|We have a lot happening here on the Vanderbilt Men's Lacrosse front.
1. New Coaches.
First, this news from Coach Tyler:
I am happy to announce that the Vanderbilt men's Lacrosse team coaching staff has been expanded with some top talent
- Coach Adam Little will be the Offensive
Coordinator and Coach Martin Schmidt will be the Defensive Coordinator.
Adam's played his college lacrosse at Baylor University, and has been
coaching at the high school level for almost 10 years and has 2 State
Championships under his belt, as well as holds down his a job as a very
successful Video Editor in music for a company called Filmworkers.
Martin started playing lacrosse as a 7th grader in Greensboro, NC. After
playing midfield and attack in high school, he was recruited to
Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and made the transition to LSM. As a
team, they were consistently ranked in the top 10 in Division III during
that time (2001-2004) and competed in three NCAA tournaments, advancing to
the quarterfinals in 2003. Martin was a four-year letterman in lacrosse and
four-time academic all-conference selection. He graduated in 2004 and moved
to Baltimore to take a research position at Johns Hopkins. During his four
years at Hopkins, he played for the Baltimore Bullfrogs in the American
Lacrosse League and in indoor leagues in Baltimore and DC. Martin came to
Vanderbilt in the summer of 2008 to pursue a PhD in neuroscience with his
wife Alexandra, a medical student.
Their contact info is email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to welcome them to the Vanderbilt
Also you can reach Coach Tyler Hirsch any time at email@example.com.
2. The 2010-2011 Season.
The Coaches have been hard at work planning the new season. The new roster will be available on or about September
27. Lacrosse Nashville (our local lax equipment provider) will be setting up an online store exclusively for Vanderbilt gear
for players. More info will be posted on www.vandylax.com soon. Player fees for the upcoming season will be $450 in
the fall and $450 in the spring. Freshmen and transfer students will need to purchase helmets and gloves, as well. As
you know, the participation fee is only a small portion of the total costs of running the program and the Friends of Vandy
Lax are truly needed to bridge the financial gap. Which brings me to...
3. Family Weekend Lax Game: October 8
This is our inaugural lax event for Family Weekend at Natchez Field and we are really looking forward to it. We hope you
will attend and bring family and friends. It will be a great time. Tickets are $15 per person; VU students and children 12
and under are free. We will need parent volunteers and donations to help with the evening - game at 5:30 p.m. and a la
carte buffet dinner (for purchase) on the field at 7:00 p.m. Please make a reservation for the game by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me, Barbara Kelly Vessa, at 516.633.2056. You can also reply to this email to
make a reservation or to volunteer! Many thanks in advance for your support!
Donations - which are tax deductible as permitted by law - to benefit our student athletes and defray the team's out of
pocket expenses can be made directly to:
Check: Make Checks payable to “Vanderbilt University” and in the memo section list “Men’s Lacrosse Club”
Mail Checks to:
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727
Select “Other” when you are asked to indicate the area you would like to support and enter “Men’s Lacrosse Club” when
prompted for allocation description. Fill out the rest of the necessary information.
4. Alumni Weekend Golf Outing
Plenty of time to plan for this: we are working on a Vanderbilt Men's Lacrosse Golf Outing for players, parents, friends
and alums - likely date - Friday, April 8, 2011. Details to follow.
That's the news for now. Keep in touch - we want to hear from you! See you in Nashville on October 8th.
Barbara Kelly Vessa