Johns Hopkins graduate Greg Raymond, the men's defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Princeton, was hired Friday as the 19th head coach of the Hobart lacrosse team.
"After a comprehensive national search, it was clear that Coach Raymond possesses a passion for the game, an ability to connect with and motivate student-athletes, and an understanding and respect for the tradition of Hobart lacrosse," Hobart and William Smith president Mark D. Gearan said.
In four years at Princeton, Raymond's defense ranked first or second in the Ivy League three times and twice led the conference in man-down defense. Princeton won the Ivy League and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2012.
The Tigers climbed to No. 6 in the nation in 2012 in scoring defense, allowing just 7.25 goals per game, and No.2 in man-down defense, killing off 85 percent of the opposition's man-up opportunities.
Raymond was a long-stick midfielder for the Blue Jays from 2001 to 2005 and helped the program win the 2005 national championship.
He takes over a Statesmen team that finished 6-8 last season despite a 13-12 victory over national runner-up Syracuse in April.
Women's World Cup
Team Israel, coached by Lauren Paul Norris (McDonogh), beat Scotland, 13-6, to improve to 2-0 in pool play of the International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
Fellow McDonough grad Kimberly Dubansky, who played at Johns Hopkins, was named Player of the Game.
In other World Cup action, Ireland beat the Netherlands, 16-5; Finland earned an 11-4 victory over Sweden; and New Zealand topped Latvia, 25-3. Crysti Foote scored a goal with a little less than 20seconds to play to lead Canada to a 12-11 win over Australia.
Team USA, which is 1-0 in pool play, will face Wales today at 4:30 p.m.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun