MARS HILL, N.C. - Brendan Storrier has been named the new Men's Head Lacrosse Coach at Mars Hill University, Athletic Director David Riggins announced today.
Riggins stated, "Brendan Storrier is a perfect fit for the Lions' Lacrosse Program. He brings a track record of not only success but recognizable success having participated in five NCAA Championship contests. He has worked in our geographic footprint, so his success is no secret in the Southeast. It will be fun to watch our program evolve under Brendan's guidance."
Storrier was an assistant at Limestone College, a perennial national DII power in men's lacrosse, from 2010-18. Storrier was also a two-year member of the Saints men's lacrosse program (2008 & 2009).
Storrier has twice been named Assistant Coach of the Year during his tenure with the Saints, earning the distinction from the USILA in 2014 and from the IMLCA in 2017.
Storrier stated, "First, I would like to thank President Tony Floyd and Athletic Director David Riggins for trusting me with the responsibility of leading their men's lacrosse program. I am very excited to be the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Mars Hill University. While visiting campus and meeting with Coach Riggins and the committee, I knew right away I wanted to be a part of Mars Hill University and this athletic department. I am looking forward to working with these young men as we add to an already great foundation of Mars Hill Lacrosse. This is an exciting time for me and my family as we are so proud to be a part of this great Mars Hill community."
In his eight seasons on the sidelines, Limestone has an impressive resume that consists of a 140-18 overall record, a 44-1 mark in Conference Carolinas play, eight straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championships, seven conference tournament titles, seven consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, five National Championship Game appearances, and three NCAA Division II National Championships.
Storrier helped guide the Saints to a third NCAA Division II National Championship in four years during the 2017 season as his offensive unit once again led the nation in scoring with 16.09 goals per game. Limestone also paced the Division II ranks in points (384) and points per game (23.09) while finishing second in total assists (154) and scoring margin (8.14).
He helped mentor a record-breaking offensive unit during the 2016 campaign as the Saints set NCAA Division II benchmarks in wins (21), points (664), goals (424), and assists (240). The 664 points the team recorded that season ranked the highest across all three NCAA Divisions. He coached one the nation's best offensive players in Mike Messenger, the 2016 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player in Division II and the 2016 Lt. J.G. Donald MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the Most Outstanding Midfielder in Division II.
In 2015, he played an important role in guiding the Saints to a second straight NCAA Division II National Championship. Under his guidance that season, Limestone led the nation in several offensive categories: scoring offense, scoring margin, points, points per game, assists, and assists per game.
As a two-year player with the Saints, Storrier helped lead the team to a 22-6 overall record and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. He led Limestone in goals, assists and points both years, tallying 44 goals and 33 assists for 77 points as a junior in 2008 before posting 34 goals, 18 assists and 52 points during his senior campaign.
Storrier was named a USILA Second-Team All-American in 2008 as well as being named the conference Player of the Year. He was a First-Team All-Conference Carolinas selection during both of his seasons with the Blue and Gold and participated in the USILA Division I/II North South Senior All Star game in 2009. He currently ranks 23st all-time in NCAA Division II history with 4.61 career points per game.
The LaFayette, N.Y. native earned a pair of NJCAA All-American selections and helped lead Onondaga Community College to the 2006 National Championship. He was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse Hall of Fame in May 2017.
Storrier and his wife, Hollie, have a daughter, Harper, and they reside in Fletcher, N.C. He graduated from Limestone in 2010 with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.
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