Camp Director: Joe Alberici
Joe Alberici enters his 12th season at the helm of the Army lacrosse program. Alberici became the 10th head coach in Army's storied 90-year history in 2006, and was tasked to fill the big shoes left by his mentor, Jack Emmer, who retired as college lacrosse's all-time winningest coach in 2005.
Alberici led Army to it’s first-ever Patriot League tournament title in 2010, defeating Navy, 11-8, in the championship contest. The Black Knights, who compiled a 6-0 conference record during the regular season for the first time that spring, went on to upset No. 2-ranked Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
When it comes to Alberici and producing successful cadet-athletes both on the field and in the classroom, the numbers speak for themselves. In just eight short years at the Academy, his players have earned a total of 16 All-American certificates. Alberici has also mentored seven Patriot League major award winners (Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year), 32 Patriot League Honor Roll recipients, four Academic All-Americans, three Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year and one Lowes Senior CLASS Award winner (Andrew Maisano, 2010). In addition, five of his players have gone in the Major League Lacrosse draft.
Prior to arriving at Army, Alberici spent 9 years at Duke. Alberici's tenure at Duke coincided with the Blue Devils' rise to national prominence, which culminated in their magical run to the Division I title contest in 2005, a game in which they fell 9-8 to top-ranked Johns Hopkins. Alberici's duties at Duke included recruiting director, assisting with the daily administration of the program, serving as the Blue Devils' defensive coordinator and coaching the team's goalkeepers. After serving as offensive coordinator and working with Duke's man-up offense during his first eight years, he assumed the roles of defensive coordinator and coach of the man-down defense during his final season. He was promoted to associate head coach in 1999.
A 1991 graduate of Alfred University, Alberici was a two-time lacrosse All-American in 1990 and 1991 and also garnered Academic All-American accolades as a senior. A four-year starter at attack, he set six school scoring records and led the Saxons to winning seasons in 1989, 1990 and 1991. A three-time team captain, Alberici led the entire nation, including all three divisions, in assists as a junior, garnering 78 helpers in 17 contests for a 4.6 assist per-game average. In 2001, Alberici was inducted into Alfred's Hall of Fame.
Alberici served a term as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Lacrosse Team at the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester, England, helping the Americans to the gold medal. In 2007, he was also appointed to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Board of Directors, the sport's national governing body.
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