Game #3 • Marquette vs. Jacksonville

Saturday, March 9, 2013 • Noon CT (1 p.m. EST)

D.B. Milne Field • Jacksonville, Fla.

Marquette University Athletic Media Relations | 770 N. 12th Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53233


(1-1 Overall)

February Opponent


Sat. 23 at #19/17 Ohio State L, 8-18


Sat. 2 at RV/RV Air Force W, 8-6

Sat. 9 at Jacksonville Noon CT

Tues. 12 at Mercer

1 p.m. CT

Sat. 16 at Saint Joseph’s 11 a.m. CT

Fri. 29 at Georgetown 11 a.m. CT


Tues. 2 vs. Notre Dame 4 p.m. CT

Fri. 5 at Denver 8 p.m. CT

Sat. 13 at High Point

Noon CT


7 P.M. CT

Tues. 23 at Bellarmine

2 p.m. CT

Sat. 27 at St. John’s

Noon CT



Rankings are USILA/Nike-IL at time of game; RV - receiving votes

Home games in BOLD CAPS and played at Hart Park;

All games listed as Central time (games subject to change)


Name: ..........................Marquette University

Location: ................Milwaukee, Wis. (53233)

Founded: ...............................................1881

Enrollment: .........................................11,800

President: .................Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Athletic Director: ....................Larry Williams

Affiliation: ...........NCAA Div. I (independant)

Home Field:.....................................Hart Park


First Year of Men’s Lacrosse: .................2013

All-Time Men’s Lax Record: .....................1-1

All-Time Postseason Record: ...................n/a


Head Coach: .................................Joe Amplo

Alma Mater: ............................Hofstra, 1999

Assistant Coach: .............Stephen Brundage,

Alma Mater: .........Loyola Maryland, 2005

Assistant Coach: ..........................John Orsen

Alma Mater: ........................Hofstra, 2006

Volunteer Asst./Goalies: .........Scott Rodgers

Alma Mater:.................Notre Dame, 2010

Athletic Trainer: ................Jeremy J. Johnson

Athletic Trainer Phone: .........(414) 288-0328

Venue: D.B. Milne Field

Playing surface: artificial | Capacity: 5,000

All-time series: first meeting | Last meeting: n/a

Tickets: judolphins.com

TV / Live video: none

Live audio / Radio: none | Live stats: judolphins.com

Twitter: @MarquetteMLAX (#MULax)


Nickname: Golden Eagles

Website: GoMarquette.com

2013 Record: 1-1

Conference: Independant (BIG EAST in 2014)

Head coach: Joe Amplo (1st year)

Coach’s all-time record: 1-1

Record at school: 1-1


SID: Luke LeNoble

Email: lucas.lenoble@mu.edu

Phone: (414) 288-6980


Nickname: Dolphins

Website: judolphins.com

2013 Record: 1-2

Conference: 0-0 (MAAC)

Head coach: Guy Van Arsdale

Coach’s all-time record: 135-57

Record at school: 7-9


SID: Todd Vatter

Email: tvatter@ju.edu

Phone: (904) 256-7402

Key storylines ...

• Saturday’s game at Jacksonville marks the start of a three-game road trip for the Golden

Eagles, which continues Tuesday, March 12, at Mercer and wraps up next Saturday, March

16, at Saint Joseph’s.

• Marquette is coming of its first-ever win, an 8-6 decision at Air Force last Saturday. That

same day, Jacksonville knocked off fellow first-year program High Point, 8-6, to claim its

first win of the season following an 0-2 start.

Golden Eagles, Amplo capture first win

• Marquette topped Air Force 8-6 on March 2 at Falcon Stadium -- the second game of

the Golden Eagles’ 2013 inaugural season -- for the first win in the history of the MU men’s

lacrosse program. It also marked the first collegiate victory for rookie head coach Joe


Marquette one of two new lacrosse programs to field teams in 2013

• Marquette joins High Point as the only other new NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse program

to begin competition in 2013. MU will play as an independent for its 2013 inaugural

season before becoming a full-time member of the BIG EAST Conference in 2013-14.





