Small Named Head Coach at Wheeling
from press release
BOSTON, Mass. – Eric Small (Worcester, MA) has been named head men's lacrosse coach at Wheelock College, it was announced today by director of athletics, Dwight Datcher.
Small is one of the youngest college head men's lacrosse coaches in the nation, joining a select group of 23-year olds. The Connecticut native cut his teeth on the coaching sidelines with Becker College last season directing the offense as an assistant coach. While with the Hawks, he helped guide them to their third-highest win total in school history. When not coaching on the field, Small was raising Becker's profile off campus, as the Hawks' recruiting coordinator, helping produce one of the largest recruiting classes in the program's history.
A 2012 graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Small finished his career as one of the best faceoff men in the history of the program, standing third all time with a career success rate of 57.0% (580-1017) in 60 contests. He capped his career with a selection to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American team in 2012 and was also named to the Little East Conference all-conference second team for the second straight season. The midfielder dominated the center of the field in his final season, winning a school-record 67.3% (200-297) of his draws.
He excelled in the classroom throughout his time in Danbury, Conn., earning a spot on the Little East All-Academic team in all three years he was eligible for the honor. A double major in history and political science, he earned a Western Connecticut State scholar award following his senior campaign and was a member of the National Honor Society for both of his major area of studies. Small also served as the president of the Colonials Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Small was raised in Glastonbury, Conn., where he attended Glastonbury High School and currently resides in Worcester, Mass.
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