December 13, 2012

Poillon Joins Delaware Staff as Volunteer Assistant

from press release

MLL veteran Peet Poillon has joined Delaware as a volunteer assistant coach. Now a member of the Charlotte Hounds, Poillon scored 24 goals and had 13 assists for the Outlaws in 2012.
© Rich Barnes

NEWARK, Del. — Peet Poillon, who has starred as a player at both the collegiate and professional levels and has coached successfully in the high school ranks, has joined the University of Delaware men's lacrosse coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Poillon (pronounced "poy-on"), who earned All-American honors at both Ohio State and UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and most recently served as boy's lacrosse head coach at his alma mater, Seneca (Pa.) High School, joins a staff headed by 35th-year head coach Bob Shillinglaw, associate head coach Greg Carroll, and assistant coach Rob Cross.

"Our staff is excited to add Peet as a volunteer assistant coach," said Shillinglaw, who ranks among the all-time leaders in wins among collegiate coaches with 305. "Peet has outstanding credentials and is one of the up and coming young coaches in Division I. He will be a great addition to all aspects of our program."

Poillon, 25, was an honor student at UMBC, gaining United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American honors and earning his degree in interdisciplinary studies and entrepreneurship in sports in 2010.

A native of Cranberry Township, Pa., Poillon is one of the top midfielders in the professional game and has earned Major League Lacrosse All-Star honors three times in four seasons. A first-year member of the Charlotte Hounds in 2013, he played two seasons each with the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Denver Outlaws and led Denver to a MLL runner-up finish in 2012 when he scored 24 goals and 13 assists on the season.

The 2010 MLL Most Improved Player Award winner, he has scored 75 goals and dished out 32 assists in his 37-game career. He is also currently a member of Team USA.

He began his playing career at Seneca Valley High School where was a four-time team Most Valuable Player, scored a record 410 career points, earned Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association Player of the Year honors, and was a high school All-American.

Poillon played two seasons at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. in 2006 and 2007, earning conference Player of the Year honors and first team JUCO All-American honors both seasons. He moved on to Ohio State where earned honorable mention All-American honors and first team All-Great Western accolades in 2008 when he netted 32 goals for a team that advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.

He then transferred to UMBC where he tallied 26 goals and 21 assists during the 2009 campaign to lead the Retrievers to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He earned second team USILA All-American and first team All-America East conference laurels that spring.

He began his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant coach at UMBC during the Fall of 2009 and served as co-offensive coordinator for the Retrievers. He then returned to the Pittsburgh area in February, 2010 to serve as head coach at Seneca Valley High School where he has led the program the past three seasons. His 2012 squad, which featured three All-American players, posted a record of 17-2 and captured the WPIAL championship.

In addition to his coaching duties, he has served as owner and chief executive officer of Low and Away Lacrosse, LLC based out of Pittsburgh and Lancaster, Pa. since 2009 and has served as a player representative for Maverik Lacrosse since October, 2010.

Delaware, which advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 2007 and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times over the last six seasons, will begin its 2013 season Feb. 2 at High Point (N.C.). The home opener is set for Feb. 9 vs. Bucknell.


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