Coach to stay at TU

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Towson’s men’s lacrosse program agreed to a contract extension with Head Coach Shawn Nadelen through 2019.

“I couldn’t be more excited about it,” Nadelen said. “My family and I love being at Towson. My wife is a professor here and I’m excited that we’re here to stay.”

Nadelen has coached at Towson for four seasons and has helped the team win two CAA Championships. 

He has a 37-31 record as the head coach at Towson.

“It just makes you feel confident as a coach when this happens,” he said. “They obviously like how we’re doing things as a coaching staff and its nice to see that we have the administration behind us.”

Nadelen recently led the team to a 12-6 season, in which the Tigers made it into the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers had an early exit in the tournament, but lost by just two goals against the Fighting Irish, who were the top team in the country.

The Tigers finished with the sixth best defense in goals against, and junior goalie Tyler White made Third-Team USILA All-American.

White also made All-CAA, along with senior defenseman JoJo Ostrander and sophomore attackman Joe Seider.

Nadelen has many returning starters for next season, and spoke about what the team’s goals for next season are.

“Our main focus is to be able to get deeper into the NCAA Tournament,” he said. “We want to have continued success, like winning the CAA Championship, and we want to get through that first round of the NCAA Tournament. We want to push into Final Four Weekend.”

The Tigers will look to defend their CAA Championship when the season starts in the spring.

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