February 8, 2012

Skidmore Men Add Two Assistants

from press release

– Skidmore College and men's lacrosse head coach Jack Sandler have announced that Mike Crimmins and Peter Hamilton have joined the coaching staff of the 19th-ranked Thoroughbreds for the 2012 season.

Mike Crimmins comes aboard as a volunteer assistant. Crimmins is a local Saratoga Springs High School product, having a standout career that incldued the single season goals record (62) and twice being named an Albany Times-Union All-Area player. Following his high school career, Crimmins played four years at Loyola University (Md.) as an attackman and then a defensive midfielder upon returning from injury. During his time with the Greyhounds, he helped them advance to three NCAA tournaments.

"Mike will be a strong addition to the staff," said Sandler. "I've known him since he was just starting at Loyola and it has been great to see him grow as a player both skill and knowledge wise. I look forward to his insight into how we play defense this spring and the players have already responded to his coaching."

Peter Hamilton joins the staff after spending 2010-2011 as a Local Development Officer for the English Lacrosse Association. His time was spent both coaching and playing to help introduce and grow the game of lacrosse in England. Prior to his work in Europe, Hamilton was a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, Eastern Connecticut University. As a player, he was a 2004 High School All-American at Rutland High School (VT), then was a 4-time 1st team All-Little East midfielder. He finished in the top 10 All-Time for career goals and was a 2008 NEILA East/West Senior All-Star.

"It is exciting to have Pete join us this spring," said Sandler. "He has a strong playing and coaching background that will allow him to hit the ground running. I'm confident he will bring new energy to our already potent offense."

Skidmore opens its 2012 campaign on February 25th at Babson College at 2 p.m. and their home opener is on March 17th at 1 p.m. against Clark University.

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