Peet Poillon, a star player in the Baltimore area at both the college and professional levels, has joined the Delaware men's lacrosse coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Poillon, who earned All-America honors at both Ohio State and UMBC, and most recently served as boys coach at his alma mater, Seneca (Pa.) High, joins a staff headed by 35th-year head coach Bob Shillinglaw, associate head coach Greg Carroll, and assistant coach Rob Cross.
“Our staff is excited to add Peet as a volunteer assistant coach,” said Shillinglaw, who ranks among the all-time leaders in wins among college coaches with 305. “Peet has outstanding credentials and is one of the up and coming young coaches in Division I. He will be a great addition to all aspects of our program.”
Poillon, 25, was an honor student at UMBC, gaining United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-America honors and earning his degree in interdisciplinary studies and entrepreneurship in sports in 2010.
A native of Cranberry Township, Pa., Poillon is one of the top midfielders in the professional game and has earned Major League Lacrosse All-Star honors three times in four seasons. Heading into his first season with the Charlotte Hounds, he has played two seasons each with the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Denver Outlaws and led Denver to a MLL runner-up finish in 2012, when he finished with 24 goals and 13 assists. The 2010 MLL Most Improved Player Award winner is also currently a member of Team USA.
Poillon played at Howard Community College in 2006 and 2007, earning conference Player of the Year honors and first team JUCO All-America honors both seasons. He began his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant coach at UMBC during the fall of 2009 and served as co-offensive coordinator for the Retrievers.
UMBC trio named Preseason All-Americans
Three UMBC players were named to the Preseason All-America East team by Inside Lacrosse in its Face-Off Yearbook: senior goalie Adam Cohen (Severn), junior midfielder Phil Poe and senior attackman Scott Jones.
Binghamton junior midfielder Michael Antinozzi (Fallston) was the other Baltimore-area player chosen.
In the coaches' poll, the Retrievers were picked second behind Stony Brook.
Severn alums honored
Two Severn graduates have been picked as Division III Preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse.
Tufts junior Beau Wood was named to the first team, while teammate Cole Bailey, a sophomore attackman, was selected as honorable mention.
3 D-II players from Baltimore area named all-conference
Among the Division II all-conference picks by Inside Lacrosse were Belmont Abbey junior defenseman Connor Doyle (Howard) and Queens sophomore long-stick midfielder Tim Cloud (Severna Park), who were named to the All-Conference Carolinas team, and Catawba senior midfielder Tom Cullop, who was chosen All-Deep South.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun