New Assistants Named at Hartwick and CNU

Former All-American Eric Parah begins his first season as the assistant coach at Hartwick College, where he will assist head coach Bill Bjorness. CNU head coach Todd Boward has announced the hiring of UVa grad Mikey Thompson as a full-time assistant coach.

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ONEONTA, NY Former All-American Eric Parah begins his first season as the assistant men's lacrosse coach at Hartwick College. He will assist head coach Bill Bjorness in all aspects of the program. The Hawks are coming off a 10-win season and an appearance in the ECAC Championship game.

Parah was a member of SUNY Cortland from 2007-2011. He was assistant captain his junior year and captain in his senior year.

While at Cortland, he was a three-time All-American and three-time All-SUNYAC player. He was also a member of the 2009 National Championship team and the 2008 team which finished national runner-up.

From 2007-2011, he was a counselor and coach at youth lacrosse camps at SUNY Cortland, Cornell University, and Le Myne College. Parah graduated from Cortland in May 2011 with a degree in criminology.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Head coach Todd Boward has announced the hiring of UVa grad Mikey Thompson as a full-time assistant coach. Thompson brings with him championship experience at the highest level of collegiate lacrosse and will make an immediate impact on CNU beginning with the Fall of 2011.

Thompson joins Coach Boward in his second season at the helm. He comes from one of the most storied men's lacrosse programs in the University of Virginia as both a player and a student assistant coach. Thompson was one of UVa's three captains during the Cavaliers run to the 2010 ACC title and a third-straight appearance in the NCAA semifinal round.

The three-time All-ACC selection and two-time All-American was drafted in the 2011 Supplemental Draft tot he Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse. Thompson also has championship coaching experience, as he was on the sidelines when UVa captured the national championship in 2011.

He appeared in 64 games for the Cavaliers, scoring eight goals with 11 assists while picking up 102 ground balls as a standout midfielder.

Thompson will help coach a CNU team that ranked seventh in man-down defense nationally last season, and in the top twenty in face-off win percentage. The Captains were 7-8 overall and boasted the second best scoring offense in program history.

2011-09-14



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