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June 29, 2010

McGetrick to Speak at Adidas Lacrosse Classic

from press release

Jack McGetrick, head coach at Bellarmine University, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2011 adidas National Lacrosse Classic on July 6th held in Boyds, Maryland. This year’s event is proving to be the largest ever with record attendances being broken at tryouts across the U.S.

The three-day event runs from July 6 to July 8th and features the top 500 underclassmen standouts in the country that have been selected to play for their regional team. The adidas National Lacrosse Classic will serve as a showcase for NCAA and MCLA college coaches and scouts. The tryouts are open to all high school underclassmen enabling student-athletes with an opportunity to gain exposure to the college admissions and athletic recruitment process. The winner of the National Finals will qualify to play for the Brogden Cup against the best team in Canada later in the year. Over 60 coaches attended last year. Past participants have been seen by the following colleges/universities: Navy, Syracuse, Virginia, Princeton, Bucknell, Delaware, Maryland, Denver, Duke, Penn, VMI, Fairfield, Jacksonville, Villanova, Loyola, Penn State, Ohio State, UMBC, Towson, Drexel, Providence, Marist, Siena, Salisbury, Michigan, Robert Morris, Stevenson, Washington, Gettysburg, Adelphi, Belmont Abbey, Florida State, Dickinson, Mercyhurst, North Carolina, Catholic, Randolf Macon, Lynchburg, Florida Southern, Hendrix, Hood, Greensboro, Nazareth, RPI, Essex, DeSales, Detroit Mercy, Goucher, McDaniel, Hampton Sydney, Roanoke, Kenyon, Mars Hill, Queens, NYIT, Marymount, SCAD, St.Vincent, St. Andrews, Wesley, Virginia Weslyan, Denison, Wittenberg.

Coach McGetrick will kick off the Classic speaking about the doors that are opened academically for the student athlete through the sport of lacrosse. Bellarmine’s McGetrick led a successful season of 9-6 this past year.  Before coaching at Bellarmine, Coach McGetrick spent 11 seasons as coach of the University of Hartford with a overall record of 87-74 (.540). This was the most wins and best winning percentage of any coach in Hartford’s history. McGetrick picked up the Coach of the Year award, his third such AEC honor in his final season as Hartford. During his time with the Hawks, McGetrick led his team to their most successful season in 2000 with a 14-2 run. Additional seasons to note were 1997 with a 11-3 season and 1996 with a 9-6 season. McGetrick was voted National Coach of the year, New England Coach of the Year and America East Coach of the Year in 1997. He also earned Conference Coach of the Year and New Coach of the Year in 2000. Prior to accepting his job at Hartford, McGetrick was an assistant coach at the State University of New York Cortland, where he was also an All-America player and was the head club coach at the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he also coached several high school teams in Connecticut and New York. McGetrick was named to the 1972 All-America First Team after leading Cortland to the NCAA Division I semi-finals. He was drafted by the Montreal Quebecois of the Professional Box Lacrosse League in 1976.

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