Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/9/16
From Press Release
Mike Poppleton is the newest member of the Drexel men’s lacrosse staff. The Johns Hopkins graduate has been named a volunteer assistant lacrosse coach by Drexel Head Coach Brian Voelker.
“We are looking forward to having Mike work with our face-off guys this season,” Voelker said. “He will be a valuable addition to our program and it will be great to have him around our team.”
Poppleton comes to Drexel from the Shipley School, where he served as an assistant coach last season. In addition, Poppleton is the owner of three companies, All-America Face Off, All-America Draw and All-America Goalie. He previously worked in sales for STX and in purchasing for Under Armour.
Poppleton is also an assistant coach with the Duke’s Lacrosse Club.
A 2013 graduate of Johns Hopkins, Poppleton was a Second Team All-American in 2013. He holds the Hopkins record for single-season and career face-off winning percentage. In 2013, Poppleton finished second in the nation with a .685 winning percentage. He graduated with a degree in economics and minored in entrepreneurship and management.
Poppleton, who also is an assistant coach and head face-off coach with the Duke’s L.C., had a brilliant career at Johns Hopkins. He also was on the US National Training Team in 2014.
Poppleton is the Hopkins record holder in career faceoff winning percentage (.644) and was a 2013 All-American. He ranked second in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (.685) in 2013 and won 85 of 154 face-offs (55 percent) for Rochester in 2015.
Poppleton is currently a member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. He has played the last four seasons in the league after being drafted 34th overall by the Hamilton Nationals in 2013. Poppleton’s Rochester Rattlers advanced to the championship game in 2015. He is a native of Manlius, N.Y. and attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School.
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