May 1, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army head coach Joe Alberici will add another accomplishment to his resume as the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) tabbed him to serve in that same role for the 71st annual USILA/Lax World Division I-II North-South Senior All-Star game, set for Friday, May 25, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Alberici will coach the North Team, while current Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese will coach the South Team.
"I'm extremely humbled and honored to be asked to serve in such a prestigious role," Alberici said. "This senior all-star game has such a rich tradition and I'm excited to be a part of it. This is a great way not only to showcase our program, but also the Academy and the Patriot League, during the biggest weekend of collegiate lacrosse."
In the midst of his seventh season as Army's head coach, Alberici boasts a 56-51 mark on the banks of the Hudson and has led the Black Knights to a Patriot League Tournament berth in all seven years. Lauded as the 2008 Patriot League Coach of the Year, he owns a 64-57 career record.
Alberici guided Army to its lone Patriot League Tournament crown in 2010, a season that also saw the Black Knights advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Army eliminated then-defending national national champion Syracuse, 9-8, in double overtime at the Carrier Dome in the opening round.
A native of Auburn, N.Y., and two-time All-America selection at Alfred University, Alberici has mentored 11 Patriot League major award winners to include 2012 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year Tim Henderson and 2012 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Brendan Buckley this spring. In addition, the Black Knights have earned 13 All-America certificates since Alberici's arrival in 2005. He became the 10th head coach in Army's rich 95-year history.
The 71st edition of this event will serve as a precursor to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, which will commence with the Final Four at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend.
Alberici and his Black Knights close out the regular season at No. 10/8 Johns Hopkins this Saturday, May 5, at historic Homewood Field. Face-off is set for 2 p.m. and the game will air live on ESPNU.