Goals-Shot attempts .......................... 16-51 24-96

Goals Per Game ................................ 8.00 8.00

Goals Allowed Per Game .................. 12.00 12.7

Shot Percentage ................................ .314 .250

Shots Per Game ................................ 25.5 32.0

Extra-Man Opportunities .................. 3-5 (.600) 5-11 (.455)

Groundballs Per Game ...................... 50 27.7

Opponent Groundballs/Game .......... 26.5 29.7

Turnovers Per Game .......................... 15.5 17.7

Caused Turnovers/Game .................. 7 6

Faceoffs Won/Lost ............................ 17-46 37-73

Faceoff Percentage ............................ .370 .507

Clears-Attempts ................................ 37-40 39-45

Clear Percentage................................ .925 .867

Penalties ............................................ 7 12

Penalty Minutes ................................ 8:30 11:30

Scouting the opponent

• The Dolphins opened the 2013 season with a 21-9 loss at No. 6 Duke before falling 9-6

to No. 19 Ohio State. Jacksonville earned its first victory of the campaign last Saturday

when Ari Waffle tallied his fourth goal of the season with less than a minute remaining in

a 9-8 home win over High Point.

• Jacksonville enters Saturday’s contest 1-0 at D.B. Milne Field and averages 12.67 goals

per outing in three games played. The Dolphins are led offensively by TJ Kenary (8 points,

5 goals). Cameron Mann paces the defensive unit with nine ground balls and one caused

turnover, while goalie Pete DeLuca has played 120:00 minutes with 22 saves and carries

an 8.50 goals against average.

Last time out ...

• Redshirt junior attackman Bryan Badolato scored three goals, including the eventual

game-winner late in the fourth quarter, and freshman goalie JJ Sagl made 14 saves as the

Golden Eagles held off Air Force 8-6 at Falcon Stadium. Sagl made nine saves in the first

half while holding the Falcons scoreless for the first 25 minutes. Freshman Kyle Whitlow

pitched in two goals and classmate Conor Gately added three points on a goal and two


Hart Park to serve as Marquette’s home field in 2013

• Both of Marquette’s home games in 2013 will be played at Hart Park (7300 W. Chestnut

Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213), just a short drive west from campus. The stadium has an

artificial turf playing surface and a capacity of 5,500. MU will play its home opener vs. Detroit

on April 20, at 7 p.m. Central time before hosting nationally ranked Duke in the season

finale on May 5 (noon CT).

Marquette lacrosse tickets available

• Individual and season tickets for the 2013 Marquette University men’s and women’s

lacrosse season are available at GoMarquette.com/tickets. Tickets are available at the

MU Ticket Office located in the Al McGuire Center or by calling 414-288-GoMU (4668).



2013 Stats

12 Conor Gately 2GP/4pts/1g/3a/3gb

3 Bryan Badolato 2GP/5pts/5g/3gb

23 Tyler Melnyk 2GP/3pts/2g/1a/4gb


4 Kyle Whitlow 2GP/3g/3pts/1a

31 Phil McFarland 2GP/1gb/3 shots

49 Connor Bernal 2GP/2g/2pts/2gb

Defensive Midfield

25 Jacob Richard 2GP/3gb

13 Zach Barr 2GP


42 Jerry Nobile 2GP/5gb

17 Tyler Gillgian 2GP/4gb


8 B.J. Grill 2GP

19 Charley Gargano 1GP/1gb

21 Liam Byrnes 2GP/2gb


55 JJ Sagl 1-1/23 saves/10gb


45 Cullen Cassidy 12-29 (.414)/3gb

50 Paul Riportella 5-16 (.313)/2gb



2013 Stats

39 Henry Nelson 2GP/2g/2pts/1gb/1 shot

77 Brendan Smith 2GP/2a/2pts


35 Blaine Fleming 2GP/1g/1pt/3gb

14 A. Ciammaichella 1GP

29 Brett Hornung 2GP

6 James Raveret 1GP/1 shot

Defensive Midfield

28 Brendan Mahon 1GP/2gb

33 Andrew Smistad 2GP

34 Taylor Coughlin 1GP

27 Matt Melnyk n/a


1 Dan Mojica 2GP/2gb

26 Matthew Smith n/a


40 Travis Schelhorn 1GP


Matt Barone

1GP/0 saves/0.00 gaa

• Season tickets are $30 each and are good for all MU men’s and women’s home lacrosse

games in 2013. Individual tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for youth, and can also be purchased

at the gate. Group tickets are also available by contacting the MU Ticket Office.

