Red Dragon Coach to Lead Iroquois National Team

Red Dragon Coach to Lead Iroquois National Team

07/31/2013 

SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse coach Steve Beville has been named the head coach of the Iroquois Nationals men’s lacrosse team that will be competing in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Denver. The event, scheduled for July 10-19 next summer, is run by U.S. Lacrosse and is expected to be the largest international lacrosse event in history with as many as 40 nations represented.

Beville recently served as an assistant coach on the 2012 Iroquois Nationals U19 (under-19) squad that won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Finland. During that tournament, the team upset Team USA for its first-ever win versus an American team in international competition.

“This is a great honor for me to be chosen to lead the Iroquois men’s team for the 2014 championships,” Beville said. “I can’t imagine a better way to honor and give something back to the Iroquois people and the founders of this great game. We believe this team will be able to compete with the best in the world and be very successful.”

Beville’s assistant coaches will be University of Virginia associate head coach Marc Van Arsdale, a Geneva, N.Y., native and 1985 Hobart College graduate, and Penn State University assistant coach Chris Doctor, a Skaneateles, N.Y., native and 2007 Rutgers University alumnus.

In seven seasons at Cortland, Beville has led the Red Dragons to a combined 125-18 (.874) record and seven NCAA Div. III tournament appearances. Cortland won the national title in 2009 and finished as national runner-up in 2007, 2008 and 2012. He was selected as the 2009 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III National Coach of the Year and has been named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Coach of the Year three times (2008, 2010, 2012).

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Beville graduated from West Genesee High School in 1981. He was a two-time Div. III National Defenseman of the Year and played in three national championship games at Washington College in Maryland. Beville coached at Colorado College (1989-98) and the University of Vermont (1999-2006) prior to his arrival at Cortland.


More News

Staffer Named ‘Honorary Alumna’

Staffer Named ‘Honorary Alumna’

Robin Wheeler Baroni will be honored during July at Alumni Reunion 2018.


SUNY Cortland Hosting Summer Art Program for High School Students

SUNY Cortland Hosting Summer Art Program for High School Students

Week-long program offers hands-on, immersive opportunities.


SUNY Cortland Partner OPEN a Finalist for National Award

SUNY Cortland Partner OPEN a Finalist for National Award

The Partnership for a Healthier America has nominated OPEN for its Catalyst for Change Award.


Study Abroad Provides Canvas for Student Art in India

Study Abroad Provides Canvas for Student Art in India

Three aspiring teachers created a 12-piece art exhibition as part of their study abroad program in Mangalore, India.


Assemblywoman Lifton Honored by SUNY Cortland

Assemblywoman Lifton Honored by SUNY Cortland

Barbara Lifton received the College’s Presidential Champion of Excellence Award during SUNY Cortland’s undergraduate Commencement.


C-Club Hall of Fame to Add Eight New Members in October

C-Club Hall of Fame to Add Eight New Members in October

Eight new members will be inducted into the SUNY Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame during its 50th annual ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 6.


Commencement 2018 Photo Gallery

Commencement 2018 Photo Gallery

SUNY Cortland students and their families celebrated academic accomplishments.


Online Master’s in Sport Management Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Online Master’s in Sport Management Ranked Among Nation’s Best

The program was lauded for its flexibility and expert faculty.


Phi Kappa Phi Names 'Scholars of the Year'

Phi Kappa Phi Names 'Scholars of the Year'

The interdisciplinary honor society recognized six members April 21.


SUNY Cortland’s CSTV Hits Channel 20

SUNY Cortland’s CSTV Hits Channel 20

Student-run station CSTV will televise programs on Channel 20 next fall.


Explore

Visit

Contact