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Men’s lacrosse: @SJUHawks_MLAX adds Horowitz to staff

Friday, 5th December 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 12/5/14
From Press Release

Saint Joseph’s University has named Mike Horowitz (Muhlenberg ’11) to the men’s lacrosse coaching staff, it was announced by fourth-year head coach Taylor Wray.

Horowitz will assist in all facets of the program, with a specific focus on mentoring SJU’s goalkeepers and coordinating the scout team defense.

“I am thrilled to have someone with Mike’s knowledge and experience join our coaching staff,” said Wray. “He is an accomplished player with a great understanding of the game, and we are grateful to have him. Over the last three years, we have had some terrific coaches on our staff in the volunteer assistant role, but having Coach Horowitz here with us in the office everyday is just an incredible help to our program.”

Horowitz joins the Hawks’ staff from Pfeiffer University, where he coordinated a defense that ranked sixth in Division II in caused turnovers as part of the #14th-ranked team in the country. Horowitz coached one goalkeeper to All-America honors, along with three defensemen to the All-Conference Carolinas team.

Before joining Pfeiffer, Horowitz was the defensive assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University for two seasons. During his short time at FDU, Horowitz coached one goalkeeper and two defensemen to All-Conference accolades. In his first season, Horowitz helped guide the team to an 8-8 record, including a 6-1 mark at home. While a member of the Devils’ coaching staff, Horowitz earned his Master’s Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications.

Horowitz currently plays with both the field and box Israeli National Teams and played collegiately at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. He was a starting goalkeeper for three years and was an All-Centennial Conference selection both as a junior and a senior. Horowitz holds the record for saves in a game with 26 and is fourth all-time in career saves.

Horowitz is a native of Randolph, N.J. and joins a program that went 11-4 in 2014, including a 6-0 conference mark to win the Northeast Conference regular-season title.



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