Golden Eagles facing nation’s top teams in first season

• Marquette is slated to go head-to-head against some of the top college lacrosse teams

throughout the country in 2013. There were six schools on MU’s inaugural schedule either

ranked or receiving votes in one or both of the national polls when the Golden Eagles

opened the regular season on Feb. 23 at Ohio State, a consensus top-20 team.

• Currently the highest-ranked opponent the Golden Eagles are scheduled to play is No.

2/2 Notre Dame (April 2 in Chicago).

How MU has fared against the top-20 ...

• MU dropped its first regular-season game at No. 19/17 Ohio State, 18-8 on Feb. 23; the

Buckeyes check in this week ranked as high as No. 8 (Nike/Inside Lacrosse Poll).

• Marquette defeated Air Force, 8-6, for the program’s first-ever win on March 2. The Falcons,

who entered the game with an overall record of 4-1 and whose only previous loss

was to No. 4 North Carolina, were receiving votes in both major polls.

2013 preseason sets stage for inaugural campaign

• Marquette played a total of four exhibition games in early February in advance of its inaugural

season. MU traveled to Michigan on Feb. 2 to play the Wolverines followed by a

scrimmage vs. Denison. The Golden Eagles then played Hofstra and Penn in Hempstead,

N.Y., on Feb. 10.

Smistad, Dvorak & Matt Melnyk tabbed team captains

• Head coach Joe Amplo announced in early May 2012 that Calgary, Alberta, native Andrew

Smistad was named the first team captain in the history of the Marquette men’s

lacrosse program. A 6-foot-2 defensive midfielder, Smistad was appointed to the leadership

role following the team’s first year as an organized varsity program in 2011-12 in

which MU did not compete.

• Redshirt sophomore Ben Dvorak (St. Charles, Ill.) and redshirt junior Matt Melnyk (Calgary,

Alberta) joined Andrew Smistad at the end of the team’s fall season. Head coach Joe

Amplo made the announcement in December, prior to holiday break before the 2013

spring semester. All three co-captains have prior NCAA Division I playing experience. Dvorak

transferred to Marquette from Bellarmine, while Smistad and Melnyk came to MU

after Presbyterian dropped its men’s lacrosse program.

Road warriors make debut by embarking on nationwide tour

• Lacrosse fans in Milwaukee will have to wait until late in the 2013 season to see the

Golden Eagles play their first-ever home game. MU will play nine games outside the state

of Wisconsin before hosting Detroit on April 20 at Hart Park.

• Marquette’s nine consecutive road (or neutral site) games to open this season is the

most in NCAA Division I lacrosse, three more than runner-up VMI (6). MU will travel over

11,000 miles before its first home game.

• In addition to the 2013 home opener on April 20 (Detroit), Marquette is scheduled to

play just one other contest at Hart Park; MU welcomes 2010 national champion Duke to

Milwaukee in the regular season finale on May 5.

Transfers help Marquette lax blaze a new trail

• Nearly half of the 25 original members of the Golden Eagles men’s lacrosse team who

redshirted in 2011-12 transferred into Marquette from another college or university. There

are a total of 12 transfers on the MU roster to begin the 2012-13 season.


