Marshall Named Interim Head Lacrosse Coach at Scranton

Toby Lovecchio, director of athletics at The University of Scranton, has announced that Tim Marshall has been appointed interim head men's lacrosse coach for the upcoming 2010 season.

In addition, Lovecchio also announced that the appointment of Sean McNulty as an interim assistant coach and Nick Youngstrom as a volunteer assistant coach.

Marshall takes over the head coaching duties at Scranton in place of Kevin Dugan, who resigned recently to accept the newly-created position of director of men's lacrosse operations at his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.

Marshall, a 2007 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Royals. In his first year, Scranton won a school-record 12 games and made its second straight conference tournament appearance, while last season's 9-7 team advanced to the championship game of the Landmark Conference tournament.

A native of Phoenix, Maryland, Marshall played high school lacrosse at Calvert Hall, one of the top preparatory programs in the country. He was a member of the Calvert Hall team that won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (M.I.A.A.) state championship team in 2003. In his senior year, Marshall started all 22 games and led the defense in ground balls as Calvert Hall finished the season ranked fourth nationally in a poll conducted by STX/Inside Lacrosse.

At Dickinson College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, he was a four-year letterman on the Devils' men's lacrosse team and started 12 of 15 games on the 2007 team that posted a 9-6 record and finished the season with a top-25 ranking by LaxPower.com.

McNulty, a native of Oakdale, New York, joins the Scranton coaching staff after a standout playing career at fellow Landmark Conference member Drew University.

He was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a member of the 2008 team that won the Landmark Conference title. He appeared in 18 games that season and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 total points. McNulty also finished third on last year's team in scoring with 23 goals and five assists for 28 total points as the Rangers finished 9-7 and qualified as the number four seed for the Landmark Conference tournament.

Overall, in four seasons at Drew, he finished with 72 goals and 42 assists for 114 total points in 65 career games. He also served as team captain twice and was the recipient of the Larry Horner Male Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the top athletic leader. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Drew.

Youngstrom, a native of Vestal, New York, lettered for the Royals in each of the last three seasons. In 45 career games, he had 72 goals and 33 assists for 105 total points, finishing his career tied for 13th in goals and 16th in total points in Scranton history. He also tallied four game-winning goals in his career.

He was named the player of the week on March 19, 2007, in Scranton's previous affiliation with the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation, more commonly known as the Middle Atlantic Conference, and received a similar honor from the Landmark Conference on March 19, 2009.

Youngstrom also served as tri-captain of the 2009 team that qualified as the number three seed in the Landmark Conference tournament and defeated Goucher College, 10-9, in the semifinals before losing a hard-fought 8-6 decision to top-seeded Merchant Marine Academy in the championship game in Kings Point, New York, on May 2.

He was a member of a Scranton team that posted a 28-21 record (.571) over the past three seasons. Youngstrom holds a bachelor of science degree in health administration from the university.

2010-02-01



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