Kevin Nguyen named pre-season All-American honorable mention by Inside Lacrosse Magazine
Dec 14, 2012
NDNU lacrosse mid-fielder, Kevin Nguyen was named a pre-season All-American honorable mention by Inside Lacrosse Magazine entering the 2013 season.
Nguyen is the first NDNU lacrosse player to be named to that list.
Interview with Kevin
Four Argos Earn WILA Honors,
Jackson Named Offensive Player of the Year
January 14 – The Notre Dame de Namur lacrosse team and Coach Stephen Dini have named their captains for the upcoming 2011 season. Seniors Greg Bearson, Nick Peterson, Brandon Miller and Tom Safilian earned the delegation of captains for the Argos.
“I am really excited to have four talented and experienced captains that can lead out team.” Dini said. “Their leadership will be instrumental in bringing our young team together.”
Bearson (Sammamish, WA / Eastlake HS) is a two year starter for the Argos in the midfield. He led the team in scoring in each of the last two seasons, tallying 24 goals as a junior and 18 as a sophomore. Bearson also finished second in points with 31 and groundballs with 60 while being earning the Coach’s Award.
Peterson (Las Vegas, NV / Centennial HS) has been a member of the Argonauts for the past three seasons. He finished his junior campaign with eight goals and nine assists while appearing in all 13 games. As a freshman, Peterson finished fifth on the team in points with 18 (nine goals, nine assists).
Miller (Calgary, Alberta) has been a staple on defense for NDNU over the past three seasons. He has appeared in 31 career games and started 27 of them. Miller was named NDNU Freshman of the Year in 2008 and is the vocal leader of the defense.
Safilian (Niwut, CO / Fairview HS) has played in both the midfield and on defense in his three years at NDNU. He has appeared in every game over the past two seasons, scoring one goal and adding an assist.
The Argos open up their season on February 16 with a trip to Phoenix to play Grand Canyon. While in Phoenix, the Argos will also take on perennial powerhouse C.W. Post as well as Pace University.
November 11 – Notre Dame de Namur University and head coach Steve Dini has announced the addition of four members to his coaching staff for the 2011 season. Derek Pedrick, Rick Blick, Matt Fredericks and Dana Jackson will all join Dini on the sidelines this season.
Pedrick, the first assistant and offensive coordinator comes to NDNU from Siena, where he was an assistant coach last season. At Siena, Pedrick helped guide the Saints to a 12-5 overall record and a perfect 8-0 league record. Prior to Siena, Pedrick served as assistant coach at The College of Wooster (Ohio) from 2007-2009. During his time at Wooster, the team recorded its highest win total (11-3) in school history and its man-up unit ranked 12th in the nation. Pedrick was also an assistant coach at Trinity College (Conn.) where he helped lead Trinity to a 3rd place finish in the NESCAC with a 9-6 overall record and coached the 4th ranked face-off player in Division III.
Pedrick was a four-year letter winner at Springfield College from 2002-05, playing in 67 career games and recording 83 points (72 G, 11 A). He won three league championships (2003-05) and the ECAC Tournament (2002) while playing for the Pride. Pedrick served as student assistant coach for Springfield College in 2005.
“I am so excited to have Derek as first assistant and offensive coordinator. He brings a level of knowledge and professionalism that will help elevate our players to the level that they need to perform.” Dini said. “He has proven that he has a great passion for coaching and creating great teams. We were truly blessed to get such a strong coach to come west to help our program.”
Blick, the defensive coordinator and goalie coach most recently served as head coach at Branson High School in Marin, California. Blick brings a legacy of talent with him to the NDNU coaching staff. He is a three time All-American and has been inducted into three different lacrosse Hall of-Fames—Long Island, Hobart and Northern California. He was also the Head Coach at Boston College from 1980-1982 after being hired on as an assistant in 1979.
Blick was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse and captain of the 1977 and 1978 teams while at Hobart and William Smith College. Blick was a key member of Hobart’s NCAA Championship winning teams in 1976 and 1977. An All-American goalie from 1976, 1977 and 1978, he received the C.M. Kelly Jr. Award for the outstanding Division III goalie and the Judge Thomas Kane Memorial Award as Hobart’s Most Valuable Player three consecutive years. A three-year starter for the Statesmen, Blick compiled an impressive 41-5 record and was a member of the 1976 and undefeated 1977 National Championship teams. Blick played in the North-South All-Star game and on the U.S. National Team at the World Championships in Manchester, England in 1978.
“Having Coach Blick on our staff gives not only the experience and expertise from one of the best players to ever play the game but one of the best position coaches as well.” Dini said. “Blick style of coaching is simple but effective. He is able to break the goalie position down to its core aspects and can relate that with our keepers on a one on one level. Having such a passionate and accomplished coach on the field every day makes the team better.”
Rounding out the coaching staff are Fredricks and Jackson. Fredricks will serve as the assistant defensive coach while Jackson comes on as a volunteer assistant.
Fredericks spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Saint Ignatius College Prep after ending his playing career at Georgetown.
Jackson, a four year member of the Hobart College team in 1980’s most recently coached at the Menlo School where he won consecutive high school state champions in 2000 and 2001.
“Fredericks is a fantastic teacher of the game, his knowledge and ability to coach our players is fantastic and we are so excited to have him part of our staff while he goes to graduate school at NDNU.” Dini said. “It’s also great to have Dana on the staff. His understanding of offense and his ability to motivate the players will be a real benefit to us this year.”