More than any other sport, professional lacrosse players play a pivotal role in the health of their game by passing on their knowledge through coaching. MLL Press Box will highlight the current players in MLL who are carrying on that coaching legacy at the collegiate and high school levels in the Coaches Corner.
Harvard - Joe Nardella, Assistant Coach
Nardella (Boston Cannons) and the Crimson fell to No. 8 Albany, 15-13, on a raw, rainy night in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard suffered its fourth loss in its last five games despite limiting the country's leading scorer, Connor Fields, to a goal and two assists. The Crimson resume Ivy League play Apr. 8 when they host Cornell.
What a pass by Morgan Cheek to a cutting Connor McCroskey! Harvard within two, 14-12, with under six minutes to play. pic.twitter.com/nWtES58ak8— Harvard Lacrosse (@HarvardLacrosse) March 30, 2017
Hofstra - Kevin Unterstein, Associate Head Coach
The No. 3 Pride will put their perfect 8-0 record on the line this Saturday when they travel to Fairfield (3-6). Unterstein (New York Lizards) and his Hofstra club are coming off a 9-6 win over St. John's, which was the first time this season they failed to score double-digit goals.
Skidmore - John Maloney, Assistant Coach
Skidmore extended its winning streak to four games with a 10-5 home win over SUNY Geneseo on Tuesday night. The Thoroughbreds (5-3) and Assistant Coach John Maloney (Chesapeake Bayhawks) will face Bard College this Saturday before a showdown with No. 8 RIT on Apr. 8.
RIT - Donny Moss, Assistant Coach
Speaking of RIT, Moss (Rochester Rattlers) and his No. 8 Tigers drubbed No. 20 Middlebury by a score of 28-12 on Tuesday night. RIT scored 19 goals in the second half to fuel the blowout win and senior attackman Ryan Lee broke the program's all-time scoring record. The Tigers face off with consecutive ranked opponents in No. 4 St. Lawrence (Apr. 1) and No. 13 SUNY Cortland (Apr. 5).