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Chris Wojcik The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse

Chris Wojcik

Chris Wojcik ’96 has returned Harvard to the national stage in his six years as the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse.

Harvard reached the title game of the Ivy League Tournament in 2016 after knocking off top-seeded and second-ranked Brown in the semifinal, 13-12. That victory was one of three for the Crimson over a nationally ranked opponent, with Harvard also defeating then No. 4 Duke, 14-9, and then No. 20 Villanova, 13-12. The win over the Wildcats came in the season opener in overtime as the Crimson became just the second team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive games in overtime. At the conclusion of the year Bobby Duvnjak (third team), Devin Dwyer (third team), and Joe Lang (honorable mention) were named to the USILA All-America teams, with a total of six individuals garnering All-Ivy League honors.

In 2014 the Crimson did what no other team had done in 24 years, winning the program’s first Ivy League championship since 1990 with a 5-1 conference record. By virtue of its regular season title, the Crimson earned the right to host the Ivy League Tournament at Harvard Stadium, where it advanced to the tournament final for the second time in program history. The feat helped earn Harvard an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament, its first since 2006 and sixth overall, while elevating the Crimson to a ranking of 11th in the nation. Harvard finished the year off with a 10-7 overall record, an impressive 7-1 mark in Cambridge, four wins over ranked opponents, and seven selections to the All-Ivy League teams, the second most in program history. Additionally, Devin Dwyer and Bobby Duvnjak garnered USILA All-America honorable mention honors, and Wojcik was tabbed as the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year.

Ben DeLuca Associate Head Coach

Ben DeLuca

Ben DeLuca was announced as the associate head coach for Harvard men's lacrosse on June 3, 2015 and is in his second season on head coach Chris Wojcik's '96 staff.

In DeLuca's first season on the sideline Harvard reached the title game of the Ivy League Tournament after knocking off top-seeded and second-ranked Brown in the semifinal, 13-12. That victory was one of three for the Crimson over a nationally ranked opponent, with Harvard also defeating then No. 4 Duke, 14-9, and then No. 20 Villanova, 13-12. The win over the Wildcats came in the season opener in overtime as the Crimson became just the second team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive games in overtime. At the conclusion of the year Bobby Duvnjak (third team), Devin Dwyer (third team), and Joe Lang (honorable mention) were named to the USILA All-America teams, with a total of six individuals garnering All-Ivy League honors.

DeLuca came to Cambridge after spending the previous two seasons as a defensive assistant under John Danowski at Duke, helping the Blue Devils to the 2014 national championship. DeLuca coached four defensive All-American’s in his first season in Durham as the Blue Devils ranked fourth in the NCAA in ground balls per game (35.05). Duke also ranked fourth in ground balls (37.00) in 2015 and earned a berth to the NCAA tournament, with short stick defensive midfielder Will Haus earning his second straight All-America honor.

Eric Wolf Assistant Coach

Eric Wolf

Eric Wolf was announced as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for Harvard men's lacrosse on July 24, 2015 and is in his second season on head coach Chris Wojcik's '96 staff.

In Wolf's first season on the sideline Harvard reached the title game of the Ivy League Tournament after knocking off top-seeded and second-ranked Brown in the semifinal, 13-12. That victory was one of three for the Crimson over a nationally ranked opponent, with Harvard also defeating then No. 4 Duke, 14-9, and then No. 20 Villanova, 13-12. The win over the Wildcats came in the season opener in overtime as the Crimson became just the second team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive games in overtime. At the conclusion of the year Bobby Duvnjak (third team), Devin Dwyer (third team), and Joe Lang (honorable mention) were named to the USILA All-America teams, with a total of six individuals garnering All-Ivy League honors.

Wolf had served the previous four seasons as the offensive coordinator at Albany where he boasted the nation’s highest scoring offense each of the last three years. Albany set new Division I records with 325 goals, 203 assists and 528 points in 2015, with the 2013 and 2014 squads also ranking in the NCAA’s top 10 for points and goals in a season. The Great Danes reached the NCAA tournament in each of the three years after capturing the America East Tournament championship, reaching the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015.

Joe Nardella Assistant Coach

Joe Nardella

Joe Nardella was announced as an assistant coach for Harvard men's lacrosse on Sept. 14, 2015 and is in his second season on head coach Chris Wojcik's '96 staff.

In Nardella's first season on the sideline Harvard reached the title game of the Ivy League Tournament after knocking off top-seeded and second-ranked Brown in the semifinal, 13-12. That victory was one of three for the Crimson over a nationally ranked opponent, with Harvard also defeating then No. 4 Duke, 14-9, and then No. 20 Villanova, 13-12. The win over the Wildcats came in the season opener in overtime as the Crimson became just the second team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive games in overtime. At the conclusion of the year Bobby Duvnjak (third team), Devin Dwyer (third team), and Joe Lang (honorable mention) were named to the USILA All-America teams, with a total of six individuals garnering All-Ivy League honors.

Nardella was drafted as a midfielder by the Boston Cannons in the fifth round, 36th overall, of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft. He played in two games and registered two goals during the 2015 regular season, and added one goal in the Cannon’s lone playoff game.

Noah Fossner Lacrosse Operations Coordinator

Joe Nardella

Noah Fossner joined the Harvard men's lacrosse staff as the lacrosse operations coordinator in August 2016.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Noah Fossner to our staff,” said Wojcik. “Noah is a man of high character, diligent, and passionate about developing young men through lacrosse. He has experience at three other college lacrosse programs, and his background will enhance our overall program. Our entire staff is looking forward to teaming with Noah as we begin the 2016-2017 year.”

Fossner most recently spent a year as an assistant coach with Boston University in 2015-2016. Working with the Terrier goalies, Fossner guided Christian Carson-Banister to a Patriot League-best 10.73 saves per game. Carson-Banister sat among the top-25 in the country in save percentage (.533) and goals-against average (9.69).

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