Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/11/16
From Press Release
Pat March, the architect of a Vermont offense that was among the nation’s best a year ago, has been named an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Princeton. March joins Jesse Bernhardt on the staff for first-year head coach Matt Madalon.
“Pat March is an outstanding young coach, and I’m very happy that he will be part of Princeton lacrosse,” Madalon said. “He did a great job at Vermont, both coaching the offense and in recruiting. With Jesse and now Pat, I’m really excited about the staff we have put together, and we can’t wait to get started.”
As the offensive coordinator for the last three seasons at Vermont, March helped the Catamounts go from 55th in Division I in scoring offense to twice finishing 11th, including a year ago, when UVM averaged 12.35 goals per game. Vermont also ranked in the top 15 nationally in all five offensive categories – scoring offense, shooting percentage, man-up offense, points per game and assists per game.
The Catamounts had their best season ever in 2016, reaching the America East championship game before falling by a goal. March coached Ian MacKay, the America East Offensive Player of the Year and a third-team All-America, as well as five all-league selections.
“I’m honored to be offered the opportunity to become a part of the Princeton lacrosse family,” March said. “I would like to thank Matt Madalon for placing confidence in my ability and am excited to begin working with a program with such a great tradition of success.”
March spent two seasons coaching at Division III Dickinson College, during which time the team rose to as high as No. 2 nationally and won two conference titles and made two NCAA tournament appearances. He coached four first-team All-Americas and 12 All-Americas total, as well as 15 all-league selections. The team set school records for goals, assists and points.
March began his coaching career at Roanoke, his alma mater, in the 2011 season, when the Maroons reached the NCAA semifinals.
A two-time All-America attackman before graduating in 2010 with a degree in criminal justice, March ranks fourth all-time in Roanoke history in goals with 152, as well as fifth in points (243) and ninth in assists (91).