Via UVA Sports Information

At Virginia’s annual lacrosse banquet on October 27th, Head Coach Dom Starsia announced that Marc Van Arsdale has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Virginia Cavaliers. One of the outstanding teachers in the college game, Van Arsdale is heavily involved in all aspects of the program and serves as the team’s offensive coordinator. This season Virginia led the nation in offense and scoring margin and became the first team to go 17-0 in a season. Under his tutelage this season, Matt Ward was named the USILA Player of the Year and was awarded the Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation’s top player, while Kyle Dixon was named the USILA Midfielder of the Year.

Van Arsdale is in his 12th year as an assistant coach at UVa. He spent five years as the head coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2001 before rejoining the Cavaliers in 2002. Under his lead, the Virginia offense has led the country in scoring twice (1996 and 2006).

“It is rare situation where a head coach can draw on the experience and expertise of someone like Marc,” said Starsia. “He is a colleague, a friend, and an invaluable resource for this program. This change simply reflects more accurately his role for Virginia lacrosse. I would certainly like to take this moment to thank Marc publicly and let him know how much we appreciate his contribution.”