Kelleher, McKeon Appointed as Siena Assistants

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. As the latest chapter of the Siena lacrosse program continues to be written, new head coach John Svec has identified two individuals who will assist him as he hopes to take the program to even bigger heights. Svec has named Drew Kelleher and Dan McKeon as assistant coaches for the upcoming season.

"I am extremely excited to have Coach Kelleher and Coach McKeon join our staff," said Svec. "They both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit our student-athletes as players and more importantly as young men."

Kelleher joins the Saints after spending two seasons as the top assistant and offensive coordinator at Hamilton College. Under Kelleher's guidance, the Continentals posted a 21-7 record with his offense averaging 10.6 goals and recording a 36% man-up efficiency. Last season, he coached the Liberty League Rookie of the Year as well as two additional All-League selections.

A 2009 graduate of the University of Vermont, Kelleher was a four-year letterwinner for the Catamounts. He amassed 85 career points at UVM, which included a 36-goal season during his senior campaign when he was voted the America East Conference's Fan's Choice Player of the Year. A native of nearby Delmar, N.Y., Kelleher attended Bethlehem High.

McKeon matriculates to Loudonville after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Union College. During his time with the Dutchmen, McKeon was primarily responsible for working with the goalies.

McKeon graduated from UAlbany in 2009 after spending four seasons in goal with the Great Danes. He appeared in 42 games and was an integral part of UAlbany's 2007 team which won the America East Championship and advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. A native of Camillus, N.Y., McKeon was a two-time State Champion at West Genesee High and won a gold medal at the 2004 Empire State Games.

Kelleher and McKeon join a Siena Lacrosse program which is coming off of a program record 13-win campaign this spring in which the Saints won the MAAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, finishing the season ranked No. 20 nationally in the polls.

2011-08-25



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