Week 3 — March 3, 2013

Rk. Team (first-place votes) Points

1. Maryland (22) 497

2. Notre Dame (3) 476

3. Cornell 447

4. Loyola 421

5. Princeton 390

6. Johns Hopkins 344

7. Denver 341

8. Ohio State 313

9. Virginia 297

10. Syracuse 285

11. North Carolina 230

12. Penn State 224

13. UMass 213

14. Drexel 152

15. Colgate 145

16. Hofstra 123

17. Lehigh 102

18. Penn 100

19. Fairfield 43

20. Yale 26

Others receiving votes: Marist, St. John’s, Providence,

Bucknell, Duke, Bellarmine, Albany,

Brown, Quinnipiac, Villanova, Stony Brook,



Week 3 — March 3, 2013

Rk. Team (first-place votes) Points

1. Maryland (11) 257

2. Notre Dame (2) 248

3. Cornell 232

4. Loyola 216

5. Princeton 201

6. Johns Hopkins 181

7. Denver 172

8. Virginia 168

9t. UMass 140

9t. North Carolina 140

11. Ohio State 133

12. Syracuse 117

13. Penn State 100

14. Drexel 72

15. Hofstra 59

16. Colgate 57

17. Fairfield 55

18. Penn 49

19. Lehigh 28

20. Quinnipiac 19

Others receiving votes: Yale, Marist, Providence,

Brown, Bucknell, St. John’s, Albany, Bellarmine,


• Transfers to Marquette came from: Hofstra (James Raveret, Jerry Nobile, James Raveret;

Presbyterian (Matt Melnyk, Tyler Melnyk, Andrew Smistad); Bellarmine (Ben Dvorak);

Saint Joseph’s (Pat Townsend); Mercer (Taylor Coughlin); Franklin & Marshall (Connor



at Home 0-0 --

Away 1-1 W1

Neutral 0-0 --

Artificial Turf 1-1 W1

Natural Grass 0-0 --

Daytime 1-1 W1

Night 0-0 --

Overtime 0-0 --

Weekday 0-0 --

Saturday/Sunday 1-1 W1

Against top-20 0-1 L1

Against unranked teams 1-0 W1

Leading after one quarter 1-0 W1

Trailing after one quarter 0-1 L1

Tied after one quarter 0-0 --

Leading after halftime 1-0 W1

Trailing after halftime 0-1 L1

Tied at halftime 0-0 --

Leading after three quarters 0-0 --

Trailing after three quarters 0-1 L1

Tied after three quarters 1-0 W1

Scoring first 1-0 W1

Opponent scores first 0-1 L1

Scoring 10+ goals 0-0 --

Scoring fewer than 10 goals 1-1 W1

Allowing 10+ goals 0-1 L1

Allowing fewer than 10 goals 1-0 W1

More ground balls 0-0 --

Fewer ground balls 0-1 L1

Ground balls equal 1-0 W1

Winning more faceoffs 0-0 --

Opp. wins more faceoffs 1-1 W1

Faceoffs equal 0-0 --

Scored one man-up goal 0-1 L1

Allowed one man-up goal 0-0 --

Scored 2+ man-up goals 1-0 W1

Allowed 2+ man-up goals 0-1 L1

Committed more penalties 0-1 L1

Committed fewer penalties 0-0 --

Penalties equal 1-0 W1

More turnovers 0-1 L1

Fewer turnovers 1-0 W1

Turnovers equal 0-0 --

Gilligan, Coach Rodgers represent respective national teams

• Redshirt freshman Tyler Gilligan, a long-stick midfielder from Whitby, Ontario, was

named to the U-19 Canadian National Lacrosse Team in 2011 and was one of 24 players

to represent the country at the U19 Men’s World Championship in Turku, Finland in July


• Volunteer assistant coach Scott Rodgers has participated in U.S. National Team training

events since two-time All-American goalie graduated from Notre Dame in 2010. Rodgers

most recently played in the 2013 Champion® Challenge in January, where Team USA

played exhibition games against Loyola and Notre Dame at Disney’s Wide World of Sports

complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Marquette active in campus & greater Milwaukee community

• Keeping in line with Marquette’s mission of service, MU head coach Joe Amplo felt the

best way for his new program to assimilate with the campus community was through a

variety of outreach efforts.

