October 27, 2010

USILA Names Danowski, Boyle, Daly Coaches of the Year

from press release

The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) recently announced it selections for Coach of the Year in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III. Here are the award recipients for 2010:

John Danowski, Duke University
Coach John Danowski has helped lead the Duke men's lacrosse team to unprecedented success during his tenure. Danowski was introduced as Duke's head men's lacrosse coach in July, 2006 and quickly led the Blue Devils to four of the most successful lacrosse seasons in school history. This past year Danowski and the Blue Devils etched their names in the NCAA record book when they captured the program's first NCAA Championship with a 6-5 overtime victory over Notre Dame. The preseason No. 1 pick, Duke finished 2010 with a 16-4 overall record, winning 14 of its final 15 games. While at Duke, Damowski has compiled an impressive 66-13 record in leading Duke to three ACC regular season and tournament titles, four appearances in the NCAA semifinals, mentored several players for numerous awards, and ultimately the 2010 Division I national title.

Tim Boyle, Dowling College
Coach Tim Boyle has completed his tenth year at the helm of the Men's Lacrosse program at Dowling College. Boyle has compiled a 90-43 record and has guided the Golden Lions to their first ever bid to the NCAA tournament in 2006 and then to the National Championship game in 2007 reaching a program high national ranking. Boyle and the Golden Lions returned to the NCAA Division II Tournament once again last spring in Baltimore, MD, reaching the semifinals. During his tenure, Dowling Lacrosse has had 27 USILA All-American selections and five players drafted to the National Lacrosse League. In addition, Boyle's teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally in each of his ten years of coaching.

Mike Daly, Tufts University
Coach Mike Daly guided the Tufts University Men's Lacrosse team to the University's first-ever NCAA Tournament team title last spring. The Jumbos posted a 9-6 victory over Salisbury University in Baltimore to win the Division III title. Tufts finished last season with an NCAA-best 20-1 record. The Jumbos earned an automatic berth into the 2010 NCAA's by winning their first-ever New England Small College Athletic Conference title. During the 12-year tenure of Coach Daly, the Men's Lacrosse team has played in three NCAA Tournaments. He is the program's all-time leader in coaching victories with a 130-65 record and a .667 winning percentage. The team had three USILA All-Americans in 2010. Tufts has been in the national top 20 rankings for seven straight years under Daly's guidance.

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