July 21, 2010

Dartmouth's Torpey Elevated to Assoc. HC

from press release

HANOVER, N.H.
- Jon Torpey, who joined the Dartmouth men's lacrosse program in 2009, has recently been promoted to associate head coach as announced by head coach Andy Towers.

Torpey joined the Big Green staff this past season as the top assistant and defensive coach after spending four years at the University of Denver. In a 5-8 season for Dartmouth, he coached the Big Green to the third-lowest goals against in the Ivy League and led the team to the second-best penalty-killing percentage in the league. The highlight of the season was holding sixth-ranked Cornell to six goals at Gillette Stadium in the 8-6 upset win. The Big Red averaged 11.18 goals per game during the 2010 season.

"Jon has proved that he is among the very best coaches in the sport and to be able to promote him to associate head coach documents his tremendous impact on our program," said Towers.

Torpey, a 2000 graduate of Ohio State University, was a three-time captain and All-Academic Big Ten selection for the Buckeyes. He was also named a Street and Smith College Lacrosse USA All-American as a senior and was a four-time Scholar Athlete Award Winner at Ohio State. In addition, he was a finalist for the Big Ten Medal of Honor and the Corwin A. Fergus Award.

Upon graduation, Torpey played with the Columbus Landsharks, the Philadelphia Wings and the Colorado Mammoth for two seasons each, including winning the 2006 World Championship. Torpey also played with the Denver Outlaws and Philadelphia Barrage of the MLL and he won titles with each of them as he was an MLL champion in 2004-05 and 2005-06.


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