• Notably, Marquette men’s lacrosse has been heavily involved with the Friends of Jaclyn

Foundation and also sponsored a toy drive this past holiday season in which the team donated

thousands of dollars of toys and gift cards to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Other community service events MU lax has participated in include: 35th Annual Briggs

& Al’s Run to benefit Children’s Hospital, Hunger Clean Up and Habitat for Humanity.

Nick Colleluori Classic a special event for MU & Coach Amplo

• Marquette traveled to Folsom, Pa., this past October to compete in the Nick Colleluori

Classic held at Ridley High School. The event marked the first time that the new varsity

lacrosse program went head-to-head against other NCAA Division I competition during

the fall exhibition season. MU went on to defeat High Point by a final score of

• MU’s first exhibition games at the Nick Colleluori Classic held special meaning for head

coach Joe Amplo, who recruited Colleluori to Hofstra University, where Amplo was a longtime

assistant. The event, named after the Ridley High graduate who passed away in 2005

after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, benefits the HEADstrong Foundation.


GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the week

JJ Sagl (March 4)


The Dawn of a New Era

December 16, 2010

Athletic director Steve Cottingham holds a press

conference at the Al McGuire Center to announce

that Marquette University is adding

NCAA Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse.

Marquette also announces that legendary coach

Dave Cottle has been hired as as a consultant to

help advise during the head coaching search

and transition.


February 4, 2011

Joe Amplo, associate head coach at Hofstra University,

is named the first head coach in the history

of the Marquette men’s lacrosse program.

Cal-Berkeley assistant Meredith Black becomes

Marquette’s women’s lacrosse head coach.


May 2, 2011

Former Hofstra standout John Orsen joins the

coaching staff as the program’s first assistant



May 18, 2011

Stephen Brundage is named MU’s top assistant,

coming from Princeton where he helped run the

Tigers’ offense.


July 13, 2011

Coach Amplo announces Marquette’s first-ever

recruiting class. It consists of 25 individuals, including

12 college transfers, representing 10 different

states and two Canadian provinces, who

enrolled at MU to train throughout the year

while redshirting the 2011-12 season.

September 6, 2011

Marquette student-athletes participate their

first official lacrosse training session at Valley



September 14, 2011

Former Notre Dame All-American goalie Scott

Rodgers is added to the coaching staff as a volunteer



September 20, 2011

First official team practice at Valley Fields.


May 8, 2012

Andrew Smistad named first team captain in

school history.


December 16, 2012

Ben Dvorak and Matt Melnyk join Andrew Smistad

as team co-captains.


September 5, 2012

First official practice of the 2012-13 inaugural

season for MU men’s lacrosse.


October 6, 2012

Marquette plays its first exhibition games, defeating

High Point, 13-7, and Robert Morris, 12-

8, at the Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic in

Folsom, Pa.

January 12, 2013

2013 spring practice begins.


February 2, 2013

Marquette plays its first preseason exhibition

games in Ann Arbor, Mich., with contests against

Michigan and Denison.


February 23, 2013

Marquette travels to Ohio State to play its firstever

NCAA Division I lacrosse regular season

game, losing to the Buckeyes, 18-8. Bryan

Badolato scores the first goal in the history of

the program at the 1:30 mark of the first quarter.


March 2, 2013

Marquette wins its first NCAA Division I game,

8-6, at Air Force behind 14 saves from freshman

goalie JJ Sagl. MU never trails against the Falcons

as MU’s Joe Amplo wins his first game as a

collegiate head coach.

#19 Charlie Gargano | Brightwaters, N.Y.



