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

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.

Joe Nardella Assistant Coach

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.

Justin Turri Assistant Coach

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.

Stephen Toomy Assistant Coach

Stephen Toomy begins his first season as a member of the Harvard men's lacrosse staff in 2017-18.

Coming from crosstown rival Boston University, Toomy served as the defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Toomy led one of the best defenses in the country last season, giving up only 8.88 goals per game and ranking No. 15 in the country. Prior to BU, Toomy was the defensive coordinator and goalie coach at Colgate, helping the Raiders win the 2015 Patriot League Championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to Colgate, Toomy was the director of men’s lacrosse operations at the University of North Carolina for two years. In this role, he edited and distributed practice/game film as well as preparing opponent film for the coaches and players. He was a part of a coaching staff that won the 2013 ACC championship and made the NCAA tournament both years.

Toomy began his coaching career at his alma mater, Western New England University, where he coached the defense while also serving as the goalie coach and recruiting coordinator.

As a player at Western New England from 2005-2009, Toomy was a three-time all-conference selection and participated in the 2009 NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game. The Northborough, Massachusetts, native earned his bachelor's degree in accounting in May 2009 and has also served as a coach for Team Central Lacrosse and New England Developmental Lacrosse.

Al Lattell Lacrosse Operations Coordinator

Al Lattell begins his first season as the men's lacrosse operations coordinator in 2017-18.

Lattell joins the staff from Boston University, where he served in the same role from 2016-17. At BU, he oversaw day-to-day operations of the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, coordinating travel, overseeing student managers and handling alumni relations.

Lattell has been involved with the Terriers since he entered the university as a freshman in 2004. After playing four seasons with the club team, including captaining the squad in 2007 and 2008, he graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Lattell stayed with the Terriers as an assistant coach for four seasons, including the first two years at the Division I level.

In addition to his job with BU club lacrosse, Lattell worked as the director of operations at a law office in Needham, Massachusetts. He has served on the board of directors for the annual Cradle for a Cause charity lacrosse tournament. Lattell earned his master’s degree in education from UMass Boston in 2012.

A native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Lattell currently resides in Boston.

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