Canes Name New Head Coach

Coral Gables, FL (Sept. 25, 1008) - The University of Miami Men's Lacrosse team has named Alex Schultes, MAIA '08 head coach for the 2008-2009 season. He brings to UM an extensive background that includes over 13 years of playing and coaching experience in the international arena.

He joins the team after having spent the last two years working at the University and currently oversees recruitment of the western United States for the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Schultes commented on his new position, "I'm really excited about the opportunity because we have such tremendous support from the University. I look forward to capitalizing on an energetic and dedicated group of young men in order to take this program to a higher level".

A native of Great Falls, VA, Schultes played for Episcopal High School, where he was a three year starter, team captain, and most valuable player. In addition to being named All Conference (IAC), All State, (VA), and All Metro (DC), he holds the records for single game, season number of saves and save percentage.

Schultes spent much of his high school and college days as the goalie of the German National Lacrosse Team. He participated in four European Championships and the 1998 World Games in Baltimore, MD as the youngest player among all competing nations. He was twice named All-European and Best Goaltender in Europe (1999, 2000), Most Valuable Player (2000), and captained the 2001 European Lacrosse Champions. He was a four year letter winner for the Brown University Bears.

He began his coaching career as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Potomac School in McLean, VA (2004, 2005) leading the panthers to two consecutive league championships and producing five All Metro players. After a move to South Florida in order to attend graduate school at the University of Miami, he coached at Palmer Trinity School in Palmetto Bay, FL (2007) where he produced the Miami-Dade player of the year and two All County selections. Schultes has produced all conference goalies in every season he has coached.

Schultes is a 2003 graduate of Brown University with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and a 2008 graduate of the University of Miami with a master's degree in International Administration.

The University of Miami is a member of the South Eastern Lacrosse Conference Division I and finished the 2007-2008 campaign with a 5-4 record.

2008-10-13



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