Friedman Joins Emmanuel for Inaugural Season

The Emmanuel College Saints are excited to welcome Peter Friedman to the coaching staff, as the program makes its varsity debut in the spring of 2012. Friedman will assist head coach Brendan McWilliams in Emmanuel's inaugural season of intercollegiate varsity competition.

Friedman brings a wealth of lacrosse knowledge and experience to Emmanuel's young program. Coach Friedman developed an early love for the game at the Peddie School under the tutelage of Coach Bob Turco. As a senior captain at Peddie in 2001, the Falcons went 16-0 and were Prep A state champions, marking only the second undefeated season in Peddie history.

Friedman then went on to play lacrosse at Bates College under Peter Lasagna, former Brown University Division I Coach of the Year. A four year starter on attack at Bates, Friedman captained the team as a senior and guided the school to 10 wins and a berth in NESCAC semifinals, the progam's best season ever. Friedman graduated from Bates in 2005 with a double major in English and French and taught English in southern France for a year before settling in New York City, working under Chancellor Joel Klein at the New York City Department of Education.

While working in New York City, Friedman launched Triskallian Tours, a teen educational travel company that specializes in community-service based programs to various countries in Latin America and South America. In addition to operating a "Surf and Service" and "Turtle Protection Program," Peter currently serves as the lead guide and program director for Triskallian's "Lacrosse and Service" program. "Lacrosse and Service" transports American high school lacrosse players to various locations in Costa Rica and Ecuador with the mission of spreading the love for the sport of lacrosse, while simultaneously using the sport as a platform for social and economic change in underprivileged parts of the world.

Friedman and the Saints will open the 2012 season on March 4th with a contest against Cazenovia College. Emmanuel will then take on Christopher Newport University down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during spring break. Emmanuel's home opener will take place on March 15th, as the Saints host Green Mountain College under the lights on Roberto Clemente Field.


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