LaMonica Named Full-Time Assistant at Towson
from press release
TOWSON, Md. – Michael LaMonica, who served as a volunteer assistant coach in 2012 for the Towson University women's lacrosse team, has been hired as a full-time assistant coach, it has been announced by Nance Reed, Senior Associate Director of Athletics.
'We are fortunate to have an individual of Michael's quality coaching in the Towson University Women's Lacrosse program," said Reed. "He has been successful playing men's lacrosse at every level including collegiate, professional, and international."
LaMonica was a key contributor to the coaching staff this past season which guided the Tigers to one of the best seasons in program history. Towson went 16-4 in 2012 and captured its fourth Colonial Athletic Association title since 2005.
Reed added, "In his full time role he will continue to bring new strategies to our game and skills for our players. We feel he was the perfect fit for our program at a time when women's lacrosse is evolving to be more similar to the men's game."
The second year member of the Tiger staff brings a wealth of lacrosse experience to the sidelines as he was a four-year starter at midfield for the University of Maryland between 1999 and 2002. He earned All-ACC honors as a junior and finished his career with 68 goals and 14 assists. LaMonica also had 90 career ground balls and five game winning goals.
He continued his lacrosse career after graduating from Maryland. He was a member of Major League Lacrosse for two seasons, playing for the New Jersey Pride, Denver Outlaws and San Francisco Dragons.
LaMonica also has international experience as he helped lead the United States Under-19 National Team to a world championship in Australia during the summer of 1999. He finished the seven-game tournament with five goals and five assists.
He has a wealth of coaching experience as he has served as the offensive coordinator at Calvert Hall College High School from 2003 until he joined the Tiger staff. He was also a volunteer assistant for the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team in 2010 and a coach for the LXM Pro Tour Baltimore in 2011.