1 Dan Mojica D R-Fr. 6-3 180 Springfield, Pa./Springfield

3 Bryan Badolato A R-Jr. 6-0 185 West Islip, N.Y./West Islip/Sacred Heart

4 Kyle Whitlow A R-Fr. 5-10 170 Coldwater, Ontario/Hill Academy

5 Greg Willey M R-Fr. 5-10 190 St. Louis, Mo./Chaminade Prep

6 James Raveret M R-So. 6-0 185 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West/Hofstra

7 Ben Dvorak (c) M R-So. 6-1 195 St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North/Bellarmine

8 B.J. Grill D R-Fr. 5-7 145 Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan

9 Ryan Condon M R-Fr. 6-3 220 Wausau, Wis./Wausau West

10 Pat Townsend M Jr. 6-2 185 Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel/Saint Joseph’s

11 K.C. Kennedy M R-Fr. 5-9 165 Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice

12 Conor Gately A Fr. 6-1 160 Yorktown Heights, N.Y./ Yorktown

13 Zach Barr M Fr. 6-1 210 Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West

14 Anthony Ciammaichella D Fr. 5-11 175 Lewis Center, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales

15 Thomas Place A Fr. 5-8 156 St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis University H.S.

16 Brian Porter D Fr. 6-2 200 Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade

17 Tyler Gilligan M R-Fr. 5-10 175 Whitby, Ontario/Hill Academy

19 Charley Gargano D R-Fr. 6-1 175 Brightwaters, N.Y./Bay Shore

20 Sam Lindsey A Fr. 5-10 165 Durham, N.C./Jordan

21 Liam Byrnes D R-Fr. 6-3 180 West Islip, N.Y./West Islip

23 Tyler Melnyk A R-Jr. 6-0 195 Calgary, Alberta/Civic Memorial/Presbyterian

24 Matt Barone G Fr. 6-2 165 Boothwyn, Pa./Salesianum School

25 Jacob Richard M Fr. 6-0 180 West Chester, Pa./Henderson

26 Matthew Smith M/D Fr. 6-0 190 Sicklerville, N.J./St. Joseph’s Prep

27 Matt Melnyk (c) D R-Jr. 5-11 185 Calgary, Alberta/Bishop O’Byrne/Presbyterian

28 Brendan Mahon M R-Fr. 6-0 160 Malverne, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial

29 Brett Hornung M Fr. 6-3 190 Westlake, Ohio/Saint Ignatius

31 Phil McFarland A Fr. 5-11 170 Chesterfield, Mo./Christian Brothers College H.S.

32 Ryan Buckley A Fr. 5-10 150 Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville

33 Andrew Smistad (c) M R-So. 6-2 205 Calgary, Alberta/Central Memorial/Presbyterian

34 Taylor Coughlin M R-So. 6-0 180 South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North/Mercer

35 Blaine Fleming M Fr. 6-1 175 Bryn Mawr, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep School

36 Mike Clemente M Fr. 6-1 170 Madison, N.J./Madison

37 Alex Utt D R-Fr. 5-8 190 Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemon

39 Henry Nelson A Fr. 5-9 150 Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice

40 Travis Schelhorn D R-Fr. 6-0 170 Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale

41 Salvatore Vitale D Fr. 6-1 185 Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony’s

42 Jerry Nobile D R-Jr. 5-10 190 Bay Shore, N.Y./ West Islip/Hofstra

44 Connor Hewett M R-So. 6-0 195 Westfield, N.J./Westfield/Franklin & Marshall

45 Cullen Cassidy M R-Jr. 6-0 205 Potomac, Md./Landon School/Hofstra

49 Connor Bernal M Fr. 5-8 160 Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island

50 Paul Riportella M Fr. 6-1 190 West Islip, N.Y./West Islip

55 JJ Sagl G Fr. 5-6 170 West Islip, N.Y./West Islip/Goucher College

77 Brendan Smith A Fr. 6-0 195 West Islip, N.Y./West Islip

88 Sam Cannon D Fr. 5-10 180 Saint Louis, Mo./Saint Louis University H.S.

* letters earned; (c) - captain

Coaching and Support Staff

Head Coach: Joe Amplo (1st season)

Assistant Coach: Steve Brundage

Assistant Coach: John Orsen

Volunteer Assistant/Goalies: Scott Rodgers

Certified Athletic Trainer: Jeremy J. Johnson

Joe Amplo was named the first head

coach in Marquette men's lacrosse history

on Feb. 4, 2011.

