Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/27/17
From Press Release
Wilmington University Director of Athletics Linda Van Drie-Andrzjewski has announced the hiring of Christian Zwickert to become the first head coach of it’s men’s lacrosse program. Competition is set to begin in the spring, 2018.
“We’re excited to have Christian come aboard,” Andrzjewski said. “We think his knowledge of the sport and coaching experience throughout the region will not only benefit the program in its first year, but help men’s lacrosse be a long term success at Wilmington University.”
Zwickert, previously head coach at Salesianum School, brings 11 years of collegiate coaching experience to Wilmington, including seven at the head coaching level. After two years at the helm of Immaculata University from 2011-12, Zwickert focused his attention to his Delaware Lacrosse Academy and the Delaware Silverbacks Lacrosse Club in which he has been the owner, director, and a head coach since 2006.
“I am honored to be named Wilmington University’s men’s lacrosse program’s first head coach,” Zwickert said of his hiring.
“Wilmington offers a winning combination of academic excellence and athletic Achievement. The support shown to me by the administration and the athletic department staff proves why the student-athletes and coaches are so successful. I look forward to building a winning tradition on and off the field.”
In his two seasons at Immaculata, Zwickert coached 11 players to All-Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) honors, including a program record six players in 2011. He led the Mighty Macs to the 2011 CSAC Tournament Semifinals as the number four seed.
Prior to Immaculata, Zwickert served as the head lacrosse coach at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, from 2004-08. He authored a 42-34 (.553) record and four-straight winning seasons during his five years. He was named the 2004 PAC Coach of the Year in his first season with the Wolverines.
Zwickert also has experience at the national level, creating, coaching, and managing the Polish National Lacrosse Team in 2008 in preparation for the 2010 World Games in Manchester, England. He coached the team to a 5-3 record and a 14th place finish at the 2010 World Games in the program’s first event.
He also served as the German National Team’s head coach in 2001, leading Germany to a perfect 6-0 record and winning the nation’s first European Championship in Cardiff, Wales. Zwickert played on the German national team prior to coaching, playing as both a midfielder and attacker from 1998 to 2000.
Zwickert earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education studies from the University of Delaware in 1995. He was a two-time Blue Hen Lacrosse Club team MVP as well as a three-time captain. He was the club’s vice president in 1994.
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