October 2, 2011

Lane Tabbed USM Head Coach

from press release

-- The Department of Athletics at the University of Southern Maine announced that men's lacrosse assistant coach, Sam Lane, has been appointed head coach of the program. Al Bean, Director of Athletics at USM, made the announcement. Lane succeeds Malcolm Chase, who resigned from the position earlier this month after five seasons at the helm to pursue other professional objectives.

"I'm very pleased that Sam Lane has joined our staff as head coach of the men's lacrosse team," commented Bean. "He did an excellent job is his role as assistant coach last spring and has an outstanding lacrosse pedigree. He is well respected, focused, and very passionate about the sport. We feel very fortunate that we have someone with his knowledge, teaching ability, and strong leadership to direct our men's program. I'm confident that the Huskies will be a determined and competitive unit in 2012."

Joining the USM men's lacrosse coaching staff in the spring of 2011 as an assistant coach, Lane's primary responsibilities on the field during the spring season were working with the offense and face-off units.

Lane played three seasons (2003, 2004 and 2006) at Washington College (Chestertown, Md.), and was an honorable mention All-Centennial Conference pick in 2006. In 2006, Lane scored 33 goals, had six assists and picked up 26 ground balls in 19 games. During his three seasons, Lane played on one Centennial Conference championship team (2003) and three NCAA tournament teams. The 2004 team reached the NCAA semifinals, and the 2006 squad made it to the quarterfinal round.

Prior to moving to Maine in January, Lane managed Fleischer Sport Ski Shop in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Working alongside Lacrosse Hall of Famer Neill Redfern, Lane was instrumental in the growth of the Steamboat Springs Youth and High School lacrosse programs.

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