Amplo comes to Marquette with 11

years of collegiate coaching experience,

10 of which came at his alma mater, Hofstra

University. He served as associate head coach with the Pride

for three years, and was the team's defensive coordinator.

During his time at Hofstra, Amplo participated in 10 NCAA

Championships, three as a student-athlete and seven as a coach,

the most recent of which came in 2010.

Amplo joined the Hofstra coaching staff as a graduate assistant

in 1999 and remained with the University until 2001 when he took

an assistant coaching position at the University of Pennsylvania.

After one year at Penn, Amplo returned to Long Island where he

remained through the 2011 season.

In his first stint with Hofstra, Amplo worked under then-head

coach John Danowski, now the coach of 2010 NCAA Champion

Duke University.

Since his return to Hofstra in 2003, the Pride has posted a 76-

49 record and advanced to five NCAA Championships. He has



coached 53 all-conference players at Hofstra, including five conference

players of the year, four rookies of the year and 21 all-

Americans. One of those players, Doug Shannahan, earned the

Tewaaraton Award in 2001, honoring the top player in college

lacrosse. Amplo has also coached another Tewaaraton Award finalist

in Chris Unterstein, 13 North-South All-Stars and six USILA

Scholar All-Americans.

As a student-athlete, he was an All-America East performer as

a senior in 1999 when he started all 16 games and led the school

to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. He played in 58

games in his career and notched 91 ground balls, 40 of which came

during his senior season.

In addition to his work with Hofstra, Amplo is active on the lecture

circuit and is the founder and director of the Long Island Classic

and Clinic, one of the largest youth and high school

tournaments in the nation. He is also the director of the Blue and

Gold Lacrosse Camps, which operates on the Hofstra campus.

The Farmingville, N.Y., native attended Sachem High School in

Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., where he earned four letters in both

lacrosse and football and was an all-conference performer in both



Seth Tierney, head coach at Hofstra University:

"While we are sorry to see Joe leave Hofstra... we are excited for his opportunity to become a head coach at an outstanding institution like Marquette

University. Joe has worked hard, both as a player and a coach, to reach this level and we are happy for him. He brings the passion, intensity and knowledge

to his position that will make him successful."

Bill Tierney, six-time NCAA champion and head coach at University of Denver:

"As Marquette University moves forward in its creation of a first-class

Division I men's lacrosse program, it could not have done better than to

hire Joe Amplo. Joe is greatly respected in the collegiate lacrosse coaching

community and everyone feels great about him getting his first

chance to be a head coach. He was a great player and great assistant

coach, but most importantly he has the passion and drive to make his

team great, and I am sure he will accomplish that task".

John Danowski, 2010 NCAA champion and

head coach at Duke University:

"Joe Amplo gets coaching.He understands the importance the position

plays in the development of today's student-athlete. His strong sense of

family, superb communication skills and his love of teaching has already

given Marquette lacrosse an identity that their students and fans will be

proud of."

Jon Jiloty, editor of Inside Lacrosse magazine:

"Joe Amplo is one of the country's top assistant coaches and I think Marquette

made a great hire. Not only is he an excellent defensive coach,

but he's a first-class individual that really gets it. He will be a great ambassador

for Marquette's brand-new program."

Amplo’s Coaching Experience

Year School Record Position

2000 Hofstra 11-5 Grad. Assistant

2001 Hofstra 10-7 Grad. Assistant

2002 Penn 9-4 Assistant Coach

2003 Hofstra 11-6 Assistant Coach

2004 Hofstra 4-10 Assistant Coach

2005 Hofstra 8-8 Assistant Coach

2006 Hofstra 17-2 Assistant Coach

2007 Hofstra 6-8 Assistant Coach

2008 Hofstra 10-6 Assistant Coach

2009 Hofstra 11-4 Associate Head Coach

2010 Hofstra 9-5 Associate Head Coach

2011 Hofstra 13-3 Associate Head Coach

2012 Marquette -- Head Coach

2013 Marquette 1-1 Head Coach

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