Minutemen to challenge the Dragons during a 4 p.m. game on April 18
Minutemen and Hawks meet for the 12th time in the series at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11
Men's lacrosse plays host to the Stags for a 1 p.m. game on April 4
Minutemen challenge nationally-ranked Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium
Minutemen head to Hempstead, New York, for a Saturday, March 21 game at Noon
Doc Schneider returned to the University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse sidelines as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2015 season, where he helped fellow assistant Brian Jacovina guide the midfield and attack. A long-time contributor to the Minuteman program as a student-athlete and coach, Schneider previously helped program leader Greg Cannella during the 2010-14 seasons after he completed a stellar playing career with the Minutemen from 2006-09.
In addition to his work with the offense, Schneider helped in all aspects of on- and off-field game preparations as a volunteer in 2015. Prior to the most recent season, Schneider was responsible for various components of the direction of the defense and goalie units during the 2010-14 seasons.
Through Schneider's tutelage, three-year starter Tim McCormack developed into a USILA All-American and First Team All-New England selection at goalie in 2012. Schneider simultaneously coached the Minutemen defense, including the man-down unit, which featured all-America selections Jake Smith (2012-13), Tom Celentani (2012) and Diogo Godoi (2010).
Schneider returns to the coaching ranks after he pursued opportunities in the private sector following the completion of the 2014 collegiate lacrosse season.
As a student-athlete at Massachusetts, Schneider was a four-year starter from 2006-09, racking up the second-most saves in program history (753). Schneider owned a 7.98 goals-against average and .611 save percentage for his career while earning 34 victories in net. A 2009 USILA All-American and Tewaaraton Award finalist, the Massapequa, New York, native, also received all-New England honors on four occasions, competed in the USILA North-South All Star Game and was named the ECAC Goalie of the Year as a senior.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Schneider was the highest drafted goalie in Major League Lacrosse during 2009, when he eventually helped the Toronto Nationals win the MLL Championship alongside former Minuteman Jeff Zywicki. In the championship game, Schneider backstopped the Nationals with 12 saves after he picked up the semifinal victory over Long Island.
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