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OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens men’s lacrosse program is proud to announce that Mark Lange has been hired as the team’s new Head Coach. Lange joins the Ravens from the women’s lacrosse team at NCAA D-III Castleton University, where he lead the team to their seventh consecutive undefeated conference regular season at 7-0 and NAC Tournament title.
Previously, Lange led the men’s lacrosse programs at NCAA D-III Anna Maria College (2011-2013) and Green Mountain College (2013-2015). Previous to that he was a member of the coaching staff at Wayland High School in Massachusetts, where he was named 2010 Dual County League small division Assistant Coach of the Year.
“I’m really excited to be here,” said Lange. “Having the opportunity to coach in the top collegiate field lacrosse league in Canada is an honour; Coach [Jeremy] Strong has done a fantastic job instilling a positive culture with the group of guys here, and I hope that I’ll be able to build on that and lead the team to success.”
Since moving to Ottawa in early 2019, Lange has immediately inserted himself into the local lacrosse community, by leading the junior varsity Ottawa Nemesis club program to a winning record over the summer and fall tournament circuit.
“We’re very pleased to be bringing on Mark as the team’s new Head Coach,” said club President Adam D’Agostino. “Our goal every year is to compete for the Baggataway Cup, and we believe that Mark’s wealth of lacrosse knowledge and coaching experience are exactly what we need right now to ensure that we can be successful not only in 2020, but moving forward as a program as well.”
Lange played collegiate lacrosse at Curry College in Milton, Mass., from 1999 to 2003 while earning his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with an Elementary Education Certificate. In 2003, he was the Curry College Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Commonwealth Coast Conference Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as well as having been named team captain. He went on to receive his Masters of Education specialising in Severe Special Needs at Simmons College in 2008.
Outgoing Head Coach Jeremy Strong will remain with the team as defensive coordinator.