Northern Named Top Assistant at Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah head coach Mike Kruger announced Friday that he has added Nick Northern as the top assistant for his program.

Northern, a Stafford County (Va.) native, comes to SU after a two-year playing career at future ODAC rival Virginia Wesleyan.

Northern earned two letters for the Marlins after beginning his collegiate playing career at Division II Wingate (N.C.) University.

The 2006 Colonial Forge H.S. grad served as the VWC team captain in his senior year and was the squad's representative to the ODAC/Stellar One Bank All-Sportsmanship team in the spring of 2011.

In high school, he earned All-District honors three times, All-Region accolades twice and was a 2006 US Lacrosse high school All-American.

In addition to his playing experience, Northern has worked numerous camps and coached club lacrosse in both Hampton Roads and northern Virginia.

"I would like thank Dr. Edwards and Mike Kruger for allowing me to have this opportunity, Northern said. "I'm excited to get started and I look forward to helping Shenandoah lacrosse become a national competitor."

Kruger, who took over the Hornets program this summer, is just the third head men's lacrosse coach in school history.

"We're very excited to have Nick joining our program," said Kruger. "He was an excellent player in the ODAC for the last two years and he was a Dean's List student and team captain. Nick is a first-class person and his guidance and leadership will help our players reach their full potential, academically and athletically."


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