is tentatively scheduled for June 21 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. More
Bill Martens died this week at age 84. Martens, a graduate of Adelphi University, coached football and lacrosse at Half Hollow Hills from 1960-1969, winning a Long Island championship in 1962 with Ray Enners as captain. He served as defensive coordinator at Ward Melville from 1974-2005, during which time the team won seven state championships under head coach Joe Cuozzo. More
Alex P. Davis, 20, a player on the SUNY Geneseo lacrosse team, was found dead on Sunday at the house of an off-campus fraternity where he was a member, although he lived on campus in a residence hall. More
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