Notebook: Towson men's lacrosse to host Japan's Keio University on Sept. 26

UMBC women adds Glenelg grad Mundy as assistant coach

September 04, 2012|From Sun news services

The Towson men’s lacrosse team will host Japan’s Keio University for a friendly international game on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

“Towson Lacrosse is very excited to host Keio University,” Tigers coach Shawn Nadelen said. “It is the premier lacrosse-playing school in Japan.  Keio is very passionate for the sport of lacrosse, and it is displayed in how they perform on the field.  We are honored to have Keio at Towson, and our players will share in a great experience playing against the Japanese players.  We look forward to having a competitive game."
 
Keio University is visiting Towson as part of a larger trip abroad to gain playing experience and participate in cultural exchange. The team has a long history of visiting the U.S. for friendly games and of hosting U.S. teams in Japan. Keio University students were instrumental in founding and promoting lacrosse in Japan.

Glenelg alum Mundy hired as UMBC women's assistant

UMBC women’s lacrosse co-head coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro have announced the hiring of Alex Mundy(Glenelg) as their assistant coach.   

“We are very excited to have Alex on our staff,” Appelt said. “She is a competitor and brings great passion to the game. She was a standout player at Vanderbilt and has a great deal of knowledge of the defensive system that we want to run. Tony and I know that Alex will be a great addition to the staff and we are excited to get started.” 

Mundy, a former two-time second-team All-American, played four seasons with the Vanderbilt women’s lacrosse program. During her time with the Commodores, Mundy earned first-team All-Conference and first-team Regional All-America honors while helping Vanderbilt to an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Top 15 national ranking all four seasons and appeared in four straight NCAA ournaments.

Mundy graduated in 2010 from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science, as well as a minor in managerial studies with a concentration in corporate strategy.

After her playing career and a brief stint outside of athletics, Mundy returned to the field, serving as an assistant coach at Yale for the past year. While with the Bulldogs, Mundy took on responsibilities such as team defensive coordinator, community service coordinator, alumni communications coordinator, equipment coordinator and co-recruiting coordinator.

“I could not be more excited to be joining the UMBC lacrosse family,”  Mundy said. “The enthusiasm that Tony and Amy share about the team and the program’s future is contagious, and to be appointed to a position as a part of their coaching staff is an enormous honor. I am so happy and fortunate to be able to call UMBC my new home.”    

Quick hits

Former CCBC-Essex defensive coordinator Tim King joined Division II Florida Tech in the same position. In two seasons with Florida Southern, King helped the program reach back-to-back Deep South Conference championship games. King coached at CCBC-Essex from 2008 to 2010 and assisted in the development of 10 All-Region XX players and six All-Americans for the Knights, who won National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX championships the final two seasons. In addition, he was the offensive coordinator at Friends from 2007 to 2008. As a player, King played at Hammond, CCBC-Essex and UMBC. ... Jon Athens (Northern) joined the coaching staff at Shorter, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics program in Rome, Ga.

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