Men's Lacrosse


  Doc Schneider
Doc  Schneider

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Massachusetts '09


Massachusetts Squares Off With Drexel At Garber Field Saturday

Minutemen to challenge the Dragons during a 4 p.m. game on April 18


Final Regular Season Away Game Takes UMass To Hartford

Minutemen and Hawks meet for the 12th time in the series at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11


Massachusetts Contends With Fairfield At McGuirk Saturday

Men's lacrosse plays host to the Stags for a 1 p.m. game on April 4


CAA Road Games Continue For UMass At No. 18 Towson Saturday

Minutemen challenge nationally-ranked Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium


Men's Lacrosse CAA League Play Begins At Hofstra

Minutemen head to Hempstead, New York, for a Saturday, March 21 game at Noon

UMass Men's Lacrosse Player Bio: Doc Schneider

University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse head coach Greg Cannella announced Doc Schneider has returned to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Thursday, Dec. 4. Schneider previously helped Cannella during the 2010-14 seasons after he completed a stellar playing career with the Minutemen from 2006-09.

Schneider will work with the goalies and will assist in on- and off-field game preparations. As an assistant coach from 2010-14, Schneider was responsible for various components of the direction of the defense and goalie units.

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, eventually helping the Toronto Nationals win the MLL Championship alongside former Minuteman Jeff Zywicki. In the championship game, Schneider backstopped the Nationals with 12 saves after picking up the semifinal victory over Long Island.


Doc Schneider's Year-By-Year Coaching Results
Year Position W-L Pct. Season Notes
2010 Assistant Coach 8-6 .571 CAA Tournament Semifinalists
2011 Assistant Coach 10-5 .667 CAA Tournament Finalists
2012 Assistant Coach 15-1 .940 NCAA Tournament Appearance, CAA Champions
2013 Assistant Coach 7-8 .467 CAA Tournament Semifinalists
2014 Assistant Coach 7-6 .538 -
TOTALS Five Years 47-26 .644 1 NCAA Tournament Berth
2 NEILA New England Championships
1 CAA Championship


Saves Per Game Under Doc Schneider
Year National Rank Total
2010 27th 11.07
2011 30th 10.27
2012 21st 11.06
2013 32nd 11.27
2014 41st 10.54


Man-Down Defense Under Doc Schneider
Year National Rank Total
2011 10th .765
2012 7th .759
2013 9th .739
2014 11th .717


Scoring Defense Under Doc Schneider
Year National Rank Total
2012 3rd 7.19
2013 16th 9.07
2014 28th 9.69


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