Colgate's Murphy Named Assistant Coach for USILA North-South Game

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Colgate head men's lacrosse coach Mike Murphy
Colgate head men's lacrosse coach Mike Murphy

May 21, 2012

From Colgate Athletic Communications

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Colgate men's lacrosse head coach Mike Murphy was selected by Army Head Coach Joe Alberici to serve as an assistant coach for the 71st annual USILA/Lax World Division I-II North-South Senior All-Star game set for Friday, May 25 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. at 5:30 p.m.

Alberici, who was selected by the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) as the head coach for the North Team, picked Murphy to serve as his right-hand man for the all-star game.

“I'm excited to be reunited with Mike for another game," stated Alberici. "He's a great friend and outstanding coach. I know we are both looking forward to giving the well-deserving seniors playing in this game an experience to remember."

The Division I-II South Team will be coached by Lehigh University head coach, Kevin Cassese, and Towson University head coach, Shawn Nadelen.

Murphy has had a record-breaking season at Colgate as the first-year head coach, setting a program record with 14 wins and leading the Raiders to their second NCAA Tournament appearance and first tournament win to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals last weekend. The team also set a total of 26 records including 10 program records, 15 Patriot League records and, most recently, one NCAA Single-Season record with junior Robert Grabher attempting a total of 433 faceoffs this season. He also helped coach Colgate's first Tewaaraton Award Finalist with junior Peter Baum, and had five players named to the All-Patriot League Teams, including the 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and the league's Rookie of the Year.

The 71st edition of this event will serve as a precursor to the 2012 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, which will commence with the Final Four at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday, May 26. The Division III game is set for 3 p.m. before the Division I-II game at 5:30. Complete rosters for the games have yet to be announced. Together, these games will bring together 132 of the finest senior lacrosse players in the country.