W&L HIRES SESSA AS ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike
Walsh has announced the appointment of Michael Sessa as assistant men's
lacrosse coach. Sessa will begin his duties effective immediately.
"Mike Sessa brings a great deal of playing and coaching
experience to our lacrosse program," said Walsh. "We are pleased
that he will have a chance to work as the offensive coordinator for our
perennially strong lacrosse team."
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to be a part
of the W&L athletic department and men's lacrosse program," said
Sessa. "I'm very much looking forward to working with the players
and I'm eager to begin working towards the upcoming season."
Sessa comes to Washington and Lee after two stints as an
assistant coach at Limestone College.
Sessa served as an assistant coach for the Saints under
Cerino from 1993-2000, culminating in a Division II National Championship
during the 2000 season. As offensive coordinator, he helped Limestone
lead the nation in total goals (314), goals per game (19.6) and scoring
Sessa then coached with Cerino at Charlotte Latin School
for the 2001 season before returning to Limestone for the 2002 season,
again leading the Saints to the Division II National Championship.
"Mike is a proven coach and recruiter with national
championship experience," said W&L Head Coach Mike Cerino. "He
brings a meticulous and detailed approach to coaching that will definitely
be a great benefit to our program. I'm looking forward to having him work
with our offensive players in preparation for the 2004 season."
Sessa holds two bachelor's degrees from Limestone, one in
business (1993) and one in physical education (2002).
As a player, Sessa was a three-year captain and Team MVP
during the 1991 season. He finished his career ranked second on the program's
all-time scoring list.
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